05-18-2017 School news & Calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… the grandchildren of Mary Lou Becht from Coloma. Pictured (from the left) in the back row: Shawn Matson and friend Lauren, Mary Lou Becht, Sanjeir Patel, Devon Lavengood; and in the front row: Tracy Tobin, Tegan Jennings, Nicole Patel and Christi Lavengood.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 18

Varsity Baseball at Berrien Springs (DH), 4:15 p.m.; Girls on the Run 5K at BC Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, 6:00 p.m.; W-A-Y Watervliet High School Graduation, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 19

Varsity Track Regionals @ Kalamazoo-Comstock, TBA

Saturday, May 20

Varsity Softball at South Haven, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 22

Varsity Softball & Varsity Baseball Home vs. Decatur, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball at Decatur, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 23

Track at SAC Championships in Constantine; Current 5th Grade Parent Orientation at WMS, 6:00 p.m.; Spring Band Concert (grades 5-12), HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24 – Friday, May 26

Senior Exams

Wednesday, May 24

Golf SAC Championships at Stonehedge, 9:00 a.m.; 1st Grade Field Trip to Sarett Nature Center, 9:45 a.m.; Varsity Softball at Comstock, 4:30 p.m.; Pre-School Graduation, New Day Church, 416 Pleasant Street, Watervliet, 5:30 p.m.; Girls Varsity Soccer at Lawton, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25

Spring Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26

North School Field Day at Panther Stadium; Seniors Last Day; Senior Trip to Cedar Point; Girls Varsity Soccer at Covert, 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

Varsity Softball at Berrien Spring, TBA

Monday, May 29


WPS Band in Memorial Day Parade, Downtown Watervliet, 11:00 a.m.

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… pictured (from the left): McKenna Kirksey is a student in Mrs. Kane’s 5th grade classroom. McKenna always follows classroom instructions and school rules. She is a good role model for other students. She is helpful and nice to everyone. Zack Gruszczyk is a student in Mrs. Graffenius’ 4th grade classroom. He turns his home-work in on time. He always does nice, quality work. Zack is a pleasure to have in class. JonahThon is a student in Mr. Babcock’s 3rd grade classroom. Jonah is a hard worker and will-ing to help others. He always participates and comes up with unique ways to solve problems. Nice job Rock Stars! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for May 8 – 12, 2017 are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade – Trey Goodson, student of Ernest & Erin Goodson; 10th Grade – Faith Sumners, student of Steve & Angie Sumners; 11th Grade – Randy Ramirez, student of Iliana Hernandez; 12th Grade – Juana Diaz, student of Rogelio Diaz & Eleodora Rosas. 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!

Friday, May 19, 5-7 p.m. “RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE FOR BARB RADDE” at the Salem Lutheran Preschool, 275 Marvin in Coloma. Call the church office at 468-6567 for more information.

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, May 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “CHURCH BAKE SALE” at Great Lakes Antiques Mall, 210 Ryno Road, Coloma. Fundraiser for Twelve Corners Community Church.

Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21 “ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE” at Sarett Nature Center during regular business hours. Sun-loving, shade-loving and butterfly-friendly plants will be available.

Wednesday, May 24 “CRUISE IN & CAR SHOW” fundraiser at Countryside Academy, 4800 Meadowbrook Rd., Benton Harbor.

May 25 & 26, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., May 27, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. “CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE at Twelve Corners Community Church, corner of Hicks Road & Benton Center, Benton Harbor.

Tuesday, May 30, “SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP” presented by Littlest Bird Productions and author, Nicola Symonds at the Watervliet Public Library. One hour sessions at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Call the library at 463-6382 to sign up.

Saturday, June 3, “HHS 40-PLUS YEARS ALUMNI REUNION” at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor. Social hour at 5:00 p.m.; Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.hartfordmichigan.com for more information.

June 30, July 1 & 2 “WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION” featuring 4×4 Mudd Runs, Pro Wrestling, Bednarowski 5K run/walk, parade plus much more! Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1.

Friday, July 28 “BATTLE OF MICHIGAN” World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway. Tickets on sale at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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.