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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.
Powderpuff basketball for non-basketball players will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the high school gym. In game 1, juniors will play against the freshmen. In game 2, seniors will play the sophomores. The third game will pit the winners of games 1 and 2 against each other for the championship. Admission is $3. The money will be used for future school projects. Again, this is for people who are not on the jv or varsity basketball teams. Get ready to rumble!
Before you cheer on the Laker jv and varsity basketball teams during the Coming Home games against Bad Axe, fuel up at the Laker Parent Association soup dinner! Click on the "more" link for the details.More The award-winning cast of the Laker One Act play "Flowers for Algernon" will be performing at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Laker High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door. The play is not recommended for children in fifth grade and under due to the subject matter of the play.
The Laker One Act team performed very well at the One Act district competition at John Glenn High School in Bay City Jan. 30. The troupe will perform at the regional competition Feb. 13 at John Glenn. The following students won awards:
Excellence in Acting Award:
Excellence in programs: Rebecca Dubs
Superior in Acting: Lance Gascho
Superior in "rat wrangling": Megan McGehee
Superior Ensemble award for working with a live animal ("Algernon")
The Laker High School student council is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Feb. 29 at the high school gym. For more information or for an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org - sponsor code LakerHS - or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Laker students in grades 4-12 have a great opportunity to learn archery! The Laker Archery Club will begin Jan. 13. Practices will be from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Cross Lutheran School gym. All archery equipment is provided. For more information, contact one of the following archery coaches:
Lyle Gascho: (989) 551-3848
Brian Edwards: (989) 553-0466
Ray Licht: (989) 453-3744 (hunter safety archery instructor)<
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.
In 2015, 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
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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!