Eastside Connections School

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  • Viking Pride!

    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!

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  • Openings are still available for any 6th, 7th or 8th grade boy that is interested in playing socceer.  For more information please click on the "Soccer Information" below.  If you would like to register for soccer please click on the "Soccer Registration Form" below.

    Soccer Information

    Soccer Registration Form

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  • Niles Community Schools

    Welcome to Eastside Connections School 
    315 N. 14th Street
    Niles, MI 49120
     (269) 683-2585
    Joe Racht, Principal
    Respect ~ Responsibility ~ Resilience
    Eastside Connections School (ECS) offers an opportunity for students to participate in a project based learning environment from kindergarten through eighth grade.  We take pride in offering a myriad of musical opportunities and integrated specials, along with numerous after school activities such as our STEM Academy.  Student academic assessment is done using a variety of sources that include DIBELS, NWEA, M-STEP, and curriculum assessment tests. 
    Project Based Learning 
    ECS provides a unique learning experience focused on Problem/Project Based Learning. Students in all grades integrate content areas into all aspects of learning. Final projects are presented to an audience encompassing the 21st Century Skills of information literacy, technological literacy, scientific literacy, cultural literacy, inventive thinking, interactive communication, and the expectation of quality results.  Eastside Connections School facilitators are Problem and Project Based Learning Certified.
    ECS students are required to wear uniforms consisting of navy blue, golden yellow, or white polo shirts with khaki, black or navy blue pants, skirts or jumpers.
    Eastside Connections School does not offer transportation for its students. Parents are required to drop off and pick up each day.
    We know that attendance is vital to our learners' academic success and require that students maintain a 90% on time and 90% attendance status to retain their ECS placement.
    As we believe the partnership we have with our families and our community contributes to the foundation of our learners' success, school and/or community volunteerism is required for families wishing to enroll their children at Eastside Connections School. 
    ECS Commitment
    Students attending ECS will participate in a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility. Students will be held to a high academic expectation as well as a high behavioral expectation. 

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