05-24-2018 School news & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… a 4-year-old Notre Dame fan from Coloma. His name is Trent Teal and he is the son of Lindsey Hug and Trenten Teal. Little Trent’s grandparents are Penelope and Brian Hug of Watervliet.

Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

(Please note that the athletics schedule has undergone frequent changes this spring due to rescheduling of rained out events. On game day, please consult www.wpspanthers and select “Calendar” for up to the minute information). Thursday, May 24 3rd & 4th Hour Finals for SENIORS ONLY; Golf at Hawkshead for SAC Finals, 8:30 a.m.; Varsity Softball, Home vs. South Haven, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Baseball vs. Schoolcraft (location TBA), 4:30 p.m.; HS Spring Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 25 1st & 2nd Hour Finals for SENIORS ONLY; Seniors Last Day; 8th Grade trip to Michigan Adventure; 1st Grade trip to Sarett; Elementary Field Day; Varsity Soccer at Fennville, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Baseball, Home vs. Coloma, 4:30 p.m.; JV Baseball at Coloma, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 Varsity Softball at Berrien Springs, TBA Monday, May 28 No School – Memorial Day Tuesday, May 29 Varsity Baseball & Softball at Lawton, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 Baccalaureate, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 Elementary Field Day; Senior Picnic, 2:00 p.m.; Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, 3:30 p.m.; Varsity Soccer District Tournament at LMC, 6:00 p.m.; MS Spring Choir Concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 1 7th Grade Field Trip to Craig’s Cruisers; Commencement, Panther Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 District Soccer Final at LMC, 10:00 a.m. Notable Upcoming Events Tuesday, June 5, 1:00 p.m. Underclassman HS Awards Ceremony, HS Auditorium Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 p.m. MS Awards Ceremony, HS Auditorium June 6 – 8, MS/HS Exams Friday, June 8 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL YEAR

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… Third graders pictured (from the left): Kelsie Gaston from Miss Romeo’s class is sweet and kind to everyone!! She is pleasant and always has her work done on time. She tries very hard to do her best. Kari Jaggers from Mrs. Bohle’s class is sweet, caring, and respectful to everyone. She always buckles down to get her work done, and tries her best at all times! When her work is finished, she enjoys helping others in any way that she can! Yami Marin-Zamarripa from Miss Romeo’s class tries very hard! She has really come a long way in being responsible for turning in all of her work on time. She is always willing to stay in and help in her room. She is kind to others. Abby Daniels from Mrs. Brown’s class is a hard worker with a very kind and helpful nature. She is a joy to watch learn because she is fearless in tackling new topics! Every day, every lesson, she works hard and does her best! She is a very caring friend to all, quick to recognize someone that may need a helping hand. Great job to all Rock Stars! Thank you to Burger King for donating certificates of merit.


Watervliet 40 Year Club announces all class reunion date for 2018

The date for this year’s meeting of the Watervliet Public Schools 40 Year Club is Saturday, August 18, 2018. 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 per person, and are due by Friday, August 3, 2018. A downloadable reservation form and more information may be found on the “Watervliet 40 Year Club, all class reunion” 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.

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… Grayson Richards (left), a 5th grade student in Mrs. Laws’ class is an incredibly kind and thoughtful classmate. He is always willing to help. Grayson is definitely a strong leader in his classroom! Natalie VanLente (right), a 5th grade student in Mrs. Bongiorno’s class is an amazing young lady. She is always volunteering to help around the classroom and at school. She patiently helps others when in need. Natalie is a great role model to the students at North Elementary!


Saturday, May 26, noon – 3 p.m. “AMISH MEET & GREET” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. Amish items available for sale. Sunday, May 27, 8 a.m.-noon “PANCAKE BREAKFAST” held by Sister Lakes Lions Club in Lions Park, 66991 95th Ave., Sister Lakes. $7/adults, $4/children 4-12, under 4/free. Friday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE/BAZAAR” at Coloma American Legion, 351 E. St. Joseph St./6505 Red Arrow Hwy, sponsored by the Auxiliary. 10’ X 10’ space $10, rental tables $2 per day. Food will be available. Contact Christine Kelemen for reservations & info at 269-325-2865. Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. “WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” Friday, June 1, 7 p.m. “HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” Friday, June 1, 7 p.m. “COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” Saturday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. “GRACE CHRISTIAN ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE” at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course, 55321 Brush Lake Rd., Eau Claire. Pre-register at gcspatriots.org; $75 fee. Proceeds benefit GCS Financial Aid Fund. June 8-9 “HARTFORD STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL” June 11-July 21 “WATERVLIET LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM” Visit the library website, their Facebook page or call 463-6382 for more information. Friday, June 15 10 a.m. “MYOI GOLF OUTING” at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club, 2520 Kerlikowske Rd., Benton Harbor. Entry fee: $75/pre-registration, $85/day of event; includes 18 holes w/cart, continental breakfast, prize holes, lunch & round of golf for 2019. June 26-August 7 “HARTFORD LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM” Visit the library website for a complete schedule of activities or call 621-3408 for more information. June 29 & 30, July 1 “WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND CELEBRATION” Saturday, July 14 “WATERVLIET PAPER MILL REUNION” hosted by North Berrien Historical Society. Former mill employees and family members may share items, photos & documents of the mill by calling the historical society at 468-3330 or emailing info@northberrienhistory.org. July 16-21 “VAN BUREN YOUTH FAIR” August 3-5 “COLOMA GLAD-PEACH FESTIVAL” Sunday, Aug. 5 “GRAND CITY SKIERS” free performance on Paw Paw Lake hosted by the Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club. August 13-18 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET 40 YEAR CLUB” annual meeting/luncheon at the Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. $15/person due Aug. 3. Reservation form available on group Facebook page.

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