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  • The WEB picnic will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at Waddell Park in Niles.
  • NMS Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday May 14th 2024. Sixth Grade is at 6:00 p.m and Seventh and Eighth Grade is at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Staff and Students will have an annual Walk for Cure day on Monday, May 20th.
  • The McKinley Memorial Library will visit NMS during lunch periods on Thursday May 16th.
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade Band Concert Will be on Tuesday May, 9th 2024 at 7:30 p.m at NMS gymnasium.
  • The Sixth Grade Band Concert will be held on Tuesday May 9th 2024 at 6:00 p.m at NMS gymnasium.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th- May 10th 2024!
  • Sports banquet is May 21st.
  • The 6th grade Camp Fitch trip is Wednesday April 17th- Friday, April 19th.
  • The last PANDA Club meeting for 6th grade will be on Thursday, April 11th at 3:00-3:50 p.m.
The Student News Site of Niles Middle School


The Student News Site of Niles Middle School


Great job making the High school Drill Line!
Congratulations Cece!
April 15, 2024
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April 10, 2024

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Goodbye Eighth Grade
Melissa Ciminero, Editor • May 30, 2023

Marathon Math Man!



What is your wife’s name? : Cathy

How many kids do you have? : 2 daughters, Macey and Anna

Do you have any pets? : I have a cat named Moose

How did you spend your summer?  Running, biking, and spending time with my family.

What is your favorite TV series and movie? : My favorite TV series is Seinfeld and my favorite movie is Gladiator.

What is your favorite song and artist? : My Favorite song is Under Pressure. My favorite artist is David Bowie.

What is your favorite thing to do? (not running) : Spending time with my wife and kids

What is your favorite food? : Pizza

As a teacher, what is your favorite part about it? :Seeing the progress of my students.

Have you always wanted to be a teacher? : No, I had various jobs when I was younger, but they weren’t rewarding.

When did you find your passion for running? : I started to really like running in my mid- 40s. (I’m 54 now)

How many marathons have you run? : I’ve run 26 marathons

What advice would you give to any of your students from your life experiences? : That life is not a spectator sport. Find something you enjoy and get after it.

What advice would you give to any aspiring athletes? : To get out of your comfort zone. This is where the magic happens.