Employee Appreciation Week

In celebration of Employee Appreciation Week, running May 6th-10th, we want to recognize our Lake Shore staff who go the extra mile and celebrate the people who keep Lake Shore running. 

We are seeking parents, students, and employees to submit a story about an employee that did something special! We will share the positive stories, quotes, and compliments from individuals about our employees during Employee Appreciation Week! Please use this form to submit your story of appreciation about one of our employees. 

Class of 2019 Important Dates

The Class of 2019 and their loved ones will find it necessary to organize these important event dates into a calendar/planner or an app like Wunderlist/Trello.

This link provides information on T3 exams, spirit week, honors convocation rehearsal, cap/gown distribution, honors convocation, senior video presentation, graduation rehearsal, seniors last walk, elementary bus tour, and the commencement ceremony.

Class of 2019

Why Lake Shore?

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? 


Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Nemitz Blazes Own Trail

When you enroll in Lake Shore Public Schools, you not only join a prestigious school, but also become part of a family. And when you graduate, your experiences create the launching pad for a successful career. Periodically, we spotlight on our graduates, sharing their accomplishments because we are loud and proud of them.

Class of 2015 graduate Mackenzie Nemitz was an active high school student. She even won the title of Most Athletic from her high school peers during the mock election vote. She earned this title as a result of being the Football Manager, basketball player, and serving as our softball team as co-captain. She was passionate about many things, but her claim to fame was softball. This is why she made it official and signed her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Michigan. As a preferred walk-on during her freshman year, she was assured a spot on the team, but unable to be offered a scholarship. This didn’t phase her. Mackenzie continued to train in the sport that she loved and cheered on her teammates from inside the dugout. Tragedy hit her sophomore year as she tore her ACL at the beginning of the season. This forfeited her opportunity for play time. Through adversity, she remained strong. She said, “For the remainder of that season and the next, I focused on recovery and getting my groove back. Overcoming this obstacle, and maturing along the way, was exactly what I needed to progress forward.” Now in her senior year, Mackenzie is in the starting lineup with a batting average of .325. She kept a positive attitude and never let obstacles get in her way of her dreams.

This is a wonderful lesson for every Shorian. Although Mackenzie has many role models and motivational people throughout her experiences as both a Shorian and Wolverine, she was asked to name just a few. “Coaches Daly, Puvalowski, and Roehm were always there for her, as a listening ear, giving advice on the field and in life.” Currently Mackenzie is majoring in general studies with a focus on sports management and community engagement. She currently has an internship with the MLB. Thank you, Mackenzie, otherwise known as Cardi Mercury by her teammates, for sharing your story and being an inspiration to all of us.

Lake Shore recognizes alumni who bring honor to our school district through work in their career or community. Nominate a graduate to be recognized for significant professional/personal achievements, discoveries, or creative work and exhibiting our core values by sending us an email.

Mackenzie Nemitz

Hair Donations for Wigs 4 Kids

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. Today 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

Spellers Share Passion for Language at Bee

Students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps Spelling Bee, one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions. In order to select our competitors for the Macomb Regional Spelling Bee, our elementary schools and middle school hold the following preliminary competitions and four students were selected to compete at the Macomb Regional Spelling Bee, held at the Macomb Intermediate School District this past Sunday.

Lake Shore’s Aaden Arnold, Michael Keenan, Tyler Pettway, Glendian Vasili competed. The winner, Brendan Pawlicki, is a 7th grade students from St. Lawrence Elementary in Sterling Heights. Glendian lasted until Round 8 with the word samurai. Tyler lasted until Round 7 with the word julep. Aaden lasted until Round 4 with langosta. Michael lasted until Round 1 with the word waywiser. Our spellers share a passion for language, competition and hard work. Thank you for your preparation in an event you will never forget.

Spelling Bee


Class of 2019 Participates in Adulting Day

Three hundred and twenty-five seniors enjoyed our Adulting Day, created exclusively for the Class of 2019. They engaged in pre-selected three different, one hour presentations to help them think about and prepare for life outside of high school. There were nine class options in total, which included Money Management, Police Interactions, Job Hunts and Interviews, Car Care Basics, Banking 101, MichiganWorks, Introduction to Cooking, Mindfulness, Renting Your First Place.

