CONGRATULATIONS to the following PANTHERS for SEMESTER 1 PERFECT ATTENDANCE! FRESHMEN HAILEY ADAMS ANGEL CRUZ MARGARITO ANGELICA DAISY MACKENZIE WEBSTER SOPHOMORES SKYLAR BLAYLOCK MARISSA LOWELL HECTOR SALGUERO AVILA AUSTIN TOMES JUNIORS ALYSSA BROWN KAYDEN HARRINGTON LUCAS ISBRECHT AUSTIN SMITH CARSON UNDERWOOD TANNER VANNIEL SUSANNAH WECKWERTH SENIORS TIA CALDWELL KAITLYNN COCKRUN MICHAEL FEE KAMERON SMITH TAYLOR WOOLLETT
9 days ago, Christina Powers
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHS CLASS OF 2024 GREG CHISEK SENIOR SCHOLARS! Nova Wise Wyatt Epple Tia Caldwell Lauren Laws Chase Tremblay Grace Chisek Melissa Cardozo-Aviles Morgan Lowell Lyvia Summers Jacob Schaefer Natalie Hart Ella Harris Connor Zwar
9 days ago, Christina Powers
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHS CLASS OF 2024 TOP TEN! Tia Caldwell Lauren Laws Chase Tremblay Wyatt Epple Grace Chisek Morgan Lowell Lyvia Summers Ella Harris Melissa Cardozo Aviles Natalie Hart
9 days ago, Christina Powers
Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Wednesday Feb 14th.My name is Ella Harris and I am your Wednesday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is cheese lasagna. Tomorrow’s breakfast is a cereal breakfast kit. Celebrating a birthday today is Savannah Nearpass! Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Jack Rodgers Dennis Frazier Come get your prize from the office. Students will be reviewing the expectations on the bus in their 3rd hour classes this week. These students will be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the Van Buren Tech Center next week! Zackary Gruszczyk Graphic Design Tara Halamka Law Enforcement Kayden Harrington. Early Childhood Careers and Education (1st year) Chaz Hart Marketing (1st year) Gabrielle Wisdom Allied Health (1st year) Nova Wise Software Engineering Yuria Zalcedo Salcedo Allied Health (1st year) In addition, the following students are receiving 2nd Year pins: Kirksey, Mckenna Rose. Ag & Natural Resources (1st Yr) Nearpass, Savanah Marie. Early Childhood Careers and Education (2nd Yr) Congratulations to the following students who attended Solo & Ensemble Festival last Saturday at Southwestern Michigan College: Gabby Wisdom & Lauren Lovell - Clarinet duet - Division 1 rating Ben Ruland, Jonah Thon, & Shelby Schlipp - Trombone Trio - Division 1 rating Olivia Mitchell, Sofie Shafer, & Vivienne Sexton - Woodwind Trio - Division 1 rating Marissa Lovell, Isabella Bultema, Sophie Grear - Woodwind Trio - Division 1 rating Hector Salguero & Hayden Arnosky - Flute duet - Division 1 rating Moeko Crago & Jacob Schaefer - Saxophone duet - Division 1 rating Isabella Bultema & Moeko Crago - Clarinet duet - Division 1 rating Leanna Lovell & Olivia Mitchell - Flute duet - Division 2 rating Sofie Shafer, Oliia Mitchell, Claire Moore, & Lucy Logsdon - Woodwind Quartet - Division 1 rating 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. Staff to choose from are: Ms. Powers, Mrs. Tyler, Mr. Weber, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Fletcher, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. O’Toole, Mrs. Brush, Mr. Coburn, and Mrs. Dawson. Today is the deadline for any permission slips for the Stryker field trip for Thursday. Brings yours to the counseling office today. No additional students will be added after today. 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 Students, WHS is teaming up with south school to help them with their Cereal Box Domino Challenge! You can put the donated cereal boxes in the office, guidance counselor office, and in Mrs. Brant’s room! This event ends TOMORROW. 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
SENIOR NIGHT!
