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02-28-2019 School news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” IS… always happy and is celebrating his happy first birthday on Saturday. His name is Jaxon Lee Loshbough. Excited to help him celebrate are his parents Willy and Brook Loshbough of Hartford and his older brother William. Happy to be his loving grandparents are Amy & Bill Loshbough, Leanne Rose and Brad & Karen Rose. Jaxon’s great-grandparents are Anne & Karl Bayer, Parris & Fran Rose, Dian Mahar and the late Ed Mahar, Karen & Brig Johnson, and Barb & Sonny Loshbough. Jaxon wishes his special Great Aunt Gillian Marchenko a happy birthday on Saturday too! 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 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 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 MS Girls White Basketball at Comstock Tournament, 10 a.m. Monday, March 4 HS musical “The Little Mermaid” ticket sales start; Girls Varsity Basketball District round 1 at Bridgman (Watervliet – Bye); Superintendent Candidate Interviews in HS Media Center, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 HS Science Olympiad at Lake Michigan College; Boys Regional Basketball play at Watervliet (2 games), 6:00 & 7:45 p.m.; Superintendent Candidate Interviews in HS Media Center, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 PTO Meeting at South School, 5:30 p.m.; Superintendent Candidate Interviews in HS Media Center, 6:30 p.m.; Girls Varsity Basketball District round 2 vs. Bridgman or Bangor at Bridgman, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 Boys Regional Basketball Final at Watervliet, 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 8 North School Spirit Day; PTO Spaghetti Dinner at Middle School; Girls District Basketball Final at Bridgman, 7:00 p.m.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for Feb. 11 – 15, 2019 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Alexsis Torres, student of Alejandro Torres & Marina Calderon; 10th Grade – Jacob Morales, student of Adolfo Morales & Annabelle Meza; 11th Grade – Tonda Daisy, student of Brian & Marie Daisy; 12th Grade – Alexander Lehnert, student of Joseph & Jessica Lehnert. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year all Student of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Friday, March 1 Bowling State Finals in Muskegon; Wrestling Individual State Finals at Ford Field Saturday, March 2 Bowling State Finals in Muskegon; Wrestling Individual State Finals at Ford Field Monday, March 4 Coloma Intermediate Family Read-a-Thon, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.; Girls Basketball District game vs. Buchanan, 5:30 p.m. at South Haven Wednesday, March 6 Coloma Junior High Spring Picture Day Thursday, March 7 Coloma Elementary Family Game Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Berrien RESA to host 32nd Annual Science Olympiad Competition Berrien County middle and high school students will be competing in the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency’s (Berrien RESA) 32nd Annual Science Olympiad Competition at Lake Michigan College on Tuesday, March 5. The competition will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. with winners announced at an awards ceremony beginning at 2:45 p.m. Media is encouraged to attend. Lake Michigan College is located at 2755 E. Napier Ave. in Benton Harbor. The elementary event will not be held this year due to construction on the campus. Science Olympiad is an opportunity for Berrien County students to learn about science using hands-on skills and knowledge. The event is a regional competition of which the winners for each division go on to compete at the state level. The state competition will be held on the campus of Michigan State University later this spring.

W-A-Y Watervliet High School Honor Roll – 2018 Fall Semester W-A-Y Watervliet High School has created an honor roll system to recognize students who have earned 1.5 credits or more for the semester, and earned grades of A’s and B’s or better. The Honor Roll for the 2018 Fall Semester is as follows: 1.5 credits: Hannah Barton, Anne Brant, Thomas Cockrun, Avalon Cramer, Blaine Frank, Kaylee Hartwell, Bailiee Lowery, Ahmad Manawi, Marissa Stanage, Eric Varvel; 1.75 credits: Jamison Davis, Tayler Williams; 2.25 – 2.5 credits: Soledad Alvarado, Shane Captain, Jaden Johnson, Nadia Lauzon, Gabriela Nesbitt, Hannah Meader; 2.5 – 2.75 credits: Sidney Barchett, Cassandra Kimbro, Cameron Partee, Sabrina Tancil, Megan Teresko; 3.0 – 3.75 credits: Natalie Harris, Kaileigh McNew, Robbie Porphir, Harlee Thornton; 4 credits: Olivia Dowmer; 6-plus credits: Alana Burnett; 7-plus credits: Kaylie Deming; 9-plus credits: Hailey Wright The asterisk indicates a student that has met all graduation requirements. The W-A-Y Watervliet High School staff is very proud of all of their 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.

