02-13-2020 Columns; School News & Calendars

PLEDGE IN ACTION AWARD WINNERS… at Watervliet’s South Elementary School are (from the left): Paisley Wallace (Mrs. Dobb’s 2nd Grade), Madison Fleming (Mrs. Collis’ 1st Grade), Jocelyn Andrews (Mrs. Schmidt’s Kindergarten), Noah Ponce (Mrs. Lanham’s Kindergarten), and Chelsea Alcaraz (Mrs. Konkel’s Young 5s). Teachers, staff, and students at Watervliet South School take the “South School Pledge” together every morning. The pledge focuses on building the character traits of trustworthiness, cooperation, respectfulness, responsibility, and doing your personal best. In the classroom, teachers work with their Little Panthers to identify, develop and encourage these positive character traits throughout the year. These five students were nominated for the “South School Pledge in Action Award” for consistently showing Trustworthiness in the classroom.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL… “Students of the Week” for Feb. 3 – 7, 2020 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Kendra Briley, student of Kenneth & Sarah Briley; 10th Grade – Kelly Parra, student of Oscar Parra & Rocio Olivarez; 11th Grade – Brock Schaner, student of Matt & Cyndi Schaner. Not pictured is 12th Grade – Ismael Paniagua Vega, student of Jose Paniagua & Maria Vega de Paniagua. Congratulations to these students and keep up the great work!

Watervliet Public Schools events

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 Varsity Wrestling at Individual District Tournament, TBD, 9:00 a.m.; MSVMA District and Solo Ensemble at Southwestern Michigan College Monday, February 17 MS Girls White Basketball at Fennville, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Buchanan, 6:00 p.m.; 7th – 12th Grade Pre-Festival Band Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 Boys JV and Girls Varsity Basketball at Lawton, 5:30 p.m.; Boys Varsity and Girls JV Basketball at Lawton, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 MS Girls Maroon Basketball at Lawton, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Regional Team Tournament, TBA Thursday, February 20 MS Wrestling SAC Meet at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.; 7th Grade White & Maroon Girls Basketball at Lakeshore, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; 8th Grade White & Maroon Girls Basketball vs. Lakeshore, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; 7th – 12th Grade Pre-Festival Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21 Basketball Senior Night: Seniors recognized between games – Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Saugatuck, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m.; Middle School Daddy-Daughter Dance at North School, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22 Varsity Wrestling at Individuals Regional Tournament, TBA; JV Boys Basketball vs. Holland Calvary, 3:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Holland Calvary, 4:30 p.m.; HALL OF FAME EVENT: Half-time of Varsity Basketball Game

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