In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to life-long learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.
Garfield Middle School unveiled its beautiful new Little Free Library on May 28 and Principal Mark Walter wants the community to know it’s available for all to use. The Little Free Library movement began back 2009 there are more than 25,000 across the world today. The concept is to foster reading by making books readily available to the community.
Congratulations to senior Devon Chodzin, who has won third place in the Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Competition. More than 500 essays were submitted from area high school students on the topic "how can teens utilize free speech to inspire change in their communities? Chodzin's won $500 and a year-long membership to the City Club and will present his essay at a June 19 reception.
Junior Jimmy Toner finished in 2nd place in the Pole Vault at the Division 1 Track & Field Regional Meet on Wednesday, qualifying him for the State Meet next weekend at The Ohio State University. In doing so, he also set a new school record at 14'. Congrats to Jimmy !
Plenty of brain power was on display at the 32nd Annual Celebration of Excellence, held May 26 at the Civic Auditorium as more than 200 students grades 6-12 were honored for having achieved a 4.0 or more GPA through three quarters this school year.
Please join Harding's HIROS program on Thursday, May 28 at Angelo's Pizza for a fundraiser to help raise money for the Nepalese earthquake victims. Angelo's will donate 20% of your order to the cause. The offer is good open to close and for takeout, dine-in or deliver. Click here for the flyer or just mention HIROS program/Nepal when you order.
Veterans and their families gathered along with the staff and students of Garfield Middle School on Tuesday to commemorate Memorial Day as speakers such as Superintendent Jeff Patterson and State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio and urged the students to never forget the price that many have paid for their freedom.
The Board of Education at a special meeting on May 21 approved an amended calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. The new first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The last day for students remains the same, Thursday, May 26, 2016.
Fourth-graders and their parents are invited to take part in the District's first Beginning Instrumental Tryout Night. This is your child’s chance to try all of the instruments that he or she has the opportunity to learn in fifth grade. The tryouts will be June 2 & 3 at Emerson and Horace Mann Elementary Schools beginning at 7 pm. See this letter for more details.
Current 8th grade students interested in electronics and engineering can participate in a three-day camp exploring alternative energy technologies on June 15 - 17. This free camp offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn about Earth friendly energy sources, wind turbines, solar energy, and fuel cell technology. Registration has begun. Deadline to register is June 5. Click here for: Information Flyer or Registration Form.
Watch this video from WKYC-Channel 3 and see how Ruth Pangrace's HIROS program has brought together two groups of students that might otherwise not have found each other.
It's time for end-of-year conference honors and the Rangers have plenty to boast about this spring season. Senior pitcher Max Lavisky ( at left) has repeated as the conference Player of the Year and junior Mallory Shaw is the 1,600- and 3,200-meter champion after the conference tournament last weekend.
Lakewood High School Social Studies teacher Megan Eadah has won a 2015 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant awarded by the organization Facing History and Ourselves. She will receive a $2,500 grant to fund a project that will support the high school’s refugee population.
The Board of Education and Superintendent Jeff Patterson honored the service of the district's 18 retirees this year at the Board's May 18 meeting. Nine retirees were present. "I want to thank everyone who served our district so well over the years and gave so much to Lakewood City Schools," said Board President Emma Petrie Barcelona. Click "Read Article" for photos and a list of retirees.
The excitement and enthusiasm in the Garfield gym Friday was enough to think the 800 students and staff from Hayes and Lincoln Elementaries gathered there were taking part in a huge pep rally for some giant sporting event. It had all the elements: the Rangerman, Garfield cheerleaders and band, even Browns mascot Chompers. But the event was rather a rally for reading as the two schools celebrated the kickoff of their Two Schools One Book program.
Congratulations to Emerson teacher Mary McCool Berry, who was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Educator Achievement Award by the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center for providing examplary instructional strategies and creative programming that promotes educational achievement for students with disabilities.
Registration for the District's middle school and high school two Summer School sessions opens on May 11. Please click here for session dates, classes offered and the registration form.
Please join the LHS Art Department for its annual end-of-year show to highlight students' work. The "Everybody BUT the Senior Art Show" will be Thursday, May14 from 4-7 pm and the "Senior Art Show" will be on Thursday, May 28 from 4-7 pm with awards at 6:30 pm. Both shows will be in the 2nd floor art atrium.
The District is currently enrolling students 3 and 4 years old before Sept. 30, 2015 for its top-rated preschool programs. The programs at all of the District's preschool sites have earned the Ohio Department of Education's highest rating of 5 stars! Contact Cher at 216-529-4214 to sign your child up today!