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

    Monday

    April 27, 2015

     

    April is…

    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

    • 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.

     

    Relay For Life
    If you have any questions or would like to become more involved, contact Katie Czirr at katie.czirr@nilesschools.org.

    *Blood Drive: 

    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!

     

    Yearbook Orders

    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.  

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    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

     

    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.

    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.  

    Classmen

    Seniors

    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 Clubs

    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.

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    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

    *SENIOR ATHLETES

    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:  andrea.harpenau@gmail.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.

     

    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

    Monday

    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

     

    Tuesday

    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 

     

    Wednesday

    4:00 pm Varsity Boys Track & Field vs Portage Northern HS HOME

    4:00 pm Varsity Girls Track & Field vs Portage Northern HS HOME

     

    Thursday

    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

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    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

     

    Friday

    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

     

    Saturday

    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

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