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
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
email Dean of Students Mark Weidman