Capstone projects, which are a new requirement of graduation this year but are not graded, challenge students to make a difference in their community by identifying a problem, conducting research to determine a possible solution, and then taking some sort of action on that.
The festival will be something like an all-choir reunion, as the four guest conductors taking part in the event are alumni of Detroit Lakes High School's vocal music program, and Laker vocalists past and present are invited to take part in a grand finale concert.
Members of the Laker Transitions team, Karen Nudell and Wendy Fritz, outlined the program’s development and recent renovations to their facility at a Monday, Jan. 24 meeting of the Detroit Lakes School Board.
The George Simson Auditorium at Detroit Lakes Middle School will be hosting this year's one-act play competition for Subsection 8AA North on Thursday, Jan. 27, starting at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to come and cheer on their local thespians; there is no cost to attend.
The new Lakeshirts Fieldhouse is in the upper echelon of high school facilities thanks to its high-end technology, top-end athletic training room, upper level track, and spacious seating on all four sides.
The Tournament of Roses Parade has been a New Year's Day tradition since 1890. The 2022 parade, televised live from Pasadena, Calif., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, will include an historic ensemble of 300 band directors from across the United States — among them, Detroit Lakes High School's own Tim Siewert. He will be marching alongside his father, Jim, as part of the Salute to America's Band Directors.
An extremely large, visually striking mural now graces the new commons at Detroit Lakes High School, courtesy of local artist Hans Gilsdorf. But the 8x48-foot mural, titled "The Laker Ripple Effect," actually serves a dual purpose: It was printed on the fabric used for acoustic panels installed by local firm DOW Acoustics, Inc., to help control the sound inside the commons. The oversized printer used for the project was provided by another local business, Trophy House, and the high-resolution digital image used for the process was the work of local photographer Jack Davis.
Two juveniles under the age of 16 have been charged in Becker County Juvenile Court in connection with threats against at least one Detroit Lakes school on Nov. 2, according to the Becker County Attorney. The threats caused a lockdown at Detroit Lakes High School that day.
Detroit Lakes' Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs are joining forces this Monday, Nov. 29, to present a free public information seminar on cyber safety and digital citizenship. Anyone from grade 6 on up to adult age is invited to attend the 7 p.m. event, which will be held in Detroit Lakes High School's brand new commons area.