Laker prom is around the corner!
6:30-11:30 p.m. May 2 @ Franklin Inn
Tickets ($35) on sale now through April 24.
Bringing books to life
As part of March is Reading Month, Laker High School students from the theater class perform children's books for Laker Elementary students. Each theater student picks a book, memorizes it and performs it, while a classmate videotapes the performance for critiquing purposes. Children enjoy seeing their favorite books come to life. The theater class is taught by Samantha Corrion. Pictured here are Megan M., Josie B. and Nick W. performing for second graders.
A dose of reality - Laker HS anatomy class
takes Scheurer tour
Students in Scott Lebsack's anatomy class visited Scheurer Hospital for a very informative tour in March. They learned about various departments and what employees do in these departments. Students even had a chance to "suit up" to enter the surgery area. Thank you to Scheurer Hospital for providing such a valuable experience for our students!
A "Uniquely Lakers" feature
"PE" class with a Laker twist - thanks to Coach G!
Find out how physical education teacher/coach Adam Grybauskas takes student athletes - and non-athletes - to new levels of physical ability by using weight training and other techniques not typically seen in a high school physical education class. It truly does make a difference. Click on the link below for the story.
Coach G classes.pdf
Strings springing into full swing
The after-school violin group at Lakers, which includes students from upper elementary through high school, is now more than 20 members strong and the group meets once a week. Some members meet with the group's director, Samantha Corrion (band director, pictured above)), one additional time per week for extra practice. Fellow teachers Deb Hasselschwert (pictured below) and Stephanie Segroves also help out with the violin group in small group settings. This group was made possible through a MCACA $12,500 grant received earlier this year that paid for 17 violins and paid for a visit from The Moxie Strings, a dynamic and fun Michigan-based performance group. The plan is to have the Moxie Strings visit one more time this school year to work with students in this strings group. We're super excited about this great opportunity!
LHS students enjoy valuable job shadowing experiences
Trent C., Tyler S. and Randi R. are three of the several students who have been able to get a real taste of what is involved in career fields that interest them. They both participated in job shadowing experiences set up by Tami Krohn, student services specialist. Krohn works with students and local businesses to set up these valuable experiences. Trent worked with Dr. Ramsey, of Scheurer Hospital Elkton Family Medicine. Tyler's job shadowing experience was with Ken Shemka of WinField, an agronomy business. Randi's was with the Caseville Small Animal Clinic. Laker students who have had job shadowing experiences get right in the thick of the action (for instance, Randi stood right beside clinic staff as they performed a surgery). Other job shadowing experiences have students inside hospitals, courtrooms, elementary classrooms, etc. Find out more ... read the article in the November 2014 edition of "The Laker Anchor" newsletter. The link is in the "announcements" section above.
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
Click here to read more about this important excursion: special education trip.docx
Youth leaders provide positive guidance for students
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