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3 months ago, Christina Powers
Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Thursday, January 25th. Today is the first day of semester 2. The 3 and a B and 5 and an A incentives for semester 2 start TODAY. My name is Julia Pepple and I am your Thursday morning announcement reader. Happy Birthday to Marshall Farlow and Amya Harvell. Lunch today is Cheeseburgers Breakfast tomorrow is an English muffin. The last day to drop a class at LMC is today. If you feel you need to drop a dual enrollment class, please see Mrs. Tyler as soon as possible. Any junior that wants to serve on the prom committee, please come to a meeting this Friday at 730 am in the Media Center. We're looking for 5 more freshmen that can help next Sunday 1:30-5:30. They will be in charge of clearing tables and cleaning. Let Ms. Powers know if you can help! "It is time for the Great Talent Show Sign-ups. There are many categories this year including design, writing and performance! We also need people interested in stage crew to sign up. See Mrs. Sargeant or the sign-up posters through the school for more information! Sign ups are this week and next week, and the first informational meeting will be Monday, January 29 from 3:15 to 4:30 in Mrs. Sargeant’s room." If you are dual enrolled next semester, you are required to attend a mandatory dual enrollment meeting NEXT Monday. There is a program for English Learner students and their parents by InterCare on January 26th. Roberto Overton and Keesha McGee are School Therapists who will talk about how to manage stressful times. The program is from 10:15 - 11:00 AM at the high school media center. Ms. Powers will be meeting with all seniors in their English classes TODAY to review graduation expectations. If you are not in an English class, please join Mrs. Riedinger’s 2nd or 4th hour class or Mr. Macha’s 7th hour class to get this important information. Mr. Coburn is here to assist with your FAFSA and help get you started on some scholarships. If you are a senior and you have free time on Friday, please see him in the media center. Juniors and seniors have been emailed after prom information. Check your email. Tutors are needed for Algebra and Geometry. If you are interested in tutoring, please see Mrs. Dawson. THIS Friday is our first FAFSA Friday. Any senior who has a FAFSA completed by this Friday will be recognized and rewarded with a $50 visa gift card. There is an Interact meeting this Friday at 7:30 AM 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 months ago, Teri Richcreek
Attention English Learner students and their parents! "Come join us for hot chocolate and cookies Friday January 26, 2024. There is a program for English Learner students and their parents by InterCare. Roberto Overton and Keesha McGee are School Therapists who will talk about how to manage stressful times. The program is from 10:15 - 11:00 AM at the high school media center. See you there!"
3 months ago, Christina Powers
After Prom Information: (all juniors and seniors and their parents have been emailed this information) Permission slips will be at the school beginning the 2nd week of February. Listen to the morning announcements for more detail on how to get yours. Parent signature is required even if the student is 18 yrs old. The purpose of the After Prom is to provide a safe, drug/alcohol-free event for the Junior & Senior students of Watervliet and their guests. When: Sunday, May 12th, 2023, 12:00am to 6:00am. Where: Urban Air Adventure Park - 12331 James Street, Holland, Michigan 49424 Cost: $10 (hardship cases, call Shelley Chisek at 269-921-5981) includes the following: Ride to and from Urban Air, everyone must ride the bus BOTH WAYS to attend. late night dinner buffet and snack Who can attend: Any Watervliet Junior or Senior (and their guest - no Freshman or younger) – even if you do not attend Prom. What to wear: Please come in casual, comfortable attire. What to do: Battle Beam, Warrior Course, Climbing Wall, Virtual Reality, Ropes Course, Wipe Out, Sky Rider, The APEX Trampolines, Trampoline DodgeBall, Slam Dunk and More. There will also be a couple of rooms room with movies going for some downtime if you get break. We ask that students do not bring any bags, if they do, they will be searched. Absolutely no outside drinks or food allowed. We will be leaving promptly at 12:00am from the gym lobby; everyone MUST ride the bus BOTH WAYS to attend. If you sign up to attend and do not show up, we will be notifying parents. Once we are at the center, no one can leave, no exceptions; everyone will ride the bus back to the high school, with an arrival time of approximately 6:00am. Student to have transportation waiting at the High School (picking up your student is recommended - as they have been up all night)
3 months ago, Christina Powers
Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Wednesday January 24th. There are no birthdays today. We're looking for 5 more freshmen that can help next Sunday 1:30-5:30. They will be in charge of clearing tables and cleaning. Let Ms. Powers know if you can help! "It is time for the Great Talent Show Sign-ups. There are many categories this year including design, writing and performance! We also need people interested in stage crew to sign up. See Mrs. Sargeant or the sign-up posters through the school for more information! Sign ups are this week and next week, and the first informational meeting will be Monday, January 29 from 3:15 to 4:30 in Mrs. Sargeant’s room." If you are dual enrolled next semester, you are required to attend a mandatory dual enrollment meeting NEXT Monday. The meeting was moved to NEXT Monday due to the snow days. Tutors are needed for Algebra and Geometry. If you are interested in tutoring, please see Mrs. Dawson. THIS Friday is our first FAFSA Friday. Any senior who has a FAFSA completed by this Friday will be recognized and rewarded with a $50 visa gift card. TODAY is an early release Wednesday. We will dismiss at 1:10 and you will eat the same lunch as your 5th hour teacher. There is a very important senior parent meeting TONIGHT at 6 pm. Senior parents are encouraged to attend. There is an Interact meeting this Friday at 7:30 AM 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 months ago, Teri Richcreek
We are still planning on holding our very important senior parent meeting Wednesday night at 6 pm in the high school media center. All senior parents are encouraged to attend! We will be reviewing graduation requirements, important dates, graduation, FAFSA, scholarships, senior events and MORE! Please join us!
