Lake Shore High School

Points of Pride



  • Lake Shore, along with two other districts in Macomb County, has used Carnegie Learning Online for eight years for our Algebra I curriculum in a designated Math Lab. This computerized system gives example problems, tips on how to complete it, a step by step process, and immediate practice. 
  • Every mathematics student has access to a TI 84-Plus graphing calculator for in-class usage.
  • Students are given a comprehensive curriculum for all levels ranging from co-teach, paced, and independent courses.


  • 120 students participated in the 21st annual Nautical Coast Cleanup.
  • Ninth grade Shorians, Kristina Roberts, Gavin Lupo, and Steven Mittlestadt, competed at Michigan Department of Transportation's Design and Build Bridge Challenge at the Amway in Grand Rapids.
  • Students experience hands-on learning labs featuring Chemistry Flame Tests, Crime Scene Analysis, Magnetic Levitation Cars, and Frog, Sheep Eyes, and Rat Dissection.
  • Zoology students build mazes to test whether or not mice are trainable.


  • The Michigan Shakespeare Festival proudly presented the play Romeo and Juliet to all Literature and Rhetoric students.
  • Yearbook students created a 168-page yearbook.  On average, 500 yearbooks are sold annually.
  • The Shoreline, the school newspaper, produced 15 digital issues by 12 staff members located at
  • In talking about the power of empathy in preparation to read To Kill a Mockingbird, students in Ms. Dombrow's and Mrs. Stuckey's Literature and Rhetoric classes completed Random Acts of Kindness Projects carrying out small gestures that might have big impacts.
  • A new Shakespeare course was developed and will run for the first time during the 2016-17 school year.  Prior to the implementation of this course, only two Shakespeare tragedies are taught throughout the English curriculum.
  • 120 American Literature students visited Greenfield Village to gain insights into what life was like from the 1700s until today.
    American Lit students created a multi genre research project on the topic of their choice.  Along with traditional research, this project contained eight creative pieces in various genres like poetry, diary entries, news articles, and other alternate styles of writing.  Students presented this imaginative writing based on fact in a gallery format for their classmates to appreciate and provide peer feedback.   
  • After reading Lorraine Hansberry's powerful three act play, "A Raisin in the Sun," American Lit students envisioned, wrote, and performed their own fourth act.  
  • The English Department created a Weebly website as a vehicle for community outreach where parents may access the scope and sequence at any time.


  • Through simulations, the Trench War in WWI and English coffeehouse for the Enlightenment were recreated.
  • AP History students created videos based on a specific time period or person using effects, music, still photographs, and movie clips.
  • Psychology students took a field trip to the Detroit Zoo, having naturalistic observations of both animals and humans.
  • AP Psychology students created children's books about the brain and sensations. 


  • 85 Spanish-speaking fourth grade students from The Academy of the Americas visited Lake Shore High School to share their love for their native language with our 40 high school Spanish learners. 
  • The 2016 Michigan China Quiz Bowl was held on Saturday, April 16 on the campus of Wayne State University where three students, Bekah Sparrows-Morganstern, Victoria Perry, and Melody Momper represented the Lake Shore team. Students from the International school helped to drill them for the competition before the event!
  • Several Shorians travelled internationally to Italy and Germany as part of our Exchange Program.
  • Germans, Italians, Chinese, and Americans met to discuss culture and forge friendships at the International Summit.


  • The Marching Shorians won the Best Band Award in the SCS Memorial Day Parade 2016. 
  • Marching Band ranked 1st Division at Warren Mott Schools. They performed Secrets We Keep. This rating was based on five categories of tone, rhythm, intonation, technique, and interpretation.
    Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Fusion received Excellent ratings and Women's Chamber Choir received an Excellent with Superior Distinction rating from the Michigan School Vocal Music Association District 16's Choir Fest held at Stony Creek High School.
  • In April 2016, LSHS Choirs traveled to New York City, NY. to compete in Festivals of Music where Women's Chamber Choir, Fusion, and Competition Concert Choir all won 1st place awards in their divisions.
  • Women's Chamber Choir was also awarded the Highest overall score of all the competing ensembles receiving the "Performance of Distinction" award. LSHS Choirs were also awarded the "Esprit de Corps" award for their high level of professionalism, performance etiquette, school spirit, and overall unity as a program.

