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Buchanan schools move to remote learning through Dec. 4

BUCHANAN — Following a string of COVID-19 cases and remote learning days, Buchanan Community Schools have decided to return to remote learning through early December. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Brandywine Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL 9th Grade Excellence Dillard, Robert Dye, Brock Dye, Conner Farmer, Alexys Fedore, Allison Hullinger, Tressa Peterson, Triston Rieth, Kaiden Solloway, Abagail ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC Foundation board adds two new members

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Foundation’s board recently added two new members, Priscilla Gatties and Julie Dye. Gatties, of Dowagiac, has been employed as Pokagon ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Kincheloe Elementary to go remote through Nov. 10

DOWAGIAC — Kincheloe Elementary School will switch to remote learning starting Friday through Nov. 10, Dowagiac Union Schools Superintendent Jonathan Whan announced Thursday. The temporary ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Local school boards elect new members

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Local school board candidates were on the ballot Tuesday. Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Union High School to remain closed this week due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union High School will be closed for the remainder of the week, the district announced Wednesday.  In a letter to parents Friday, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Union High School reports positive COVID-19 cases

DOWAGIAC — Two Dowagiac Union High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dowagiac Union Schools, the two students are not connected regarding ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Union High School closes for three days due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union High School is closing in-person learning for three days due to a shortage of staff, the school announced Friday.  According to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Resolution to ask Cassopolis Board of Education member to resign fails

CASSOPOLIS — Tensions bubbling under the surface for more than a year boiled over this week during a Cassopolis Board of Education meeting. During the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Local DAR chapter donates to second-grade classroom

BUCHANAN — After classes were dismissed on Wednesday afternoon at Moccasin Elementary, two members of the Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the Daughters of the American ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

SMC Board of Trustees devotes day to long-range planning

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees during its annual day-long strategic planning session Oct. 26 approved two new allied health programs, Associate in ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Middle/Union High School report positive COVID-19 cases

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac Middle School staff member and a Dowagiac Union High School student have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dowagiac Union Schools, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Lewis Cass ISD superintendent announces retirement

CASSOPOLIS — At the October Board of Education meeting for Lewis Cass ISD, Superintendent Brent Holcomb submitted his letter of retirement effective June 30, 2021. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Lewis Cass ISD participates in teletherapy case study

CASSOPOLIS — When COVID-19 first shutdown schools last March, Melissa Phillips, speech pathologist at Lewis Cass Intermediate School District, did not know how she would ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Districts grapple with school bus driver shortage

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — According to Buchanan Community Schools Superintendent Patricia Robinson and Edwardsburg Public Schools Superintendent Jim Knoll, area school districts are being impacted by ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine Middle/High School to go remote Oct. 23 to 30

NILES — Students at Brandywine Middle/High School will move to remote learning for one week beginning Friday, after three positive cases and one probable case ... Read more

1 month ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Patrick Hamilton Elementary School closes for three days due to COVID-19

DOWAGIAC — Patrick Hamilton Elementary School is closing in-person learning for three days after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dowagiac Union ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Don, Joan Lyons donate $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools

DOWAGIAC — Don and Joan Lyons donated $28,000 to Dowagiac Union Schools during the district’s board of education meeting Monday at Dowagiac Middle School. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac schools receive positive audit

DOWAGIAC — Auditors from Maner Costerisan gave high marks to Dowagiac Union Schools’ financial records during Monday’s board of education meeting Monday at Dowagiac Middle ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Four Flags Antique Mall acquires new owners

NILES — The Four Flags Antique Mall, located at 218 N. Second St., has booths full of treasures for those who seek them. Vintage wares, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Lewis Cass ISD Parents as Teachers program receives national recognition

CASSOPOLIS —  Lewis Cass ISD Parents as Teachers Program has earned a prestigious  endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., as a Blue ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Operation Safe Stop runs this week

LANSING — Starting today, law enforcement officers throughout Michigan will be ramping up patrols of motorists illegally passing school buses. Operation Safe Stop is part ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis Middle School student tests positive for COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — A student at Cassopolis Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Angela Piazza made the announcement Sunday. The student joins a Sam ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County holds at one official school COVID-19 outbreak in Stevensville

BERRIEN COUNTY — Despite reports of positive COVID-19 cases in area schools over the past few weeks, the numbers have stayed low, according to the ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

SMC to shift to remote learning starting Nov. 23

DOWAGIAC — A local college will transition to remote learning in the coming weeks as COVID-19 infection numbers continue to rise in the area. In ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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