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10-10-2019 School news & calendars

Watervliet Middle School September students

WMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… Watervliet Middle School has selected the following students of the month for September 2019 (from the left): 6th Grade Isabella Bultema, 7th Grade Aubrey Noe, 8th Grade Kameron Smith. Congratulations to these “Students of the Month” and keep up the great work!

Kameron Smith Watervliet Middle School eighth grade is proud to announce Kameron Smith as Student of the Month for September 2019! He is the son of Richard Smith and Rhonda Smith as well as brother to sister, Riley Smith. In his free time Kameron enjoys participating in cross country and wrestling. In school his favorite subjects are history and science. Kameron enjoys being in history class because he enjoys learning about the past and he enjoys science because he likes to do hands-on labs and projects. After high school Kameron wishes to pursue a career in the military. His goal is to enroll into the Marine Corps! The eighth grade team agrees that Kameron is a hard worker, is focused, and is engaged in the classroom. Also he is willing to help others in need and goes above and beyond classroom and class work expectations. Aubrey Noe The seventh grade is proud to announce Aubrey Noe as the September Student of the Month! Aubrey is the daughter of Mallory and Blake Wyatt, and Eddie and Kelly Noe. Her brothers are Braxton, Jaxton, and Carsen. Her sisters are Makenna, Lauren, and Madison. Aubrey’s favorite class is ELA because she loves to read. Mrs. Henderson says, “Aubrey is off to a fantastic start to 7th grade! She has been super helpful in class, is extremely polite, and is conscientious about her work.” Aubrey keeps herself busy with sports. She enjoys softball, basketball, cheerleading, and volleyball. She also enjoys being outdoors. Aubrey’s friends say she is caring, always in a good mood, is never rude to anyone, and is funny. She is the type of friend who is always there for you and will make you laugh and be happy when you’re sad. In the future, Aubrey plans to become a teacher. She would also like to travel to California and Hawaii. Isabella Bultema The sixth grade is proud to announce Isabella Bultema is the September Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Keith and Cindy Bultema. Isabella has two older brothers Isaac and Kameron. She also has a dog, Sunny, a cat, Kitty and a fish named Mr. Fish. Isabella likes to feed the ducks and has even caught a couple. Her favorite subject is band, and she loves to read. Isabella loves sports and has played basketball, softball, track, cheerleading and enjoys hunting. She is able to catch many animals at her home near the orchard. Her favorite color is blue or green and her favorite animal is a fox. The sixth grade chose Isabella because she is kind, hardworking and a true pleasure to have in class.

Support the Troops Christmas Open House; boxes packed for U.S. military members

Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. #177 is sponsoring the 17th annual Support the Troops Christmas Open House on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 568, 3093 Johnson Rd. in Stevensville. There will be a patriotic program at 11 a.m. They encourage everyone to join them. Help make Christmas special and the holidays a little less lonely by packing boxes to send to our troops. Suggested items are Christmas stockings, small cans of fruit, tuna or chicken pouches, beef jerky, instant drink mixes, gum, mints, nuts of all kinds, granola and cereal bars, Slim Jims, crackers and cookies, foot and body powders, non-alcohol body wipes, toothpaste and deodorant. Donations may be sent to Blue Star Mothers, P.O. Box 76, Stevensville, MI 49127. For more information, please call 269-925-4123 or 269-468-5182; or email

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019 (from the left) are: 9th Grade – Andres Cardoso, student of Atilano & Erica Cardoso; 10th Grade – Kaelyn Johnson, student of Brian & Angela Johnson; 11th Grade – Osvaldo Hernandez, student of Cesar & Valeria Hernandez; 12th Grade – Jaelyne Galvan, student of Steve Galvan & Amanda Mullins. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 10 Donuts for Dudes at South School, 7:30-8:00 a.m.; Playgroup in South School Gym, 9:30 a.m.; District Marching Band Festival; HS Cross Country at Gobles SAC Jamboree, 4:30 p.m.; MS White Volleyball at Comstock, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football at Constantine, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 11 North School Spirit Day; Donuts for Dudes at South School, 7:30-8:00 a.m.; 5th grade band instrument fitting; 3rd Grade to Fish Hatchery, 9:00–11:00 a.m.; District Soccer Round One at Ratcliffe Field, South Haven, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Football, Home vs. Constantine, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12 MS Cross Country Regional Meet at Vicksburg, 10 a.m. Monday, October 14 MS White Volleyball at Fennville, 5:00 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 eSports vs. River Valley, 3:15 p.m.; JV Volleyball at Fennville, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Fennville, 6:30 p.m.; 5th grade band parent meeting, North School, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16 HALF DAY elementary only; MS Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; MS Football at Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; MS White Volleyball, Home vs. New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17 HALF DAY elementary only; All Buildings – Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences; Senior and Parent Financial Aid Workshop, HS Media Center, 5:00-8:00 p.m.; MS White Volleyball at Harford, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball at Lawton, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Lawton, 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 18 HALF DAY all buildings; Varsity Football at Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19 Jenison MCBA Marching Band Competition; 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Coloma Tournament, 8:30 a.m.; JV Volleyball at Martin Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Constantine Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; HS Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian Invitational, 10:00 a.m.

