Shorian Nation eNews

February 22nd, 2021

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Newsletter Overview

Within this Shorian Nation eNews, you will review information about our community photorama, current building schedules, positivity project, CDC reminders, and stories highlighting inspiration, innovation, and celebration.

We are committed to keeping you informed as we confront COVID-19 together. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 as it pertains to school and your needs, please email

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LSPS Community Photorama

Have you signed up for our LSPS Community Photorama yet? Feel free to register late as we want to as many participants as possible to join the fun THIS SATURDAY! We aren't releasing specific photo locations until February 27th, but here's information to get you excited.


-Register your vehicle "team" using this form:

-Starts when the photo list is posted to participants on social media:

-Each photo site will have a point value and some "posing suggestions"

-Photorama is limited to 2 hours, and you will have limited time to upload your photos. Photos submitted after the session end will be disqualified.

-You may take as many photos as you like, but you may only submit 2 from your chosen categories.

-Build a strategy to map your route, engage in the process, allow people to help navigate, and have fun!

Bonus Sites (you can choose to donate to none, all for fun, or a maximum of 2 for points)

-Senior Care: letters/cards of happiness, colored pictures

-Animal Care: Cans of dog or cat food, empty cereal boxes

-Food Pantry: Nonperishable items, canned goods

-Valentine Mailbox Delivery

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Building Schedules

To access building-specific schedules, including start and end times, reference this link and follow the current schedules linked below:

Lake Shore High School
Hybrid and Virtual Schedules

North Lake High School


Kennedy Middle School


Masonic Heights, Rodgers, Violet Elementaries
Hybrid Schedule

Virtual Schedule

Positivity Project

Under the guiding principles of our districtwide initiative, the Positivity Project, the #PositivityinAction mindset is our top priority. These past two weeks we focused on the character strengths of LOVE and HUMILITY.

People with the character strength of love value close relationships with others and being close to people.

We were thrilled to share our Certificates of Shorian Love for the 2020-2021 school year, presented by our Shorian Nation, on our Facebook account. Winners were chosen from the results of a Community Favorites Survey, shared in November. In addition to the certificate, winners also received a flower, LS window decal, and hand written card from a student.

Please recognize that your Shorian love for our local businesses means so much to them; When you can, pay it forward with a visit, compliment, or donation.

People with the character strength of humility do not seek the spotlight. They let their actions speak for themselves.

Excellence in teaching deserves to be recognized. Lake Shore Public Schools proudly announces the following 2021 Teachers of the Year:

Masonic Heights Elementary's Noelle Freszar

Rodgers Elementary's Deb Wilson

Violet Elementary's Ann Lynch

Kennedy Middle School's Jessica Turner

Lake Shore High School's Jackie Phillips

These educators are recognized for their excellence in content knowledge, classroom management, and passion. They inspire our students by awakening belief in self, manifesting talents, and being the light. They are truly humble people.

Thank you to all 200 educators at Lake Shore Public Schools for being superhuman. You influence our youth in the most powerful way and we want to share how much we love all of our teachers!

2021 is throwing a lot of challenges our way. Tapping into our positive relationships and our character strengths, by demonstrating #PositivityInAction, will be critical in helping us be resilient and successful in the face of these tough times.

Looking forward, our upcoming character strengths are CHEERING OTHERS' SUCCESSES (2/21-2/27) and ENTHUSIAM (2/28-3/6).

CDC Reminders

Take steps to care for yourself and help protect others at Lake Shore Public Schools and our community by practicing healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Put space between yourself and others

Learn more about staying safe and healthy by visiting the CDC website.

Mask Up Lake Shore Public Schools


Virtual Talent Show

Raise your hand if you need to move your body? Need to express yourself? Need to share your passion with the Shorian Nation?

Artists never stop creating, and now is the time to show up, share your talents, and spread some joy by submitting your Lake Shore Digital Talent Show Entry Form: Send your video submission file or link to

This noncompetitive showcase is open to any student or staff member at Lake Shore Public Schools.

Film yourself doing one of your special talents (singing, acting/storytelling, dancing, gymnastics, magic, slam poetry, stand up comedy, visual art, spoken word, making/creating something, yoga poses, tik tok dances, tricks, etc). Acts can be up to 90 seconds in length.

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Virtual Open House

Thank you for attending our Virtual Open House and learning more about what makes the Shorian Nation special.

Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is open!

Lake Shore Public Schools provides an exceptional education for all 3,217 students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our students are empowered to excel in an evolving global society, supported by the collaborative effort of staff, families, and community.

From preschool through our graduating seniors, Lake Shore students are a part of a strong school system that works hard every day for the benefit of our students. Our guiding principles, Inspiration, Innovation, and Celebration, are woven into the fabric of everything we do.

Enroll as a new resident or new schools of choice student by using this link:

We are more than a school district. We are a Lake Shore family:

Virtual Pi Day STEM Program

Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter is excited to host its STEM virtual Pi-Day event focused on electrification.

Women in Defense-Michigan's STEM Program is also pleased to host its annual Pi-Day event virtually this year.

Upon registration, FREE hands-on STEM KITS will be mailed to registered participants. Get ready for an evening of fun as we learn about STEM Careers in the Defense Industry while building electrification kits.

This WID-Michigan STEM event is open to both middle (Grades 7-8) and high school (Grades 9-12) students, both boys and girls, within the continental United States. Electrification kits and other surprises will be mailed to each registered student's mailing address for FREE to participate in this virtual event. A link and additional pertinent information will be emailed to registered students prior to the start of the event.

Register here for the Virtual Pi Day STEM Program.

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Spelling Bee Champions

Fifth grader Lilith Smith was announced the champion of Violet Elementary’s Spelling Bee, Matthew DeBoever-Salo was announced the champion of Rodger's Spelling Bee, and Glen Vasili was announced the champion of Kennedy Middle School's Spelling Bee.

Lilith, Matthew, and Glen will be joining Izabella Pupa from Masonic Heights Elementary and moving on to the Macomb Regional Spelling Bee which will be held on Sunday, March 7th starting at 1pm in an online format.

Academic Excellence

Congratulations to the 123 students who qualified for the Principal’s List (All As) and the additional 124 students who qualified for the Honor Roll (3.5 GPA or higher) for the first semester. That’s 23.8% of our student body earning academic honors for last semester! These students should be incredibly proud of themselves for overcoming some very serious challenges to our educational routine. Way to go, Shorians!

We look forward to celebrating even more academic success at the end of the school year!



Lake Shore Public Schools will provide an exceptional education for all 3,217 students in a safe and nurturing environment including 1,400 students who opted for virtual learning. Our guiding principles, Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration, are woven into the fabric of everything we do and will be the focus of every update. Expect an eNews email biweekly update as a reliable way to communicate with our stakeholders.