02-01-2018 School news & Calendars

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… for the month of January 2018 are pictured (from the left): Irvin Hernandez is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Laws’ classroom. Irvin is well mannered and polite. His kindness to everyone is commendable. His leadership has made our classroom even better! Kaitlyn Angelo is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Tilly’s room. Kaitlyn is very helpful, kind, and responsible. She is always participating in class activities and gives full effort in every subject. Kaitlyn is also very willing to help other students. Lucadis Fonseca is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Bohle’s room. Lucadis always has a smile on his face. He takes great pride in the classroom and his behavior. He is very respectful and kind to everyone! Great job to all the Rock Stars, keep up the great behavior and work ethic! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Benjamin Charles Mercado born 12/11/16, pictured here at approximately 11 months. His parents are David and Rebecca (Bachman) Mercado of Holland, Michigan. Benjamin is the grandson of Dennis and Debora Bachman of Coloma. His great-grandparents are Ray and Marla Cerny of Benton Harbor.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 1 MS Wrestling at Fennville SAC Meet, 5:00 p.m.; 9th Grade Boys Basketball, home (MS gym) vs. Kal. Christian, 5:30 p.m.; JV Girls & Boys Basketball, Home vs. Fennville, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 2 Elementary Schools Spirit Day; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Fennville, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 3 MS White Girls Basketball, Home vs. TBA, 9:00 a.m.; MS Maroon Girls Basketball at St. Joseph Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Coloma SAC Tournament, 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 5 MS White Girls Basketball at Saugatuck, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m.; 9th Grade Boys, JV Girls & Boys Basketball, Home vs. Saugatuck, 4:15, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; PTO Meeting, South School, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 North School Choir, 3:10 p.m.; North Choir Meeting, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Saugatuck, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7 2 HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL; MS Maroon Girls Basketball, Home vs. Lakeshore, 4:00 & 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8 Berrien County Playgroup at South School, 9:30 a.m.; 9th Grade Boys, JV Girls & Boys Basketball at Coloma, 4:15, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; MS White Girls Basketball at Hartford, 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.; Division 4, District 211 Varsity Wrestling Meet at Watervliet with Bangor, Lawrence & Hartford, 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 9 6th Grade Field Trip to Five Pines; MS Dance, MS Gym, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Coloma, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 10 All HS Basketball at Hartford: 9th Grade Boys, 3:00 p.m.; JV Boys & Varsity Girls, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Boys & JV Girls, 6:00 p.m.; Rec Council Softball & Baseball Sign-up, HS Cafeteria, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE WEEK… for January 22-26, 2018 are (from the left): 9th Grade – Luis Barcenas Perez, student of Luis Barcenas Perez & Maria Perez Gonzalez; 10th Grade – Joseph Beebe, student of John Hall & Denise Beebe and Annie Smith; 11th Grade – Emmanuel (Danny) Martinez-Guerra, student of Eva Martinez-Guerra; 12th Grade – Garrett Brandt, student of Gregg Brandt & Laura Burfield and Theresa Brandt. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Friday, Feb. 2, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” held at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adult; $3/children up to 12; free/under 3. Menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Benefits HOPE Resources Food Pantry. Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m. – noon “WATERVLIET RECREATION COUNCIL SIGN-UP” at Watervliet High School Cafeteria. Visit www.watervlietrec.com or contact Nikki Priebe at 208-6875 for more info. Saturday, Feb. 10, noon – 3 p.m. “WATERVLIET RECREATION COUNCIL SIGN-UP” at Watervliet High School Cafeteria. Visit www.watervlietrec.com or contact Nikki Priebe at 208-6875 for more info. Sunday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m.-closing “GIVE BACK NIGHT” at The Friendly Tavern for HOPE Resources Food Pantry building fund. 10% of sales is donated to this fundraiser. Call 468-6062 for more information. Monday, Feb. 12, “REP. BETH GRIFFIN OFFICE HOURS” as follows: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, 400 S. Kalamazoo St., Paw Paw; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway St.; 1 – 2 p.m. at Decatur Village Hall, 114 N. Phelps St.; 3 – 4 p.m. at Cooper Township Hall, 1590 West D Ave., Kalamazoo. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. “WATERVLIET RECREATION COUNCIL SIGN-UP” at Watervliet High School Cafeteria. Visit www.watervlietrec.com or contact Nikki Priebe at 208-6875 for more info. Wednesday, Feb. 14 “VALENTINE FLOWER & CANDY SALE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary in the hospital lobby at 400 Medical Park Dr. Fridays, Feb. 16-Mar. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph St., Coloma. Adult dinners/$9; all-you-can-eat fish dinners/$11; children 4-12/$5; children 3 and under are free. Call 468-5501 for takeout orders. Saturday, Feb. 24 “HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET” hosted by Berrien County Trophy Toms at Pebblewood Banquet Hall, 9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgman. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00. Event includes games, raffles and auctions. For more info call Dale Jasper at 269-921-3474. Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. “AARON SHUST CONCERT” hosted by Freshwater Community Church at Watervliet High School Auditorium, 450 E. Red Arrow Hwy. $16 general admission tickets available at Eventbrite.com. For more info contact Amy Loshbough at 269-876-1326. Sunday, Mar. 11 “MR. BLOSSOMTIME 2018 CONTEST” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Monday, Mar. 12 “MISS BLOSSOMTIME 2018 PAGEANT” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. For December they focused on learning about being trustworthy. The “Trustworthy” awards for December 2017 included: Jackson Peloquin (Young 5s student in Miss Konkel’s classroom), Remington Sexton (Kindergarten student in Mrs. Griffith’s classroom), Colt Mattner (Kindergarten student in Mrs. Lanham’s classroom), Daniella Romero-Chairez (1st Grader in Mrs. Collis’ classroom) and Chloe Womac (2nd Grader in Mrs. Dobbs’ classroom). Little Panthers… small but mighty!