Spring Musical: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 5th grade track meet Lakewood Project 5-star preschool program Harding production of Annie Lincoln Elementary Groundbreaking LHS Cardboard Boat Regatta

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

2015-2016 AMENDED CALENDAR APPROVED; FIRST DAY AUG. 18

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. 

4TH GRADE INSTRUMENTAL TRYOUT NIGHTS SET

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.

FREE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAMP OFFERED

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.

HARDING HIROS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTED ON WKYC-CH. 3

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.

RANGER WSC HONORS: PLAYER OF YEAR & A TWO-TIME CHAMP

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.

FACING HISTORY HONORS LHS' EADAH WITH $2,500 GRANT

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.

DISTRICT HONORS THIS YEAR's RETIREES

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.

HAYES, Lincoln rally for Two Schools One Book Project

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.

TEACHER HONORED FOR WORK WITH STUDENTS

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.

LHS SOPHOMORE TO PLAY FOR NATIONAL JR. HOCKEY TEAM

When you have a dream, you are willing to go to great lengths to achieve it. For LHS sophomore Adam Scheel, that entails leaving your home, your family, your friends, your school and all that is comfortable to play hockey at the highest level.  In the fall, Scheel will move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to join the U.S. National Team Development Program as one of the U-17 team’s two goalies.

LHS SENIOR'S REFLECTIONS ENTRY EARNS NATIONAL HONOR

Congratulations to Lakewood High senior Gregory Watson, whose musical composition entry in the PTA Reflections contest has earned an Award of Merit at the national level. Watson's piece, "Concerto for Clarinet and Piano," is only one of 10 selected for national recognition in his category.

LHS NAMED AMONG BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN NATION

Lakewood High School has been named one of U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools and a Bronze Medalist for 2015. The magazine awards Gold, Silver and Bronze medals according to state proficiency standards and how well schools prepare students for college.

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 11

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.

LHS ART SHOWS SET FOR MAY 14 & MAY 28

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.

SPOTS IN TOP-RATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM STILL AVAILABLE

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!

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