05-31-2018 School News and Calendars

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, May31 Elementary Field Day; Senior Picnic, 2:00 pm.; 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 Track & Field State Championship Meet, Comstock Park High School; District Soccer Final at LMC, 10:00 a.m.; District Softball at Coloma (vs. Coloma or Bloomingdale), 10:00 a.m.; District Softball at Coloma (vs. Coloma or Bloomingdale), 12:00 p.m.; District Baseball & Softball Final Games at Coloma, 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 4 North School Spelling Bee, NS Gym, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 9th -11th Honors Convocation, HS Auditorium, 1:00 p.m.; MS “Celebrate Success” Awards Ceremony, HS Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 1/2 day for MS and HS students only (Exams)

Thursday, June 7 1/2 day for ALL BUILDINGS; North School Awards Assembly, 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 8 1/2 day for ALL BUILDINGS; Last Day of the School Year; South School Awards Assembly, 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 9 Baseball & Softball Regional Games at Buchanan, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.; Baseball & Softball Regional Final at Buchanan, 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 11 Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

W-A-Y Watervliet High School Students of the Month for March & April

Taylor Lynch One of the March and April students of the month, Taylor Lynch, joined the program in January and has hit the ground running! Lynch has been working at an incredible pace. She has earned almost two credits in the months of March and April. Her parents are Valerie and Terry Lynch. In her free time, Taylor is an avid reader, and loves taking walks in nature. After high school, she would like to work a decent paying job to enter a trade school and in the future become an auto mechanic. Currently, she is working at Pizza Hut. Lynch comes to the lab quite frequently and always has a smile and great work ethic. Kaylee Hartwell The other student of the month for March and April is Kaylee Hartwell. Hartwell is working to finish and qualify for graduation next spring. She entered the program about two years ago and has been working very hard to reach her goals. She has earned nearly 2.25 credits in the months of March and April. Her mom is Javonna Hartwell. Hartwell’s plan after graduating from high school is to go to college. In her free time she likes to spend a lot of time with her younger siblings and playing video games. Kaylee is able to accomplish all of her progress from home. The W-A-Y staff sees good things for Kaylee and her future. A photo of Kaylee was not available.

Watervliet 40 Year Club announces 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 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 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.

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 8-9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. “SWAP MEET & FLEA MARKET” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06284 68th St., South Haven. $2/person, children under 12/free June 9-10 “FREE FISHING WEEKEND” Michigan residents and non-residents can enjoy two back-to-back days of fishing without a license. All other fishing regulations apply. 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. Friday, June 22-Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. “ANNUAL GARAGE SALE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in the garage behind the hospital. Proceeds to benefit Auxiliary projects at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. 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”