10-06-2016 School News & Calendar

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for September 19 – 23 are pictured (from the left): Anthony Alonso (9th), son of Sacramento & Adela Alonso; Caitlin Steele (10th), daughter of Amanda Stokes & James Steele; Jared Henslee (11th), son of James Henslee & the late Amy Henslee; and Madelyn Macmillan (12th), daughter of Joe & Casey Macmillan. 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 being a kind to another person. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the HS front lobby show-case for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Students 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!

Watervliet Public Schools  Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 6

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

Friday, October 7


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; HS Cross Country at Portage Invitational Meet, 9:00 a.m.; MS Cross Country at Portage Invitational Meet, 12:00 p.m.

Monday, October 10

Board of Education Mtg., HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.; MS Volleyball, Home vs. Decatur, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11

Picture Day at South School; SAC Championship Meet at Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI & JV Volleyball, Home vs. Gobles, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Gobles, 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12

MS Volleyball, Home vs. Saugatuck & MS Football at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13

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

Friday, October 14

Donuts for Dad at South School, 8:00 a.m.; Varsity Football, Home vs. Decatur – SENIOR NIGHT, 7:00 p.m.

Community Shred Day in Coloma

 Honor Credit Union is hosting a FREE Community Shred Day at the Coloma branch Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  It does not matter what time of year, in every household there always seems to be those piles or boxes stacked up in the corner of confidential documents that you just have not quite had the time to get shredded. If you are one of those households, next Saturday, Honor has a way for you to destroy those confidential documents both safely and securely.   Last year, throughout the seven free Community Shred Days that Honor Credit Union hosted they were able to safely and securely shred 54,695 lbs. of paper and this year they are looking to do even more.  The entire community is welcome to have sensitive documents shredded or to donate cell phones, so please share this with friends and family.   Please limit the number of bags/boxes/bins of material to no more than 10 per person or business.

Coloma UMC  continues revitalization, adds CrossWalk service

 The Methodist Church has had a presence in the Coloma/Watervliet area for more than 150 years. In 2011, Watervliet UMC merged with Coloma UMC and together they began a process of revitalization that continues to garner rewards for both the congregation and the local communities.  The result has been a continually improving worship service, increased emphasis on the hospitality that the church has always been known for and a strong vision of how the church can continue to change things for people for the better. Their progress so far has merited them the “One Matters” award – a $1000 gift – from the Global Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.  In addition to an upgrade of the facility (including new seating) and increased attention to the Children’s Ministry with the development of a new character building education model that makes use of LEGO building projects, CUMC is initiating a second service starting October 9 called “CrossWalk”, a name that defines a safe place to cross from where you are to where you want to be.  The Crosswalk service will bring together people of different backgrounds in a casual setting, with coffee and tea available, and is a conversation driven service. Pastor Ron Van Lente says “We sing, we pray, we talk, we sing and we go home!” The key is that it is a comfortable place to share thoughts and beliefs, without judgment, about how God is working in the world today.  “This is not a service that tells people what to think; it’s a time where we can safely share our faith with each other,” Pastor Van Lente adds. The accompanist for the new second service, which is held at 11:14 on Sunday mornings, is Sue Sweet, former accompanist at Watervliet UMC.  Coloma UMC will continue its ministries to local communities such as the successful Kids Hope mentoring program, Backpack program (meals for the weekend for needy students), support of the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen and local Soup Suppers, among other activities. The CUMC building also hosts meetings of AA, several local scout troops, and Coloma Lioness meetings.  The building is used by community groups virtually every night of the week. CUMC currently hosts the North Berrien Food Pantry and is working with other area churches to create an independent non-profit called Hope Resources, to provide a wider range of services beyond food, such as a clothes closet and other social services for those in need. The newly formed organization is still looking for a suitable location for Hope Resources in the Coloma/Watervliet area.

Sponsored by Orchard Hill Landfill

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, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. “FRIENDS OF THE PAW PAW RIVER” meeting at the Coloma Twp. Hall on update of river clean-up and future plans. 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. Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m. “OKTOBERFEST” at Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club, 5097 Shoreview Dr., Coloma. Benefiting Community Hospital Foundation Student Scholarship Fund. Raffle tickets for cash prizes are available at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Gift Shop. For tickets to attend the event call 269-927-5143 or go online at lakelandhealth.org/oktoberfest. 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. Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Friday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOKS ARE FUN SALE” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. Fall fundraiser for the hospital auxiliary held in the Interim Room at 400 Medical Park Dr. 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 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.


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FAX: 269-463-8329

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