10-26-2017 School News & Calendars

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… Elizabeth and Charlotte Manning of Hartford, playing in a pile of colorful fall leaves. Their parents are Brad and Sarah Manning.

Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 26

JV Volleyball at South Haven Quad with Vicksburg & Saugatuck, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, October 27

Varsity Playoff Football, Schoolcraft at Watervliet Panther Stadium, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28

SAC Volleyball Tournament at Coloma, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country Regional Meet at Buchanan, 9:00 a.m.; Band at Reeths-Puffer MCBA Competition in Rockford; Elementary Basketball in HS Gym

Monday, October 30

District Volleyball at Watervliet vs. Cassopolis, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31

3rd Grade to Barbotts Farms; Afternoon – South and North School Halloween Parties

Wednesday, November 1

Two Hour Early Dismissal, All Buildings; North School Vision and Hearing Screening; Possible District Volleyball at Bridgman HS vs. Brandywine, 5:30 p.m.; Community Concert and Comedian, WHS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 2

North School Vision and Hearing Screening

Friday, November 3

1/2 Day for Elementary Schools Only; End of first Quarter; South School Spirit Day; District #65 Volleyball championships at Bridgman HS, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 4

MCBA State Band Competition, Ford Field, Detroit; Cross Country State Finals, Brooklyn MI

Possible Playoff Football game, November 3 or 4


Watervliet to host Region #17 Volleyball Tournament November 7 & 9

Grand Valley State University Spring/Summer 2017 Graduates

 Nearly 1,000 Grand Valley State University students completed their studies earning their degrees during the Spring/Summer semester concluding in August 2017.

Grand Valley is dedicated to providing a rich learning environment for students, offering a wide range of majors and hands-on research opportunities. Highly credentialed and responsive faculty and individual advisors and mentors promote a liberal arts emphasis that teaches students critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Local students who graduated at the conclusion of the Spring/Summer 2017 semester in August include: Shane Sullivan from Hartford, Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Brooklyn Davis of Watervliet, Bachelor of Science.

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St.

Monday, October 30 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.; Bingo/ Knitting, Crocheting & Needlework, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot/ Computers/ Crocheting, Knitting & Quilting, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, November 3 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:30 p.m.

All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities.

Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available from Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. “COMMUNITY PEP RALLY” at Arclight Brewery in Watervliet. Meet players, coaches & cheerleaders. Food available for purchase from Panthers Grill. Watervliet Athletic Boosters selling Panther apparel. Come for fun and activities.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 12 noon “GREAT PUMPKIN DERBY” sponsored by the Coloma Lions Club held during Halloween in the Park, Downtown Coloma. Registration and weigh in at 11 a.m. $10 entry fee.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 3:00 p.m. “WILDLIFE VIDEO” by Chuck Witkoske at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. $3/adults, free/children

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

Sunday, Nov. 5, 4-7 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER & SILENT AUCTION” to benefit family of Haiden Edelberg, Watervliet Middle School student diagnosed with APL Leukemia. Benefit held at North Berrien Fire Rescue Dept., 3061 Coloma Rd., Riverside.

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

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE” at the North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Celebrate the Christmas Holiday season with live music, a delicious cookie walk, gingerbread house decorating, live reindeer, kid’s carnival, and more! Free admission

Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. “HOME TOWN CHRISTMAS” event in Watervliet to include Snow Royalty contest, lighted parade, chili cook-off plus more.

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.