Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Wednesday February 7th. My name is Ella Harris and I am your Wednesday morning announcement reader. Today’s lunch is baked pasta with meat sauce. Tomorrow’s breakfast is cereal breakfast kit. Celebrating a birthday today are: Analia Alvarado and Logan Schaefer. Todays PBIS raffle winners for demonstrating respect, responsibility, and safety in the building are: Thomas Hess and Mackenzie Webster. Come get your prize in the main office. The Watervliet Lady Panthers started fast Tuesday night as they hosted the Rams of GA. After jumping out to a 15 - 6 first quarter lead, the Lady Panthers lost a little momentum in the middle two stanzas. They then turned up the defensive pressure and turned that pressure into points in the 4th quarter outscoring the Rams 14 - 2 to run away with a 46 - 31 home victory. Grace Chisek led the way with 18 points and reaching the 1000 point club joining Rachel Sheffer, Lisa Ashton, Samantha Dietz, Nicole Winter, Kim Gear, and Kim Carney and the 7th Lady Panther to reach 1000 career points. Nice WIN Lady Panthers, and congrats to Grace. The Lady Panthers host Benton Harbor Wednesday night at 5:30. 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 tomorrow. Any student can stay until 4:15 to do homework or get extra help. If you need a bus ride home, email Ms. Powers today. Voting for Winterfest representatives is now open and will close TOMORROW at noon. Check your school email for the voting form. There is a half day of school this coming Friday and no school Monday due to mid winter break. No PJs can be worn on Friday. Mr. Coburn is in the building today and tomorrow. If you need help with your FAFSA or scholarships, please see him in the media center. Parent teacher conferences will take place this Thursday 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. Congratulations to the TOP TEN for the class of 2024: Tia Caldwell Lauren Laws Chase Tremblay Wyatt Epple Grace Chisek Morgan Lowell Lyvia Summers Ella Harris Melissa Cardozo-Aviles Natalie Hart Congratulations to the Greg Chisek Senior Scholars for the Class of 2024 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 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!
17 days ago, Teri Richcreek
CONGRATULATIONS FRESHMEN! 9th GRADE PRINCIPAL'S LIST Hailey Adams Angelica Daisy Miriam Feneley Sienna Harris Katelynn Kostrzewa Kalyn Manley Maycie Medlin Claire Moore Joelle Petnick Allison Poole Trinity Reese Shelby Schlipp Vivienne Sexton Mackenzie Webster 9th GRADE HONOR ROLL (3.0+) Aaron Alvarado Mackenzie Birmele Ashton Coleman Braydon Collins Norma Gutierrez Abbie Hayes Ava Hobson Hanna Ice Elizabeth Leblang Lucy Logsdon Hanna Lomoro Leanna Lovell Olivia Mitchell Emma Owens Alanna Pecharich Liliana Perez Naduleigh Robart Landon Schlipp Nolan Sells Sofie Shafer Elizabeth Torres Megan Tucker Isaiah Wendt Aiden Wolford
17 days ago, Christina Powers
CONGRATULATIONS SOPHOMORES! 10th GRADE PRINCIPAL'S LIST (All A's) Ana Aguilera Gallegos Isabella Bultema Moeko Crago Kelsey Howell Marissa Lowell Christopher Parkhurst Benjamin Ruland Addison Smith Austin Tomes Leila Wells 10th GRADE HONOR ROLL (3.0+) Phoenix Anderson Kaitlyn Angelo Giovanni Ayala Emy Baldwin Alina Bell Nora Billings Skyler Blaylock Julian Cardoso Ezequiel Cardozo Aviles Karla Cervantes Evihn DeJonge Natalaya Desjardin Joel Doerr Madison Eberhard Ariana Ellsworth Dennis Frazier Felipe Garcia Ella Geisler Sophia Grear Nathan Harasewicz Aubrey Hayes Akira Hill Ella Isbrecht Caleb Jewell Kendal Kiefer Abigail Klopp Landon Layer Samuel Milham Adileni Moron Jacob Pleyer Gabriel Richards Brooklyn Richardson Kassandra Riggs Jessica Rudell Issabella Sanchez William Sherrard Jacob Shunkwiler Brenden Strong Brayden Symonds Keira Tremblay Dimetric White Brianna Zwar
17 days ago, Christina Powers
CONGRATULATIONS JUNIORS! 11th GRADE PRINCIPAL'S LIST (All A's) Nicole Bender Alyssa Brown Makena Edelberg Lucas Isbrecht Tyler Kuehl Daniel Mandujano Kimberly Romero Chairez Hector Salguero Lilly Summers Natalie Van Lente Susannah Weckwerth Gabrielle Wisdom 11th GRADE HONOR ROLL (3.0+) Tyler Asakevich Alyssa Briley Sydnee Enders Owen Epple Emma Ferguson Kendall Goodrich Zackary Gruszczyk Kayden Harrington Chaz Hart Maecy Howard Aubrey James Erick Jimenez Anastasia Kobow Chelsea Lange Ayana Marshall Angel Nearpass Riley Preston Jacob Querfurth Logan Schaefer Jocelyn Solis Kyra Sullivan Zoe Thornsbury Courtney Van Lente Tanner VanNeil Kendra Washington Emmett Williams Clorisa Worley Jorge Zuniga
17 days ago, Christina Powers
CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS! 12th GRADE PRINCIPAL'S LIST (ALL A's) Melissa Cardozo Aviles Grace Chisek Landin Fuller Ella Harris Aleigha Jackson Lauren Lovell Morgan Lowell Elsa Perez Cruz Olivia Price Anslie Saylor Jacob Schaefer Chase Tremblay Nova Wise 12th GRADE HONOR ROLL (3.0+) Aiden Bethea Reise Bulat Tia Caldwell Robert Carlson Megan Cox Samuel Crago Paige Culberson Jerry Davis Wyatt Epple Bianca Freeman Ado Geegan Devin Geisler Ellie Golden Johanna Granados Tara Halamka Natalie Hart Alex Hicks Hailey Hutchens Harley Ice McKenna Kirksey Lydia Koshar Lauren Laws Abigail Lomoro Michael Melcher Jacob Milham Matthew Morgan Savanah Nearpass Amara Olexa Benjamin Parritt Julia Pepple Raquel Perez Julie Rudell Marleigh Schultz Aleah Sexton Anya Sexton Kameron Smith Lyvia Summers Trevor Tavolacci Abigail Whorton Taylor Woollett Hailey Yerington Yuria Zalcedo Salcedo Connor Zwar
