LEHS Alumni 2016 Picnic Cancelled
The LEHS Alumni Foundation Board discussed the Annual Picnic at their last meeting. People felt that participation has fallen and that they need to discuss how to increase attendance. There was consensus that no Alumni Picnic will be held in 2016. There will be discussion over the next months about possibly looking for a better time of year and other actions that might increase participation for a 2017 Picnic.
We welcome your suggestions and would love to have you join a Board / Committee discussion of the 2017 Picnic.
Meeting Reminder, Agenda and Report from April 26 Meeting
Hello Alumni Board
Please remember that the LEHS Alumni Association Board meets tomorrow, June 7 at 4:00 PM in the Social Room.
I am sending an agenda for the meeting and a report of the April 26th meeting. I am also re-sending the draft Bylaws, which will be discussed at the meeting. I will bring copies to the meeting.
Agenda - 6/7
Meeting Report - 4/26
Next Meeting of the LEHS Alumni Board - April 26, 4:00 pm
Hello LEHS Alumni Board Members and Friends
I hope that all is well with everyone and that you are enjoying the peeks at Springtime. Hopefully, this is the real thing.
The next meeting of the LEHS Alumni Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM at LEHS. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Jack Davis will provide and update on the Bond Proposal Campaign. Lou information and updates on Board Membership and the Alumni Bylaws.
A new item on the Agenda will be a discussion of plans for a 2016 LEHS Alumni Picninc.
If you have questions or comments, or if you would like me to add an item to the agenda, let me know.
I will send a meeting reminder and an agenda for the meeting closer the meeting date. Below is the meeting report from our March meeting, for your information.
Alumni Board Meeting Report and Information
Dear Alumi Board Members,
Thank you to all who attended the Alumni Board meeting yesterday to learn more about the Bond Proposal and Pathway Promise. There was a lot of helpful information shared and rich conversation.
Superintdent Yvonne Caamal-Canul and District Administators presented information on the bond proposal and answered many questions. The Board approved a motion to support the Bond Proposal.
A report of the meeting is attached here. Please review and let me know of any changes you would suggest. Also attached is a copy of the slide show prepared by District staff for the Alumni Board. Per a request, the Ballot Language is attached.
We did not set a date for the next Board Meeting. It was suggest that the next meeting be in April, after Lou returns.
Please let me know if you have quetions or comments.
Bond and Pathway Presentation
Important School Bond Vote: May 3, 2016
The Lansing School District has placed a $120 million bond proposal on the Tuesday, May 3rd, ballot in support of the Lansing Pathway Promise, an ongoing, innovative approach to educational excellence that will prepare our children and grandchildren for college and 21st Century careers. If approved, the bond would finance building improvements throughout the district as well as technology, furniture and equipment upgrades. For more information or to get involved in the effort, visit: www.LansingPathwayPromiseYES.com.
LEHS Class of 1976 members
We are having our 40 year reunion on Saturday, September 17 at Royal Scot...advance reservations are required. To get more information ask to be added to our facebook page, oLansing Eastern High Schol Class of 76 or message Cindy Mielock with your contact information including email address.
Black History, Roaring 20's
Please check out pages 15 and 16 in the LSD "Bright Side" to see the article about the Black History, Roaring 20's program and page 19, Titled East Side Pride to see coverage of the Quaker Pack project.
Both of these are projects supported by grants from the Alumni Board.
Congratulations LEHS and many thanks to the Alumni and East Side Partners who make these progams work.
LEHS Quaker Backpack Program invitation! Distribution on Thursday
The Lansing Eastern High School Alumi Association donated $2,700 to Melissa Washburn, a LEHS teacher who coordinates the Quaker Backpack project.
The grant is being used to purchase fresh produce and some additional protein from the Allen Market Place, and occasionally other sources, for distribution in Quakerpacks. These are backpacks packed with staple foods and sent home with LEHS students who signed up to receive them as supplemental food for weekends when they don’t have school meals. Goods ordered from Allen Market Place are delivered by Lansing's bicycle delivery Service, Go Green Trikes.
The next distribution of backpacks will be Thursday February 11th, around 2:30 in the Eastern Welcome Center. Please join us if you are available! It would be great to have alums represented!
Melissa is looking to get some good publicity for all the partners in Quaker Backpacks. I sent invitations to Judy Putnam at LSJ and to Kevin Lavery at WKAR Radio. Judy said she or RJ Wolcitt might attend. I'm going to send the invitation to City Pulse today too.
Alumni Association Meeting and School Bond Proposal
At the Lansing Board of Education meeting yesterday the Board voted unanimously to support the recommendations of the
Bond Committee almost exactly as presented. A copy of the press release that the administration released is
I also attached the report of the Alumni Board meeting on October 8.
The School District has set up a new website with information about the Bond Proposal. It has lots of information posted
under various tabs. Please check it out: http://www.lansingpathwaypromise.net/
The Alumni Association Board will meet next week on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Social Room. Please plan to attend if you can.
Information discussed informally at the Board meeting confirms that Sparrow plans to demolish Eastern High School after it takes possession. The draft
purchase agreement could include some efforts to do deconstruction, removal, relocation or other reuse of some of the best historic features of the
building. We need to develop some strategies around this opportunity.
I made contact with Jesse Lasorda from the Lansing Historical Society to ask if I could meet with with him. I think it may
be beneficial for the Alumni and the Historical Society to work together to preserve as many of the best historic features of
LEHS as possible. Agreements need to be included in the final sales documents.
Your thoughts and comments are invited and welcome.
Have a wonderful weekend.
The Lansing School District has announced a series of Community Forums to
bring Lansing residents up to date on development of a School Improvement
Plan and School Bond Proposal. You are invited to attend any meeting that
works in your schedule. All are open to the public and broad participation
is encouraged. Also attached are documents that describes the Pathway Promise that forms
the framework for the District's Strategic and facilities plan and the
results of the Epic MRA Poll of voter attitudes regarding the School Bond.
Both will be discussed in the Community Forums.
- September 28, 6-7:30pm: Ward 1 – Pattengill with Dan LaMore and/or Amy
Baumer and Bond Committee Member TBD
- September 29, 10-11:30am: Elmhurst Learning Center with Dan LaMore and/or
Amy Baumer and Bond Committee Member TBD
- September 30, 6-7:30pm: Ward 2 – Forest View with Dan LaMore and/or Amy
Baumer and Bond Committee Member TBD
- October 1, 6-7:30pm: Ward 3 – Everett with Dan LaMore and/or Amy Baumer and
Bond Committee Member TBD
- October 5, 6-7:30pm: Ward 4 – Sexton with Andy Kilpatrick, Dan LaMore
and/or Amy Baumer