3 months ago, Christina Powers
Good Morning Panther Parent! I am hopeful that this is the last snow day update I will have to send you! This email was sent to you and your child just a few minutes ago! All students are expected to be in school on Wednesday, regardless if you have been exempt from any exams. We will be taking attendance each hour. Please see the schedule below and plan to be in school for a full day of attendance. There will be bus transport to and from the tech center for both AM and PM students. If you attend any center, you are expected to attend.  Wednesday is an early release day. You may wear pajamas. 8:10-8:30 2nd hour  8:35-8:55 3rd hour  9-9:25 4th hour  9:30-10:45 6th hour exam; if you do not have to take an exam, you will sit in class and work on anything else you have. 10:50-11:50 5th hour with 2 lunches; you will eat the same lunch as your 5th hour teacher like you do on all early release days. Lunch A 10:50-11:20 Lunch B 11:20-11:50 11:55-1:10 7th hour exam; if you do not have to take an exam, you will sit in class and work on anything else you have. If you have any questions or concerns about this schedule, please feel free to email me. We look forward AGAIN to seeing ALL students back in the building tomorrow. Stay warm and safe today. : )
3 months ago, Christina Powers
Due to icy road conditions, all Watervliet Public Schools will be closed today, January 23, 2024. A decision will be made regarding evening activities by noon today. Back roads are very dangerous at this time and will be for the next few hours. Please be VERY CAREFUL.
3 months ago, Ric Seager
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Panther Families: Due to adverse road conditions, WPS is canceling all PM activities tonight, January 22nd. It is predicted that the ice will let up around 6 PM, but come back in the early morning tomorrow. We await an update from the National Weather Service late afternoon before making a call regarding school attendance tomorrow. Please consider having a backup plan for kiddos for tomorrow as we will not know until late this evening what our plans for tomorrow will be. Please be on the alert for an all-call or text with additional information. Go Panthers, Ric Seager
3 months ago, Ric Seager
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Starting next Monday!
3 months ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Monday, January 22nd. Happy birthday today to Joseph Couloumbe! Lunch today is Pizza. Breakfast tomorrow is Maple Pancake & Sausage Stick, Strawberry Cup & Choice of Milk. "It is time for the Great Talent Show Sign-ups. There are many categories this year including design, writing and performance! We also need people interested in stage crew to sign up. See Mrs. Sargeant or the sign-up posters through the school for more information! Sign ups are this week and next week, and the first informational meeting will be Monday, January 29 from 3:15 to 4:30 in Mrs. Sargeant’s room." If you are dual enrolled next semester, you are required to attend a mandatory dual enrollment meeting NEXT Monday. The meeting was moved to NEXT Monday due to the snow days. Tutors are needed for Algebra and Geometry. If you are interested in tutoring, please see Mrs. Dawson. THIS Friday is our first FAFSA Friday. Any senior who has a FAFSA completed by this Friday will be recognized and rewarded with a $50 visa gift card. THIS WEDNESDAY is an early release Wednesday. It is also the first day of semester 2. We will dismiss at 1:10. You can wear pajamas. THIS WEDNESDAY is also the next SAC meeting. Representative students are asked to please attend. There is a very important senior parent meeting this Wednesday at 6 pm. Senior parents are encouraged to attend. The Watervliet Boys' Basketball team resumed conference and divisional play on Friday evening with a trip to nearby Coloma to take on The Comets. The Panthers used a stifling first-half defensive and rebounding effort to take a commanding lead over Coloma and battled aggressively the rest of the way and secured the victory 57-36. The Panthers return home on Wednesday night to play Niles Brandywine in a make-up game that was originally scheduled to be played this past Monday at Brandywine. The game at Watervliet Gym is at 7:00 on Wednesday night. The Lady Panthers raced out to a 14 - 5 first quarter lead and never looked back-beating Coloma 47 - 16. The Lady Panthers had three players score in double digits. Chisek led with 17, Cladwell and Laws added 10 each. The Lady Panthers host Fennville next Friday and travel to Bridgman on Saturday for two more SAC Lakeshore divisional games. 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 months ago, Teri Richcreek
Check out this week's Panther Parent Newsletter! https://www.smore.com/7hcrb
3 months ago, Christina Powers
ALL SENIOR PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
3 months ago, Christina Powers
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Good Afternoon Panther Parent-- This email has been sent to your child. Below is the schedule for EXAMS on MONDAY.  We are taking exams in Periods 3, 4, and 5. Please prepare over the weekend to make sure that you are all set to give your best effort.  Full day : Exams 3, 4, 5 1st hour : 8:10 - 9:10 Study and review for your exams for the day  3rd hour: EXAM  9:15 - 10:45 Lunch A : 10:45-11:15 6th hour for Lunch B students 10:50 - 11:20 Lunch B : 11:20 - 11:50 6th hour for Lunch A students 11:20 - 11:50 4th hour EXAM : 11:55 - 1:25 5th hour EXAM : 1:30 - 3:10 If you go to the tech center in the PM, you will NOT GO on Monday so that you can take your 4th hour exam. You can go home at 1:25 after your 4th hour exam or wait in the media center for the remainder of the day. If you attend the tech center in the AM, you will attend in the AM. Bus transportation is provided.  You will eat the same lunch as your 6th hour teacher.  These teachers have 1st lunch:  Simmons Andrews Brant Hunt Linderman O'Toole Sibley Weber These teachers have 2nd lunch:  Corkins Fletcher Grear Macha Mosher Riedinger Tremblay  Stofko  If you have any questions about the exam schedule for Monday--please email Ms. Powers at cpowers@watervlietps.org.
