01-26-2017 School news and Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… 5-week-old Kenzie Soo-Youn Bannen of Chicago, IL. She was born December 6, 2016, to Dr. Todd and Theresa Bannen. Kenzie is the granddaughter of Ken and Bonnie Bannen of Watervliet, and Dr. Hi and Soo Song of St. Clair Shores, MI.


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 26

Freshman Boys Basketball Home vs. Delton Kellogg, 4:15 p.m.; MS Wrestling SAC Meet at Decatur, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls Basketball Home vs. Delton Kellogg, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, January 27

Elementary Report Cards Go Home

JV Boys Basketball Home vs. Delton Kellogg, 4:15 p.m.; Varsity Girls Basketball Home vs. Delton Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball Home vs. Delton Kellogg, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28

HS Wrestling at BC Meet (St. Joseph), 9:00 a.m.; JV Girls Basketball Home vs. Lawrence, 2:30 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball Home vs. Lawrence, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls Basketball Home vs. Lawrence, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball Home vs. Lawrence, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 30

Freshman Boys Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 4:15 p.m.; MS Girls Basketball at Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:30 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31

Varsity Girls Basketball at Coloma, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1

2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE – All buildings

7th/8th grade Girls Basketball at Bangor Middle School South Walnut Gym, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 2

Freshman Boys Basketball Home vs. Saugatuck, 4:15 p.m.; 7th/8th grade Girls Basketball Home vs. Hartford, 4:30 p.m.; MS Wrestling at Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls Basketball Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:30 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball Home vs. Saugatuck, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, February 3

Varsity Girls Basketball at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball at Saugatuck, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4

TBA MS Wrestling at New Buffalo Tournament

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. For January they are focusing on learning about cooperation. The “Cooperation” awards for January 16-20, 2017 were presented to: (from the left) Noah Hutchins, Young 5s student in Miss Konkel’s room; Landon Wolford, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Lanham’s room; Kaylee Bartee, 1st Grade student in Mrs. Collis’ room; Mackenzie Birmele, 2nd Grade student in Mrs. Dobb’s room. Little Panthers… small but mighty!


HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for the week of January 16-20, 2017 are pic-tured (from the left): 9th Grade – Carter Gendron, student of Raymond & Amy Gendron; 10th Grade – Luz Rosita Alon-so, student of Martin Gutierrez; 11th Grade – Olivia Ziemer, student of Robert & Michelle Ziemer; 12th Grade – Amara Wesaw, student of Deanna Brown & Fabian Wesaw. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For exam-ple: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just be-ing a kind person 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!


Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church

425 E. Main St., Hartford

 Monday, January 30, lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; Bingo & Euchre/cards, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31, lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; Cardio Drumming, computer help and Euchre/cards, 1:00 p.m.; Knitting, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, February 3, lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; Euchre/cards, 1:00 p.m.; Knitting, crocheting & needlework, 1:30 p.m.

Calling all musicians!

For those who played an instrument years ago, enjoy music and find it meaningful in your life, there are many opportunities to get involved in the many music groups available through Senior Services.   It is a great way to meet new friends and relieve stress!    Hand bell choir, chimes, women’s ensemble/choir, instrumental groups and more.   No auditions required.  Contact MaryBeth at (269) 487-7935 if you are interested in being involved.

Senior odyssey!

Looking for a way to stretch your mind, make new friends and have a different outlook on the challenges life brings your way?  Odyssey of the Mind is a program designed to encourage participants to use their lifelong experiences, knowledge and skills in new and creative ways. The group meets each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Paw Paw Center, Paw Paw Lions Club, 59050 CR 665. New members are welcomed to join in on the fun.

Diabetic Support Group!

Being newly diagnosed with diabetes can be confusing and overwhelming with all the new things to learn and understand. Joining a support group is a positive step to take which can help on the path toward improved health and well-being. Please join Melissa Austin, BSN, RN at the Paw Paw Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 20 as she discusses how to cope with the diabetes diagnosis.

All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities.

Any questions or comments, please, contact Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available through Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24 hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 28, 6:00 p.m. “GOURMET GLIDE (AKA WALK)” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 N. Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Lit trails, bonfire and appetizers followed by potluck dinner. Participants should bring a potluck dish to pass, dinnerware and beverage. Sarett will provide soup and hot beverage. $8/adults, $3 for children under 12. Call 269-927-4832 to register.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 3:00 p.m. “OWLS” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 N. Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Learn about owls with pictures, live owls and hands-on activities. Please register at 269-927-4832; $4/adult, $2/child.

Friday, Feb. 3, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adult; $3/children up to 12; under 3, free. Proceeds to North Berrien Food Pantry; hosted by Watervliet Free Methodist Church.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. – noon “WATERVLIET REC BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SIGN UP” at Watervliet High School cafeteria. Bring child for uniform sizing.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. “WATERVLIET REC BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SIGN UP” at Watervliet High School cafeteria. Bring child for uniform sizing.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. – noon “WATERVLIET REC BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SIGN UP” at Watervliet High School cafeteria. Bring child for uniform sizing.

Monday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. “WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION PLANNING MEETING” at the Watervliet Fire Department. Open to anyone interested in helping plan this year’s celebration.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m. “16TH ANNUAL HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET” at Pebblewood Banquet Hall, 9794 Jericho Rd. Bridgman. Contact Dale Jasper at 269-921-3474 or email kkdjasper1992@sbcglobal.net; or Jerry Flenar at 269-240-5371 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.

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