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

DISTRICT TEACHER TO APPEAR ON NBC SHOW JUNE 30

Stacy Rocco, a curriculum and technology teacher at Harrison and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, is part of a Cleveland team called CLE ROCS that will be featured on the new NBC series "Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge." The team will appear on the June 30 episode at 8 pm. The show highlights the competitive and athletic world of the wildly popular obstacle course racing phenomenon. 

PHONE SYSTEM PROJECT BRINGS STUDENTS ON BOARD

The District is in the midst of installing a new telecommunications system to replace its outdated, 17-year-old one and our students are helping to make it happen. Seven students from Lakewood High School have been hired by DVS Technologies to help in the installation of the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system that will bring the District’s telecommunications into the 21st century.

CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS "LAKEWOOD READS" PROGRAM

The Lakewood City Council at its June 20 meeting adopted a resolution recognizing the "Lakewood Reads" program as an important community program and encouraged residents to read this year's selection, "Man Nature & Climate Change: Field Notes of a Catastrophe," by Elizabeth Kolbert. The book was chosen by Lakewood High School teachers and all LHS students are required to read it this summer. A community discussion will take place at Lakewood Public Library on Oct. 26.

LAKEWOOD PROJECT TO PERFORM JULY 4

The Lakewood Project will once again perform as part of the Fourth of July festivities at Lakewood Park on Monday, July 4. The concert will begin at 7 pm and continue until the fireworks begin, between 9:30-10 pm. Campers from the annual Rock On! camp will participate in the concert as well. lakewoodproject.com

 

H2O COLLECTING CLOTHES FOR SUPER SALE JULY 23

H2O is currently collecting donations of clothes and shoes. Items can be dropped off at any of the three fire stations in Lakewood. Summer Service Campers will sort, price, organize, and display clothes for the Super Sale, which will be held Saturday, July23 from 9 am- 3 pm at LHS. Most items are priced under $1.00 and all proceeds benefit the H2O youth volunteer program.

RUNNING RANGERS CAMP STARTS JULY 5

Running Rangers is a distance running program for grades 3-8 that instructs runners in the areas of training techniques, diet, and running form in addition to distance training runs in preparation of the upcoming cross country season or road races. Included in the registration is participation in a local road race. Participants will also receive a t-shirt. Click here for more information.

FUTURE CLUB TO HOLD SUMMER CAMP FOR GRADES 1-8

Future Club was such a hit at the four elementary schools it debuted at this past school year that the advisers are going to continue the fun with four sessions of Future Club Summer Camp! The camp will be for grades 1-8. Have fun with robotics, coding, Minecraft, Legos and more! You can sign up for one session or all four. Click here to register. 

2008 GRAD SALUKOMBO QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPICS

Congratulations to Lakewood High graduate Makorobondo "Dee" Salukombo (Class of 2008), who has qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the marathon! Salukombo holds dual citizenship with the United States and The Democratic Republic of Congo. He will run for the Congolese team. Salukombo and his family came to Lakewood in 2004 as refugees and he went on to flourish at LHS and then Denison University. Read more about Dee and all his accomplishments here.

FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAMS OFFERED

The Ohio Department of Education has released a list of sites in Ohio that offer free summer lunches for students age 18 and younger. No sign up is required. You may find locations in Lakewood and on the near West Side of Cleveland by calling 1-866-3-HUNGRY clicking on the list at the following link: http://education.ohio.gov/KidsEat

POLICE DEPT. URGES ENROLLMENT IN AUTISM SAFETY ROSTER

The Lakewood Police Department has developed an Autism Safety Roster designed to promote communication and enable police to have better access to information about a person with autism who may be found wandering. If your student is affected by autism, please consider registering him or her on the roster. For more information and to register, click here.

JULY 31 RACE BENEFITS FOSTER CARE YOUTH

Join the City of Lakewood's Division of Children & Family Services on July 31 at Edgewater Park for a Race For Home, a 5K run and 1-mile walk to highlight the need for Foster and Adoptive Families. This inaugural event will also provide funding for A Place 4 Me, an initiative to support youth aging out of foster care without permanent supportive family structure. For more information and to register online, click here
 

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

All students at the middle and high school levels are required to do summer reading assignments. Middle schoolers will all read I Am Malala and high schoolers will all read Field Notes From A Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change in addition to specific class assignments.
Middle school assignment
High school assignments

DATES SET FOR ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS' DEDICATIONS

Save the dates! The community is invited to join the Lakewood City Schools in celebrating the opening of our new elementary schools at dedication ceremonies to be held at 6 pm on the following dates:
Tuesday, August 16: Grant Elementary
Wednesday, August 17: Lincoln Elementary
Thursday, August 18: Roosevelt Elementary

The buildings will be open to tour immediately following each school’s dedication ceremony. Come share in the pride and appreciation of this milestone accomplishment for our community!

WATCH LHS CONSTRUCTION AS IT HAPPENS!

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