District Dateline - Lake Shore Public Schools


District Dateline - Lake Shore Public Schools
4 - Lake Shore Lines ♦ Spring 2012
District Dateline
A Glimpse of Michigan
Masonic Heights Elementary
students kicked off March is
Reading Month with a fun
presentation by author Kevin
Kammeraad. Pictured to the left are
the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders pulling
out their Michigan “hand maps.”
The upper elementary students’
assembly focused around
Kammeraad’s Glimpse of
Michigan. The lower elementary
students had an assembly called
Ideas are Everywhere.
Way to Go Science Olympiads
All three elementary schools participated in the
district Science Olympiad competition. Violet took
the overall 6th place trophy and had 16 students
compete in the county competition earning a 2nd
place medal in Mystery Egg
Drop by Billy Sheen and Jake
The high school also
participated this year in a
tournament. Kaylee Crozier
and Deborah Rempala were
the winners in Water Quality
Masonic Heights Participates
in “Walk to School” Day
Journalism Students‟ Article
Selected to Run Nationally
In April, students at Masonic
Heights Elementary school had a
“Walk to School” Day. Over 200
students and their teachers participated.
This event mirrored an international
Walk your Children to School Day that
occurs in the fall. The school promoted
this activity as good exercise (healthy),
green (no use of gas), and stress
reducing (no parking lot confusion).
Congratulations to student
journalists Chloe Paglia and
Josh Denzler, photos to the right,
whose article "Global Warming:
Truth or Myth" from The Shoreline's
March issue were selected to be in
the My High School Journalism.org's
National Edition, which features the
best student journalism from the
nation each week. Nice job Chloe
and Josh!
Another Great KMS Basketball Season
The 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Teams
finished their seasons 11-1! Way to go girls!!
Violet Students Skype with Author
Baseball Team „Buzzed‟ for a Great Cause
KMS Students were „Leaders for the Day‟
Kennedy Middle School’s Student Council collected over
$3,300.00 for the Leukemia Foundation with the Pennies for Pasta
fundraiser. The students who raised the most money were rewarded
by being “Leaders for the Day.”
From left to right: 7th Grader Veronica Barolo shadowed KMS
Principal Dr. Joe DiPonio. Sixth Grader Bryce Davis tagged along
with Superintendent
Chris Loria. Sixth
Grader Alexis Janes
was able to lead the
choir by filling Deanna
Doubler shoes. Seventh
Grader Zach Pierchala
ruled the hallways by
Assistant Principal
Dave Kochan.
The school also won
a classroom luncheon
Fundraiser Bryce Davis takes a seat at the
from Olive Garden. Mr. Top
superintendent’s desk. Bryce toured all of the
Travis Chesser's class buildings, attended a community meeting and enjoyed
enjoyed that prize.
a full day of activities as Lake Shore’s leader.
JV and Varsity players show off their buzz cuts in front of GearHeads on Harper Avenue. A big thanks to the stylists for taking on
this great group of players!
The Lake Shore High School baseball team has a
rule that players’ hair can’t touch their ears. Combine
that rule with a great cause and you get 26 players
going to GearHeads on a Saturday morning to get
their hair cut to benefit Wigs 4 Kids. None of the
players had long enough hair to donate, but all the
proceeds from their haircuts will go towards making a
wig for a child who has lost their hair due to a medical
The team toured the Wigs 4 Kids facility before
getting their hair cuts and watched an informational
video on how the program makes wigs and offers
emotional and psychological support for those,
especially children, who have lost their hair due to
cancer or other illnesses.
Fifth graders at Violet Elementary used
technology to connect with an author during March
is Reading Month. A group of 31 fifth graders had a
Skype visit with the author Avi. All fifth graders
read his book, The Fighting Ground in social
studies class. The book is a historical fiction novel
that takes place during the American Revolution,
which is part of 5th grade curriculum. The students
interacted with Avi and were able to ask him
questions; he spoke to all 31 students directly.
Mrs. Hoehing says, “It was a very worthwhile
experience. This was the first time I've done this
and really thought it was remarkable for the
The remaining students watched a recording of
the Skype, and those students who participated in
the live Skype wrote reflections on Avi to share
with their peers.
Chef 2 Schools
Chartwells Executive
Chef Jill McLaughlin
had a special treat for
students at Rodgers Elementary. She did a food
show and presentation
for the students.

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