03-22-2018 School News & Calendars

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. For February they focused on learning about being respectful. The “Respectful” awards include (from the left): Eathan Nickell (2nd Grader in Mrs. Martin’s classroom), Caroline Weber (1st Grader in Mrs. Melton’s classroom), Morgan Sells (1st Grader in Mrs. Muth’s classroom), Annaleigh Rosales (Kindergarten student in Mrs. Trapp’s classroom) and Marissa Alcaraz (Young 5 student in Mrs. Wendt’s classroom). Not pictured: Eathan Burnett (2nd Grader in Mrs. Zuniga’s classroom). Little Panthers… small but mighty!

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. 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. Friday, Mar. 23, 4-8 p.m. “SPAGHETTI BENEFIT DINNER” at North Berrien Fire Rescue Dept., 3061 Coloma Rd., Riverside, includes 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Josh Selby family to cover medical expenses. $10/adults; $5/kids 10 and under; free under age 2. Contact Shannon McVay at 269-369-4023 or Kim Derrick at 269-408-6352 to donate or ask questions. Saturday, Mar. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. “FREE YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC & SILENT AUCTION” hosted by Coloma Baseball at Coloma High School gymnasium. Contact Gary Starnes at 208-3504 for more information. Saturday, Mar. 24, 1 p.m. “EASTER EGG HUNT” sponsored by Van Buren Sportsmen’s Club in Hartford’s Ely Park. Rain date: Saturday, Mar. 31, 1 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, 1 & 3 p.m. “LIVE RAPTORS AT SARETT” presented by Lake Milton Raptor Education Center. Sarett Nature Center is located at 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Admission: $5/adults, $2/children Saturday, Mar. 24, 4-8 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER FUND-RAISER” at Keeler Township Fire Department, 64121 Territorial Rd., Hartford. Dinner is by donation only and includes spaghetti, rolls, salad, and dessert. Saturday, Mar. 24, 5 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER & SILENT AUCTION” at Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor. All proceeds go to the building fund. Sunday, Mar. 25, 2 p.m. “TRAIL CLEAN-UP & WORK DAY” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Volunteers need to wear work clothes, boots & gloves. Saturday, Mar. 31, 11 a.m. “EASTER EGG HUNT” at Hays Park hosted by Watervliet Lions Club. No baskets allowed for children over 3; age limit 10 years old for hunt. Call Linda Kabel at 463-4746 for more info. Sunday, Apr. 1, 10 a.m. “EASTER EGG HUNT” held by Freshwater Community Church at Coloma Middle School following an 8 a.m. sunrise service. Public is invited. Sunday, Apr. 1, 10:30 a.m. “THE ENCOUNTER” Easter drama at River of Life Church, 8712 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Public invited; call 463- 3224 for more info or to request a ride. Saturday, Apr. 7, 9 a.m. “SPRING STAMPEDE 5K RUN/WALK” at Sarett Nature Center. Registration open at 7:30 a.m. Fun run at 8:30 a.m. Pre-register at runsignup.com. Call 927-4832 or visit sarett.com.

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Nathan Livings, 5 months old, baby boy of Tabitha and Jacob Livings. Nathan’s proud grandparents are Mary Livings, Mike Ballard and Donna Penley.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 22 Kindergarten Roundup, South School, 5:30-7:00 p.m.; Vision and Hearing Screening for Young 5 & Preschool, South School, 5:30-8:00 p.m.; HS basketball banquet, HS Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 1/2 day for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY; End of 3rd marking period; South School Mustache Day; High School Variety Show, HS Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.; MS Girl Power Overnight Saturday, March 24 High School Variety Show, HS Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 26 Marcellus Polar Bear Track Invitational, 4:30 p.m.; JV Softball scrimmage, Home vs. St. Joseph, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball scrimmage at St. Joseph, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 Crazy Hair Day at South School; Varsity Girls Soccer, Home vs. Covert (practice field), 4:30 p.m.; Spring Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.; Wrestling Banquet, HS Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28 Elementary report cards go home; Varsity Track, Home vs. Coloma and River Valley, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 1/2 day for ALL BUILDINGS; South School Pajama Day; Varsity Softball and Baseball at Hartford, 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 30 No School – Good Friday April 2 – April 6 NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK Monday, April 9 Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.