09-06-2018 Schools News & Calendars

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 6 CANCELLED – Hartford Teske X-C Invitational; 9th/JV/Varsity Volleyball home vs. Hackett & Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football at Parchment, 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 7 MS Enrollment Packets Due; Varsity Football Home vs. Parchment, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8 Watervliet Invitational Volleyball Tournament, 8:00 a.m.; MS & HS Cross Country at Centreville Invitational, 8:30 a.m.; 7th & 8th Maroon Volleyball at Comstock, 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 10 Evening Band Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 11 5th Grade to Veteran’s Park for Patriot’s Day Ceremony, 10:50 a.m.; JV/Varsity Volleyball home vs. Martin, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 HS School Pictures Day; SAC MS & HS Cross Country Meet at Fenn Valley, 5:00 p.m.; MS Football home vs. Coloma, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13 MS School Pictures Day; 7th White Volleyball at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.; 8th White Volleyball at Bridgman, 5:30 p.m.; Cub Scout Sign-up at North School, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 14 7th Grade fundraiser meeting, 2:30 p.m.; Varsity Football at Fennville, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 7th Maroon & White Volleyball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.

We Can Ride 4-H Club to hold fun show in Buchanan

We Can Ride 4-H Club will hold an open fun show at the Buchanan Westerners Riding Club Grounds on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Buchanan Westerners is located at 14665 Mead Road in Buchanan. A variety of classes will be offered including, but not limited to, showmanship, gymkhana and equitation. We Can Ride 4-H Club is part of the MSU Extension’s Proud Equestrian Program that enables disabled youth to learn horseback riding skills, showmanship techniques and stable management. Benefits to the participants include improved balance and coordination, strengthened muscles, improved motor skills and increased self-confidence. As part of celebrating the end of summer and a successful riding season, the fun show will include a fun fair of activities and games for non-riders and spectators to enjoy. The event does also serve as a fundraiser for the We Can Ride 4-H Club. For the show flier and more information, please contact Show Chair Karey Sebasty at 269-240-8261. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Karey Sebasty at 269-240-8261 by September 7, 2018 to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

Free Adult Mental Health First Aid course offered

Community members are invited to attend a mental health first aid training course. The class will take place on Thursday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Consortium for Community Development, located at 175 West Main Street in Benton Harbor. Adult Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool which works to improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems, helps adults take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations, and connect people with care. Studies show one in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or might not know where to turn for care. When more people are equipped with the tools needed to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they may need. A training manual and certification is provided upon completion. Preregistration is required; call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544.

Upton announces workforce development grant in Van Buren County

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new investment in Van Buren County totaling $41,000: “This new rural development investment will help Van Buren County thrive and grow. By bringing local leaders together on a county-wide economic development plan, we can chart the course for a brighter, more prosperous future. I’m particularly pleased the grant will focus on improving Internet connectivity, something I’ve discussed at length with folks – our farmers in particular – across Southwest Michigan.” The USDA Rural Development investment will be used to fund a comprehensive county-wide economic development plan for Van Buren County. The plan will focus on three critical areas: Transportation, Workforce Housing, and Internet Connectivity. All of these areas are critical to the economic growth and future planning of Van Buren County. This plan will allow government officials to focus on areas of documented need going forward which will create a better place to live and work in Van Buren County.

“Kute Kids”…

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… Cyrus Scott – age 8, Korbin Berrios – age 8, and Kenadi Scott – age 7. These best friends were on their first trip to Busch Gardens of Williamsburg, Virginia!! The Scott family traveled to Virginia Beach to visit the Berrios family. Cyrus & Kenadi’s parents are Jason and Rebeca Scott of Coloma. Kriseda and Jazmel Berrios of Virginia Beach, VA are the parents of Korbin. Grandparents of Korbin are Nancy Franco and Roger Finch and grandparents of Cyrus and Kenadi are Mary Sweet and Diane Himes.

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Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Sep. 6-9 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum located on 68th Street in South Haven. Cost is $7; children 12 and under are free. For more info visit www.michiganflywheelers.org Friday, Sep. 7, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Cost: $5/adults, $3/children up to 12 & free under age 3. Proceeds go to H.O.P.E. Resources Food Pantry. Hosted by First Congregational UCC – Coloma Sep. 7-9 “GREAT LAKES STAR SAILBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP” on Paw Paw Lake Saturday, Sep. 8, 9 a.m. “RUN FOR HOPE 5K” sponsored by SWMI RACERS and Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition at Lake Michigan College Napier Campus. Visit runsignup.com/runforhope for more details, and to sign up to run, walk, volunteer or make a donation. Sunday, Sep. 9, 4 p.m. “GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY” for Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Twp. Public is invited; refreshments to follow. Sunday, Sep. 9, 4 p.m. “BARN PARTY” fundraiser at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Twp. Food, auction & fun. $50/person; call 927-4832 to make reservation Tuesday, Sep. 11, 11 a.m. “PATRIOT’S DAY SERVICE” at Veterans Park in downtown Watervliet. Public event. Tuesday, Sep. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. “101 THINGS HAPPENED ON THE MACKINAC BRIDGE” Author Mike Fornes presentation at Coloma Public Library. Free event. Call 468-3431 for more information. Wednesday, Sep. 12, 3-7 p.m. “HEALTHY HOME FAIR” sponsored by Van Buren Conservation District at Ely Park, Hartford. Visit www.vanburencd.org for more information on this free event. Sunday, Sep. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “MURDER MYSTERY” at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy., Hartford. Arrive any time to get clues. Admission: $5/adults, $2/ students 6-13, children 5 and under/free Saturday, Sep. 22, 7 p.m. “MICHIANA METRO LIGHTHOUSE CHORUS” performance sponsored by H.O.P.E. Resources at Watervliet High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15/general admission, $12/sr. citizens & students (free/children under age 12) and can be purchased in advance by calling 269-208-2415. Proceeds go the resource center building fund. Food drive being held at the event. Sunday, Sep. 23, 5:30 p.m. “PARANORMAL EVENT” at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy., Hartford hosted by MIPRO. $20/person – RSVP required by Sep. 21, call 269-621-2546.