This fall will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Lapeer Community Schools. From this point on, our school district will be more unified than at any point in its history. Students starting elementary school in the fall will navigate the entire K-12 experience alongside the familiar and friendly faces who were there from the beginning. Exiting elementary school, our 5th graders will transition to our 6-7 campus at Rolland-Warner as a group, then to our 8-9 campus at Zemmer and finally to a unified Lapeer High School.
Over the course of the last several years, we have found many new and creative ways to support our students, staff and the entire school community during this transition. We engaged our community in a process that identified the District’s colors and mascot for the future. We were proud to be able to announce something entirely new, the Lapeer Lightning, as well as a color scheme that pays homage to our history (Navy Blue from Lapeer West and Kelly Green from Lapeer East). Because of our strong belief in unifying the district under the banner of One Lapeer, we thought it best to utilize our Lightning colors and imagery district-wide. Over time, we will phase out the use of individual mascots and colors at our elementary and secondary schools.
One great example of the benefits of unifying is our new K-12 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. Working with our leadership teams and parent groups, we have created a new PBIS pledge (pictured right) that will stay with our students throughout their careers, B.O.L.T.S:Be: Organized Leaders Trustworthy Successful
In addition, starting in the 2014-15 school year, students at all levels will be involved in events and spirit week opportunities that will bring us closer together as a school district.
These are exciting times for Lapeer Community Schools, and we hope that you will take an active role in helping us through this historic transition to One Lapeer.