09-14-2017 School news & calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Sarah Katherine Tomlin born April 24, 2017, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She weighed 5 lb. 14 oz., and was 19″long. Former Coloma residents, Ri-chard and Emma (Vaughn) Adams now of Muldrow, Okla-homa and Miss Louise Tomlin, also of Muldrow, became first time great-grandparents by way of oldest grandson, Stephen and wife, Sarah Beth Tomlin of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. They are first time parents. Grandparents are Don and Sally Moore of Long Beach, Califor-nia and Jeff and Marcia (Adams) Tomlin of Muldrow, Oklahoma. A first time uncle to “Sara Kate” is Alex Tomlin, also of Muldrow. Marcia is also a former resident of Coloma. The Adams still has family in Coloma, Hartford, Bangor and Covert. 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. Where are your “Kute Kids”?


Watervliet High School students celebrate homecoming with travel destinations

 The theme for Homecoming 2017 in Watervliet is “Traveling with the Panthers.” Game time is 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 against the Titans of Kalamazoo United.

Each class is assigned a destination to plan window painting and a float around. For the seniors it is Las Vegas, juniors – Hollywood, sophomores – New York and for the freshmen, Hawaii.

Be sure to check out the windows in town during the week of homecoming. The freshmen will be decorating the window at B&B Outlet on the right side with the sophomore class painting the left side at B&B. Juniors will be next door at Bob’s Hobby Shop with their paint and brushes. The seniors will be further uptown at the building next to Sidetrack Café II.

In line with the theme for this year, each school day has a dress-up theme. Monday is ‘Merica Monday (red, white and blue), Tourist Tuesday (dress as a tourist or from another country), Wide World of Sports Wednesday (wear favorite team gear), Thursday is dress according to float theme and wrapping the week up with maroon and white on There’s No Place Like Homecoming Friday.

There is a Pep-Rally on Friday, September 22 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Activities include introducing the royalty for homecoming and crowning the prince & princess along with some friendly competition between grades. King and queen will be crowned during half-time of the game.

Also on Friday, at 5:30 p.m. is the parade downtown ending at Panther Stadium.

The Homecoming Dance held in the Middle School gym will begin after the game (estimate 9 p.m.) and ending 11:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $5 per student. Guests’ passes must be filled out and returned by the end of the school day on Thursday, September 21. Passes are available in the office.

Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 14

High School Picture Day

JV Football at White Pigeon, 6:00 p.m. (schedule change!)

Friday, September 15

Varsity Football at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

7th Grade Volleyball Tournament at River Valley, 9:00 a.m.; Rocket Football at Panther Stadium, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.