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March 6-8: American Legion in Lapeer to host Vietnam War Commemoration

Our local Vietnam War Commemorative Committee will hold events to honor our Vietnam Veterans, their families as well as POW/MIA veterans, on March 6-8, 2015 at the American Legion post in Lapeer ( 1701 W. Genesee St.). This commemoration is part of a bigger event designed for national, state and local communities, veterans organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. These events are meant to show appreciation and solemnity of war and the losses suffered by many.

The kickoff event will take place from 9 am-5pm at the American Legion. Veteran artifacts will be on display from the Vietnam War. Demonstrations of military service related items, a POW/MIA ceremony, a display of The Quilt of Tears, (a traveling memorial to those who have died or are dying from Agent Orange exposure) and more. The Committee is also seeking Vietnam Veterans and others who have items related to Vietnam or the Vietnam War to show others at this event or future events. Items could include such things as photographs, movies, military equipment/ supplies, art and craft items produced in Vietnam, etc.

For those who would like to be involved in the Commemorative Committee, to plan these local events, you may contact the Committee liaison Linda Bonner at 810-724-8541 or Joe Cain at jlcabe@frontier.com. Financial contributions from individuals and organizations are needed to finance these local events.  Please make checks payable to “Vietnam Commemorative Committee” and mail to: P.O. Box 894, Lapeer MI 48446

Mayfield Elementary students raise funds for Global Genes in honor of classmate

Logan's PictureFrom Melissa Anderson, Special Education Teacher at Mayfield Elementary:

Today, our building is having jean day for “gene” day. World RARE Disease Day is on February 28, and since that is a Saturday, we are celebrating today. This was established back in 2008 because treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient. There are more than 7,000 rare disease types with 80% being caused by faulty genes.

One of our students at Mayfield has a rare genetic condition. Logan LeClaire has a condition called Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. It is caused by a deletion of the terminal end of chromosome 22 or mutation of SHANK3 gene or ring chromosome 22, in which the 22nd chromosome forms a ring. This condition in most cases is not inherited, but is from spontaneous mutation. Some of the core features of this syndrome include intellectual disability of varying degrees, delayed or absent speech, and symptoms of Autism. In Logan’s case, he has shown some delayed and absent speech, but he has grown by leaps and bounds since he has started at Mayfield. Each day he is here, we are amazed by the wonderful things we see him doing, such as reading, dictating writing with his communication device, and interacting with friends.

The money raised today will be given to Global Genes, specifically for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, in honor of Logan.

District Band Festival information for LHS, Zemmer

The Zemmer and LHS Bands will be performing at District Band Festival the next two Fridays.

Zemmer 9th grade bands perform at Flint Carman-Ainsworth High School on Friday, February 27; performance times as follows:
4:25 pm   Zemmer 9th grade Concert Band
7:35 pm   Zemmer 9th grade Symphony Band

Zemmer 8th grade bands and the LHS bands perform at Flushing High School on Friday, March 6, with the following performance times:
4:25 pm   Zemmer 8th grade Concert Band
5:45 pm   LHS Concert Band
6:55 pm   Zemmer 8th grade Symphony Band
7:55 pm   LHS Symphony Band
9:30 pm   LHS WInd Ensemble

The public is invited and encouraged to attend these performances.

Evening activities for Monday, Feb. 23

Reminder: Practices on canceled school days are considered non-mandatory.

LAPEER HIGH SCHOOL
Drama Club Rehearsal noon – 4 PM
Varsity Girls’ Basketball practice (CFI – Main Gym) 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Varsity Boys’ Basketball practice 1:00 – 3:00 PM
JV Boys’ Basketball practice 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Freshman Girls’ Basketball practice (CFI – Aux Gym) 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Freshman Boys’ Basketball practice (CFI – Aux Gym) 3:30 – 5:30 PM
JV Girls’ Basketball practice (CFI – Main Gym) 5 – 7 PM
CFI – WEST
Freshman Boys’ Basketball practice (Aux Gym) 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Varsity Girls’ Basketball practice (Main Gym) 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Freshman Girls’ Basketball practice (Aux Gym) 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Walking Program CANCELLED
JV Girls’ Basketball practice (Main Gym) 5 – 7 PM
City Rec Basketball CANCELLED
ROLLAND-WARNER 6-7 CAMPUS
7th grade Basketball practice CANCELLED
Outdoor Ed Club (6th grade Archery) CANCELLED
7th & 8th Brade Boys’ Basketball Games CANCELLED
Open Basketball 4:00 PM
ZEMMER 8-9 CAMPUS
City Rec Basketball CANCELLED
Lapeer Outdoor Club CANCELLED
LHS Dance Team CANCELLED
LAPEER HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP @ CRAMTON
Lapeer Soccer Club CANCELLED
Physical Fitness for Seniors (Enrichment Class) CANCELLED
LYNCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Lapeer Thunder Youth Basketball CANCELLED
5th Grade Parent Drop-In Scheduling Sessions RESCHEDULED for March 4th @ 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Cub Scout Meeting CANCELLED
MAYFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
City Rec Basketball CANCELLED
Parent Info Meeting for 2015-2016 Scheduling RESCHEDULED for March 4th
Boy Scout Troop 144 Meeting CANCELLED
Girl Scout Troop 70161 Meeting CANCELLED
MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
City Rec Basketball CANCELLED
Girl Scout (Daisies) Meeting CANCELLED
Talent Show Try-Outs CANCELLED
SCHICKLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
City Rec Basketball CANCELLED
TURRILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
City Rec Basketball CANCELLED

