03-01-2018 School news and calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… Gracie (6) and Josie (4) Melvin. The two lovely ladies are granddaughters of Mary Anne Melvin, Watervliet, and daughters of Matthew & Andrea Melvin, Middleville, Michigan. Their great-aunts are Donna DeMay of Watervliet and Rosemary Johnson of St. Joe, Michigan. Thank you to Melissa Faulkner, aunt of Gracie and Josie, for sharing their picture. 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”?

W-A-Y Watervliet High School January Students of the Month

Kendall Christopher Kendall Christopher joined the program in the summer of 2017 as a freshman and has been working consistently since. Student of the Month honors are not new to Kendall. This is her second time earning this. Kendall’s attendance is amazing and she is driven to succeed in this program. Kendall is already up to a whopping 12 credits overall!

Miranda Green Miranda Green joined the program in August of 2017 as a freshman and has been working consistently since. Miranda has been a credit earning machine. Since she came into the program, she has earned a monstrous 17 credits and has not shown signs of slowing down. She has redefined the term “self-paced program.” Miranda is awaiting spring assessments

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… for the month of February 2018 are pictured (from the left): Leanna Lovell is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Romeo’s class. Leanna is always helpful to others and tries her hardest on everything she does. She works well with all of the students and has a wonderful attitude! Brandon Osteen is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Graffenius’ room. Brandon has worked hard to improve his grades. He is completing and turning in his homework daily. He has a great attitude! Yanel Nava-Aviles is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Bongiorno’s room. Yanel is a very kind and considerate young man. He is always volunteering to help and participate in class. He brings a smile to everyone at our school! Great job to all the Rock Stars, keep up the great behavior and work ethic! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.

Coloma Junior High School Principal’s List/ Honor Roll 2017-2018 1st Semester

Principal’s List includes those honor students who have a straight “A” average for the full semester. 6th Grade Principal’s List Liliana Contreras, Jodi Dotson, Boden Genovese, Alyse Grenon, Clara Kimmerly, Ingrid Kublick, Miryssa Nelson, Payton Penkal, Fletcher Todd 7th Grade Principal’s List Camryn Brown, Hannah Grenon, Brodie McQuillan, Cristian Quintana-Santana 8th Grade Principal’s List Austin Arnold, Chris Eastman, Ava Genovese, Isabella Greenman, Jake Ickes, Molly McVay, Luke Phillips, Wes Seabury, Ethan Vandermolen

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 Olivia Abbott, Andrea Bale, Matthew Case, Amber Cheek, Carter Crist, AshLynn DeLaTorre, Jamie Dotson, Mackenzie Garcia, Benjamyn Hess, Hailey Howell, Ayvah Johnson, Evan Kirby, McKinleigh Kraemer, Mia Lawson, Trevor Massey, Isabella Reinhardt, Kyra Rodgers, MyKaylah Schwanke, Hanna Sicurello, McKenzie Sing, Nikolai Sirk, Kourtney Smith, Hannah Wagner, Amarae Williams, Cecilla Williams 7th Grade Honor Roll Wyatt Arms, Tailan Beaty, Georgia Briske, Kyle Burnette, Joshua Casnave, Lilean Dunafin, Yohaly Estrada, Carson Goldner, Andy Granados, Zachary Gunderson, Omari Jones, Addyson Milnickel, Kaleb Mwewe-Smith, Preston Parker, Kayla Pratl, Mariah Purk, Preston Scott, Devin Sinnett, Wyatt Sinnett, Hudson Sternaman, Olivia Stroba, Skylar Tuttle, Kamya Whitfield, Skyler Wolfe 8th Grade Honor Roll Adian Allmon, Riley Davis, Michael DeRosa, Joseph Dillard, Aiden Dryer, Kayla Gillan, Eric Gomez, Cali Grenon, Cassidy Henley, Katrina Howell, Abigail Huttenga, Caeleb Ishmael, Adeline Kimmerly, Ethan Kreitner, Chloe Mathis, Bailey McVay, Yesenya Perea, Allie Pleyer, Kylie Prisk, Hunter Rennick, Arryanna Rodrigues-Torres, Cameron Schinck, Sierra Shuburte, Breana Tillotson, Jacoba West, Layne Whitaker, Lucian Whitaker, Chloe Williams

Fridays, thru Mar. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph St., Coloma. Adult dinners/$9; all-you-can-eat fish dinners/$11; children 4-12/$5; children 3 and under are free. Call 468-5501 for takeout orders. Friday, Mar. 2, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adult; $3/children up to 12 yrs; free/children under 3. Proceeds go to HOPE Resources Food Pantry located at Coloma United Methodist Church. Friday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m. “CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY CHORALE CONCERT” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Public invited; free will offering. Call 463-3195 for more info. Saturday, Mar. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “SCRAPBOOKING DAY” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Bring your own supplies; lunch provided; free will offering Saturday, Mar. 3, 10 a.m. “4-H AUCTION FUNDRAISER” held by Van Buren County 4-H Leaders’ Association at Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence. Doors open at 9 a.m. For more info contact Gary Consford at 355-0994 or Janice Zerbe at 657-8213. Visit www.vbc4-H.com for list of action items. Saturday, Mar. 3, 7 p.m. “TRIVIA NIGHT” fundraiser for North Berrien Fire Rescue at Coloma FOP Lodge, 3470 Angling Rd. $100 per team of 10 Thursday, Mar. 8, 6:30 p.m. “QUARTER AUCTION” fund-raiser for Watervliet High School Post Prom. Tickets are $5.00, available in advance from Karla Liles at 269-506-3692 or Tara Matthews at 269-930-0201. Event includes raffle, silent auction and bake sale. Saturday, Mar. 10, 7 p.m. “TRIVIA NIGHT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. $10/person or $100/table. Call 927-4832 for reservations. Sunday, Mar. 11, 6:30 p.m. “MR. BLOSSOMTIME 2018 CONTEST” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Monday, Mar. 12, 7 p.m. “MISS BLOSSOMTIME 2018 PAGEANT” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Friday, Mar. 16, 6 p.m. “XO MARRIAGE CONFERENCE” hosted by LifeBridge Church, 10420 M-140, South Haven. Ends at 4:00 p.m. March 17. $30/person. To register, visit webuildbridges.org/x02018. For more info, call 269-872-3464. Thursday, Mar. 22, 5:30-8:00 p.m. “PRESCHOOL ROUND-UP” eligibility determination for FREE preschool thru Great Start Readiness Program and Tri-County Head Start. Takes place at Watervliet South Elementary. For more information call Berrien RESA at 471-7725, Watervliet Public Schools at 463-6755 or Tri-County Head Start at 1-800-792-0366. April 23, 24 and 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. “RAD BASIC PHYSICAL DEFENSE FOR WOMEN” offered by Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at Berrien County Health Dept., 2149 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor. Free classes offered to females age 16 and older. Pre-register at 983-7111 ext. 7715 or RAD@berriencounty.org