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02-06-2020 School news & calendars

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL… “Students of the Week” for Jan. 27-31, 2020 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Lindsey Goodson, student of David & Lisa Goodson; 10th Grade – Breanna Truelove, student of Shannon & Stephanie Truelove; 11th Grade – Anthony Bouwkamp – student of Joseph Bouwkamp & Candice Martell; 12th Grade – Francisco Medrano Quiroz Jr., student of Francisco Medrano & Martha Quiroz. Congratulations to these students and keep up the great work!

Coloma Community Schools events

Friday, February 7 Daddy Daughter Dance for Pre K-5 students, Western Theme, 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball vs. Fennville, starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8 Middle School Girls Basketball at St. Joe Fieldhouse, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Lawton, 10:00 a.m.; Varsity Cheer at Portage Central High School, 10:00 a.m.; Mother Son Dance for Pre K-5 students, Western Theme, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, February 10 Jr. High Study Hall Closed; Bowling vs. Constantine, 4:00 p.m.; Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Fennville, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Benton Harbor, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Boys Basketball at Benton Harbor, 5:30/7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12 2-Hour Late Start; Count Day; Bowling at Burr Oak, 4:00 p.m.; Jr. High Valentines Dance, 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Varsity Wrestling Districts at South Haven, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13 Pre Festival Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m.; Middle School Girls Basketball at Fennville, 5:00 p.m.; Middle School Wrestling at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Saugatuck, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; Middle School and Varsity Competitive Cheer at Berrien Springs, 6:00 p.m.

COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL… January 2020 Students of the Month are (from the left): freshman – Kyle Burnett; sophomore – Christopher Eastman; junior – Ja’Vachey Hill; and senior – Lillian Arnold.

Watervliet Public Schools events

Thursday, February 6 Playgroup in South School Gym, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; MS Wrestling at Galesburg-Augusta SAC meet, 5:00 p.m.; MS White Basketball vs. Benton Harbor, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; JV Girls & Boys Basketball at Gobles, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Boys Freshman Basketball vs. Buchanan, 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 7 South School Spirit Day; Middle School Dance, MS Gym, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Gobles, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8 TBA MS Girls Maroon Basketball at SJ Upton MS, Berrien County Tournament; Varsity Wrestling at Lawton – SAC Championship Tournament, 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 10 7th Grade Girls White Basketball vs. Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Girls Maroon Basketball vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Girls JV Basketball at Bangor, 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 11 Boys Freshman Basketball vs. Bridgman, 5:30 p.m.; Boys JV & Varsity Basketball at Buchanan, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12 Varsity Wrestling at Division 3 District Tournament, South Haven, 6:00 p.m.; W-A-Y Watervliet HS Commencement Ceremony, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13 1/2 Day for Elementary Schools Only; Afternoon and Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences, Elementary Buildings; Parent/Teacher Conferences, MS & HS Buildings, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Hackett, 5:30 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade Girls White Basketball at New Buffalo, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 14 1/2 Day for All School Buildings; Midterm Progress Reports; Valentine’s Day Parties at North School Saturday, February 15 TBA MSVMA District and Solo Ensemble at Southwestern Michigan College; Varsity Wrestling at Individual District Tournament, 9:00 a.m.

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary School Friday, Feb. 7, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Menu: soup, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Cost: $5/adults; $3/children up to 12; free for children under three. Proceeds go the HOPE Resources. Saturday, Feb. 15, 4-6 p.m. “VALENTINE’S MOSTACCIOLI DINNER” hosted by Freshwater Community Church as Watervliet Fire Department. Free pasta dinner open to the public includes salad, garlic bread, beverage & dessert. Call Amy at 269-876-1326 for more information. Saturday, Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m. “VALENTINE’S STEAK FRY” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 St. Joseph Ave. Menu: 12 oz. ribeye, baked potato, salad bar, Texas toast. Tickets: $13 until Feb. 9; $14 at the door. Benefits building improvement fund. Monday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. “PRESIDENT’S DAY STORY TIME” at Coloma Public Library with special guest “Abraham Lincoln”. Includes craft and photo opportunities. Monday, Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary School Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER” hosted by Coloma Lioness Lions Club at Riverside United Methodist Church, 4401 Fikes Rd. Free will offering supports Lioness scholarship program for Coloma students. All you can eat spaghetti served with garlic bread, salad & dessert. To-go meals available. Saturday, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m. “HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET” at Pebblewood Banquet Hall, 9794 Jericho Rd., Bridgman hosted by Berrien County Trophy Toms chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation. Call Dale Jasper at 269-921-3474 or send email to for more info. Saturday, Feb. 22 “HALL OF FAME NIGHT” at Watervliet High School during varsity basketball game vs. Calvary High School Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-noon “TAX OPEN HOUSE” at Lincoln Twp. Hall, 2055 W. John Beers Rd, Stevensville with Hungerford Nichols CPA + Advisors offered by Rep. Pauline Wendzel. Thursday, March 5, 5-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary School Friday, March 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary School Saturday, March 14 “ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION” in Coloma includes 5K run/walk, Coloma Public Library book sale, North Berrien Historical Museum children’s event, Coloma Methodist Church Irish Stew Dinner and 8:30 p.m. lighted parade Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m. “4-H STRAIGHT SHOOTERS OPEN HOUSE” at Watervliet Rod and Gun Club, 3413 Hennessey Rd. Sign up session for 9-19 year olds. Fee is $10 per year per child.



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