Please click on the "more" link for information.More Independent Bank is giving away a total of $20,000 to schools for art/music/theater programs. They will be giving $5,000 to four schools - we want Laker High School to be one of them! Vote for Laker High once per day. Voting ends May 16.
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U.S. News and World Report has named Laker High as a bronze medal school. Only 20 percent of schools across the nation were deemed as bronze schools - this is a great honor. It's based on the fact that Laker students performed better than the state average on the 2012-13 Michigan Merit Exam reading and math assessments. The performance of economically disadvantaged students was factored in, as well. Kudos to our hard working, dedicated staff and students for this honor. For more information, visit this website.
The Laker FFA is selling hanging geranium baskets for spring! These baskets are a great way to decorate your home and they make great gifts. The sale is going now through May 7. Price per basket is $12 or buy five or more and get them for $10 each. The hours Monday through Friday are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jordan Maust is the 2016 Laker High School valedictorian and Mariah Cook is the salutatorian. We are very proud of all they have accomplished! We know they'll do marvelous things once they leave our doors in the spring.
Click on the "more" link for the details. For those who would like to attend, please email Stephanie Segroves by clicking here.More
There will be a mandatory meeting for those interested in playing jv or varsity girls basketball in the 2016-17 school year. The meeting will be at 1 p.m. May 15 in the high school gym. This is for girls in grades 9-12.
The Laker Elementary PTOC Spiritwear Sale is on now through May 6. Many awesome Laker items are available for women, men and youth. This fundraiser helps support Laker Elementary programs and activities, such as field trips. Happy shopping! Click on this link and enter the code LAKERS2016.
Celebrate arts at Lakers! The annual Fine Arts Night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. May 19 at Laker High School. High school and junior high artwork will be on display, and all of the bands will perform. The Laker Strings Group also will play some tunes. Other awesome performances will be presented, too - come on out and see what great talents our students possess!
Great news! After a comprehensive external review process, Laker High School was granted Full Accreditation by AdvancEd on March 23. Members of the AdvancEd review team spent two days on campus reviewing achievement data, observing classrooms, and interviewing students, staff and community members before announcing their findings to members of the LHS staff. The accreditation report gave the school high marks in the areas of leadership and vision, teaching and learning, and utilization of resources. Laker High will now enter into a new five-year cycle, which will focus on new school improvement goals. Congratulations to our staff, students and parents who made this recognition possible.
Allison Ellis, of the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), is the Success Coach for the Pathways to Potential Program and she serves Laker Schools three days a week. She's at the secondary school on Mondays and Tuesdays and is at the elementary on Wednesdays. Click on the "more" link to read about this very valuable program that not many schools in this area have. More Laker Secondary School has received a Michigan School Wellness Bronze Award for the work it does to promote student wellness every day, including services offered through the Laker Wellness Clinic.
A special ceremony for winning schools took place May 13 at the Michigan State Capitol building, where Lakers received a plaque and a certificate. We are so appreciative of Scheurer Hospital for partnering with us in offering many of the wellness services students receive.
Pictured below are state Sen. Phil Pavlov, nurse practitioner Brenda Kretzschmer and RN Brooke McNabb from Scheurer Hospital/Laker Wellness Center, Laker Secondary School Principal Brian Keim and state Rep. Edward Canfield.
In addition, Laker Secondary School and the Laker Wellness Center are featured on the Michigan Healthy School Success Story website. Click on the "more" link below to view the article.
Check out this Facebook page created by Laker alum Galen Miller. It is dedicated to the spirit of the inspirational messages within the Rachel's Challenge program (including Rachel's Legacy and Chain Reaction).More We need you! If you've ever thought about becoming a subsitute teacher, now is a great time to do so. Click on the "More" link to get started on the application process with Professional Educational Services Group. Lakers recently increased its pay rate from $75 to $80 a day for its substitute teachers.More Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com
As a strong supporter of this registry, we would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
Need help? Call 1-800-273 -TALK (8255)
Click here for the Yellow Ribbon website.
Laker High School will develop in all students the ability to live and learn in an ever-changing and diverse world; to master academic and technological skills; to communicate, cooperate and work as a team; and to think critically and be effective problem solvers.
Laker High School is accredited through AdvancEd, which allows the school to provide the highest level of educational excellence and is a distinction of quality. Click this link for more info: AdvancEd