05-02-2019 Schools News & Calendars

SOLO & ENSEMBLE… These Coloma Junior High band students all earned medals (1st or 2nd division ratings) at the recent MSBOA District 6 Junior High Solo & Ensemble Festival at Southwestern Michigan College. In the photo (from the left) are: Front row – Hannah Wagner, Camryn Brown, & Brodie McQuillan; Middle row – Liliana Contreras, McKinleigh Kraemer, Hannah Grenon, Amber Cheek, Fletcher Todd, Boden Genovese, Trevor Massey, & Wyatt Sinnett; Back row – AshLynn DeLaTorre, Miryssa Nelson, Clara Kimmerly, Alyse Grenon, Emily Abraham, Yohaly Estrada, Addyson Milnickel, Jazmine Rios, & McKenzie Sing. Coloma Community Schools congratulations their performances at Solo & Ensemble Festival!

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 2 Elementary PTO Book Fair; MS Track Home vs. Coloma & Martin, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball Home vs. River Valley, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball & Baseball at Gobles, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 Elementary PTO Book Fair; Mid-Marking Period Progress Reports; Varsity Golf, Watervliet hosting at Paw Paw Lake, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls Soccer Home vs. Bangor, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Band in Blossomtime Parade, St. Joseph/ Benton Harbor Monday, May 6 Varsity Baseball & Softball at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball Home vs. Kalamazoo Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls Soccer Home vs. Kalamazoo Christian, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 JV Softball at Paw Paw, 4:00 p.m.; MS Track Rain Date Meet Possible, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 Golf Red Arrow Cup Round 1 at Lake MI Hills, 10:00 a.m.; Golf Red Arrow Cup Round 2 at Paw Paw Lake, 1:00 p.m.; Varsity Track Home vs. Fennville & Saugatuck, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls Soccer at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9 MS Track SAC Divisional Meet at Martin, TBA; Varsity Girls Soccer Home vs. Hartford, 6:00 p.m.; HS 2021 Europe Trip Meeting, HS Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 North School Spirit Day; 5th Grade Orientation, 9:00 a.m.; 3rd Grade meets with School Resource Officer, 10:30 a.m.; Varsity Golf, Fennville hosting at Beeches, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Softball & Baseball at Coloma, 4:30 p.m.; JV Softball & Baseball Home vs. Coloma, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 JV Softball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; HS Junior/Senior Prom

Senior Services Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. OPEN: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 6 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bingo – Cards/ Euchre/ Dominoes – Knitting/ Crochet/ Quilt Group, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Cards/ Euchre/ Dominoes – Computer with Emma – Quilting/ Knitting/ Crochet Group, 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Cards/ Euchre/ Dominoes, 1:30 p.m. Food Truck Senior Services will be hosting a food truck in South Haven at Hope Reformed Church, 1365 Monroe Blvd., on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. No preregistration is required. Please bring bags to carry all of your goodies!! For more information please call Shaina Lafferty at 269-637-3607. Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services, Senior City on 76th Street at 269-637-3607 or Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available through Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Hartford High School “Students of the Week” for April 22-26, 2019 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Jasmin Janicki, student of Dave Janicki & Janice Lee; 10th Grade – Nicolas Kronewetter, student of David & Rebecca Kronewetter; 11th Grade – Mason Summerton, student of Kevin & Sandy Reed; 12th Grade – Mackenzie Brinsfield, student of Jamie Tunstill & Amy Welch. 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 doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year all Student 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!

VBT’s Moriah Rao wins Box Factory Emerging Artist Award

Van Buren Tech proudly recognizes Commercial Design student Kaitlyn Lyzenga (Bangor High School junior) and Print Media senior Moriah Rao (Watervliet High School senior) for exhibiting artwork in the Box Factory for the Arts 2019 Community Student Art Exhibition. Each student submitted artwork created at her home school but applied talent and training she has been developing through high school art classes and Van Buren Tech program training. At the opening reception for students and families on April 9, The Box Factory for the Arts awarded Moriah Rao 2D First Place which includes a $75 gift