11-09-2017 Schools news & calendars

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

Evan Gillenwater was recently selected by W-A-Y Watervliet staff as one of their October Students of the Month.

Evan recently finished all of his credits to qualify for graduation in December. He, like all of their previous graduates, will be missed; however, they know that he will be moving onto the next phase of his life.

His parents are Gary and Debbie Gillenwater. Evan’s hobbies include playing guitar, audio engineering, and production.

His future plans include becoming a police officer. To do this, Evan plans on attending Lake Michigan College to major in criminal justice and then moving on to police officer training and schooling.

They wish Evan all the best on his new adventures!

The other Student of the Month for October is Jasmine Stenske. Jasmine is very new to the program as she joined very early in September and has already excelled with communication, credits and attendance to the point where she picked up Student of the Month honors.

Jasmine’s parents are Joseph Stenske and Sherry Stuart.

In her spare time, Jasmine loves to read and since she has goals to be a Special Effects (SFX) makeup artist, she practices putting makeup on herself and friends. SFX makeup artists work in the theatrical, movie and television industries and create or recreate a wide variety of situations that involve makeup. It comes in real handy on Halloween for sure!

Great job Jasmine!

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 9

Regional Volleyball Final at Watervliet, 7:00 p.m.; Playgroup for 0-5 year olds, South School Gym, 9:30 a.m.

Friday, November 10

Elementary Report Cards go Home

7th Grade Maroon Boys Basketball Home vs. Lakeshore, 4:30 p.m.; 7th Grade Maroon Boys Basketball Home vs. Coloma, 7:30 p.m.; 8th Grade Maroon Boys Basketball at Coloma vs. Lakeshore, 5:00 p.m.; 8th Grade Maroon Boys Basketball at Coloma, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 11

Regional Football Championship game, Home vs. Jackson Lumen Christi, 1:00 p.m.

Monday, November 13

6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.; 7th Grade White Boys Basketball Home vs. Paw Paw, 5:15 p.m.; 8th Grade White Boys Basketball Home vs. BH Charter, 6:15 p.m.; High School All Star Band at Paw Paw HS

Tuesday, November 14

8th Grade Boys Choir Invitational at Howard Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, November 15

1/2 day for Elementary Only

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences afternoon & evening; South School picture retakes; 7th Grade White Boys Basketball Home vs. Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.; 8th Grade White Boys Basketball Home vs. Lawrence, 6:15 p.m.; 7th Grade Maroon Boys Basketball at Benton Harbor MS, 4:30 p.m.; 8th Grade Maroon Boys Basketball at Benton Harbor MS, 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 16

1/2 day for Elementary Only

Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for all buildings

Friday, November 17

1/2 day for ALL Buildings

November 17 & 18

High School All Star Band at Paw Paw High School

Saturday, November 18

Possible State Semi-Final Football Playoff Game

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE WEEK… for Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017 are (from the left): 9th Grade – Savannah Raymond, student of Ernest & Judy Raymond; 10th Grade – Joseph Lehmkuhl, student of Brian & Janet Lehmkuhl; 11th Grade – Inteus Dixon, student of Melody Dixon; 12th Grade – Alejandra Torres, student of Rolando & Veronica Torres. 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 newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Students 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!


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

Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. “VETERANS DAY SERVICE” hosted by Watervliet VFW Post 1137 in Veterans Park, downtown Watervliet. Public is invited.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. “VETERANS DAY SERVICE” in Baker Park, downtown Coloma. Public is invited.

Saturday Nov. 11, 12 noon “HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON” hosted by the Coloma Lioness at West Street Station Event Hall, 210 N. West St., Coloma. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon at noon; fashions at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $15; call Beth (269-252-1843) or Rochelle (269-876-8592)

Saturday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. “CHILI DINNER & FLAG RETIREMENT” hosted by the American Legion at the pavilion in Ely Park, Hartford.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. “HOLIDAY INN” a free screening of Irving Berlin’s classic movie starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Free popcorn and pop. Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 4071 Naomi Road, Sodus

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. “FOOD DRIVE” hosted by Webelos Den & Cub Scout Pack 610 at Coloma United Methodist Church. Collecting non-perishable food items and personal care items.

Thursday, Nov. 16, noon “LIGHTING OF TREE OF LOVE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in the hospital lobby at 400 Medical Park Dr., Watervliet

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19 “WATERVLIET DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES” at participating businesses. Features extended hours, special sales, refreshments, drawings and giveaways

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

Saturday, Dec. 2 “HOME TOWN CO-ED SNOWBALL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT” For sign-up and more information contact Erica Kinzler (ericadkinzler@gmail.com) or Julie Querfurth (jmouse269@gmail.com)

Sunday, Dec. 3, 4-8 p.m. “HOME TOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION” in Watervliet to include Snow Royalty contest, downtown parade, chili cook-off, live reindeer plus more. Pictures with Santa at Arclight Brewery after the parade.

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 & Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. “PICKLEBALL” (excluding holidays) at Watervliet Catholic School (Head Start) gym, Lucinda Lane and M-140. Must wear clean gym shoes.

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.

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Heaton Keech, great-grandson of James Keech of Keeler. Heaton’s parents are Candace Green and James E. Keech, of Benton Harbor. His grandmother is Dorothy Messinger, of Watervliet.


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