Lakeview High School (St. Clair Shores, Michigan)

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Lakeview High School (LHS) is a high school located in St. Clair Shores (SCS), Michigan. It is a part of Lakeview Public Schools. "St. Clair Shores" separates Lakeview from its cross-state, like-named Battle Creek Lakeview High School.[1] The school (SCS) is situated in Macomb County and located off of 11 Mile Road between Harper Avenue and Little Mack Avenue. Lakeview's mascot is the Husky and its school colors are silver and blue.

As of 2008 the school has undergone many enhancements thanks to the passing of a bond. Changes include a completely redone track and athletic field, a new cafeteria, an added gymnasium, new band room lockers and a renovated weight room. Numerous other aesthetic improvement were also made, e.g. the addition of blue awnings and pillars outside entrances with letters displaying the school's name overhead (also in blue), as a complement to the general off-white brick color of the building.[2]

Lakeview High School was accredited as an official educational facility in 1954 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is periodically evaluated by them as well as being accredited by the Bureau of Accreditation and School Improvement Studies School of Education: The University of Michigan.[3]

Operations[edit]

Lakeview's main offices opens on weekdays at 6:30 AM and the school is often open well into the evening due to numerous extracurricular activities taking place; facilities are frequently used on the weekends and even during breaks. Lakeview practices the typical semester term where the school year is divided into two sessions: first semester spans (roughly) September through January and second semester mid-February to mid-June. Block scheduling is used where classes are longer than the average classroom "hour" (classes range from 80 to 125 minutes long). As a result of these extended periods, majority of courses (but not all) are just one semester long as a year's worth of material is learned within the semester. There are four blocks in total with two types of schedules practiced depending on the day:[4]

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
First Block
Announcements
7:45 AM – 9:20 AM
9:15 AM – 9:20 AM
Second Block 9:25 AM – 10:55 AM
Third Block
A Lunch
B Lunch
C Lunch
11:00 AM – 1:05 PM
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
11:50 AM – 12:20 PM
12:35 PM – 1:05 PM
Fourth Block 1:10 PM – 2:41 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
First Block 7:45 AM – 9:05 AM
Seminar 9:10 AM – 9:50 AM
Second Block 9:55 AM – 11:15 AM
Third Block
A Lunch
B Lunch
C Lunch
11:20 AM – 1:15 PM
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Fourth Block 1:20 PM – 2:41 PM

A seminar period is held on Tuesdays/Thursdays following first block and prior to second block for various purposes (homework help, test retakes, organization meetings, etc.) and lasts only 40 minutes. Third block accommodates lunch breaks and is therefore longer than all other blocks. Students are placed into one of three lunches (A, B, or C) depending on the status of their third block teacher (i.e. if the teacher partakes in A lunch, the whole class will); off-campus lunches are prohibited during full days. As noted by the table, B lunch divides instruction during third block into two halves—the only instance where a class period is periodically split up.

Throughout the year the school also implements breaks from otherwise regular instruction. These breaks include Thanksgiving recess, winter recess, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, mid-winter recess, spring recess, and Memorial Day.[5]

The School Pep Song[edit]

The Silver and the Blue[edit]

By Mrs. Emma Momany

Cheers for the Silver and Blue
Shining for Lakeview,
Colors of Victory, Loyalty, and
Everything that sets us singing.
A song for the glory of the game
Fight! Team we're for you,
Loyal to Lakeview High and the Silver and the Blue.

RAH! RAH! RAH!

Rah! Rah! for Lakeview.
Lakeview must win.
Fight to the finish,
Never give in ... Rah! Rah! Rah!
You do your best boys, (team)
We'll do the rest boys, (team)
Rah! Rah! for Lakeview High !!![6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakeview High School" (Battle Creek), accessed December 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Lakeview High School" (St. Clair Shores), accessed December 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "Lakeview High School Huskies Student Handbook 2008-2009." p.1.
  4. ^ "School Schedules", "Lakeview Public Schools District Handbook for Students and Parents/Guardians 2010-11," p.12, August 17, 2010, accessed December 23, 2010.
  5. ^ "School Schedules", "Lakeview Public Schools District Handbook for Students and Parents/Guardians 2010-11," p.13, August 17, 2010, accessed December 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "The School Pep Song", "Lakeview High School (St. Clair Shores)," accessed December 23, 2010.

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Coordinates: 42°29′41″N 82°54′10″W / 42.4948°N 82.9029°W / 42.4948; -82.9029