6:00 PM - 7:00 PM New Tech Dual Enrollment for 10th Grade Parents, Sophomore Studios
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lory's Place Meeting, New Tech Conference Room
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Winter Formal, Blue Herron at Blackthorn
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Blossomtime Dance Practice, Cafeteria & Hallway
Viking Pride! It is more than what we do on the athletic field or court. It epitomizes how we feel about being part of the Niles community. Niles is a great place to live. It is also a great place to learn, to play and to be. Viking Pride embodies how we feel about ourselves and our community. Niles Community Schools, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to inspiring and preparing all learners through diverse opportunities to challenge the present and enrich the future. Viking Pride is Alive!
Announcements for 1-17-18
WINTER FORMAL GUEST PASSES
Any student who is bringing a guest to Winter Formal MUST have a guest pass approved. DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to do this. Last year we had to turn away students from the door and do not want to go through that again this year. Get your guest passes taken care of now! Don't forget that guest passes must be accompanied by a copy of a picture ID or license for the guest when the pass is turned in for approval. Many of you are forgetting and your passes can't be approved until we have the picture.
If you have an online class on your second-semester schedule, see Mrs. Hein in the Hunter Lab to get enrolled. If you enroll this week, your course will be ready to begin on Monday.
FFA Chapter meeting today (Wednesday 1/17) in room 76 after school. We will be carrying out the greenhand degree ceremony and distributing pins and certificates. Refreshments will be provided. Practices will immediately follow the meeting.
COLLEGE OPTIONS MEETING
There will be a meeting in the library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 17 for any sophomore or junior who is interested in learning about the Early College Academy at LMC and dual enrollment at SMC. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Porter
5th YEAR APPLICATIONS
Early/Middle College, or the 5th year program applications have been out and are due back to Ms. Rinehart by Friday, January 19th. There are no exceptions. Please visit www.berrienresa.org/emc to print an application or find them on the resource shelves in the Guidance area of the main office.
NHS CULINARY AT HUNTER ICE FEST
Come support our Niles High School Culinary department at the Hunter Ice Festival Chili Cook-off on Sunday, January 21. The NHS Culinary team will be set up at Inertia Cycleworks.
PROJECT GRADUATION REVERSE RAFFLE
Tickets are now available for the Niles Project Graduation Reverse Raffle on Saturday, January 20th at 7PM at the Fifty 5 in Niles. There will be a Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Music and more! Last number called wins the grand prize of $300!!! Contact Beth Altergott at 269-757-2389 for tickets.
Professional Health Careers Academy is one of our off campus career tech ed courses. It covers a variety of medical field services. The application is now available across from Mrs. Matthews desk. Applications are due to Ms. Rinehart by Wednesday, February 28th.
SENIOR PHOTO BOARD - Deadline Friday, January 19!
Seniors, please bring in two pictures of your self - a current one and a baby picture. Ms. Fletcher in the main office will make copies and give you your original back. If you prefer to email them, send them to Mrs. Matthews at email@example.com
STUDENTS TAKING COLLEGE CLASSES
Niles students taking college classes - your textbooks need to be taken care of ASAP. Rented textbooks go back to the college bookstore and purchased textbooks go to Mrs. Matthews in the high school main office. There is a sign on her desk with book return directions.
Winter Formal is Saturday January 27th at the Blue Heron. Tickets will go on sale next week for $20 at both lunches. After break the ticket price will increase to $25, then $30 the week of formal. This year the theme will be Snowball.
PROJECT GRADUATION - TRIVIA NIGHT!
Supporters of Niles High School Project Graduation! Mark your calendars and grab your thinking caps for “Trivia Night 2018”. This year’s fun-filled event will be held Saturday, February 10th at the Morris Supper Club, 6:30 pm – 11 pm. $120 per table of ten. BYOSnacks. Reserve your table by contacting Krista Hainey at 269-845-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior pictures for the yearbook were due November 15th. Pictures can still be emailed to Mr. Hawley email@example.com or a hard copy brought to him. A fee of $5 is assessed for all late submissions.