10 days ago, Christina Powers
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These PANTHERS will be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the Van Buren Tech Center next week! Zackary Gruszczyk Graphic Design Tara Halamka Law Enforcement Kayden Harrington. Early Childhood Careers and Education (1st year) Chaz Hart Marketing (1st year) Gabrielle Wisdom Allied Health (1st year) Nova Wise Software Engineering Yuria Zalcedo Salcedo Allied Health (1st year) In addition, the following students are receiving 2nd Year pins: McKenna Kirksey Ag & Natural Resources (1st Yr) Savanah Nearpass Early Childhood Careers and Education (2nd Yr)
10 days ago, Christina Powers
We still have a few open spots for this trip on Thursday. Encourage your Panther to sign up if interested!
10 days ago, Christina Powers
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FRESHMEN CLASS FUNDRAISER
10 days ago, Christina Powers
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BROADWAY PERFORMANCE of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for FRESHMEN Dear Parents & Guardians, The Freshman Class expressed their interest in attending the Broadway performance of To Kill a Mockingbird starring the celebrated actor and director Richard Thomas. He was known for his role as John Boy Walton in The Waltons, but has also starred in The Americans, Ozark, Stephen King’s It, and many other familiar shows. The performance is April 27th, 2:00 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall. The cost for the discounted tickets is $20.00. In order to assure we have an accurate count, I will need the tickets purchased by February 27th. Please make sure your child’s permission slip is returned by this date. Based on a poll of interested freshmen, I have reserved 30 tickets. Please let me know if you would like to attend as well. We will leave by bus at 12:15 from the high school front entrance. Students may take some snacks on the bus, but they cannot take food into the auditorium. The play is sixty minutes long, so we should be returning to the high school by 4:30 p.m. Please let me know if you have questions. Thank you, Carolyn Simmons H.S. English carolyn.simmons@watervlietps.org
10 days ago, Christina Powers
Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Friday, Feb 9th. My name is Abby Lomoro and I am your Tuesday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is chili cheese crispito Tomorrow’s breakfast is a strawberry yogurt crush cup Celebrating a birthday over winter break were: Devin Geiseler, Sukhpreet Singh, Gage Sirk, Coutney and Natalie Van Lente. Celebrating a birthday today is Riley Smith. Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Gabriel Shotts Bonnie Zang Trentin Crane Dennis Frazier Come get your prize from the office. Students will be reviewing the expectations on the bus in their 2rd hour classes this week. The Watervliet guys took to the mats in Constantine Saturday, where two Panthers fought their way to the individual district podium. Luke Isbrecht and Riley Hess both finished in 2nd place in their weight class, earning the right to return to Constantine next Saturday for Individual Regionals. A top 4 finish at Regionals will allow them to move onto the Individual State tournament at Ford Field. The girls had the weekend off, and will be back at it for Individual Regionals next Sunday, where they will also compete for the right to move onto the Individual State tournament at Ford Field. Competing in their fifth game in eight days, the Varsity Boys' Basketball Team on Friday night played host to The Allegan Tigers in an intra divisional contest. The Panthers employed a stingy defensive throughout the fiercely contested game and grinded out a convincing 61-48 victory. The Team returns to action at home on Senior Night on Tuesday, February 13, against Berrien Springs; game time is 7:00p.m. If you plan to attend the Winterfest dance with a student from another district, you must have your guest approval in the office and be completed by Wednesday Feb 21st. Forms are available in the HS office. 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. Staff to choose from are: Ms. Powers, Mrs. Tyler, Mr. Weber, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Fletcher, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. O’Toole, Mrs. Brush, Mr. Coburn, and Mrs. Dawson. If you plan on attending any of the following field trips, you must get your permission slip in next week. Pick it up in the counseling office: Feb 15th Stryker in Kalamazoo FEB 23rd SMC Niles campus for robotics and welding FEB 27th Cook Power Plant for welding Students, WHS is teaming up with south school to help them with their Cereal Box Domino Challenge! You can put the donated cereal boxes in the office, guidance counselor office, and in Mrs. Brant’s room! This event ends the15th. Attention all golfers. Golf season is just over a month away. If you are planning on playing or interested in learning more please see Coach Andrews by today for an information and sign up sheet. 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. Attention all interested track & field athletes, the season is almost here! Please stop by Mr. Corkins' or Mrs. Riedinger's room to sign up for the team! Pre-season track conditioning will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15. After school homework help resumes today and Thursday of next week, If you need a ride home, you must email Ms. Powers in advance. The phone alert for failing grades for this week will go home this evening. 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!
