Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Friday February 23rd. My name is Jacob Schaefer and I am your Friday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is boneless wings and mashed potatoes. Monday’s breakfast is a cereal breakfast kit Happy Birthday to Jordan Brule.’ It’s time for another dual enrollment grade check. All dual enrolled students please show Mrs. Tyler your grades as soon as possible! Sign-ups for track and field are in Mr. Corkin’s and Mrs. Riedinger’s room. Pre-season conditioning for track and field has started! Join the team on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria lobby at 3:15! Winterfest Dance is tonight following the varsity boys basketball game in the MS gym. Admission is $5.00 per person at the door. Students may NOT walk through the building to the MS gym. You must enter through the front doors of the MS building. Students who pose any issue or concern during the dance, will be asked to leave. Please plan to be on your best behavior. Mr. Coburn is here again TODAY. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarship applications, please see him in the media center. TODAY is the deadline to have a signed permission slip in the office for the Cook Power Plant in Bridgman field trip for those interested in the profession of welding. There is an early release NEXT Wednesday. Students are welcome to wear PJ’s and we will dismiss at 1:10.=-. At this time we ask you to stand. The privilege of this day was made possible by those who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. Let us respect and honor their efforts by standing, placing our hands on our hearts, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. If you are wearing a hat, please remove it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Those are all of our announcements for today. Make it a great day or not Panthers, the choice is yours!
about 12 hours ago, Teri Richcreek
Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate NOVA WISE!
about 12 hours ago, Christina Powers
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Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate HAILEY HUTCHENS!
1 day ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Thursday February 22nd. My name is Julia Pepple and I am your Thursday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is breaded chicken sandwich Tomorrow’s breakfast is Banana Bread, Turkey Bacon, Fresh Pear Happy Birthday to Marihya Cox! On Tuesday night, The Panthers Boys' Basketball Team returned to Watervliet Gym for a Non-Divisional match-up with The Kalamazoo Christian Comets. The Panthers showed relentless hustle and energy right from the gate and jumped out to an early lead that was never relinquished. The final score was 56-37 in favor of The Panthers. Watervliet returns to action at home on Friday night at 7:30 against Coloma. The Lady Panthers had less than 24 hours to get ready to play after a loss Tuesday night in Kalamazoo as they traveled to Martin Wednesday to make up an earlier snow date with the Clippers. Trailing at the half 21 - 15, the Lady Panthers fought for every possession on the defensive end, and found multiple ways to score on the offensive end and found a way to bring home a victory over the host Martin Clippers 42 - 40. Great effort and grit, Ladies. Friday night will be the last home game of the season as the Panthers host the Comets of Coloma. 6:00 start. Today’s PBIS winners are Sam Milham, Daijahnae Hatcher, and Gabriel Shotts. Please come to the office now and pick up your prize or stop in the office before 3rd hour. We need more student sign ups for Friday’s assembly games. You have been emailed a sign up. You can sign up for as many games as you want. If students do not sign up, we will not be able to hold the games on Friday. Check your email and sign up for a game. Any senior at school on Friday who has completed the FAFSA will have a chance at the start of the assembly games to pie the teacher of your choice, If you have completed your FAFSA, please share the evidence with Mr. Coburn so that you can participate on Friday. It’s time for another dual enrollment grade check. All dual enrolled students please show Mrs. Tyler your grades as soon as possible! Sign-ups for track and field are in Mr. Corkin’s and Mrs. Riedinger’s room. Pre-season conditioning for track and field has started! Join the team on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria lobby at 3:15! Winterfest royalty ballots have been emailed to all students. Please complete your voting by TODAY at noon . Winterfest Dance is tomorrow night following the varsity boys basketball game in the MS gym. Admission is $5.00 per person at the door. Students may NOT walk through the building to the MS gym. Mr. Coburn is here again on FRIDAY. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarship applications, please see him in the media center. This Friday is the deadline to have a signed permission slip in the office for the Cook Power Plant in Bridgman field trip for those interested in the profession of welding. At this time we ask you to stand. The privilege of this day was made possible by those who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. Let us respect and honor their efforts by standing, placing our hands on our hearts, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. If you are wearing a hat, please remove it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Those are all of our announcements for today. Make it a great day or not Panthers, the choice is yours!
