10-25-2018 School news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THESE “KUTE KIDS”… ran to help raise money for childhood cancer research in honor of their “Cul”. Gabby, Maddie and Nathan are the children of Ashley and Danny Layne of Watervliet and are the grandchildren of Steve and Deedee Stakley and Tracy and Chris Jones. They are the great-grandchildren of Joan and Dick Stakley and Wilma Mabry. 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”?

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, October 25 Varsity Volleyball Quad at Bangor, 5:30 p.m.; JV Volleyball Quad at South Haven, 5:30 p.m.; Fall Choir Concert, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 26 WHS Picture Retakes; MS Dance, MS cafeteria, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; Elementary PTO Halloween Dance at MS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27 Cross Country Regional Meet at Centreville; Marching Band at Reeth-Puffer MCBA Competition; SAC Varsity Volleyball tournament, Location TBA Tuesday, October 30 MS Boys Basketball scrimmage at Upton MS, St. Joseph, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31 1/2 DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS; Elementary Halloween Classroom Celebrations Thursday, November 1 Hearing and Vision Screening at North School Friday, November 2 End of First Marking Period; Hearing and Vision Screening at North School; South School Spirit Day Saturday, November 3 Cross Country State Final at Michigan International Speedway; MCBA Marching Band State Championship at Ford Field

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, October 25 JV Volleyball at Dowagiac, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Dowagiac, 6:00 p.m.; Fall Choir Concert 7-12th Grade, 7:00 p.m., HS Auditorium Friday, October 26 JH Halloween Dance 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., JH Cafeteria; Varsity Football Playoff Game vs. Kalamazoo-United at Vicksburg, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27 Varsity Volleyball at home, 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 29 Varsity Volleyball Districts in Coloma, 5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 Junior High K-Wings Game Field Trip Wednesday, October 31 Elementary Halloween Parade, 1:15 p.m.; Elementary & Intermediate Halloween Parties; Varsity Volleyball Districts in Coloma, 5:00/7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1 Varsity Volleyball Districts Finals in Coloma, 7:00 p.m.

W-A-Y Watervliet High School September Students of the Month Hailey Wright September student of the month Hailey Wright

Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. “PARANORMAL PROGRAM” at Van Buren Historical Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford presented by MiPRO. $10 cost to attend; cameras and recording equipment welcome. Call 621-2546 to RSVP 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, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOK SALE” at Coloma Public Library in the lower level. 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, 1-3 p.m. “HALLOWEEN FALL FESTIVAL” hosted by Hartford Public Library at HIS Place Community Center, 15 S. Maple, Hartford. Free admission & parking; games, crafts, treats & costume contest Saturday, Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. “YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY” at Coloma FOP, 3470 Angling Rd. Free event with games, prizes, food, spooky funhouse and hayride (weather permitting). Costume contest at 3:30. Saturday, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m. “HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK” in Downtown Coloma at Baker Park and behind City Hall. Costume parade beginning at 3 p.m. from the Fire Station. Food, games, music & trunk-or-treat included. Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” sponsored by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary held at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Tickets: $10/adult & $5/children under 7 Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “FAMILY-FUN HALLOWEEN” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Includes wagon ride, snacks, crafts & animals – bring a flashlight. $5/person Sunday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6 p.m. “TRUNK OR TREAT” at Sister Lakes Community Church, 67119 M-152 in Dowagiac. Free event open to the public with candy, homemade cookies, apple cider and kids games. Monday, Oct. 29, 9-10 a.m. “LASATA OFFICE HOURS” at Mill Creek Charlies, 3801 M-140 in Watervliet. No appointment necessary. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. “TRICK OR TREAT” in downtown Watervliet; 5-7:30 p.m. in city neighborhoods. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. “TRICK OR TREAT” in Coloma City & Township 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. Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m. “90TH BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE” for Rita Lynch of Watervliet at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7454 Paw Paw Ave., Watervliet. Coffee and dessert to be served. Tuesday, Nov. 6 “ELECTION DAY” Thursday, Nov. 8 “RAKE A DIFFERENCE” United Way’s Day of Action for Seniors; volunteer event to help senior citizens with yard work. Visit uwsm.org/rakeadifference for more information. Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. “THE BUSINESS OF MURDER” murder mystery event at Watervliet District Library. Seeking participants; preregistration required. Contact the library at 463-6382 or by email to info@wdlib.org and on Facebook Nov. 10 & 11, “NATURE BOOK SALE” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor during normal business hours. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m. “3-D PRINTER DEMO” at Hartford Public Library. Call 621-3408 for more information.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for October 15 – 19, 2018 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Kevin Morales, student of Leopoldo Morales & Miriam Lorenzo; 10th Grade – Nautica Covington, student of Thomas & Nancy Covington; 11th Grade – Codey Shively, student of Molly Shively; 12th Grade – Brigitte Swanner, student of Peggy Swanner. 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 and 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!

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH… for Watervliet High School are: (from the left) Freshman Jake Kroepel, Sophomore Aaron Leoni, Junior Madison Hopkins, Senior Russell Smith. Each of these students were picked by the staff for being that kind, go above, helping others, and hard working student. Congratulations to all of them!