03-14-2019 School News & Calendars

WATERVLIET MIDDLE SCHOOL MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… In the photo (from the left) are Hector Salguero, Kaitlynn Cockrun and Dameon Bell. Hector Salguero, a sixth-grader, is the son of Maria Salguero. He has one younger brother, “Polio” who is in the fifth grade. Hector is shy and sometimes nervous, but he likes most school subjects because they are easy and fun. He also like helping around his grandmother’s restaurant “La Chula”. Hector enjoys Xbox and hanging out with his friends. The sixth grade chose Hector because he is always polite and hardworking and a real pleasure to have in class. Kaitlynn Cockrun is the seventh grade Student of the Month! Kaitlynn is the daughter of Julie Dolezan and Jason Cockrun. She has a brother, Bryton. Katie’s favorite class is band because she gets to play her instrument all hour. Mrs. Hollandsworth says, “Katie is an excellent student! She always puts a lot of thought and care into everything she does. She is not only a wonderful clarinetist, but a caring, helpful person as well. Recently, Katie has been nominated for the MSBOA Middle School Honors Band!” In addition to band, Katie is a member of the Middle School Honor Club and Quiz Bowl teams. She is quite athletic as well, playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. Katie’s friends say she is a good friend because she is always in a good mood, is very smart and is a giving person who helps you out when you need anything. In the future, Katie hopes to become a lawyer or a teacher. Dameon Bell is in eighth grade and the son of Carmen Lane. Dameon has two older siblings, Nautica and James, as well as younger brother Kingston. Dameon’s favorite subject in school is band because he loves how it is a hands-on class and enjoys being surrounded by music! “I have been lucky enough to have Dameon as a student for the past four years. Dameon is always willing to go the extra mile. He is the first person to volunteer to help out and the last one to stay and make sure everything is taken care of at the end of class. Dameon is not only a great musician, but an overall wonderful person as well!” said Mrs. Hollandsworth. In his free time Dameon enjoys playing the trombone along with working concessions during Watervliet Middle School games! Dameon’s love of music and band class has inspired him to want to pursue a career as a musician after high school.

Special Lent & Easter season services at Salem Lutheran Church During the season of Lent Salem Lutheran Church will have midweek services on Wednesdays, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a meal to follow. During Holy Week, they will have services on Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 6:00 p.m., and Easter service will be Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. Salem Lutheran Church is located at 275 Marvin Street in Coloma. The church phone number is (269) 468-6567.

Watervliet High School Honor Roll 2018-19 1st Semester

SENIORS All A’s: Abby Andres, Alex Anthony, Emma Armstrong, Allen Chapin III, Trinity Crain, Elaine Koshar, Emma Kraklau, Brionna Myers, Tyler Pennington. Honor Roll: Lindsay Adams, Omar Cardoso, Jazlynn Cowgill, Brooklyn Dumont, Sydney Ellison, Brytnie Harden, Alan Hartman, Coby Henslee, Wyatt Howard, Cole Hunt, Jarrett Kienzle, Jacqueline King, Celina Klimkiewicz, Sabrina Klimkiewicz, Brenna Langston, Parker Lawson, Danielle Martin, Matthew Melcher, Brionna Myers, Hannah Nye, Noah Pritchard, Maria Privett, Moriah Rao, Austin Roberts, Katherine Schmidt, Grace Smith, Russell Smith, Victoria Smith, Josh Stibal, Maddie Teresko, Marissa Testini, Natalie Wesaw, Hannah Yerington. JUNIORS All A’s: Allison Eisen, Gus Hinch, Logan Roland, Susanna VanLente. Honor Roll: Keegan Adams, Ashley Bumstead, Jordyn Angelo, William Collins, Brennan Dygert, Logan Franklin, Elaina Fogarty, Logan Geisler, Lliira Goss, Masyn Hotovy, Alex Isbrecht, Keimaira Jackson, Serena Kerr, Jacob Loomis, Diego Martinez, Taylor O’Neal, Trever Pelton, Cole Pline, Nick Polaskey, Brian Ramirez, Serena Reyna, Jayna Rodgers, Alyssa Schlender, Chelsea Speck, Raelyn Statler, Cassidy Stineman, Dylan Tucker, Madelyn Wilkinson. SOPHOMORES All A’s: Ruth Aguilera, Isaac Bultema, Saul Burgos, Abigail Burrows, Vladimir Cardozo-Aviles, Devin Goss, Destiny Kerr, Aaron Leoni, Micheal Lewison, Danyel Munson, Aria Richards, Anayeli Rosales, Kyah Sexton, Don Smith III, Ezra Troyer, Grace Weckwerth, Vendan Workman. Honor Roll: Elizabeth Arndt, Logan Burnau, Emalie Fillmore, Jonathan Franklin, Kristin Gardiner, Te’a Halamka, Matthew Hanks, Alexis Hayes, Alexandra Hays, Garett Hotovy, Kayla Hoy, Grant Jackson, Davis King, Keyona Klimkiewicz, Madelyn Kolosowsky, Robert Kraklau, Alyssa Lange, Dylan Lawson, Daphne Martz, Riley McKinney, Joselin Moron, Dakota Munson, Jade Osbourne, Kyle Peek, McKenna Pepple, Caitlyn Poupard, Josh Reeves, Kaylie Price, Marisa Rowe, Zach Rukas, Marshall Smith, Zach Smith, Zach Stainbrook, Sophia Tavolacci, Mercedes Tingue, Sophia Warsko, Adriyanna Winters, Anthony Woods, Isaiah Yazel. FRESHMEN All A’s: Nathan Brewer, Andrew Chisek, Amy Eisen, Tina Etemi, Madison Hagood-Saunders, Taylor Harris, Tony Isbrecht, Ryan Knapp, Jake Kroepel, Jennell Mason, Mason Pennington, Andrew VanLente, Austin Wilmoth. Honor Roll: Brennan Bornas, Rylee Carter, German Casiano, Naudia Cuchinski, Courtney Essmyer, Annabel Farlow, Ethan Fish, Camdon Geisler, Aleah George, Hannah Hart, Jacob Heater, Josh Heater, Nathan Isbrecht, Hunter Jackson, Dominick Klein, David Koshar, Jenna Kreitner, Parker Lanning, Alyssa Melcher, Deven Miller, Hailey Morrison-Schuck, Braxton Noe, Allison Pline, Bryce Priebe, Jada Prignano, Jodi Prillwitz, Hannah Pullins, Luna Ramirez, Addision Riley, Raine Scott, Jakob Stibal, Lacie Strunk, Jenna Sweeney, Emmaley Thornburg, Alexa Warren, Jackson Weber, Dyllan Wolfe-Moran, Alex Zoschke.

