L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
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L'Anse Creuse Public Schools is a collection of K-12 schools located in Macomb County, Michigan. The district stretches from as far north as 24 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township down to Jefferson Avenue and I-94 in St. Clair Shores. The district occupies 37 square miles (96 km2) of the Metro Detroit region. The district is bordered by the Chippewa Valley Public School District, the Anchor Bay Public School District and the Lakeshore Public School District among other smaller districts.
The district currently has ten elementary schools: Atwood, Carkenord, Chesterfield, Graham, Green, Higgins, Lobbestael, South River, Tenniswood and Yacks. The district is also served by four middle schools: Middle School South, Middle School Central, Middle School North and Middle School East and four high schools: L'Anse Creuse High School and L'Anse Creuse High School - North, which is a National Blue Ribbon school. There Is Also the Fredrick V Pankow Center and Riverside Academy at the Diane M Pellerin Center and for administration the district is housed at the Harry L. Wheeler Office As Of September 4, 2012
In 2000, LCHSN built an identical pool to LCHS's, only in the North colors of black and gold. A new library was built at LCHSN, which added a new face to the entrance of the school. The new library replaced an old, cramped, window-less library, which was converted into four classrooms. Middle School East was built in 2000 to handle the growing population of the county. MSE is a National Blue Ribbon School. In the summer of 2006, both high schools received new fields and tracks for various athletics. Both fields are now of synthetic turf with vibrant writing on the field. Actual grass would be more costly to maintain. LCHSN built new home bleachers and a ticket booth. Atwood Elementary was completely rebuilt. After the 2005–2006 boys basketball season was complete, the gymnasium at L'Anse Creuse High School was demolished, to make way for a new state-of-the-art gymnasium, which was completed in 2007 along with a new student commons area. A new music and band wing was built at LCHSN in 2008. South River Elementary School was torn down and rebuilt this past year.[when?] The start of the 2007 school year marked the new beginning of the new school. Green Elementary School has been completely rebuilt and the old building was demolished. The new building opened for the start of the 2009–2010 school year. LCHSN is currently undergoing renovations to its front to expand the cafeteria and kitchen, and add a student commons area.
Changes for the 2007-2008 school year at L'Anse Creuse High School and High School North
The school district has made the decision to close both high school campuses beginning in the 2007-2008 school year. The campuses are closed not only for lunch but for the entire school day. This decision was met with much criticism from students and parents,though the district decided to do so anyway.
The L'Anse Creuse Transportation system serves the district, with its homebase adjacent to the John Armstrong Performing Arts Center.
L'Anse Creuse has one FIRST Robotics team (the GEARS), based out of the Pankow Center. The team utilizes resources from such Pankow classes as Introduction to Engineering, Precision Machining, Intro to C.A.D. drafting, Programming, Digital Electronics, Web Design and Auto Technology 1. Pankow is designed to encourage students to think outside of the box and push the students further in their education. It challenges students, but prepares them for college.
Both L'Anse Creuse High School and L'Anse Creuse High School North will be on a seven-hour day schedule beginning the 2010-2011 school year. This seven-hour day will shorten each class period, but allow students to be able to take one additional class each year.
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