Robin Hadrick, Principal
Chris Porter, Assistant Principal



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

    Thursday

                                                                May 21, 2015

     

    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 

    Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.  So get up and get moving!!

     

    *School Board Meeting Rescheduled

    School Board meeting has been rescheduled from June 1 to June 8?

     

    Academic All Stars

    Each year, all of the high schools in Southwest Michigan are asked to select a few seniors who exhibit the highest achievements in academics, school, and community involvement.  Of the 55 students nominated from 26 high schools, Niles High School is extremely proud to announce Allison Grant and Robert Lundberg as two of the fifteen 2015 Herald-Palladium Academic All-Stars!  Congratulations Allison and Robert!!!

     

    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

    • June 9 - Full Day - Last Day for Students
    • June 10 - Last Day for Teachers (half-day work, half-day professional development)

     

    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.

    *Yearbook Orders

    Yearbooks are in!!! Pick up your order in Studio 8, Mr. Hawley’s room.

     

    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

    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 May 28th.  Sign up today at www.mitalnet.org/mat2.  Click on Calendar of Events to join the webinar.  

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    New Scholarships:

    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.

     

    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.  

    Classmen

    LMC and SMC Students

    All LMC and SMC students, remember to turn you books into to Mrs. Finley in the main office ASAP.  Seniors, the cost of books not turned in will be added to your senior fines and must be paid prior to receiving your caps and gowns.

     

    Class Rings

    Last chance to purchase a class ring--Jim Bell, Balfour representative, will be in front of the cafeteria during lunches on Tuesday, May 26.  Ring brochures/price lists are available in Ms. Fletcher's office.

     

    Seniors

    Have You Heard?  Mrs. Merica will have the Project Graduation bus sign up sheets for last minute registrations the night of graduation.  Don’t worry if the bus you wanted is full.  It’s just a ride to the sites where you will hang out with your friends.  Don’t miss this all night party! “

     

     

     

    - Seniors – Just a reminder!

    Your attendance is required for commencement practice to be held on Thursday, May 28, at 9:30am in the gym.  Practice will then be followed by a luncheon sponsored by Project Graduation.

     

    Juniors

    Juniors, last day shirts are $15 and money is due to Mrs. Runkle in room 41 by next Friday the 29th...See Mrs. Runkle if you want to see the design.

     

    Clubs ‘N Such

    BPA

    BPA is gearing up for next year with elections just around the corner.  If you are interested in running for a BPA officer position see Mrs. Hoyt in rm 71.  Elections will be held during our next meeting after school Wednesday, June 3rd.

     

    Science Clubs

     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.

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    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.

     

    Athletics

    Congratulations to the NHS’s Boys Track & Field Team!

    Congratulations to the Boys Track & Field team and Coaches Todd and Potts for their hard work that landed them the title.  They defeated 16 teams to become 2015 Regional Champions!

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    Attention All Female Track & Field Athletes

    If you have not turned in your uniforms, please do so immediately.  Mrs. Smuda will accept them in the main office.

     

     

     

     Study Table Students:

    1.  Study table is from 2:40-3:40.  Students must stay until 3:40 in order to receive credit.  If teachers leave before 3:40, students must return to the cafeteria until they are dismissed at 3:40.  

     

    2.  Students must bring something to work on.  If students don't bring work with

    them, they will be asked to leave.  

     

    3. Phones will no longer be allowed in study table. 

     

    Athletic Gear

    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

     

    There will be no holding of gear!  Gear will be issued upon receipt of payment.

     

    Athletic Events

    *Thursday

    4:30 pm Freshman Baseball vs Decatur HS HOME

     

    4:30 pm Varsity Baseball vs Decatur HS AWAY  Bus 3:00 pm

     

    4:00 pm Junior Varsity Girls Soccer vs Hartford HS AWAY Bus 3:00 pm

     

    Friday

    5:00 pm Freshman Baseball vs Mishawaka HS HOME

     

    Saturday

    9:00 am Varsity Baseball vs Niles Tourney HOME


     

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