07-20-2017 Schools news & calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Abigail Baldwin, 4-year-old daughter of Brent and Shelly Baldwin. Abi loves to play outdoors and her favorite superhero is Spider-Man. She’s very independent. She also loves to spend time with her five older siblings, Kellie Russell, Richard Russell, Brendan Baldwin, Julia Russell, and Zandar Baldwin. Abi’s grandparents are Jeanine & the late Darrel Baldwin of Coloma and the late Lela Elliott (nana) of Stevensville. She is loved by her aunts and uncle, Brian & JaNay Tavolacci, Karla Elliott, and Joanne Duran along with many cousins. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neigh-bors, 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 pa-per, 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 ap-pears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you.


Summer programs going well in Coloma Schools

By Annette Christie

Administrators told the Coloma School Board at their Monday, July 17 meeting that the summer learning programs are going well in the district.

High School Principal Dave Ehlers said that the high school summer school program is nearly filled to capacity.  The morning session has 30 students with the afternoon session having 24.  Ehlers told the board that they are not sure why the larger number this year but they are glad to see it.

Superintendent Peter Bush added that at the junior high level there are 20 students in an online program to help them advance as well.  While they haven’t set up a full summer school program at the junior high level, this is a good start.

In addition, the second session of the Summer Literacy Camp will be held July 31 – August 11 to help kids that might need extra attention in reading.  District staff is reaching out to families that may be interested in attending the camp.

During all of the summer education programs, the district’s food service department is providing breakfast and lunch to anyone from anywhere through August 11.  The free service is available from 8-8:45 for breakfast and 11 – 11:45 for lunch approximately.

The board set their board meeting for the coming year.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month with the exception of April and July when the meeting is moved to the 3rd Monday.  Their annual budget meeting is held on the 4th Monday in June.  They also voted to continue their depositories and memberships as previously set.

They will be holding their summer board retreat on July 22 at 9:00 a.m. to work on their goals for the coming year, in line with the district’s strategic plan.

The board also approved a renewal of the agreement with Lakeland Rehabilitation Services for the athletic trainer used by the district.  Administrators and board members alike spoke highly of the program and the trainer that assists the district.

Bush reported that the annual bus inspection went well.  Out of the 18 buses used in the fleet, four were flagged; however, two of the items were handled immediately and are all already cleared.  One bus remains in the shop for repairs.

Their next meeting will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017.

WHS Class of 1962 announces 55-year class reunion

 Plans have been made for the Watervliet High School Class of 1962 55-year class reunion. It is being held the weekend of August 18, 19 and 20.

On Friday, August 18 they will meet at the Arclight Brewery located on Main Street in Watervliet. Saturday plans are for 5:30 p.m. at Fairfield Inn, Watervliet and Sunday, breakfast at Mill Creek Charlies on M-140.

Class members that have not received a written invitation please call Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712 for more information.

WHS 40 Year Club reunion reservation deadline is near