17 days ago, Christina Powers
We are ONE week away from the application deadline for the Early Middle College. This is a fantastic opportunity for WHS Sophomores to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate's Degree from Lake Michigan College at no cost. Email or call Mrs. Dawson with questions or concerns! https://www.berrienresa.org/programs/berrien-early-middle-college
17 days ago, Christina Powers
Panthers are reviewing TECHNOLOGY EXPECTATIONS in classes this week. Please discuss these expectations with your child at home!
18 days ago, Christina Powers
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WHS parent/teacher conferences are this Thursday. Please join us with your child!
18 days ago, Christina Powers
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THANK YOU MRS. DAWSON for all that you do to support the Panthers at WHS! We are lucky to have you !
18 days ago, Christina Powers
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Parent Newsletter link for this week ! Lots to celebrate! https://www.smore.com/z6mgj
21 days ago, Christina Powers
This week, students in Art I began their adventures in ceramics by learning vocabulary and making pinch pots. Second year art students finished their time with clay with a creative writing assignment. They each wrote a narrative telling the back story of their ugly jug.
21 days ago, Teri Richcreek
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YOUR JUNIOR January 2024 Student of the Month --Jocelyn Solis! My family consists of my mom, dad, and my 3 older sisters and 1 younger sister. I would say my favorite subject is anatomy because I have found what we learned in that class really interesting and fun. My favorite teacher would be Mrs. O’Toole because this is my second year having her for a different class and she has always been helpful and gives us a fun way to learn the new material in her class. I am currently not involved in any sports. In my free time I spend time with family and friends. My plans after high school is to go to college for either sonography or radiology. I am proud to be a panther because they provide many great opportunities for our interest and are a very encouraging community.
22 days ago, Christina Powers
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Good Morning Watervliet Panthers! Today is Friday February 2nd. My name is Jacob Schaefer and I am your Friday morning announcement reader. Today's lunch is an all beef hot dog. Monday’s breakfast is: cereal breakfast kit Celebrating a birthday today is: Tyler Woodson We are reviewing our PBIS expectations in the auditorium this week with your 3rd hour class. The Watervliet Wrestlers went to Galesburg-Augusta High School Wednesday evening, and came away with a pair of victories in team duals. In their first matchup, the Panthers took out the Parchment Panthers by a score of 48-24. Watervliet won every contested match in the dual, with Parchment only scoring by voids when we didn't have a wrestler for the weight class. Braizen Robart, Julian Velez, Sophie Wigent, and Luke Isbrecht all won their matches by pin. The Panthers followed that up by defeating the hosting Rams by a team score of 42-30. We would win 3 of 4 contested matches in this dual, with Julian, Luke, and Braizen all pinning their opponents once again. The team will travel to Constantine on Saturday to compete in the SAC Conference Tournament. All students are asked to complete our annual student survey in your third hour class. Your third hour teacher has a link. We will be sharing out and reviewing your responses in order to improve upon the programming, and climate at the high school. Please complete the survey and give us your honest feedback. Parent teacher conferences will take place next Thursday 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. There is an optional field trip to Stryker in Kalamazoo on Feb 15th in the morning. Students will hear personal stories about different career paths that are available in manufacturing at Stryker. There will be fun demonstrations of the equipment and products. If you are interested, sign up in the counseling office and pick up a permission slip. Also on Feb 23rd, there is an optional field trip to the SMC campus in Niles to learn more about the profession of welding. Again, pick up a permission slip on the main office if you would like to attend. The first phone alert for any student with a failing grade for the new semester will be sent home Next Monday Feb 5th. It’s time for a dual enrollment grade check. All dual enrolled students please show Mrs. Tyler your grades as soon as possible. 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!
