08-10-2017 School news

W-A-Y Watervliet High School

June/July Students of the Month

Lexi McCarthy joined the program in the fall of 2013 as a freshman and is nearing graduation. She has quickened her pace over the past four months and has a goal to finish by the end of summer. She does a great job on her projects and is very thorough in her work. Lexi’s attendance is amazing and she is driven to finish. Lexi has earned over 2.5 credits in the months of June and July. Go Lexi!

Lexi’s parents are Carri and John McCarthy.

She is passionate about finishing and earning her diploma. She does an awesome job with the communication piece and her work is excellent. Lexi has worked very hard over the past six months and her work ethic has been unprecedented.

After graduation, Lexi plans on attending Twin City Beauty College in Benton Harbor. In her spare time she really enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the beach.

The staff of W-A-Y is so proud of Lexi and how hard she has been pushing herself to finish.


Kayla does a very good job on her projects and is very self sufficient.

Her parents are Chrissy Merritt and Daniel Pruitt.

In her spare time she likes to relax and her hobbies are drawing, reading and playing with her baby brother.

After she graduates she plans on going to college to further her studies in visual arts, as well as photography.

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Alyssa Forrester, a 2-year-old who loves to do anything her sisters, Aiyanna and Alayna do. She loves to dig in the garden, and gets dirty doing it. Alyssa is the daughter of Sarah and Josh Forrester.


Registration is now open for the Fit 4 Fall 5k Run/Walk held on Oct. 14

 Registration is now open for the 6th annual Fit 4 Fall 5k Run/Walk, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, at Riverview Park in St. Joseph. Once again, funds from the race will support Hospice at Home, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the LOGAN Autism Learning Center in Southwest Michigan.

Through September 1, early registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for youth (age 14 and under). After September 1, sign-up fees increase to $25 for adults and $15 for youth up until October 13. On-site registrations October 13 and 14 will be $30 per an individual and $20 for youth. The first 500 registrants will receive a race shirt and goody bag. A silent auction will also take place with item donations from local businesses available for bid. Visit www.fit4fall5k.com for registration and race information.

The race will begin and end at Riverview Park’s Woodbine Lodge, taking runners and walkers through the park’s scenic trails and wooded terrain. Chip timing will be used to determine winners for age divisions, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners and walkers in each age group.

Opportunities are still available for businesses to participate in the Fit 4 Fall 5k as sponsors, goody bag contributors, or by donating items for the silent auction. For more information, visit www.fit4fall5k.com, or contact Maria Hutchins, Event Director, at maria_hutchins@leco.com or (269) 985-5496.

Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary sponsoring blood drive August 14

 On Monday, August 14 Michigan Blood will be conducting a blood drive at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. This event will run from 1 to 6 p.m. in Classroom C and is sponsored by the hospital auxiliary. Persons must be at least 18 years old to donate.

Friday, Aug. 11 “COMMUNITY GOLF MIXER” at Paw Paw Lake Golf Club hosted by North Berrien Community Development & Coloma Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce. $60/person, 4-person scramble. Call Chana Kniebes at (269) 468-4430 or 757-2457.

Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. “PROMI PARANORMALS” at Van Buren Historical Museum. Call 621-2546 to pre-register. Admission $20 payable at the door.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. “WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S” at Riverview Park on Niles Ave. in St. Joseph. For more information contact Kristin Burt at kburt@alz.org or 269-342-1482.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 12 noon “TRENT MCKINNEY MEMORIAL WATERVLIET WRESTLING GOLF OUTING” at Pipestone Creek Golf Course, 6768 Naomi Rd., Eau Claire. 4-man scramble/ $65 per person includes cart & steak dinner. Registration deadline August 4. Prize drawings, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Contact Travis McKinney (269-308-1177) or Nicole McKinney (269-308-1176).

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. “RIBBON CUTTING AT SOME THINGS DIFFERENT” by Watervliet Coloma Area Chamber of Commerce; located at 404 N. Main in Watervliet. Live music and refreshments.

Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “MURDER MYSTERY” at the Van Buren Historical Museum. Prizes awarded for best detectives. Admission $5/13 and up; $2/ages 5-12

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m. “GRAND CITY SHOW SKIERS” on Paw Paw Lake at the Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club, 5099 Shoreview Dr., Coloma. Free admission. Food available from PPLYC for donation. Sponsored by Paw Paw Lake Association.

Sunday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m. “BUTTERFLIES” in-depth program at Sarett Nature Center followed by visit to Sarett’s Butterfly House. Admission: $7/adults and $3/children

Monday, Aug. 14, 1-6 p.m. “BLOOD DRIVE” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. Conducted by Michigan Blood. Sponsored by the hospital auxiliary. Must be 18 or older to donate.

Aug. 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.

Tuesdays Aug. 15, 22, 29, 10 a.m.-noon “STEM CAMP ON SAILING” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. for students in grade 6 and up. Call 269-468-3330 for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 7 p.m. “NATIVE AMERICAN SUGARBUSHING” free program at North Berrien Historical Museum. Call 468-3330 for more info.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 6:00-8:30 p.m. “QUARTER AUCTION” fund-raiser for Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at Coloma FOP Lodge, 3470 Angling Rd., Coloma. $5 admission; at the door or call 468-8301. Auction items valued at $10 to $200.

Aug. 18-20 “WHS CLASS OF 1962 REUNION” Friday at Arclight Brewery; 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Inn, Watervliet; Sunday breakfast at Mill Creek Charlies on M-140. Call Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-noon “TOUCH-A-TRUCK” at Rodgers Lake, 58620 Sink Rd., Dowagiac. Hands-on event provided by Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Open to public, free, RSVP required at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov/form/touch-truck-registration.

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 July 30. For more info call Marsha Stennecke Cole 269-463-3712 or Donna Gillard Curtis 269-463-6680.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m. “TAD MOODY” presentation of Poorhouse history at Van Buren Historical Museum. General admission

Friday, Aug. 25 “2017 NORTH BERRIEN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST” deadline for submissions. For more information, contact North Berrien Historical Museum at 269-468-3330 or Kristen@northberrienhistory.org.

Sunday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “HERITAGE DAY” at Van Buren Historical Museum. General admission. For more information call 269-569-1639.

Sep. 7-10 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum. Admission $7/adult; children 12 and under free. For information visit www.michiganflywheelers.org or call 269-639-2010.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Sep. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “COLOR OUR WORLD WITH QUILTS” presented by The Niles Piecemakers Quilt Guild at Brandywine Elementary School, 2428 South 13th St., Niles. Quilts on display, door prizes, vendors, quilt raffle, silent auction and food. Admission/ $5.

Saturday, Oct. 21 “ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW” fund-raiser by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School.

Mondays, 7 p.m. “PUB THEOLOGY” at Arclight Brewery. Public is invited to join in discussions. Hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Wednesdays, 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.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday “SUMMER PROGRAMS” at the Hartford Public Library. 11 a.m. for baby thru 6 years old, and 1 p.m. for 7 years old and up. Visit their website at www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org for more details.

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.

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