About Our School


When Erica Weadon took the reins as principal at Lake Road Elementary during the 2010/11 school year, attendance hovered at 80.9 percent, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Average daily attendance is now tracking at over 90 percent, and Weadon attributes the steady increase primarily to the ‘Good Habits Store’ instated five years ago through the Rotary Club of Poplar Bluff. 

Showing up, maintaining good behavior and making the honor roll earns students points at the makeshift store to purchase toys, snacks and other more practical items supplied by the civic organization.

For the behavioral component, Lake Road subscribes to DESE’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Support system through which the school has achieved the silver award, succeeding in implementing conflict resolution techniques, and will work toward the final tier of gold this year. 

“Teachers go above and beyond, and really look at the individual needs of kids,” Weadon said. “If we have to switch up midyear, we will do whatever it takes to get students where they need to be.” 

Twice a month, students get to participate in Club Day during which community leaders and high school students teach skills such as gymnastics, cooking, babysitting, gaming and even CPR.

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