10 days ago, Teri Richcreek
GETTING READY FOR WINTERFEST! FEB 19-23 The Winterfest theme this year is Winter Wonderland: Panthers freeze the Comets! Hall decorating can take place either Saturday, February 17 or Sunday, February 18 from 10-3. Hall assignments are: Class of 2023: Social Studies Hallway Class of 2024: Math Hallway Class of 2025: Media Center Lobby Class of 2026: Freshman Hallway Hall decorations must be removed by 5PM on Sunday, February 24. Dress Up Days are as follows: Monday:Groutfit (Wear all grey) Tuesday: Ski Bum (Dress for the slopes) Wednesday: Sweater Weather (Wear a comfy sweater) Thursday: Lumberjack (Wear a flannel) Friday: Maroon and White The Winterfest Dance will take place in the middle school gym from 9-11pm on February 23. The dress code is semi-formal; no jeans or jean shorts are allowed. Dresses must be school appropriate and shoes or socks must be worn at all times. The cost of the dance is $5 to get in. Anyone who wants to bring a guest to the dance must complete a guest pass form and return it to the high school office no later than Wednesday, February 21. All guests must be 20 or younger to enter the dance. Anyone who crowd surfs, participates in a mosh pit, or is not able to follow school rules will be ejected from the dance.
11 days ago, Christina Powers
10TH GRADE STUDENTS- You have one week to submit your Berrien County 5th Year Early Middle College program application. Application can be found on our website: Berrien County Early Middle College Deadline: February 16, 2024 Be sure you complete Steps 1-3 before the deadline! Questions can be directed to Melissa Springsteen at melissa.springsteen@berrienresa.org Don’t Miss Out on this Opportunity!
11 days ago, Christina Powers
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Seniors, Are you ready ?
11 days ago, Christina Powers
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CONGRATULATIONS to our Winterfest Candidates! Prince and Princess: Freshmen: Kelsie Gaston and Dylan Collins Sophomores: Sophie Wigent and Dylan Collins Juniors: Courtney Van Lente and Emmett Williams King and Queen Candidates: Natalie Hart, Aleigha Jackson, McKenna Kirksey, Julia Pepple, and Marleigh Schultz Aidan Bethea, Reise Bulat, Caden Burdick, Ian Coleman, Wyatt Epple Final voting will take place the week of Winterfest!
14 days ago, Christina Powers
So much to celebrate at WHS! Check it out! https://www.smore.com/b4s1j
14 days ago, Christina Powers
Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Friday, Feb 9th. My name is Jacob Schaefer and I am your Friday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is Ham & Cheese Sandwich Tuesday’s Breakfast is: Maple Pancake & Sausage Stick Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Marshall Smith Cole Getz Dennis Frazier Alex Riley Talynn Davis Alanna Pecharich Jordan Peek Kenzie Webster Come get your prize from the office. FRESHMEN–YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED a message about Winterfest from your class advisers. Check your email. If you plan on attending any of the following field trips, you must get your permission slip in next week. Pick it up in the counseling office: Feb 15th Stryker in Kalamazoo FEB 23rd SMC Niles campus for robotics and welding FEB 27th Cook Power Plant for welding Students, WHS is teaming up with south school to help them with their Cereal Box Domino Challenge! You can put the donated cereal boxes in the office, guidance counselor office, and in Mrs. Brant’s room! This event ends the15th. SENIORS: Check your email from Mrs. Powers and submit the Google Form for your FREE Senior T-Shirt size. Also stop by Mrs. Tyler’s office to sign either the “2” or the “4” for the back of the t-shirt. Please sign and submit the form by today! Attention all golfers. Golf season is just over a month away. If you are planning on playing or interested in learning more please see Coach Andrews by today for an information and sign up sheet. 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. Attention all interested track & field athletes, the season is almost here! Please stop by Mr. Corkins' or Mrs. Riedinger's room to sign up for the team! Pre-season track conditioning will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15. We are reviewing our PBIS expectations with technology this week with your 3rd hour class. There is no school on Monday due to mid winter break. Please grab a sack lunch on your way out of the building today. A phone alert will be sent home on Tuesday evening to all parents of students with failing grades. 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!
