Are you looking for college funding? This is the open house for you

If you are a high school student or the parent of a high school student, it’s never too early to learn about the financial aid process.

Square one is the FAFSA application: Successfully filling out this form will allow students access to not just student loans, but a plethora of other financial aid opportunities.

Save the Date: February 4, 2016

FAFSA Completion Initiative – Lapeer County Education and Technology Center

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Save the dates: Opportunities abound for info on secondary and post-secondary options

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Lapeer West Class of 2014 graduate Jessica Craig spoke to students at our inaugural Junior Jump on Jan. 27, 2015, at CFI-West.

 

When a representative from Saginaw Valley State University recently asked a group of LHS juniors if they liked a variety choices in education, the spice of life compelled nearly every student to raise their hand.

Those students are in the right place.

It’s hard to believe, but students in the District of Choices are on the brink of scheduling for the 2016-17 school year. With so many options available to students in grades 6-12, we hope that parents will take full advantage of the evening presentations intended for them, as well as to carefully review the materials that their students bring home from their information sessions during the school day.

The discussion that takes place within the home, along with the guidance of counselors, teachers and school professionals, are all important pieces to the puzzle when our young people are making decisions about their middle school and high school courses to prepare them for their post-secondary options.  Listed in bold are the events that are specifically planned for parents to attend:

Jan. 27: Junior Jump (school day) at CFI.

Jan. 28: UM-Flint presents to LHS sophomores and juniors (school day)

Jan. 29, Feb 1, 2: Lapeer Early College presentation to 10th graders (school day)

Feb. 1:  College on Campus Parent Night: UM-Flint, Baker College, Mott College 530 pm LHS

Feb. 2: Zemmer scheduling assistance counselor sessions: 230-630 pm

Feb. 3: Ed Tech Open House. 5-7 pm

Feb. 9: All Program Scheduling Night: For parents and students.  Early College, Advanced Placement, Ed Tech, PLTW, Elective and academic options.  Learn about all programs. Choose the sessions you’d like to attend. Grades 7-11. At LHS 6 pm

Feb. 24: 7th grade scheduling assistance sessions: 6-730 pm

Feb. 29: 5th to 6th grade: Traditional calendar Info Night (Murphy/Mayfield 6pm), (Lynch/Schickler 730 pm)

March 7: Year-round: Grades 6-8 in the fall interested in year-round program.  6 pm, Rolland-Warner Campus.

For more information on any of these nights, contact the school (LHS: 810-667-2421, Zemmer: 810-667-2413, RW: 810-538-2334.)

Our counselors are also willing to meet with families outside of school hours on an individual basis.

Lapeer High School Student Council honored by Odd Fellows

MJB_5535.jpgLAPEER, Michigan –This week, the Lapeer High School Student Council gave a warm reception to Robert Kowalski (Grand Master) and Ken Hickman, representatives of state and local members of the Oddfellows of Michigan.

The men presented a plaque to the student council as a token of their appreciation for the $800 raised by the students to support their United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth. This is a program that several current and former LCS students have participated in.

“I know I was, and others with me, very gratified to receive this gift,” Kowalksi said. “I had to recognize the heart, and the giving spirit.”

Kowalski said the gift was “social validation” for their program.

“I’ve been around a handful of years, and this is the first time I can remember having this sort of community support,” he said.

Kowalski shared with the group his motto for the year, particularly prescient for his trip to Lapeer: Through giving, we receive.

“This is such a giving group,” said longtime teacher and sponsor Char Cornell. “They have given so much just this year. For me, (the Odd Fellows’) presence today reaffirms that our efforts do not go unnoticed.”

Earlier this month, LHS students Kellee Byard and Ava Strasser were elected as delegates by the Lapeer Oddfellows for the 2016 United Nations Pilgrimage.

An Odd Fellow bases their thoughts and actions on healthy philosophical principles. They believe that life is a commitment to improve and elevate the character of humanity through service and example. They support the idea that all people irrespective of creed, race, color, nationality, social status, sex, rank and station are brothers and sisters.

 

Feb. 9: LCS to host 82nd District Candidate Forum

A 82nd House District Candidate Forum has been scheduled for February 9, from 6-8 pm, at Rolland Warner 6-7 Campus (333 Demille Rd., Lapeer). The forum will feature Republican Gary Howell, Democrat Margaret Guerrero DeLuca and Libertarian Tracy Spilker.

Forum questions will cover a broad range of topics inside the overarching theme of education.

The general election will be held March 8, 2016. The winner will be the next state representative in Lansing representing all of Lapeer County.

Jan. 26: Shoot for a Cure basketball games

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You will not want to miss the District’s Shoot for a Cure girls’ basketball games versus Imlay City (freshman) and Goodrich (JV and Varsity) on Jan. 26 at Lapeer High School.

All donations from the games will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.

It is our desire to fill the gym to the brim! Spread the word and bring your friends!

Schedule for Jan. 26

4:00 pm: Freshman game vs. Imlay City

5:30 pm: JV game vs. Goodrich

7:00 pm: Varsity game vs. Goodrich

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