“We have considered moving out of state several times, and have had a couple of opportunities, but I just can’t bring myself to leave Lakers. It’s not about Michigan, it’s about family…it’s about our school. I just KNOW we would never find anything that would ever compare.”
-Melissa Parrish, Laker parent,
Summer hours are as follows:
The elementary and secondary offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The central office is open five days a week throughout the summer from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Central office: (989)453-4600 Option 6
Fax: (989) 453-4609
Elementary office: (989)453-4600 Option 2
Fax: (989) 453-4629
Junior High office: (989)453-4600 Option 1
Fax: (989) 453-4615
High School office: (989)453-4600 Option 1
Fax: (989) 453-4615
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Click the image above for the latest district Annual Education Report. Click here for a cover letter from the superintendent.
View upcoming events below by clicking on the buttons to view full calendars.
Have a great summer! The first day of school for the 2018-19 school year is August 28. The open house will be Aug. 22. Here is a 2018-19 calendar that shows when the breaks will be. More calendars will be posted when made available.
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.
“Lakers’ rich history began in the 1870s, and explains why Lakers is able to provide so many extra advantages for their students while other districts are scaling their programs back because of budget cuts. Learn more about Lakers’ history here.“
Laker Schools is committed to making all of the information on our website accessible to visitors with disabilities. We have taken steps to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and ensuring we adhere to currently available standards and guidelines.
We are taking the necessary steps to ensure this site conforms to accessibility standards as laid out in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
We are working to educate our staff so that the content they may post on our website will be compliant with the guidelines and be accessible to all visitors.
It is important to all of us at Laker Schools to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability on this website. To that end, we have utilized compliance software that scanned our website and identified non-compliant elements, of which all have been addressed.
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