12-13-2018 School news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” IS… Payton Ballard, who recently celebrated her 7th birthday. Her parents are Brett Ballard and Maddie Flagel. Payton’s grandparents are Troy and Michelle Ballard, Vince and Arlene DiMaggio, and Frances and Larry Scott. She has a little brother named Vinnie. 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”?

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, December 13 Middle School Boys Basketball vs. Watervliet, at Home, 5:00 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball at Fennville, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; High School Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 14 Bowling at Portage Northern, 9:00 a.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Watervliet at home, 4:15 p.m.; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Fennville at home, 6:00/7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15 Wrestling tournament at Coldwater, 9:00 a.m. Coloma Elementary & Intermediate Buildings Spirit Week K-5th Grade Dec 17 – 21 Monday (12/17): Candy Cane Day Tuesday (12/18): Merry Mix & Match Day Wednesday (12/19): Happy Hat Day Thursday (12/20): Trusting Team Day Friday (12/21): Fun Festive Day Coloma Junior High Building Spirit Week 6th- 8th Grade Dec 17 – 21 Monday (12/17): Favorite Team Day Tuesday (12/18): Red & Green Day Wednesday (12/19): Holiday Character Thursday (12/20): Crazy Sock Day Friday (12/21): Holiday Pajama Day Monday, December 17 Comet Choir (4th & 5th Grade) at Woodland Terrace, 11:00 a.m.; Bowling vs. Galesburg-Augusta, 4:00 p.m.; JH Boys Basketball at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.; MS Band Concert, High School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.; JH Band Concert, High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 19 Bowling vs. Kalamazoo-Hackett, 3:30 p.m.; Varsity & MS Competitive Cheer at Lawrence, 6:00 p.m.; Wrestling at Fennville, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20 9th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Delton Kellogg at home, 4:15 p.m.; JV Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Saugatuck at home, 5:30/7:00 p.m.; HS Choir Concert, High School Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21 K-12 Half Day of School; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball at Saugatuck, 6:00/7:30 p.m. Winter Break: December 24 – January 4

Hartford High School “Students of the Week” for December 3-7 are: (from the left) 9th Grade – Eddanie Flores, student of Eddie & Stephanie Flores; 10th Grade – Otto Price, student of Jay Price & Michelle Raday; 11th Grade – Victor Rivas-Hurtado, student of Victor Rivas & Gabriela Hurtado; 12th Grade – Usama Danae Lopez, student of Miriam Sanchez. 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. 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!

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, December 13 7th Grade White Basketball at Coloma, 5:00 & 6:15 p.m.; 9th Grade Boys Basketball at New Buffalo, 5:30 p.m.; JV Girls & Boys Basketball, Home vs. Gobles, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. Student Council Food Drive – Free admission with 5 food items; MS/HS Winter Choir concert, HS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 14 Spirit Day at North School; Middle School Dance, MS Gym, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; JV Girls Basketball at Coloma, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball at Gobles, 6:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15 Wrestling at South Haven Invitational, 9:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 – Wednesday, Dec. 19 Santa Shop at Elementary Buildings Monday, Dec. 17 – Thursday, Dec. 20 Gingerbread houses – 3rd Grade Monday, December 17 South School Crazy Hair Day; MS White Boys Basketball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; 9th Grade Boys Basketball, Home vs. Paw Paw, 5:00 p.m.; JV Boys Basketball, Home vs. Paw Paw, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 South School Christmas Shirt-Sweater Day; MS Maroon Boys Basketball, Home vs. Andrews Academy, 4:30 p.m.; JV Girls Basketball at Paw Paw, 4:15 p.m.; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball at Paw Paw, 5:30/7:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 19 South School Christmas Socks Day; MS Boys Basketball at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Wrestling at Fennville (with Gobles), 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20 South School Green & Red Day; JV Boys Basketball at Home – MS Gym, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Girls/Boys Basketball, Home vs. Martin, 5:30/7:00 p.m. Friday, December 21 South School Pajama Day; South School Holiday concert and all school sing-a-long, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 22 Varsity Wrestling at Martin Tournament, 9:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Jan. 4 NO SCHOOL – HOLIDAY BREAK Saturday, December 29 Varsity Wrestling at Climax-Scotts Tournament, 9:00 a.m.

Tickets on sale for 2019 Miss & Mr. Coloma pageant The 2019 Miss and Mr. Coloma pageant for Blossomtime is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the Coloma High School Auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in advance for $20 and will be $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, contact Barb Stroder at 269-468-3731.

6th GRADE STUDENT OF THE MONTH… at Watervliet Middle School is Logan Schaefer. Logan is the son of Lyndsey and Brad Schaefer. He has a brother Jacob, 13, and a sister, Saarah, 17. Logan has a German shepherd/husky mix named Sheba. Logan’s favorite subject is band and he plays percussion. He also participates in football, basketball and track.

Ticket sales this Saturday for Miss Watervliet 2019 pageant As pageant season is now upon us, Blossomtime’s theme “America the Places You’ll Go” showcases the many wonders across our great nation. The 2019 Watervliet Pageant Organization is pleased to announce their theme, “Sweet Home Alabama” where spectators will experience southern hospitality and charm at its finest. This year’s pageant is slated for Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm; doors will open at 2:00. Tickets may be purchased this Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the auditorium lobby. Eleven young women will be vying for the title of Miss Watervliet 2019.

Now-Dec. 15, “LIGHTED HOUSE CONTEST” for residents of Watervliet City & Township. See Watervliet’s Best Lighted House Facebook event page. Now-Dec. 15 “TOYS FOR TOTS” collection box at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet. New, unwrapped toys are requested for U.S. Marine Corp toy drive. Now-Dec. 17 “TOY DRIVE” by Best Way Disposal to benefit children in the Berrien County foster care system. New, unwrapped toys and gifts for infant thru teen can be dropped off at Best Way office, 7901 Dan Smith Rd., Watervliet Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30 & 7:00 p.m. “FOOD DRIVE” at Watervliet High School sponsored by the Student Council. Fans bringing in 5 non-perishable items can attend the JV girls’ & boys’ basketball games for FREE. Items collected benefit a local food pantry. Saturday, Dec. 15, 9-11 a.m. “BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” at FOP #147, 3470 Angling Rd., Coloma. Cost $6/person; kids 12 and under eat for free Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon “TICKET SALES” in the high school auditorium lobby for the Miss Watervliet 2019 pageant; $20 each Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6-8 p.m. “SANTA IN COLOMA” at the Coloma Township Hall, 4919 Paw Paw Lake Road. Bring a camera! Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 6 p.m. “MISS & MR. COLOMA 2019 CONTEST” at Coloma High School Auditorium. Ticket prices: $20/advance, $25/at the door. For tickets or information, call Barb Stroder at 468-3731. Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m. “MISS WATERVLIET 2019 PAGEANT” at Watervliet High School Auditorium February 16-17, 2019 “WINTER FREE FISHING WEEKEND” visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing 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. 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.