03-23-2017 School News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Finley Quinn Babin. She is 1-year-old and loves to read and play with her puppies! Her mom is Lizz Babin (formally Summerford) from Coloma and attended Watervliet High School. Her dad is Jessie Babin of Saint Amant, Louisiana. Her grandparents are Christie and Patrick Watson and Bobbi and Teddi Babin. Her great-grandparents, Janice and Jerry Summerford live in Coloma. Her great-great-grandparents, Irene and Frank Emery live in Hartford.

W-A-Y Watervliet High School

February Students of the Month

Kaylee Hartwell has been selected as one of our February students of the month. Kaylee joined our program in the winter of 2016 as a freshman and in the last few months elevated herself to sophomore status. She has earned 1.84 credits in the month of February alone. That is amazing!

Kaylee is the daughter of Javonna Hartwell. Kaylee enjoys spending time with her best friend, playing video games and listening to music.

After she graduates from the W-A-Y program, she plans on attending college and pursuing a career in information technology.

Taya entered our program in the winter of 2016 as a true freshman and in less than a year, is almost at the half way point of her sophomore year. She earned 1.79 credits in the month of February alone. That is awesome! She has really quickened her pace in the last few months and is deserving of some recognition.

In her free time, she enjoys gaming. Her future plans include graduating high school, attending college and her career goal is to become a lawyer.

Watervliet High School

2016-17 Honor Roll 1st Semester


All A’s: Augustus Hinch

B average and above: Keegan Adams, Elena Alvarado, Jordyn Angelo, Ashley Bumstead, William Collins III, Stephanie Cox, Brennan Dygert, Allison Eisen, Elaina Fogarty, Logan Franklin, Jessica Gearhart, Logan Geisler, Jackie Gettig, Josh Gruszczyk, Masyn Hotovy, Alex Isbrecht, Harneet Kaur, Serena Kerr, Meghan Klann, Jacob Loomis, Tekoa Marshall, Maria Munson, Taylor O’Neil, Trever Pelton, Cole Pline, Brian Ramirez, Serena Reyna, Jayna Rodgers, Logan Roland, Audrey Romeo, Saarah Schaefer, Alyssa Schlender, Chelsea Speck, Katelynn Sutherland, Nick Tilley, Dylan Tucker, Susanna VanLente, Noah Weber, Madelyn Wilkinson


All A’s: Lindsay Adams, Angela Hays, Elaine Kosher, Emma Kraklau, Allison Pazera, Tyler                  Pennington, Madeline Teresko, Hannah Yerington.

B average and above: Jakob Aldrich, Abby Andres, Alexander Anthony, Emma Armstrong, Johnny Benavidez, Derrick Burkhardt, Omar Cardoso, Allen Chapin III, Mikalah Clay, Jazlynn Cowgill, Avalon Cramer, Sydney Ellison, Anna Gagliardo, Manny Guzman, Brytnie Harden, Jerrica Hardgreaves, Alan Hartman, Coby Henslee, Isabella Hook, Wyatt Howard, Eric Kehrer, Jacqueline King, Celina Klimkiewicz, Sabrina Klimkiewicz, Brenna Langston, Parker Lawson, Emmanuel Maldonado, Garrett Matthews, Matthew Melcher, Morgan Muenchow, Hannah Nye, Brittney Porphir, Payton Priebe, Noah Pritchard, Maria Privett, Austin Roberts, Bayan Saierjiang, Katherine Schmidt, Grace Smith, Russell Smith, Victoria Smith, Josh Stibal, Harlee Thornton, Natalie Wesaw, Jacob Wilmoth, Emma Yazel


All A’s: Trent Boone, Ryan Chisek, Katie Clark, Kelli Elston, Heather Frank, Cianna Quattrin, Ariana Rowe, Taylor Shafer, Madison Smith, Ellie Troyer, Joe Williams

B average and above: Ariaan Avina, Gabby Baham, Octaviano Blanco, Luis Cervantes, Conner Clemmons, Dan Cluster, Jamison Davis, Arianna Dolge, Tyler Eyerly, Stella Grear, Alexys Hess, Alyssa Hobson, Madalyn Hutchins, Bryant Kieft, Jordan Leoni, Kara Liles, Courtney Little, Klayton Marshall, Jaelyn Pitre, Taylor Prillwitz, David Robinson, Marlene Romero, Alex Rye, Brian Schlender, Lamarrius Smith, Zoe Smith, Nick Swanson, Valerie Wells, Isaac Workman


All A’s: Tyler Brant, Alexis Bryant, Kaylee Chapin, Katelynn Collins, Emily Fellows, Devon Flowers, Caylie Harden, Maggie Lynch, Cody McCarthy, Karli McClendon, Aaron Nance, Maggie Palmiter, Trevor Scheidemna-Mulson, Harleigh Unger, Emily Wright

