09-27-2018 School news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Maverick Hauch born in December 2017 to Ashley and Christopher Hauch of Dallas, Texas. Little Maverick’s grandparents are Tina & Tom Lentz and Christine & Mark Parker. He is one of 16 great-grandchildren for Merlin & Jackie Hauch of Watervliet. Maverick is also a great-grandson of Mary Jo McClanahan. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, September 27 JV & Varsity Volleyball at Constantine, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football at Delton-Kellogg High School, 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 28 SWM Vocal Festival Workshop at Western Michigan University, 8:00 a.m.; Panther Dash-Run-Walk at North School; HOMECOMING (Holidays with the Panthers) activities, all buildings; Varsity Football home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29 Berrien County Invitational Cross Country MS/HS Meet, hosted by Watervliet at Riverview Park, St. Joseph, 9:00 a.m.; Marching Band Friends and Family performance, TBA Monday, October 1 7th & 8th Grade Maroon volleyball at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; Freshman Volleyball at Hartford, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 Freshman Volleyball, Home vs. New Buffalo, 5:00 p.m.; JV & Varsity Volleyball at Gobles, 5:30 p.m.; MS Cross Country Jamboree at Kalamazoo Christian, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 Elementary PTO Meeting at North, 5:30 p.m.; MS Football, Home vs. Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball at South Haven, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Niles, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball at St. Joseph, 4:30 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Constantine, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 5 Mid Marking Period Progress Reports; South School Spirit Day; North School Instrument Demo; Varsity Football at Constantine, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6 Band at Portage Northern MCBA Competition; All 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament at Home, 9:00 a.m.; All 7th Grade Volleyball at Coloma Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; HS & MS Cross Country at Portage Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL… “Students of the Week” for the week of September 17 – 21 are (from the left) 9th Grade – Lyra Sisk, student of Virgil & Alice Cook; 10th Grade – Mercedes Requenes, student of Angelica Requenes; 11th Grade – Kyle Manning, student of Kevin & Pamela Manning; 12th Grade – Tyler Spalding, student of Curt & Wendy Spalding. To become a “Student of the Week”, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: Getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the High School front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Lakeland certified by Joint Commission for Hip and Knee Replacements

The Joint Commission recently awarded Lakeland Health with Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements. Certification, awarded for a two-year period, helps organizations develop consistent communication and collaboration among all health care providers involved in the care of the patient – including pre-surgical consultation with the orthopedic surgeon, intraoperative care, hospitalization or admission, rehabilitation activities, and follow-up visits.

“We are pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission as it is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective patient care,” added Kenneth Edwards, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of Surgical Services. “The orthopedic quality and safety metrics at Lakeland compare well with some of the most highly regarded hospitals in the nation. Patients can be confident they are receiving the highest quality of care without ever having to travel outside of southwest Michigan.” In order to achieve certification, Lakeland Health underwent a rigorous, onsite survey during which a team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas of orthopedic care including surgical site infection rates, fall rates, enhanced patient education, length of stay, early ambulation, and pain management.