Robin Hadrick, Principal
Adrienne Blanton and Chris Porter, Assistant Principals



For over 50 years, students at Niles High have worked hard to achieve and explore their unique potential. In partnership with a supportive community, and under the guidance of dedicated educators and staff, our students continue to carry on a tradition of academic excellence. At Niles, we take pride in our diverse student population and provide opportunities for all students to succeed in a comprehensive academic program, as well as in a wide variety of sports and co-curricular activities.

We value the communication we have within our school, with our families, and with our community. For further questions, please feel free to contact us at 683-2894.



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    Announcements

    Tuesday

    January 27, 2015

     

    Online Class Schedules

    If you are scheduled for a second semester online class, see Mrs. Hein in the Hunter Lab to fill out your enrollment paperwork.  Enroll now or you may not be able to get the class you want!

     

    Reminder…

    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.”

     

    Winter Reminders Provided by Mr. Vota…

    “Just a few reminders to maintain our safety and safety of the learners as we all bear these cold temperatures and ever changing road conditions:

    1.  If at all possible, wear bright colors when going to the bus stop and walk on sidewalks and not the street.  You want to remain as visible to drivers as possible.

    2.  Keep jackets, gloves, shoes, socks, and hats dry so that they can provide an effective barrier against the elements.  When we experience extreme wind chills minimize the amount of skin exposed to the air.

    3.  If driving, don't rush.  Give yourself a little extra following distance and stopping time.  You never know when you will encounter slick road conditions with freezing temperatures.

    3.  If dropping off a learner, please use 14th street.  Cars are not to enter the bus lot for the safety of the learners and staff entering the building.  We will keep multiple walkways shoveled along the road for drop off.

    4.  If arriving late, drop off in front of the building at the main office.  Check in with the secretary and she will write you a pass to class.  Ms. Mason will not open the door once it is locked at 7:25.”

     

    PHCA Applications

    Applications for the PHCA class are here.  If you are interested in a career in the Health Care Field and would like an application or have questions, please see Mr. Ramirez for.  The applications are due February 27th.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Ramirez.  

     

    College and Career Center
    Honor Credit Union is looking for someone to create a short video to be featured in their advertising.  If your video gets selected, you win money for our school. For details check out honorcu.com>what's new>video challenge 

    Are you interested in summer learning and leadership opportunities?  Check in the College and Career Center.  Deadlines for some events are already approaching...

    Upcoming College Visits at NHS 

    Wednesday- Jan 28th - Southwestern Michigan College- Lunch Visit


    Seniors, did you apply to LMC or SMC?  If you did not fill out their scholarship application, plan to do so at their scheduled visits the week of Jan 26th

     

    Parents of Seniors - Would you like assistance in getting the FAFSA.GOV filled out?  There will be two local events to assist.  February 8th 2-4 at LMC-Benton Harbor, February 22nd 2-4 at SMC-Dowagiac - see www.michigangoal.org for more info. We will also be hosting a session at the high school during conferences- stay tuned for more details. 

     

    Classmen

    Seniors

    Your Senior Photo for the Yearbook is posted outside Mr. Hawley's studio. If you notice an error in spelling or incorrect photo, please communicate this to be corrected. You have until Friday, January 30th to correct the possible mistake.

     

    Attention Seniors, the final deadline for accepting Senior Ads will be Monday, February 16th.  Please disregard the date on the form.  Again, the deadline date for accepting Senior Ads will be Monday, February 16th

     

    Seniors, the 2nd semester class meeting you must attend is on Friday January 30th held 1st and 5th hour. 

     

    Seniors, if you applied to Lake Michigan College and have not received your acceptance letter in the mail, please come see Mrs. DeJong ASAP. 

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    Seniors- did you receive College acceptance letters over break?  If so, let Mrs. DeJong know so we can get you listed on the Wall of Acceptance.  If you have a copy of your acceptance letter, bring that in too!  Congratulations! 

     

    *Juniors

    Juniors will be working on the hallways decorations everyday after school this week...go to room 41 if you want to help!

