Laker Junior High students enjoy field trips each year. The sixth graders and seventh graders embark on a week-long adventure to the Leelenau Outdoor Camp, where they do a variety of outdoor activities that help them bond with their classmates and learn more about themselves. The sixth graders go in the fall and the seventh graders go in the winter. They do many fun hands-on projects while learning valuable life lessons. More information on these camps can be found on the LOC website. For a video that features Laker students and teachers talking about the LOC trips, click on the sixth or seventh-grade trip picture.
The eighth graders take a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. in the spring. They are kept very busy during this time, visiting many historical landmarks and learning a lot about the nation’s history. They also visit museums and enjoy live entertainment throughout the city. This is one of the most important trips these students take in their lifetime. It’s a valued Laker tradition that’s been going for decades. For an article about this wonderful experience, click on the eighth-grade trip picture.
Every student at Laker Junior High can find an activity they’d enjoy!
While the school day ends just after 3 p.m., that doesn’t mean the school experience ends at Laker Junior High. 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.
- Athletics-football, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track, archery
- SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
- Student Council
- Kid Witness News Club
- Underwater Remote Operate Vehicle
The Laker Parent Association, which is for parents of students in grades 6-12, meets on the third Monday of each month in room 101 of the secondary school. Come out and see what we are planning for Laker students this year!