W-A-Y Watervliet January Students of the Month

A student of the month for January 2019 is Avalon Cramer. Avalon joined the W-A-Y Watervliet High School program in the fall. While most students were home due to weather in January, Avalon was working hard and earned almost a full credit! Avalon’s primary caregivers are Pam Cramer-Ozse and Kirk Cramer. Her secondary caregivers are Gabe Ozse and Sandra Cramer. After graduating, Avalon wants to attend Lake Michigan College. She plans to continue working at Private Duty Home Healthcare as a caregiver. Advice she would give other students is to keep trying and not to give up. A quote that she finds pushes her on is, “Continue to improve yourself by one percent every day.” Great job Avalon!

Jessica Gearhart Another January student of the month is Jessica Gearhart. She joined the W-A-Y program late last summer. Jessica also worked hard from home during the month of January and also earned almost a full credit! Jessica’s guardian is Brandi McComb. Jessica is working to graduate this spring and would like to pursue a degree in veterinary science. She doesn’t have a lot of spare time as she is raising her little boy and working at Lane Automotive, but when she does, she enjoys riding horses.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m. “COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE & BREAKFAST” held by Watervliet Cub Scout Pack 602 at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd. Donate non-perishable food items and receive FREE Pancake, Sausage & Fruit Breakfast. For more info, contact Caitlin Baltazar 269-369-1153 or Tasha Baumeister 269-259-2462. 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, 5-6 p.m. “IRISH STEW DINNER” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Cost: $7/adult; $4/children 12 & under. Menu includes stew, salad, roll, dessert & beverage; take-out available. Proceeds go to backpack program & general fund. For more info, call 468-6062 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. Sunday, Mar. 17, 2-4 p.m. “TRAIL CLEAN-UP & WORKDAY” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Wear work clothes, boots and gloves. Tuesday, Mar. 19, 7 p.m. “HOUSE OF DAVID” presentation at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. No RSVP required. Call 468-3330 or email peter@northberrienhistory.org with any questions. Thursday, Mar. 21, 5:30-8 p.m. “KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP” at Watervliet South Elementary School, 433 Lucinda Lane. Call 269-463-0860 for more information. Thursday, Mar. 21, 4-7 p.m. “KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP” for Hartford Public Schools at Redwood Elementary School, 395 Woodside Drive. Call 269-621-7300 for more information. 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, 2-6 p.m. “80TH BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE” for Pat Snow of Coloma at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7454 Paw Paw Ave., Watervliet. All are welcome. Saturday, Mar. 23 “TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER” hosted by North Berrien Fire Rescue at Coloma FOP, 3470 Angling Rd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 a person or $100 for a 10-person team. Cash prizes for top 3 places. Cash bar; bring your own food or purchase from the NBFR auxiliary. 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 Sunday, Mar. 24, 2-4 p.m. “STRAIGHT SHOOTERS 4-H CLUB OPEN HOUSE” for all children ages 9-19 and interested adult volunteers. Contact Julie Holtsclaw 269-277-2233, Herman Mattson 269-208-7452 or John Andrasi 269-861-1824 for more info. March 25-26 “KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP” for Coloma Community Schools 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.

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Saturday, March 16 Coloma Elementary & Intermediate PK-5 Mother-Son Bowling, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Watervliet High School students to perform Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. March 22-23 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.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, March 14 SWMVF Choir Festival Friday, March 15 South School – wear green to school; Senior Class Photo – (All seniors should attend!), WHS Gym, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16 PTO Movie Night at South School, 5:15 p.m. Monday March 18 Board of Education to make Superintendent Hiring Decision, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 South School Electronics Black-Out-Day (no electronics/wear black) Thursday, March 21 BCHD Vision & Hearing screenings, grades 4-6; Kindergarten Roundup at South School, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 1/2 day ELEMENTARY ONLY; End of 3rd Marking Period; South School Crazy Hair Day; The Little Mermaid Musical, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23 The Little Mermaid Musical, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.