01-12-2017 School News & Calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Maddie Layne, smiling brightly for her 1-year- old portrait. She is the granddaughter of Steve and Deedee Stakley of Coloma and Tracy and Chris Jones of Ohio. Her parents are Danny and Ashley Layne of Watervliet. Maddie’s two siblings where in the Kute Kids feature of the Tri-City Record December 29 issue.

W-A-Y Watervliet High School Students of the Month

 The W-A-Y program recognizes two students each month for their dedication to their educational goals. Although they feel that all of their students are awesome, they simply wanted to recognize two students each month for their accomplishments. Sometimes a little recognition can go a long way.

These students were selected by the W-A-Y staff in recognition of recent progress, attendance, communication, attitude and overall devotion to themselves and their educational goals.

The two students for December are Alex Schneider and Madison Harris.

Alex Schneider joined the program in the fall of 2013 as a sophomore and has been meeting the expectations of the program in that time.  He has turned in over 200 projects and finished many credits.  He has worked diligently over the past 30 days to push himself to finish. Alex is very close, needing just a little under a credit. Last year, Alex wrote the radio ad for the WAY program that was aired through 103.7FM.

Alex’s parents are Ronald Thacker and Darlene Schneider.  Alex’s hobbies include writing comic books.  He currently works at Taco Bell and wants to attend Southwestern Michigan College after graduation this May.  His career goal is to become a graphic novelist.  Great job Alex!

Madison Harris joined the W-A-Y program in the fall of 2016 and has recently finished the program.  Madison set a goal to be done by the end of December.  She worked very hard to meet that goal.  She has satisfied the graduate requirements and will receive her diploma!  Her parents are Karah Harris and James Harris.

She currently works at McDonald’s and in her free time loves singing and taking care of her cats.  Her career goal is to attend school and enter a veterinary tech program because she loves working with animals so much!  Great job Madison!

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for the week of January 3 – 6, 2017 are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade – Jerri Mendoza-Ramon, student of Hermes Mendoza & Herlinda Ramon; 10th Grade – Mariela Gutierrez-Quintana, student of Marcelino Rivas & Claudia Quintana; 11th Grade – Adam Wheeler, student of Tamara Wheeler; 12th Grade – Kristen Edge, student of Jennifer Parent & Duwayne Edge. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just being a kind per-son to another. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the HS front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Purdue Club seeks scholarship applicants

 For the 18th year the Purdue Club of SW Michigan seeks scholarship applicants who are or will be attending Purdue University and are permanent residents of Cass, Berrien or Van Buren counties.  Students must complete a scholarship application and provide an original essay per the application instructions.  Applications and essays must be received by the scholarship committee no later than March 1, 2017.  Applications are available at the Purdue Club website www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan.

For answers to any questions regarding the scholarship program please call Glenn Youngstedt, Scholarship Chair, at 269-861-0596.

Alpena Community College Fall 2016 Dean’s List

 The Dean’s List recognizes students of great distinction who have earned perfect 4.00 grade point averages and students of distinction whose grade point averages are between 3.50 and 3.99. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have full-time course loads of 12 or more credits.

Making the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester is Justin Murphy of Hartford.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 6:00 p.m. “2017 MISS WATERVLIET PAGEANT” at the Watervliet High School Auditorium. Tickets are $20 at the door; doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2:00 p.m. “SNOWSHOE WITH A NATURALIST” at Sarett Nature Center for adults. The fee is $3 per person. Snowshoes available for rent.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m. “EXPLORING THE GRAND GALAPAGOS” at North Berrien Historical Museum with Sarett Nature Center Director, Dianne Braybrook. The museum is located at 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. For questions, contact the museum at 269-468-3330 or email to kristen@northberrienhistory.org.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. “TRIVIA NIGHT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 N. Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Buy a table of 10 for $100 or join a table for $10/person. $200 prize to the first place team and there will be a cash bar and door prizes. Call 269-927-4832 for more information.

Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m. “PICKLEBALL” at St. Joseph Catholic School gymnasium on Lucinda Lane, Watervliet. Extra paddles are available, beginners are welcome.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign-up or fee required. For questions, call 468-3431.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for 3-5 year olds. Sign-up required, call 463-6382 for information.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORYTIME” at Hartford Public Library for children four and younger. Every week during the school year.

Thursdays 6 p.m.–10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.


P.O. BOX 7


CALL: 269-463-6397
FAX: 269-463-8329

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