04-27-2017 School news & calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… the beautiful granddaughters of Bill and Vicky McDonald of Watervliet. Elaine Danneffel in the middle is the daughter of Jay and Valerie Danneffel of Holland and Emily Ruhno – on the left and Katie Ruhno – on the right – are the daughters of Dave and Kellie Ruhno of Canton, Michigan. Elaine is also the granddaughter of Jim Danneffel of Watervliet and Emily and Katie are the granddaughters of Georgia and Bob Otte of Coloma.


Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

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

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

Monday, May 1

PTO Book Fair Week (through Friday);

Varsity Baseball at Eau Claire (DH), 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls Soccer Home vs. Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.; Elementary PTO Meeting at South School, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2

Teacher Appreciation Day; JV Softball and Baseball Home vs. Dowagiac (DH), 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball and Baseball at Dowagiac (DH), 4:30 p.m.; MS Track Home w/ Bloomingdale & Coloma, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3

MS Track at Upton Co-Ed Relays, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Soccer Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4 – Monday May 8

MITES Regional Competition, WHS Gym

Thursday, May 4

Varsity Baseball and Softball at Hartford (DH), 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball and Softball Home vs. Hartford (DH), 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5

South School Spirit Day; 5th Grade Orientation at Middle School, 9:00 a.m.; Golf at South Haven – Beeches, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 6

JV Softball Home, 10:00 a.m.; Band marches in Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade, 1:00 p.m.

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. Currently they are focusing on learning about responsibility. The “Responsibility” awards for March 29, 2017 were presented to: (from the left) Eathan Burnett, 1st Grade student in Mrs. Cullitan’s room; Hanna Ice, 2nd Grade student in Mrs. Martin’s room; and Alex Zuniga, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Griffith’s room. Little Panthers… small but mighty!


HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for April 17 – 21, 2017 are pictured (from the left): 10th Grade – Margaret Avery, student of Keith & Angel Avery; 9th Grade – Kyle Manning, student of Kevin & Pam Manning; 11th Grade – David Dimas, student of David Dimas; 12th Grade – Leonila Hurtado, student of Pastor & Leonila Hurtado. To become a “Student of the Week,” students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just being a kind person to another. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the H.S. front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!


WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. Currently they are focusing on learning about responsibility. The “Responsibility” awards for April 10, 2017 were presented to: (from the left) Isaiah Wendt, 2nd Grade student in Mrs. Zuniga’s room; Luxuree Doyle, 1st Grade student in Mrs. Melton’s room; Stephany Villarreal, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Smith’s room. Little Panthers… small but mighty!


WATERVLIET MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… for March 2017 (from the left): Shareni Romero, 8th grade, daughter of German Romero and Olga Alvardo; Zachary Hastings, 6th grade, son of Nicholas and Heather Hastings; and Jennell Mason, 7th grade, daughter of Thomas and Stephany Mason. Congratulations to our students of the month! Thank you to Great Lakes Truck and Auto Repair, B&B Outlet, Board of Trade, and Wesco in Watervliet for their generous donations.


WATERVLIET MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… for April 2017 (from the left): Caitlyn Harmon, 8th grade, daughter of Kirk and Traci Harmon; Jakob Stibal, 7th grade, son of Johnathan and Melissa Stibal; and Kendall Molter, 6th grade, daughter of Pete and Samantha Molter. Congratulations to our students of the month! Thank you to Great Lakes Truck and Auto Repair, B&B Outlet, Board of Trade, and Wesco in Watervliet for their generous donations.


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.

Saturday, April 29, noon-8 p.m. “LIONS CLUB HOG ROAST” at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7454 Paw Paw Avenue in Watervliet. All you can eat buffet; tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Children 10 and under are free. Door prizes and silent auction included.

Thursday, May 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “BAKE SALE” held by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary in the hospital at 400 Medical Park Drive. Items include Suzie’s Goodies and South Bend Chocolates.

Thursday, May 4, noon “NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER” at Baker Park downtown Coloma. For more info call 463-3195 or 468-8439.

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.

Friday, May 5, 5 – 6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Road in Coloma. Benefit for the North Berrien Food Pantry hosted by Coloma United Methodist Church. $5/adult; $3/children up to 12, under 3/free.

Saturday, May 6, 3 – 7 p.m. “INTERNATIONAL DRONE DAY 2017” at Watervliet Municipal Airport. Local activity to promote “Drones are Good” theme sponsored by Great Lakes Drone Company. Free event for the public.

Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. “SUPER HERO RUN” at Hartford High School sponsored by Domestic Violence Coalition. $20/runner. Sign up online at domesticviolencecoalition.org or by phone at 269-655-9008.

Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. “HARTFORD INDIAN EMERALD ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC” at Lake Cora Hills, 56640 C.R. 671, Paw Paw. Call Dan Dowd at 269-325-2253 for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. “WPS 40 YEAR CLUB” annual meeting at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph Street. Social hour at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. $15/person reservation due by 7/30. For more info call Marsha Stennecke Cole 269-463-3712 or Donna Gillard Curtis 269-463-6680.

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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