Senior Grace Rudolph enjoyed the Car Care presentation with Lake Shore parent and automotive expert Charlie McCuen. During the presentation, he shared a car maintenance checklist, giving advice about car needs which included oil levels, tire pressure, and brakes. Grace found this to be especially interesting because she has a 2002 Malibu that she would like to keep running for as long as possible.

Thank you to C and M Automotive’s Charlie McCuen, MichiganWorks’ Katie and Roshonsa, Orbis Holding Groups’ Amy Wentrack, MSU Extension Program’s Jackie Rabine and Kathy Jamieson, SCSPD’s Chad Hammer, Michigan First Credit Union’s Vicki Armes, Chartwell’s Tina Morris, and Beztak Properties’ Jessica for sharing their expertise with our graduating class.

Adulting Day

Elementary Students Compete at Science Olympiad

Our elementary schools participated in 17 preliminary Science Olympiad events hosted at Fraser High School. Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges. Head Coaches Stewart Gardiner, Rebecca Paver, Kathy Deckert, and Julie Hoehing, along with several parent volunteers, joined forces to assist students in the preparation for 2 or 3 of the events after school and at home. Events included Water Bottle Rockets, Mystery Architecture, Ping Pong Proportion, and Crash Car Eggspert looked as fun as they sound. The real challenge, like any Olympiad event, was to showcase innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles.

Violet Elementary’s Code Ninja team of Ean Klott and Collin Keener took 2nd place. Ean and Collin said that they practice their coding skills using Khan Academy. “We were able to use our prior knowledge of JavaScript to become self taught in other areas,” they added. Teagan Klott and Collin Keener just missed a medal for Mystery Architecture; They placed 9th and medals went to 8th place. Every team gave it their best effort and maintained a positive, cooperative attitude.

Science Olympiad


Lake Shore Welcomes Class of 2032

Thank you for attending our annual K-12 District Open House, Art Show and Artisan Market, and College Fair. The hallways and classrooms were filled with demonstrations, cookies, music, mascots, poster presentations, balloons, teacher-led tutorials, technology, and skits. Students prepared the Art Show and Artisian Market exhibit which featured 30 art pieces from each building, giving students a chance to show their talents and growth through drawings, paintings, ceramics, and digital art displays for the community. Over 62 colleges, universities and military branches were in attendance at our College Fair providing information on post-secondary options, and giving Shorians direction for future decisions. The development of language, motor skills, and social-personal skills is a daily focus for our youngest learners at the Shores Child Care Center. Working parents interested in our safe and secure environment were given tours of our facilities and introduced to our curriculum based on weekly themes that are incorporated through art and science projects, games, and language arts. Our student ambassadors, at all levels, explained, through words and works, what it means to be part of the Lake Shore family.

Lake Shore Inside ID

Lake Shore Welcomes Class of 2032

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.

Class of 2032

School Buses Pass Safety Points Inspection

At Lake Shore, we pride ourselves in our yellow transportation system. Our 10 bus drivers transport to Rodgers Elementary, Masonic Heights Elementary, and Kennedy Middle School as well as all Athletic events during the school year. They are personable and dedicated to ensuring safety for everyone aboard. According to Transportation Coordinator Sandy Defer, we have accumulated over 62,000 miles since September and will complete over 112 field trip routes, with the furthest being Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio or The Pinery in Canada.

With a combined 200 years of service and an average 16 years of service, please congratulate our Transportation Department for having all 12 buses meet every safety points and receive a green tag from the Michigan State Police.

Green Tag

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

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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: 


Our 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.


Teachers of the Year

Excellence in teaching deserves to be recognized. Lake Shore Public Schools proudly announces the following 2019 Teachers of the Year:

Paula Crippen
Masonic Heights Elementary

Paula Crippen

Kelli Herr
Rodgers Elementary

Kelli Herr

Jennifer Rafferty
Violet Elementary

Jennifer Rafferty

Mary Stahl
Kennedy Middle School

Mary Stahl

Matthew Smith
Lake Shore High School

Matthew Smith

Class of 2019

As the Class of 2019 counts down the days until graduation, photos will be taken, memories will be made and preparations for the future will be set in motion. Congratulations to our 325 Senior graduates featured on our Instagram account.


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. 


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
325 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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