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Lakeview High School Principal Gary Jensen helped present the idea of a “social success coach” to Board of Education members at Monday evening’s meeting. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview schools talk ‘success coach’

Administrators at Lakeview Community Schools are making a concerted effort to help the system’s “at risk” students succeed, both academically and socially. Few avenues are being ignored when it comes to advancing the academic standing of the elementary, middle and high schools. In past years, the school has attempted to serve at risk students by hiring new teaching staff. This practice, according to Superintendent Kyle Hamlin, has not been entirely successful. The problem, he says, is that new teachers wind up dealing with all the same social problems as the old — poor attendance, lack of parental involvement, disruptive behavior.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 14, 2014

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Edmore Village Council President Chet Guild, center, listens during the public comment segment of Monday night’s meeting. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Edmore Village Council to interview 3 manager finalists

After firing their last village manager, the Edmore Village Council is on the search for a new one. The village council will interview three finalists at a special meeting at 7 p.m. next Monday night. The three finalists are James Lower of Ionia, James Moreno of Mount Pleasant and Alan Richard of Howard City.

The Virtual Learning Center in Lakeview typically provides hands-on study facilities to anywhere from three to 15 students simultaneously, though there is room for more. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Virtual Learning Center provides options for Lakeview students

In even the best school systems, some students fall through the cracks. Some schools offer alternative education programs, some don’t. Some of those programs are successful and some aren’t. Despite all efforts, each year schools are faced with a percentage of students who just can’t seem to make it through to graduation day. These are the students the Virtual Learning Center, which opened this year in Lakeview, seeks to help.

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Curtis Foundation revokes Edmore’s park grant money

The Glenn D. & Nita Curtis Foundation has revoked $27,500 in grant funding from Edmore due to village council members not following required procedures.

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Funeral Notices for Oct. 13, 2014

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Lakeview’s Sadie Massie, left, tries to drive past Montabella’s Taylor Smith during a game Feb. 24. - File photo

Lakeview’s Massie to play hoops at Ferris State

Sadie Massie knew all along she wanted to go to Ferris State University when she graduates from Lakeview. Now her basketball scholarship will take care of the classes and books.

Lakeview’s Sadie Massie, right, tries to put an attack past the block of Cedar Springs’ Sydney Plummer (2) and Brooke Bennett, middle, during the Morley Stanwood Invitational Saturday. - Chip Burch

Tri County falls to host Mohawks

Tri County’s volleyball team had a chance to pull off an upset of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks at the Mohawks’ own invitational Saturday. But Morley Stanwood, ranked fifth in the state in Class C by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association, ended up with a 25-21, 25-8 win over the Vikings.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Oct. 11

CC-Crystal 3-3: The Eagles competed at the Ithaca Sweetheart tournament on Saturday and won the Silver bracket championship with a 3-3 record on the day…

Baldwin Heights Elementary School students, officials and the family of Micah Maroney, center, have teamed up to help fund covering the largest portion of the playground with wood chips, which are much more navigable for Micah’s wheelchair than the pea stones currently there. A GoFundMe account was set up Sunday with a goal of $2,000 and by Friday afternoon it had already exceeded that, reaching more than $2,700. Micah is shown here with her first grade classmates. — Daily News/Curtis Wildfong

At Greenville school, ‘we have each others’ backs’

Diagnosed at 16 months with spinal muscular atrophy, which deteriorates muscle and impairs mobility, now 6-year-old Micah Moroney hasn’t let the debilitating disease hold her back. The sociable first grader best enjoys spending time with her friends, especially at school. And when the wheels of her electric wheelchair hit the pea stones which cover a vast majority of Baldwin Heights Elementary School’s outdoor playground and sank in, she was devastated she couldn’t continue on with her friends.