Lakeland Neurosurgery welcomes new provider

Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome Alexander George, PA, to the medical staff. George will see patients alongside Christian Sikorski, MD, Rafeek Woods, MD, and Angela Blomgren, PA, at Lakeland Neurosurgery, located at 3950 Hollywood Road, Suite 210 in St. Joseph. George earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio. Prior to coming to Lakeland, he worked as a medical scribe at South Bend Clinic. George is also a certified emergency medical technician. “My desire as a physician assistant is to go beyond curing a disease and to educate patients to take control of their health, recognize what they can do to live a healthy life, and create relationships with them where they can trust in my care and my abilities to treat them,” said George. Providers at Lakeland Neurosurgery treat an array of neurological disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves. For more information, or to find a physician, visit or call 269-556-1990.

Auxiliary Arts & Craft Show at Watervliet Middle School

Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary will host their annual Arts, Crafts and Vendors Show Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The show will be held at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. (Red Arrow Highway) look for Craft Show signs. Admission is free. If interested in selling your crafts, please contact Nancy at 468-8301.

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, October 11 Varsity Football vs. Schoolcraft, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 12 Varsity Volleyball Tournament, 8:30 a.m.; Middle School Cross Country at Vicksburg, TBA Monday, October 14 Jr. High Study Hall Closed; Jr. High Honor Club Field Trip; Varsity Volleyball at Parchment, 4:00 p.m.; Middle School Volleyball at Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; Soccer District Semi-Final, 5:30/7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 High school picture retakes; Middle School/Varsity Cross Country at River Valley, TBA Wednesday, October 16 Jr. High Football at Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.; Middle School Volleyball at Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; Soccer District Final, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17 Picture day for the Elementary and Intermediate schools; JV/Varsity Volleyball at Constantine, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football at Delton Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m. “KENNEDY’S KITCHEN CONCERT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Cost: Member/$15, Non-member/$20. Please call 269-927-4832 for tickets. Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. Fall and winter clothing, blankets, and fall and holiday decorations. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. “MISS TEEN COLOMA MEETING” for female residents of Coloma that are 13-15 years old interested in participating in the 2020 pageant. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $20 non-refundable deposit required. Questions can be directed to Rayleen Hart-Wilson via Facebook Messenger or by email to Tuesday, Oct. 15 “MEMBERS ONLY MEETING” for North Berrien Historical Society with keynote speaker Bob Myers; RSVP by Oct. 4 Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-12 noon “COAT DISTRIBUTION” Riverside United Methodist Church, 4401 Fikes Rd. Call 468-6062 with questions. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “CRAFT SHOW” sponsored by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. (Red Arrow Hwy); free admission Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. “AUTHOR VISIT & BOOK SIGNING” Donna Gauntlett discusses her book “Unexpected Joys in Life’s Detours” at the Coloma Public Library. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. “HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL” at the Hartford Bible Church gym, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. with free games, candy prizes and face painting. Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FALL BOOK SALE” at Coloma Public Library. Purchases support literacy programs in the library. Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m. “HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK” Community Halloween celebration in Baker Park downtown Coloma. Includes Trunk-or-Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, juice, apples. Also included is a Pumpkin Derby at noon, with pumpkin weigh-in at 11:00 a.m., and a costume parade beginning at the fire station at 3:00 p.m. Call Lion Brian Smith at (269) 468-4153 for derby registration and kit purchase. Thursday, Oct. 31 “WATERVLIET TRICK OR TREAT” Downtown 3-5 p.m.; City-wide residential 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. “COLOMA TRICK OR TREAT” City and Township residential Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” at American Legion Post 568, 3093 Johnson Rd., Stevensville. Patriotic program at 11 a.m. Help make Christmas special for our troops by packing boxes with the Blue Star Mothers of America #177. Donations may be sent to Blue Star Mothers, P.O. Box 76, Stevensville, MI 49127. For more information, please call 269-925-4123 or 269-468-5182; or email 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 by October 11. Seniors sign up by calling 211 or 844-875-9211 by October 17. Saturday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m. “MISS TEEN COLOMA PAGEANT” at Coloma High School Auditorium, 300 W. St. Joseph St., Coloma


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