10-12-2017 School News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Abigail Grace Piggott, two-year-old daughter of Jodie and Adam Piggott. Abigail’s brothers are Eli & Isaac Piggott. She also has a sister, Andrea Hundley of Tennessee. Her family includes Papa Steve Piggott, her late grandfather Howard Vandegritte; grandmas, Carolyn Vandegritte of Tennessee and Leanne Rose.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 12

5th Grade Band Instrument Fitting, 8:15 a.m.; Playgroup for 0-5 yr. olds, South School Gym, 9:30 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball “Pink Out” Benefit Game, Home vs. Hartford, 1:00 p.m.; MS White Volleyball at Comstock, 5:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Volleyball at Berrien Springs, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 13

Donuts for Dads at South School, 7:30-8:20 a.m.; Varsity Football at Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 16

Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Fennville, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17

Volleyball and Cross Country Senior Night, WHS Gym; JV and Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18

MS Football, Home vs. Lawton 7th, 5:00 p.m.; MS White Volleyball at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; MS Maroon Volleyball at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19

JV/Varsity Volleyball at Galesburg-Augusta, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 20

Football Senior Night, Panther Stadium; Port-a-Pit Chicken Dinner, HS Cafeteria, 4:00-7:00 p.m.; Varsity Football Home vs. Coloma, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21

Marching Band at Jenison MCBA Competition; 8th grade Maroon & White Volleyball teams at Coloma Invitational, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian, 10:00 a.m.; Elementary Basketball, High School Gym, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 22

Miss Watervliet Informational Tea, WHS Media Center, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “PROJECT CONNECT” coordinated by Van Buren Continuum of Care. Help for homeless at His Place Community Center, 15 S. Maple St., Hartford. Free services: flu shots, haircuts, health screening, clothing, meal. For more info contact Maria Zavala-Paredes at 269-459-2300 ext. 2.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “COUNTRY FAIR” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor. Rummage sale, food, wagon rides, and kids’ activities

Saturday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” hosted by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Tickets: $10/adults and children 7 and older, $5 for children under 7

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHILI HOP FLY-IN & 5K RUN/WALK” at Watervliet Airport. 5K at 10 a.m.; chili & chili-dog lunch 11-4 p.m. NO pets allowed

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m. “ANNUAL DINNER & MEETING” for members of the North Berrien Historical Museum. Cost is $14/person.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “ART, CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW” fundraiser by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School. For more information call 468-8301

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon “WINTER COAT DISTRIBUTION” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St., Coloma. Winter outerwear at no charge. Call 468-6062 for more info.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. “TRIVIA NIGHT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Registration fee: $100/team of 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 927-4832 to register.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. “MISS WATERVLIET 2018 INFORMATION TEA” for all interested candidates in the WHS Media Center. Contact Angela Widdis at 449-0790 or watervlietpo@gmail.com for more info

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” at Stevensville American Legion Post 568, 3093 Johnson Rd., Stevensville for packing boxes to send to our troops. Sponsored by Blue Star Mothers of America #177. Donations appreciated. Patriotic program, 11 a.m. Call 269-266-2130 or 925-4123 for more info

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “HOLIDAY BAZAAR” at Hartford Middle School Gym. Holiday café, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Free breakfast for veterans; Kids meet Santa, 9 a.m.-noon. Free admission, free parking

Sunday, Dec. 3, “MISS & MR. HARTFORD 2018 PAGEANT”

Saturday, Jan. 6, “MISS & MR. COLOMA 2018 PAGEANT”

Saturday, Jan. 13, “MISS WATERVLIET 2018 PAGEANT”

Mondays, 7 p.m. “PUB THEOLOGY” at Arclight Brewery. Public is invited to join in discussions. Hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at Watervliet District Library. Half hour class Sept. thru Nov.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library. A free weekly program for toddlers and preschool-aged children, it does not require sign-up. Call 269-468-3431 for information.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. & Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library. Program for preschool-aged children Oct. thru Apr.

Thursdays, 6 – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Second Thursday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP” at Lakeland Healthcare Frederick S. Upton Education Center rooms 5 & 6, 1234 Napier Ave. For info, contact Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 800-852-9781 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.

Third Monday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma

W-A-Y Watervliet High School September Students of the Month

Miranda Green joined the program in August of 2017 as a freshman and has been working consistently since. Miranda has been a credit earning machine! Since she came into the program she has earned a monstrous six credits and has not shown signs of slowing down. She is redefining “self-paced program”! She is practically a junior by credit status.

Miranda’s parents/guardians are Esther and Dennis Green. Miranda is determined to finish the program ahead of schedule and get ready for the next chapter in her life. She does an awesome job with the communication piece and her work is excellent. Miranda is able to master the project based learning environment strictly from home – super self sufficient!

In her spare time, Miranda enjoys playing softball and soccer.

After graduation, she would like to attend Western Governors University and then join the army. Her career aspirations are to become a nurse while serving in the United States Army.

W-A-Y staff is so proud of Miranda and how hard she has been working on such a fast track to finish.

Another Student of the Month for September is Brandon Rouse. Like Miranda, Brandon is very new to the program as well. Brandon just joined at the end of August. He has worked steadily since joining and makes attending the lab a regular part of his weekly routine.

Brandon’s parents are Christopher Rouse and Melissa Pascoe.

Brandon does a very good job on his projects and is very self sufficient. He doesn’t sit idle and knows exactly the right questions to stay on track.

In his spare time, he enjoys a good video game or two.

His goals are to attend college and major in game design and his career goal is to become a game creator.