OurLSPS Updates

Board of Education Vacancy

The Lake Shore Board of Education has recently accepted the resignation of Board President Shannon Ketelhut in accordance with Board Policy 4120 requiring a board member to resign their position in order to apply for employment within the district.  As a result Lake Shore is now accepting letters of interest for persons seeking to fill and serve as a member of the Board of Education for the remainder of the term concluding December 31st, 2022.  Any interested, qualified party is encouraged to submit their name for consideration by 4:00pm Wednesday, August 21st to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools may apply here: BOE Vacancy Application.  For more information, visit the Board of Education webpage.

 

Lake Shore Public Schools would like to thank Mrs. Ketelhut for her many years of dedicated service to the staff and students of Lake Shore Public Schools.

Parent Portal Opens

The Parent Portal will be open on Monday, August 19th for student registration. All students new and returning must be registered every year. Please use the Parent Portal to update your child’s emergency information. Student schedules will not be available at this time.

Lake Shore Enrollment

Lake Shore Public Schools serves 3,516 students in 5 schools which cover a diverse student population. Lake Shore Public Schools is a Schools of Choice district. Under Schools of Choice Section 105, we may enroll students from another school district within Macomb County provided the student meets the application guidelines. Enroll as a resident or schools of choice student for the 2019-20 school year.

Applications and all supporting documents must be completed by Friday, September 6th at 3:00 pm for consideration. For more information about Schools of Choice, please contact Veronica Robinson, Schools of Choice Coordinator, at (586) 285-8610.

2019-20 Free and Reduced Applications

Lake Shore's Food Service Department is committed to providing and serving foods that best enhance our students' academic, athletic and personal performance. We recognize that breakfast and lunch time is as much about learning as the classroom. Through creative marketing and nutritional education, we strive to teach children about the best choices for life-long health and wellness, serving over 234,676 school lunches throughout the school year.

Food Service applications for the 2019-20 School Year are available. A new application is needed every year for all students, one per family with all students names.

For more information, please visit our Food Service Department's webpage or Frequently Asked Questions link. Any application filled out from last year is ONLY good until October 14, 2019 at which time the student, whom was receiving a benefit, will reset to full pay status on October 15, 2019 if a new application was not received.

Building Open Houses Scheduled

Each building holds their informal Meet the Teacher Open House evening with the goal of students and their families to locate classrooms and learn about the teacher's expectations for a promising 2019-20 school year. Dates and times are as follows:

Masonic Heights Elementary
Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30 pm

Rodgers Elementary
Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30 pm

Violet Elementary
Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30 pm

Kennedy Middle School
Wednesday, September 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm

Lake Shore High School
Tuesday, September 10th from 5:30-7:00 pm

School Supply Lists

As the first day of school approaches, we know our families will see back-to-school television advertisements and store shelves overflowing with school supplies. In order for you to plan ahead and get the best deals on your purchases now, we would like to share our updated school supply lists:

Masonic Heights Elementary List
Rodgers Elementary List
Violet Elementary List
Kennedy Middle School List 
Lake Shore High School*

*Specific supplies, if needed, will be listed in a teacher's class syllabus that every student will receive within his or her first week of school.

OurLSPS Top Headlines

Lake Shore looks back at some of our Top Headlines that shaped our 2018-19 school year to help us create a vision for continued success, infused with Shorian Pride, in 2019-20. Discover your reasons to enroll at Lake Shore Public Schools by viewing our Lake Shore Public Schools promotional video.

#1) Lake Shore Graduation Celebrates One School, Unlimited Futures

There are 325 graduates embarking on the next chapter of their story. The hours of blood, sweat, and tears that you've put into Lake Shore hasn't gone unnoticed. 

