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“It’s important to involve students in the menu creation process.”
-Cinnamon Marker, Laker Farm to School Program Creator
Lakers has received multiple state awards for the many ways we provide for the health and wellness of our students, whether it’s improving our facilities with more natural lighting or creating a Farm to School program, we go the extra mile to ensure our students have every health advantage.
Lakers also provides a nurse at the elementary school and the Laker Wellness Clinic at the secondary school.
Lakers partners with the Michigan Department of Human Services to provide the Pathways to Potential program. You can find out more HERE
The clinic’s services are listed at the right.
- Promotion of healthy living
- Administration of daily meds as prescribed by a student’s family health care provider
- Sports physical
- Assessment of symptoms by an RN
- Treatment/prevention of acute illness symptoms
- If desired, assistance with management of chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, asthma)
- Educating students on the health risks with smoking, drinking and drugs
- Daily PE for Elementary and Jr. High Students
- Daily conditioning classes for High School Students
Lakers is the only school in the Thumb to have a dance team. The hard-working, talented team performs at pep assemblies and games during Homecoming and Coming Home. It’s a great way to foster spirit!
Our talented choir wows audiences everywhere the choir goes. The students sing at various events at school and perform in the community. They’ve even been known to throw in some dance moves.
When the Laker band takes the stage or the field, you know you’re going to hear a tremendous performance. Our awesome band has received numerous standing ovations. Students can begin band in fifth grade. By the time they reach high school, they’re playing college-level music.
Lakers has an award-winning theater program that puts on three productions each school year, including an ambitious musical. Theater students also participate in the one-act competition. Our beautiful auditorium is the best place to showcase our talented actors.
Very few schools in the state have a strings club - Lakers is fortunate to offer this valuable opportunity. An arts grant paid for the start of this program. Learning to play violin is challenging, but students enjoy the experience.
Laker Elementary students are lucky to have art classes, where they can feed their creativity and gain confidence in various artistic methods, all while learning about famous artists.
Junior High Art
Laker Junior High students create many impressive works throughout the year, working with paper-mâché, clay, painting, charcoal and much more, all while learning about art history and how to properly execute artistic methods. They even create claymation movies.
High School Art
Laker High School students get to explore many exciting artistic opportunities in their art classes – they can take art every year if they wish. They build on what they learned in previous years while learning new skills, gaining confidence with each project. They produce impressive college-level work.