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.
To support our VIKING PRIDE, we're honoring multiple students of the month who have been nominated by our teachers. For the month of November, the quality we're promoting is "inquisitive," and one of our students of the month who has displayed this characteristic is 9th grader Alex Huffman. Congratulations, Alex!
Stop by room 73 to sign up to volunteer at the YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run. Lots of shifts to cover.
If you ordered a LOVE Viking shirt, stop by room 73 and pick it up! If you still want to order one, stop by and get an order form this week.
Also, mark on your calendars Dec. 5th. More info. to come!
Senior Pictures were due to Mr. Hawley November 13th. If there are any questions, please e-mail him at email@example.com
Any student looking to volunteer, see Mrs. Young in room 73 for YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run information. There are still many volunteer spots to fill!
Next meeting will be Monday, November 30th at 6:30pm in the library
Student Council's second blood drive of the year will be the Wednesday after Thanksgiving (12/2). See Mr. Jepkema before or after school to sign up for your time to donate. Donors receive a free T-Shirt and a donation of $5 is made towards student council!
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
National Honor Society members, there will be a meeting at 6:45 am in Ms. Thompson's room (51) on Tuesday regarding our holiday service project. All members are expected to attend.
Seniors, if you did not go to one of the senior meetings this week, please see Mr. Porter or Mrs. Runkle before December 2. The Jostens rep will be back on December 2 and 3 to pick up order forms for your cap and gown
There were a few extra class t-shirts for those interested. See Mr. Hawley. Cost is $10.
EXTENDED DAY TUTORING
Remember! Extended day tutoring is open and free to any student wishing to receive extra help with their studies. Students will need to check-in with Mrs. Isabel in the Cafeteria at 2:40, tutoring runs from 2:40 - 3:40 Monday - Friday.
SPANISH AND FRENCH CLUBS
Both clubs are learning a lot about the culture, music, dance, art, politics and current news for their respective club. There is trip planning in the works, museums, restaurants, skyping with schools in Spain and Paris and pen pals… don’t miss out!
Order forms for senior ads are now out. The sooner you turn them in the better! Contact Mr. Hawley for a form if you need one emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2016 Yearbook forms are available in the office or you can order online. Yearbooks are $50. Contact email@example.com with any questions
If the visit time is during lunch you do not need a pass. If the visit is at another time, then you need to get a pass from the College and Career Center at least one day before the visit. See Mrs. DeJong with any questions.
Baker College 11-12:30pm
SkyZone Trampoline Park opening in Mishawaka is looking to hire 100 people. Come on Sunday to the Morris in at Notre Dame from 1-5 with your completed application, which can be located on-line at:
Come to the Cyber Cafe to pick up information on apprenticeships in manufacturing with Hanson Mold
PLUMBING / PIPEFITTER’S APPRENTICESHIPS
Seniors who might be interested in Plumbing and Pipefitter's apprenticeships should see Mrs. DeJong regarding a local opportunity
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
For scholarship info go to: http://nilesschools.schoolwires.net/Domain/77
Guidance / College Info -> “Scholarships”
**There are multiple new scholarships available, see Mrs. DeJong in the College and Career center for information!
Check out nilesathletics.com for all things Niles Sports!
Girls JV and Varsity tennis teams, or anyone interested in playing tennis, please meet with Coach Weber after school on Monday Nov. 23rd in the cafeteria for a brief meeting
WEIGHT LIFTING CLUB
If you are interested in joining the Weight Lifting Club, the last day to turn in your waiver form is November 25th. After this day, you will have to wait until the spring session to join. Waiver forms can be picked up in the office or from Mr. West or Mr. DePoy.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to Vanya Ruppert the WSJM Berrien County athlete of the week
The Niles Board of Education and the Administration are launching a new initiative to guide Niles Community School District through a 3-5 Year Strategic Planning Process. The purpose of this initiative is to help the district develop new goals and strategies for continuing to offer an excellent education for the students, while using scarce public education resources in the most effective and efficient way.
Stakeholder feedback is an important part of the planning process. Community members, parents, teachers, administrators, students, teachers and other district staff members will be asked questions regarding strengths, areas to improve and vision for the district. This information will be shared at a planning retreat as well as other data regarding student performance and comparison to other districts.
The school board is interested in your input to this process and intends to use data and stakeholder input to make decisions and to set priorities for the district. Dr. Rod Green, consultant from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), will facilitate the planning retreat. The online survey for the process is found on the school district website and at the following URL:
Please click on the link and fill out the survey. We are excited about this process and are confident it will ultimately help the district be more successful in its mission of educating students.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS/CLUBS:
Spanish Club: Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 2:45pm - 3:45pm. in room #70. (Mr. Tobin)
French Club: Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:45 to 3:45 pm. in room 69. (Ms. Astacio-Ghisolf)
Science Olympiad: Will meet every Tuesday in room 44 2:30-3:30pm and Saturday mornings on 11-14-15, 12-12-15, 1-16-16, 1-23-16, 2-13-16, 2-27-16, and 3-5-16 from 9am-12pm
Footprints Club: Every Tuesday at 2:40pm in Studio 8
Ecology Club: Meets every other Wednesday after school in room 44. (Mrs. McDaniel)
Art Club: Meets every Thursday 2:30 - 4:30pm in the Art Building (on the third Thursday of each month club will meet at 3pm instead of 2:30pm). (Mr. Helm)
Daughters of Finesse: Will be meeting on Thursdays from 2:40pm until 3:40pm.
Ski & Snowboard Club: Call or text Krista Hainey 269-845-5191