06-15-2017 School News & Calendars

WATERVLIET FOURTH GRADERS… at the North Elementary School have had the privilege of traveling to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for the past two years. This trip is made possible by the students themselves and our wonderful P.T.O. Our fourth graders have raised $3,000 through a bread fund-raiser two years in a row. This money has paid for charter buses to and from Chicago. Our P.T.O. graciously gives all of our students an allotted amount each year for field trips as well. Due to the fund-raiser and the P.T.O., the amount we ask for from the parents is minimal. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students. We would like to say thank you to our parents, P.T.O., and our community for supporting us.


W-A-Y Watervliet High School

May Students of the Month

 Matthew (Matt) Bryant joined the program in the fall of 2014 as a freshman and has elevated himself recently to senior status. He has quickened his pace and has a goal to finish by the end of summer. He does a great job on his projects and is very thorough in his work. Matt has recently surged in progress and in May earned 1.3 credits. Go Matt!

Matt’s parents are Kimberly and Rob Bryant.

Matt is passionate about many things. He currently raises several goats and rabbits. He loves woodworking and he likes to work on televisions and computers and he is committed to getting his education and has never taken his sights off of earning his diploma.

He currently works at Hartford Motor Speedway and for his parent’s company, C&H concrete, LLC.

After he graduates from the W-A-Y program, he would like to attend school and enroll in a hands-on program for woodworking and computers.

Nadia Lauzon has been selected as one of the May students of the month. She joined the program in the winter of 2017 as a sophomore and has worked steadily since joining. Nadia turns in high quality projects and stays on top of her communication with W-A-Y staff. Great Job Nadia!

Nadia has earned 1.25 credits in the month of May.

Her parents are April Perry and Neil Perry.

Nadia enjoys being in nature and walking in the woods and exploring new places to walk.

After she graduates from the W-A-Y program, she plans on applying to colleges and pursue her master’s degree in social work.

Taylor Marvin is the third student of the month. She has worked consistently throughout her time in the program and since earning enough credits to become a senior, she has only accelerated her pace. Way to Go Taylor!


She is the daughter of Sue Marvin.

Taylor currently runs her own online blog so writing is her passion and this is where she spends some of her free time.

After high school, she plans on moving to Chicago and attend a college and major in business.

Lakeland to offer free babysitting class in St. Joseph

 To help adolescents learn how to be safe sitters, Lakeland Health will host “Babysitting with Confidence.” This free class will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, located at 1234 Napier Avenue.

Created specifically for adolescents, this course covers a variety of topics intended to give participants the confidence and knowledge for caring for small children, including: Questions to ask before taking a job; Expectations of a baby sitter; Telephoning in an emergency; Home and fire safety; Infant and toddler care; First aid and choking; Discipline; Food preparation.

Participants must be in the fifth grade or be age 11 or older to register. Reservations are required, and class size is limited. For more information or to register for this free class, call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Local student on dean’s list at Alpena Community College

 Alpena Community College announces students who have been named to the 2017 Spring Semester Dean’s List. Justin Murphy of Hartford is recognized as being a student of distinction for having a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have a full-time course load of 12 or more credits.

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