Harrison students gymnasium Roosevelt readers Electronic Engineering bots Science class Ice Cream Social Horace Mann ribbon cutting ceremony New wing dedication Boys' cross country Ranger Marching Band classroom of kids Ranger Cheerleaders Class of 2017 Harding Singers Lakewood Project (by Alex  Belisle) Barnstormers' "Little Women", by Alex Belisle Emerson Kindergartners Harding's "Peter Pan Jr." LHS Cardboard Boat Regatta Ranger fans! Grant Orchestra Hayes Coding Club

Our Mission

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.

News & Announcements

Hayes Gets Creative with Growth Mindset Rap Video

Girls recordingThe philosophy of a growth mindset is on the mind of Hayes Elementary students and staff. The belief that we grow and make new connections by pushing ourselves to work through the struggles of learning something new is reiterated by Principal Sandy Powers on daily announcements. Recently, Hayes music teacher, Karen Bescan and librarian/media specialist, Kevin Costello, worked to write a growth mindset song and record it with a group of 5th graders. Take a listen, it's pretty special! Growth Mindset video

Trio of wrestlers take home tournament titles

rangerman logoLakewood High wrestlers wrapped up their weekend with three individual champions and a solid team finish at the Riverside Rumble Tournament. Freshmen Jayden Jackson moved to 12-1 after winning the 152 weight class​. Senior Joey Rodriguez (182 pounds) won his second championship this season and is 11-0. Sophomore Yousef Awad also won his class and is now 11-1.

Garfield Students See Future on College Day

doorFriday was College Day at Garfield Middle School as students chatted with Garfield alumni currently in colleges across the country via Google Hangouts and enjoyed other activities to learn the ins and outs of post-secondary school life. Former Garfield student and current West Virginia University undergrad Grace Dever was among the nearly dozen students who took time out of their college days to interact with the current Garfield students.

Bond Refund to Save Taxpayers $6 Million

dollar signThe current tax reform debate occurring in Washington created an opportunity for the District to advance refund $43,825,000 of its 2014 bonds. The District was able to save $6,100,112 in future debt service costs for nearly 10% net present value savings. This will average approximately $235,000 per year over the life of the remaining bonds (final maturity 2043). 

Parent Workshops on Taming Tantrums & Tears Set

Parents are invited to a workshop on "Responding to Tantrums & Tears" There are two dates, January 10 in Avon Lake and February 28 at Harding Middle School. If you have questions about how to understand, respond to and survive your child’s challenging behaviors, please join us for this parent workshop on crisis prevention. Each session has room for 12 Lakewood parents so sign up soon! More information can be found here.

Ranger Shop Plans Pop-Up Shop on Dec. 16

Ranger Shop logoNeed a gift for your Ranger? Stop by the LHS Ranger Shop on Saturday, December 16th from 10 am - 3 pm for all of your Ranger Spirit Wear needs. PJ pants are back in stock along with some great new knit hats-perfect for the cold weather! The shop is located in the Lakewood High Bookroom, which can be accessed through the east-end cafeteria doors.

PRE-SOUNDS OF SEASON ART SHOW SET FOR DEC. 14

vaseThe Lakewood High Art Department will host a Photography, Ceramics & Fiber Arts Show on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5-7 pm in the Civic Auditorium lobby. An awards ceremony will take place at 6 pm. Come see the show before attending the Sounds of the Season concert at 7:30 pm. Make it a great arts evening!

United Way Brings New Reading Room to Harrison

chompsStudents at Harrison Elementary have a neat new space to get cozy with books thanks to the opening of a reading room sponsored by the United Way Young Leaders’ Readers Become Leaders initiative. Student reading ambassadors cut the ribbon on the room as District administrators and United Way representatives looked on.

Community Celebrates New LHS Athletic Facilities

new gymOn Nov. 30, the District welcomed hundreds of community members to celebrate the opening of the new LHS athletic facilities, including a beautiful new gym, wrestling room, weight room, indoor track and community fitness facility. This celebration ceremony was the last in a long string of dedications of the last 12 years and now we can say our long-range Facilities Master Plan is complete! Thank you to our community! View photos of the Nov. 30 celebration here.

Emerson 4th Grader Wins "I Love Lakewood" Contest

essay winnerCongratulations to Emerson Elementary fourth-grader Kirsten Loyd on winning the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce's annual “Why I Love Lakewood” essay contest. The contest is open each year to fourth-graders living in Lakewood. Kirsten's prize includes $100 cash, a ride in the Light Up Lakewood Parade, held on Dec. 2. She also helped to “flip the switch” to turn on the downtown holiday lights during Light Up Lakewood. Read Kirsten's essay here.

Sounds of Season Set for Dec. 14 & 15

ornamentThe popular Lakewood High School Sounds of the Season concert, now in its fifth year, will be performed on December 14 & 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium. Come and celebrate the holidays with the LHS Performing Arts Department as students perform holiday song, tell holiday stories, and come together for a final carol sing along with the audience. The following groups will be performing: Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Barnstormers.

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