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2012-11-22 / Living

School Briefs

Basketball clinic at West in December

LAPEER — Lapeer West’s Saturday Morning Girls Basketball Clinic will be held in December. This clinic is open to all elementary school girls looking to improve on their basketball skills.

The clinic will be held from 10- 11:30 .m. Dec. 1, 8, and 15 at the Lapeer West Gymnasium. Cost is $20.

This camp will teach kids proper ball handling, passing, and shooting skills at an age appropriate level. These skills will help develop your daughter into a better basketball player. The staff will use a combination of individual drills, one-on-one drills, and small-sided games to develop the players’ skills, strength and character.

Registration will be at the door. Checks made payable to “Lapeer West Basketball.” Please put your child’s name on the check to assure proper credit.

‘Growth’ pays visit to Schlicker Elementary

LAPEER — Several adults with special needs from Growth & Opportunity Inc., in Lapeer, paid a visit to Schickler Elementary on Nov. 15. During their stay, 5th grade LINKS students read with them and also received a hands-on lesson in the use of Braille. Chris, one of three G & O adults who actually went to Schickler as a child, read to the students from a book in Braille and also showed them how to type using a Braille machine that is used in their literacy project.

The group also led the students through a couple practice runs using American Sign Language to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Robert Schlund, husband of Laree Schlund, a teacher at Schickler, is a co-administrator at G & O.

Rolland-Warner teachers bring salmon into classroom

LAPEER — Rolland-Warner Middle School teachers Mike Wiltse, Maja Burris and DuAnne Cook traveled to the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery in Mattawan, Mich. recently for curriculum training and to pick-up a special delivery of chinook salmon eggs. They received approximately 200 eggs for each of the school’s two classrooms that will raise and place the smolt (young salmon) in a Great Lakes tributary in May.

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