  • In March 2016, all four choirs participated in MSVMA District 16 Choral Festival and each ensemble received a rating of "Excellent", and Women's Chamber Choir scored an "Excellent with Superior Distinction". All four ensembles qualified to participate in MSVMA State Choral Festival with their high ratings.

  • In November 2015, four students were selected to perform as part of the first annual Honors Vocal Day at Oakland University where they worked with Dr. Michael Mitchell and many other students from District 16 and performed a culmination concert at the end of the day. One student was awarded a half hour voice lesson with a member of the voice faculty as well!
  • 80 students, in 4 shows performed Cinderella, the musical.
  • The Macomb County Board of Commissioners and the Macomb County Health Department turned their paint brushes over to artistic Shorians as winners of a mural competition.
  • Art students took 1st, 2nd, 3rd places at the Optimist Club Art Competition and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at the Little Blue Book Scholarship Competition.  These winners were displayed at the Eastside Art Show.
  • Over 200 art pieces were represented at the District Art Show.  Alex Kramer won Best of Show, was named the Art Student of the Year, and has her work displayed in the administration building.
  • Art students participated in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards event where, not only did Lake Shore beat Lakeview, but 4 pieces competed in New York.
  • All 9-12 grade Art students took Best of Show at the Anton Art Center.


  • Medical students were greeted by Wee Care Daycare children ranging from ages 3-5 for their annual animal well care visit. Stuffed animals, with owner supervision, experienced wheelchair rides, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, hand washing, height and weight, dental hygiene examinations, and vision testing.
  • Ronald Nickelson, Megan Ritz, and Beth Tomazewski attended the state HOSA competitions in Traverse City! 
  • Dr. Amy Joehlin-Price used web conferencing to give future Shorian pathologists and medical students an in depth narration of an autopsy. The doctor explained tools and tissues as she cut through the patient's layers.
  • A kidney transplant teleconference from Ohio State University's Dr. Diez was on the agenda for our medical students. As he narrated the transplant process, he shared insights into specific tools, parts, functions, and surgical personnel. It was interactive as all three schools participating were able to ask questions while Dr. Diez shared what the students were seeing.
  • Our medical classes have the opportunity to job shadow at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe campus twice a month. During their observations, they experience the emergency room, radiology, the cardiovascular stress lab, sterile processing, hemodialysis and endoscopy. Students are able to determine areas of interest which helps them narrow down a specific career path in this field.
  • In celebrating Children's Dental Health Month, dental students visited the elementaries to share why it is important to take care of your teeth. Since 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by age 17, proper brushing and flossing education is warranted.
  • Baker College welcomed 80+ Business Department students by giving them personalized presentations and tours of their Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Human Resource Management, Cyber Defense, Social Media, and Marketing areas
  • Lake Shore students Austin DeClark, Tyler Jankowski, Petey Harr, Ashley Romanowski, Jonathon Tomlian and Gino Maniaci took first place in the Michigan First High School Marketing Competition!
  • The Business Department regularly uses Blackboard, an online management system, to make curriculum more accessible and include hybrid and blended learning opportunities.
  • Chris Kiefer, Luke Manikas, and Baker College's Louie Paras were honored at the Macomb Intermediate School District for their excellence in Career and Technical Education.
  • Principles of Leadership class getting life & leadership lessons from eight outstanding guest speakers, including five of Lake Shore's finest staff members.  Along with the video clips, podcasts, movies, Mr. Daly's presentations, and the student’s book report presentation, the course made its mark on the seniors that took it. 
  • The National Center for Women in Information Technology’s recognized 32 state winners which included Lake Shore's Caitlin Beirne and Madison Werthmann.
  • Congratulations to 1st place winner Hannah Watkins, 2nd place winner Madison Werthmann, Honorable Mentions Olivianne James and Caitlin Beirne and finalists Grace Likins, Rhiannon Chisholm, and Mackenzie Johnson. Their websites impressed 75 first-round technology judges and 10 second-round business professionals earning Lake Shore a total of $750 in prize money!
  • Students in Career Field Experience received internship opportunities at Tri County Medical Clinic, Violet Elementary, East Lake Cardiovascular, Tri County Precision Grinding, BRS Accounting and Tax, Lakeview and Lake Shore High Schools, In Home Computer Care, David Gilboe and Associates, City of Saint Clair Shores, Dazzle Fashion Boutique, Stewart’s Restaurant, and Real Living Kee Realty, and the Macomb County Treasurer’s Office.
  • Design Studio classes compete in the annual Cardboard Boat races where Steel Horse took 1st place!
  • Sky Boren won $1,000 at the Courageous Persuaders Award Ceremony for his video on the Dangers of Texting While Driving. He ranked 2 out of 670!
  • The seven Media Productions II student leaders who produce announcements are well versed in using a tricaster, switcher, soundboard, teleprompter, and green screen technology. Although it may seem chaotic during their 13 minutes of live time, these students always keep a professional image.
  • Lake Shore Media Productions II and Advanced Web Design students pose with Sarah Roberts and other professionals at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning's annual Student Technology Showcase held at the Capitol.
  • Students were given a tour of Fisher Dynamics where they learned the process behind producing recliner mechanisms for vehicles during Manufacturing Day. Approximately 6,500 seats are produced each day at this plant; The assembly line and everyone within the company are truly efficient, team players.
  • For the past 10 years, Principles of Leadership, Building Renovations, and Design Studio students have experienced Base Camp at the Genesee County Technical Center. Located in Flint, this field trip allows students to work together as team, step out of their comfort zones, and bond with other classmates through a high ropes course, rock climbing, and ground challenges.
  • 50 young ladies explored STEM-related careers at Eastern Michigan University’s Digital Divas Conference.
  • Introduction to Architecture classes create ¼ inch = 1 foot scaled model homes using 3D Modeling software.
  • Mechanical Engineering students are 1 of 10 schools that are part of Square One’s Education Network, V 2 X Program.
  • Design Studio students received a 3D printer and digitizer for classroom projects.


