9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Lory's Place Meeting, New Tech Conference Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Spring Fling Do-wop Thing - rehearsal starts at noon
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Senior Athletic Banquet, Cafeteria
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 4-19-18
For the month of April, the quality we're promoting is Energetic. A few of our Students and Staff of the Month who have been nominated for displaying this characteristic are Chase Bruckner, Kendall Whitelow, and Mrs. Adams-Bondy. Congratulations!
The Girls Varsity Basketball team earned Honorable Mention Team Academic All-State with a G.P.A. of 3.5, congratulations!
Prom is tomorrow (April 20th) at the Palais Royale in South Bend from 8pm until midnight. There will be a professional photographer if you would like to take pictures. Also, there will be an ice cream sundae bar and a nacho bar so save room for desserts and snacks!
Tickets will not be sold at school tomorrow. You will have to purchase tickets at the door for $60 if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet.
**A reminder for students who purchased prom tickets: You cannot give / sell tickets to other students who have not purchased them. Each ticket is numbered and tied to a name. Any person trying to use a ticket that is not in his or her name will not be admitted to prom. The only person that can use that ticket is the person whose name was given at the time of purchase. If you have any questions, you will need to see Ms. Thompson today. Also don't forget to bring your picture ID for entrance. Hopefully the teachers taking tickets will recognize you but if they don't you will need an ID to get in (both current students AND guests!).
There are currently only a guaranteed 34 yearbooks left that can be ordered. You can order online at yearbooksforever.com (enter Niles High School) or get an order form from the office. Mr. Hawley was able to get the Online ordering extended until May 1st.
The FFA awards banquet will be on May 11th at 6:30pm. If you have someone you would like to attend, come get an invitation, they are posted in the Ag room.
SCHOLARSHIP - United Way
Seniors, The United Way of Southwest Michigan has a scholarship opportunity available for you. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism through: Innovation, Dedication, and Advocacy for Community Improvement. The application deadline is May 4th. For more information and to submit your application go to: http://www.uwsm.org/live-united-youth-award
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
The College and Career Center has received a lot of information about summer opportunities. If you are interested in exploring exciting ways to spend your summer, please stop in and ask Mrs. Busby or Ms. Freeze.
MDOT STUDENT OPPORTUNITY
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is looking to employ students over the age of 16 for crews that will work Monday through Wednesday and participate in a variety of field trips on Thursdays and Fridays. This Youth Development and Mentoring Program is hiring for paid positions. You must provide a letter of recommendation and a transcript showing a cumulative gpa of 2.5 or higher. If you are interested in learning more about this summer work experience opportunity and how to apply, please stop in the Cyber Cafe to see Mrs. Busby or Ms. Freeze.
Check out nilesathletics.com for all things Niles Sports!
Monday, April 16th - CANCELLED
Track: Girls and Boys Varsity away @ Kalamazoo Central 4:00pm
Baseball: Varsity vs Vicksburg @ Notre Dame 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 17th - CANCELLED
Softball: Varsity home vs Mattawan, 4:00pm. JV away @ South Haven, 4:00pm. Bus leaves 2:15pm.
Baseball: Varsity home vs Mattawan, 4:00pm. JV away @ Mattawan, 4:00pm. Bus leaves 2:00pm.
**All teams will practice as usual unless told differently. Tennis will NOT practice tonight!
Wednesday, April 18th
Girls Tennis: Varsity home vs Gull Lake 4:00pm moved to 4/26/18
Girls Soccer: Away @ Gull Lake. Varsity 6:30pm, JV 5:00pm. Bus leaves 2:15pm
Softball: Varsity home vs Bridgman 4:15pm Cancelled
** JV baseball practice is cancelled for tonight
Thursday, April 19th
Girls Tennis: Away. 2:00pm @ Battle Creek Central and 4:00pm @ Battle Creek Lakeview. Bus leaves NHS @ 11:45am.
Girls Soccer: Home vs Portage Central. Varsity 5:30pm, JV 4:00pm.
Softball: JV home vs Parchment 4:15pm
Friday, April 20th
Saturday, April 21st
Boys Golf: Away @ Berrien Springs Scramble at Indian Lake 9:00am
Monday, April 23rd
Boys Golf: Home vs SMAC West Division meet 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 24th
Wednesday, April 25th
Thursday, April 26th
Girls Tennis: Varsity home vs Gull Lake 4:00pm
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.
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.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS/CLUBS:
Art Club: Every Tuesday 3:00 - 4:30pm. 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
Future Health Professionals (HOSA): Meetings will be scheduled as needed by team or Mrs. Mann.
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
Berrien County Health Dept. offers free hearing and vision screening for kindergarten students. Kindergarten students are required to have these screenings before school begins.
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.”