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SMC recognized for turning students into citizens

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College has again been named to Washington Monthly’s “2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll,” repeating a feat also achieved ... Read more

23 hours ago by Submitted.

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — A local career prep program will continue to help area middle school and high school students attain the means ... Read more

23 hours ago by Max Harden.

SMC attracts more than $4 million in grants

DOWAGIAC — During Sept. 8’s regular meeting on the Dowagiac campus, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees enjoyed three presentations on SMC landing more ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MEC accepting applications for Strengthening Schools Grant program

CASSOPOLIS — Applications are now open for an annual grant program. Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Daughters of the American Resolution prepare for upcoming essay contest

THREE OAKS — Students in fifth through eighth grade are invited to participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual contest, entitled “Rise and ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Union Schools announces change to school start times

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools district is making changes to school building start times. The district announced Wednesday afternoon it will be changing school ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Parents, community members protest mask mandate in Berrien County schools

BUCHANAN — Tuesday morning, the sidewalk in front of Buchanan High School was decorated with signs saying “unmask our kids,” “let parents choose how to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Teachers, community members bring ‘Rival Rock’ to Ross Beatty High School

CASSOPOLIS — The latest addition to Ross Beatty High School’s campus landscape will be hard to miss for students and visitors alike. The Cass County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

PHOTO STORY: Eddies celebrate return to school

EDWARDSBURG — Class is back in session for students at Edwardsburg Public Schools. Tuesday, Edwardsburg students returned for the 2021-2022 school year. At Edwardsburg High ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC students complete ETS Public Safety/Fire Camp

DOWAGIAC — A group of local college students recently learned what it takes to become a first responder. The Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Brandywine grad released from WWE shining as newly tapped All Elite

By James Neldon Leader Publications Contributor CHICAGO —  Sunday, the wrestling fans that packed the NOW Arena in Chicago got a taste of Niles in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Masks remain optional at Edwardsburg Public Schools

EDWARDSBURG — Following a vote by the board of education, masks will remain optional for students and staff at Edwardsburg Public Schools. In a six ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC students complete ETS Public Safety/Fire Camp

DOWAGIAC — A group of local college students recently learned what it takes to become a first responder. The Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

DUS parents raise concerns over start times, lunch changes

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools Board members are taking a second look at changes made to student schedules after a strong response from parents. Tuesday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Health Department issues public health order requiring face masks in educational settings

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Health Department has issued a public health order requiring the use of face masks by individuals in pre-kindergarten through ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Following failed vote, masks remain optional at Dowagiac schools

DOWAGIAC — Masks will remain optional for all Dowagiac Union Schools students and staff following a vote by the board of education Tuesday evening. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Niles Community Schools welcomes back students

NILES — After a long summer away, smiling and laughing children once again filled the halls at Niles Community Schools this week. Tuesday, Niles Community ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Rangers, Bobcats set for early season showdown

A pair of teams coming off big season-opening victories will square off Wednesday night in a non-conference contest at William F. Scott Field in Cassopolis. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

DUS welcomes back students for new school year

DOWAGIAC — Monday brought with it the first day of classes for students, teachers and staff in the Dowagiac Union Schools district. The first day ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis High School kicks off school year with Culture Week

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Ross Beatty High School kicked off the 2021-2022 academic year in style on Monday. For students, teachers and staff, the first day ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

PHOTO STORY: Brandywine celebrates return to school

NILES — Summer is officially over — at least it is for Brandywine Community Schools students. Monday, Brandywine schools returned to session for the 2021-2022 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Niles nonprofit hosts back-to-school event

NILES — Despite high temperatures, volunteers filled Eastside Park this weekend to help area children prepare for the classroom days before school was called back ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation launches Promise Fulfilled video series

BUCHANAN — A community promise years in the making has finally been fulfilled. The Board of Trustees for Michigan Gateway Community Foundation recently presented the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine school resource officer given stamp of approval

ST. JOSEPH – The Brandywine school district’s plans to add a school resource officer got the stamp of approval Thursday from the Berrien County Board ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

SMC ETS awarded $1.8 million over five years to help local students find pathway to college

DOWAGIAC – The U.S. Department of Education Aug. 9 notified Southwestern Michigan College it received a $1.825 million Talent Search grant. That is $365,000 per ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

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