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Lakeview Public Schools A publication of the Lakeview Public Schools for the people of the Lakeview School District

We are LAKEVIEW...are YOU?

VOLUME 2 9 , I SSUE 8 7

LHS Class of 2015 Recognizes Students

From Your Superintendent

Graduation Awards. . .

Karl D. Paulson Superintendent

Graduates, start your future! Congrats to the Class of 2015!

The onset of summer brings with it cheers and congratulations for another graduation. As you can see by the story to the right, the Class of 2015 has much to be proud of with numerous achievements and academic accolades. This year our students set new records for earning college credit while still in high school. Lakeview has become the leader in the tri-county in this area. In fact, this year’s graduating class was the first group who were able to make a 4-year plan to take advantage of Lakeview’s unique dual enrollment collaboration with Wayne State University. These students were in 8th grade transitioning to 9th when Lakeview first offered the WSU option. And, plan they did… (Continued on Pg. 7) SUMMER 2015 I NSIDE THIS I SSUE Top Ten Class of 2015 1-2 2015/16 School Calendar


Alumni Garden


Student Achievements


On June 5th, 280 students graduated with the Lakeview High School Class of 2015. The top eight graduation night awards were received by: Emiljan Elezi, the Robert H. Schaublin Outstanding Senior; Joseph Zerbst, the Ian Smith Award; Nathan Holland, the Richard Black Award; Ava East, the Christine Nieman Honor Plaque; Corey Nicholson, the Co-Ed Service Award; Zachary Barringer, the William Srigley - Civics School Award; Kristjan Cenko, the Balfour Award; and Mia Frank, the Honor Award Plaque. Scholarship Highlights. . . This year, the estimated dollar amount of student accepted scholarships is over $800,000; which includes two students receiving the Chick Evans full ride scholarships - one Evans Scholar is going to the University of Michigan and the other to Michigan State University. There were also two athletic scholarships - one to Ferris State University and the other to Howard University. All total, over $1 million dollars in scholarships were offered to the hard working students in the Class of 2015. Top Ten. . . This year’s Valedictorian Zachary Barringer of St. Clair Shores is the son of Marc and Barbara Barringer. He plans to attend the University of Michigan this fall majoring in Material Science and Engineering. Zachary, who attended the Macomb Math Science and Technology Center Program, was recognized as the Detroit News Best and Brightest Award recipient.

He was a member of the National Honor Society where he served as Secretary. He spent his extra curricular time running cross country, was a member of the Robotics Team, and was a member of a Boy Scout Troop, where he earned the Eagle Scout honor. Zachary credits his success to his parents and to all the wonderful teachers and administrators who have fostered his curiosity and nurtured his talents. (Continued on Pg. 2—Top Ten)

L AK E VI E W P UB L I C S CH O O L S (Continued from Pg. 1 - Top Ten)

Salutatorian Alexander Feleo of St. Clair Shores is the son of Rebecca Garcia and David Feleo. Alexander received a scholarship to the University of Michigan where he plans to major in Aerospace Engineering. He attended the Macomb Math Science and Technology Center Program and was recognized on the Macomb All- Academic Team. He won the Grand Prize in the Macomb Mathematics Science and Technology Center Science Fair and a Professional Award in the Detroit Science Fair for his research project.

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Rounding Out the Top Ten of the LHS Class of 2015

Kristjan Cenko University of Michigan

Madison Kirby Michigan State University

Mia Frank Madonna University

Ryan Maue Wayne State University

During his years at LHS, he served as a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and he was Captain of the FIRST Robotics Team 818. He has spent his extra-curricular time as a math tutor, AYSO soccer volunteer, Cross Country (All State Academic Team for 2 years), track, and delegate at the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

Corey Nicholson Wayne State University

Keyaria Walker University of Michigan

Alex credits his academic success to his middle school principal David Lavender. “Mr. Lavender was the first person to introduce me to the possibility of attending the Macomb Mathematics Science and Technology Center,” states Alex. “That was the greatest thing that could have (Continued on Pg. 6—Top Ten)

Jason Wozniak University of Michigan

Joseph Zerbst University of Detroit Mercy


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2015/2016 School Calendar Teachers Report Teachers Professional Development

August 31, 2015 (Mon) September 1, 2015 (Tue)

Students Report for Full Day Jefferson Middle School Fall PM & Evening Conferences

September 8, 2015 (Tue) October 7, 2015 (Wed)

(No 6th – 8th Grade Students in PM) Jefferson Middle School Fall AM Conferences

School Reopens

October 16, 2015 (Fri)

