Contact Lakers (989)453-4600
Laker Elementary employs 15 paraprofessionals who offer academic and other support for students. Few schools have this kind of support for students!
NOTE – Scroll down on this page for a link to the Laker Elementary PTOC page and Early Childhood Program information.
District Calendar 2022-23
Elementary calendar link is above.
Skyward Family Access
Pathways to Potential Program Information
AR Bookfinder Website
Band/Elementary Musical Website
Mrs. Pike’s Website
Mr. Kirkham’s website
Tumble Books of the Day
Kids Know It
Box Tops for Education
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While the elementary school day ends just after 3 p.m., that doesn’t mean the school experience ends at Laker Elementary. Throughout the year, students can get involved in a variety of after-school activities. Each one develops skills and confidence that will benefit students for many years to come. Some of the activities involve competition, while others are offered just so students can gain a unique experience. Click HERE to view a great video about the many opportunities offered to Laker Elementary school students living in the Bad Axe and Caseville, MI communities.
Laker Elementary teachers and parapros work hard every day to ensure students are where they should be in their literacy levels. It’s a process, and Laker Elementary is dedicated to supporting students in literacy skills, one step at a time. Click the photo to the left for more information on the literacy support programs used.
The Laker Elementary DK-K program is second to none. Our teachers and staff provide a strong foundation in a caring atmosphere, and our students feel at home as they learn, grow, explore and celebrate with classmates. Children flourish in our DK-K program every day. Click the picture to the right for a video featuring ABC Party fun!
Click HERE to go to the For Parents page to see the list of DK and Kindergarten registration forms.
In the 2016-17 school year, Laker Elementary students will get awesome hands-on experience with a large fish aquarium (filled with various types of fish) and a garden, thanks to a partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
At Lakers, we are a big family where staff and students feel deeply for each other. We created this family atmosphere by addressing all the needs of our students, not just their academics. We have programs in place for preventing bullying, dealing with behavioral issues in a positive way so students choose responsible thinking over negative actions, and school-based counseling for students who want additional support. Our Bad Axe, MI elementary school programs include:
Click on the link below for more information on a Climate Transformation Grant Laker Elementary received that brought in the Stop and Think program, as well as other tools to help teachers and staff create a safe learning environment for all students.
Elementary Positive Behavior
Laker Elementary has multiple staff members who are focused on helping struggling students, including a counselor, a school psychologist and a behavior interventionist.
To reward students who show positive behavior in the classroom and around the school, Laker Elementary offers multiple reward programs. One of them is Laker Lighthouse Awards, which reward students for positive behavior in such areas as the hallway, lunchroom, gym, and playground. Another program is Spotlight Breakfast, during which students are honored and parents join their children for a special breakfast. Each teacher selects two students each quarter for this recognition. This program is sponsored by Thumb Bank and Trust.
The Laker Elementary PTOC has a variety of fundraisers throughout the school year, such as the spring carnival (pictured above). Picture courtesy of the Huron Daily Tribune.
Starting in the 2022-23 school year – Lakers is offering an opportunity for more families of 4-year-olds to qualify for free preschool with its Little Lakers GSRP program! There also will be tuition-based opportunities for this program (based on openings). The Headstart program also is available for 3-year-olds. Lakers also provides in-district busing to children in these programs! Give your child the best opportunity for success – sign up today for either GSRP or Headstart by clicking on the link below. Make sure to select Lakers as your school location! Spread the word to those who have preschool-aged children! https://www.greatstarthuron.com/
Click HERE to meet the staff of the new GSRP Little Lakers program!
Pigeon Children’s Discovery Center: A licensed child care center serving infants through fifth grade Monday-Friday, year round. For more information, call (989) 453-2111 or click on the link here for the website. http://www.pigeondiscoverycenter.com/