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Visit individual school pages for more info...

Under the tab "Our Schools," you'll find the pages for our elementary, junior high and high schools. There, you'll find much more information on activities and happenings around the district. This main page is just the beginning! Thank you for visiting our website.

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VOTE for Lakers for a $5,000 art/music/theater grant!

Independent Bank is giving away a total of $20,000 to schools for art/music/theater programs. They will be giving $5,000 to four schools - we want Lakers to be one of them! You can vote once per day per school. Voting ends May 16. 


Link to vote for Laker Elementary:

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Link to vote for Laker High School:

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Cooking classes coming in May to Laker Elementary

Click on the "more" link for the details on this exciting opportunity. These classes are very popular! More

Laker Drama to perform Rumpelstiltskin May 5

Bring the kids - they'll maybe get to be on stage! The Laker Drama troupe is performing "Rumpelstiltskin" at 6 p .m. May 5 at the Laker High auditorium, and some children in the audience will be picked randomly to be on stage with the high school actors and actresses. Even those who are not on stage will still get to participate in the play by making noises when prompted. It's going to be a ton of fun! Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children in grades DK-12. Come on out and have a good time!  

Cinco de Mayo fiesta May 6 at Laker JH

Click on the "more" link for the details. This is a fundraising event for the Laker Spanish students' future trip to Nicaragua. More

Laker FFA plant sale going on now

The Laker FFA is selling hanging geranium baskets for spring! These baskets are a great way to decorate your home and they make great gifts. The sale is going now through May 7. Price per basket is $12 or buy five or more and get them for $10 each. The hours Monday through Friday are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

 

Laker Elementary PTOC Laker Spiritwear Sale on now!

The Laker Elementary PTOC Spiritwear Sale is on now through May 6. Many awesome Laker items are available for women, men and youth. This fundraiser helps support Laker Elementary programs and activities, such as field trips. Happy shopping! Click on this link and enter the code LAKERS2016.



Jordan Maust and Jenna Smith receive Hueschen

Jordan Maust and Jenna Smith are going to study science at Michigan State University, and their tuition, room and board are all covered because they received the Gordon W. and Loyse B. Hueschen Scholarship. Laker High School is the only school that offers this awesome scholarship for seniors who wish to go into a science-related career. Congrats to Jordan and Jenna! Read more about the scholarship and Jordan and Jenna here: 2016 Hueschen recipients.pdf



Laker High achieves full accreditation

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.

Laker staff email list

Click on the "more" link for an email list of teachers, administrators, etc.More

Skyward Family Access log in

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Info for families about free summer meals

Families can go to the following website to find out where free summer meals are available for students: www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/.

Check out lakersathletics.com

Click on the "more" link to visit this website, which features sports schedules for games, practices, etc. for the current sports season. You can sign up for email alerts and shop for Laker gear (and proceeds will help support Laker athletics). Bookmark it! Share it! Love it! GO GREEN!!!More

Pathways to Potential at Lakers

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. 

 

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Laker Schools receive national, state recognition

U.S. News and World Report 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.

Laker Elementary ranks in the Top 5 percent statewide, according to Bridge Magazine (a publication by The Center for Michigan). The school is number 25 out of 653 elementary schools. The ranking is based on state test scores from 2011-13 and on free/reduced lunch figures. In addition, Lakers (as a district) ranks in the top 22 percent statewide (number 112 out of 507 districts).


The Laker Secondary School received a Michigan School Wellness Bronze Award for the work the school does every day to promote healthy living for students. The School Wellness Award (SWA) recognizes schools that are making significant policy and environmental improvements related to healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles. It is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Action for Healthy Kids and the Michigan Health and Wellness Education Workgroup.
One of the valuable wellness services provided at Laker Secondary School is the Laker Wellness Clinic. The clinic is a partnership between Laker Schools and Scheurer Healthcare Network. The clinic opened during the 2013-14 school year.


Laker Schools is one of only 30 districts across Michigan to receive a perfect fiscal indicator score of zero from Munetrix.
Lakers is the only school in the Upper Thumb to receive this recognition. Munetrix has data on all of Michigan’s 500-plus public school districts and 300 charter schools. Therefore, the 30 districts on the perfect score list represent only four percent of the total number of districts. Munetrix provides financial transparency data for schools and municipalities and provides financial reports to the public –through charts and graphs – so taxpayers know how money is being spent.
The perfect Munetrix scores are based on the latest available Michigan Department of Education data and consider a variety of factors, such as operations performance, enrollment trends and fund balance status.



Have an idea or suggestion?

Laker parents - if you have an idea, suggestion or concern about academics, extracurricular activities or another school-related matter, please contact one of our administrators.


Superintendent Brian Keim


Dean of Students Mark Weidman


Laker Elementary Principal Kathy Dickens

Sign up to be a substitute teacher

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 increased its pay rate from $75 to $80 a day for its substitute teachers.More
Why Lakers? So many reasons!

"From the day (my son) started Lakers, he’s absolutely loved school.  I have only Laker Schools to thank for that.”

Mark Tomlinson


“The teachers, administration and staff … go far above and beyond. It really touches you the amount of effort they put into everything.  I love it here.”

Kari Lepeak

 

 

   Laker Schools are awesome 

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  Laker Elementary is awesome

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  Laker Secondary is awesome

Laker Secondary is awesome.pdf

MI Child Protection Registry

 

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, Laker Schools 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. 


Have questions? Click here:

MI FAQ (1).pdf

Welcome to Laker Country

Hello! How can we help you today?




Central office: (989) 453-4600 option 6

Fax: (989) 453-4609


Elementary school office: (989) 453-4600 option 2

Fax: (989) 453-4629


Secondary school office: (989) 453-4600 option 1

Fax: (989) 453-4615

 

Transparency Reporting

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