The LaGrange County Library and the Purdue Extension office are teaming up to sponsor a Bilingual Storytime during the month of October for children in grades K-3. Please see the flyer for more details! *This event is not sponsored by Lakeland School Corporation. The information is being provided as a public service.*
This press box is lit! We have had so many alumni involved in this project! Jerod Weimer has directed a crew of Lakers in the construction, Miller Signs created the amazing sign, and Kyle Keaffaber led this project and crafted the design. Great job Lakers!
13 Lakeland students joined 9 Westview students and 13 Prairie Heights students on a visit to Ball State University yesterday. The students learned about Ball State and the programs offered there. The visit was organized by Lakeland Alum Shannon Harman, the College and Career liaison for the Northern Indiana Educational Service Center. A big thank you to the volunteer chaperones who made this possible also! The next trip will be to Purdue University in West Lafayette on October 4th.
Unfortunately, the IMPACT program located in the Fairview building in Kendallville, is still having issues with midges. The programs located in that building will have virtual learning on Thursday 9/14 and Friday 9/15 in order to continue to remediate the issue. The attached letter is an explanation from IMPACT.
The LaGrange Co. Chamber of Commerce annual hosts a purse auction. All the proceeds are donated to the backpack food programs at Lakeland, Westview and Prairie Heights. These programs provide food for students in need over the weekends and during holiday breaks. Please see the attached flyers for ways you can help! *This event is not sponsored by Lakeland School Corporation. The information is shared as a community service. *
The LaGrange County Mental Health/Substance Use Collaborative is hosting an awareness event that will take place at the Lakeland Jr/Sr High Track on September 30th from 3 pm to 6 pm. Please see the flyer for more details! *This event is not sponsored by Lakeland School Corporation.*
Laker Nation is sad to learn of the passing of Herb Kerns, a former Lakeland bus driver. Herb was my bus driver a long time ago! I remember when he took us for a little ice cream cone on the last day of school. I believe it was at the A & W, which is long gone! Our condolences go out to his family; he touched many lives in Laker Nation! https://www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Herbert-R-Herb-Kerns?obId=28832821&source=fb1&fbclid=IwAR07m01HCylbNfRVErr0Q8R9oI-aQZMAHDA5Kgzr0-zRQIfE7k8QEHz5-Hg
The IMPACT program has had to cancel some classes at its Fairview location. Here is a letter explaining the situation.
We had a great win in football tonight! We also enjoyed the the LaGrange County United marching band performance! Parents, thank you for keeping your children with you in the stands!
The Wolcottville Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 2nd! Get the details here: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Wolcottville/WolcottvillefunRun1miledash5k
Just a reminder that we have our 1/2 hour late start tomorrow! Check out Lakeland Athletics at lakelandsports.org. We have lots of great events going on Friday and Saturday! A reminder to families, if you bring your children to events they should stay with you in the stands.
With the excessive heat expected Thursday, we're making some changes to practices and games: 1. All JH practices are cancelled tomorrow. 2. All outdoor HS practices will be canceled, shortened, or moved to later in the evening. Games 1. The JH volleyball game against Angola is still on. The main gym is nice and cool. 2. Varsity/JV volleyball at Hamilton is still on. 3. Boys tennis against PH is cancelled and moved to Saturday morning at 9 AM. 4. Boys Soccer against Central Noble is cancelled. Makeup date has not been set yet.
Laker Nation is sad to learn of the passing of Greg Warner. Mr. Warner was a long time mechanic for Lakeland's Transportation Department. He played an important role in keeping students safe! Our thoughts go out to his family during their time of mourning.
Lakeland Jr/Sr High will have Virtual Learning on Wednesday and Thursday due to the extreme heat. Unfortunately, our construction project focused on HVAC , is not to the point of being able to cool the school. Jr/Sr High families please check your email for further information. This will NOT impact student in preK-6th grade!
Lakeland School Corporation is back online! Whew! Thank you for your patience during our tech outage.
Laker Nation: we have had a switch malfunction which has taken our network down. This means phones are not working, along with many other items. We hope to have it fixed by the morning, but can't be sure of that at this point. We may be teaching a little bit "old school" tomorrow!
It was great to have our buildings full of life again! Morning drop off saw more traffic than ever, which caused some issues at the 4 way stop by Jr/Sr. We've asked for officer assistance there tomorrow to help it run better. Dismissal ran later than we wanted, but not as late as last year! Both morning an afternoon processes will get better as we go along. We're looking forward to a great year! Thank you for being a Laker!
Laker Nation is sad to learn of the passing of Mr. Ben Helmuth. Mr. Helmuth spent 32 years at Lakeland taking care of our buildings and grounds. He is remembered as a very kind man with high standards. Our condolences go out to his family!
If you're thinking about applying for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, here are some words of wisdom for Lakeland's 2017 winner Arianna Smith. The scholarship opened some wonderful opportunities for her! https://lccf.net/blog/lilly-scholar-shares-wisdom-from-application-process-and-beyond/
Having trouble with registration? Need a device beyond your phone to get it done? Need someone to help you through the steps? If you answered yes to any of these questions our Registration event is for you! Come visit the cafeteria at Lakeland Intermediate School on August 10th from 10 AM to 7:30 PM for assistance! We will have Spanish interpreters available, and several groups will have tables set up. ¿Tiene problemas con el registro? ¿Necesita un dispositivo más allá de su teléfono para hacerlo? ¿Necesitas a alguien que te ayude con los pasos? Si respondió que sí a alguna de estas preguntas, ¡nuestro evento de registro es para usted! ¡Venga a visitar la cafetería de la Escuela Intermedia Lakeland el 10 de agosto de 10 a. m. a 7:30 p. m. para obtener ayuda! Tendremos intérpretes de español disponibles y varios grupos tendrán mesas preparadas.