05-04-2017 School news and calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… Big sister Rinoa Isabell who will be 5 in May and baby sister, Roslyn Kathleen who is 8-months-old. They love to spend time outdoors and are the happiest girls you will meet! Their parents are Aldo and Emily Romero of Hartford. Also from Hartford are Grandparents, Shaun and Julie Sweet and Aunt Autumn Sweet.


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

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; HS Progress Reports;

5th Grade Orientation at Middle School, 9:00 a.m.;

Golf at South Haven – Beeches, 4:00 p.m.; MS Track at Decatur Invitational, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 6

Mites in HS Gym; JV Softball Home (DH), 10:00 a.m.; Band Marches in Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade, 1:00 p.m.; Varsity Softball at Lakeshore Tournament, TBA

Monday, May 8

Varsity Golf at Paw Paw – Lake Cora, 3:30 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Soccer at Bangor, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9

MS Track Home vs. Coloma, Hartford, & Decatur, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10

Soccer Home vs. Fennville, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 11

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

Friday, May 12

Muffins for Mom at South School, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.; Varsity Golf at Eau Claire – Pipestone Creek, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Soccer Home vs. Comstock, 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

Varsity Baseball at Eaton Park (St. Joe) vs. Buchanan, 12:30 p.m.; Varsity Baseball at Eaton Park (St. Joe) vs. LMC, 3:00 p.m.

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… pictured (from the left): Mark Birmele is in Miss Romeo’s 3rd grade classroom. Mark is always willing to help other students in the classroom. He works hard and helps Miss Romeo get the computers ready in the morning. He is always willing to help out in the room. Evan Lopez is in Mrs. Schultz’s 4th grade class. He works really hard, is engaged and always turns in his work. He did an outstanding job meeting/exceeding his year-end goals in both math and reading on the NWEA this spring. Morgan Lowell is in Mrs. Pline’s 5th grade class. Morgan always pushes herself to do her best. She works hard to meet her goals. She is helpful and kind no matter what the situation might be. Holly Smith is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Kane’s room. She has really upped her game in the last marking period. She went well above her Reading Counts goal. She gives well thought out answers and has really made great improvements in her academics. Holly has worked very hard on becoming a better reader and writer. Great job to all Rock Stars! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.


W-A-Y Watervliet High School

March Students of the Month

 Maria Palacios has been selected as one of the March students of the month. Maria joined the program in the summer of 2016 as a sophomore and in a few months quickly elevated herself to junior status!

She has earned almost one credit in the month of March. That is amazing!

Maria is the daughter of Norberto Palacios and Eugenia Liberato. She enjoys spending her free time playing soccer.

After she graduates from the W-A-Y program, she plans on attending Southwestern Michigan College for two years and then apply to the University of Chicago to become an FBI Criminal Justice.

CJ Whitaker has been selected as one of the March students of the month. CJ joined the program in the winter of 2014 as a freshman and is well on his way to finish by the end of August!

He has earned 2.36 credits in the month of March. That is amazing!

CJ is the son of Curtis Whitaker and Kim Cockrun. He enjoys being outside and riding his motorcycle and ATV, fishing and hunting.

CJ is presently working for M&M polishing. After he graduates from the W-A-Y program, he plans on attending a trade school to learn machine technology. His future goal is to own and operate his own small engine business.

Josh Workman has been selected as one of the March students of the month. Josh joined the program as a true freshman, and since that time, has worked steadily towards his credit requirements. He will graduate May 18, 2017 and has recently surged with credit attainment. March alone saw him earn 1.85 credits!

Josh is the son of Tina Workman.

He has attended the Van Buren Vocational Technology Center, worked as a lifeguard at Surfari Joe’s, and interned as a network and IT specialist for the school district.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing bass guitar, information technology and applications development. After high school, Josh plans on attending Lake Michigan College completing work in computer networking and part-time in the field of IT.

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, 9 a.m. “PAW PAW LAKE ASSOCIATION” at Watervliet Charter Township Hall.

Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. “BLOSSOMTIME FESTIVAL GRAND FLORAL PARADE” begins in St. Joseph and ends in Benton Harbor.

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, 11 a.m. “SKATE PARK RIBBON CUTTING” at Hays Park in Watervliet. Includes silent auction, pop for sale and free hot dogs.

Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. “SUPERHERO 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.

Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY & THE GREAT DEPRESSION” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Avenue. Free event. Call 468-3330 or email kristen@northberrienhistory.org for more details.

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.

August 14-19 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” in Berrien Springs. For more information, visit www.bcyf.org or call the Fair Office at 269-473-4251.

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.

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library. A free weekly program for toddlers and preschool-aged children, it does not require sign-up. Call 269-468-3431 for information.

Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. “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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