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March 27, 2015
*In Honor of National Women’s History Month
Quote for the day… "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank
Have you turned in your Course Selection Sheet?
If you have not turned in your Course Selection Sheet for next year, it is IMPERATIVE, IMPORTANT, A REALLY BIG DEAL that you do so immediately. It needs a signature and your top choices and a couple alternatives. It is your best chance at getting the classes you want and being able to change your mind. If Ms. Rinehart doesn't have your choices, she will make them for you, and you will likely be stuck with those since you didn't offer your opinion.
Make-Up Snow Days
We will be adding two days on to the end of our school year
due to the school closings we have had this year as a result of inclement
weather. The additions will be as follows:
2nd Semester Final Exam Schedule
Because of the make-up snow days, the revised final exam schedule for NHS is as follows:
1st & 4th period - Friday, June 5th
2nd & 5th period - Monday, June 8th
3rd & 6th period - Tuesday, June 9th
Make-up final exams are always held after school is out. Students are held accountable for coming in on their own time within the following week of the last day of school.
Congratulations Catherine Awad
Congratulations to Catherine Awad for being selected to participate in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band. Catherine was awarded this opportunity for her score of 99 at MSBOA's State Solo and Ensemble. She will travel Western Michigan University on May 7th, and the concert will be on May 9th at 2pm. This is one of the highest honors a Michigan High School band member can receive. Congrats and Good Luck to Catherine Awad.
Niles Band Fundraiser - Then and Now - An evening out for parents!
Come for a nice dinner and an evening of music brought to you by "The Sixth Generation" from 6-11pm at the Niles Elks Lodge on April 11th. All proceeds will go towards the Niles Community Schools Band Program. Tickets are $35 each. Please see Mr. Doe for tickets and purchasing information.
Prom tickets will be going on sale the week after spring break. The earlier you purchase them, the cheaper they will be. Tickets purchased by Friday April 10th will be $30 each. Tickets sold from Monday April 13th through Wednesday April 22th will be $40. Tickets Purchased Thursday and Friday right before prom will be $50. Get them early and save some cash.
Prom Guest Passes are available for pick up outside Ms. Thompson's room 51. All guest passes must be turned in by Wednesday April 22nd at 2:32 pm to the office. You must have a guest pass for anyone who is not a NHS / NNT / WAY / Cedar Lane student. Also you must be in good standing in order to purchase tickets.
Going to prom and want a discount on your tux rental or prom dress? See Mrs. DeJong in the College and Career Center for a free discount card.
Students - with warmer weather approaching, we want to remind you of our dress code. No short shorts or short skirts, no leggings or tights without a tunic or skirt to cover, and no tank tops or spaghetti strapped tops. Students with dress code violations will be asked to change immediately or sent home.
Relay For Life
The Niles- Buchanan Relay for Life will be held at Niles High School, July 18th from 10am-midnight. Yes, the relay is during the summer. However, there are various ways to support our team, whether it's fundraising or walking during the relay. If you are interested in joining and/or supporting our Niles High School Team please sign up at:
If you have any questions or would like to become more involved, contact Katie Czirr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbooks are still available to purchase. Make sure to order yours at yearbooksforever.com or contact Mr.
Hawley. Have your ordered your 2015
Yearbook yet? You don't want to miss out
on this memorable piece of your high school history.
Take It All When The Bell Rings (2/9)
Students, please remember to remove all items from your locker you will need for the rest of the day when the bell rings for dismissal at 2:32. Custodians will no longer be available to unlock gates for you to access lockers or classrooms.
No loitering in the building after school…
As noted in the NHS Handbook under General Behavior Expectations, “Students are not to loiter in the building after 2:32 p.m. When in the building after 2:32 students are to be with a supervised activity. Any student remaining on school property after dismissal must be supervised by school personnel.”
Board of Education Meeting Locations Change
The Niles Community Schools Board of Education has changed the location of the following meetings:
April 6, 2015 – Niles High School
April 20, 2015 – Southside School
The meetings will begin at the originally scheduled time of 6:00 p.m.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be offering free tax preparation service for households whose income was less than $53,000 in 2014. This service is provided by a Partnership between United Way of Southwest Michigan and Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency. There are various locations to choose from and it is strongly recommended you schedule an appointment.
