You won't find a town called Lakeshore on a map, but you'll soon feel the Lakeshore community - and LANCER PRIDE - in your heart. We believe all children deserve an engaging and inspiring education - and the opportunity to discover and pursue their own paths. With passionate educators, the latest technology and unique opportunities, Lakeshore does more than equip our students to succeed in life - we empower them to lead their lives with character and integrity.
Lakeshore Excellence Foundation
Through the generosity of our donors, the LEF has funded more than 70 academic projects, 40 hardware and software projects, and a wide variety of outreach, cultural and aesthetic programs, many open to the entire community. In 2016, we successfully completed our largest infrastructure project to date by investing $600,000 to transform all of our libraries into 21st Century Learning Centers. We are now poised to again reach higher: we’re reaching out for contributors to help us support the implementation of STEM throughout all grade levels at Lakeshore Public Schools.
(Revised August 4, 2022: January 19 and April 12 are now half days of school for all students.)
There exists in our nation and community considerable discussion around the teaching of Critical Race Theory in K-12 Public Schools. Critical Race Theory is not included in the curriculum of Lakeshore Public Schools. Our curriculum follows the state of Michigan K-12 education standards and Critical Race Theory is not part of those state required curriculum standards.
Our teachers are charged with teaching students to think objectively about a breadth of topics and to analyze and evaluate information from multiple perspectives. To support students’ application of analytical and evaluative thinking, teachers present information in a developmentally appropriate and neutral manner.
The Board of Education and our Lakeshore staff recognize that diversity among our students, staff, families, and community members exists and is integral to the District's mission to prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of the future. The recently passed resolution to create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion action plan has unfortunately been portrayed as a vehicle for teaching Critical Race Theory. This is not accurate. The goal for the DEI action plan is to support the academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of ALL Lakeshore students and in no way aims to divide, blame, or advantage one group over another, as alluded to in some conversations around Critical Race Theory.
The Board is proud of this student-centered goal of sustaining a tradition of educational excellence within a safe, stimulating learning environment that recognizes and accepts the value of diversity.
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