1 day ago, Teri Richcreek
Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate KARLEY KNIGHT!
2 days ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Wednesday Feb 21st. My name is Ella Harris and I am your Wednesday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is baked rotini pasta. Tomorrow’s breakfast is a cereal breakfast kit. There are no birthdays today. It’s time for another dual enrollment grade check. All dual enrolled students please show Mrs. Tyler your grades as soon as possible! Sign-ups for track and field are in Mr. Corkin’s and Mrs. Riedinger’s room. Pre-season conditioning for track and field has started! Join the team on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the cafeteria lobby at 3:15! Winterfest royalty ballots have been emailed to all students. Please complete your voting by Thursday at noon . Mr. Coburn is here again this week TODAY and Friday. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarship applications, please see him in the media center. If you plan to attend the Winterfest dance with a student from another school district, you must have your guest approval in the office and be completed by TODAY–NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON. Forms are available in the HS office. All Winterfest information has been emailed to all students. TODAY is the deadline to sign up for the SMC Niles trip to learn more about the profession of welding and robotics. You must have a signed permission slip in by Wednesday at 3:10 PM to attend. Additionally, this Friday is the deadline to have a signed permission slip in the office for the Cook Power Plant in Bridgman field trip for those interested in the profession of welding. Sign ups for Winterfest pep assembly games have been sent to all students. Only one sign up per student is allowed at this time. At this time we ask you to stand. The privilege of this day was made possible by those who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. Let us respect and honor their efforts by standing, placing our hands on our hearts, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. If you are wearing a hat, please remove it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Those are all of our announcements for today. Make it a great day or not Panthers, the choice is yours!
3 days ago, Teri Richcreek
Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate Gabrielle Wisdom!
3 days ago, Christina Powers
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Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate Bianca Freeman!
4 days ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Monday Feb 19th. My name is Abby Lomoro and I am your Monday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is a grilled chicken bacon club Tomorrow’s breakfast is:cinnamon pancakes and turkey sausage Happy birthday today to Hailey Cummings and Landin Fuller! Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Come get your prize from the office. Congratulations to Ella Harris and Lauren Lovell, who participated in the MSVMA District 6 Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Southwestern Michigan College on Saturday, February 17, 2024. They both received Division 1 ratings for their solo performances, qualifying them for the MSVMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Ella and Lauren represented Watervliet High School and the Watervliet Choir Program in such a positive way! ❤️ The Lady Panthers hosted the Bridgman Bees looking to avenge an earlier loss in an important Lakeshore Division matchup. The Lady Panthers played a great first half led by stunning defense and efficient offense leading 22 to 14 half time lead. The Lady Panthers added to the lead heading into the 4th quarter 35 - 26. The Lady Panther struggled to score in the 4th but made some big stops on defense down the stretch to win 41-40. Great effort Lady Panthers! Mr. Coburn is here today. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarship applications, please see him in the media center. There is an SAC meeting in the media center THIS Wed at 7:30 AM . All student representatives are asked to attend. If you plan to attend the Winterfest dance with a student from another school district, you must have your guest approval in the office and be completed by THIS WEDNESDAY–NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON. Forms are available in the HS office. All Winterfest information has been emailed to all students. THIS Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for the SMC Niles trip to learn more about the profession of welding and robotics. You must have a signed permission slip in by Wednesday at 3:10 PM to attend. Additionally, next Friday is the deadline to have a signed permission slip in the office for the Cook Power Plant in Bridgman field trip for those interested in the profession of welding. NHS will be hosting a blood drive TOMORROW. You must be 16 or older to donate, anyone who is 16 will need to pick up a parent consent form in Mrs. O’Toole’s room or the guidance office. You can sign up during lunch or by scanning the QR codes around the school. If you donate blood there will be a raffle for a 20 dollar gift card. If you have any additional questions, please see Mrs. O’Toole or Mrs. Dawson. Sign ups for Winterfest pep assembly games have been sent to all students. Only one sign up per student is allowed at this time. Tuesday’s dress up theme is Ski Bum - dress for the slopes. NO pajamas allowed all week. Find clothing other than PJs to wear that is gray! At this time we ask you to stand. The privilege of this day was made possible by those who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. Let us respect and honor their efforts by standing, placing our hands on our hearts, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. If you are wearing a hat, please remove it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Those are all of our announcements for today. Make it a great day or not Panthers, the choice is yours!