3 months ago, Christina Powers
Check out these local scholarships and helpful resources for completing the FAFSA! https://www.watervlietps.org/o/high-school/page/scholarship-opportunities
3 months ago, Teri Richcreek
FAFSA HELP FOR SENIOR FAMILIES!
3 months ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Friday January 19th. Today is a half day of school. Please make sure to pick up a sack lunch before you leave the building today. "It is time for the Great Talent Show Sign-ups. There are many categories this year including design, writing and performance! We also need people interested in crew to sign up. See Mrs. Sargeant or the sign-up posters through the school for more information! Sign ups are this week and next week, and the first informational meeting will be Monday, January 29 from 3:15 to 4:30 in Mrs. Sargeant’s room." There is only transportation to the tech center in the Am today. If you are dual enrolled next semester, you are required to attend a mandatory dual enrollment meeting on Monday. Check your email for details. Tutors are needed for Algebra and Geometry. If you are interested in tutoring, please see Mrs. Dawson. THIS SUNDAY is a free FAFSA help session here at the high school from 2-4 in the cafe with Mr. Coburn. All seniors have been emailed the registration link. Sign up if you would like to meet with him or need help with your FAFSA. NEXT Friday is our first FAFSA Friday. Any senior who has a FAFSA completed by this Friday will be recognized and rewarded with a $50 visa gift card. 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 months ago, Teri Richcreek
EXAM INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY! This information has been emailed to all parents and students. We are taking exams for periods 1 and 2 at the high school on Friday, January 19th. The exam for period 1 is from 8:10-9:45 AM. The students will have a 15 minute break to get snacks in the cafe, take a walk, study, etc. The exam for period 2 is from 10:00 AM -11:40 AM. We will dismiss at 11:40 AM and all students are encouraged to take a sack lunch out of the building. If your child qualified for the 3 and a B incentive or the 5 and an A incentive, he/she is not required to be in school tomorrow. This attendance will not count against your child. There is bus transportation to the tech center in the AM only on Friday. If your child attends the tech center and has his/her own transportation, he/she is encouraged to attend in the afternoon. If your child cannot attend because we are not supplying transportation, his/her absence will be excused. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new exam schedule. If you or your child has any questions or concerns regarding this exam schedule, please email me at cpowers@watervlietps.org. Students will be taking exams for periods 3, 4, and 5 on Monday and I will be emailing you information on that schedule later this week.
3 months ago, Christina Powers
All high school students are encouraged to participate!
3 months ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Thursday January 18th and we are glad to have you back in the building! My Name is Julia Pepple and I am your Thursday morning announcement reader. Today is a half day of school. All students will attend all classes. Please make sure that you know what exams you do and do not have to take in each class before you leave the building today. Exams for periods 1 and 2 will take place tomorrow. There is transportation to the tech center everyday this week nd next. All tech students are expected to attend unless you have an exam here in the Am that you need to take. If you are dual enrolled next semester, you are required to attend a mandatory dual enrollment meeting on Monday. Check your email for details. Tutors are needed for Algebra and Geometry. If you are interested in tutoring, please see Mrs. Dawson. THIS SUNDAY is a free FAFSA help session here at the high school from 2-4 in the cafe with Mr. Coburn. All seniors have been emailed the registration link. Sign up if you would like to meet with him or need help with your FAFSA. NEXT Friday is our first FAFSA Friday. Any senior who has a FAFSA completed by this Friday will be recognized and rewarded with a $50 visa gift card. 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 months ago, Teri Richcreek