4:30 PM 7th & 8th gr. Girls BB @ BH (A)
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
4:00 PM 7th & 8th gr Girls BB vs BS (H)
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!
IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! Chess Club for tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 16th, has been cancelled for tonight. This has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, Jan 23rd.
If you are interested in Wrestling, practice is everyday from 2:35-5:00. If there is a half day or no school, there will not be practice. You must have a current physical on file, dated on or after April 15th of 2017. Contact Dan Sierra with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Meet is January 11th, 4:00 at Dowagiac Middle School. For all wrestling grades.
GIRLS 7th & 8th Grade BASKETBALL Practices will be as follows......
8th Grade Monday thru Thursday 4:30-6:00
7th Grade Monday thru Thursday 3:00-4:30
Indoor Walking Set For Winter Months
The Niles Community Schools has set the following schedule for citizens to use the schools for walking exercise during the winter months.
Indoor walking will start on Monday, November 27, 2017, and conclude on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the following buildings:
Please note that with construction projects taking place, it may limit or shorten the walking space that is available.
The buildings will not be open for walking during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks, parent/teacher conferences, and other days that there may be school-wide events.
If citizens have any questions, they may call 683-0732.
RING LARDNER will be offering two new programs for our students. Beginning Tuesday, November 14th, we will introduce “STUDY TABLES” and “Y-CLUB”. These programs will be open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
**Parents will need to provide their own transportation before school for their child.
After school transportation will provided with the following conditions;
Students must already ride a bus, must be “in district”, must sign-up on the “sign-up” sheet by NOON the day of the after school program. This process must be followed each Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday. NO Exceptions to this process. LATE Sign-ups WILL NOT be
Study Tables may be either voluntary or assigned. The premise is to allow students to gain opportunities to get homework help so that they can be academically successful. We are offering Study Tables after school Tuesday through Thursday (2:45pm-3:30pm) AND in the morning Tuesday through Friday (6:30am-7:15am).
In addition to the morning Study Tables, we will also partner with the YMCA to offer morning physical activity (Yoga, Barre, speed ball, etc.) for students. Students will be allowed into the building at 6:30 and they will participate in a 15-20 minute session and then they will go to Study Tables. Students who do not want to participate in Study Tables will also be allowed to do a second session of physical activity.
*IMPORTANT- ALL Morning Study Table/Y-Club sessions are held in the cafeteria, Students must be dropped off and enter through the Gymnasium Doors.*
**If your student will be attending the Morning Study Tables and/or Y-Club AM Program-please, ALL Study tables will be held in the cafeteria
Notify Transportation at 269-684-1420 that your student will not be at the bus stop.**
To all of you ART CLUB members Please note the following dates for meetings, and as always, DO SOME GREAT THINGS.
6th Grade dates, Nov 9, Nov 30, Dec 14.
7th & 8th Grade dates, Nov 16, Dec 7, Dec 21. There will be more dates posted for 2018
Welcome to Ring Lardner Game Club!!!!!!
Beginning Tuesday, November 14. Bring a friend and play classic and card games like Checkers, Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Rummy, Uno, Go-Fish, War and Skip-Bo. All grades are welcome. The dates for the remainder of the year are as follows....Nov 14, Nov 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. These are all in Mr. Runkles room 15.
CHESS CLUB open to all grades. No experience....No problem. The first meeting is Tuesday, November 7, after school for an hour in room 19 (Mr. Bigelow). Here are the rest of the dates for this year, Nov 7, Nov 28, Dec 12, Jan 16, 2018, Jan 30, 2018, February 6, 2018, February 27, 2018, and March 6, 2018. Spring meetings.....TBA
Bus Route Students Please Take Note of the Bus Procedures, Some are new.
1) Students that ride the bus from school to home routes need to ride a shuttle bus over to the high school. Walking from Ring Lardner to the High school is not permitted.
2) Students are to ride their assigned route bus if available at RL as a shuttle to the high school.
(Students have been allowed to ride any shuttle to the HS. This has changed, if available as a shuttle, they are to get on the bus they take home.
3) Once a student boards a shuttle bus they must ride that bus to the high school. Shuttle buses that are full will close their doors. There will be no getting off the bus prior to departure unless the driver or the school administration determines it is necessary.
4) Upon bus arrival at the High School, all transfer students will be stay on the bus until High School dismissal bell rings. (This has not been the case in the past)
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.”
Ring Lardner Middle School serves 655 students in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth. Built in 1965, our school was named in honor of Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, who in the 1920's was one of America's best-known journalists and writers.