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Networking/Cisco Team Wins Hyland Innovation Showdown

Team Mitchell membersCongratulations to seniors Damian Barto, Hong Chen, Bryce Mitchell, and Wilson Reynolds, winners of the Hyland High School Innovation Showdown! Hyland Software sponsors the Innovation Showdown to encourage high school students interested in technology to use their creativity to come up with an innovative solution to a real-world problem and present a plan to market it.

Discounted Cap and Gown Orders Now Available cap and gown

Jostens is offering early bird pricing for graduation items including the required Cap and Gown unit.  To order your Cap and Gown please click here for online ordering.  Sales pricing is valid until January 31st, 2019.   The Cap and Gown unit is required for commencement and all other packages are optional.   

Sophomore's Work Honored in Creative Writing Contest

Sara JareckeCongratulations to sophomore Sara Jarecke for earning an Honorable Mention in Ursuline College's annual fall high school writing contest. The contest tmore than 100 high schoolers submitted  brief works of prose or poetry based on a prompt that asked: Imagine what a quilt that represents your family story might look like. Sara and the other winners will read their work at a reception on November 15 at the college, in conjuction with the opening of an exhibit highlighting quiltmaking. The contest was open to all high schoolers in Cuyahoga County. Congrats to Sara, who earned $100, and her teacher, Susan Cesa.

Sophomore Harmon Takes 2nd in Chinese Contest

Cara HarmonOn Thursday, LHS students taking Mandarin Chinese spent the day at The University of Akron for a Chinese culture field trip and a speech competition, which was sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the university. More than 100 students from six high schools participated in the competition. Sophomore Cara Harmon won the 2nd place in the competition! Congrats to Cara! Thankful that our students have these enriching opportunities to learn outside the classroom!

LHS Model UN Club Members Win Top Awards


Model UN logoThe Lakewood High School Model United Nations Club won multiple awards at the conference hosted by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs Nov. 7 & 8. Overall, the team finish 5th out of 16 teams. The club's leadership team of Co-Presidents Nick Cleary, Elizabeth Halko, and Sasha Seckers and Vice Presidents Aidan Bohac, Evan Bell and Tully Worron did a great job preparing the group. 

SWC Honors Include Five 1st Team Ranger Selections

Congratulations to our Ranger student athletes who have been recognized by the Southwestern Conference for their outstanding efforts during the fall 2018 season, including five All Conference 1st Team members! Earning 1st Team status in their respective sports are Nate Bilski (football), Claire Hylton (soccer), Jack Hueter (soccer), Cormac Peppard-Kramer (cross country), and Teaja Keith (cheerleading). Click on Read More for a complete list of those recognized.

Congrats to Our Star Students for October

starCongratulations to our new LHS Students or the Month for the month of October! These students have been nominated by teachers and staff for exemplifying positive behaviors and a strong work ethic throughout the month. Congrats to: Alexis Stringer, Zane Tuskes, Jozalynn Parks, Andre Uriona, Michael Drewke, Cameron Constantine, D'Anthony Hanible, Brittany Fababe, Alisa Cole, and Ethan Burney.

Senior Class Calendar with Important Dates, Deadlines

Please click here for important dates and deadlines for the Class of 2019's senior year!

Musai Named SWC Scholar Athlete for October

MusaiCongratulations to senior football player Alvin Musai, who was named the Male SWC Scholar Athlete for October. Musai holds a 4.21 cumulative grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.  He is enrolled in four AP Courses and Robotics for Engineering as well as Engineering Capstone. Musai is also an active member of H2O.  

Nov. 13 Forum to Address Teen Depression, Anxiety

LkwdAlive logoLakewoodAlive will host a community forum on Tuesday, November 13 that addresses the topic of anxiety and depression in teens how we as a community can address it. The forum, "Depression, Anxiety and Teens - Who Cares? A Community Conversation," will be held at 7 pm in the Lakewood High cafeteria. Panelists include an adolescent psychiatrist and Roberta Marcinek and Nina DeChant of the Lakewood High School Counseling Department. Hope you can make this important forum! 

Barnstormers To Present "The Laramie Project"

laramie project logoThe Lakewood High Barnstormers' first performance of the season will be "The Laramie Project." Performances in the Black Box Studio Theatre are November 1 at 7:30 pm, November 2 at 4:00 pm, and November 3 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The play is a docu-drama following the aftermath of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old college student who was murdered for being gay. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the murder. The Barnstormers' goal is to use the show to honor Matthew Shepard's memory, to bring the Lakewood community together, and to open a dialogue for our students about acceptance. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased by calling 216-529-4047.

Juniors Participating in First Ring Leadership Academy

First Ring Leadership studentsOn October 19, five Lakewood High students and teacher mentors Gray Cooper and Aimee Guzowski traveled to the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland for the first session of the First Ring Student Leadership Academy, which is part of the First Ring Schools Collaborative. Participating for Lakewood are juniors, Christopher Brown, Ava Clause, Autumn Cruz, Will Holden, and Aziza Mohamed.

