10-11-2018 School news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” IS… Raelynn Shindeldecker, 4-year-old from Benton Harbor. This dollface is the daughter of Brandon & April Shindeldecker. Raelynn’s proud grandparents are Ellen Daughtry, Gary Noles, Denis Shindeldecker, and Sharon & Patrick Withrow, all from Benton Harbor as well. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, 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 paper, 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 appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?


Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 11 JV Football, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Cross Country at Gilmore Car Museum, 5:00 p.m.; Coloma PTO Meeting JK-5, Intermediate Art Room, 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 12 Varsity Football at Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13 Coloma Band performs at Lakeshore Marching Band Invitational, 6:45 p.m. Monday, October 15 School Board Meeting, Intermediate Library, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 Varsity Cross Country at River Valley, 4:30 p.m.; JV Volleyball, Home vs. Watervliet, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Watervliet, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 Elementary JK-3 Picture Day; Dental Van JK-5 Thursday, October 18 JV Football at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 19 Varsity Football, Home vs. Watervliet, 7:00 p.m.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, October 11 North School Walk to School Day – from Hays Park, 7:30 a.m.; 5th grade Instrument Fitting, 8:30 a.m.; Berrien County Playgroup at South School, 9:30 a.m.; Babcock & Romeo classes to Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery; Varsity Volleyball PINK OUT at Hartford, 1:00 p.m.; JV Football at Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 12 Donuts for Dad at South School, 7:30-7:50 (or) 7:50-8:10 a.m.; 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball at Comstock Tournament, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Football SENIOR NIGHT, Home vs. Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 15 Dental Van at North School; North School Champion Force, 5:00-9:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball at New Buffalo, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Fennville, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 Dental Van at North School; Mohle & Brown classes to Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery; 7th & 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Upton Middle School, 4:30 p.m.; JV & Varsity Volleyball at Coloma, 5:30 p.m.; North School Band Parents Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 1/2 day ELEMENTARY ONLY; P.M. Parent/Teacher Conferences, Elementary Only; MS Football at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball at Lawton, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18 1/2 day ELEMENTARY ONLY; Parent/Teacher Conferences, All Buildings, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball, Home vs. Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball at Galesburg Augusta, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Galesburg Augusta, 6:00 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Coloma, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 19 1/2 DAY FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS, ALL BUILDINGS; Varsity Football at Coloma, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Coloma Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian Invitational, 10:00 a.m.; Marching Band at Jenison Competition

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… for September 2018 at Coloma High School (from the left) – Freshman: Da’Quan Edwards, Sophomore: Vivian Berry, Junior: Erin Morris, Senior: Hannah Mathis.


W-A-Y Watervliet High School Honor Roll – 2018 Summer Semester It is important to recognize students who have demonstrated hard work and have achieved at a high level. Students who have dedicated themselves to reach goals and surpass expectations need to be recognized. W-A-Y program at Watervliet High School has created an honor roll system to publicly recognize students who have earned 1.5 credits or more for the semester, and earned grades of A’s and B’s or better. Their Honor Roll for the 2018 Summer Semester is as follows: 1.5 credits or more with a B or better – Marissa Stanage, Taylor Lynch*, Erica Chappel, James Byrd 2.0 credits or more with a B or better – Shane Captain, Kaylie Deming, Alana Burnett, Nadia Lauzon, Sidney Barchett 3 credits or more with a B or better – Kendall Christopher*, Hunter Sapp* 4 credits or more with a B or Better – Hailey Metelko* Students with an asterisk have met all graduation requirements. The W-A-Y Watervliet High School staff is very proud of all of their students, and wanted to recognize the students mentioned above who have used strong work ethic, drive and dedication towards their educational goals and achieve at such a high standard.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m. “DIG PINK VOLLEYBALL GAME” at Hartford High School gym; Indians vs. Lady Panthers in fundraiser for cancer awareness to benefit local family. Free event; donations encouraged Friday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m. “CLOCK UNVEILING” in downtown Watervliet next to Library Park; public invited. Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “FALL/WINTER RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “COUNTRY FAIR & RUMMAGE SALE” at Sarett Nature Center, 5300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor, held in Sarett barn and farmhouse. Saturday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. “PASTOR COWELL RETIREMENT PARTY” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Call 463-3195 for more information. Friday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m. “COAT DRIVE” hosted by Impact Youth Group at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma in recognition of Homeless Awareness Day. Collecting gently used/new coats, hats, gloves & scarves of all sizes to be distributed to those in need during Nov. and Dec. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-noon “WINTER COAT DISTRIBUTION” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. for those in need. Call 468-6062 for more information. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “ARTS, CRAFTS & VENDORS SHOW” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School. Free admission; lunch available for purchase. Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-6:30 p.m. “HARVEST DINNER” at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 927-3454. Public invited. Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHILI HOP FLY-IN & 5K” at Watervliet Airport, 8560 Airport Dr. Free admission & hay rides; chili & chili-dog lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Visit SWMI RACERS on Facebook for race information & registration Tuesday, Oct. 23, noon-6 p.m. “BLOOD DRIVE” hosted by Michigan Blood at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet, 400 Medical Park Drive. Visit www.miblood.org or call 866-MI-BLOOD to make an appointment. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. “PARANORMAL PROGRAM” by MiPRO at Watervliet District Library. Free event; doors open at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “PEP & CHEER!” Holiday Craft/Vendor Show at Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140, Watervliet. Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. “BOOK READING & SIGNING” by Chrissy Meek for ‘The Magic Puppy’ by Caleigh Lee (Chrissy’s pen name) at the Coloma Public Library. Saturday, Oct. 27, noon “GREAT PUMPKIN DERBY” hosted by Coloma Lions in downtown Coloma by City Hall. Kits and rules available at True Value Hardware. $10 registration fee per racing pumpkin. Prizes for racing and decorating. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. “KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY” at Coloma FOP, 3470 Angling Rd. Free event with games, prizes, food, haunted maze and hayride (weather permitting). Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. “TRICK OR TREAT” in City of Hartford Nov. 2-3 “ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE” at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma. Friday at 7 p.m. & Saturday at 10 a.m.; open to the public. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” hosted by Blue Star Mothers of America #177 at Stevensville American Legion Post 568, 3093 Johnson Rd. Patriotic program at 11 a.m. Donations being accepted. Call 269-266-2130 or 925-4123 for more information. Thursday, Nov. 8 “RAKE A DIFFERENCE” United Way’s Day of Action for Seniors; volunteer event to help senior citizens with yard work. Seniors and volunteers can sign up at uwsm.org/rakeadifference by Oct. 12. Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. “MISS TEEN COLOMA 2019 CONTEST” at Coloma High School

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL… “Students of the Week” for October 1 – 5 are (from the left): 9th Grade – Kaden Johnson, student of John & Lisa Johnson; 10th Grade – Alaina Morales, student of Arturo Morales & Jennifer Hanson; 11th Grade – Regan Sinclair, student of Shannon & Laura Sinclair; 12th Grade – Rudy Martinez, student of Jose & Brenda Martinez. 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 High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. 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!