Superintendent's Office


Vision and Values

Some parents and students are new to the district, others need a reminder of what Lake Shore stands for. It is also important that the community knows that we strongly believe in our Vision and Values.

The Vision and Values are posted in every building and are the basis of what we do here at Lake Shore.

Mission Statement

Lake Shore Public Schools will provide an exceptional education for all students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our students will be empowered to excel in an evolving global society, supported, by the collaborative effort of staff, families and community.

Mission Statement

 Guiding Principles

 Future Focus - We believe in:

  • Adaptability to change
  • Visionary thinking
  • Long-range goal orientation

 Future Focus - We will ensure that:

  • Students will have opportunities to create, share and reflect on long-term goals
  • Students will have access to developing resources and evolving knowledge
  • We model adaptability, openness to change and flexibility.

 Community - We believe in:

  • Service to others
  • Active community involvement
  • Partnerships between schools and community members
  • Honoring our past

Community - We will ensure that:

  • Shorian influence begins locally and expands globally
  • Shorians, both students and alumni, will share in traditional experiences. 
  • We actively engage all members of the Lake Shore school community in achieving our vision and mission

 Inclusion - We believe in:

  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Respect for self and others

 Inclusion - We will ensure that:

  • Each student has a sense of belonging without bias
  • Students learn to develop and foster ongoing relationships
  • The same opportunities are made available to all students.

 Integrity - We believe in:

  • Honesty
  • Responsibility and Accountability
  • Dignity and Decency

 Integrity - We will ensure that:

  • Staff members model behavior that exhibits trustworthiness and open dialogue
  • The learning environment promotes good citizenship
  • Students understand the importance of integrity to their character development and personal growth

 Life-long Learning - We believe in…

  • Continuous growth
  • Curiosity and imagination
  • Expanding knowledge 
  • Adaption to change

 Life-long Learning - We will ensure that…

  • Everyone participates in the process of learning and growth
  • All school community members have access to knowledge-expanding tools
  • Appropriate models of growth and change are showcased
  • Learning is shared throughout the community

Student Achievement - Lake Shore Public Schools will deliver state-of-the-art curriculum, which is content, assessments, instructional strategies and resources to challenge students so they excel in their lifetime of learning.

Communications - Lake Shore Public Schools will demonstrate effective two-way communication for the benefit of each student and the whole community, based on honesty and courtesy.

Resources - Lake Shore Public Schools will effectively use its community, facility, financial, human and technological resources to ensure success for all students.

Superintendent's Office

 Joe DiPonioDr. Joe DiPonio Twitter
 (586) 285-8480
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 Pat Gordon
 Administrative Assistant
(586) 285-8483
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 Tasha CandelaTasha Candela Twitter
 Digital Media Manager
 (586) 285-8911
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District Communication eNews

Lake Shore Public Schools sends out an email communication to the entire community every PLC day. Feel free to download our past issues:

December 5 eNews
November 14 eNews
October 24 eNews
October 10 eNews
September 26 eNews
September 12 eNews
August 22 eNews

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