Thank you Lapeer County Community Foundation: A letter from Sue Wilmers

February 20, 2015

Thank you Lapeer County Community Foundation!

Lapeer Community Schools has partnered with four colleges and universities: University of Michigan-Flint, Baker College, Eastern Michigan University, and Mott Community College to offer a variety of College On Campus programs within the school day in Lapeer.

The programs include Business, Humanities, Computer Technology, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice and Spanish.

The classes are taught by college instructors, and most are taught at the Center for Innovation on Millville Road. Almost 200 students will earn from 8-13 college credits this school year.

Lapeer Community Schools is grateful to the Lapeer County Community Foundation for investing in our students’ post-secondary goals and preparation.

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List of cancelled evening activities for Friday, Feb. 20

List of canceled evening activities for Friday, Feb. 20

Reminder: Practices held when classes are cancelled are non-mandatory.

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List of canceled activities for the evening of Thursday, February 19

Reminder: On days when school is canceled, all practices are non-mandatory.

The LCS Board of Education meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building, 250 Second St., Lapeer.

LAPEER HIGH SCHOOL
Drama Club Rehearsal 1pm practice
Competitive Cheerleading Practice As Scheduled
Freshman Girls’ Basketball game vs. Powers Catholic As Scheduled
JV Girls’ Basketball game vs. Powers Catholic As Scheduled
Varsity Girls’ Basketball practice 10-noon
Varsity Boys’ Basketball practice noon – 2pm
JV Boys’ Basketball game @ Powers Catholic As Scheduled
Freshman Boys’ Basketball game @ Powers Catholic As Scheduled
Boys’ Swim Team Meet @ Bay City Western As Scheduled
Practice solo and ensemble pieces for band festival Voluntary
CFI – WEST
Walking Program CANCELED
Softball Conditioning CANCELED
Lapeer Wildflowers Meeting CANCELED
Lapeer Youth Wrestling (Wrestling Room) As Scheduled
Varsity Wrestling Practice (Wrestling Room) As Scheduled
Lacrosse Training CANCELED
ROLLAND-WARNER 6-7 CAMPUS
Basketball Practice CANCELED
Lacrosse Training 6:30 PM
Outdoor Education Club CANCELED
Wyldlife Club CANCELED
Archery CANCELED
Incoming 6th grade scheduling night (Lynch & Mayfield 5th graders). Cancelled for tonight & re-scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26 @ 6:00 pm in the Rolland-Warner gym CANCELED & RESCHEDULED
ZEMMER 8-9 CAMPUS
City Rec Basketball CANCELED
Lapeer Outdoor Club CANCELED
Basketball Practice CANCELED
LHS LaCross CANCELED
LHS Dance Team CANCELED
Competitive Cheerleading Practice CANCELED
LAPEER HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP @ CRAMTON
Open Gym CANCELED
LYNCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PTC Talent Show Auditions/Rehearsals CANCELED
Lapeer Thunder Youth Basketball CANCELED
Sarah Evans/Gym Use CANCELED
MAYFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Girl Scout Meeting CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED
4th-Grade After-School Program CANCELED
After-School Reading Program CANCELED
MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Girl Scout Meeting CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED
Science Club CANCELED
Lightning Learning Club CANCELED
SCHICKLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Cub Scout Pack 127 Meeting CANCELED
Good News Club CANCELED
Truancy Prevention Incentive Program CANCELED
TURRILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
City Rec Basketball CANCELED

Wednesday, February 11: Learn more about UM-Flint Dual Enrollment at Information Night

Are you a parent of a current 10th and 11th grader? Are you looking for college credit earning opportunities to dual enroll at University of Michigan-Flint? If so, we have a great opportunity for you.  You are invited to the Lapeer High School auditorium on Wednesday night (February 11) at 6 p.m. to learn more.

