09-19-2019 School news & calendars

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 19 5:00 p.m. MS White Volleyball Home vs. Benton Harbor 6:00 p.m. JV Football at Hartford Friday, September 20 HOMECOMING 5:30 p.m. Homecoming Parade from Arclight to Panther Stadium 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Class of 2022 Pulled Pork Dinner Fundraiser, HS Parking Lot 7:00 p.m.Varsity Football vs. Fennville 9:00 – 11:30 HS Homecoming Dance Saturday, September 21 9:00 a.m. 8th Grade White Volleyball at River Valley Tournament 9:00 a.m. 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Martin Tournament 9:00 a.m. HS/MS Cross Country at Bangor Invitational Monday, September 23 5:00 p.m. MS Maroon Volleyball at Constantine Tuesday, September 24 5:00 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer Home vs. Buchanan 5:30 p.m. JV Volleyball at Constantine Tri with Gobles 5:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball Home vs. Constantine & Gobles Wednesday, September 25 Two-Hour Early Release – All Buildings 5:00 p.m. Varsity Soccer at South Haven 5:00 p.m. HS & MS Cross Country at SAC Galesburg-Augusta Meet 5:00 p.m. MS Football Home vs. Berrien Springs Thursday, September 26 5th-Grade Field Trip (Laws & Morse) to Tall Ships in South Haven 5:00 p.m. MS Maroon Volleyball Home vs. Hartford 5:30 p.m. Varsity Soccer SENIOR NIGHT – Home vs. Bangor 6:00 p.m. JV Football at Kalamazoo Christian vs. Kal. United Friday, September 27 5th-Grade Field Trip (Bongiorno & Pline) to Tall Ships in South Haven 7:00 p.m. Varsity Football Home vs. Kalamazoo United North School Panther Dash (PTO Fundraiser) Saturday, September 28 9:00 a.m. MS & HS Cross-Country at Riverview Park for Berrien County Meet 9:00 a.m. Varsity Volleyball at River Valley Tournament 9:00 a.m. JV Volleyball at Constantine JV Tournament

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’s…Students of the Week for the week of September 9 – September 13 are: 9th Grade – Seth Luster – student of Cristal Reyes; 10th Grade – Rachel Romeo – student of Doug & Lisa Romeo; 11th Grade – Carson Rice – student of Scott & Ginny Rice; 12th Grade – David Fernandez – student of Elsa Fernandez. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example, getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the HS front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Student of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!


Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, September 20 7:00 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Berrien Springs Saturday, September 21 9:00 a.m. Varsity Cross Country at Red Bud TBA; Varsity V-ball at Marcellus 11:00 a.m. Soccer vs. Vicksburg; Monday, September 23 No junior high study hall; 4:30 p.m. Tennis vs. Bridgman/LMC; 5:00 p.m. Middle School Volleyball vs. Lawton; 6:00 p.m. Soccer vs. Constantine Tuesday, September 24 4:30 p.m. Tennis at Buchanan; 5:30 p.m. Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball vs. Saugatuck Wednesday, September 25 Two-hour late start; 4:00 p.m. Middle School Volleyball at Fairplain; 5:00 p.m. Junior High Football vs. Buchanan; 5:00 p.m. Middle School and Varsity Cross-Country at Galesburg; 6:00 p.m. Soccer vs. Saugatuck Thursday, September 26 4:30 p.m. Tennis at Bronson; 5:00 p.m. Soccer vs. Bridgman; 5:30 p.m. JV and Varsity Volleyball vs. Schoolcraft; 6:00 p.m. Jr. Varsity Football at Constantine

Hartford Boy’s Basketball Team Makes State History Books!

By Jerrod Birmele The Hartford Boy’s Basketball team had a season to remember last year. The memories the Indians team made all the way from start to finish will be remembered for a long time in the hearts and minds of their loyal fan base, but now, a couple of the team’s accomplishments will be recognized on a statewide level. Recently, the team entered into the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Record Book in two different categories! The Record Book categories the Indians are now enshrined in include: “Most Three Pointers in one Game” (including their opponent’s total makes) and “Most Three Pointers by one Team During an Entire Season.” The first Record Book entry—most three pointers in one game—occurred on Friday, January 25, inside Indian Gymnasium. On a night when Hartford celebrated Winterfest, the Indians and their opponent, the Bangor Vikings, lit up the gym, teaming up to make 23 total three-point baskets. Of those 23 three-point makes, Hartford cashed in on 14 of their attempts, while Bangor made 9 of their shots from outside the arc. This night will go into the history books in a tie-for-ninth most in state history. The second Record Book entry—most three pointers in a season—saw the team make a total of 197 three-point baskets last year. That means the team scored a whopping 591 total points from beyond the arc last season. To put this historical entry into perspective, the Indians made a total of 622 baskets combined, meaning that nearly 32 percent of their makes were made from beyond the arc. This feat will go into the history books for seventeenth most in state history. The Hartford Boy’s Basketball team, under the direction of Head Coach John Johnson and Assistant Coach Kevin McGrew, finished 18-4, good enough for second-place in the Southwest 10 Conference, while also advancing to the district finals in the postseason. Congratulations to the players and coaches on these truly outstanding accomplishments!

