East Lansing Schools

Band and Orchestra Car Wash Saturday

Friday, September 26, 2014

The East Lansing Band and Orchestra Parent Association will hold its annual car wash tomorrow, Saturday, September 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at MacDonald Middle School. Suggested donation is $10 per car wash but any level of donation is welcome. Band and Orchestra students will also be out in the community on Sunday, September 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. playing door- to-door for donations in East Lansing neighborhoods.

ELHS Band and Orchestra Students To Carol the Community during Night Out

Friday, September 26, 2014
Several ELBOPA Night Out 2013 Performers; Back L-R: Carl Geiger, Eileen Reeves; Front L-R: Josh Baird-Mejia, Alex Bennett

The community of East Lansing will have the chance to enjoy some impromptu, “surprise” concert venues within their own homes and lawns this coming Sunday, September 28, 2014. For four hours during their annual “Night Out” Fundraiser, groups of four to five East Lansing High School (ELHS) orchestra or band students will join parent volunteers as they “carol” at various homes in the area, providing entertainment and asking for donations to the ELHS music program. 

Former Teacher Helps Fund ELHS Marching Band Purchase

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The East Lansing High School (ELHS) Marching Band will be marching in this Friday’s homecoming parade with some shiny new gear, thanks to a substantial donor in the East Lansing community. 

Up until the 2014-2015 school year, students who participated in the band as sousaphone players were relegated to use old, outdated equipment, which was consistently in need of repair due to the sensitivity of the instrument’s “neck”. ELHS owned six sousaphones, two of which were original to the ELHS building, and all of which were approximately 60 years old. 

East Lansing Water Polo Players Compete Nationally

Monday, September 15, 2014

This summer, the Spartan Water Polo Club participated in the Junior Olympics at Stanford University in California. The club is the largest in Michigan, and the team that traveled to Stanford included boys and girls from both East Lansing and Okemos. Both school districts maintain their own boys and girls water polo teams during the school year, but the Spartan Water Polo Club is a separate and privately funded team.

Enterovirus Is Here

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Enterovirus is sweeping across the Midwest – and according to a local pediatrician, it may now have reached the East Lansing area. We are in the middle of enterovirus season, which runs largely unnoticed each year from July through October despite millions of infections, but the presentation of one particular strain of enterovirus has been garnering the attention of many East Lansing-area experts and laypersons alike for the volume of cases and severity of symptoms being attributed to it.

Earlier School Start Times Bring Changes for Families in the New School Year

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Families with children in East Lansing Public Schools (ELPS) have encountered many changes in the 2014-2015 school year, including an earlier start time for high school students. Students now begin their classes at 7:45 am and end at 2:46 pm, a shift that is approximately 15 minutes earlier than previous years. Middle school students start at 8:05 am, finishing at 3:05pm, while elementary aged children don’t begin their school day until 8:45am.

Educational Foundation Tailgate Welcomes Class of 2027

Monday, September 8, 2014
East Lansing Educational Foundaiton tailgate

The East Lansing Educational Fund (ELEF) held its third annual tailgate on Friday, September 5, at East Lansing High School. The event, which according to ELEF’s Michele Hulsgen drew about 200 people, officially welcomed the Class of 2027.

Kate Powers, Kwafo Adarkwa, and ELEF President Mindy Emerson (shown left to right in photo above) were on the serving line to greet guests. The East Lansing High School Marching Band Drum Line performed for those in attendance.

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