Jefferson Middle School Spring PM & Evening Conferences (No 6th – 8th Grade Students in PM) Lakeview High School End of 4th Marking Period

October 28, 2015 (Wed)

Lakeview High School Spring PM & Evening Conferences

(No 9th – 12th Grade Students in PM) Lakeview High School Fall AM Conferences

No K – 12th Grade Students in PM – ½ day records for all teachers Mid-Winter Recess – School closes End of Day for K – 12th

October 8, 2015 (Thu)

(No 6th – 8th Grade Students in AM) Lakeview High School End of 1st Card Marking Lakeview High School Fall PM & Evening Conferences

Elementary & Jefferson Middle School End of 2nd Card Marking / Lakeview High School End of Semester & 3rd Marking Period

October 29, 2015 (Thu)

Teachers Professional Development No students K-12

November 3, 2015 (Tue)

School Closes - Spring Recess begins at end of AM Classes for K – 12th

Elementary End of 1st Card Marking / Jefferson Middle School End of 1st Card Marking No K – 8th Grade Students in PM – ½ day records for K-8 teachers

November 6, 2015 (Fri)

School Reopens

Elementary Fall Evening Conferences

November 18, 2015 (Wed) November 19, 2015 (Thu)

Elementary Fall PM and Evening Conferences

Record’s Day- No School in PM for K-8th Students

(No K – 5th Grade Students in PM) Elementary Teacher Comp. Time

November 20, 2015 (Fri)

(No K – 5th Grade Students in PM) Lakeview High School End of 2nd Marking Period

November 25, 2015 (Wed)

Thanksgiving Recess – School Closes End of AM for K – 12th Grade Students

November 25, 2015 (Wed)

School Reopens

November 30, 2015 (Mon)

Winter Recess – School Closes End of Day for K – 12th Grade Students School Reopens

December 18, 2015 (Fri) School Closes End of Day K – 12th January 4, 2016 (Mon)

February 11, 2016 (Thu) February 16, 2016 (Tue) March 3, 2016 (Thu) March 11, 2016 (Fri) March 23, 2016 (Wed)

(No 9th – 12th Grade Students in PM) Good Friday- No School for K-12th Grade Students

(No 9th – 12th Grade Students in AM)

January 29, 2016 (Fri)

End of Third Card Marking Elementary Spring Evening Conferences Elementary Spring PM & Evening Conferences

March 25, 2016 (Fri) April 1, 2016 (Fri) April 11, 2016 (Mon) April 15, 2016 (Fri)

April 27, 2016 (Wed) April 28, 2016 (Thu)

(No K – 5th Grade Students in PM) Elementary Teacher Comp Day No K – 5th Grade Students in PM

April 29, 2016 (Fri)

Lakeview High School End of 5th Marking Period

April 29, 2016 (Fri)

Memorial Day Recess

May 30, 2016 (Mon)

Lakeview High School Senior Exams Lakeview High School Graduation Lakeview High School Grades 9-11 Exams (No 9th – 11th Grade Students in PM) Elementary & Jefferson Middle School End of 4th Card Marking / Lakeview High School Grades 9th -11th Grade Exams/End of Semester & 6th Marking Period

Martin Luther King Day – No School for K – 12th Grade Students

January 18, 2016 (Mon)

Students Last Day (No K -11th Grade Students in PM)

Lakeview High School AM Exams (No 9th – 12th Grade Students in PM)

January 28 & 29, 2016 (Thu/Fri)

Last Teacher Work Day

June 2 & 3, 2016 (Thu/Fri) June 10, 2016 (Fri) June 14-15, 2016 (Tue/Wed) June 15, 2016 (Wed)

June 15, 2016 (Wed)


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Alumni Garden Dream Becomes a Reality What started as a dream for several dedicated LHS alumni became a reality with the official groundbreaking for the Lakeview Alumni Garden which took place on April 21st outside of the LHS Athletic Field. The event was attended by current and former Board members, staff, students and Alumni Garden committee members. Lakeview High School principal Brent Case started off the event with a short introduction and a special thanks to the Classes of 2012 & 2013 who gifted the project $10,000. Superintendent Karl Paulson also addressed the gathering and updated everyone on how the project was progressing. Board member and committee member Donald Wheaton did the ceremonial "first dig" and shared the projects process from beginning to this groundbreaking. Since the groundbreaking ceremony, the Class of 2015 has donated money towards the signage at the garden and the Board of Education approved to financially support the construction of the new Athletic Field Ticket Booth that will be built in the area. Phase I of the project will begin this summer with

the official ribbon cutting taking place at this year’s Homecoming Game on October 2nd. If you would like to be part of Phase II of the project, please contact Debbie DePape, 4454000, ext. 2501 or email at: [email protected]. Paver forms and payment options are available on the District website at: www.lakeview.misd.net (Photos courtesy of Stewart Photography)

Top: Superintendent Karl Paulson, LHS Principal Brent Case, senior Calum Lee, and Board Member Donald Wheaton “getting ready to dig in!” Middle: School Board Secretary and Alumni Garden Committee member Donald Wheaton scoops the ceremonial shovel of dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony. Bottom: Members of the current and former School Board, District administration, students, community members and Alumni Garden Committee members gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony.

