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New LHS Students, Register Now for Fresh Start

Fresh Start 2018 orientation will take place on August 15 from 9-11a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. for all incoming 9th graders and students new to LHS for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will tour the building and receive IDs and lockers among other activities. Please complete this form by July 31 to participate. There will be a parent orientation on August 14 at 6:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium.

History Students Urged to Visit Traveling Wall for Assignment

traveling wall logoThe Social Studies Department is encouraging students to go to see "The Traveling Wall" Vietnam Wall exhibit at the Tri-C Parma campus.  Here is the information:  

American History 10: Summer "Reading" Assignment


The Traveling Wall is available for viewing 24/7 during the time from Thursday, June 28 at 1 pm to Sunday, July 1 at 3 pm. Lighting and security provided at the location, which is at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus 1000 Pleasant Valley Road, ParmaPhone: (216) 987-5000

New LHS Spaces Honored for Outstanding Design

cafeteria photoLakewood High School was recently selected as an Outstanding Design by the American School & University magazine and will be included in the magazine’s Interiors Showcase awards issue in August. This is the premiere competition honoring educational interior excellence. The high school was honored in the category of Common Spaces, such as the cafeteria, media center and gym. It is one of only 70 educational institutions to be included in the issue.

Board Approves Garfield's Walter as Next LHS Principal

Mark WalterThe Lakewood Board of Education approved on June 14 in a special session the appointment of Garfield Middle School Principal Mark Walter as the next Principal of Lakewood High School effective August 1.

Ahearn Named Assistant Superintendent at N. Ridgeville Schools

Keith AhearnLakewood High School Principal Keith Ahearn has been named the Assistant Superintendent of North Ridgeville City Schools.  He will leave his position with the District on July 31 after serving Lakewood City Schools for nine years.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

graduationLakewood High School seniors - 318 of them - marched across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Sunday, June 3, in the Civic Auditorium full of their family, friends and teachers. Graduates received their diplomas from Board of Education President Edward Favre along with congratulations from Superintendent Jeff Patterson and LHS Principal Keith Ahearn.

Hannah Finishes 8th in State in Hurdles

tyler hannahCongratulations to junior Tyler Hannah for his 8th-place finishin the Divison 1 Track & Field State Championships in the 110-meter hurdles on June 2! He also finished n the top 16 in the 300-meter hurdles. Earlier this season, Tyler won the 110-meter Regional title and was District champ in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles! Congratulations to Tyler on a fantastic season!

Graduation Ceremony to be Livestreamed

Lakewood High School's 170th Commencement Ceremony being held Sunday, June 3 at 2 pm will be available for viewing via livestream at the following link:

Seniors' College Choices Span the Country

graduation capEach year, about two-thirds of our seniors choose to continue on with post-secondary education. Lakewood High graduates flock to our state universities but many also choose to spread their geographic wings and head to universities in states such as Washington, Arizona, Florida and Texas. Some or our top students will be attending several of our nation's most selective universities. Click here to see the list of where the Class of 2018 is headed!

Hannnah Regional Hurdles Champ, Breaks School Record

Tyler HannahCongratulations to junior Tyler Hannah, who is the regional champion in the 110 meter hurdles and third-place finisher in the 300-meter hurdles. Tyler's performance at the Division 1 Regional Track & Field Tournament earned him a chance to compete at the State Tournament June 1-2 in Columbus. He also broke a school record in the 110 with a time of 37.94 seconds.

 Said Coach Mike Dow about Tyler: "Tyler has been a model team member since he enrolled in Lakewood in the fall. He is a tireless worker who demands much of himself. All of his success is a direct result of his outstanding work ethic and desire to be successful.The sky is the limit in what Tyler can accomplish. "

Spring Sports Rangers Earn All-Conference Honors

rangermanCongratulations to the following Rangers who have earned all-conference honors in the Southwest Conference:

Track & Field: Tyler Hannah (1st Team); Emily Bradford, Joe Burtzlaff, Abby LaForm and Elias Khawam (Honorable Mention)
Baseball: Jared Naida (2nd Team); Edison Budzar-Tigue (Honorable Mention)
Boys’ Tennis: Abe Dalisky and Ben Swartz (Honorable Mention)
Softball: Audra Tuleta (2nd Team); Maizy Cunninghame, Payton Rossen (Honorable Mention)

Hannah Takes Two District Titles in Hurdles

Tyler HannahCongratulations to junior Tyler Hannah, who won titles in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles at the Division 1 District Championship Meet! This is on the heels of Tyler's SWC titles in the same events. Also placing for the boys' team were the 4x800 relay team of Joey Toole, Aidyn Zingale, Joe Burtzlaff and Cormac Peppard-Kramer (8th), Cormac Peppard-Kramer in the 800 meeters (8th) and Elia Khawam in the 200 meters (5th). Congrats to all!

