11-10-16 School news and Calendars

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for October 31 – November 4 , are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade -Jessica Cardoso, daughter of Atilano & Erica Cardoso; 10th Grade -Abigail Rodriguez, daughter of Adam & Janie Rodriguez; 11th Grade -Nicholas McGlothlin, son of Kenneth & Tamara McGlothlin; and 12th Grade – Austin Nelson, son of Troy Nelson & Kim Kostrzewa. 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 being a kind to another person. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the HS 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!

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, November 11

7th & 8th grade “White” Boys Basketball at Covert, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, November 14

Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15

Men’s Choir Invitational, Howard Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, November 16


Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences, afternoon & evening; 7th & 8th grade “Maroon” Boys Basketball, Home vs. Hartford, 5:00 PM; 7th & 8th grade “White” Boys Basketball at Michigan Lutheran, 5:30 PM; Picture retakes at South School

Thursday, November 17


All Buildings – Parent/Teacher Conferences, evening

Friday, November 18


WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL STUDENTS ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK… Pictured (from the left) are Brianna Zwar, third grade student in Mr. Babcock’s class, she is caring, kind hearted and shows tremendous effort every day; Tyler Kuehl, fourth grader in Mrs. Graffenius’ class who has done the same this week as well as quick to smile and lend a helping hand; and Yvette Alvarado, fifth grader in Mrs. Kane’s room who has 71 Reading Count points and always turns in her work. Congratulations Rock Stars and keep up the good work! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.

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

 The W-A-Y program has started a practice to recognize two students each month for their dedication to their educational goals. Although they feel that all of their students are awesome, they simply wanted to recognize two students each month for their accomplishments. Sometimes a little recognition can go a long way.

These students were selected by the W-A-Y staff in recognition of recent progress, attendance, communication, attitude and overall devotion to themselves and their educational goals.

The two students for October are William Curtis and Grace Zavoral.

William (Will) Curtis joined the W-A-Y program in 2012, as a true freshman, and has worked steadily for the last four years. Will has recently stepped up his pace and has earned over 2.5 credits since September 1. Will’s goal is to graduate in June of 2017. He is currently on track to reach that goal well before then. Will goes to the lab almost every day of the week and continues to turn projects in before leaving. Will’s parents are June and Mike Curtis. Will enjoys aviation and disc golf. His career goal is to become a commercial pilot. He always goes to the lab with a smile, has a great sense of humor, and is a great role model for new W-A-Y students.

Grace Zavoral joined the program in the fall of 2014 as a sophomore and has worked continuously and tirelessly since then. Earning over 15 credits since joining, Grace is currently on track to meet the requirements for the January graduation. Grace has earned nearly all necessary credits in the comfort of her own home. She is down to the last .75 credit. Grace’s parents are Rebecca Zavoral and Joshua Admave. Grace enjoys music, writing, art and cosmetology. Her career goal is to become a forensics nurse. Grace has always maintained an open line of communication, turned projects in each week, asked all the right questions and been a great role model for students just beginning in the program.

Congratulations Will and Grace for a job well done!

Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m. “VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST” at Coloma High School for all area veterans and their spouses.

Friday, Nov. 11, noon “VETERANS DAY POTLUCK” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd. in Coloma. Call 269-468-3366 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 12 “COLOMA LIONESS FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON” at West Street Station Event Hall in Coloma. Tickets still available, $15, to purchase call (269) 468-6037 or see any Lioness member.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 1-4 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” at Michigan Lutheran High School, 615 Marquette Woods Rd, St. Joseph. Sponsored by Blue Star Mothers of America. Call 269-519-0561 or 269-925-4123 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m. “TURKEY DINNER” at the Keeler United Methodist Church, corner of CR 687 and Territorial Road East. Public is invited; donations accepted.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m. “BOWLING FOR TIMMY” benefit event at Coloma Lanes, 6025 Mountain Rd., Coloma. Bowling, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bake sale & Sloppy Joe meal to help the Timmy Dibble family. Call 269-207-8501 or join the Facebook page “Bowling to Stay Strong for Timmy” for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 4:00 p.m. “CHILI & SOUP BENEFIT DINNER FOR ZOE PHILLIPS” at the Outreach Center in Hartford. Includes dinner, bake sale, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Call Kelly Snodgrass at 269-539-1035 or Angie Owens at 269-208-6160 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m. “12 CORNERS COMMUNITY CHURCH SWISS STEAK DINNER” at Coloma F.O.P. #147, 3470 Angling Rd.  Last day to purchase tickets is Nov. 13. Call Karen Schaus at 269-208-6638 or 269-849-2866 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 25, noon-5:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” at Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 4-8 p.m. “HOME TOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION” at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet. Events to include chili cook-off, crowning of Snow Prince & Princess, live reindeer, parade, visit from Santa & lighting of the Christmas Tree. Hot chocolate & cookies will be served.

Monday, Dec. 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m. “COOKIES & CANVAS” at the Watervliet District Library for children ages 5 and older. Registration required. Call the library at 269-463-6382 for more information.

Friday, Dec. 9, 9-11 a.m. “CHRISTMAS BRUNCH FOR SENIORS” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd. in Coloma. Call 269-468-3366 for more information.

Friday, Dec. 9, 6:00-8:30 p.m. “PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT” offered at the Watervliet District Library; Fun games, crafts, and activities for children. Registration required. Call the library at 269-463-6382 for more information.

Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Tuesdays through November, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at the Watervliet District Library. 30-minute class for toddlers, 18 to 36 months old.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign-up or fee required. For questions, call 468-3431.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for 3-5 year olds. Sign-up required, call 463-6382 for information.

Wednesdays through December 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “GRIEF SHARE” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Cost is $20/book. Child care available. Meets every week until December 14.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORYTIME” at Hartford Public Library for children four and younger. Every week during the school year.

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

Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.


P.O. BOX 7


CALL: 269-463-6397
FAX: 269-463-8329

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