5 days ago, Teri Richcreek
KICKING OFF WINTERFEST WEEK 2024!
5 days ago, Christina Powers
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Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate Chaz Hart!
7 days ago, Christina Powers
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There is so much going on at WHS this week! Check us out! https://www.smore.com/7t2r8
7 days ago, Christina Powers
WATERVLIET — While Valentine’s Day is supposed to be filled with love and joy, it can sometimes be difficult – especially for high school students. Luckily, Jacob and Logan Schaefer take it upon themselves to give every girl at Watervliet High School a carnation for Valentine’s Day each year. “My mom works at a flower shop and in my freshman year they had some extra carnations, so I decided to take them off their hands and give them to the girls at our school and I just continued this over the years,” Watervliet High School senior Jacob Schaefer said. “And now in my senior year, I decided to do bouquets for the senior class since it’s our last year doing it.” Even though it is Jacob’s last time handing out flowers to the girls at Watervliet High School, his younger brother Logan, currently a junior, will continue the tradition for one more year until he also graduates. Lyndsey Schaefer, florist at Coloma Home Town Florist and Jacob and Logan’s mom, said the two boys have always purchased the flowers with their own money. She said Jacob and Logan spent hours on Tuesday night preparing bouquets of roses and carnations for the senior class as well as carnations for the rest of the student body. “I’ve had mothers that have reached out to me and told me that their daughters sent them a picture or a snapchat of the flowers and said ‘I’m special’,” Schaefer said. “That was really nice to hear. I’ve had another mother reach out who was very emotional and said it made her daughter’s whole year.” Jacob said during his freshman year, he didn’t have a valentine and realized neither did a majority of the more than 200 girls at his school. He said he realized he had an opportunity to do a random act of kindness to take the pressure off for some people. “Valentine’s Day is a day where people will either get some gifts and feel great or they don’t get anything at all and I wanted to change,” Jacob said. “So I had an opportunity to make even just one person feel better about themselves on that day and that was my end goal.”
7 days ago, Christina Powers
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Team coil building 2024. Art I students had a successful week learning coil building with clay. The students master the skill as they competed in groups to create the tallest, blended, coil tower. Fifth hour had the tallest tower measuring in at 14 inches. Next they'll apply these skills to craft individual clay creatures.