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Junior Leadership Macomb

Junior Leadership Macomb is an eight day leadership experience for high school juniors.

Participating students gain new information on the assets/issues of Macomb County through engaging activities, field trips and group discussions. They also learn about their own leadership style. Students are selected for participation based on personal goals, personal assessment, personal/life achievements (this includes work experiences, community service, faith-based affiliations, etc.), academic standing, and personal references. This year’s Lakeview graduates of the Junior Leadership program are (Top - L to R) Juniors— Audrey Cook, Erica Hicks and Emily Swisher.

Cobo Center 30/60 Video Scholarship Challenge LHS junior Cheyenne DeWolf was selected as one of five high school and college student winners in the Cobo Center 30/60 Video Scholarship Challenge. On June 25th, Cheyenne, as a runner up, was presented a $500 check to put towards her future schooling. The awards were presented at Cobo Hall. Lakeview High School’s Broadcasting class will also be awarded a matching donation from Cobo Center. (Photo above) Cheyenne was presented her award by Patrick Bero, CEO and CFO of the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority. Cheyenne was accompanied to the day’s event with her family and teacher Matthew Barranca. In addition to the monetary prize, Cheyenne’s video is included in the video board content schedule and broadcast on the exterior boards of Cobo Center on the corner of Washington Blvd and Congress Street. These boards are seen by the city of Detroit, and are great exposure for aspiring filmmakers and artists. Her video can be viewed at www.cobocenter.com/cobo-3060.

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Automotive Awards The 63rd Annual Meguiar's Detroit Autorama Pedal Car Challenge took place on March 6, 2015. Ten schools received a stock pedal car from Summit Racing and customized it their way. Two Lakeview High School automotive students took on the project and saw it through until the end. They stripped the car down; smoothed out the body; and repainted it with a little help from Maaco® Auto Body. They also upholstered the seat and added some Lakeview auto decals courtesy of Lights Out Window Tinting to personalize their entry. (Top - L to R) Juniors Owen Haas and Jacob Mowen did an outstanding job on the project.

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. At this year’s regional competition, the following Lakeview High School students received awards: Electrical 2nd Place - Jacob Tischbein, Junior; Automotive Overall 4th Place Riley Smith, Junior; and Brakes 3rd Place - Danny Thomas, Senior.

Jacob Tischbein proudly displays his plaque where he also qualified and earned 3rd place in the state conference.


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(Continued from Page 2— Top Ten)

happened for my academic career because it offered me the advanced and accelerated curriculum that pushed me to become a better student. The skills that I learned there, along with the like-minded people I have met, are invaluable and cherished. Lakeview gave me a great education, but MMSTC took it to the next level. I am the student I am today because of Mr. Lavender telling me about MMSTC.”

Lakeview Today… Leaders Tomorrow! JMS Student Receives County Recognition On April 1, 2015, Jefferson Middle School 8th grader Megan Dombrowski (top left) won the Macomb Green School's Logo Design Contest this year. Megan designed the winning logo (pictured below) which will be represented on Macomb County Green Schools program materials for the upcoming academic year.

The Lakeview Board of Education congratulates the Class of 2015 on a successful school year and wishes them all the best as they continue to pursue their education and future endeavors.

Her design showcases Michigan’s Great Lakes, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and fall foliage. The logo can be seen on the Macomb County Green School's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MacombGreenSchools or their website at: http://greenschools.macombgov.org Megan, pictured above with Macomb County Commissioner Steve Marino, is in 8th grade at Jefferson Middle School and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She'll be attending Lakeview High School in the Fall. For her next project, Jefferson Middle School teachers have asked her to design and paint a mural on the fence in Jefferson's 'Giving Garden'. Megan has volunteered to work on this project over her summer vacation. Logo created by Megan Dombrowski

Caleb Stump, Class of 2015, was Lakeview High School’s Canoe Award winner in this year’s St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee (WEC) project. The canoe, oars and life vests were all included in the award. Pictured with Caleb is (left) WEC Chairman Joe St. John and (right) committee member Christian de Ron.


