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October 23, 2014
*Community Engagement Sessions
Niles Community Schools invites parents, community members and staff to help shape our students’ futures by attending at least one of the Community Engagement Sessions to be held in the next couple of weeks. Learn about our recent facilities assessment findings and engage in discussion about the District’s long-range facilities plan. Hope to see you at one or both of the following sessions.
Wednesday, October 29 Tuesday, November 18
6:30 – 8:30 pm 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Niles High School Cafeteria Ring Lardner Middle School Cafeteria
1441 Eagle Street 801 N 17th Street
Quarterly Exam Schedule
- 1st and 4th Periods
Tuesday, 11/4 - 2nd and 5th
Wednesday, 11/5 - 3rd and 6th
*October is National Bully-Prevention Month
Our “Bully Prevention” fact for today… Avoid people who are bullies. If you are being bullied, tell the bully to stop. You can report bullying you witness at school to a teacher, counselor, or principal. Bullying is unacceptable at our school.
Attention Students and Parents
School bus drivers encounter dangerous situations daily. We could help alleviate one for them through a coordinated effort by home and school. We encourage you to wear bright clothing when walking to school in the dark hours of the morning. Also, please walk on the sidewalks and not in the street. Student safety is our primary concern!
*Jostens Representative Mark Flueckiger will be in the auditorium 3rd and 6th periods tomorrow, to speak with seniors regarding Graduation information. Plan on attending one of the meetings and collect information early in preparation for graduation in the Spring!
Seniors Check out this link about Senior Buddies on ABC57 that aired this past week.
Class of 2015 Parents, please e-mail Mr. Hawley if you are interested in Senior Advertisements for your 2015 graduate(s).
The Yearbook Staff needs your Senior picture by Monday, November 3rd. A hard copy of the picture or an e-mail copy of the photo will work. E-mail Senior pictures to Mr. Hawley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
College and Career Center
Scholarships are now being updated on the high school website. Also, feel free to stop by the College & Career Center to view the postings.
New Scholarships: Model Search 2015 via Louie's Tux Shop. Enter your photo on-line to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship and Modeling Shoot for prom. Last year, our very own Abigail Rzepka won! Submit your photo online,ASAP and have your friends vote through Oct 31st. www.louiesprom.com/modelsearch
The Horatio Alger Scholarship is for students who have overcome adversity, plan to earn a bachelors degree, volunteers, is involved in extracurriculars, has financial need, and has at least a 2.0GPA. Apply for this $7,000-$22,000 scholarship online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships before the Oct 25th deadline.
Two local banks want to offer you a chance to apply for a $1,000 scholarship if you have account with them. No account? Now is the time to sign up. Honor Credit Union and Old National Bank. Seniors, pick up the applications in the College & Career Center.
VFW - Voice of Democracy Scholarship is for students in 9-12th grade. Awards range from $1,000-$30,000. Applicants will create an audio essay addressing the theme: Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future. The Deadline is Nov 1st. For more info and to print the application go to: www.vfw.org/VOD/
The Elks sponsor 3 scholarships. The Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to any Senior who is a US Citizen - you do not need to be affiliated with the Elks. The awards range from $4,000-$50,000. To check out all their scholarships and to print the applications go to: www.elks.org/enf/scholars.
Clubs ‘N Such
SADD members that signed up to go to Red Ribbon Week stop by room 73 today or Friday to pick up your permission slip. They are due Monday!
Ecology Club meets Tuesday.
Science Olympiad meets Thursday
Yearbook Members, we begin meeting regularly starting Monday, October 27th as we create this year's Yearbook. Stop by Mr. Hawley's this week to get information on business advertisement.
Yearbook Sales: 2014-15 Yearbooks are $50 until October 31st. At that point they go up to $55. Order information is on the websites under Yearbook. E-mail (or speak to Mr. Hawley if you have questions.
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. The 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.
Interested in purchasing an Area Business Discount ‘Gold’ Card, which supports the football team? The cost is $10 a piece or 2 for $15. See Coach DePoy in New Tech or send him an email to purchase.
* Mens basketball will have open gym on Wednesday,October 29th, from 7:30-9:00pm
6:30 pm Junior Varsity Football vs Stevensville Lakeshore HS AWAY Bus 5:00 pm
7:00 pm Varsity Football vs Stevensville Lakeshore HS HOME
8:30 am Varsity Volleyball vs St. Joseph Invite AWAY
12:20 Varsity Boys Cross Country vs MHSAA Regionals AWAY
12:55 Varsity Girls Cross Country vs MHSAA Regionals AWAY
9:00 am Freshman Volleyball vs Loy Norrix Tourney AWAY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Public School Bond Issue With Dr. Lindley, Cafeteria
6:00 PM Board Workshop Meeting