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LUHS Students Raise the Bar Academically
3/3/2017 7:28:00 AM
LUHS passes 97.5 percent of students in fall semester
Evan Verploegh
Features Reporter

In the most succinct Lakeland Union High School Board meeting in recent memory, honoring of successful winter sports was the primary purpose of the evening. With board chair Tom Gabert away from the gavel for the evening, little was done in the way of action or discussion. Highlighted by principal and district administrator Jim Bouché was the passing rate in during the fall semester. 97.5 percent of LUHS students fell into the passing category. At the end of the 2015-16 school year, the passing rate stood at 97.6, and 97.1 in 2014-15. 

"You have to go back four years to find us below 97 percent," Bouché said. "We started to see some things slipping. We started to tighten down on our labs. Our senior group has seen big improvements over the past four years. Our staff is working well and our students are working well."

Bouché went on to say he considered it a "successful" semester, although the school should keep working towards the 98 and 99 percentile. 

In the remainder of the Principal's Report section of the agenda, Bouché went on to (humbly) brag about LUHS being the recent recipients of the state Spirit of Excellence award, which has been featured in recent issues of The Lakeland Times.

He also encouraged members of the board to attend LUHS' production of "Hello! My Baby" running March 2-6. He used this as an example of one of the "A"s in a "Triple A" student - academics, arts and athletics, which are all components of the Spirit of Excellence award. 

The next LUHS Board meeting will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 27. 

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