B average and above: Allison Beck, Keana Concepcion, Leslie Cortes, Macy Dabicci, Mercede Daugherty, Chase Edelberg, Ashley Edgerly, Rick Ertman, Bailey Evans, Alexis Fillmore, Jarred Fish, Jessica Flagel, Rebecca Fuller, Jakub Gitersonke, Cody Goben, Casie Gohr, Spencer Goodrich, Alyssa Green, Carlos Hernandez, Brenda Hess, Andrea Hook, Zoey Howard, Jobe Kerr, Cade Krieger, Matthew Lambercht, Mikayla Lee, Ryan Lefor, Lauren Matthews, Jade Miller, Logan Mizwicki, Jacob Modelewski, William Morgan, Mark Myers, Mia Pelton, Cameron Rendo, Haydon Richards, Brooke Ricketts, Katie Schutlz, Meagan Simkins, Brent Simmons, Danielle Simon, Rakmanjot Singh, Jake Speck, Dylan Steffic, Jada Taylor, Trevor Townsend, Nicole Trux, Kylie Tyler, Brad Yazel, Taylor Zehner

Fridays, thru April 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph Street, Coloma. Fish dinner $8/all you can eat $10/children 4-12 $4/under age 3, free. Take outs available, call 269-468-5501.

Friday, Mar. 24, noon – 5:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” at Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy.

Friday, Mar. 24, 4 – 7 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFIT” at Watervliet North Elementary, 287 Baldwin Avenue. Fundraiser for school counselor, Cathy Bingaman and her family. Adults/$10, $7/children 10 and under. For tickets contact: Teri Richcreek – Middle & High schools; Dana Morris & Karla VonKoenig – North Elementary; Deb Beebe & Diane Collis – South Elementary.

Saturday, Mar. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. “AMY’S ANGELS 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER” at Hartford High School. Teams from 4th-grade through adult. More information is available at myamysangels.org/events or by calling 269-350-7851.

Saturday, Mar. 25, 1:00 or 3:00 p.m. “LAKE MILTON RAPTOR EDUCATION CENTER” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. The prices for this open-seating event are $5 for adults, $2 for children. Call 927-4832 for more information.

Sunday, Mar. 26, 5 p.m. to closing “FRIENDLY FUNDRAISER” for Watervliet Public Schools Track & Field program at The Friendly Tavern in Coloma. 10-percent of sales benefit all track athletes at Watervliet for grades 7-12. Dine in or take out.

Monday, Mar. 27, 2-6 p.m. “HOSPITALITY JOB FAIR & TALENT SHOWCASE” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. For more info, contact Debbie Gillespie at gillespie@lakemichigancollege.edu or Samantha Gizzi at gizzis@kinexus.org.

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 5 – 7 p.m. “WOODSIDE ELEMENTARY ART SHOW” displaying and offering for sale the artwork of grades 3 – 5. Proceeds of sale, $25 per framed piece, goes towards purchase of art supplies for Hartford Schools. For more information contact Julie Jacobusse at 706-476-0485 or by email to jacobussej@hpsmi.org.

Friday, Mar. 31, 9-10 a.m. “OFFICE COFFEE HOUR WITH KIM LASATA” at The Hot Spot, 361 E. St. Joseph Street, Coloma. Visit www.RepLaSata.com.

Saturday, Apr. 1, “EASTER EGG HUNT” at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd., Coloma. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, 10:30 a.m.; hot dog lunch at noon; Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 p.m. Free! Open to the public.

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 1 – 3 p.m. “VOYAGEUR LIFE!” Spring break activity day at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Avenue. Free event for kids 6 – 12 years old. Families are welcome! Contact the museum at 468-3330 or email Kristen@northberrienhistory.org for more information.

Saturday, Apr. 8, 9 a.m. “SPRING STAMPEDE” 5k run and walk at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. Registration and packet pick-up will be open at 7:30 that morning. Pre-register by March 24 for $20, at www.sarett.com.

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 6:00-7:45 p.m. “PRESCHOOL & YOUNG 5 OPEN HOUSE” at Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140 in Watervliet. Call 269-463-5545 for more information.

Saturday, Apr. 29, 10 a.m. – noon “OPEN HOUSE” at Watervliet Middle/High School. Open to the public to see the improvements in infrastructure and technology.

Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-noon “PLAYTIME” at Hartford Public Library, 15 Franklin St. Babies and toddlers accompanied by parents are welcome for interactive playtime. Call 269-621-3408 or visit hartfordpl.michlibrary.org for more programs available.

Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m. “PICKLEBALL” at St. Joseph Catholic School gymnasium on Lucinda Lane, Watervliet. Extra paddles are available, beginners are welcome.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign up or fee required. For questions, call 269-468-3431.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for children 3-5 years old. Sign up required, call 269-463-6382 for information.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORY TIME” at Hartford Public Library for children 5 and younger; every week during the school year. Call 269-621-3408 for information.

Thursdays, 6 – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Second Thursday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP” at Lakeland Healthcare Frederick S. Upton Education Center rms 5 & 6, 1234 Napier Ave. For info, contact Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 800-852-9781 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.

Third Monday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 269-468-8422.