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April 27, 2015
Distracted Driving Awareness Month!
Stay alive, don't text and drive.
*Please note –
We are asking all students not to park in front of the building on Tuesday, May 5th, as a courtesy to our voting community. We have
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:
June 8 - Full Day
2nd Semester Final Exam Schedule
Because of the make-up snow days, the revised final exam schedule for NHS is as follows:
Friday, June 5th, 3rd & 6th period finals
Monday, June 8, 2nd & 5th period finals
Tuesday, June 9, 1st & 4th period finals
Locker clean up will not begin until 5th hour to avoid disturbing those who are taking finals earlier in the day.
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.
Relay For Life
If you have any questions or would like to become more involved, contact Katie Czirr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are still plenty of open slots for those that want to save lives and get a $5 Subway gift card. See Mr. Knoester in RM 50 to sign up for a time. Seniors, this is your last chance to give blood at Niles High School!
The Yearbook is completed and being processed. Look for the Yearbook to arrive between May 19th and May 21th. There are now less than 20 yearbooks available to order. Order yours at yearbooksforever.com or see Mr. Hawley. Currently Yearbooks are still $55. If there are any extra, yearbooks will be $60 when they arrive in mid-May.
Want to Host a Foreign Exchange Student?
A. S. S. E. International Student Exchange program is seeking Host Families for the 2015-16 school year. If you are interested in a cultural exchange that will last a lifetime, contact Representative Brenda Reynolds at (269) 422-1818.
College and Career Center
Upcoming College Visits:
Wednesday - April 29th - Lake Superior State University 7:30 am - see Mrs. DeJong for a pass.
Thursday April 30th - Lake Michigan College - lunch visit
*Seniors who are planning to attend LMC next year- Be sure to take the Compass test before May 7th. LMC will be here that day to sign you up for classes. Swing by the College and Career Center to sign up for a time slot.
Families of students in 11th and 12th grade who are interested in careers in CNC Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Information Technology, and Technical Product Design should check out the MAT2Squared program. This program provides free training, income, and a guaranteed job. There are webinars coming up on April 30, May 12, and May 28th. Sign up today at www.mitalnet.org/mat2. Click on Calendar of Events to join the webinar.
ACT Workshop Rescheduled
*Juniors - do you want to increase your ACT score and retake the test in June? There will be a brief workshop during both lunches in the Cyber Café, to learn how to sign up to retest. Remember, if you have free/reduced lunch, you qualify to retake the test 2 times for free. Bring your lunch to the Cyber Cafe to get more information on tomorrow, April 28th.
Seniors studying conservation or agriculture should apply to the Cass County Conservation Club Scholarships. Pick up the application instructions in the College and Career Center. Application due May 30th.
United Way Volunteer Scholarship - The $500Live UNITED Youth Award is for seniors who have done a significant amount of volunteer work. The Application can be downloaded at: www.uwsm.org/nominatechoice. The deadline is May 1st.
Niles Service League Campership- Scholarship applications are in. They are for any K-11th grade student going to any type of camp over the summer. The scholarship can help cover the cost of camp. Pick up your app today - the postmarked deadline is April 29th.
Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp
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 under forms.
Seniors who attended Ballard for Senior Buddies or interested Seniors
The Kindergarteners are interested in you participating in a program that they are holding on May 12th at approximately 2pm. Please see Mr. Hawley if you're interested. More details to follow.
PROJECT GRADUATION 2015
The Surprise Final Celebration will be Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Tickets: $20 per person
Check with your friends and sign up for the same color bus – blue, green, yellow, or pink!
Ticket Sales - Cafeteria Lobby:
Monday, May 4 – Lunch
Friday, May 8 – 7:00am-7:30am and Lunch
Wednesday, May 13 – 2:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, May 19 – 7:00am-7:30am and Lunch
Clubs ‘N Such
Science Olympiad team members will be departing for the Science Olympiad State Competition at Michigan State University on May 1.
Ecology Club meets Tuesday.
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.
Daughters of Finesse
Daughters of Finesse meet every Tuesday in the Cyber Cafe.
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.
