Points of Pride

Laker Junior High is Anchored in Excellence:

*Boasts the only student team in the Thumb with a


science experiment project that was launched into


space as part of the Student Spaceflight


Experiments Program (SSEP) in early 2014



     Mark Weidman, Dean of Students
mweidman@lakerschools.org
6136 Pigeon Road
Pigeon, MI  48755
Phone: (989) 453-4600
Fax: (989) 453-4609

Laker Junior High is awesome because:

*We have a caring, dedicated staff of teachers and support staff who work every day to help every young person succeed not only as students, but as responsible citizens.

*Our class sizes are in the low 20s.

*All students receive an iPad for the one-to-one iPad program, providing unprecedented learning opportunities.

*We have a strong focus on hands-on and team-based activities in classrooms.


*Teachers use a variety of technological tools to support their lessons and engage students

*Spanish and French are offered starting in sixth grade.

*Lakers has the area's only campus-based health clinic, in partnership with Scheurer Healthcare Network. A campus-based counseling clinic also is in the works in partnership with List Psychological Services.


*A personalized skill building/remediation program is available for every student.

*We have multiple early intervention programs for struggling students.

*Strong policies and aggressive action against bullying are in place.


*An after-school homework assistance program and tutoring are offered to help our students, as well as a Guided Study program and Seminar time during the school day.


*Students enjoy weekly assemblies that promote a fun and family-like atmosphere.

*Laker Junior High students have daily seminar time that's used for a variety of purposes, such as homework completion, receiving assistance from teachers on projects/assignments, character education, leadership training nd taking unique courses offered by our talented teachers. 

*Lakers leads the area in Inclusion Model instruction, in which all special education students attend regular core classes with special education teachers serving as co-teachers.

*The Student Responsibility Center provides a place for students to reflect on misconduct, communicate with teachers and get back to the classroom in quick, effective manner.

*We have a highly-respected FFA program with a strong tradition of award-winning members.

*Lakers offers expanded opportunities in the arts, including visual arts, digital media, band, choir and theater classes. We also have a strings group.

*We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities and Laker students have opportunities to attend school sporting events free of charge.


*Class field trips are offered in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, which includes the Washington, D.C. trip that's been a 35+ year tradition.


*Our EPBP Laker Facebook page/Twitter page, a dynamic school website and other means keep us in constant communication with our parents and community.

 


Find out more about our programs!

Call (989) 453-4600, Option 1 today

OR

email Dean of Students Mark Weidman

mweidman@lakerschools.org