05-25-2017 School news and Calendars

Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

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; Varsity Softball, Home vs. Bridgman, 4:30 p.m.; Girls Varsity Soccer at Covert, 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

Varsity Softball at Berrien Springs, TBA

Monday, May 29


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

Tuesday, May 30

Varsity Baseball and Softball District Play, Home vs. Coloma, 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31

1st Grade Reading Luau; 2nd Grade Orientation at North School; Golf MHSAA Regionals at Stonehedge, 8:00 a.m.; Baccalaureate, HS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 1

South School Field Day (rain date is 6/2)

HS Grad Picnic and Rehearsal

Friday, June 2

WHS GRADUATION CEREMONY, WPS Panther Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

Varsity Baseball & Softball District Semifinals at Watervliet, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm; Varsity Baseball & Softball District Finals at Watervliet, 2:00 p.m.;

MHSAA Track State Finals, 9:00 a.m.

“Kute Kids”… THESE “KUTE KIDS” ARE… the great-grandchildren of Mary Lou Becht from Coloma. Pictured (from the left) in the back row: Cole Lavengood, Connor Tobin and Ashton Mat-son; front row: Layla Cooms holding Nahlia Patel, Savannah Lavengood, and Chase Tobin holding Max Kenyon.

Watervliet High School Class of 1977 announces 40 Year Class Reunion

Plans have been made for the Watervliet High School Class of 1977 40th class reunion.  Save this date and plan to attend:  Saturday, July 22, 2017.

The reunion begins at 5:00 p.m., running until 11:30 p.m., and will be held at West Street Station, 210 N. West Street in Coloma.

For more details, check out the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook or contact Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com or 269-876-8260.

Watervliet 40 Year Club announces date for 2017

The date for this year’s meeting of the Watervliet Public Schools 40 Year Club is Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The location will be the Watervliet Middle School, 450 East St. Joseph Street in 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 provided of the newly renovated middle and high school buildings.  These improvements were a portion of the $23 million bond issue, passed in May, 2014.

Reservations are $15.00 per person and are due by Sunday, July 30, 2017.

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.

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.

Friday, May 26, 4:30-7:00 p.m. “HOBO SUPPER” at the Van Buren County Historical Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. Free will donation dinner to benefit “Windows Into History” campaign. Call 269-621-2188 for more information.

Sunday, May 28, 8 a.m.-noon “PANCAKE BREAKFAST” at the Sister Lakes Lions Club, 66991 95th Ave. $7/adults, $3/children 4-12, under 4/free. Proceeds support Lions Club projects.

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.

Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10 “STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL” in Hartford. Visit www.hartfordmichamber.org for more details.

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.

Saturday, July 22, 5:00-11:30 p.m. “WHS  CLASS OF 1977 40 YR REUNION” at West Street Station, 210 N. West St., Coloma. For more information visit WHS Class of 1977 Reunion page on Facebook or contact Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com or 269-876-8260.

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 4-6 “GLAD-PEACH FESTIVAL” in Coloma celebrating 50th year. Visit www.colomapeachfest.com 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. “WATERVLIET PUBLIC SCHOOLS 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, 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.