Graduation is a milestone in anyone's life. It shouldn't matter what grade it is: Kindergarten, middle school, high school, college. It is absolutely important to encourage each other, and never stop learning. The Class of 2019 has a left a legacy of being the first to paint parking spots, have 19 students sign their letters-of-intent to play sports at the collegiate level, have accumulated over 1,350 hours of community service, and 148 Seniors have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. They chose the color pink, the lotus flower, and Life is a Highway by Rascal Flatts to represent them.

Approximately 3,500 f
amily members and friends were seated, with overflowing love in their hearts and homemade signs and flowers in their hands. Teachers, administrators, and board members marched alongside you to illustrate the fact that they have walked with you the entire way. Caps were decorated, a tradition that shows individual creativity, and then tossed in the air as a symbol of high school completion.You’re a Shorian, and you’re ready to continue making a difference. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Graduation

#2) Lake Shore Shines at Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams

Lake Shore Public Schools participated in Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams! According to Kathleen Grobbel, Pediatric Family Advisory Chair, there was an estimated 1,300 people in attendance on Friday, December 14th at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, at least 300 representing Lake Shore. It was an honor for the Lake Shore Family to show support for your Pediatric patients during the 2018 holiday season. We loaded 5 buses to capacity and met many others on location!  At 8 pm, pediatric patients will shine flashlights from the hospital windows and look for community members standing outside the hospital to flash them back. Thank you, Lake Shore, for bundling up in red and white attire, creating a poster, bringing a flashlight, and putting on a smile as we brightened a hospital stay for children during the holidays.

Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams

#3) Homecoming

Homecoming is a time to announce your Lake Shore pride. And after you’ve graduated, it’s a time to return to Saint Clair Shores and reminisce about your school days. The entire district enjoyed Homecoming festivities which included the Cartoon-themed parade beginning from Kennedy Middle School, following Greater Mack, and ending at Lake Shore High School, a winning Homecoming football game with a final score of 47-6 against Sterling Heights, securing a playoff spot for the first time since 2010, and a celebratory dance. Learn more about this win here.

Homecoming

#4) Courageous Shorians Take the Oath of Enlistment

At our 5th Annual United States Military Enlistment Ceremony held on May 15th, 12 Lake Shore High School students were recognized: Jack LaPinta and Caleb Snell, Michigan Air Guard, Justin Chambe and Julia Munger United States Air Force, Christzian Caza and Nicole Lorenz, United States Army, Matthew Janowiak, Michael Paras, Allexa Radcliffe, Gavin Smith, Eukhy StaAna, Myuana Wideman, United States Navy. With May being designated as Military Appreciation Month, it is appropriate that they honor these students today. The whole intent of the event was to honor, serve, remember, recognize, and appreciate those who served, are serving, and will serve this great country as part of the military. We celebrate the courage it takes to stand up and say “I will serve”. Thank you for your commitment to the protection and service of this great nation. 

Enlistment

#5) Wigs4Kids

Twenty-three Lake Shore participants have chosen to have their hair cut off to help children who struggle deal with the social acceptance often based on their physical appearance. Senior Elizabeth Stacheit has organized and led this kind effort because she wants everyone to feel confident. She began marketing this cause at Lake Shore High School to her peers, and will donate 14 inches of her own hair. At an all-school assembly, volunteers from James Edwards Salon and Paul Mitchell were on stage, scissors in hand, ready to begin the cutting frenzy. Senior Ashley Daniels decided to donate on behalf of her deceased grandmother who battled brain cancer. Ashley witnessed her grandmother's hair loss, a symptom of radiation, while living under the same roof as her since 5th grade. Like Elizabeth, Ashley urges her peers to put others first, and choose to donate. On March 21st, we gratefully accepted enough donations to make about 2 wigs!

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center and Salon is a local grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides wigs and support services at no charge to children and young adults experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other disorders. Our wig recipients, also known as Ambassadors, range in age from 3 to 18, and are located throughout Michigan. 

