02-27-2020 School news & calendars

Grace Christian School announces Open House

Grace Christian School (GCS) of Watervliet will be hosting its annual Open House on Tuesday, March 17 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The Open House will start off at 5:00 with a complimentary Chili Dinner. Following the dinner, those families who are interested in enrolling for school year 2020-2021 will be given tours of classrooms and have opportunities to meet the staff of Grace Christian. Grace Christian is a Pre-K thru 12th grade school and is the only non-denominational Christian school in this tri-county area. They are now enrolling for Fall of 2020. STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Each month, the faculty and staff at GCS chooses a Junior High student and a High School student for the honor of “Student of the Month”. These students are chosen based on Christian character and citizenship. February’s students are 8th Grader, Kaylee Bradshaw and 11th Grader, Isaac Reeve.

Both Kaylee and Isaac are involved in the Student Council, Band, Choir, Drama, Academic Clubs, Worship Team and are excellent examples of what a Grace Christian Patriot should be.

PLEDGE IN ACTION AWARD WINNERS… at Watervliet South Elementary School are: (from the left) Cierra Woodson (Mrs. Iliff’s 2nd Grade), Lianna Perez (Mrs. Melton’s 1st Grade), Frankie Rose (Mrs. Cullitan’s 1st Grade), Landon Cortes-J (Mrs. Smith’s Kindergarten), and Claire Poupard (Mrs. Pratt’s Kindergarten). 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. 17 – 21 are (from the left): 9th Grade – Guimell Hernandez, student of Gerardo Hernandez & Petra Anguiano; 10th Grade – Vanessa DelaRosa, student of Mike DelaRosa & Sarah Queen; 11th Grade – Austin Findlay, student of Michael Findlay & Teresa Wise; 12th Grade – Nicholas Pultz, student of David & Dorothy Pultz. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!


Tri-City students on LMC President and Dean’s lists

Lake Michigan College has announced the names of their students recognized for academic achievement during the fall 2019 semester. The President’s List includes students who achieved a 4.0 GPA at full-time status. The Dean’s List includes full-time and part-time students who achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher. There were 3,015 total students enrolled during the fall semester. President’s List Coloma: Kylee Bailey; Andrea Collins; Caleb Dahlke; Emily Greenman; Nicholas Hatton Hartford: Gerald Daniels; Mariela Gutierrez Quintana; Amalia Perez Watervliet: Tyler Pennington; Mary Steltner Full-time Student Dean’s List Coloma: Lyndsey Arny; Luis Cervantes; Jillian Delke; Nayeli Hernandez; Faith Hester; Narelle Hickmon; Jaidyn Hutsell; Paige Massey-Orlando Hartford: Christopher DeFord; Tyler Gendron; Aaron Palomo; Russell Smith Watervliet: Heather Frank; Courtney Little Part-time Student Dean’s List Coloma: Amanda Allen; Stefanie Brule; Marie Cowgill; Ariel DeLaTorre; Trent Dowe; Kayla Dykstra; Jarred Fish; Carlos Hernandez; Sara Krieger; Elizabeth Pelate; Cole Pline; Daniel Pudell; Samantha Rogers; Gregory Schrubba; Philip Slack; Lisa Sutton; Katie Swisher; Vendan Workman; Marshall Zavoral Hartford: Luis Barcenas-Perez; Jessica Cardoso; Dawn DiMatteo-Kemmer; Lainey Goodson; Benjamin Myers; Sarah Rice; Joel Soto; Emily Wilson Watervliet: Kimberly Adams; Ryan Baumeister; Ashley Bumstead; Jakub Gitersonke; Kristina Gitersonke; Augustus Hinch; Jennifer Howard; Katelynn Maruk; Robert Morris; Trever Pelton; Kelly Pond; Brittany Rogers; Kirstie Sexton; Kyah Sexton; Marissa Testini; Susanna Van Lente; Brian Zastko

Watervliet resident named to Michigan Tech Dean’s List

Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean’s List for the 2019 fall semester. More than 1,880 students were named to the Dean’s List this past fall. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees is Chloe J. McCarthy, Watervliet, studying mathematics.

Community Calendar


Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. “THE PUBLIC” film showing and discussion at Watervliet District Library Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-noon “TAX OPEN HOUSE” at Lincoln Twp. Hall, 2055 W. John Beers Rd, Stevensville with Hungerford Nichols CPA + Advisors offered by Rep. Pauline Wendzel. Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “INDOOR SHOP HOP” hosted by Sweet Charity Sewing Group at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 601 Sycamore St., Niles. Quilting related items for sale from Indiana, Illinois & Michigan vendors. Raffle tickets with paid $5 admission and food by Brew Ha Ha of Niles. Thursday, March 5, 5-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary School Friday, March 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary School Friday, March 6, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Menu: soup, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Cost: $5/adult, $3/kids up to 12, under 3 FREE. Proceeds go to HOPE Resources. Hosted by Coloma Lioness Lions Club. Saturday, March 7, 6 p.m. “COMMUNITY HYMN SING” at Plymouth Congregational Church, 123 First St., Watervliet. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, March 14 “ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION” in Coloma includes 5K run/walk, Coloma Public Library book sale, North Berrien Historical Museum children’s event, Coloma Methodist Church Irish Stew Dinner and 8:30 p.m. lighted parade Saturday, March 14, 1 & 2 p.m. “ST. PATRICK’S KIDS PROGRAM” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. for ages 6-12. RSVP is required by March 6. Call (269) 468-3330 or email peter@northberrienhistory.org to reserve your child’s place. Saturday, March 14, 5-6:30 p.m. “IRISH STEW DINNER” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Dinner includes stew, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Take-out is available. Dinner donations go to the church’s General Fund. For more information, call 269-468-6062. Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m. “SPRING TRIVIA NIGHT” fundraiser at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. Benton Harbor. Sign up and reserve a table or spot by calling 927-4832. Cost is $100/table of 10 or $10/person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar; bring your own snacks. Reservations & pre-payment required. Adults only.

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