22 days ago, Teri Richcreek
The High School Student Council is running a braided bread fundraiser now through March 8. We need each member to sell at least 5 items for this fundraiser to be a success! To order, see any Student Council member or visit our online store here! https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/9e8185fc-7a1a-4a57-bf15-71853ec32b1d
22 days ago, Christina Powers
Click on this link to buy a senior T-shirt for a WHS Senior. https://forms.gle/meUF3shVFCPV7TiW6
22 days ago, Christina Powers
Click on this link to buy a senior T shirt for WHS staff and family members of senior students. https://forms.gle/tKopTpPHWFEdsX5t9
22 days ago, Christina Powers
YOUR FRESHMAN January 2024 Student of the Month is Angelica Daisy! My mother is Cambodian and my father is from English and German descent. They run a small Nursery business, but sell strawberries in the summer months. My favorite subject is world history, because I like to learn about all the unique people in history and their religions. I do not have a favorite teacher, they are all wonderful! I'm not in any sports or clubs. I like to eat, watch movies, play games, workout, and play with my dog in my free time. I plan on joining a military branch, and then after my required service time has ended, I might go to University if I don't want to continue my service. I'm proud to be a WHS Panther, because in my opinion this is a great school!
22 days ago, Christina Powers
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YOUR SOPHOMORE January 2024 Student of the Month is Eli Alsup! I have 3 parents, my mom Alicia Hutchins who works at WV Hospital in the surgery department as an Anesthesia technician, my dad Nate Hutchins who is married to my mom and owns and operates Mr. Clean’s Cleaning and Restoration, and my Dad Eric Wade who works in sales at KTM. I have 2 siblings, Noah Hutchins who is in 6th grade at WV MS, and Grace Hutchins who is in kindergarten at Grace Christian School. My favorite subject in school is lunch because I am a hungry, hungry boy and they starve me at home. Just kidding, I eat plenty. I don’t I have a favorite teacher I like them all in their own certain ways. I belong to the Watervliet Football and Basketball team. In my free time I like listening to all genres music. My plans for after high school is still to be determined, stay for the journey and you’ll find out.
22 days ago, Christina Powers
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YOUR SOPHOMORE January 2024 Student of the Month--Issabella Sanchez! I live with my parents, Virginia and Rigoberto. I have a younger sister in Middle School and she's in sixth grade. My favorite subject has been History, because the teacher makes it interesting and fun. My favorite teacher this year has been Mr. Linderman, because he always made me feel welcomed and interacted with the class making it a fun learning experience. Since this is my first year at Watervliet, I haven't joined any sports or clubs, but I am hoping to join some soon. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. My plans after High School is to attend college and become a Traveling Nurse or an Ultrasound Technician. I'm proud to be a WHS Panther because we are a supportive community and can all count on each other!
22 days ago, Christina Powers
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YOUR JUNIOR January 2024 Student of the Month--Lucas Isbrecht! My family consists of my Mom, Dad, and 3 brothers, Alex, Nathan, and JT. My two older brothers, Alex and Nathan, both currently attend GVSU, and my younger brother, JT, is a middle schooler. My favorite subject has been AP Calculus because it is not an easy class that you can just pass without trying and requires a decent amount of effort. My favorite teacher has been my math professor, Dr. Blackburn because she always wants us to succeed and understand the material she teaches us. I will be a three-sport athlete this year, and I am involved in cross-country, wrestling, and will be making my grand return to track this year. I am also involved in the National Honors Society. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games with friends or doing homework. After high school, I plan to attend a 4-year university, but I have not decided where I will attend. I am proud to be a WHS panther because of all the opportunities I have that others may not.
22 days ago, Christina Powers
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