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.
November 21, 2014
*Did you know…
Today is Gingerbread Cookie Day?
And we are offering some information on ginger. According to www.thenibble.com, Crusaders brought ginger and other spices to us from the Middle East. Aside from using for cooking, the volatile oils in ginger help with digestion; relieve nausea; help to reduce inflammation and fever; help prevent blood clots; be used as a natural decongestant and antihistamine, and may also help lower LDL cholesterol.
*Bond Proposal Info
Information and a survey about the bond proposal has been posted on the front page of the Niles Community Schools website (www.nilesschools.org). Please take a moment to review the information and complete the survey. If you know others who would be interested in sharing their input, please pass the link along to them. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call or email Dr. Lindley at (269) 683-0732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Half Day Schedule
Next Wednesday is a half-day of school. Below is the schedule we will follow:
7:25 - 8:25 4th period
8:30 - 9:30 5th period
9:35 - 10:50 6th period
If you are interested in purchasing a class ring, Jim Bell, Balfour representative, will be outside the cafeteria during lunches on Friday, November 21. Ring brochures and price lists are available in Ms. Fletcher's office.
Remember, if you haven't turned in your Senior picture yet, the deadline is Monday, November 24th. Your school photo will be used if not turned in by this date. Check with Mr. Hawley with questions.
Seniors if you ordered a Class t-shirt late, those shirts are finally in. See Mr. Hawley to pay and collect your shirt.
College and Career Center
ASVAB Testing is Monday, Nov 24th for those students who signed up. Be sure to know what time you are testing and what room you will be testing in before you leave today. Teachers have the schedule and it is posted by the cafeteria. If you are testing in the PM session, be sure to take 1st lunch. Do not bring anything with you to the testing room, especially cell phones.
The high school website has been updated with a new listing of scholarship offerings including scholarships for entrepreneurship, Energy Sources, Undocumented Students and more.
Clubs ‘N Such
What are you thankful for? Take a moment, starting Monday, to write what you're thankful for on a leaf outside the cafeteria at lunchtime. Let's share our appreciation for what we have!
Do You Ski?
Do you ski or snowboard? Have you ever wanted to give it a try? This is your year to have some fun! Join the Four Flags Area Ski and Snowboard Club. The Club is for all ages and abilities. Lessons are included, as well as rentals, if you do not have your own equipment. Flyers and additional information are located in the office.
Mr. Niles Contest
BOYS: Are you interested in serving
your community, gaining potential scholarship money, and having a lot of fun
while doing it? If so, the Miss Niles Scholarship Organization is looking for
you! We are currently accepting applicants for a male representative to serve
as our Mr. Niles. Candidates must be between the ages of 17-19 by March 2015.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact us via
email at email@example.com,
via Twitter at @MissNilesMI, or Facebook at Miss Niles Scholarship Organization
by Nov. 11.
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!
SADD- sign up to volunteer at the YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run. Sign up is outside room 73.
Ecology Club meets Tuesday.
Science Olympiad practices this Saturday, 11/22, from 9:00-12 Noon.
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. Our 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 yourself an application from the office. See Mrs. Langmeyer for more information.
Our Vanya Ruppart, one of seven women on the Bridgman Co-op Swim Team, is headed to State Thursday, November 24TH. We congratulate them on their victories thus far and wish them the best of luck State!
Athletes’ Parent Night
All parents of athletes participating in winter sports are invited to an Athlete’s Parent Night on Monday, November 24th in the auditorium. The parents will be given an overview of the Athletic Code, there will be an open meeting with the Athletic Department, then split out for meetings with their respective teams. We encourage you to join us for this informative meeting.
If you are interested in Bowling, please sign up in the office with Mrs. Smuda.
Attention all girls interested in playing soccer this spring, stop by the office to sign up to receive information regarding winter workouts?
Attention All Fall Sports Athletes
Any athlete that played a Fall sport, please turn in your uniforms to Mrs. Smuda as soon as possible.
Now that Fall is officially here we have gear available in the athletics office.
-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.
Stop in to see Mrs. Smuda in the office to pick up your gear. Please contact Mrs. Smuda at 269-683-2894 Ext. 302 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
No athletic events today!
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Girls Basketball Alumni Game & Fundraiser, Gym
6:00 PM Board Workshop Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Howard Ellis winter program