02-07-2019 School News & Calendars

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, February 7 Varsity Wrestling Team Districts at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball at River Valley, 6:00 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball at Saugatuck, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; Middle School Wrestling at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 8 WINTERFEST – Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Saugatuck, 6:00/7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9 Varsity Wrestling Individual Districts at Constantine; Varsity Competitive Cheer at Portage Central, 10:00 a.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball & Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball vs. Lawton, 11:00 a.m./12:30/2:00/3:30 p.m.; Coloma students PreK-5th Grade Daddy Daughter Dance – Coloma Intermediate Alwood Gym, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, February 11 Junior High Study Hall Closed; Bowling vs. Kalamazoo Christian at Kelley’s Bowl, 4:00 p.m.; Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Fennville at home, 5:00/6:00 p.m..; Varsity Competitive Cheer at Lakeshore, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12 9th Grade/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball at South Haven 4:15/5:30/7:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Girls Basketball at Benton Harbor, 5:00/6:30 p.m.; Coloma Elementary Family Game Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 2-hour Delayed Start; Bowling at Martin, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14 6th grade Choir Informance 8:15 a.m.; Middle School Wrestling at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball at Gobles, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; Pre-Festival Choir Concert Grades 7-12, 7:00 p.m.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, February 7 MS Wrestling SAC Meet at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.; 7th Girls White Basketball at Benton Harbor, 5:00 p.m.; 8th Girls Maroon Basketball at Benton Harbor, 6:00 p.m.; Freshmen Boys Basketball, Home vs. Hackett, 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 8 Spirit Day at North School; MS Dance, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball at Martin, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Martin, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9 Band Solo & Ensemble at Southwestern MI College; Varsity Wrestling Individual Districts at Lawton, 9:30 a.m.; MS Girls Maroon & White Basketball, Home vs. Bloomingdale and New Buffalo, 10:00/11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m.; JV Boys & Varsity Girls Basketball at Hartford, 5:30 p.m.; JV Girls & Varsity Boys Basketball at Hartford, 7:15 p.m. Monday, February 11 4:30 (8th) & 5:30 (7th) PM MS Girls Maroon Basketball at St. Joseph; MS Girls White Basketball Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 & 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 12 JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Home vs. South Haven, Coaches Vs. Cancer Game & Girls Basketball Senior Night, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 Second Semester Count Day; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, HS, 7:00 a.m.; MS Girls White Basketball Home vs. Niles, 5:00 & 6:15 p.m. Thursday, February 14 Freshmen Boys Basketball Home vs. Kalamazoo Christian, 4:15 p.m.; MS Wrestling SAC Meet at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls & Boys Basketball Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:30, & 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 15 1/2 day for Students & Staff, All Buildings; North School Valentine’s Day parties; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Saugatuck, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m.; North School Daddy/Daughter Dance at MS Gym, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16 MSVMA HS District Solo & Ensemble Choir, TBA; Freshman, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball Home vs. Brandywine, 2:00, 3:30 & 5:00 p.m.; Hall of Fame event at halftime of varsity game

WMS Students of the Month for January 2019

The sixth grade team at Watervliet Middle School is proud to announce Alyssa Brown as Student of the Month for January! Alyssa is the daughter of Staci Unruh Brown and David Brown. She has one sister, Katelyn, who is 9. Alyssa’s favorite subject is math. She likes the challenge of solving

problems and loves to play with numbers. She enjoys reading, doing crafts, camping and being outdoors. After Alyssa graduates from high school, she would like to go to college to become a teacher. The sixth grade team chose Alyssa because she is cheerful, helpful, works hard, does her best and is always respectful. The seventh grade team is proud to announce Trevor Tavolacci as the January Student of the Month! Trevor is the son of Beth and Jason Schaefer. He has a younger brother named Deven. Trevor likes all of his teachers, but his favorite class is art because he likes to draw and work with clay. Mrs. Zalewski-Buck says, “Trevor is a talented young artist. He is reflective on his art making process, enhancing his creative ability while illustrating strong character. Being exceptionally skillful with his fine attention to detail, Trevor has created successful artworks throughout the course of this year. In the words of Henri Matisse, ‘Creativity takes courage.’ I am certain Trevor will continue to flourish during his creative pursuits.” At school, Trevor is a member of Honor Club and sings in the choir. Outside of school, Trevor enjoys drawing and playing video games. His favorite game is Super Mario Brothers. Trevor’s friends describe him as a really good friend who will cheer you up when you are sad, listen to you when you are having a hard time and need to talk, and is just a really fun person. In the future, Trevor would like to attend the University of Michigan and create animations for YouTube. Eighth grade at WMS is proud to announce Reegan McConnell as Student of the Month for January! Reegan is the daughter of Bobbie Klann and has one brother, Kyle McConnell. Reegan’s favorite subject in school is History. Her love of the subject has inspired her to want to attend college after high school to become a college professor in the subject of history. In Reegan’s free time she enjoys drawing, reading and cooking. Reegan is a hard worker in the classroom, has a positive attitude, is kind to others and is always willing to help out! Congratulations to all three students for January!

Hartford High School “Students of the Week” for Jan. 14-18, 2019 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Tyjah Covington, student of Thomas & Nancy Covington; 10th Grade – Donovan Baham, student of Robert and Amanda Baham; 11th Grade – Yovana Naranjo, student of Braulio Naranjo & Hortencia Victoria; 12th Grade – Isai Ordonez, student of Raymundo & Matilde Ordonez. 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 doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year all Student 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! EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo is a rerun from the January 24 issue with the parent’s names corrected for Donovan Baham.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-noon “JUNIOR NATURALIST CLUB” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor for kids ages 7-12 interested in nature. Cost is $6. Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. “SOUTH AFRICAN PRESENTATION” by Sarett Nature Center Director and Naturalist Dianne Braybrook at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Cost is $5 for non members. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL SIGN UP” at Redwood Elementary School main entrance. For more information, visit www.hartfordrecreation.org. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4-5:30 p.m. “VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT” at the Hartford Public Library. Activities include cookie decorating, crafting Valentines and playing games for prizes. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. “WINDMILL SAILS AND MILLERS TALES” lecture by miller Alisa Crawford, Windmill Island, Holland, MI at Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven. Admission is $8, $7 for seniors. There is no admission fee for Museum members. For more information, contact the Museum at 269-637-8078 ext. 3 or visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/events Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m. “A NIGHT WITH ELVIS” St. Jude Fund-raiser at the Coloma FOP 147, 3470 Angling Rd., Coloma. Tickets are $10 and include AYCE spaghetti dinner served from 4-7 p.m. Showtimes are 6 & 7:15 p.m. Open to public; raffle prizes; 50/50 drawing. Call Herb Fickett at 269-208-3380 for more info. Saturday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. “SWEETHEART BANQUET” at Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. Catered dinner cost is $10/ticket; 100% proceeds benefit Pat Rosier heart transplant fund. Call 621-4521 for tickets. February 16-17, 2019 “WINTER FREE FISHING WEEKEND” visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. “POKEMON DROP-IN” at Hartford Public Library includes Pokemon Wii and Pokemon scavenger hunt. Attendees may bring own cards to show. Thursday, Mar. 7, 6-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL SIGN UP” at Redwood Elementary School main entrance. For more information, visit www.hartfordrecreation.org. Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:30 p.m. “LIGHTED ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE” in downtown Coloma. Visit www.coloma-watervliet.org or call Chana Kniebes at 757-2457 for more information. Mondays, 7 p.m. “PUB THEOLOGY” at Arclight Brewery. Public is invited to join in discussions hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

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