Your invitations have been mailed. Please RSVP your reservations to insure your invite. Please, either call - ANDREA HARPENAU @ 269-240-4380 or send an email to: email@example.com with the number attending.
Hope to see you there!
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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
There will be no holding of gear! Gear will be issued upon receipt of payment.
10:00 am Varsity Boys Golf vs SMAC Tourney AWAY Cl Rel: 7:30 am
4:00 pm Freshman Baseball vs Portage Northern HS HOME 1
4:30 pm Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Mishawaka HS AWAY Bus 3:15 pm
4:30 pm Varsity Girls Tennis vs Mishawaka HS AWAY Bus 3:15 pm
5:00 pm Junior Varsity Girls Soccer vs Kalamazoo Central HS AWAY Bus 3:00 pm
6:30 pm Varsity Girls Soccer vs Kalamazoo Central HS AWAY Bus 3:00 pm
3:30 pm Junior Varsity Boys Golf vs Buchanan HS HOME
4:00 pm Junior Varsity Baseball vs Portage Central HS HOME
4:30 pm Freshman Baseball vs Mishawaka Penn HS HOME
4:00 pm Junior Varsity Softball vs Portage Central HS HOME
4:00 pm Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Edwardsburg HS HOME
4:00 pm Varsity Baseball vs Portage Central HS AWAY Cl Rel 1:45 pm Bus: 2:00 PM
4:00 pm Varsity Softball vs Portage Central HS AWAY Cl Rel 1:30 pm Bus: 1:45 PM
4:00 pm Varsity Girls Tennis vs Edwardsburg HS AWAY Bus 2:45 pm
4:00 pm Varsity Boys Track & Field vs Portage Northern HS HOME
4:00 pm Varsity Girls Track & Field vs Portage Northern HS HOME
1:00 pm Varsity Girls Tennis vs Kalamazoo Central HS AWAY
1:00 pm Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Kalamazoo Central HS AWAY
Cl Rel 11:00 AM Bus: 11:15 AM Bus Stays then transports team to Loy Norrix for 4 PM match
4:00 pm Varsity Girls Tennis vs Kalamazoo Loy Norrix HS AWAY
4:00 pm Junior Varsity Girls Tennis vs Kalamazoo Loy Norrix HS AWAY
2nd Half of Dbl header Same bus as K Central
4:00 pm Varsity Softball vs Mattawan HS AWAY
4:00 pm Varsity Baseball vs Mattawan HS AWAY
Cl Rel 1:45 pm Bus: 2:00 PM
4:00 pm Junior Varsity Baseball vs Mattawan HS HOME
4:00 pm Junior Varsity Softball vs Mattawan HS HOME
4:15 pm Freshman Baseball vs St. Joseph Lake Mich. Cath. HS HOME
5:00 pm Varsity Girls Soccer vs Edwardsburg HS HOME
9:00 am Varsity Boys Golf vs Sturgis Invite AWAY Cl Rel: 7:30 am
4:30 pm Varsity Girls Track & Field vs Rotary Meet at St Joe AWAY
4:30 pm Varsity Boys Track & Field vs Rotary Meet @ St Joe AWAY
Cl Rel 1:45 pm Bus: 2:00 PM
5:00 pm Junior Varsity Girls Soccer vs Sturgis HS AWAY
6:45 pm Varsity Girls Soccer vs Sturgis HS AWAY Bus 3:15 pm
9:00 am Varsity Girls Tennis vs Niles Doubles Tourney-CANCEL HOME
9:00 am Varsity Softball vs Three Rivers Tourney AWAY 12093
10:00 am Varsity Boys Track & Field vs New Buffalo Field Events AWAY
(Time TBA) Varsity Girls Track & Field vs New Buffalo Field Events AWAY
10:00 am Varsity Baseball vs Dowagiac/Bridgman AWAY
11:00 am Junior Varsity Baseball vs PN JV Tourney AWAY At Portage Northern
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Lake Superior State Univ - Rescheduled
6:30 PM Bond Meeting, Cafeteria
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Niles area orchestra rehearsal
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Niles area orchestra
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting