***We've got Laker Spirit, yes we do! We've got the spirit, how 'bout you?
Good Friday (no school): April 18
Blood drive at high school: 9:30-3:30 p.m. April 29
Prom: May 3
Elementary school Grandparents Program: 1:30 p.m. May 13
Laker HS spring musical: May 15-18
Laker FFA Banquet: May 14
Memorial Day (no school): May 26
Graduation: 6:30 p.m. June 6
Last day of school: June 12 (half day)
Click here to nominate a Laker teacher!FOX 66 is once again hosting The Golden Apple Award, which recognizes hard working teachers who go above and beyond their job (which describes all of our Laker teachers). The winning teacher, announced during “FOX66 News at 10” in June, will receive a FOX66 Golden Apple Award and will be recognized for their tremendous work on FOX66. All nominations MUST be complete and turned in by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Click the link above to nominate! ***The Laker High School Student Council is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 29 in the high school gym. Participants must be at least 17 years old and have a photo ID to donate. Those who are 16 years old can donate, but only with parents' permission (permission forms are available at the Laker Secondary School office). The blood drive is open to the public.
***Congratulations to both of our underwater ROV teams! The Laker JH team won first place for engineering and craftsmanship! The Laker Elementary team won second place for ambassadorship! We're so very proud of our teams!
***Kudos to our Science Olympiad team! The team earned medals in nine events during regionals March 15! The following team members received medals: Tyler Wolschlager, Shelby Webber, Morgan Fitzpatrick, Kate Kretzschmer, Brittany Hatfield and Victoria Wignall, Holly Tait, Dylan Schember.
Laker First Robotics competitionCongrats to our Laker First Robotics team for a great first year. At its second competition, which took place March 21-22, the team placed 21st out of 40 teams and beat two other local teams from Harbor Beach and Ubly. We're proud of this hard-working team, led by coach Scott Lebsack. Click the link above to see what the Aerial Assist competition was like - Lakers is Team No. 5156.
***Our Laker HS concert band has made history! It received a I rating during the TFOTA festival March 13 - the first time the high school concert band has received a I since 2007 and the first time since 1997-98 that both the marching band and concert band have received I's at their respective festivals! We are so very proud of our awesome band - congrats to the band members and director Samantha Corrion.
**Congrats, Laker FFA for another great year at state competition!
The Laker Greenhand Conduct of Meetings team won the state competition, Joel Diebel and Amy Leitch are FFA Stars of MI in Ag Business and Placement and Brandon Krohn received the 2014 MI FFA Outstanding Junior! We're so proud!
**In a statewide ranking of schools by Bridge Magazine released in late January, Lakers ranks in the top 25 percent of all districts! In Huron and Tuscola counties, Lakers ranks 5th! Go Green! Go White!
***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 email@example.com. Thank you! *Rachel's Challenge - Lakers is starting a chain reaction of kindness! Find out more in the "What's New" section below!
*(April) The Laker Anchor e-newsletter
Click above to read the latest Laker Anchor newsletter (from April 2014). Past issues are posted on this page, as well (under "Past Laker Anchor issues").
*(Jan) Laker JH SSEP experiment launch a success!* (UPDATED JAN. 9) Lakers is space bound! The launch for the Laker Junior High Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) experiment took place at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 9 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. Read more about this very exciting opportunity - and historical moment for Lakers - by clicking this link: Laker SSEP update for web.pdf
The "Lakers in Space" article, submitted by Lakers to the Huron Daily Tribune, details the SSEP team members' reactions to watching the rocket launch and what was going through their minds when the launch was postponed, again and again: Lakers in space.pdf
One small experiment. One giant experience for Laker-kind!
*(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) 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!