Coloma Public Library News Storytime

Weekly storytime for toddlers and preschool-aged children is on Tuesdays at 10:30am. No registration is required to participate in this weekly interactive experience that includes themed books, music, and a hands-on activity. Ms. Alicia is looking forward to meeting you! Festival of Families The Coloma Public Library is partnering with the Watervliet District Library at the Berrien R.E.S.A. 2019 Festival of Families event on Saturday September 21, from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Come visit our booth to make a fun free craft and to learn more about the services and resources available at your library. The event takes place at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds. Call 269-468-3431 for more information. Book Club The Coloma Public Library Book Club is meeting on Thursday, Sept 19, 5:30 p.m. The title to read before the discussion is “The Book of Dreams” by Nina George. There may be titles available for check-out at the front desk, depending on demand. The book club regularly meets every other Thursday. New members are always welcome. Back to School Resources The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is a statewide collection of electronic resources for library patrons of all ages. Students can get free access to digital content including the History Reference Center and Points of View databases. College Preparation testing, World Book Kids, and much more are available. Come see your friendly Coloma staff to learn how to access with a valid Coloma Public Library card. Newspaper Archive Did you know that past issues of the Coloma Courier (November 1899-1969), Watervliet Record (1890-October 1984) and Tri-City Record (1984-2010) are available for searching and browsing on the Coloma Public Library’s website? Check out our home page at colomapubliclibrary.net.

Purdue Club holds wine tasting

The Purdue Club of SW Michigan will be holding its eighth annual wine tasting event on Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. at the S. Julian Winery, 716 S. Kalamazoo St. in Paw Paw. Nancie Oxley, St. Julian Winery Vice President and master winemaker, will present four different wines paired with hors d’oeuvres. Nancie Oxley is the recipient of Purdue University’s prestigious Food Science Award. The Club will be conducting a silent auction of a variety of KitchenAid portable appliances and other prizes. Proceeds will go towards the Club’s scholarship fund benefiting Purdue students from SW Michigan. Additional information and reservations for this outstanding wine tasting event can be made at the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan Facebook page or at Eventbrite.com (keyword Purdue). The cost for this event is $30 per person for members and $40 for non-members. Reservation deadline is October 4. This event is open to Purdue alumni and friends of Purdue.

Community Calendar


Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES” hosted by Berrien RESA at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs. Visit www.berrienresa.org for more information. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. “175-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Public is invited; event includes food, history, games, music and time capsule burial. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. “BOOK SIGNING” by Donna Nelson Gauntlett at Back on the Rack, 7746 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Title of book: “Unexpected Joys in Life’s Detours” Saturday, Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m. “BBQ FUNDRAISER” at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at the club’s Glad-Peach Festival booth, at the clubhouse or by phone to 944-6464. Kids 5 and under are free. Proceeds go to playground fund. Kids’ games, marshmallows and bonfire at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 9:45 a.m. “COVENANT RENEWAL SERVICE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church Street. Monday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. “CLIMATE PREP WEEK PROGRAM” at Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main St. Free program open to the public. Call 463-6382 for more info. Monday, Sept. 23, 6:00 p.m. COLLEGE NIGHT at LMC Sept. 26-27-28, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at 4190 Schmuhl Rd., Coloma. Lots of everything – some collectibles. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2:30 p.m. HUMAN TRAFFICKING EVENT at Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, featuring Theresa Flores. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. “QUARTER AUCTION” to benefit WHS Student Council & Class of 2022. Tickets are $5 available in advance and at the door; snack bar and raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Carter (269) 876-0910. Friday, Sept. 27, noon-5:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” at Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Friday, Sept. 27, 4:30-7p.m. “SOUP SUPPER” at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. Menu is soup, sloppy joes, breads, salads, drinks and desserts for a free will offering. Tours available to preview 2020 exhibits. Sunday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. “WATERVLIET REC COUNCIL MEETING” to select officers for 2020 season. Meeting held at VFW Post 1137, 8777 Red Arrow Hwy., Watervliet. For more information, please call Arica Angelo at 269-449-5868. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 12-5 p.m. “VAN BUREN COUNTY MUSEUM” 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford open for last day of 2019 season. Admission costs $5 for adults, $2 for children 5-12; veterans and current military plus their immediate families get in free, have ID available. Saturday, Oct. 26 “HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK” Community Halloween celebration in Randall Park in downtown Coloma Thursday, Oct. 31 “TRICK OR TREAT” in Watervliet: Downtown 3-5 p.m.; City-wide residential 5-7:30 p.m. November 7 & 8 “RAKE A DIFFERENCE: DAY OF ACTION FOR SENIORS” United Way of Southwest Michigan organized event for assisting senior residents of Berrien, Cass & Van Buren counties with fall yard work. Volunteers sign up at uwsm.org/rakeadifference by October 11. Seniors sign up by calling 211 or 844-875-9211 by October 17.

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