09-29-2016 School news & calendars


THIS “KUTE KID” IS... seven months old Nolan Charles Quinn snappily dressed in his hat and suspenders. Nolan lives in Watervliet with his parents Cory Quinn and Jayme Diehl. His grandparents are Joe Diehl & Charles and Mary Quinn.

THIS “KUTE KID” IS… seven months old Nolan Charles Quinn snappily dressed in his hat and suspenders. Nolan lives in Watervliet with his parents Cory Quinn and Jayme Diehl. His grandparents are Joe Diehl & Charles and Mary Quinn.


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 29

JV Football at Constantine, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 30

Pulled Pork Dinner (sophomore class fundraiser), 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Football, Home vs. Constantine, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

Cross Country at BC Invitational, Madeline Bertrand Park in Niles and Varsity Volleyball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 3

MS Volleyball Home vs. Eau Claire, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4

JV Volleyball Home vs. Fennville, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball Home vs. Fennville, 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5

2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE DAY – Teacher PD; Elementary Buildings “Walk to School Day”; MS Volleyball at Coloma High School, 5:00 p.m.; MS Football at Lawton, 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 6

JV Football at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 7

HOMECOMING; South School Spirit Day; Homecoming Parade from downtown, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Football vs. Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.; HS Homecoming Dance in MS gym, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 8

Marching Band at Grant MCBA Competition

2017 Bud Prince & Princess Blossomtime Pageant

 Twenty-four children between the ages of 6 and 9 will compete for the title of Bud Prince & Princess and fourteen young women ages 10-12 will be competing for the title of Miss Junior Teen for Blossomtime this Saturday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m.  The pageant will be held at the St Joseph High School Auditorium in St Joseph, Michigan.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with tickets available at the door for $20, pre-sale tickets are $15 and may be ordered by calling the Blossomtime office at 269-982-8016.  This event is open to the public and will follow the Blossomtime theme “If it starts with ‘B’ it must be Blossomtime.”  All of the children will participate in an opening number dancing to “Boot Scoot Boogie”, choreographed by Cammie Hernandez from Connie Cassidy’s School of Dance.  The Mistress of Ceremonies for the pageant is Lindsay Zvonar from Midwest Family Broadcasting. The 2017 Bud Prince and Princess and Junior Teen Program Chairmen is DeAnn Zindler.  The Blossomtime Festival Bud Prince & Princess and Miss Junior Teen will take an active role in the festival and participate in many of the Blossomtime events, including onstage introduction at the Miss Blossomtime Pageant on March 13, 2017. All contestants are invited to ride on the Bud/ Junior float in the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday May 6, 2017.

The Shore Church youth retreat

 The Shore Church, 623 Church St., St. Joseph will be hosting a youth retreat on Friday, September 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m.  There will be a guest speaker, former World Champion Professional Wrestler Bobby Fulton. Mr. Fulton will also be speaking Sunday, October 2 at The Shore Church at 10:30 a.m.  Other activities planned are Nerf gun wars, song writing, games, movies, karaoke, a world record breaking attempt, food, and much, much more. All youth in 6th-12th grades are invited. There is no charge for this retreat.  For more information call 269-208-3844.

Miss Hartford Tea on Sunday

 The Miss Hartford Tea is on Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m. at the Hartford High School cafeteria.  The tea is open to all potential queen contestants, ages 17-19; teen contestants, ages 13-15; and junior teen contestants, ages 10-12.  For more information or questions please contact Hartford Chairperson Taylor Prestidge at 944-7518 or at HartfordPageantOrganization@aol.com.  Attendance at the tea is not required to participate. Information packets are available in the school offices.


Community Calendar

Sponsored by Orchard Hill Landfill

Friday, Sep. 30 “PULLED PORK DINNER” at Watervliet High School before/during the Varsity Football game. Fundraiser hosted by the Class of 2019. $8 donation; tickets can be purchased in advance or at the dinner.  Thursday, Oct. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Friday, Oct. 7, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. “LINEN SALE” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser.  Thursday, Oct. 6 “NORTH BERRIEN FIRE DEPT. LADIES AUXILIARY QUARTER AUCTION” at the North Berrien Fire Rescue Station 1, 170 Washington, Coloma. Preview from 6:00-6:30 p.m.; auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 available in advance or at the door. For more information contact Julie Carter (269-876-0910) or Michelle (269-332-7229).  Friday, Oct. 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Adults, $5; children up to 12, $3; under 3, free. Proceeds go to North Berrien Food Pantry.  Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. “BLAST INTO SCOUTING” at Watervliet Municipal Airport. Event for currently registered Cub Scouts. Call the Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America at 269-275-3544 for more information.  Saturday, Oct. 8, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. “SARETT’S COUNTRY FAIR” an afternoon of fun activities including pony rides, wagon rides, delicious food, and a huge rummage sale. For more information, call Kathy at 269-927-4832 or visit sarett.com.  Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church. Fall and winter clothing items plus holiday decorations.  Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. “ARTS, CRAFTS & VENDORS SHOW” at the Watervliet Middle School. Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary fundraiser.  Now thru October 17 “WINTER COAT DRIVE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 W. Church St., Coloma. Distribution will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Call 269-468-6062 for more information.  Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:59 p.m. “MICHIANA METRO LIGHT HOUSE CHORUS” at Coloma High School Auditorium presented by HOPE Resources. General admission, $15; Senior citizens & students, $12; under age 12, free. Support HOPE Resources food drive by bringing a canned good. For information, call Salena at 269-363-9585 or 269-463-8280.  Saturday, Oct. 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” at the North Berrien Senior Center. Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary fundraiser; tickets are $10, must be purchased in advance from a Hospital Volunteer or at the hospital gift shop.  Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.  Tuesdays through November, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at the Watervliet District Library. 30-minute class for toddlers, 18 to 36 months old. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign-up or fee required. For questions, call 468-3431.  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for 3-5 year olds. Sign-up required, call 463-6382 for information.  Wednesdays through December 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “GRIEF SHARE” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Cost is $20/book. Child care available. Meets every week until December 14.  Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORYTIME” at Hartford Public Library for children four and younger. Every week during the school year.  Thursdays 6 p.m.–10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.  Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.