Dan Applegate, Author at Leader Publications

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APPLEGATE: Niles schools return for the 2020-21 school year

With the 2020-21 school year underway, we are seeing the plans that the Niles Community Schools teachers, staff and administrators worked so hard on come ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 pm

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APPLEGATE: Niles Community Schools readies for the school year

Throughout the summer, Niles Community Schools teachers, staff and administrators have been working tirelessly to prepare for a safe return to the 2020-21 school year, ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:16 am

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APPLEGATE: Moving forward with the return to school plan

Schools around the country are hard at work creating return to school plans and roadmaps to ensure that they can safely provide for their students ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:00 am

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APPLEGATE: Schools continue to plan for the 2020-21 school year

Despite ever-changing information, schools around the country are hard at work planning for the 2020-21 school year even with the uncertain impact of COVID-19 in ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:00 am

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APPLEGATE: Distance learning moves forward at Niles Community Schools

These times are unlike any other, but they will not define us. As COVID-19 continues to have devastating effects in our community and around the ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:02 am

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APPLEGATE: Isolated together: Communities stand strong amid coronavirus closure

Before the realities of the coronavirus and its effects on Michigan schools had fully taken shape, school superintendents throughout Berrien County began working together to ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:21 am

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APPLEGATE: Community appreciation during the coronavirus shutdown

With the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causing the governor to close schools and restrict gathering at restaurants and public facilities, we are in ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:55 am

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APPLEGATE: Berrien County advocates for pre-Labor Day school start

Berrien County has applied for a waiver that could allow local school districts to start before Labor Day next year. Due to the large number ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, February 24, 2020 8:43 am

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APPLEGATE: Safe ways to share the road with school buses

Niles Community Schools is committed to student safety in every sense of the phrase. With winter weather causing hazardous driving conditions throughout Michigan, now is ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, January 27, 2020 8:48 am

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APPLEGATE: Supporting the well-being of our students

The holiday season can be a joyful time for many, but that’s not the case for all students and families. The added stress of holiday ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, December 23, 2019 8:43 am

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APPLEGATE: Niles Community Schools appreciates local charities

With the holidays on the horizon, I am humbled and grateful to many community organizations who have reached out to partner with Niles Community Schools. ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, November 25, 2019 8:25 am

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APPLEGATE: Vikings excited to join BCS League

Earlier this month, Niles Community Schools accepted an invitation to join the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph League as our high school athletic conference. We are thrilled to ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, October 28, 2019 9:07 am

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APPLEGATE: New school year, new developments underway at Niles Community Schools

At Niles Community Schools, we’re continuing to keep the back to school enthusiasm alive, with many exciting happenings to look forward to this year. I ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, September 23, 2019 8:50 am

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APPLEGATE: Productive summer leads to an exciting school year

At Niles Community Schools, we are excited to start the new school year. We had a very productive summer of activities and we are looking ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, August 26, 2019 8:49 am

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APPLEGATE: Niles Education Foundation to host seventh annual Legendary Evening

The people of Niles form the basis of our great community, serve as role models to our students and selflessly volunteer their time to better ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, July 22, 2019 8:52 am

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GUEST COLUMN: Niles school district continues to develop

With summer just around the corner, Niles Community Schools has a number of new programs and developments underway, and several others launching in the months ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, April 22, 2019 9:36 am

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APPLEGATE: Teachers, staff at the Heart of Niles Community Schools

At Niles Community Schools, the success of our students wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated and hardworking faculty. The diverse opportunities available to our students ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, March 4, 2019 9:24 am

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Applegate: The spirit of giving throughout Niles

As the holiday season continues, I am once again overwhelmed by the amount of giving and service that can be seen throughout the community. The ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, December 31, 2018 9:37 am

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APPLEGATE: Reflecting on Niles teachers this holiday season

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to cherish those around us and feel grateful for all they do. In addition to being thankful for ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, December 3, 2018 9:47 am

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Crisis preparedness key to nurturing school community

At Niles Community Schools, we often talk with parents about the fact our number one priority is the safety of our students. As tragic events ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:38 am

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APPLEGATE: Niles Recognizes National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. At Niles Community Schools, we use this time as an opportunity to spread awareness about anti-bullying measures and hold ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, October 29, 2018 8:50 am

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Niles students, teachers prepare for a successful school year

With the first day of school for Niles Community Schools quickly approaching, we look forward to welcoming new and returning students to Niles Community Schools. ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:58 am

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APPLEGATE: Niles students engage in mental, physical activity in the summer

While the 2017-18 school year will soon come to a close, Niles Community Schools and local community organizations offer programs all year long so students ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Friday, May 4, 2018 8:32 am

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APPLEGATE: Smooth transition: Reducing the growing pains of a new school

As enrollment season begins and we look ahead to the next school year, it’s an exhilarating time for all Niles families. For students transitioning from ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, April 16, 2018 8:08 am

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APPLEGATE: Partners in safety: A community townhall

As crises continue to play out in cities across the country, safety is a primary concern for us all. To make sure our policies are ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:23 am

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