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March 3, 2014
Viking Wrestlers are the BEST!
*Dear 8th Grade Parents & Students - The Niles High School freshman information night is Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Please bring the NHS 9th grade Course Selection sheet that was mailed to your home last week. After the presentation that night, staff will be available to answer any scheduling questions you may have. The course selection sheets may be turned at that time and additional sheets will be available if needed. .
Niles Drama Club/Four Flags Players
Niles Drama Club/Four Flags Players will be hosting an improvisation workshop on Saturday, March 8th, in the NHS auditorium from 11 am until 1 pm. The workshop will be conducted by The Children of Dionysu;, an IUSB performance group composed of IUSB theatre/performance students. Any students interested in learning more about acting warm-ups and improvisation is welcome to attend this free workshop."
Friday, March 7, ALL 10th graders will eat first lunch. After lunch is done, 10th graders will be called down to the New Tech wing to take the PLAN test. The PLAN test should go to roughly the end of the day.
Spring Musical Tickets on Sale
Pick up your tickets for this year’s Musical “Bye, Bye, Birdie”, on sale now in the high school office. General admission is $7.00 per person and $5 for Senior Citizens. For a great evening or afternoon of fun and entertainment, come see “Bye, Bye, Birdie”.
Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 23 at 2:30 PM.
Seating is first come, first served, so come early for a good seat!
Dates to remember…
March 8th: Reverse Raffle at the Elks
March 17th: Dodge Ball at the Niles High School
All online students must go to the Hunter Lab during their online class period to work on their course until the course is complete.
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
Local Scholarship Update
*The Heart of Cook Scholarship is due to Mrs. DeJong on Wed March 5th by the end of the school day.
*Juniors - Spring College Visits at Niles are starting soon. A college visit is your chance to learn more about a specific college and meet the admissions advisor. These will be scheduled at various times throughout the day. If the scheduled time is during class, you should get a pass in the College & Career Center the day before. A Full schedule can be viewed on our school website. See Mrs. DeJong if you have any questions. Schedule Sneak Peek: Yale University Tues March 1:00, Calvin College Wed March 26th at 12:20.
Local Scholarship applications are due in March 7th. Very few applications have been turned in. Don't lose out. Turn your scholarship applications in today!
Seniors, are you an athlete with a 2.5 GPA? The Fruit Belt Officials would like you to apply for their $500 scholarship. See Mrs. DeJong for an application today, this application is due March 8th.
Are you a member of United Federal Credit Union? Their applications are now available in the College & Career Center.
Are you a junior interested in free leadership and academic training over the summer at a college? Mrs. DeJong has opportunities for girls interested in business and students interested in energy. Applications are due soon. See me right away!
More summer opportunities at colleges are available for a fee. See Mrs. DeJong as deadlines are rapidly approaching.
Our School Spirit "N Club" is teaming up with the College and Career Center to promote showing school spirit. We want YOU to wear Niles colors (Blue & Gold) or your favorite College shirt every Friday this year. Show off your spirit in the College and Career Center on Fridays and you will be given a prize. We will be giving away prizes every week until they run out!
If you or your family would like to purchase "Baby Ad" space in the yearbook, please pick up a purchase agreement form in the office, the new tech office, or room 34.
Any junior interested in helping plan the prom, we are meeting today, 3/3 after school in room 51. We will be choosing colors and the theme.
Juniors, there are still class shirts available. See Mr. Hawley if interested. Cost is $10.
Sophomores there are extra class shirts available for $15. If you want one see Mrs. Runkle in room 41.
There are still Freshman Class shirts available for purchase from Mrs. Sundell in room 74- $15 each.
Clubs ‘n Such
Student Council: We will be having a meeting this Thursday (March 6) in Room 50 at 2:40 PM. If you have been an active member, you are invited to come for pizza.
*National Honor Society
The deadline to submit National Honor Society selection materials has been extended to Monday March 17th @ 7:25 in the morning.
*And the food drive winners are…
Julie Isabel's 1st period class is the winner for the food drive!!!
If you're interested in reading to kindergartens during National Reading Month sign up outside room 32 by this Friday.
If you have photos of yourself around town doing good things, not bad, please forward them to Ms. Zaborowski at email@example.com.
It’s build season! We will have meetings every day of the week - Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 9:00. Come in ready build a winner!
Ecology Club is still open to new members. We meet Wednesday.
*NHS Wrestling Results
Great job to the following wrestlers who placed at the state tournament last week:
Brandon Meek – 5th Place at 105 lbs.
Josh Dayhuff – 8th Place at 119 lbs.
Derrick Bullock-Mills – 5th Place at 130 lbs.
Warren Smith – 8th Place at 140 lbs.
Andrew Flick – 7th Place at 103 1bs.
*Softball Practice starts Monday, March 10th from 330 to 530. Please bring gloves and you must wear sweatpants. Coach Frontczak will have a calender when you come on Monday.
*Girls Basketball banquet is this Thursday, March 6th, at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria.
Spring Athletic Physicals
*Tomorrow is the final shot for physicals before the beginning of Spring Sports. We will have a Doctor at the High School to complete Athletic Physicals from 3-4 PM. The cost is $15 or free with payment of the Athletic trainer fee, which is $40. Spring sports begin on March 10th. Please pick up the MHSAA form in the office to complete prior to your visit with the Doctor.
*No one is allowed to try out for athletics without a valid physical on file in the athletics office.
Winter Hats / Sweatshirts / Hoodies with Viking Logo
The Athletic Department is selling winter hats with the NHS Viking Logo with for $10.00, and sweatshirts and hoodies with NHS Vikings Logo for $35.00. See Mrs. Smuda to purchase one. Show your spirit!
7:00 pm Varsity Boys Basketball vs MHSAA Districts @ Portage Central HS
Bus: 4:30 PM
6:00 pm Varsity Boys Basketball vs MHSAA Districts @ KALAMAZOO CENTRAL HS
Bus: 4:00 PM
7:00 pm Boys Basketball vs MHSAA District Final @ KALAMAZOO CENTRAL HS
Bus: 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM Board Workshop Meeting
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM CTE Presentation For 10th & 11th Graders, Auditorium
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM CTE Presentation For 9th Graders, Auditorium
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pre-Compass Workshop
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Daughters of Finesse