  • Physical Education classes spent multiple days training with Petty Officer Washington from the United States Navy consisting of basic training workouts and shared nutritional information.
  • A record number of 12 students certified as lifeguards. Of these students, many have already secured a summer job.
  • Students created 10-minute aerobic and fitness conditioning videos as part of their coursework.
  • Physical education students had the opportunity to learn and experience the games of basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, pickleball, German kickball, thief, Shorianball, Spikeball, Nitroball, and speedball.


  • National Honor Society inducted 38 students based on Leadership, Character, and Service and performed 2,526 hours of community service.
  • 39 Units of lifesaving blood were collected at a blood drive sponsored by the National Honor Society, giving as many as 117 hospital patients a chance to once again enjoy good health.
  • 13 LSHS Science Olympiad students competed at Macomb Community College.
  • The Drama Club's production of The Outsiders impressed 400+ middle school kids from Kennedy Middle School, Richmond Middle School, and countless community attendees. They had 4 performances in a 48 hour period.
  • Student Congress and Charity Week supporters raised $3,500 toward the Austin Lipscomb Memorial Scholarship!
  • Key Club members spent the day wrapping presents for foster kids at Big Families of Michigan. This student-led organization teaches leadership through service to others.
  • As part of the Excellence, Student, Pride Club, 32 students were selected as Shorians of the Month based on academic achievement, athletic improvement and/or prowess, or a good deed.
  • Art Club, the most active club at Lake Shore with an average number of 30 students at each meeting, put on the Empty Mugs talent show consisting of 12 talents and 1 teacher.  There were 9 baskets raffled off during this event. 
  • Art Club raised $1,000 for Gleaner’s Food Market and another $2,000 for art curriculum.


  • The Macomb County Intermediate School District recognized Mr. Mazzola for being named Teacher of the Year.
  • Mr. Feldman presented at the Manitoba Social Studies Provincial Conference and was a  judge for the Michigan Social Studies Olympiad.
  • With the support from Mr. Feldman, Mr. St. Laurent and Mrs. Rathburn have been accepted to travel to Germany on a social studies and STEM professional development study tour, organized and funded by the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP).
  • Mrs. Rathburn has been published in the Michigan Science Teachers Association Journal for her article titled Twitter in the NGSS Classroom.
  • Mrs. Candela has been published in the Michigan Association for Computer User’s in Learning’s Journal for her article titled An Inside Look at Remind.  She also was recognized as the National Center for Women in Information Technology’s 2016 Michigan Affiliate Educator Award Winner.