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Strategic Plan 2014-19

Strategic Plan 2014-19

Teacher Grants Provide Technology

Financial Stability Board Adopts 2016 Budget Engaged in Negotiations

Upgrades Across the District

Over the past few years, Lakeview has offered internal grant applications for teachers to request classroom technology upgrades. This regular offer of resources has allowed technology improvements to be directly connected to curriculum needs, student interest, and to teachers who have a ready plan for appropriate use of the technology in the classroom. Teacher grant applications are approved based on merit. In other words, if delivered, how will the tech equipment improve student engagement and achievement in the classroom. To date, Lakeview has distributed over 65 teacher technology grants, some to every school. Put together with other technology acquisitions, Lakeview has provided over $2,000,000 worth of hardware, licensing and apps in the past five years without the need for additional taxes or a bond.

On May 19, 2015, Lakeview’s Board of Education adopted a balanced Budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Superintendent Paulson proposed the Budget plan even though negotiations with all employee unions were still underway. He stated, “I’m confident our employees will understand the Board’s desire for fiscal responsibility and we will achieve settled contracts in the weeks to come.” As of this writing, Mr. Paulson was correct, with four out of five unions having settled. The union settlements include a revenue formula that will allow the District to pay for wage improvements ONLY if there is adequate revenue available to pay for the new expense. The idea is very unique and provides financial stability for our programs.

Harmon Elementary teacher Whitney White, who received a Lakeview grant, demonstrates the “Smart Board” technology available in her classroom.

JMS Teachers at Macomb 2020 Jefferson science teachers Heather Pickering (left) and Stephanie Dzubak (right) completed a voluntary, intensive training program hosted by Macomb Intermediate School District this past year. Both teachers were challenged to create additional blended learning opportunities for their students. Part of the project required an evening presentation that allowed professional colleagues the chance to question them about their achievements. Superintendent Paulson is pleased with the initiative these teachers have shown in providing unique learning options for Lakeview’s students.

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Nearly 40% of the graduating class earned college credit by taking either Advanced Placement or college courses on the high school campus, during the regular school day. This is what makes Lakeview High School unique—most dual enrollment in Michigan requires students to leave their high school and go to a college campus to take classes. Lakeview hosts the professors on our site, and we pay for books and most of the tuition. Besides taking advantage of our college offerings, many seniors also learned leadership skills through our many extra-curricular offerings. In fact, the “Huskies with Heart” group, a Junior Optimist Club dedicated to service, engaged in hundreds of hours of service to the St. Clair Shores community this year including their “Kids Against Hunger” campaign in January. One highlight every year is when our seniors travel to the “Senior Center” to compete and have fun with another generation. The Board of Education and I are proud of the Class of 2015 and we wish them all the best!

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2015 Lakeview Board of Education

Lakeview Public Schools 27575 Harper Road St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Summer 2015 —Volume 29, Issue 87 NON-PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID

Dan Dombrowski, President

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Timothy Houlihan, Vice President [email protected]

Donald Wheaton, Jr. Secretary [email protected]

Philip Thomas, Jr., Treasurer [email protected]

Carol Herbon, Trustee [email protected]


Michael Bayer, Trustee

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James Kouri, Trustee

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Karl Paulson, Superintendent [email protected]

Tracy VanPeeren, Asst. Supt. [email protected]

Board Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Board Room at the Wheat Educational Campus, 27575 Harper, at 7:30 PM unless otherwise posted.

Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Education Opportunity It is the policy of the Board that no student in this District shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, height, weight, and/or any other legally protected characteristic, be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in its programs and/or activities. Any person believing they have been discriminated against may bring a complaint to the local civil rights coordinator: Assistant Superintendent, 27575 Harper, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081, 586-445-4000 X 2503.

Lakeview Public Schools Karl D. Paulson Superintendent of Schools [email protected] Debra M. DePape, Editor [email protected] (586) 445-4000, ext. 2501

Lakeview Today. . . Leaders Tomorrow! Checkmate. . .Princeton Elementary competed for the 2nd year in a row


at the Chess Tournament held at Henry Ford High School on May 17th. The tournament was just shy of 300 participants from all over Michigan. Lakeview had nearly 40 students from Princeton, 20+ from Harmon and several Princeton/Harmon/Ardmore alumni, who now attend Jefferson Middle School, participating in the event which was a major success. The team is coached by 5th grade teacher Cory Sheridan. Each student played five games. The teams had fun and learned teamwork. Lakeview had two students place in the “Top 10” and received trophies and seven (7) other students received medals for earning three (3) or more points.