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UPDATE FROM THE PRINCIPAL JULY 11, 2022

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SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

Breakfast & Lunch will be available starting June 13th. Breakfast will be served from 7:15 till 10:30 am and Lunch will be available from 11:00 till 1:15, Monday through Thursday. Exception, no Meals on Monday, July 4th.


All meals will need to be eaten on-site, sorry government rules for this summer. We will be putting up signs outside over the next few days. Meals are available at all schools, students may go to the school closest to their homes to eat. All meals served will be on the same menu at all locations.


Parents are welcome to bring any child, children of any age, regardless if they are the child's parent or not. Meals are for children only, if an adult would like to purchase a meal, the cost for a breakfast would be $2.80 and $5.15 for a lunch. Again, sorry, government-funded programming.

SUMMER SCHOOL CONTINUES

Summer school has had a terrific turn out this summer with many students participating and recovering credits. We are in the final week of session #1. Session #2 will run from July 18th--August 11th. There is space for additional high school students to join session #2 in order to recover any lost credit. Summer school runs Monday -Thursday from 8-12 here at the high school. Both breakfast and lunch are provided. Transportation is also provided for students who may need it. Students must attend face to face in order to participate. If you would like to see your child added to summer school for session #2, please email Ms. Powers at cpowers@watervlietps.org or call at 269.463.0734.

FRESHMEN ORIENTATION DAY

Dear Freshman Parent/Guardian,


Happy Summer! I hope that this communication finds you and your family safe and enjoying summer break. I am reaching out to make you and your incoming Freshman aware of our agenda for the 22-23 Freshmen Orientation Day!


Originally, it was communicated that the Freshmen Orientation Day was scheduled for August 22nd. However, due to presenter availability, the date has been changed to:


Tuesday, August 23rd from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM–FRESHMEN ORIENTATION DAY AT WHS


The purpose of this day is to prepare your child for and equip him/her with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful first year at the high school. Your child will be assigned and work with a small group of WHS Senior mentors on this day and throughout the course of the school year, as well.

The agenda for the day is outlined below:


10:45-11:00 AM Student Drop Off to the Cafeteria (email Ms. Powers if bus transportation is needed to school)

11:00-11:30 AM Student Check-In, Get Name Tag, Pick Up Class of 2026 T-Shirt; Lunch also provided in the cafeteria.

11:30-12:00 PM Class Assembly in the Cafeteria.

12:00-5:00 PM students will participate in the following rotations in small groups and participate in games and activities with their Senior mentors:

  • Technology Expectations and the Use of CANVAS

  • Michigan Merit Curriculum, Graduation Plans, and the Credit System

  • Expectations of the Student Handbook

  • Van Buren Technology Center and Dual Enrollment Opportunities

  • Early Middle College and Berrien County Career Technical Education Opportunities

  • Pick Up a Class Schedule, Try out a Locker, Tour the Building, Learn how to get Breakfast and Lunch

  • Meet with Student Athletes and Learn about the Clubs and Sports available at WHS.

5:00-6:00 PM Parents Arrive; Dinner provided for parents and freshmen, scavenger hunt for students and raffle prize drawing for attendees

6:00-7:00 PM Parent/Student Assembly in the Auditorium with Craig Tornquist

7:00-7:15 PM Chromebook and Charger Pick Up before leaving


It is our hope that all incoming freshmen will be able to participate in this day’s events. If your child needs transportation to school, please email me at cpower@watervlietps.org or call at 269.463.0734. If your child is not able to participate in this event, he/she will pick up his/her materials at our annual Open House on August 24th between 4-6 PM. An additional Parent Orientation presentation to the high school for parents will also be held on Wednesday, August 24th at 6 PM in the high school media center if you missed it in May. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about this the event, or anything in this letter, please feel free to reach out to me at the high school office.

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

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2022-2023 Calendar Dates

Take a look at the list of high school calendar dates for next year. These are both the building and district dates. Additional dates have been added since the last time this calendar was sent home. Please take a look and mark your calendar for important dates. Feel free to contact the high school office with any questions or concerns.

MARKING PERIOD #1

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MARKING PERIOD #2

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STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE PRINCIPAL

Student input and feedback is always important at the high school. We are in search of students to serve on the Student Advisory Council to the Principal for the 22-23 school year. All students have been emailed this invitation to participate. Please see the flyer below with more information. Encourage your child to reach out to Ms. Powers with interest.

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PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE PRINCIPAL

Parent/guardian input and feedback is always important at the high school. We are in search of parents to serve on the Student Advisory Council to the Principal for the 22-23 school year. All meetings are both in person and virtual. Please see the flyer below with more information. Mark your calendar now to attend these meetings and provide your input.

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BERRIEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS NIGHT SCHEDULE 22-23

Each month throughout the school year, the high school hosts and provides educational sessions for parents on a variety of topics aimed at preparing students for life after high school.These presentations will again take place during the 22-23 school year. Please take a look at the flyer below and mark your calendar for important sessions that you would like to attend. As always, you are welcome to reach out to the high school office with questions or concerns.

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JOB POSTING: SCIENCE TEACHER

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JOB POST: HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

Watervliet Public Schools

JUL 05, 2022


Watervliet Public Schools is seeking an outstanding Science Teacher at Watervliet High School.

Required Qualifications

  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate

  • Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education

  • DI (Integrated Science), or DX (Science) Endorsement

  • Must Be Highly Qualified According to NCLB Standards

More information about this position and how to apply may be found below:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IwR4bo2Q-vFlXvzya47-uISygyVN7ke0-RN7s_QVHWo/edit

Youth Football Camp

Come out and join our High School Players and Coaching Staff for our Youth Football Camp

Wednesday, July 20th (12:00-3:00)

Children entering grades one through six are eligible to participate.

We will break down both Offensive and Defensive positions with Drills and Activities.

$25 per Participant (Includes a Camp T-shirt) - Pay at Camp
Checks to Watervliet Football

In order to ensure T-shirts - Registration must be made by July 3rd.

WPS STAFF ENJOYS END-OF-THE-SCHOOL-YEAR COOKOUT


The staff at Watervliet Public Schools was treated to a Hawaiian-themed cookout last week, complete with grilled barbecued pineapple skewers and virgin Piña Coladas. Many thanks to the Board of Education members and the administrators who cooked and served the food, and special thanks to Deah Muth who organized the event.

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JULY BREAKFAST MENU

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JULY LUNCH MENU

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