  • The Athletic Department created a robust website to communicate sport information with the Lake Shore community.  Coach contact information, practice and game schedules, individual and team awards, and more are housed within the site located at

  • Boys Bowling State Semifinals
  • Cheerleading District and Conference Champions
  • Volleyball Conference Champions
  • Boys Basketball Conference Champions
  • Ricky Dixon MVP Silver Division
  • Girls Swim won Sportsmanship Award
  • Boys Track Dual Meet MAC Silver Conference Champions
  • Wrestler Tanner Konal, State Qualifier
  • Runner Jordan Hill tied school record in 100m, State Qualifier,
  • Regional Champion in 800m
  • Bowler Nathan Kuffer, Macomb County Singles Champion, State
  • Singles Qualifier
  • Gabriel Genord, 1st team all Macomb 229 Average, All Conference and conference MVP, MAC Blue Singles Champion
  • Lake Shore Aria qualified for the finals at WGI (Winter Guard International).
  • The annual Shorian Taste Fest held at Barrister Gardens raised $17,500.


  • Caitlin Beirne will play Bowling at Indiana Tech.
  • Brett Engel will play baseball at Macomb.
  • Jordan Miller will play softball at Macomb.
  • Jenna Pomaville will play volleyball at Robert Morris University in Chicago.
  • Ashley Romanowski will play soccer at Olivet.
  • Natalie VanDerHaegen will play softball at Aquinas College.


  • Congratulations to Lake Shore's Swimming Coach Rob Couck, Bowling
  • Coach Jim DeLong, Volleyball Coach Margaret Kwapisz, Track Coach
  • Chris Mantela, Cheerleading Coach Sherri Taormina, and Basketball
  • Coach Derrick Walton for winning the Macomb County Coach of the Year Award!


  • Through Rockpointe Community Church, Shorians Katie Clayton, Christian Pryor, Breanna Blondo, and Andrea Vacquez raised awareness for the homeless by sleeping outside.
  • 262 Class of 2016 graduates earning over $2,233,460.00 in scholarship & grant monies.  Of those graduates, the following earned these colored cords:
  • 18 Gold cord | Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.0)
    41 Purple cord | Magna Cum Laude (3.70-3.80)
    28 Blue cord | Cum Laude (3.50-3.60)
    33 Black cord | Career Technical Education
  • Teachers, students, and community members participate in a Color-A-Thon run to support the Lake Shore Foundation raising $2,240.
  • Thirteen students were recognized at the Enlistment Ceremony. By land, air, or sea, these students will be serving our country in the Armed Forces. They are Gillian Bissonnette, Brianna Davis, Shelby Ann Jones, Daniel Meade, Claudia Pfeifer, Kenneth Preville, Payton Tallman, David Wokuluk, Sky Boren, Anastasia Detzler, Christopher Herzog, Megan Little, and Rebecca Zaliwaski.
  • Vanessa Chambe, Miss Teen Michigan, was honored by the Saint Clair Shores Optimist Club as a Champion!
  • Ashley Jagoda received the Eric Smith Leadership Award for her work with our coalition to help spread the anti-drug message to her peers.
  • Thanks to the Army representatives, Shorians were able to play with TALON robots. The Army uses them for bomb disposal, in hazardous spill areas, and as predator vision. Each robot can drag 750 pounds and costs $180,000. This opportunity exposed students to STEM careers.
  • 2 AP Art, 17 AP Psychology, 12 AP Calculus, 10 AP Literature and Composition, 18 AP Language and Composition, 11 AP Government, and 14 AP History students took Advanced Placement tests.
  • Madison Werthmann represented Lake Shore at the Macomb County All Academic Banquet with a 4.0 GPA and a score of 33 on her ACT. She has been accepted to Princeton University, one of the most selective Ivy League Schools.
  • 33 Class of 2018 students have qualified to attend the Early College of Macomb beginning Fall of 2016! This program affords the students the opportunity to earn their LSHS Diploma as well as an Associate Degree concurrently at NO cost to the student/family!
  • Although we are known for our red and white, Lake Shore High School has added green in the mix, officially becoming an environmentally-friendly school.
  • The average SAT score for the Class of 2017 is 1004 out of 1600.
  • Junior Duncan Burdick was on Chicago PD. He filmed in a mansion in suburban Chicago. This student is able to have a successful acting career all while continuing to be a stellar student here. 
  • Mr. Carney, Ms. Richardson, Mrs. Lentz, and Mrs. Fain's students participated in yesterday's Special Olympics on Macomb Community College's campus with great success.

Lake Shore High School
22980 East Thirteen Mile Road
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
Main Tel: (586) 285-8900
Attendance: (586) 285-8902/8910
Fax: (586) 285-8904

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