04-04-2019 School news & calendars

NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS! (From the left): Jacob Shunkwiler is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Bongiorno’s class. He has earned Rock Star status for coming to school every day with a smile on his face and an eagerness to learn. He participates often in class and is always willing to help others. Jacob’s kindness and work ethic is one of a kind, and definitely makes the school a better place. Sam Rowe is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Laws’ class. Samantha is a Rock Star in her class! There have been countless times in her room where she has been observed moving around to different students who need help or have questions about assignments and is always there to help. Her kind personality and amazing work ethic makes her classroom better. Way to go Sam! Allison Poole is a 4th grade student in Mr. Soderborg’s class. She has earned Rock Star status for being a truly hardworking student. She has improved her reading and math scores throughout the year. Allison is always willing to help in class. Sophie Shafer is a 4th grade student in Mrs. VonKoenig’s class. Sophie is a Rock Star for being a very kind, generous, responsible student. She brought in her own money one spirit day, to buy popcorn for the other children who didn’t have any popcorn for that day. She is always cheerful and gets her homework done on time. Mrs. VonKoenig is so proud of her and her hard work that she accomplishes! Congratulations to all the Rock Stars!


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar  of Events Monday April 1 – Friday April 5 SPRING BREAK Monday, April 8 5th Grade M-Step; Irene Miller, guest speaker at HS Assembly, Auditorium, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 5th Grade M-Step; PSAT & SAT Testing, MS & HS Students; Varsity Softball at Hartford, 4:30 p.m. JV Softball Home vs. Hartford, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Soccer at Cassopolis, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 7:00 a.m.; 5th Grade M-Step; Work Keys Testing, HS Juniors; Golf at Ravines, 4:00 p.m.; HS Track Home vs. Constantine & Lawrence, 4:30 p.m.; Rec Council Pictures in HS Wrestling Room, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; PTO Meeting at South School, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 5th Grade M-Step; MS Track at Gobles, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Baseball & Softball Home vs. Martin, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball at Berrien Springs, 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 5th Grade M-Step; MSVMA HS State Solo & Ensemble at Allendale HS; Elementary Spring Pictures Day; MS Dance, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; JV Baseball at Coloma, 4:00 p.m.; HS Track at Marcellus Relays, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 MSVMA HS State Solo & Ensemble at Allendale HS; Varsity Softball at Dowagiac Invitational, 10:00 a.m.; 9th & 10th Track at Hartford, 10 a.m.; Varsity Soccer at Bridgman, 10:00 a.m.; Varsity Baseball at Bethel College vs. Brandywine, TBA

Community CPR class offered by Lakeland Community members are invited to attend a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training class from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in the Community Room at Orchards Mall, located at 1800 Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrests are more common than most people realize. Nearly 383,000 cardiac arrests occur annually outside the hospital setting, and four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home. According to the American Heart Association, effective CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. This course is for anyone 16 years of age or older with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Participants will earn a two-year certification for HeartSaver CPR AED from the American Heart Association. Preregistration is required, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Weight loss options subject of free seminar April 17

The Lakeland Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar titled, “Lose Weight… Find Health.” The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 17 in the Community Room at Caring Circle, located at 4025 Health Park Lane in St. Joseph from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Bariatric surgeons Michael Schuhknecht, DO, and Seth Miller, MD, will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come. The Lakeland Weight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan through bariatric surgery, diet and nutrition counseling, and monthly support groups. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 190 million adults in the United States are overweight and obese. Individuals more than 40% overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight. However, the good news is that losing as little as 5-15% of your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses and can even eliminate your need for some medications. For more information or to register for the seminar, visit www.lakelandweightlosscenter.com/events or call (269) 927-5361.