Ranger Day Brings 8th Graders to LHS

Harding 8th graders enjoyed a visit to Lakewood High on Thursday as part of Ranger Day where they were able to experience all that is Lakewood High! Friday will be the Garfield 8th graders' turn. While half of the Harding class was at LHS, the other half were back at Harding hearing presentations from various school groups and the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation about all the opportunities from clubs to sports to community service that they can take advantage of as a Lakewood High School student. They then switched places after enjoying lunch together at LHS. Watch the video below to learn about some of those great opportunities!

LHS Video

LHS Students Spend Day Off Leading Diversity Workshop

Diversity workshop group

While most of our students enjoyed October 12 as a welcome day off from school, more than 15 students spent their day leading an anti-bullying workshop that focused on students embracing each other's diversity. The dozen LHS facilitators were trained to be workshop facilitators a week earlier by the Cleveland Leadership Center and Dare2Care. At the October 12 workshop, they put their training to the test as they facilitated small group discussions and activities with students from a mix of nine public and private schools from across Northeast Ohio.

West Shore Senior Wins Billboard Design Contest

madisyn kellyFor the second year in a row, a student from the Media, Art & Design program in the West Shore Career-Tech District has won the Teen Driver Safety Billboard Design Challenge. Congratulations to senior Madisyn Kelly for her winning design! The contest centers on students creating billboard designs that address the issue of distracted teen driving. LHS 2018 graduate Micah Inak was last year's winner.

Conference Scheduler Now Open Parent Teacher Conferences

Home and school communication is extremely important to the success of our students.  LHS is using to make signups as convenient as possible to set up conferences.  We will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 15th and Monday, November 19th.  Please enter the following web address into your browser window to schedule your conferences:

If you do not have internet access , please contact us via phone at 216-529-4028.


Boys' Cross Country Captures SWC Title

boys champsCongratulations to the boys' varsity cross country team, which captured the Southwest Conference title at the Championship Meet on October 13 at Lorain County Community College. It is the second time in three years that the team, coached by Stephanie Toole, has won the conference championship. The team was paced by senior Cormac Peppard-Kkramer, who finished third overall. The other champion team members are seniors Tyler Hannah, and Joey Toole, juniors Patrick McCallum, Sean O'Donnell, sophomores Joe Kelly and Aidyn Zingale and freshmen James O'Donnell.

Ranger Cafe Opens Oct. 23, Accepting Reservations Now

Ranger Cafe logoThe Ranger Cafe's grand opening date is scheduled for October 23 and reservations are now being taken. The Ranger Cafe is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm. To make a dining room reservation, please call: 216-529-4165, ext. 1.   Please look at the Ranger Cafe Calendar to view dates we our open and closed throughout the school year. The menu can be viewed on the Ranger Cafe website.

College Credit Options Night is Oct. 15

The Lakewood High School Counseling Department will hold an information session on college credit options such as College Credit Plus and AP on Monday, October 15 at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Please join the counselors for this important meeting!

Modified Bell Schedule for PSAT/ASVAB Testing

On Wednesday, October 10th, all Sopohomores and select Juniors will be taking the PSAT or the ASVAB starting at 8:00 a.m.  All other students will have a half day schedule starting at 12:00 p.m.   Students will attend their normal periods 1-4 class but they will start at 12:10 p.m.   Students who are testing should plan to arrive at the regular time of 7:45 a.m. to allow tiime to get to their testing site and be prepared when testing begins.   The PSAT will give students information on how well they may perform on the SAT and help them know their areas that need more work.   The ASVAB will also identify strengths and weaknesses of students who are interested in a military career.   

Pair of Rangers Set/Tie Football Record

rangers man The varsity football team may have lost the game to North Olmsted on September 28, but Ranger players Albert Wilhelmy and Kyren Jefferson set or tied new records to give the team something positive to celebrate. Wide receiver Jefferson set a new record for receptions in a single game with 13 and quarterback Wilhelmy tied the single-game passes completed record of 28 held by current Lakewood City Schools staff member Mike Ribar, Class of '85. Congrats to Kyren and Albert!

Creatures Project Comes Alive in MILES Classroom

lizard close upTeachers strive daily to find a way to keep students engaged in the classroom. At Lakewood High, special education teacher Corey Streets has developed a pet project that has his students excited to come into class every day. In the corner of Streets’ classroom a bevy of reptiles and a pair of rats named Ronald and Delilah scurry around their cages. They are all part of Streets’ C.R.E.A.T.U.R.E.S. in the Classroom project where the aim is to Cultivate Responsibility And Empathy Through Unique, Real and Engaging Studies.

Congrats to LHS' Three National Merit Commended Scholars

National Merit Commended ScholarsThe annual September announcements of the National Merit Scholarship Program recognitions includes three Lakewood High students who are among the top academic students in the nation . Seniors Nicholas Cleary, Timothy Daso and Andrew Sheldon were named Commended Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Free Transportation Available to Oct. 1 College Fair

College Fair flyer

Baldwin Wallace University is hosting a college fair on Monday, October 1 from 6:30-8pm. Over 100 colleges and universities will be present! Free transportation will be provided for the first 50 students who sign up in the School Counseling Department and will depart from LHS at 6pm. Stop by Counseling if you have questions.