Coloma Junior High School Principal’s List/Honor Roll 2018-2019 First Semester Principal’s List includes those honor students who have a straight “A” average for the full semester. 6th Grade Principal’s List Tucker Arend, Eddy Granados, Callen Hickmon, Mackenzie Hosbein, Isabel Marfia, Ethan Ott, Amelia Poole, Aubrey Stevens 7th Grade Principal’s List Andre’a Bale, Liliana Contreras, Jamie Dotson, Jodi Dotson, Boden Genovese, Alyse Grenon, Benjamyn Hess, Clara Kimmerly, Julissa Mireles, Fletcher Todd 8th Grade Principal’s List Camryn Brown, Hannah Grenon

Honor roll includes students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and no more than one “C” for the full semester. Citizenship must be satisfactory in all cases. 6th Grade Honor Roll Karen Alvarez Maltos, Ayden Archer, Carson Ashley, Makenna Baker, Dillon Baldwin, Evan Baldwin, Derriana Beard, Haley Bither, Annibelle Cole, Noah Dibble, Elissa Fischer, Aaleeah Gales, Daitin Gargano-Bittner, Alisson Gonzalez, Christine Hampton, Aryssa Hannan, Kayden Harrington, Alivia Jimenez, Erik Kulach, Caige Lofblad, Silvina Lopez, Gavin Morlock, Adan Olivo, Jacob Pleyer, Alexander Porter, Yosbel Rodriguez, Addison Shuburte, Wesley Tillotson, Kennedy Wheeler, Cheyann Witherspoon, Garrett Wolfe 7th Grade Honor Roll Olivia Abbott, Amber Cheek, Aidan Cripe, Carter Crist, AshLynn DeLaTorre, Mackenzie Garcia, Hailey Howell, McKinleigh Kraemer, Ingrid Kublick, Mia Lawson, Trevor Massey, Miryssa Nelson, Payton Penkal, Isabella Reinhardt, Kyra Rodgers, Mykaylah Schwanke, Hanna Sicurello, McKenzie Sing, Nikolai Sirk, Kourtney Smith, Hannah Wagner, Amarae Williams, Cecilla Williams 8th Grade Honor Roll Tailan Beaty, Scott Borr, Kyle Burnette, Lilean Dunafin, Yohaly Estrada, Carsyn Goldner, Andy Granados, Brodie McQuillan, Seth McQuillan, Addyson Milnickel, Kaleb Mwewe-Smith, Kayla Pratl, Cristian Quintana-Santana, Preston Scott, Devin Sinnett, Wyatt Sinnett, Olivia Stroba, Skyler Wolfe

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: 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, 9:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m. “BERRIEN RESA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COMPETITION” at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor for Berrien County middle and high school students. Awards ceremony begins at 2:45 p.m. 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 Fridays, Mar. 7 thru Apr. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph St. Fish dinners include au gratin potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, bread and coffee and cost $10 each. All you can eat fish dinners are $13. Children ages 4 to 12 are $5 each and children 3 and younger eat for free. Takeouts are available by calling 269-468-5501. Sunday, Mar. 10, noon-4 p.m. “BOWLING FUNDRAISER” at Coloma Lanes, 6025 Mountain Road hosted by Watervliet Rec Council and WHS Softball programs. Tickets are $10 for 3 games and shoe rental. Also for purchase: 50/50, raffle items, baked goods and sloppy joe basket. Contact Rec members Arica Angelo 449-5868 & Jessica Clark 269-449-2296 or Softball Coach Golden 269-200-7435. Monday, Mar. 11, 6 p.m. “WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION PLANNING MEETING” at the Watervliet Fire Station; 2019 committee invites all community members interested in helping plan this years’ festival. 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 Questions can be emailed to 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 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, 9 a.m. “4-H CAT SHOW” hosted by Young Explorers 4-H Club at Van Buren County Building, 801 Hazen St., Paw Paw. Free event; call Denise Noble at 269-303-5407 for info. 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


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