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Announcements

*Laker Trunk or Treat event UPDATE*

Due to expected poor weather conditions, the Laker Trunk or Treat event preceding the playoff  game will take place indoors. Candy will be  handed out starting at 5 p.m. in the gym. The eighth grade walking taco fundraiser dinner will be in the cafeteria. If Laker students who don't want to dress up in costume come to the Trunk or Treat event all decked out in Laker gear, they can participate in the event. By the way, Laker students will need to pay $5 per ticket for the playoff game. For further info, click on the "more" link.    More

Want to earn a free season sports pass??

Laker parents! Work at a concession stand and earn points toward a season sports pass! Click the "more" link below for more info! For the football playoff game(s), the points will be doubled for those who work at a concession stand. You don't need to work a whole shift to earn points. Remember - the Laker Athletic Booster concession proceeds all go back to our students. Call Agnes at 989-553-1506 to find out more!More

Laker Homecoming Dress Up Days - a simple scrapbook

Here is a little collection of pictures from dress up days during Homecoming Week. These are pictures that were not posted on our Facebook page. 




2014 Laker Homecoming pep assembly highlight video

Click on the "more" link to watch the video, which features some of the silliness from the pep assembly. The video was edited by students Tyler S. and Ethan E., both eighth graders.  More

Healthercise fundraiser to benefit Laker clinic

Strength training. Aerobics. Yoga. Kickboxing...and more. Come get a taste of all of these activities at the Healthercise fundraiser offered by the Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Laker HS gym. Click the "more" link to find out more! More

Tutoring times 2014-15

Tutoring is available on a voluntary basis for all students at the times and locations listed below:

Morning sessions - 7:05-7:45 a.m. M/T/TH/F in Mr. Varner's Room
(School doors open at 7:00 a.m.) 

Afternoon Sessions - 3:05-3:45 p.m. M/T/W/TH in JH Lab and Mr. Grifka's Room

NOTE: Students attending for eligibility purposes must be present for the entire session.

Lakers is alive with the "Sound of Music" in November!

The Laker Theater Group will perform "The Sound of Music" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per student (K-12). Witness the wonderful talent we have here at Lakers!

It's a busy busy time for Laker FFA!

The Laker FFA is always doing something -  but November is especially busy! 
*Oct. 29-Nov. 1: National FFA convention in Kentucky - four of our teams are going to compete! Best wishes to you all!
* Broiler project: Nov. 7
* Chickens will be ready to sell in mid-November! Call (989) 453-4600 ext. 261 to purchase a chicken...or two...or more!
* Fruit sales will begin in November. Delivery will be in early December. Call (989) 453-4600 ext. 261 to order. 
* Living to Serve phone-a-thon - Nov. 18-20. 
* Another heads up - the popular Toy Tractor Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Lakers!

Laker Chain Reaction FB page

Check out this Facebook page created by Laker student 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

Laker Secondary School "Diamond" flyer

Laker Secondary Schools are truly second to none! Find out some reasons why - click on the flyer below!More

Laker High is accredited through AdvancEd


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.  Find out more by clicking on the link!
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What's New

National Honor Society members inducted



Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society inductees:
Back row (L to R): Rebecca Dubs, Jake Bushey, Aaron Maust, Justin Elliott, Matthew Bowen.

Third Row (L to R): Michelle Schulze, Chloe Rosa, Brooklynn Fritz, Kaylee Wiese, Jarid Heck, Karoline Bushey, Megan McGehee.
Second Row (L to R): Ryan Hill, Seth Bowles, Amanda Gettel, Cierra Shetler, Joy Bonke.
Front Row (L to R): Kimberly Holzwart, Chelsea Dickens, Kaitlyn Reinhardt, Brittany Hatfield, Seth Randall.

9-0!! Way to go!  
Congrats to our undefeated team!
Let's keep this Green Machine rollin'!


  
Congrats to all of our awesome teams for working hard and representing Lakers so well.

Science rocks at Laker High!

  
From working with little cars in physical science class to learn about time, distance and motion (pictured top in Scott  Lebsack's class) to creating precise water clocks in physics class (pictured below in Deb Hasselschwert's class), Laker students are learning about science in the coolest ways possible - hands-on, diving right in, figuring things out, discovering and working with classmates. That's how science is done in the real world and that's how it's done at Lakers - living the lessons, experiencing education.  

Rachel's Legacy, Chain Reaction -
 Renewing the promise for kindness, compassion

  

This year, Laker Secondary School students are being re-inspired to continue the chain reaction started with last year's Rachel's Challenge. During the second week of school, all 6-12th grade students viewed the Rachel's Legacy assembly; the next day, about 100 students and 20 adult volunteers participated in the six-hour intensive training session, Chain Reaction. Both the assembly and the training introduced five new challenges. The Chain Reaction training included a mixture of physical activities and small and large group discussion sessions.
Rachel's Challenge facilitators Todd and Keona kept the action flowing throughout the day. By the end of the Chain Reaction training, students were exhausted (physically and emotionally), but it was a very rewarding experience. They learned more about how many people wear masks and don't share their true selves. They realized the importance of reaching out to one another and showing support rather than pre-judging. They learned they're not alone in their life struggles - oftentimes, other students and adults are facing the same challenges and frustrations. Students enjoyed learning more about one another and they learned more about themselves. 
Kudos to all who took part in Chain Reaction - let's keep the chain strong - all year long! 



A Uniquely Lakers feature   
 Laker HS special education students enjoy annual trip

Each year, high school special education students embark on a spring trip just for them - a trip to a big city where they learn about the history of the U.S., along with learning about themselves. It's a valuable experience for the students and it's an opportunity not many - if any - Michigan high schools offer for their special education students. In 2014, the destination was New York City; in 2013, the group went to Boston. 


 Laker teacher Tim Blakeney explains what inspired him to make the trips an annual event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae_u9fGUBiw

 


Former Laker teacher Joe Wiley talks about what types of things the students do on the trips and the uniqueness of the trips:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7J5hXtpg78


 Click here to read more about this important excursion:  special education trip.docx

 

 

   Youth leaders provide positive guidance for students

 

Pictured above are Ryan Badgerow, Arin Shupe and Casey Turner, youth leaders who regularly visit students at Laker Secondary Schools. Click below to read the article:



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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.