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 Board of Education has hired former Laker teacher/coach/athletic director Mark Weidman as the Dean of Students for the secondary school, starting Jan. 4. He will serve in this position until the end of the school year. He will handle student and staff support duties, including student discipline. "This is a neat opportunity to go back to work at a place where I am familiar with the people and the surroundings," Weidman said. "I am thankful for this opportunity to work with students again, to mentor and guide them. I really enjoy interactions with students and helping them develop and succeed in life." A Laker grad, he taught at Lakers for 31 years and coached a variety of sports during that time. For 2 1/2 years, he served as athletic director. Welcome back, Mr. Weidman!
Fruit, nuts & candy sales:
The FFA will be selling fruit, nuts and candy from Oct. 19-Nov 20. The delivery is expected to take place Dec. 8.
Please contact an FFA member or call the school at 989-453-4600 ext. 261 to place an order.
Come enjoy a wonderful production of one of the greatest fairytales of all time - Cinderella. The Laker Theater Troupe will be presenting a Cinderella musical Nov. 19-22 at the Laker High auditorium. The musical will begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per student (K-12). Get swept up in the magic!
Kudos to Keegan Valentine and Taylor Kady! Click on the "more" link for the story as printed in the Huron Daily Tribune:More
The holiday season would not be complete without the music! Come get into the festive spirit of the season at the Laker Fine Arts Christmas concert, which will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. All of the junior high and high school bands will perform, along with the choir and the strings group. Our students are working hard on the music, so come on out and listen to their talents!
Jason Parmenter of Quad N Productions has portraits for sale of Laker band members and action shots from Laker varsity football games and varsity soccer games (vs. USA), along with AYSO soccer pictures and more. Prints are available to order from www.quadnproductions.shootproof.com through November 25th. Select "Local Pickup/School Route" when checking out, and the prints will be delivered for you to pick up from the school in 2-3 weeks. That way, you don't need to pay shipping charges. The pics would make some great gifts! Check out the pictures today!
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Lady Lakers basketball teams (junior varsity and varsity) will play the Harbor Beach Pirates at Harbor Beach, and the evening will include a toy drive to support the Huron County Toys for Tots program. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and place it in the toy drop box located by the admission table. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.
“Every Child Deserves a Little Christmas.”
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.
On August 4, Comcast announced its Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest high-speed Internet program for low-income families, has connected more than 500,000 families, or more than 2 million Americans, to the power of the Internet in their homes. The program provides Internet service for $9.95 per month plus tax, along with the option to buy an Internet-ready computer for less than $150, and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online and in person. Some enhancements have been made to this program, such as doubling the service's download Internet speed from 5 Mbps to 10 Mbps for no additional cost and offering a free Wi-Fi router. Eligible families must have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch program. For more information, click on the "more" link or call 1-855-846-8376.
If you have an idea/suggestion regarding a program at the junior high/high school, either academic or extracurricular, please contact a teacher (see the "staff" tab above) or contact Principal Brian Keim. We welcome your input! 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
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
Need help? Call 1-800-273 -TALK (8255)
Click here for the Yellow Ribbon website.
Internet scholarships - free Internet
Apply for an Internet Scholarship through REMC 10 - it could mean free Internet service!
ISE Foreign Exchange program
You hold the key to opening up the eyes of a student from a foreign country - and opening up a whole new world for this student as well as your own family and school district. How? By being a host family for a foreign exchange student for one or two semesters through the ISE program. Click above to find out more. Start an exciting journey for you and your family!