Let’s start with a simple fact: College is expensive.

Four classes at UM-Flint costs the average college freshman roughly $5,000. That’s a lot of money, but there are ways to make college more affordable. While still in high school, LCS students can earn 12 college credits (a typical first semester of college). They can take courses during the school day, taught by college professors and without having to leave Lapeer. They can get access to many general education credits needed for most college and university programs. Transportation is also provided.

Whether students pursue a degree in Business or Humanities, these are credits valuable to most college programs. This is a great opportunity for pre-med students, for example, to complete general education coursework in social science to meet graduation requirements so that their freshman year is more concentrated in the sciences.

In addition, the first four required courses for a business major are included in this package. This is an awesome opportunity for students interested in business. This is a great way to see if it’s an area of interest under their parents’ roof and with the support of their high school.

The information night is directly addressed to parents and students who are currently 10th and 11th graders, planning for the junior and senior year (9th graders and their parents may also want to plan ahead for their high school classes). UM-Flint representatives will offer a Q&A session for them at 7 p.m. after their orientation session is finished in the auditorium. Hosts will help direct families to the designated rooms.

We hope to see you at LHS Wednesday night! The experience and savings are extremely valuable to the student making important decisions and to the parent with the cost of tuition increasing each year.

Please enter either at the cafeteria or auditorium entrances and ask for the UM-Flint or college credit program.

For more information, contact high school counselors, UM-Flint Department of K-12 partnerships (810-424-5624, ccordes@umflint.edu) or Sue Wilmers LCS Transitions (swilmers@lapeerschools.org).

Coming March 9: Zemmer to host Enrollment Night tailored to students from Chatfield, Bishop Kelley and St. Paul

LPS_v2_CMYKThe Zemmer 8-9 Campus will host a “one stop shop” enrollment night at 6 p.m. on March 9, 2015. The event is tailored for 8th grade students from Chatfield School, Bishop Kelley and St. Paul Lutheran.

The Zemmer Campus is located at 1920 Oregon Road, Lapeer, just east of the District’s Center for Innovation.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about what Lapeer Community Schools offers students, from advancement to support and everything in between.

Parents will have the option to take home enrollment packets or submit finished packets to get the process started that evening. Parents will learn about in and out-of-district transportation options, course scheduling and extracurricular activities. There will also be opportunities to meet our administrators and tour the facility.

For more information, contact Sue Wilmers at swilmers@lapeerschools.org.

February 3: List of canceled evening activities by campus

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – ACTIVITIES

Attendance at any practice/event that continues to run on a day that school is canceled is considered non-mandatory.

LAPEER HIGH SCHOOL
Drama Club Rehearsal As Scheduled
Competitive Cheerleading Practice As Scheduled
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Practice As Scheduled
JV Girls’ Basketball Practice As Scheduled

CFI – WEST
Walking Program CANCELED
Softball Conditioning As Scheduled
Varsity Boys’ Basketball Practice (Main Gym) As Scheduled
Freshman Boys’ Basketball Practice (Aux Gym) As Scheduled
JV Boys’ Basketball Practice (Main Gym) As Scheduled
Freshman Girls’ Basketball Practice (Aux Gym) As Scheduled
City Rec Basketball CANCELED
Lapeer Youth Wrestling As Scheduled
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Practice (Aux Gym) As Scheduled

ROLLAND-WARNER 6-7 CAMPUS
Basketball Practice As Scheduled
Competitive Cheerleading Practice As Scheduled
Outdoor Education Club CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED

ZEMMER 8-9 CAMPUS
City Rec Basketball CANCELED
Lapeer Outdoor Club CANCELED
Basketball Practice As Scheduled
Competitive Cheerleading Practice As Scheduled

LAPEER HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP @ CRAMTON
Open Gym As Scheduled

LYNCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Good News Club CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED

MAYFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Cub Scout Pack 144 Meeting CANCELED

MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Girl Scout Troop 70031 CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED

SCHICKLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Girl Scouts CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED

TURRILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Good News Club CANCELED
City Rec Basketball CANCELED

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