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Welcome to Laker Country
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 

Laker Schools are awesome.pdf       


  Laker Elementary is awesome

Laker Elem is awesome.pdf


  Laker Secondary is awesome

Laker Secondary is awesome.pdf

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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


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Laker Announcements

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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Skyward Family Access log in

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Help us break a world record for hugging!

Everyone needs a hug! One hug can make a world of difference! Help Laker Elementary achieve a world record for the number of hugs given by one person in an 8-hour span. From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Feb. 11, please come to the elementary to hug Principal Kathy Dickens. She is the person attempting to set the record. You can give her multiple hugs, but only one per person will count. Stop in and share a hug - it's the best free gift you can give.More

LPA hosting soup dinner Feb. 12

Come on out and enjoy a hearty and warm meal before the Coming Home basketball games! It's just $5 per meal. Click on the "more" link for all the details.More

Laker One Act to perform Feb. 14

The award-winning cast of the Laker One Act play "Flowers for Algernon" will be performing at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Laker High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door. The play is not recommended for children in fifth grade and under due to the subject matter of the play. 

The Laker One Act team performed very well at the One Act district competition at John Glenn High School in Bay City Jan. 30. The troupe will perform at the regional competition Feb. 13 at John Glenn. The following students won awards:

Excellence in Acting Award:
Megan McGehee
Anthony Stack
Kady Potter

Excellence in programs: Rebecca Dubs

Superior in Acting: Lance Gascho

Superior in "rat wrangling": Megan McGehee

Superior Ensemble award for working with a live animal ("Algernon")

Be a Homework Hero!

Make a difference in a child's life! Click on the "more" link for details.More

Children's books needed for Lending Library project

Click on the "more" link for information about this important project, led by the Pigeon Rotary.More

Laker Archery Club starting Jan. 13

Laker students in grades 4-12 have a great opportunity to learn archery! The Laker Archery Club will begin Jan. 13. Practices will be from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Cross Lutheran School gym.  All archery equipment is provided. For more information, contact one of the following archery coaches:

Lyle Gascho: (989) 551-3848
Brian Edwards: (989) 553-0466
Ray Licht: (989) 453-3744 (hunter safety archery instructor)<

Check out

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. 



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

Laker staff email list

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

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
Parent Survey

Laker parents - we hope you will take a few moments to fill out the elementary and/or secondary school parent survey. They are brief and won't take much time to do. Your input is important and we appreciate your time! If you have children in both buildings, please fill out both surveys. 

Click here for the elementary survey


Click here for the secondary survey