Supporting Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams

Our life spreads light when it is given in service. The secret of joy is living to serve. According to Kathleen Grobbel, Pediatric Family Advisory Chair, there was an estimated 1,300 students, families, and community members, 300 from Lake Shore, that showed their support for Sweet Dreams at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak on Friday, December 14. At 8 pm, pediatric patients shined flashlights from the hospital windows and saw Lake Shore Public Schools' participants standing outside the hospital to flash them back.

Free hot cocoa, courtesy of EOS Cafe, was handed out to all in attendance in custom-decorated cups by Ms. Tim’s classes at Rodgers Elementary and Ms. Bolen’s Art Club at Lake Shore High School. Glow sticks were distributed as a way to represent the district and keep track of everyone involved. United States Air Force Technical Sergeant David Lawson donated flashlights for use at the event. The National Honor Society students and Senior Leadership class created the signage, directed greeted and traffic, djed the event with holiday music selections, and served the hot cocoa. Good customer service is the lifeblood to any event and our students know how to make everyone smile.

Emergency Medical Service vehicles, driven by Class of 2010 Graduate and EMT Scott Petricevich and Class of 2011 Graduate and Paramedic Mara Gross (Chandler) led the way as we caravaned to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Saint Clair Shores Firefighters Anthony Porta and Dan Sebastian represented the city of Saint Clair Shores and joined us at the hospital in support, too!

Parent Taylor Lockwood shared her appreciation for the event on Facebook by saying, "Thank you Lake Shore Public Schools for organizing such a meaningful experience for all involved.  Not only did we put smiles on those children's faces, I believe it taught lifelong lessons as well. #ProudToBeAShorian."

Firefighter and alumnus Matt Chambers from the Saint Clair Shores Fire Department coordinated the efforts to have the local A-4 participate.  He said, "This was a spectacular event where the public, and public service professionals get together to shine lights toward the pediatric units of the hospital.  We wish all the families and patients have a happy holiday and speedy recovery!" There is a push from our community to repeat this event next year and the Fire Department is fully on board.

This good tiding spawned as a way to support two of our own students who have been battling illness. Class of 2017 graduate Megan Ritz joined us to share her story about her battle with Medulloblastoma.  Megan is a warrior, and her story will certainly encourage others to continue displaying acts of kindness.  She writes, "Thank you for having the event.  It was so heartwarming to see everyone who was there to support the cause."

A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. We would like to thank Kennedy Middle School hosting the event. We loaded 5 buses to capacity and met many others on location.  It was truly an honor for the Lake Shore Family to show support for your Pediatric patients during the 2018 holiday season. Be on the look out for an article about this good deed, published by Kristyne Demske, in the Sentinel on December 26. To read or leave your own feedback about the event, visit our Facebook post.  You may also see more pictures by following this link.

Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams

Gifting Toys for Children in our Community

Kennedy Middle School students raised $2,875 for Toys for Tots in 2 weeks!

Sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society, they started with a lofty goal of $1,500. Obviously, this dollar figure wasn’t good enough as they surpassed it by $1,375. All purchased toys will be donated to Lighthouse Outreach in Roseville where they will provide them to families in the community. Thank you for your generosity, Clippers!

Toys for Tots

Sensory Space Project Offers a Place of Relaxation

During this time of year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the world seems to be a bit more generous with their words of affirmation and gift giving. Eagle Scout Zak Woltmann is a perfect example of this, making a direct impact for our MOCI students during the most wonderful time of the year.

As a component of being an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 1489, Zak was required to complete a project that benefited his community. Zak got the idea for a sensory space or a “Break Space” as he calls it.

 

He applied for a Lake Shore Foundation grant for $1,500, received the grant, and did some fundraising at Fuddruckers to make this a reality. He purchased primer, paint, and sensory items with these funds and got to work beginning in late October and completing the project in mid November. The sensory room is located inside Ms. Johnston's classroom at the high school. The remaining $427.53 raised was donated to the MOCI program.

The reaction from students has been overwhelmingly positive. Students have enjoyed everything about it, even the color blue, which had been chosen as a representation of autism. Zak said, "I feel a great sense of satisfaction by giving back to the special education kids." Zak will now share his completed project with his Troop, based out of Saint Clair Shores. He will also receive a Certificate of Completion for his work.

Thank you, to the Lake Shore Foundation, for granting Zak's request. The Foundation was established in 1986 for the purpose of using charitable contributions to benefit all Lake Shore Public Schools' students.

Sensory Space

Elementary Students Participate in Santa's Shop

Our elementary students participate in Santa's Shop, a place where students shop without their parents, for their family and friends. Even though we may not be able to fulfill every desired gift from a list, there are plenty of products to select. Thank you to the parent volunteers who keep our tables fully stocked with presents, price each item, wrap them with care, and ensure a smooth check out process

Santa's Shop

Serving Our Community

The Motor City Mitten Mission (MCMM) worked with freshmen to start their newest Plarn Farm!

MCMM Star student volunteer Senior Katie Steeves popped in to say hello and do a little plarning, too. Thanks to Mrs. Stuckey for coordinating this! Because of their efforts, over 40 balls of plarn (plastic yarn) were created. These will be turned into mats and pillows that will be donated to the homeless community.

