Laker Elementary school days begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m.
Here’s a Cool Fact About Laker Elementary
Laker Elementary employs 15 paraprofessionals who offer academic and other support for students. Few schools have this kind of support for students!
2021-22 and 2022-23
PARENTS – Visit our Parents Page for a wide variety of school-related links and other helpful resources.
NOTE – Scroll down on this page for a link to the Laker Elementary PTOC page and Early Childhood Program information.
NOTE – For enrollment forms/registration forms, please contact the school office at 989-453-4600, option 2.
Laker Elementary offers a variety of after-school activities!
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.
Explore the Activities at Laker Elementary School
- Spring musical
- Laker Wind Runners (cross country)
- Lego Club (two groups)
- 5th-grade band
- Lego Robotics
- Boys basketball (for third-fifth grade)
- Girls Basketball (for fifth grade)
- Football (for third-fifth grade)
- Archery (grades 4-5 and up)
- Game Club
- And more!
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. In addition, twice a week, Irene Janik and her therapy dog, Sugar, visit the elementary, and students have scheduled times to read to Sugar. Students love it when Sugar comes! Click the photo to the left or right for more information on the literacy support programs used within the elementary school.
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 on the videos below to see DK program photos and Kindergarten program photos!
DK photos from the 2022-23 school year.
Kindergarten photos from the 2022-23 school year.
A Cool Fact About Laker Schools
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. Laker Elementary has multiple staff members who are focused on helping struggling students, including a counselor, a school psychologist, and a behavior interventionist.
Laker Elementary is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School for 2021-22 and 2022-23. The CKH program focuses on social-emotional well-being, a relationship-driven culture, and student connectedness to school. The program helps students take ownership of their behavior in the classroom and encourages relationship-building among students and staff, so school becomes a consistent place of positive interactions and a place to feel safe and secure. The CKH program is at the center of how Laker Elementary operates day in, day out. For more information on CKH, click HERE.
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 Little Lakers GSRP Program
With the Little Lakers Great Start Readiness Preschool Program, Lakers is offering an opportunity for more families of 4-year-olds to qualify for free preschool. 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! Visit the Great Start Huron Website Here.
The Little Lakers GSRP Program Director is Joell Wissner. She can be contacted through email at email@example.com.
See the picture gallery below for photos from the Little Lakers GSRP classrooms!
In addition to Headstart and the Little Lakers GSRP program:
Pigeon Children’s Discovery Center: A licensed child care center serving infants through fifth grade Monday-Friday, year-round. The Discovery Center is located within Laker Elementary. For more information, call (989) 453-2111 or click here to visit Pigeon Discovery Center.