Wigs 4 Kids

#6) Toys for Tots Collection

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

#7) Rodgers at LCA

For the second time, 42 Rodgers Rocketeers, under the direction of Mrs. Wischmeyer, performed the National Anthem at Little Caesar's Arena for the Harlem Globetrotters, represented by over 180 friends and family members who came to show support. They previously performed the National Anthem at Joe Louis Arena during Motor City Madness.

It was very special for the students to stand on the court and see the area from the view of famous athletes and performers. There even was some interaction with the Harlem Globetrotters! After the performance, students enjoyed the game, indulged in stadium food, and shopped for souvenirs.

Rodgers at LCA

#8) Kindergarten Roundup

Over 100 Class of 2032 students were given a warm welcome at our Kindergarten Roundup event. Our student leaders greeted our future Shorians. The leadership team, comprised of administrators and teachers, deserves credit for the planning of such an exciting event.

Students enjoyed the readiness activities, parents felt supported by welcoming staff members, and the energy encouraged smiles. All kids are truly the best part of our schools.

Kindergarten

#9) Teachers of the Year

Excellence in teaching deserves to be recognized. Lake Shore Public Schools proudly announced the following 2019 Teachers of the Year: Paula Crippen, Masonic Heights Elementary, Kelli Herr, Rodgers Elementary, Jennifer Rafferty, Violet Elementary, Mary Stahl, Kennedy Middle School, Matthew Smith, Lake Shore High School. These educators are recognized for their excellence in content knowledge, classroom management, and passion. They inspire our students by awakening belief in self, manifesting talents, and being the light.

Thank you to all 212 educators at Lake Shore Public Schools for being superhuman. You influence our youth in the most powerful way.

Teachers of the Year

#10) Lake Shore Foundation's March Madness

Our loyal fans created posters, wore team colors, and shouted in support of their represented school during our March Madness Tournament on March 20th. Student-athletes run the scoreboard, sing, dance, and cheer to entertain our guests. The Lake Shore Foundation raised a total of $3,200 in 2018 through this teacher and staff basketball competition. Because of the large crowd, we surpassed that number tonight, with a total earnings of $3,500. Lake Shore Foundation’s Chairman, Jack Dick, reminds everyone that tonight was designed to bring the Lake Shore family together. The money, used helps students reach their goals of excellence by funding support for important educational activities not provided by the schools, is a bonus! Congratulations to our undefeated, back-to-back Lake Shore High School Champions with a final score of 26-14. 

The Foundation was established in 1986 for the purpose of using charitable contributions to benefit all Lake Shore Public Schools' students. Their mission is to help students reach their goals of excellence by funding support for important educational activities not provided by the schools.

March Madness

OurLSPS Calendar

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

OurLSPS Facebook

OurLSPS Flyers

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Kindergarten Registration

Take your next steps toward graduation with Lake Shore Public Schools by joining the Class of 2032. 

Become a Member of the Lake Shore Family

Macomb County families seeking a quality education for the K-11 students are invited to apply to Lake Shore Public Schools through the Schools of Choice program by downloading and submitting the following forms: 

SOC

OurLSPS Highlights

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? 

OurLSPS Pledge

Pledge to give back to your community by volunteering your time, sharing your talents, and/or donating your treasures to the students of Lake Shore Public Schools.

Click here to help us reach our goal of 1,000 Shorians by the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Shorians Strong

OurLSPS Instagram

Lake Shore educators share their reasons for teaching in this social media campaign that demonstrates passion for tutoring, mentoring, coaching, and caring for students. Enjoy the #WhyITeach campaign on our Instagram account. Discover your reasons to enroll at Lake Shore Public Schools by viewing our Lake Shore Public Schools promotional video.

OurLSPS 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

OurLSPS 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
280 Class of 2019 graduates
1 Lake Shore

Points of Pride

During the 2018-19 school year, there have been many reminders of what Lake Shore Public Schools stands for. Please enjoy our Points of Pride Alphabet Book, a collection of reasons why Lake Shore is our home.

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