A Dozen New Hall of Famers Inducted

Hall of Fame logoOn September 13 the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation inducted 12 outstanding individuals from the Lakewood Schools into its Hall of Fame. Individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their accomplishments in athletics, exemplary service as faculty or staff, by distinguishing themselves as successful adults in their chosen careers and/or serving as benefactors in their local communities, state or the world.

Homecoming Tickets and Information Homecoming

The Lakewood Ranger Homecoming Weekend is fast approaching.  Our first event will be our Fall Pep Rally on Friday October 5th during school. The Pep Rally will culiminate with the announcement of the Homecoming Royalty.  Later that evening join us on the streets for the Spirit Parade running from Lakewood Park up Bunts to LHS just in time for the big Homecoming game against Avon.  

The next night is our Homecoming Dance starting at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the bookroom.  Buying early saves you big cash.  Click here for more information on the Homecoming dance, expected attire and behavior, and ticket purchase.

College Tips & Tricks Night Sept. 26 College Tips and Tricks

Please join the LHS SChool Counseling Department for its College Tips and Tricks Night Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm in the LHS Cafeteria. Michael Daso from AXA Advisors will be present to discuss financial planning for college. 

LHS Boasts 83 AP Scholars, Including 5 National Scholars

The growing number of Advanced Placement courses (16) available at Lakewood High School has translated into a growing number of AP Scholars as well. Eighty-three members of the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the AP Exams taken each spring. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement:

District commemorates 9/11 by encouraging community to serve

FlagsIn honoring the victims and first responders who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001, Lakewood City Schools encourages students, teachers, parents and friends to consider volunteering with our own Help To Others (H2O) or another local service organizationCheck out the opportunities by contacting H2O, visiting the City of Lakewood volunteer page or the website of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which began efforts to make 9/11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2002.

Fresh Start Presentation Available

If you were unable to attend the Fresh Start orientation in August, you can view the presentation given here.

LHS Musicians Selected for Region, State Orchestras

All State membersLakewood High will be well-represented at the Ohio Music Educators Association’s Northeast Ohio Region Orchestra as four student musicians were selected for the honors ensemble. In addition, junior cellist Grace Gill, senior violinist Safe Jassani and senior violist Zearatus Perry were chosen to be part of the All-State Orchestra.

LREF Hosting Hall of Fame Inductions, Tailgate Party

Hall of Fame logoJoin the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation for the annual Lakewood City Schools Hall of Fame Inductions and Hall of Fame Tailgate Party. The Inductions ceremony takes place at the Civic Auditorium at 7pm on September 13. The Tailgate Party will be Friday, September 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm at First Federal Stadium.

College & Career Night Presentation Available

The School Counseling Dept. College & Career Night presentation can be viewed here.

LHS College & Career Night is Aug. 30 Open House

On Thursday, August 30th is your chance to learn more about our Guidance Departement, College and Career opportunities, and meet your child's teacher as you follow along with their daily schedule.  Nearly 30 colleges, Armed Forces and trades reps will be at the fair. The agenda for the evening is:

5:30 p.m.  Presentation from our Guidance Counselors--Gym

5:30-6:30 p.m.  College and Career Fair--Cafeteria

6:30-8:30 p.m.  Meet the Teachers--Classrooms

Hope to see all of you there at this very important evening!

Marching Band Festival Set for Sept. 15

Ranger Marching Band logoThe pageantry and precision that goes along with the music of a high school marching band will be on display at the 32nd annual Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band Festival set for Saturday, September 15 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.

Marjanovic Wins Top Award for State Fair Band

Kira MarjanovicCongrats to senior Kira Marjanovic on receiving the Director's Award for this summer's All-Ohio State Fair Band! Kira was selected out of the more than 200 band members from across the state! Earlier this year, Kira earned entrance into the U.S. Marine Corps' prestigious music program.

LHS Student Parking Permits on Sale Aug. 21 & 22

carParking passes for Lakewood High School for the 2018-19 school year will go on sale to seniors only on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 21 from 7 am - 8 am. All other parking passes will be sold beginning at 7 am on Wednesday, August 22 until they sell out. The number of parking spaces is limited so passes will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Lakewood Project is Cover Story of National Magazine

Teaching Music cover with Lakewood ProjectThe Lakewood Project and its Director Beth Hankins are the topic of the cover story of the latest edition of Teaching Music, a magazine produced by the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) for its members. The article explores the genesis of the first-ever high school rock orchestra and the ensemble's outside-the-box approach to music education.

Lakewood Project article

Quartet Represents LHS in All-Ohio State Fair Band

All State Fair Band logoFour Lakewood High musicians have spent the last two weeks in Columbus as members of the All-Ohio State Fair Band. The Fair Band and accompanying Youth Choir have been part of the Ohio State Fair since 1925 and 1963, respectively. Representing Lakewood in this year’s band are seniors Lidia Logan and Kira Marjanovic, junior Katie Livingston and sophomore Gina Marjanovic.

Summer Reading Assignments

summer reading sunThe assignments for 2018 summer reading are now available. Click here for a list of classes and their specific assignments.