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Dowagiac Union Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer
Food Service Program for Children
.  Free meals will be made
available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26
who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. 
The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the
meal service.
Meet up and Eat up 
Click here for more info.

Superintendent Selection

Paul Hartsig
The Dowagiac Board of Education is pleased to announce that it has chosen Paul Hartsig as the new leader of the Dowagiac Union School district. 

An educator for 20 years, Hartsig is currently serving as principal at Bridgman High School. Prior to that, Hartsig had served eight years as the chief administrator at Dowagiac Union High School. He would begin his new position July 1, pending successful contract negotiations. 

"Paul Hartsig has a strong relationship with the community," said School Board President Michelle Helmuth-Charles. "His prior experience working with Dowagiac students and staff was one of the qualities that made him stand out from the other candidates, especially with the challenges that will be facing him when he comes into position this summer with our aging facilities."

Hartsig will replace outgoing Superintendent Dr. Mark Daniel, who will resign from his position effective in July, in order to become superintendent of the McLean County Unit District 5 in Illinois. 

"Things are going great in Dowagiac," Hartsig said. "I am looking forward to working with an outstanding staff, very talented kids, and great people in the system." 


Every person in our community can make a difference
in the lives of students by volunteering your time, 
donating goods or services,
sharing your knowledge,
serving on committees.

To volunteer:

Fill out the volunteer form below and 
return it to a school or to the central office today. 

Building Volunteer Form

Building Volunteer Form SPANISH


A very special thank you to Scott Rose 
(on Facebook as Photography by Scott Rose
for generously providing us with wonderful pictures
 to post here on our website and on our Facebook pages.