Phone Messages Available by Text

The messages that are sent out from Inland Lakes Schools via our Phonedialer system are now available to be sent as text messages.  In order to receive these messages as a text you need to do two things.


1 - Give your cell phone number to the building secretary. If you have children at both schools, both secretaries will need the number.

2 - Opt in to receive text messages; here are the directions for doing that:




Text "join" (without the quotes) to 56360 from the phone you would like to receive the text messages.

Enter the short code 56360 into your phone's contact list as a contact from Inland Lakes Schools.


To opt out of receiving the text mesages, text "stop" (without the quotes) to 56360.

14-15 Top 100 Sportsmanship Award

Dear Athletic Administrator and Boys Head Varsity Basketball Coach,

On behalf of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) and BETTER BASKETBALL (the sponsor of this award), I want to congratulate your BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM on being one of the recipients of the 2014-15 Top 100 Sportsmanship Award.

This is the fifth year for this prestigious award. You, your students, your basketball coaches and players, and your fans should be proud to be on the receiving end of an award for good sportsmanship during the basketball season. After each regular season girls’ game and boys’ game, the basketball officials that worked the game were asked by the MHSAA to evaluate the sportsmanship of each school’s players, coaches, administrators and fans. At the end of the regular season these evaluations were ranked for all MHSAA schools. The top 100 schools for girls’ teams and the top 100 schools for boys’ teams (whose HEAD VARSITY COACH is a BCAM member) will now receive a beautiful banner depicting this award. This will be a great addition to your gym and something to remind people of the importance of sportsmanship at high school athletic events.  (Your banner will be Fed Ex’d to your school THIS WEEK. Please watch for it so it does not get misplaced).

Your presentation of the banner to your school should take place early in the basketball season. BCAM wants to send a message to the thousands of fans that will be attending games this season, when the presentation takes place, that they are being judged at every game on their actions. It is BCAM’s hope that this project will help to improve sportsmanship throughout the high school sports scene.

Each school can decide how they want to make their own presentation. We are asking that the principal, athletic administrator, coach and possibly your booster club president be available for this presentation. It should only take a couple of minutes at the beginning of the game.

BCAM, Better Basketball and the MHSAA are excited about this effort to improve sportsmanship. Again, congratulations and hopefully your school will work to be on the receiving-end again next year. Make sure your coaches join BCAM this year so your school is eligible for this prestigious award.


Tom Hursey
BCAM Executive Director

Driveway between Student Lot and Bus Garage Closed

The driveway between the student parking lot and the bus garage is now closed to all traffic except busses.  

This is a permanent solution to protect students who are using this driveway as a walkway between the elementary and the track.

Please use the exit onto S. Straits Hwy when leaving school grounds.

Starting off the new year, the journalism class will be publishing a news website which launched on Tuesday. Check it out at Keep updated with anything and everything going on at here at Inland Lakes, including sporting events, classes, and student life. The plan is to have students updates the website a couple times a week.
“No matter what day it is, there is always something going on at the school,” adviser Tim Morley said. “Our goal is to document that for the world to see.”

We highly encourage you to check it out weekly and stay involved.

JV Volleyball Onaway Tournament Champions


Congratulaitons to the Inland Lakes Schools Lady Bulldogs JV Volleyball Team.  


They are the Onaway Tournament Champions.  


Way to go Ladies!






OK2SAY encourages confidential tips on potential criminal activities or harm directed at students, school employees, and schools.  The program was launched on September 2, 2014.  We are very proud of the number of OK2SAY tips that the program has received and the success stories that resulted because a student had the courage to speak up. 

Please take a moment and review the positive impact for yourself at:


No Bully Zone Orange Out


Please click here to be taken to a video 


of our first No Bully Zone Orange Out.


Inland Lakes Schools encourages students and staff to


wear Orange the 21st of each month in support of the No Bully Zone initiative.


Further Online info for Students and Parents

On-line learning is offered to all students 6- 12 at Inland Lakes Schools. We offer a wide variety of classes as outlined in the GradPoint course catalogue. For further information about enrolling in one or more of the online courses, please call or visit the secondary office: 231-238-6868.

Protect MI Child

Inland Lakes Schools is participating in a free program to ensure adult advertisements do not reach our emails.  We have registered ALL emails with Protect MI Child.  We encourage families to participate with this program as well.  This FREE program is available at

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Please click here for Memorandum from Govenor Snyder's office.

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