8 days ago, Teri Richcreek
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Friday, Feb 16th. My name is Jacob Schaefer and I am your Friday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is a dutch waffle and turkey sausage Monday’s Breakfast is: a cereal breakfast kit There are no birthdays today. Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Alina Bell Dylan Collins, Giovani Ayala, and Dennis Frazier Come get your prize from the office. Mr. Coburn is here today. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarship applications, please see him in the media center. There is an SAC meeting in the media center next Wed at 7:30 AM . All student representatives are asked to attend. If you plan to attend the Winterfest dance with a student from another school district, you must have your guest approval in the office and be completed by Wednesday Feb 21st. Forms are available in the HS office. All Winterfest information has been emailed to all students. Next Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for the SMC Niles trip to learn more about the profession of welding and robotics. You must have a signed permission slip in by Wednesday at 3:10 PM to attend. Additionally, next Friday is the deadline to have a signed permission slip in the office for the Cook Power Plant in Bridgman field trip for those interested in the profession of welding. NHS will be hosting a blood drive on February 20th. You must be 16 or older to donate, anyone who is 16 will need to pick up a parent consent form in Mrs. O’Toole’s room or the guidance office. You can sign up during lunch or by scanning the QR codes around the school. If you donate blood there will be a raffle for a 20 dollar gift card. If you have any additional questions, please see Mrs. O’Toole or Mrs. Dawson. Monday’s dress up theme is GROUTFIT. Wear all gray. NO pajamas allowed all week. Find clothing other than PJs to wear that is gray! At this time we ask you to stand. The privilege of this day was made possible by those who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. Let us respect and honor their efforts by standing, placing our hands on our hearts, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. If you are wearing a hat, please remove it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Those are all of our announcements for today. Make it a great day or not Panthers, the choice is yours!
8 days ago, Teri Richcreek
Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate WHS Senior, Yuria Zalcedo Salcedo!
8 days ago, Christina Powers
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Students participated in a trip to Stryker in Kalamazoo today to learn more about the medical manufacturing business. Two other manufacturing field trips are schedule for this month to SMC and the Cook Power Plant in Bridgman. Thank you to Mrs. Hunt for supervising!
8 days ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Thursday Feb 15th. My name is Julia Pepple and I am your Thursday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is sloppy joes Tomorrow’s breakfast is cinnamon rolls There are no birthdays today. Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Jonathan Meagher Natalaya Desjardin Maecy Howard Kenzie Webster Tyler Woodson Come get your prize from the office. There is after school homework help in the media center today until 4:15. Come by after school to work or get help! There is an SAC meeting in the media center next Wed at 7:30 AM . All student representatives are asked to attend. Students will be reviewing the expectations on the bus in their 3rd hour classes this week. If you plan to attend the Winterfest dance with a student from another school district, you must have your guest approval in the office and be completed by Wednesday Feb 21st. Forms are available in the HS office. All Winterfest information has been emailed to all students. The next Senior FAFSA Friday is this Friday. If you want your $50 gift card–send Mr. Coburn evidence of your completed FAFSA by then. Also–on Feb 23rd any senior with a completed FAFSA can pie the staff member of his/her choice in the face for the first activity of Winterfest games. You can still sign up for two additional field trips this month – FEB 23rd Southwestern Michigan College Niles campus for robotics and welding FEB 27th Cook Power Plant in Bridgman for welding Winterfest Dance guest passes are now available in the high school office. Completed forms are due to the main office no later than Wednesday, 2/21. NHS will be hosting a blood drive on February 20th. You must be 16 or older to donate, anyone who is 16 will need to pick up a parent consent form in Mrs. O’Toole’s room or the guidance office. You can sign up during lunch or by scanning the QR codes around the school. If you donate blood there will be a raffle for a 20 dollar gift card. If you have any additional questions, please see Mrs. O’Toole or Mrs. Dawson. At this time we ask you to stand. The privilege of this day was made possible by those who have fought and continue to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy. Let us respect and honor their efforts by standing, placing our hands on our hearts, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. If you are wearing a hat, please remove it. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Those are all of our announcements for today. Make it a great day or not Panthers, the choice is yours!
9 days ago, Teri Richcreek
Celebrate CTE Month! Career and Technical Education Month® is a public awareness campaign, hosted by ACTE and sponsored by National Association of Home Builders, that takes place each February to celebrate CTE, the accomplishments of CTE programs and the importance of CTE for all students of all ages. Today we celebrate WHS Junior, Keegan Pownell!
9 days ago, Christina Powers
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Students are reviewing these PBIS expectations in their 3rd hour classes this week. If your child rides a WPS bus, please do the same at home!
9 days ago, Christina Powers
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