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!
Girls MS basketball open gym at Ring Lardner on Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm for current 5th through 8th grade girls beginning May 14th. All girls interested in basketball are welcome.
Joan Schmidt and Bill Prenkert Volunteer Award
Every year at this time we pass out our application for the Joan Schmidt and Bill Prenkert Volunteer awards. This award is given to one boy and one girl every year that shows ECS charter traits. We are looking for someone who is responsible, respectful, resilient, trustworthy, has great work ethic, collaborates, and most of all volunteerism.
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.”