11-20-18 School news & calendars

NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS! (from the left) Gilberto Villegas is a 3rd grade student in Mr. Babcock’s room. Gilberto does a great job in the classroom each and every day. His work is always completed with the utmost quality, paying careful attention to details. Additionally, he is always willing to help out in any way possible. Wyatt Wagner is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Williamson’s class. Wyatt is one of the last students to leave his classroom every day. During this time, he helps with extra jobs around the classroom and does this without reminders. Wyatt often reminds others to do the same. This positive behavior carries over into the daily lessons and because of this Wyatt can always be counted on to be a leader in the classroom. Audrie Avery is a 4th grade student in Mr. Soderborg’s class. Audrie is an enthusiastic student about school. She always completes quality work. She is always kind. Audrie is an excellent student. Addison Smith is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Pline’s room. Addison is a terrific student. She works hard, pays attention, and is always kind to others. Keep up the good work and congratulations to these Rock Stars!

Hundreds of “Rake A Difference” volunteers help area seniors with fall yard work

United Way of Southwest Michigan organized the 8th annual Day of Action for Seniors held November 8, 2018. Seven hundred twenty-three was the magic number. It represented the record-setting number of volunteers—working as teams—who raked yards, bagged leaves and cleaned gutters throughout Berrien and Cass counties through United Way’s annual event, Rake A Difference: A Day of Action for Seniors. United Way organizes the event every year, before winter hits, to ensure spring snow melt doesn’t damage the property of seniors who can’t perform the work themselves and are unable to pay for the services. United Way invited the community to pitch in so seniors don’t put themselves at risk for falls and serious injury. “It’s very tough for many people in our community to winterize their homes, and this gives us one day to make a big difference,” said Anna Murphy, President of United Way of Southwest Michigan. “For this event, we saw a record number of volunteers who stepped up to help. It’s wonderful to see.” Major sponsors for Rake A Difference are The Home Depot Foundation – Store #2768, AEP Cook Plant & Indiana Michigan Power, French Paper Co., Gast Manufacturing and the McLoughlin Family Foundation. Other sponsors are Andrews University, Chemical Bank, Competitive Edge, Hastings Mutual Insurance Co., Kemner Iott Benz, Kinexus, Lindberg/MPH, Niles Precision Company, Plante Moran, Silver Beach Pizza, United Federal Credit Union and Vail Rubber Works.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “Students of the Week” for November 12 – 16 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Descenya Rodarte, student of Angel Rodarte & Ellen Zeiner; 10th Grade – Mario Martinez, student of Joel Martinez; 11th Grade – Luis Delarosa-Ramon, student of Urbano & Martina Delarosa; 12th Grade – Cecilia Perales Botello, student of Jose Perales-Ramon & Nereyda Botello-Villanueva. 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.