05-09-2019 School News & Calendars

COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL… April 2019 Students of the Month are (from the left): Senior Sean Bambrick, Junior Cole Kirby, Sophomore Ja’Vachey Hill, and Freshman Alexandra Aguilar.


Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Friday, May 10 Golf at Fennville, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Baseball/Softball vs. Watervliet at home, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball/Softball at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m.; Soccer at Bangor, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11 JV Baseball at Hartford, 10:00 a.m.; Varsity Softball at St. Joe, 10:00 a.m.; JV Softball at Lakeshore, 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 13 JH Study Hall closed; Golf at New Buffalo, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Baseball/Softball vs. Delton Kellogg at home, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball/Softball at Delton Kellogg, 4:30 p.m.; Tennis at Bridgman/LMC, 4:30 p.m.; Track at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m.; Soccer vs. Watervliet at home, 6:00 p.m.; PTO Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Coloma Elementary Breakfast with a Buddy, 7:15-7:45 a.m.; JH Track at Saugatuck, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 2-Hour Delayed Start; Coloma Elementary Dental Van Visits Thursday, May 16 Coloma Elementary Dental Van Visits; JV Baseball at Berrien Springs, 4:30 p.m.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, May 9 Varsity Golf, Watervliet hosting at Paw Paw Lake, 2:00 p.m.; 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 Muffins with Moms at South School; 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 Monday, May 13 Intercare Dental Van at Elementary School; Varsity Baseball & Softball Home vs. Galesburg-Augusta, 4:30 p.m.; JV Softball at Galesburg-Augusta, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Track Divisional SAC Championship at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls Soccer at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Intercare Dental Van at Elementary School; Track Divisional Championship Rain Date if Needed Wednesday, May 15 2-HR EARLY RELEASE, ALL BUILDINGS; Varsity Golf, Paw Paw hosting at Lake Cora, 3:00 p.m.; JV Softball Home vs. Buchanan, 4:30 p.m.; Senior Awards Night, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Varsity Softball & Baseball, Home vs. Fennville, 4:30 p.m.; JV Softball & Baseball at Lawrence, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls Soccer at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m. Girls-On-The-Run 5K at Berrien County Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 Varsity Girls Soccer at Lawton, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18 9:00 AM Varsity Softball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Track Regional Meet at Centreville, TBA

WHS Class of 1977 – 60th Birthday Party Save the date: Members of the Watervliet Class of 1977 will celebrate their communal 60th birthday on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The celebration will be held from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the banquet room at Chief’s Bar, 4790 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor. More details may be found on the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook; by contacting Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com, or by calling Greg at 269-876-8260.

Berrien RESA to host 2019 Festival of Families Opportunities available for sponsorship, vendors and volunteers This fall, Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (Berrien RESA) will be hosting its 7th annual countywide event for families and children wishing to learn more about educational programs offered in their community. The event, the Berrien RESA Festival of Families, will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs. The 2019 Festival of Families will feature a resource expo where families can learn about a variety of community programs and services designed to help their children thrive. Also, for the second year, the event will feature a 5K run/walk benefiting the United Way of Southwest Michigan and MyTEAM TRIUMPH. Berrien RESA is currently offering sponsorship opportunities for this year’s Festival. Sponsorships levels range from a Donating Sponsor (providing a product or service) to a Premier Sponsor (top billing on all printed materials, included in all media marketing as well as have a section of the event named after the donor). The Festival is also seeking vendors. Those community entities wanting to showcase their community or education-related program or business are welcome to become a vendor. All vendors must submit a $50 non-refundable fee to offset building rental charges. Volunteers are also needed. To register to volunteer, visit www.berrienresa.org and click on the Festival of Families photo in the banner. For questions or to learn more about these opportunities, please contact Karen Heath, Supervisor of Communications, at karen.heath@berrienresa.org.

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Michigan Flywheelers Museum May 17 Michigan Flywheelers Museum is hosting a homemade spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion in South Haven. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Cost is $9 per adult and $4 for children 12 and under. Meatless sauce will be available. Proceeds from the dinner are earmarked for the construction of an addition to the Stephenson Barn. The addition will allow more space for educational events and other programs. The American Legion is located at 129 Michigan Ave. For more information, contact the museum at 269-639-2010. The museum’s main events for 2019 are Farm History Day, May 10; Swap Meet, June 7 & 8; and Antique Engine & Tractor Show, Thursday, Sept. 5 thru Sunday, Sept. 8. More information on the museum is found at their web site http//www.michiganflywheelers.org or on Facebook.

