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.
Click on the "more" link for the calendar.More It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have hired a secondary school principal - Jon Good. Mr. Good began his administrative career as an assistant principal at Bad Axe nearly 20 years ago and has served as a lead principal at Cass City, Freeland, and Ogemaw Heights, leading up to his appointment at Lakers. Mr. Good comes highly regarded and recommended, with a reputation for helping schools improve instructional practice, student achievement and school spirit. We are very pleased that John, his wife, Kim, and their children will be joining our Laker family!
We'd also like to commend our Principal Search Team members: Deb Hasselschwert, Susan Dubs, Scott Miklovic, Adam Grybauskas, Tami Krohn, Mark Weidman, Jeff Snider and Mary Tait for their tireless work over the past year. The team immediately identified Mr. Good as a top candidate. We are very thankful that this team worked so hard to find the right candidate for our awesome school. Thank you for your dedication!
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.
Open gym at the high school is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Open gym will not be available June 30 to July 6.
Click on the "more" link for the details!More Those who live or work with youths ages 12-18 will benefit from this course, which teaches adults how to help adolescents who are in crisis, are dealing with a mental health issue or are struggling with addiction. The course is free. Click on the "more" link for the details.More Click on the "more" link for an email list of teachers, administrators, etc.More Click on the "more" link to log in.More For the second year in a row, Laker Secondary Schools received a School Health and Wellness Award. Superintendent Brian Keim and Dean of Students Mark Weidman traveled to the state capitol building to receive the award. They are pictured here with State Rep. Edward Canfield. The award recognizes schools for making improvements that focus on student health. Lakers was one of about 20 other schools from around the state to receive the award. This year, Lakers received the award because of the recent renovations in the secondary building, including the new cafeteria that brings in plenty of natural light. This helps to boost students' mental health and learning. Thank you to our supportive community for allowing the district to make these important changes to benefit our students.
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 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.
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 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 two years in a row 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.
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.
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
"From the day (my son) started Lakers, he’s absolutely loved school. I have only Laker Schools to thank for that.”
“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.”
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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.
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