***We've got Laker Spirit, yes we do! We've got the spirit, how 'bout you?
**A huge "thank you" to all who came out to support the Gabe and Adrian Tibbits family benefit dinner. Approximately 500 people purchased dinners, and the silent auction featured 12 long tables filled with generously donated items. The poinsettia and bake sales also went well. Two more bake sales will take place Dec. 10 and 12 at the Laker Elementary Christmas programs.
Dec. 23-Jan. 5 - Winter Break
March 10, 1995-Nov. 19, 2013
2013 Laker graduate
See "In Memory of Javen" under the "What's New" section below for photos from a special memorial event conducted Nov. 21.
*Rachel's Challenge - Lakers is starting a chain reaction of kindness! Find out more in the "What's New" section below!
**'Tis the season for Christmas concerts!
DK-2nd grade: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, elementary gymnasium
3rd-5th grade: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, elementary gymnasium
Students are to report to their classrooms by 6:15 p.m. each of those evenings. Thank you!
**The Laker Junior High Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) experiment is set to launch to the International Space Station at 10:07 p.m. Dec. 17 from the Wallops Launch Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. More information coming soon...
*The Laker FFA has some beautiful poinsettias still available for $10 a piece. If you'd like one - or more -call (989) 453-4600, extension 261. Happy Holidays!
Rachel's Challenge websiteDid you miss the Rachel's Challenge community event? Did you attend but want more information on the program? Click on the link above for the website. There's also information below in the "What's New" section.
**Scheurer Wellness Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to noon each day, located at the former junior high office.
***Now available on the Laker Elementary, Junior High, High School and Athletics pages: Listings of all the student activities offered! Check out the great enrichment opportunities Lakers has to offer your child, from sports to arts to leadership and more!
Red Wings 3.0 Club
Please click on the link below for the 3.0 club order form.
***A reminder from the Laker Technology Dept. - if a student removes his/her school iPad case or screen protector and the device is damaged, the student is responsible for full reimbursement. Those with questions about this policy can contact Scott Miklovic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
*(Nov) In memory of Javen...*
During the evening of Nov. 21, about 100 students, former students and parents met at 9 p.m.and 11 p.m. on the soccer field to pay tribute to Javen Krohn with a lantern launch. According to soccer coach Chad Craig, the 11 p.m. group gathered in a circle after the launch, prayed and then shared their favorite memories and stories of Javen, which brought a lot of smiles and laughs. "It was encouraging to see our students support one another in such a hard time," Mr. Craig said. "(This is a) testament of all that we do at Lakers to create a culture of family and community among our students. The pictures are proof that our work is not in vain." Click the link above for photos.
*The Laker Anchor Nov. 2013*
Check out the new e-newsletter, "The Laker Anchor," by clicking above. This e-newsletter will be published quarterly. To have future "Laker Anchor" e-newsletters emailed to you, please submit your e-mail address to email@example.com
*(Nov) Laker teachers do their own "hunt" Nov. 15!*
Some people brought home prize bucks Nov. 15, but Laker teachers spent the day in a different way - they hunted for improved instructional methods to help improve student achievement. They brought home a real prize - increased knowledge about instructional methods that will better prepare students for great success. Click the link above to visit the Professional Development page to find out more.
*(Nov) Laker Veteran's Day Program highlights
Click above for a 4 to 5-minute video highlighting portions of the 2013 Laker Veteran's Day program, which was very well attended. Retired Navy veteran Dorene Hill, who served in the VFW & American Legion Color Guard during the program, said it was a beautiful program and it helped teach youngsters about their country's military.
*(Oct.) Audit report shows some good news*
While the district planned to use some of its fund balance in the 2012-13 school year, it didn't have to dip as far as expected. Read more by clicking the link above.
*(Oct) Images from Oct. 11 - a busy night at Lakers!
Click above for photos from the Laker Spirit Club Fall Festival (games for kids of all ages) and the memorial balloon launch for Brenden Smith, Taylor Heck, Joshua Heck and Jessica Heck. More photos may be added in the coming days.
*(Oct) What's for lunch at Lakers? Healthy fruits, veggies, etc.*
Click above for information on how Lakers works to make lunchtime healthy for students at all grade levels.
*(Oct) Laker student count up this fall*
Click above to find out about this year's enrollment.
(Sept) Millage amounts decreasing
Good news for Laker taxpayers - the millage amounts for the elementary bond and technology bond are decreasing this year. Click above to find out more!
*(Sept) Rachel's Challenge follow up
Click above to read about how Rachel's Challenge planted a seed to create positive changes in the school environment.
*(Sept.) Laker Elementary receives Building Healthy Communities grant
Grant is worth $50,000! Click above to see complete info about the grant, or click this "docx" link for a quick fact sheet: Healthy Communities Grant.docx
*(Sept) Laker parents - Please make sure Skyward account is updated!
As the new school year begins, please log into Skyward Family Access (click above) and make sure your contact information is up to date (phone, cell phone, email) so you can get phone, text and email blasts and other information the district will be sending out this school year. Thank you for your efforts to help us keep you informed! If you do not have a log in/password, please contact the school where your child(ren) attend: (989) 453-4600 (option 1 is secondary school, option 2 is elementary school).
*(Sept.) What is Rachel's Challenge?
(Updated Sept. 9 with new date for community assembly) Powerful national assembly coming to Lakers to kickstart positive character program. Fundraising is ongoing! Read article to find out more - click the link above!
*(Sept.) Watch the 'Laker Diamond' video and pass it on!
Those who know of someone trying to decide which school their children should attend in the Upper Thumb, have him/her watch this video (click above) and look at the pages of this website, including the other great videos on the main page and the individual school pages. The video also helps remind everyone in the Laker community just how special their school district is. Thank you for your continued support.
*(August) Lakers shows strong performance
Lakers received a "yellow" scorecard from the MDE in the state's new system of measuring school performance - the accountability scorecard. Also, Laker Elementary, Junior High and Elementary schools placed in the top half of all schools in the state in the Top to Bottom ranking. Read more by clicking above!
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Creating Waves in 2013-14!
See our "Points of Pride" pages for the elementary, junior high and high school by clicking on the individual school tabs above!