02-09-2017 School News and Calendars


“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… handsome Hunter McNeal from Houston, Texas. His proud dad is Roger McNeal. This photo was shared by Hunter’s grandma, Patricia McNeal, daughter of Frances (Bayer) McNeal. Hunter is the great-nephew of Karl and Anne Bayer.


W-A-Y Watervliet High School

Honor Roll – 2016 Fall Semester

It is important to recognize students who have demonstrated hard work and have achieved at a high level.  Students who have dedicated themselves to reach goals and surpass expectations need to be recognized.  We are no different here at W-A-Y Watervliet High School.  We have created an honor roll system to publicly recognize students who have earned 1.5 credits or more for the semester, and earned grades of As and Bs or better.  Our first Honor Roll for the 2016 Fall Semester is as follows:

1.5 credits or more

All A’s: Grace Zavoral*, Katie Boze*

A’s and B’s: Samarah Binder, Dax Conley, Derrick Davidson*, Natalie Harris, Tori Osborne, Kayla Spears, Jeremiah Speck, Anthony Wells, Josh Workman

2.0 credits or more

All A’s: Alex Schneider

A’s and B’s: Natasha Gardner, Tayla Krajecki, Faith Lindemann, Elizabeth Snider

2.5 credits or more

A’s and B’s: Cali Doty, Madison Harris*

6 credits or more

A’s and B’s: William Curtis

* Met all graduation requirements

The W-A-Y Watervliet High School staff is very proud of all of our students, and wanted to recognize the students mentioned above who have used strong work ethic, drive and dedication towards their educational goals and achieve at such a high standard.

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. This month they are focusing on learning about cooperation. The “Cooperation” awards for Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2017 were presented to: (from the left) Dallas Clark, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Smith’s room; Miranda Crotts, 1st Grade student in Mrs. Mel-ton’s room; Lucas DeChant, 2nd Grade student in Mrs. Zuniga’s room. Little Panthers… small but mighty!


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 9

Playgroup for 0-5 year olds at South School, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; MS Wrestling at Eau Claire, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls Basketball Home vs. Gobles, 5:30 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball Home vs. Gobles, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 10

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

Saturday, February 11

HS Solo & Ensemble at SMC in Dowagiac, 9:00 a.m.; Individual Wrestling District Meet at Bangor, 9:30 a.m.

Monday, February 13

MS Girls Basketball Home vs. Decatur, 5:00 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15

MS Girls Basketball Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 16

1/2 DAY – ELEMENTARY ONLY

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences, Afternoon & Evening; MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences, Evening Only; MS Wrestling SAC Meet at Home, 5:00 p.m.; Freshman Boys Basketball at Hartford, 5:30 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball at Hartford, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17

1/2 DAY – ALL BUILDINGS

Varsity Boys Basketball Home vs. Hartford, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18

MSVMA HS District Solo & Ensemble at SMC in Dowagiac

Friday, Feb. 10, 5 p.m. “NIGHT TO SHINE” prom event for people with special needs at The Vineland Center, 1155 Vineland Rd., St. Joseph. Hosted by The Shore Church and sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation. For more info, visit www.theshorechurchmichigan.com or call 269-208-3844.

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

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. “WINTER BIRDING” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. $15 fee; call 269-927-4832 to register.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 1:00-6:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” at Watervliet South Elementary School, 433 Lucinda Lane. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment.

Monday, Feb. 20, 6 – 8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC SUMMER BALL SIGN UP” at Red Arrow Elementary School, Hartford. For more information, go to www.hartfordrecreation.org or their Facebook page.

Monday, Feb. 20 & Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m. “2-DAY EXCEL CLASS” at Hartford Public Library. Space limited; registration required; no cost. Call 269-621-3408 for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. “EDEN PARK RESTORATION” presentation at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Free admission; no RSVP. For more information, call 269-468-3330.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “MID-WEST FAMILY JOB FAIR” presented by Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce at Grand Upton Hall, LMC Mendel Center, Benton Harbor. More info at www.myjobfair.com.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “WING KING” at Hidden Pointe Hall, 1062 Nickerson Ave., Benton Harbor. More info and tickets at www.radiosupersaver.com.

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.

Saturday, Mar. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “ST. PATRICK’S BOOK SALE & STORY TIME” at Coloma Public Library. Special Story Time at 1 p.m. for all children. Call 269-468-3431 with any questions.

Saturday, Apr. 8, 9 a.m. “SPRING STAMPEDE” 5k run and walk at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. Registration and packet pick-up will be open at 7:30 that morning. Pre-register by March 24 for $20, at www.sarett.com.

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

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-noon “PLAYTIME” at Hartford Public Library, 15 Franklin St. Babies and toddlers accompanied by parents are welcome for interactive playtime. Call 269-621-3408 or visit hartfordpl.michlibrary.org for more programs available.

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 269-468-3431.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for children 3-5 years old. Sign up required, call 269-463-6382 for information.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORY TIME” at Hartford Public Library for children 5 and younger; every week during the school year. Call 269-621-3408 for information.

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

Third Monday of every month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 269-468-8422.

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