Class of 2017 Harding Singers Lakewood Project (by Alex  Belisle) Barnstormers' "Little Women", by Alex Belisle Student artwork graces Cleveland Clinic construction site banner. LHS Baseball (by Alex Belisle) Emerson Kindergartners Harding's "Peter Pan Jr." Ranger Cheerleaders LHS Cardboard Boat Regatta LHS Dance Show Ranger fans! Jump Rope for Heart Grant Orchestra Ranger Marching Band Hayes Coding Club

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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.

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schladeRogelThe Lakewood Board of Education at its June 19 meeting approved the hiring of two new administrators, who will both begin their positions on Aug. 1, 2017. Swanton (Ohio) Local School District Superintendent Jeffrey Schlade has been named the new Director of Human Resources and Oberlin City Schools Director of Pupil Services Elizabeth Rogel has been named a Coordinator of Student Services.

LHS Team is Academic Challenge Champion!

ac The Lakewood High School Academic Challenge Team captured the championship of the WEWS-NewsChannel 5 Academic Challenge TV show! The team of seniors Ian Bell and Evan Suttell and junior Brian Donahoe beat teams from St. Vincent St. Mary and Benedictine high schools for the win. Lakewood finished with 560 points, St. Vincent St. Mary 440 and Benedictine 390. Besides the trophy, the win earned the school $4,000. Congratulations to the team and to advisers Peter Petto and Bob Sedlak.

Academic Challenge Team Earns 5th Place at Nationals

tournament teamCongratulations to our LHS Academic Challenge team on its outstanding performance in the National Academic Championship tournament in Chicago! The varsity team finished 6-2 and in a tie for fifth place overall while the JV team finished 3-3. The varsity team bowed out of the tournament in the playoff round when it lost a tight match to Detroit Jesuit High School. Good work by all the tournament participants and advisers Peter Petto and Bob Sedlak.

Supplies 4 Success Drive Seeks Volunteers, Donations

supplies collectionSupplies 4 Success is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $500 Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Grant to support this summer’s collection drive. Anyone interested in working on this summer’s collection should contact Karen Lee at or 216-534-2515. The group will need help creating collection boxes, managing collection sites, and on inventory collection day. Student volunteer hours will be collected. Collection boxes be placed around town after July 4. Monetary donations can be made through the Lakewood Foundation at by clicking here.

Board Lays Out Criteria Considered for Property Sale

At its June 5 meeting, the Lakewood Board of Education shared the parameters that it is using when considering any proposals by developors to purchas the Board of Education property on Warren Road. Those criteria are:

  1. Ensure the safety and security of Grant Elementary School
  2. Purchase price
  3. Guarantee occupancy for current Board offices for minimum 12-18 months
  4. Preserve historical nature of the East Rockport building
  5. Return of tax paying property to the tax duplicate
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

gradsLakewood High School seniors - 321 of them - marched across the stage to receive their high school diploma on Sunday, June 4, in front a packed Civic Auditorium full of their family, friends and teachers. Graduates received their diplomas from Board of Education President Betsy Shaughnessy along with congratulations from Superintendent Jeff Patterson and LHS Principal Keith Ahearn.

Students Honored at W. Shore Passport Assembly

west shore logoCongratulations to the nearly 200 West Shore Career-Technical students who received their Career Passport at the annual assembly and recognition program on May 18.  Career Passports are awarded to West Shore students who successfully complete their course of study.  Each passport includes the student’s resume, state testing certificates along with any career-field licensing and awards the student has earned.


LHS shieldThe Lakewood High new student Fresh Start orientation program will be Aug. 15 & 16, 2017. A parent session will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 6:15 pm in the Ranger Cafe for mingling and refreshments. The information program will begin at 7:30 pm in the Civic. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, students can attend on of two sessions: 9-11:30 am or 12:30 - 3 pm. Students will receive Chromebooks and learn the ins and outs of LHS. Please register here by Aug. 6. Any questions, email

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