FFA, First Robotics headed to competitions
The Laker FFA is sending 10 teams to the state competition at MSU the week of March 3 and the new First Robotics team will be attending its first competition March 7 and 8 at Kettering University.
Pictured above are members of the Laker HS FFA meeeting conduct team and Ag Issues team practicing for the competition. The Laker FFA hosted its annual Super Sunday March 2, when parents and others come to watch what team members do during their events. Also pictured above are members of the First Robotics team preparing and programming the robot that will perform various timed tasks during the competition, which is called Aerial Assist.
For a portion of the competition, the robots will perform tasks on their own with no student direction. The team is led by teacher Scott Lebsack (pictured), and the team has two mentors from local businesses.
Good luck to these awesome Laker teams full of great talent!
Congratulations, Princess Kayla Deering and
Prince Thad Vantifflin!
Go get 'em, Lakers!
It's quite a big week around here at Laker High!
The Laker FFA is at regional competition Wednesday (pictured is the ninth-grade conduct team during a practice, talking with Mr. Wheeler); the Laker One-Act team (pictured)
will be at the state competition Feb. 14-15; and the Laker varsity boys and girls teams will be playing the Hatchets this week (pictured are the senior members of both teams).
No matter what team it is, Lakers knows how to perform at its best, showcasing talent and class the whole way.
We're proud of you all! Go Green! Go White!
She's headed to U of M!
Kayla Deering signed a letter of intent to be on the Wolverine track and field team Feb. 5. Kayla, who has played several sports at Lakers, is the state shotput champion in Class C, Division 3, with a distance of 42 feet, 11.5 inches. She said she's always been a U of M fan, so being able to participate on the university's track team is a dream come true. Kayla is pictured with her parents, Brenda and Dean, and Laker track co-coaches Jeremy Macejewski and Tyler Scharf. Congrats, Kayla! For more detail, click on this link for a Huron Daily Tribune feature:
Kayla Deering article - HDT
Super student scientists!
Pictured above: Holly T., Dylan S., Brady K. work on a physics class project that also was entered into the Science Olympiad invitational competition. The project involved creating multiple energy transfers using various types of energy, with the end result being the illumination of a lightbulb.
Pictured at the top: Racheal P. working on an Elastic Launch Glider for Science Olympiad; pictured on bottom: Tyler W. preparing to compete in the Science Olympiad Geologic Mapping and Dynamic Planet events.
The Laker HS Science Olympiad team attended its first invitational event Jan. 18 in Clio and did a great job! Special congratulations to Tyler Wolschlager and Joy Bonke (4th place in Dynamic Planet), Holly Tait and Dylan Schember (5th in Boomilever), and Racheal Parrish and Taylor Schauer (5th in Bungee Drop). The invitational had schools from all over the state.
Art, creative writing students combine talents for...
Rachel's Challenge board
To keep the spirit of Rachel's Challenge going, this board full of drawings and poems is displayed at the Laker Secondary School cafeteria. Read more about it here:Rachel's Challenge board.pdf
NOTE: As of January, this board is now on display at Scheurer Hospital.
Rachel's Challenge moves students to start chain reaction
The student reactions to the emotionally-charged Rachel's Challenge presentations Sept. 11 were immediate. Many students had tears in their eyes. Students also could be seen in the hallways sharing high fives, hugs and words of encouragement. The goal is to keep these positive incidents going all year, every year, which is why Lakers also has a Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club, which met for the first time Sept. 11 after the assemblies. Pictured, students link arms to form task groups during the FOR Club meeting. The task groups met to discuss projects to work on to help improve the school environment by eliminating various types of negativity, such as student cliques being critical of other cliques. The 100-member FOR Club, which includes students in grades 6-12, has some great ideas! Get ready to be wowed!
Laker HS students getting plenty of credit!
Click on the link to read about the very beneficial College Direct program, a dual enrollment program that Laker students have taken advantage of to get a head start on earning their college degrees: College Direct.docx
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. This year, the destination was Boston. It proved to be another great and successful trip for everyone.
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
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: