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90th Anniversary - 2018 and Alumni Association Board Openings

Lansing Eastern High School was opened, as many of you know, in 1928. 2018 will be the 90th Anniversary of the School and the last milestone anniversary at its current location. The Alumni Association Board of Directors has begun discussion of planning and creating one or more community events to celebrate.

Board Members expressed the desire and need to work with friends in the community to create these events. I'm sending this note to ask whether any of you might be interested helping with this project?. It is not necessary to be a member of the Association Board or to attend Board meetings. We expect that the 90th Anniversary Celebration planning will be done by one or more special committees.

The Alumni Board also has several vacancies. New Bylaws, adopted in September, state that LEHS Alumni and others with a particular stake / interest in the school are eligible to be elected to the Board.

If you would are willing and available to help with the Anniversary planning or if you would like to join the LEHS Alumni Association Board; or if you know anyone who would, please send me the information at this address or call me at the number below.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your response as you are able to get back to me.

Lynne Martinez

Meeting Announcement: October 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Dear LEHS Alumni Board Members

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

The next meeting of the Lansing Eastern High School Alumni Association Board will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM in the Social Room. This will be the Annual Meeting of the Board per the newly adopted bylaws. It will include the nomination and election of Board Members and Officers.

If you know of anyone who may like to join the Alumni Board, please invite them to attend the meeting. It was suggested at the meeting last week that it would be good to add a few more recent graduates.

A few of you are regular participants in meetings and have not been members because you were not Alumni. The new bylaws allow LEHS supports who support the school and community to become members. Please consider joining the Board.

If you or anyone you know would like to be considered for Board Membership, send me names, contact information and any comments about what their particular interests might be.

Alumni Association Meeting Report 9/7/216
Eastern Alumni Association Bylaws

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
Bylaws Draft
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.
Meeting Report

Alumni Board Meeting Report and Information

Dear Alumni 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.

Meeting Report
Bond and Pathway Presentation
Bonding Proposal

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:

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.

Lansing City Pulse Editorial - Saving Eastern

Black History, Roaring 20's

Dear Friends

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.

Lansing City Pulse Article - Hisoric Lansing Eastern High School

LEHS Quaker Backpack Program invitation! Distribution on Thursday

Hello Everyone

The Lansing Eastern High School alumni 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 attached here.

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:

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.

Community Forums

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

LEHS Reunion

Lansing eastern high school all class reunion Saturday august 15 at 1pm. Bring tableware and a dish to pass. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Will take place in the school cafeteria.

2015 Hugh Spagnuolo Excellence in Teaching Award Winner:

2015 Hugh Spagnuolo Writing in Excellence Award Winners:

First Place – Kirsten Smith –
The Bluest Eye: A Story of Race, Beauty, Self-Image and Social Injustice

Second Place – Kayleen Petrovia –
Societal Norms in Modern Japan and Murakami's English-language Collection,The Elephant Vanishes

Full List of Scholarship Winners

Top Things about Lansing Eastern!

Top 10 Reasons That Make Eastern!

10 Reasons Why The IB Diploma Programme Is Ideal Preparation For University

The IB Learner Profile

What Is The IB Program?

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunities

Quakers Youth Football/Cheer-Leading

World's Largest Map of Asia Arrives at Eastern IB Magnet School

2010 All Alumni Picnic Pictures

Eastern Courtyard Pictures

Hugh Spagnuolo Excellence in Teaching Award Hugh Spagnuolo Excellence in Teaching Award Hugh Spagnuolo Excellence in Teaching Award