The Laker sophomore class is hosting a fundraiser dinner from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the cafeteria. The class will be serving yummy pulled pork sandwiches with a bag of chips, drink and dessert for $5. What a great way to warm up on a cold January evening! And be sure to stick around for the basketball game!
Go Lakers! Our awesome Science Olympiad team (30+ members strong) is headed to Sterling Heights for a competition involving a variety of different scientific activities - some are hands-on while others involve test taking. Either way, the material is quite advanced - something one would see at a college campus. Kudos to our team and Coach Deb Hasselschwert for the hard work they put into practicing/preparing for this event.
Our super-duper talented Laker One Act troupe (20 members strong) is headed to John Glenn HS for district-level competition with the comic play "Actor's Nightmare." The play is about an accountant who finds himself on stage, mistaken for an actor's understudy. He's forced to perform in a play for which he doesn't know any of the lines. As one can imagine, this can lead to some quite humorous moments. In a one-act competition, the play has to be performed within a specific amount of time and it has to follow other specific rules - adding to the challenges of remembering lines and where to be on the stage and when. Our actors, actresses and tech crew - and, of course, Director Samantha Corrion - are ready to take on these challenges head on...
Seniors - Reese's Pieces; juniors - Nestle Crunch; sophomores - Skittles; freshmen - M&Ms
Dress up days:
Tutu Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Black Tie Affair Thursday, Green and White Friday
Pep assembly Friday afternoon - Crowning of the Prince
Basketball game versus Harbor Beach Friday - Crowning of the Princess at halftime
Coming Home dance after the game until 11:30 p.m.
Scheurer Hospital is doing an interactive Health and Wellness fair in the Laker HS gym for the secondary school students during school hours Jan. 29. The event will include various stations: Handwashing, posture, alcohol & drug safety, a fun obstacle course, eye safety, body image, nutrition/healthy snacks, blood pressure screenings and others. Vendors from Huron Co. Health Dept, List Psychological Services and a few other organizations will be present, along with Scheurer Hospital staff. A prize wheel will be on hand so students can spin and win! Check out the flyer for more info (click on the "more" link). More
On days when there is a two-hour delay, the start times are as follows:
Laker Elementary: 9:42 a.m.
Laker Secondary: 9:50 a.m.
A TV station typically states the start time is 10 a.m. This is NOT CORRECT. We apologize for any confusion this has caused parents. We are working to remedy this situation.
Come "home" to a great, heart-and-soul warming meal of homemade soups and chilies! You're invited to the Laker Coming Home Soup and Chili Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the high school cafeteria. Try 10 different homemade soups/chilies, and enjoy breads, a beverage and dessert. Adults eat for $6 and students eat for $4. The event is sponsored by the Laker Parents Association (LPA). Stay for the Coming Home game at 7 p.m.!
By the way, if you know of someone with a great soup or chili recipe, invite that person to make it for this event! Also, desserts are needed - drop them off at the secondary school office Jan. 29 or 30.More
Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has granted Lakers $12,500 to bring in the group The Moxie Strings from January 12 - 13. During their stay, the trio will be performing for and working with elementary music classes and band classes at the junior high/high school, showing students some basics of the violin. The hope is to get students interested in playing the violin and to start a strings group at Lakers. The grant also is paying for 17 violins for students to use.
Within a matter of just three days, Laker Secondary students collected about 430 non-perishable food items for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Rise and Shine Food Drive to benefit local food pantries. Stephanie Segroves' first hour class brought in the most items and will receive yummy doughnuts as a prize. Way to go, Laker students! Check out the latest edition of The Laker Anchor, a quarterly newsletter featuring news/photos from our beloved school district. Click on the "more" link to see the newsletter (in pdf format). Stay informed! More Tutoring is available on a voluntary basis for all students at the times and locations listed below:
Morning sessions - 7:05-7:45 a.m. M/T/TH/F in Mr. Varner's Room
(School doors open at 7:00 a.m.)
Afternoon Sessions - 3:05-3:45 p.m. M/T/W/TH in JH Lab and Mr. Grifka's Room
NOTE: Students attending for eligibility purposes must be present for the entire session.
Check out this Facebook page created by Laker student 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 Laker parents! Work at a concession stand and earn points toward a season sports pass! Click the "more" link below for more info! For the football playoff game(s), the points will be doubled for those who work at a concession stand. You don't need to work a whole shift to earn points. Remember - the Laker Athletic Booster concession proceeds all go back to our students. Call Agnes at 989-553-1506 to find out more!More
Laker Coming Home Court 2015
Pictured in the back row are Galen Miller, Quin Smith and Travis Roestel (missing is Austin Parrish). In the front row: Chelsea Dickens, Celeste White, Kaitlyn Reinhardt and Emma Maust.
Who will be this year's king and queen?
Find out Jan. 30!
In the back row from the left, Jim Stork, Nick Wolschlager and Austin Roestel. Pictured in the front from the left, Karah Marker, MacKensie Champagne and Hope Bedford.
A very Smurfy art project...
Anyone who has visited the SRC room at Laker Secondary Schools knows the SRC Coordinator Tina Sears loves The Smurfs. She's got an impressive collection by her desk. Now, thanks to the efforts of talented artist Brady Katshor, there are Smurfs "climbing" the walls - so to speak. Sears and Katshor came up with the idea to have Katshor paint Smurfs around the SRC room, and in the back of the room, there is a big Smurf with an even bigger message: "Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given." How about that, Gargamel?
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.
National Honor Society members inducted
Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society inductees:
Back row (L to R): Rebecca Dubs, Jake Bushey, Aaron Maust, Justin Elliott, Matthew Bowen.
Third Row (L to R): Michelle Schulze, Chloe Rosa, Brooklynn Fritz, Kaylee Wiese, Jarid Heck, Karoline Bushey, Megan McGehee.
Second Row (L to R): Ryan Hill, Seth Bowles, Amanda Gettel, Cierra Shetler, Joy Bonke.
Front Row (L to R): Kimberly Holzwart, Chelsea Dickens, Kaitlyn Reinhardt, Brittany Hatfield, Seth Randall.
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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