02-14-2019 School News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” IS… Phoenix Grosjean, 4 months old, on Christmas Day. He is the son of Doug Grosjean & Katie O’Riley of Dearborn MI. His grandparents are Jeff & Amy O’Riley of Watervliet, Alvin Grosjean (deceased) and Alma Bodi of Sylvania OH. Phoenix is the great-grandson of Eugene & Carol O’Riley of Hartford. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, February 14 9th Grade Boys Basketball Home vs. Kalamazoo Christian, 4:15 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball, Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; MS Wrestling SAC Meet at Coloma, 5:00 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; 9th Grade, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball, Home vs. Brandywine, 2:00, 3:30 & 5:00 p.m. Hall Of Fame event at halftime of varsity game. Monday, February 18 MS Girls White Basketball at Fennville, 5:00 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Basketball, Home vs. Calvary High School, 7:00 p.m.; Pre-Festival Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 7th Grade Girls Basketball at Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.; 9th Grade, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball, Home vs. South Haven, 4:15, 5:45 & 7:15 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT – Boys Basketball, Cheerleaders & Dance Team Wednesday, February 20 MS Girls Maroon Basketball at Lawton, 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21 9th Grade Boys, JV Girls/Boys Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 4:15, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; MS Wrestling at Constantine SAC Meet, 5:00 p.m.; MS Girls Maroon Basketball at Lakeshore, 5:00 p.m.; Pre-Festival Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 22 Mid-Marking Period Progress Reports; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball at Coloma, 6:00/7:30 p.m.; Team Finals Wrestling at Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo; PTO Movie Night at South School, TBA Saturday, February 23 MS Wrestling at Coloma, TBA; Team Finals Wrestling at Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo

COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL… January 2019 Students of the Month are (from the left): 9th Grade – Cali Grennon, 10th Grade – Bernabe Guzman Hidalgo, 11th Grade – Jackson Hodges, 12th Grade – Dylan Whitaker.

Miss & Mr. Blossomtime Pageant tickets on sale Feb. 18 The Blossomtime Festival is excited to announce that the 2019 Miss Blossomtime and Mr. Blossomtime Pageant tickets will be open for public sale beginning Monday, Feb. 18 at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme, “America, the Places You’ll Go” has inspired two wonderful evenings of entertainment, music, and glamour. The Mr. Blossomtime and Showcase of Queens Pageant is Sunday evening, March 10 at 6:30 .m. and tickets are $20.00. The Miss Blossomtime Pageant is the following evening on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $20.00. Program price will be $5.00. The pageants, both nights, are held at the Mendel Center Mainstage and are guaranteed to be wonderful evenings full of talented young ladies and gentlemen, and the coronation of the 2019 Blossomtime Royalty. Please call the Blossomtime office at 269-982-8016, or stop by at 2330 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph to purchase tickets in advance, availability is limited.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH… A new tradition is started at Coloma Elementary as one student is selected by staff in each class for grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Students pictured are (from the left): 1st row – Daisy Banda (2nd), Andrew Ulleg (K), Sophia Swan (1st), Emily Garcia-Hernandez (1st), Jack Selvidge (1st); 2nd row – Addison Page Ferrer (1st), Weston Karrels (K), Chase Kiser (K), Kaylee Shaw Kimber (K), Abella Blaskie (K), Gracie Shook (K); 3rd row – Matthew Hejduk (3rd), Lila Groendyk (3rd), Chase Boyd (2nd), Isabella Muenchow (3rd), Cassidy Lutrell (3rd), Loraline Richey (3rd), Kollen Norden (2nd).

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 14 6th grade Choir Informance, 8:15a.m.; Little Learners Preschool Field Trip to Curious Kids Museum, 8:45–11:30 a.m.; Family Movie Day Coloma Intermediate, 12:30-2:30 p.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. Friday, February 15 Bowling Conference Tournament at Eastland Bowl, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Gobles, 6:00/7:30p.m. Saturday, February 16 Varsity Wrestling Individual Regionals at Williamston; Varsity Competitive Cheer Districts at Otsego; 9th/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Dowagiac, 4:00/5:30/7:00 p.m. Monday, February 18 K-12 No School, Mid-Winter Break Tuesday, February 19 Middle School Girls Basketball at Lawton, 5:00/6:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. South Haven, 5:30/7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 Junior High Invitation only Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:00 p.m.; 9th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Kalamazoo Hackett, 4:15 p.m.; Middle School Girls Basketball at Saugatuck, 5:00/6:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Schoolcraft, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Boys Basketball at Schoolcraft 5:30/7:00 p.m.; Thursday, February 21 9th Grade Boys/JV Girls/JV Boys Basketball at Watervliet, 4:15/5:30/7:00 p.m.; Middle School Wrestling at Constantine, 5:00 p.m.

Marrissa Pritchard of Coloma on Olivet College President’s List Marrissa Pritchard of Coloma is one of 96 of Olivet College’s highest achieving students. She has been named to the 2018 fall President’s List. To make the President’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Established in 1844, Olivet College is a private, liberal arts institution located in south central Michigan. The college remains dedicated to its academic vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility by providing a quality higher education to all, regardless of gender, race or financial means. From enrollment to graduation, Olivet College is committed to each student’s personal, academic and career success.

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. 19, 7:00 p.m. “ARTIFACTS OF ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE” presentation by retired Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mike Kline at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Free program, no RSVP required. For questions, call 468-3330 Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:15 p.m. “CHUCK YOUR CHANGE” fund-raiser hosted by WHS Student Council. Coin collection during boys’ varsity basketball game to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thursday, Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m. “CLOVERLEAF SPELLING COMPETITION” at Lake Michigan College Mainstage. Public is invited. Inclement weather cancellation information can be found at www.berrienresa.org Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. “FLAHERTY PARK ICE BOWL” 36-hole singles disc golf tournament hosted by Sand Ridge Disc Golf Club at Flaherty Park, 309 Butternut St., Watervliet. $30 registration fee includes chili cook-off lunch between rounds at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet. To participate or make donation email sandridgedgc@gmail.com or register at dgscene.com/FlahertyIB. Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. “VAN BUREN REGIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING” at Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence. Open to the public. Check the Facebook page for VBRGS Southwest Michigan Genealogy for updates. 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. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STAY & PLAY” at Hartford Public Library. Unstructured story hour includes play time with doll house, giant LEGOS, computers, sticker sheets and possibly stories. No registration required or no age limit. Thursdays, 6 – 10 p.m. “TRAP SHOOTING” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club Second Thursday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP” at Lakeland Healthcare Frederick S. Upton Education Center rooms 5 & 6, 1234 Napier Ave. For info, contact Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 800-852-9781 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.