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Berrien, Cass counties hosting backpack, school supply drives

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Students in need will have the opportunity to receive school supplies for the upcoming school year, as area organizations are hosting giveaway ... Read more

1 week ago by Caleb Steensma.

Students experiencing homelessness remain hard to identify after year with remote education

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Throughout the pandemic, educators and students have navigated new challenges both in classrooms and during remote instruction. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Tri-County Head Start recognizes employees

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Tri-County Head Start closed out this year with a recognition program dedicated to covering the successes of this past year with both in-person ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles, Brandywine districts celebrate staff retirements

NILES – Niles Community Schools and Brandywine Community Schools both saw staff retirements as the school year came to a close. Despite a challenging year ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Parents, district respond after homophobic Snapchat messages surface

NILES – After evidence of bullying, homophobic statements came to light last week at Niles New Tech, a family is speaking out and wants change ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Honor Credit Union Community Commitment Scholarship winners announced

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A regional credit union recently awarded more than $20,000 to area high school graduates. Honor Credit Union officials said they are proud ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Niles High School graduates Class of 2021

NILES – In a year of constantly adapting to COVID-19 mandates and precautions, the Niles High School class of 2021 handled one more last-minute change ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

PHOTO STORY: Niles non-traditional programs graduate students in outdoor ceremony

NILES – Sunny weather and a full parking lot helped make Niles Community Schools’ non-traditional education graduation one to remember. With a drive-in style ceremony, ... Read more

2 months ago by Caleb Steensma.

NHS announces Top 10 graduating seniors

NILES — Niles High School recently announced its Top 10 graduating seniors. The Class of 2021 valedictorian is Kaleb Ott, son of Kevin and Amy ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

NHS Class of 2021 celebrates final day of classes

NILES – The Niles High School drumline led a parade of graduating seniors through the halls of the school Wednesday morning. Students, staff and faculty ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Ring Lardner Honor Roll

Sixth Grade Abigail Beckman* Abigail DevlescHoward* Claire DevlescHoward* Landon Keeton* Alexis Kidwell* Emma Krueger* Jeffrey Long* Cobi Marlin* Lizbeth Rodriguez* Hopelynn Smith* Addison VanDalsen* Auna ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

United Way of Southwest Michigan honors community’s resiliency with annual awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way has crafted another unique experience to acknowledge the generosity of donors and the impact made in the community in 2020. ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

2021-22 Strengthening Schools grant cycle open

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant program. For the 2020-21 school year, 26 grants totaling ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Tri-County Head Start planning new Cass County facility

CASS COUNTY — A regional educational organization has its eye on a new facility to better serve Cass County residents. Tri-County Head Start, an organization ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Ballard Elementary rolls out red carpet for teachers

NILES – At Ballard Elementary School, a series of announcements came over the intercom Monday morning instructing teachers to leave classrooms for a secret meeting. ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Eastside Connections School Quarter Three Honor Roll

FIFTH GRADE All A’s Kwame Amponsah Andi Borst Delanee Daniel Ceon Kirtdoll Madisyn McCaffery Alison Murray Oliver Trout Zachary Zietlow All A’s and B’s Keegan ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Eastside Connections students perform wax museum project outdoors

NILES – “Wax figures” of former President Abraham Lincoln, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, intrepid pilot Amelia Earhart, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, athlete Kobe Bryant ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

LMC to hold drive-in/drive-thru commencement Saturday

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College graduates will celebrate this year’s commencement ceremony in-person, although not in the traditional way. Because of COVID-19, last year’s ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Berrien County Dancers announce spring concert

BERRIEN COUNTY — Tickets are now on sale for a concert showcasing talent in Berrien County. The Berrien County Dancers will host its spring dance ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Niles High School junior launches Earth Day initiative by donating saplings to students

NILES – Between Earth Day last Thursday, and Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, Stuart Lundberg, chairman of The Lundberg Project, is hoping 100 trees ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Ballard Elementary, Niles High School to remain remote through end of the week

NILES – On Tuesday, communications from Niles Community Schools Superintendent Dan Applegate went out to families across the district to let them know the district ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Niles teacher accused of assault pleads not guilty

NILES — A Niles teacher accused of assaulting two students has pleaded not guilty. Thursday, Southside School teacher Sara “Sally” Irons, of Niles, was arraigned ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Despite governor’s urging, local students return to classrooms after spring break

BERRIEN COUNTY – Students around Berrien County left for spring break on April 2, and returned to classrooms with their peers on Monday. Despite urges ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles High School takes extra day for spring break

NILES – Spring break began a day early for Niles High School students on Thursday. “Today was the first day we went remote, other than ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan senior awarded for top essay in local DAR contest

THREE OAKS — Six local students were recently recognized for good citizenship by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rebecca Dewey ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

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