Lasagna Dinner at Coloma American Legion Post May 17 American Legion Post #362 located at 351 E. St. Joseph Street in Coloma is holding a Lasagna Dinner on Friday, May 17, 2019. Dinner includes lasagna, salad and Italian bread for $9.50 per person and is being served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and take-outs are available.

Watervliet All Class Reunion announces date

The date for this years’ meeting of the Watervliet All Class Reunion (formerly the Watervliet 40 Year Club) is Saturday, August 17, 2019. The location will be the Watervliet Middle School, 450 East St. Joseph Street, Watervliet. Social hour begins at 11:00 a.m., with lunch being served at noon.

Anyone that graduated from, or attended the Watervliet Public School system is welcome to attend. Former school employees are welcome also. Besides the social hour and lunch, tours will be available for the Middle and High School buildings and grounds.

Reservations are $15.00 per person, and are due by Friday, August 9, 2019. A downloadable reservation form and more information may be found on the “Watervliet All Class Reunion (formerly Watervliet 40 Year Club)” page on Facebook. More information is also available by calling Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680.

Friday, May 10, 3-4:30 p.m. “GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING” Blackbird Waterhouse restaurant, 4896 Paw Paw Lake Rd. Open to the public. Friday, May 10 “FARM HISTORY DAY” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Watch for more information on www.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook. May 10, 11 & 12 “MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE” at Salem Lutheran Church, 275 Marvin St., Coloma. Hours are: Friday 12-4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday 12-6 p.m. Hanging baskets and potted flowers Saturday, May 11 “STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE” donations of nonperishable food items left by residential mailboxes will be picked up by Postal workers. Saturday, May 11, 1-4 p.m. “FINAL BOW RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE” for Patrice Culver at Watervliet South Elementary School. Open to the public; refreshments will be served. Friday, May 17, 5-7 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER” hosted by Michigan Flywheelers Museum at South Haven American Legion, 129 Michigan Ave. $9/adults, $4/children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit construction cost of addition to Stephenson Barn. Call 639-2010 for more info. Friday, May 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “LASAGNA DINNER” at Coloma American Legion Post, 351 E. St. Joseph Street. $9.50/person includes lasagna, salad and Italian bread; take-outs available. Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. “ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC” fundraiser for Hartford Indian Emerald Vanguard at Lake Cora Hills Gold Club, 56640 CR671, Paw Paw. $60/player fee includes cart, greens fee, lunch & refreshments. 2-player, 15-team scramble; $200 first place prize. Email Derek Clements at clementsd@hpsmi.org for more info. Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. “AMISH MARKET” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. sponsored by Friends of the Amish. Items for sale include soft serve ice cream, baked goods, building & household products and services plus more. Saturday, May 18 “BERRIEN COUNTY BIRDATHON” hosted by Sarett Nature Center. For more info and to join or donate to a team call 927-4832. Friday, May 24 “SOUP SUPPER” at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow, Hartford. Menu includes an assortment of soups, salads & desserts; freewill offering. For inquiries, call 269-621-2188. Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. “WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE” Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. “WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” Friday, May 31, 7 p.m. “COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” Friday, May 31, 7 p.m. “HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” June 7 & 8 “SWAP MEET” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Watch for more information on www.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook. Saturday, July 27, 4-9 p.m. “WHS CLASS OF 1977 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY” in the banquet room at Chief’s Bar, 4790 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor. More details may be found on the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook; by contacting Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com, or by calling Greg at 269-876-8260. August 12-17 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” Visit www.bcyf.org for more information. Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET ALL CLASS REUNION” at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. Social hour 11 a.m.; lunch served at noon. $17/person registration due Aug. 9. Anyone that graduated from, or attended the Watervliet Public School system is welcome to attend (also current & former employees). More information is available by calling Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680. Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. “50-YEAR CLASS REUNION” for Coloma High School Class of 1969. For more information, email nmessal@att.net, call 630-464-8287 or check out the Facebook page of Coloma High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion. Sept. 5-8 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Watch for more information on www.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES” hosted by Berrien RESA at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STAY & PLAY” at Hartford Public Library – unstructured story hour includes play time with doll house, giant LEGOs, computers, sticker sheets and possibly stories. No registration required or no age limit.