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Niles Community School board approves return to school plan

NILES — The Niles Community School board of education met for a virtual, special meeting Thursday evening. The meeting was hosted on Zoom, and attracted ... Read more

5 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis Public Schools prepare for back-to-school

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools are preparing to begin school on Sept. 8, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the district’s preparedness ... Read more

10 hours ago by Staff Report.

Niles nonprofit makerspace recipient of AEP grant to fund offering

NILES — Getting funded is a big part of starting up as an entrepreneur. Three junior entrepreneurs have been given a step up from a ... Read more

10 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Public Schools plan for in person instruction

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools recently released its back to school plan. In the plan, it is recommended that in Phase 4 and Phase 5, ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

First Backpacks for Good event serves more than 600 students

NILES — The line of cars in the parking lot at Niles High School Tuesday evening did not seem to end. Snaking around the parking ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Union Schools families asked to choose back-to-school option

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools families have until Monday, Aug. 24, to choose either a distance learning/in-person option back-to-school option or cyber/virtual learning option for ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Special board meeting addressed questions about special education, tweaks in plan for Buchanan Community Schools

BUCHANAN — Students and families in the Buchanan Community School district will soon have finalized plans to choose from before the first day of class ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine school board accepts back to school plan

NILES — Brandywine Community Schools are moving forward with plans to reopen for in-person instruction starting Aug. 31. Monday evening, the Brandywine Board of Education ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Community Schools hosts virtual town hall with parents

BUCHANAN — The new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools, Patricia Robinson, welcomed more than 140 participants to a town hall meeting on Google Meet Thursday ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education votes to start year with distance learning

DOWAGIAC — All Dowagiac Union Schools students will start the upcoming school year in full-time distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but board members say ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

NILES — Dan Applegate walked 7 miles on Tuesday evening around the Niles High School track. He did not walk it alone, however. The track, ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

DUS seeks board member

DOWAGIAC — Due to a recent resignation on the board, Dowagiac Union Schools is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacant board seat. Applicants must ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Brandywine reviews reopening plan

NILES — As the first day of school draws nearer, area school districts have been drafting plans to reopen their doors safely amid the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Tin Shop Theatre to host outdoor production of ‘Into the Woods’

BUCHANAN — This weekend, fairytales will be coming to life as classic characters dance across the stage at the Buchanan Commons. The Tin Shop Theatre ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Alternative prom allows area students to enjoy dance amid COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — In early March, Brandywine High School graduate Ashlyn Farmer had picked out the perfect prom dress, a pink and purple number embroidered with ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine Community Schools to hear public comment Monday, vote next week

NILES — As the deadline for having 2020-21 school year Preparedness Plans approved by school district boards draws near, superintendents like Brandywine Community School’s Karen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles High School staff reunites woman with charm bracelet after more than 30 years

NILES — Each charm on a charm bracelet bears a different meaning to its wearer. Throughout the past 37 years, Niles High School secretary Rhonda ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Meet Up and Eat Up food program providing Dowagiac children with free meals

DOWAGIAC — The Meet Up and Eat Up summer food program is entering its home stretch. The Dowagiac Union Schools-funded program — which provides free ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Virtual camp immerses SMC ETS in community service

DOWAGIAC — Shay Krick might be expected to identify hunger as the gravest problem as Feeding America West Michigan program coordinator. However, she believes hunger ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Health departments working with area schools to finalize back to school plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Students left classrooms on March 13 as state mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 were handed down by Michigan Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis graduates Class of 2020 outdoors

CASSOPOLIS — The Class of 2020 at Cassopolis High School may not have had all the pomp and circumstances of a typical graduation, but during ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Still time to register for Retro Steve’s Run

DOWAGIAC — Registration for Southwestern Michigan College’s virtual Steve’s Run is closed, but interested participants can still register for this retro run and walk on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Children experience reptiles, amphibians at Summer My Way

NILES — Four cold-blooded animals arrived on Friday to the Summer My Way program. Students watching the animals grew wide eyed as they watched them ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

GALLERY: Cassopolis High School graduation

The 65-member Cassopolis High School 2020 graduating class was spread out over three sessions due to COVID-19 pandemic social distancing guidelines. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

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