Congrats to Homecoming Queen Mariah Cook and King Joey McArdle!
In the Laker tailgate zone:
Oct. 16 - Soup and chili cookoff
The Laker and Bad Axe football teams (jv and varsity) are battling it out - for a great cause. The teams are raising money for Relay For Life and we want Lakers to win! The battle will begin Sept. 25 and end Oct. 9. Here is a flyer with the info. More 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.
Interviews for the principal position will take place Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 7-8) at 6 and 7 p.m. in Mr. Lebsack's new science classroom in the back hall of the high school.
The four candidates to be interviewed (in order they will be interviewed) are Richard Sacquety, assistant principal at L'Anse Creuse Middle School; John Rea, English teacher at Lakers; Terry Curley, former assistant principal at Marysville Middle School; and Al Margrif, athletic director and teacher at Dryden. The public is invited to attend all interviews.
The person who is hired will begin the secondary school principal position in January.
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 Click on the "more" link to see a flyer about the two-day class being offered at the Pigeon District Library. The classes are open to the public.More Click on the "more" link for the details.More Laker students are invited to join the Game Master Challenge. Student groups (teams, classes, etc.) are being asked to come up with games for the Oct. 16 Fall Carnival in the Laker Tailgate Zone. All game ideas will be judged and the winning group will receive a pizza party and a cool trophy - and bragging rights. The winning group will set up, operate and dismantle the game at the carnival. Click on the "more" link for a flyer with more details.More This is the second annual Healthercise fundraising event to benefit the Scheurer Health Centers at Laker and Caseville schools. Come to the Laker High gym and enjoy a morning of moving and grooving with exercises such as high intensity interval training, body weight strength training, chair exercises and more. Last year's Healthercise allowed for the purchase of learning materials and furniture for the Laker clinic. Click on the "more" link for all the Healthercise details.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.
On August 4, 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 Click on the "more" link to read the latest edition of the Laker Anchor quarterly newsletter.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
Need help? Call 1-800-273 -TALK (8255)
Click here for the Yellow Ribbon website.
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!