04-20-2017 School news & calendars

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 20

JV Baseball Home vs. Saugatuck, 4:30 p.m.; JV Softball Home vs. Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball & Baseball at Saugatuck, 4:30 p.m.; MS Track at Gobles (with Coloma), 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21

MS Dance, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; Golf Home – Paw Paw Lake, 3:30 p.m.; Soccer at Berrien Springs, 4:30 p.m.; HS Track at Edwardsburg Relays, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 22

7th & 8th Band Solo & Ensemble at SMC; Softball at Buchanan High School, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 24

MS Honor Band at Andrews University, All Day; Golf at Coloma, Lake Michigan Hills, 4:00 p.m.; Soccer at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25

Varsity Baseball Home vs. Benton Harbor, 4:00 p.m.; JV Baseball at Benton Harbor, 4:30 p.m.; MS Track SAC Quad at Home, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26

HS Track at Saugatuck (with Hartford), 4:30 p.m.; Soccer at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 27

JV Softball and JV Baseball at Bangor, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball and Varsity Baseball Home vs. Bangor, 4:30 p.m.; MS Track at Hartford SAC Quad, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28

6th Grade Field Trip to Chicago; 45th Annual Watervliet Relays at Panther Stadium, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

10:00 a.m. – Noon: Community Open House at WHS and WMS; MS Solo & Ensemble, TBA; WHS Junior/Senior Prom, 7:00 p.m.

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Nolan who just turned one year old!!! His parents are Jayme Diehl and Cory Quinn. Joe Diehl from Hartford & Charles and Mary Quinn from Benton Harbor are Nolan’s grandparents. He has two best aunties, Brandy Capovilla and Karli Loshbough. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and rela-tives 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”?


Community CPR class offered at Lakeland Health

 Community members are invited to attend a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training class from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, located at 1234 Napier Avenue.

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.

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… pictured (from the left): Jessica Rudell, who is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Brown’s class. She is a very hard worker, and always focuses in class. She gives her best in everything she does while always having a great attitude. Grayson Richards is a 4th grade student in Mrs. VK’s class. Grayson always comes to school in a great mood. He is polite to any adult he encounters, and is kind to his peers. He completes homework on time, tries his best, and is a great role model. Trevor Tavolacci is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Morse’s room. Trevor al-ways gives 100% effort on everything he does. He is kind to everyone, and always does the right thing. Great job to all the Rock Stars! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.


Domestic Violence Coalition sponsoring Super Hero Run in Hartford

 May 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Hartford beginning and ending at the Hartford High School is an event to bring awareness to Van Buren County about domestic and sexual abuse, sponsored by the Domestic Violence Coalition, Inc.

The cost is $20.00 per runner. Each participant will receive a ribbon and the top three in each category; women, men, and children under 14 will receive a prize. Adding to the fun, the first 100 people to register will get a free super hero cape and mask.

Van Buren County has many heroes that support victims of abuse; neighbors, friends, family, police, and the Domestic Violence Coalition (DVC). The Super Hero Run is one of DVCs yearly fundraisers to promote awareness and fund the agencies 24/7/365 operation that reaches more than 400 new victims each year.

Runners are citizens that care about people in their community who are victimized by intimate partner abuse each and every day. Participants are caring contributors who want to see victims empowered and supported so they can change the direction of their lives and become survivors.

DVC has sponsored other successful races and look forward to more runners/walkers than ever to come out for this event. If you are interested, sign up at domesticviolencecoalition.org or call our office at 269-655-9008.

Thursday, Apr. 20, 5-7 p.m. “MEET THE CITY MANAGER” Open House at Hawgsville Saloon, 365 N. Main Street, Watervliet.

Friday, Apr. 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday, Apr. 22, 8 a.m.-noon “ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE” at Living Word Church of God, 6993 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma. For more information call Denice Davis at 468-3881.

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2:00 p.m. “WILDFLOWER WALK” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road. Cost is $3/person.

Saturday, Apr. 22, 8:30 p.m. “AMERICAN WOODCOCK WALK” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road. Cost is $3/person.

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2 p.m. “GEOCACHE SCAVENGER HUNT” hosted by Sarett’s Young Adult Adventure Club at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road. Cost is $4/person.

Thursday, Apr. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Friday, Apr. 28, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOKS ARE FUN SALE” at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet sponsored by the hospital’s auxiliary. Open to the public.

Friday, May 5, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. & Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m.-noon “MITES STUDENT PROJECT REGIONAL COMPETITION” at Watervliet High School gymnasium. Industrial technology students’ projects will be on display for the public. Contact instructor Karl Schafer at (517)812-2874 or email at kshafer@watervlietps.org for more information.

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 rooms 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.

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