     

    *Sophomores

    Sophomores, we will meet in Studio 9 today after school to pick our Homecoming destination theme.

     

    *Freshmen

    Freshmen - help is needed with supplies and decorating the Homecoming Banner on Friday afterschool and Saturday morning.  See Mrs. DeJong in the Cyber Cafe ASAP if you can help!

     Clubs ‘N Such

    *BPA Meeting

    Attention BPA members - we will have a meeting after school Wednesday, January 28th in room 71.  

     

    *N-Club

    Meeting Wednesday, January 28th,  after school in room 38 about up coming events. Please show up we need your input.

     

    *Athletic Boosters Meeting

    Niles Athletic Boosters meeting for February will be held Monday February 16th at 6:30 pm in the Cyber Café.  Please put it on your calendars and plan to meet us there!!

     

    *Student Council

    Student Council will be having a meeting Thursday (1/29/15) after school in Room 50 to prepare for our Homecoming Pep Rally.  Please plan on attending.

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    Yearbooks

    Yearbooks are now $55. You can still order online or by talking to Mr. Hawley.

     

    Daughters of Finesse

    Daughters of Finesse will meet on Tuesdays at 2:45pm in the Cyber Café.  Come on out and join in the fun of learning about and preparing for adult life!

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    Science Clubs

    Ecology Club meets Tuesday.

    Science Olympiad meets Thursday.

     

    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.  The grief support group at our school will be facilitated by a staff member from Lory’s Place.  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.

     

    Athletics

    Women’s Soccer

    Women's soccer will have Monday workouts at Oak Manor gym from 5-6:30 pm.    Also, workouts are in progress at the St. Joe Kickers club on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm.  ​​All girls interested in playing soccer this spring are encouraged to attend.  Please bring dry tennis shoes to workout in.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Schau.

     

    Viking Gear on Sale

    Contact Mrs. Smuda to purchase your Viking Gear via phone 269-683-2894 Ext. 302, via email at cathy.smuda@nilesschools.org , or stop in the office Description: https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifwith 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

    Please, no holding of gear.  Gear will be issued upon payment.

    Athletic Events

    Tuesday

    4:15 pm Freshman Girls Basketball vs Kalamazoo CentralHS HOME

    5:45 pm Junior Varsity Girls Basketball vs Kalamazoo Central HS HOME

     7:00 pm Varsity Girls Basketball vs Kalamazoo Central HS HOME

     

    4:15 pm Freshman Boys Basketball vs Kalamazoo Central HS AWAY

    5:45 pm Junior Varsity BoysBasketball vs Kalamazoo CentralHS AWAY

    7:00 pm Varsity Boys Basketball vs Kalamazoo Central HS AWAY

    Cl Rel 2:00 pm  - Bus 2:15 pm

     

    Wednesday

    4:30 pm Varsity Competitive Cheer vs Berrien Springs Rock the House AWAY

    Bus 3:30 pm

     

    5:00 pm Varsity Wrestling vs SMAC @ Lakeshore vs BCL/BCC AWAY

    Bus 3:30 pm

     

    Thursday

    4:15 pm Freshman Boys Basketball vs Benton Harbor HS HOME

     5:45 pm Junior Varsity Boys Basketball vs Benton Harbor HS HOME

     

    4:15 pm Freshman Girls Basketball vs Benton Harbor HS AWAY

    5:45 pm Junior Varsity Girls Basketball vs Benton Harbor HS AWAY

    Bus 2:45 pm

     

    Friday

    5:45 pm Varsity Girls Basketball vs Benton Harbor HS AWAY

    7:00 pm Varsity Boys Basketball vs Benton Harbor HS AWAY

    Bus 4:00 pm

     

    Saturday

    9:30 am Varsity Wrestling vsBerrien County Invitational AWAY

     

    11:00 am Varsity Boys Bowling vs Niles HS HOME

    11:00 am Varsity Girls Bowling vs South Haven HS HOME

     

    2:00 pm Varsity Boys Bowling vs South Haven HS HOME

    2:00 pm Varsity Girls Bowling vs Niles HS HOME


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