For detailed information, call the location nearest you.
The Orchards Mall – Benton Harbor, MI – Dial 211 and follow the prompts
Niles District Library – Niles, MI - Dial 211 and follow the prompts
Cass District Library – Cassopolis, MI - Dial 211 and follow the prompts
Southwestern Michigan College – Dowagiac, MI - Dial 211 and follow the prompts
Andrews University – Berrien Springs, MI - Dial (269) 471.3632
Berrien Springs Community Library – Berrien Springs, MI - Dial (269) 471.7074.
College and Career Center
*Dairy Queen is open today from 11-10 for it’s first day. They are holding interviews for new staff on Monday and making calls to set them up tonight.
Have you always wanted to go to a summer leadership camp,
but have not been able to afford it? Michigan Youth Leadership Training
Camp in Greenville, MI is being offered for $20. Fill out the on-line
application today. Space is limited.
Sign up before June
1st. www.miylt.org 2015 Application listed
There is a new regional scholarship. Circle of Friends- for any senior with a 2.5+GPA. Pick up the application in the College & Career Center.
Come shop for a FREE Prom Dress. Sponsored by The Junior League of South Bend and Ziker Cleaners. This Princess for a night event takes place at the Century Center in South Bend on March 28h from 8am-Noon. Bring your student ID.
DATE CHANGE: The Senior Panoramic date has been changed to Friday, April 10th at 2PM. Please see Mr. Hawley if you have any questions. Remember your money is due that today to the respective Lifetouch Picture representatives. If you still need a form, check with Mr. Hawley.
Seniors who applied to SMC - there will be a registration field trip on Wed. April 8th. We will take the Compass (if needed), register for classes, and get our College ID. Pick up your permission slip in the College & Career Center today and return by Friday.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 22nd. This is the day during your lunch that Jostens will be here to pass out caps and gowns by the cafeteria. Contact Mr. Hawley if you have questions."
Clubs ‘N Such
National Honor Society
Any junior or senior with a GPA of at least 3.20 should be getting a letter in the mail this week regarding National Honor Society selections. If you are interested in more information and would like to pick up the selection materials, please see Ms. Thompson in room 51. Materials are due back to her by Wednesday, April 8th, at 7:25 am.
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs at IU-South Bend
Indiana University South Bend is offering reading programs this summer for children 4 years old through adult. These programs include both reading skills and speed reading programs. For detailed information, please call 1-800-978-9596.
Ecology Club meets Tuesday.
Science Olympiad meets Thursday.
Daughters of Finesse
Daughters of Finesse will not meet today.
Grief Support Group
Niles High School will be offering a support group for students who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or other significant person in their lives. A staff member from Lory’s Place will facilitate the grief support group at NHS. Lory’s Place is a Grief Healing and Education Center, located in St. Joseph, MI. Grab an application from the office. See Mrs. Langmeyer for more information.
"Dress Up" for game day
Dear parents of student athletes - We like to encourage our students to dress up on days of their games as we want them to represent our school as leaders who are dressed for success. We appreciate your support with this to encourage our students to wear "Business Professional" attire only. In other words, business attire like they would wear to an interview. Thank you for your support.
Contact Mrs. Smuda to purchase your Viking Gear via phone 269-683-2894 Ext. 302, via email at email@example.com , or stop in the office with questions or make a purchase.
-Grey Hoodies and Grey Crew neck sweatshirts $35 each
-Navy Crew Neck sweatshirts $35
The sweatshirts are the tackle-twill lettering—i.e., sewn on Niles Vikings not a screen print.
-Adidas Dri Fit grey and navy t-shirts--$25 Niles Athletics
-Adidas T Shirt $15 Niles Vikings
-Winter hats $10
There will be no holding of gear! Gear will be issued upon receipt of payment.
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Huntingtons Fundraiser, Both Gyms