Over 50 boxes of food was delivered by HOSA and MICI students to the Saint Clair Shores Goodfellows. The tradition of buying and packing canned goods continues every year just in time for Christmas.

Goodfellows is a longstanding St. Clair Shores Civic Organization with a mission to provide to St. Clair Shores residents who may find themselves in need.

 

Service Project

'Tis the Concert Season

Concert season is here. Our schools have shared the light and spirit of this jolly season with their wonderful instruments, voices, and dance moves. Mark your own calendar for musical performances across the district by using our Events Calendar.

Choir Concert

Promoting Multiculturalism and Inclusiveness

Lake Shore students had productive dialogue about race, diversity and culture at the MISD’s 2018 Diversity Summit. This summit is designed to provide a safe and constructive forum for student discussion and to enlist youth leaders in embracing the “new normal” in Macomb County.

As part of our county’s initiative to promote multiculturalism and inclusiveness, Lake Shore High School’s Blaise Kolley, Alexis Gibson, Janelle Reiff, Isabella Papadhima, Nina Harkonen, Ndiaga Diouf, and Melanie LaForest, North Lake High School’s Rio Henk, Donte Ellis, and Brittany Drewery, and Kennedy Middle School’s Marco Cavazos, Jaidyn Davis, Miles Huffman, Presley Saleh, and Reijah Taylor attended a session that helped them develop an understanding of the Cultural Proficiency Continuum. Working in teams, students talked about statements and placed them under the appropriate point on the continuum. Other sessions included Refugee Camp, Discovering Diversity through Art, Discussion that Reforms LGBTQ, and Story Circles.

At the end of the day, students collaborated to design an action plan that serves as a response to the diversity topics presented at the summit. 

Diversity Summit

Engaged in Project-Based Learning

Mrs. Stuckey, Ms. Dombrow, Mrs. Karwowski, and Ms. Phillips were recognized at our November Board of Education meeting for the initiative and dedication they’ve shown by introducing Project-Based Learning to their students. Project-based learning is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.

PBL Teachers

Note: Each school (LSHS, Kennedy, Masonic, Rodgers, Violet) has a building-specific Events Calendar.

Featured Events

Spotlight on Alumni

Know a recent graduate who's doing amazing things? Nominate them for this year's "10 Within 10" recognition, a program that honors young alumni who have displayed #ShorianPride through work in their career, college, or community.

OK2Say

At Lake Shore, school safety is a high priority and promote resources that help us to accomplish that goal. OK2Say encourages confidential tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. 

OK2Say

We're Hiring

Lake Shore Public Schools is looking to fill a number of positions, all of which are critical to the continued success of the district and our students.  We are currently seeking Substitute, Part-Time and Full-Time employees. For more information and to apply, visit our Human Resources webpage.

Camp

Why Lake Shore?

Lake Shore Public Schools serves 3,516 students in 5 schools which cover a diverse student population. Enroll as a resident or schools of choice student.

Highlights include:

  • Generous community passed a $35 million Safety, Security, and Technology Bond.
  • District-wide 1:1 initiative designed to cultivate learning using Chromebooks.
  • Championship athletic programs with league and state titles.
  • Anti-bullying programs to provide all students with a safe learning environment.
  • Fine and Performing Arts programs participate in state and national competitions.
  • International Exchange programs with China, Spain, Germany, and Italy.
  • Advanced Placement, Early College, Dual Enrollment, Career and Technical Education, online, Advanced English Language Arts, and Mathematics classes.
  • Lake Shore employees live and breathe the philosophy that every child shall receive an exceptional education in a safe and nurturing environment.


Lake Shore Public Schools is a place of possibilities and a Shorian experience is life changing. Show off your #ShorianPride and check off some of the sweet adventures that Lake Shore has to offer. How many have you conquered? 

Our Mission

Lake Shore Public Schools provides an exceptional education for all 3,516 students in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our students are empowered to excel in an evolving global society, supported by the collaborative effort of staff, families, and community. 

From preschool through our graduating seniors, Lake Shore students are a part of a strong school system that works hard every day for the benefit of our students. Our guiding principles, Inspiration, Innovation, and Celebration, are woven into the fabric of everything we do.    

Lake Shore offers accelerated learning opportunities starting in elementary school. Students consistently have strong test scores, and teachers utilize the latest technology to track individual student progress throughout the school year. The district currently offers foreign language starting in Kindergarten. Elementary students enjoy daily enrichment opportunities and a full calendar of extracurricular activities.  Our middle and high schools are home to award winning athletics and fine and performing art programs. Lake Shore offers dual enrollment and early college opportunities for students free of charge.

Macomb County families seeking a quality education for the preschool-11th grade students are invited to apply through our Schools of Choice program, but it is currently closed at this time. Residents may apply using our Resident Enrollment process.

This is #myLSPS.

Mission

By the Numbers

550 employees
3,516 students
3 elementary schools
1 middle school
1 high school
1 alternative education school
64,605 school breakfasts served
235,984 school lunches served
124,369 bus miles
2,280 Chromebooks distributed
320 Class of 2018 graduates
1 Lake Shore

Points of Pride

During the 2017-18 school year, there have been many reminders of what Lake Shore Public Schools stands for. Please enjoy our Points of Pride slideshow, a collection of reasons why Lake Shore is our home.

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