Lakeview Programs and Services
Services are available for students needing support to meet the state standards and benchmarks. If you feel your child would benefit from one of the support programs listed below, please contact your child’s teacher for more information.
Reading Programs and Support
- Lakeview's Literacy Partners provide a short-term intervention program for first grade students working below grade level in reading. It enables these at-risk students to make accelerated progress during approximately 12-20 weeks of daily individualized 30-minute lessons. The lessons are conducted on a one-to-one basis and tailored to the needs of the individual child.
- Lakeview's Title-I Program provides supplementary instruction to first and second grade students who are at risk of not meeting district core academic curriculum standards in reading. Small groups of students meet daily for thirty minutes of targeted instruction in reading strategies to build independent, life-long readers. Support for parents encouraging their young readers is provided as we work together toward student success in the area of literacy.
- Literacy Groups provide structured support by working with small groups of students. They meet daily for 30 minutes for ELA enrichment time. Students are broken up into small instructional groups based on skill area and differentiated instruction is provided by 2 At Risk aides.
Math Programs and Services
- Math Lab is a program designed to help children achieve success in math. Math Lab promotes curriculum goals in a small group setting. Skills are taught through games and other fun activities.
Additional Programs and Services
- Special education programs are available for students with special needs. The Resource Program offers students with greater needs the opportunity to spend part of the day in a classroom setting with fewer students where they receive small group instruction in reading, writing, and math.
- Our staff includes a special position funded through state aid at-risk money to help bridge the gap between home and school, building links to both our school and other community agencies. Small education groups study areas such as, anger management, divorce, friendship, social skills and self-esteem.
Points of Pride
- Lakeview's PTC (Parent-Teacher Committee) plays an active role in many aspects of the school programming. Not only does the PTC provide funding for a variety of activities such as, the Charm Program and PBIS initiatives, they also sponsored many events and assemblies. Students are treated to a carnival, birthday books, family nights and more.
- Family Nights are offered during the school year. They are centered around the curriculum areas of reading and math with technology incorporated as well. Families are treated to theme-related refreshments, and they discover new ways to practice skills and help their students keep learning while at home.
- Art teacher, Mrs. Kanine showcases an artist of the month which highlights the artwork of one student from each class. This provides a wonderful display of student talent at the school entrance.
- Lakeview School continues to utilize the philosophy and instructional strategies learned through the MiBliSi Grant, Michigan's Integrated Behavior & Learning Support Initiative. The purpose of this grant is to create a positive, safe learning environment in order to increase student success. This is done through an initiative called Positive Behavior Support which entails expected behavior being modeled, reward systems, and consequences for not following the rules.
- Lakeview has been awarded the "Green School" status each year since 2012-2013 and the staff works hard to educate students and families on how to take care of our environment.
- The Star Student of the Month award celebrates two students from each class who are nominated for showing outstanding safety, respect, and responsibility throughout Lakeview Elementary. These students are announced and honored during our morning assemblies.
- Lakeview Elementary partners with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital to provide health education to our students through Win With Wellness. Students receive several educational assemblies throughout the year and earn prizes for physical activity.
Mason County Family Link is a collaborative initiative between Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Gateway to Success Academy, United Way of Mason County, West Michigan Community Mental Health System, Department of Health and Human Services, Northwest Michigan Health Services, Staircase Youth Services, West Shore Community College and Pennies from Heaven Foundation.
This initiative supports student achievement by bringing together a range of agencies to provide needed services and support. It specifically includes staff that work on-site at Ludington Area School District.
Community Schools Coordinator – Provides coordinated access to health and human services within a school setting.
Site Team Clinician – Provides strength based, child centered and family focused counseling to student and/or their families who are not eligible to receive services through the local mental health agency.
Department of Health and Human Services Success Coach – Provides social services to students and works with families to help and identify a plan for self-sufficiency.
By bringing health and human services into the school building to serve children and families we can accomplish the following:
Increase support for students, families and schools;
Increase access to needed health and human services and other community supports
Promote opportunities that support students’ educational, social and emotional development; and redirect non-educational issues from the principals and teachers, so they can focus on educating children.
For more information contact Lynne Russell, Executive Director, United Way of Mason County at (231) 843-8593.