Order your 2018 Niles High School yearbook, the price of a yearbook is $55. Remember your days at NHS for years to come. Ordering is easy! There are two options available. Buy online with a credit card or PayPal at yearbookforever.com – enter Niles High School. You can also stop by the High School or New Tech office for an order form when you’re ready to purchase. (Online ordering ends March 15th)
Seniors, remember if you are requesting transcripts and your college or university wants to see first semester grades you need to select the “hold for grades” option in Parchment. See Mrs. Matthews in the main office if you have any questions.
LMC SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE
Nathan Swords, from LMC Admissions, will be at our boys' basketball game Friday January 19 when the Vikings take on the Lakeshore Lancers! He will be raffling off $250 scholarships for 2 lucky seniors who are headed to LMC. If you want to throw your hat in the ring, come sign up in the Cyber Cafe anytime between now and Friday the 19th. All Niles seniors are eligible to enter. You must be present at the basketball game to win. So, come celebrate the end of the semester, cheer on your Viking basketball team, and enter for a chance to win a $250 scholarship!
Check out nilesathletics.com for all things Niles Sports!
Football workouts are from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Meet in the weight room. See Coach Sassano or Coach Depoy with any questions.
Tuesday and Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm in the weight room for anyone interested in playing softball. Workouts also offered Sundays in the Aux Gym from 1-4pm, first come first serve. Sign up sheets are available in the main office with Mrs. Smuda, you must sign up by 1pm on Friday before each session.
The weight room will be open to all Niles High School students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6am-7am (when school is in session). See Mr. Grayson with any questions.
Monday, January 15
Tuesday, January 16
Boys Basketball: home vs Dowagiac. Varsity 7:15pm, JV 5:45pm, Freshman 4:15pm
Theme for tonight - NEON!
Wednesday, January 17
Wrestling: @ Portage Northern. Varsity @ 6:30pm, JV @6:00pm. Bus leaves 4:15pm.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS/CLUBS:
Art Club: Please email Peter Helm firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Daughters of Finesse: Please email Lisa Busby email@example.com for details
FFA: Future Farms of America. Will meet the second Wednesday of each month, after school in room 76. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Footprints: Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday after school. Please email Jeth Kyles email@example.com for details
Gamers Guild: Meets every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 in the library. Please email David Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Key Club: Meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 A.M. in the Hunter Lab.
Michigan West Wrestling Club: Meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:00-8:30pm
Niles Huddle: (An FCA Club) Meets every Friday during 1st lunch and again during 2nd lunch in studio 2. Please email email@example.com
Robotics Team: (The Nordic Knights) Will meet on an every other week basis until mid December. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Science Olympiad: Please email Jake Vershueren at email@example.com for details. Meeting schedule: Dec 5th, 11th & 19th, Jan 9th, 15th, 23rd, & 29th, Feb 6th, 12th, 20th, 26th.
Spanish & French Club: Meets every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month in room 70. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Stage Crew: No regular meetings. Will be scheduled by Mr. Babler as needed
W.O.R.D Club: Writers' or/and Readers' Delegation will meet after school until 4 p.m. Fridays, beginning Nov. 10. This is a creative writing and a book-club as well. Please contact email@example.com for details.
Yoga Club: Will meet every Tuesday in Studio 3 after school. You can join anytime. Comfortable clothes are recommended
When it comes to severe weather and the potential for a school closure, I know that the sooner the decision is made the better for staff, students, and parents. Typically, we make a decision to close for inclement weather collectively with Brandywine and Buchanan. Our goal is to make this decision before 6:00am. (More)
After months of gathering information from community stakeholders through surveys, workshops, forums and other means, leaders of the Niles Community Schools district have developed a new strategic plan that will help guide the district in reaching future goals. On February 1, 2016, the Niles school board ratified the plan by approving the district’s new mission statement, vision statement, beliefs and goal statements — all of which are components of the strategic plan. “To use a Viking analogy, we wanted everybody to have their oars in the water at the same time and all pulling together,” said Greg O’Toole, school board president. “I think this was critical to getting to that point.”