***We've got Laker Spirit, yes we do! We've got the spirit, how 'bout you?
**Congrats, Laker FFA for another great year at state competition!
The Laker Greenhand Conduct of Meetings team won the state competition, Joel Diebel and Amy Leitch are FFA Stars of MI in Ag Business and Placement and Brandon Krohn received the 2014 MI FFA Outstanding Junior! We're so proud!
** Congrats to Connor Ewald and Shaylnn Smith, who won Excellence in Acting awards at the state one-act competition Feb. 14-15. We're proud of the entire team and Director Samantha Corrion for a stellar one-act season - you are all super stars!
Laker DK/Kindergarten Round-upLakers is hosting its DK/Kindergarten Round-up at 6 p.m. March 11 at the elementary school. Click the link above for a colorful flyer.
Lakers also will be offering tuition free/low cost preschool options for 3 and 4 year olds, and the preschool roundup also will be @ 6 p.m. March 11 at the elementary. Click here for more info: School Readiness Flyer Lakers 2014.pdf
**The Laker Beginning Band and Junior High Band are hosting a concert at 10:30 a.m. March 12 at the high school auditorium. Parents and others are welcome to attend.
On March 13 during the TFOTA Festival, the Laker Junior High band will perform at 3:40 p.m. and the High School band will perform at 7 p.m. at Lakers. At 1:30 p.m. that day, the Laker Choir will perform at USA for the choir festival. Come on out and see the talented Laker musicians!
**In a statewide ranking of schools by Bridge Magazine released in late January, Lakers ranks in the top 25 percent of all districts! In Huron and Tuscola counties, Lakers ranks 5th! Go Green! Go White!
***Now available on the Laker Elementary, Junior High, High School and Athletics pages: Listings of all the student activities offered! Check out the great enrichment opportunities Lakers has to offer your child, from sports to arts to leadership and more!
***Anyone who is interested and able to help with concessions during upcoming athletic and other events - please call Tara Lawrence at (989) 550-2494 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Red Wings 3.0 Club
Please click on the link below for the 3.0 club order form.
***A reminder from the Laker Technology Dept. - if a student removes his/her school iPad case or screen protector and the device is damaged, the student is responsible for full reimbursement. Those with questions about this policy can contact Scott Miklovic at email@example.com. Thank you! *Rachel's Challenge - Lakers is starting a chain reaction of kindness! Find out more in the "What's New" section below!
*(March) Laker DK/K round-up* Lakers is hosting its DK/Kindergarten Round-Up at 6 p.m. March 11 at the elementary. Click the "Laker DK/K round-up" link above for a colorful flyer to get more information. Lakers also is offering preschool options for 3 and 4 year olds, and the preschool round-up is March 11, as well. Click this link for more information: School Readiness Flyer Lakers 2014.pdf *(Jan) Laker JH SSEP experiment launch a success!* (UPDATED JAN. 9) Lakers is space bound! The launch for the Laker Junior High Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) experiment took place at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 9 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. Read more about this very exciting opportunity - and historical moment for Lakers - by clicking this link: Laker SSEP update for web.pdf
The "Lakers in Space" article, submitted by Lakers to the Huron Daily Tribune, details the SSEP team members' reactions to watching the rocket launch and what was going through their minds when the launch was postponed, again and again: Lakers in space.pdf
One small experiment. One giant experience for Laker-kind!
*The Laker Anchor Nov. 2013*
Check out the new e-newsletter, "The Laker Anchor," by clicking above. This e-newsletter will be published quarterly. To have future "Laker Anchor" e-newsletters emailed to you, please submit your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
*(Nov) Laker teachers do their own "hunt" Nov. 15!*
Some people brought home prize bucks Nov. 15, but Laker teachers spent the day in a different way - they hunted for improved instructional methods to help improve student achievement. They brought home a real prize - increased knowledge about instructional methods that will better prepare students for great success. Click the link above to visit the Professional Development page to find out more.
*(Nov) Laker Veteran's Day Program highlights
Click above for a 4 to 5-minute video highlighting portions of the 2013 Laker Veteran's Day program, which was very well attended. Retired Navy veteran Dorene Hill, who served in the VFW & American Legion Color Guard during the program, said it was a beautiful program and it helped teach youngsters about their country's military.
*(Oct.) Audit report shows some good news*
While the district planned to use some of its fund balance in the 2012-13 school year, it didn't have to dip as far as expected. Read more by clicking the link above.
*(Oct) What's for lunch at Lakers? Healthy fruits, veggies, etc.*
Click above for information on how Lakers works to make lunchtime healthy for students at all grade levels.
*(Oct) Laker student count up this fall*
Click above to find out about this year's enrollment.
(Sept) Millage amounts decreasing
Good news for Laker taxpayers - the millage amounts for the elementary bond and technology bond are decreasing this year. Click above to find out more!
*(Sept) Rachel's Challenge follow up
Click above to read about how Rachel's Challenge planted a seed to create positive changes in the school environment.
*(Sept.) Laker Elementary receives Building Healthy Communities grant
Grant is worth $50,000! Click above to see complete info about the grant, or click this "docx" link for a quick fact sheet: Healthy Communities Grant.docx
*(Sept) Laker parents - Please make sure Skyward account is updated!
As the new school year begins, please log into Skyward Family Access (click above) and make sure your contact information is up to date (phone, cell phone, email) so you can get phone, text and email blasts and other information the district will be sending out this school year. Thank you for your efforts to help us keep you informed! If you do not have a log in/password, please contact the school where your child(ren) attend: (989) 453-4600 (option 1 is secondary school, option 2 is elementary school).
*(Sept.) What is Rachel's Challenge?
(Updated Sept. 9 with new date for community assembly) Powerful national assembly coming to Lakers to kickstart positive character program. Fundraising is ongoing! Read article to find out more - click the link above!
*(Sept.) Watch the 'Laker Diamond' video and pass it on!
Those who know of someone trying to decide which school their children should attend in the Upper Thumb, have him/her watch this video (click above) and look at the pages of this website, including the other great videos on the main page and the individual school pages. The video also helps remind everyone in the Laker community just how special their school district is. Thank you for your continued support.
*(August) Lakers shows strong performance
Lakers received a "yellow" scorecard from the MDE in the state's new system of measuring school performance - the accountability scorecard. Also, Laker Elementary, Junior High and Elementary schools placed in the top half of all schools in the state in the Top to Bottom ranking. Read more by clicking above!
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Creating Waves in 2013-14!
See our "Points of Pride" pages for the elementary, junior high and high school by clicking on the individual school tabs above!