02-21-2019 School News & Calendars

Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” IS… 4-year-old Rosalie DaPalma. She just celebrated her birthday in December. Her mom is Alisha DePalma from St Joseph, Michigan. Rosie’s Aunt Angela Miles shared this photo with the Tri-City Record readers out of love for her niece. 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”?

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Friday, February 22 Bowling Team Regionals at M66 Bowl; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Watervliet, 6:00/7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23 Bowling Individual Regionals @ M66. MS Wrestling Tournament at Coloma, 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 25 MS Girls Basketball at Watervliet, 5:00/6:00 p.m.; JH Study Hall Closed Tuesday, February 26 JV/Varsity Girls Basketball at Dowagiac, 5:00/6:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 27 2-Hour Delayed Start K-12; Varsity Boys Basketball Districts at Lakeshore vs. South Haven/ Lakeshore winner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28 JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Kalamazoo Hackett, 5:30/7:00 p.m.

IGHTY PANTHER AWARD WINNERS AT SOUTH ELEMENTARY… All students at Watervliet’s South Elementary School began 2019 in a MIGHTY way with the school-wide PBIS kick-off. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. Teachers, staff, and students are working together throughout South Elementary to “Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible” which all add up to: BE A MIGHTY PANTHER! These five students were awarded the first “Mighty Panther Awards” for their amazing behavior on the playground. Pictured (from the left) are Brayden Strong (Miss Konkel’s Y5 student), Adelyn Tyler (Mrs. Griffith’s Kindergartener), Isabel Maack (Mrs. Schmidt’s Kindergartener), Cierra Woodson (Mrs. Collis’ 1st grader), and Samuel Casiano (Mrs. Iliff’s 2nd grader).

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, February 21 Freshman 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, 9:00 a.m.; Team Finals Wrestling at Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo Monday, February 25 MS/HS MSVMA District Choral Festival; MS Girls White Basketball Home vs. Coloma, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Girls JV & Varsity Basketball Home vs. LMC – SENIOR NIGHT, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Boys District Basketball round one, WHS vs. Bangor at Brandywine, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 MS/HS MSVMA District Choral Festival; Girls JV & Varsity basketball at Michigan Lutheran, 6:00 & 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 27 Fellowship of Christian Athletes, HS, 7:00 a.m.; Financial Aid Night, WHS Media Center, 5:00–7:00 p.m.; MS Girls Maroon Basketball Home vs. Schoolcraft, 5:00 & 6:00 p.m.; Boys District Basketball round two at Brandywine, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28 Martel Taylor at North School, 5:00–6:30 p.m.; JV & Varsity Girls Basketball at Schoolcraft, 5:30 & 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 1 Boys District Basketball Final at Brandywine, TBA; MS Wrestling Watervliet Invitational at WHS, 4:00 p.m. Saturday March 2 Rec Council Baseball/Softball sign-up, WHS Cafeteria, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; MS Girls White Basketball at Comstock Tournament, 10:00 a.m.

RINCIPAL OFFICE AWARDS… at Coloma Intermediate School for the week of Feb. 11, 2019 are (from the left) Exavier Allard, Sahara Norton and Michelle Quintana-Santana.

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. Friday, Mar. 1, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Cost $5/adults; $3/children up to 12; free for children under three. Hosted by Coloma Lioness Club. Saturday, Mar. 2, 10 a.m. “4-H FUNDRAISING AUCTION” for Van Buren County at Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence. Doors open at 9 a.m. For more information on the auction contact Gary Consford at 355-0994 or Janice Zerbe at 657-8213. For a full listing of auction items, go to: www.vbc4-H.com. Saturday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m. “TRIVIA NIGHT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. 10 person table/$100 or $10/person to join a table; adults only; call 927-4832 to register. Cash bar. $200 prize to the 1st place team. Sunday, Mar. 3, 2 p.m. “HOW TO MAPLE SUGAR” at Sarett Nature Center. $5/non-member adults Tuesday, Mar. 5, 5:30-8 p.m. “FAT TUESDAY LASAGNA DINNER” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph St. Menu includes lasagna, salad & garlic toast. Cost is $9.50/adults, $4.00/children 4-12, free/children under 4. 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, 9 a.m. “ST. PATRICK’S 5K RUN/WALK” at Coloma Charter Twp. Hall, 4919 Paw Paw Lake Rd hosted by the LEO Club. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sign up online at runsignup.com/colomastpatricks5k. Questions can be emailed to racers@swmiracers.org. Saturday, Mar. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “ST. PATRICK’S BOOK SALE” at the Coloma Public Library Saturday, Mar. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. “ST. PATRICK’S SCAVENGER HUNT” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. 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. Thursday, Mar. 21 “KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP” for Hartford Public Schools March 22-23, 7 p.m. “THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.” musical production at Watervliet High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10/adults & $7/students and sr. citizens; contact Tami Brush at 463-0427. Saturday, Mar. 23, 5 p.m. “HARTFORD FOUNDATION DINNER AUCTION” at West Street Station, 210 West St., Coloma. Happy Hour 5:00, Dinner 6:00, Live Auction 7:00; Tickets are $30 March 25-26 “KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP” for Coloma Community Schools

Watervliet High School students to perform Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. in March

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be presented in the Watervliet High School Auditorium on Friday, March 22, 2019 and Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The 60-minute musical is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The cast contains approximately 55 students directed by Tami Brush, and assisted by Erin Faultersack, Jennifer Hollandsworth and Alyson Wendzel. This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. The performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” are open to the public in the Watervliet High School Auditorium on Friday, March 22, 2019 and Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. For more ticket information contact Tami Brush at 269-463-0427.

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