14 days ago, Teri Richcreek
Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Thursday Feb 8th. My name is Julia Pepple and I am your Thursday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is Pulled Pork Sandwich Tomorrow’s breakfast is a banana bread slice Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Hailey Adams Miriam Feneley And Riley Smith Come get your prize from the office. FRESHMEN–YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED a message about Winterfest from your class advisers. Check your email. For the second straight night the Lady Panthers hit the court hosting Benton Harbor. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 15 to 7 first quarter lead and never looked back taking down the visiting Tigers 53 - 19. The Lady Panthers host another Tiger Friday night when the Allegan Tigers come to town. Game time is 6:00. Attention all interested track & field athletes, the season is almost here! Please stop by Mr. Corkins' or Mrs. Riedinger's room to sign up for the team! Pre-season track conditioning will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15. Students, WHS is teaming up with south school to help them with their Cereal Box Domino Challenge! You can put the donated cereal boxes in the office, guidance counselor office, and in Mrs. Brant’s room! This event ends the15th. SENIORS: Check your email from Mrs. Powers and submit the Google Form for your FREE Senior T-Shirt size. Also stop by Mrs. Tyler’s office to sign either the “2” or the “4” for the back of the t-shirt. Please sign and submit the form by Friday! We are reviewing our PBIS expectations with technology this week with your 3rd hour class. Attention all golfers. Golf season is just over a month away. If you are planning on playing or interested in learning more please see Coach Andrews by Friday for an information and sign up sheet. There is after school homework help TODAY. Any student can stay until 4:15 to do homework or get extra help. Voting for Winterfest representatives is now open and will close TODAY at noon. Check your school email for the voting form. There is a half day of school TOMORROW and no school Monday due to mid winter break. No PJs can be worn on Friday. Mr. Coburn is in the building today. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarships, please see him in the media center. Parent teacher conferences will take place TONIGHT between 4-7 PM. All students and parents are invited. You will pick up an updated progress report and you can meet with any or all of your teachers. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with parents. Enter through the cafe side doors. 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!
15 days ago, Teri Richcreek
ATTENTION FRESHMEN PARENTS! Winterfest theme for this year is "Panthers Freeze the Comets." We are to use the "Winter Wonderland" theme to decorate the freshman hallway. Please get ideas to Mrs. Simmons or email ideas to (Teresa) at tcollins698@gmail.com or (Kelli) kl078@hotmail.com. We need all ideas submitted no later than Monday so we can start getting supplies. We will be decorating the hallway Saturday 17th and/or Sunday 18. Once we finalize the date/time we will communicate that with the students and post on our Facebook page, Watervliet HS Class of 2027. Freshman class will be having a class fundraiser at the Winterfest basketball games on Friday the 23rd. We will be selling "walking tacos" along with a drink for $5.00. You can see more information about this on our class facebook page, Watervliet HS Class of 2027. All profit will go into the freshman account to help pay for prom. If you would like to help by donating money, items or your time to this fundraiser please reach out to Kelli or Teresa. Many hands make light work!!! Thanks Teresa and Kelli
15 days ago, Christina Powers
COME OUT and support our wrestlers!
16 days ago, Christina Powers
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UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVE!
16 days ago, Christina Powers
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