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.
Scheurer Hospital will be giving sports physicals to junior high and high school students from 8 a.m. to noon May 26. Physical forms are available in the office. Students must sign up in the office for a physical by May 26. The cost is $10. Checks should be made out to Laker Athletics. Payment and a completed physical form need to be brought to the physical. Those with questions can email Athletic Director Shane Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org. June 1 - 8:45 a.m. Underclassmen awards
June 1 - 6:15 p.m. Senior awards
June 2 - 7 a.m. Senior goodbyes and graduation practice
June 2 - 7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate
June 5 - 2 p.m. GRADUATION
June 10 - Last day for students
We're proud of our Great Thumb Academic All Conference award recipients! These wonderful young men and women represented Lakers at an award program recently in Sandusky. They received a medallion and certificate. These students received the award based on their grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale), and their SAT or ACT score. Pictured from the left, Ryan Trost, Michaela Love, Jenna Smith, Mariah Cook and Jordan Maust.
Jordan Maust is the 2016 Laker High School valedictorian and Mariah Cook is the salutatorian. We are very proud of all they have accomplished! We know they'll do marvelous things once they leave our doors in the spring.
Great news! After a comprehensive external review process, Laker High School was granted Full Accreditation by AdvancEd on March 23. Members of the AdvancEd review team spent two days on campus reviewing achievement data, observing classrooms, and interviewing students, staff and community members before announcing their findings to members of the LHS staff. The accreditation report gave the school high marks in the areas of leadership and vision, teaching and learning, and utilization of resources. Laker High will now enter into a new five-year cycle, which will focus on new school improvement goals. Congratulations to our staff, students and parents who made this recognition possible.
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 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 Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com
As a strong supporter of this registry, we would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
Need help? Call 1-800-273 -TALK (8255)
Click here for the Yellow Ribbon website.
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