Junior Qualifies for U.S. Marine Corps Music Program

kira marjanovicLakewood High School junior Kira Marjanovic has accomplished a feat few women and even fewer juniors accomplish – earning entry into the U.S. Marine Corps Music Enlistment Option Program for eventual placement in a U.S. Marine Corps Band.

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.

Junior Hannah Two-Time SWC Champion

Tyler HannahCongratulations to junior Tyler Hannah, who won the Southwest Conference title in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles events at the championship track and field meet May 17-19. Other boys' team top placers included 3rd place for senior Joe Burtzlaff in the 3200 meters, fifth place for junior Cormac Peppard-Kramer and sixth for senior Elias Khawam.

LHS Named Among Best High Schools By U.S. News

Lakewood HighLakewood High School has been named one of U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools and a Bronze Medalist for 2018. The magazine awards Gold, Silver and Bronze medals according to college readiness, math and reading scores and graduation rates.

May Staff Spotlight Honorees: Breckel & Fleming

spotlight logoCongratulations to Lakewood High Intervention Specialist Alison Breckel and Lincoln Intervention Specialist Mandy Fleming on being chose as our May Staff Spotlight honorees! Click on Read More to find out why these two staff members deserve the spotlight for their work.

Final Exam Schedules
See Everyone But Senior Art Show Winners

art showThe Everyone But Seniors Art Show was held on Thursday, May 3 and included awards for the best entry in the various mediums offered in LHS art courses. Best in Show went to junior Emily Perry. For the rest of the evening's winners, click here to see the awards presentation.

Summer School Registration Now Open

Students may register now for the two 2018 Summer School sessions, which begin June 8 and June 29.
Summer School brochure and registration info

"The World Next Door" Event Set for May 10 at LHS

globeA number of Lakewood High students will be part of a fun event at LHS on May 10. The free event, "The World Next Door,"  is from 3:30-5:30 pm in the cafeteria.  LHS students that have participated in an leadership program Youth Against Hate will be hosting the event with ASIA Inc.  Students will set up stations to teach people about their culture. They will have interactive activities as well to highlight assets of our Lakewood community.  Food and music will be provided..

AIR Testing Schedule
  • Thursday, 4/19-English I
  • Friday, 4/20-English II
  • Monday, 4/23-US History
  • Tuesday, 4/24- Algebra 1
  • Wednesday, 4/25-Biology
  •  Thursday, 4/26-Geometry
  •  Friday, 4/27-Government

Only students who are testing will report to school in the morning. The following schedule will be used for testing days:

8:30 am   Students report to testing sites
9:00 am   Testing begins
11:40 am  All students released from testing sites
11:45am-12:25pm  Open lunch period     

Lakewood Project's May 12 Concert Tickets on Sale Now

LP posterTickets for The Lakewood Project's concert at 7 pm on Saturday, May 12 are now available at the LHS Bookroom, The Paisley Monkey, Lion & Blue and Little Lakewood Pasta Co.. Theme for the concert is "50 Years of Rock & Roll" and will feature songs from The Who, Marvin Gaye, The Eagles, Blink 182, The Clash and more. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults in advance and $5/$8 at the door. You can buy in person at the Bookroom or by calling 216-529-4074.

LHS History Club to Present on Women in War On April 22

women in war posterYou are cordially invited to The LHS History Club presentation:  "Women in War-How Society is Challenged and Changed."  The event will be held Sunday, April 22 at 7 pm in the Main Auditorium of the Lakewood Public Library.  We will look at how different societies have used women in wartime, especially the US during World War II. The LHS History Club aspires to engage students, staff and the citizens of Lakewood in dialogue about the history of of town, region, nation and the world.  All presentations are created and delivered collaboratively by teachers and students.  Club adviser Dr. Chuck Greanoff and freshman Gina Marjanovic will be the presenters.  Hope to see you there -- Faiza Manaa, President. 

Academic Challenge Team Headed to Nationals Again

academic challenge logoFrom Academic Challenge adviser Bob Sedlak: The Lakewood High Academic Challenge Team has been busy over the past several months competing in regularly scheduled Southwest Conference competition and in two invitational tournaments at Solon and Olmsted Falls High Schools.  The varsity team and JV teams finished 3rd of 10 schools in the conference matches.  At the invitational tournaments the JV finished 2nd of 20 teams at both Solon and Olmsted Falls. 

18 Inducted Into National French Honor Society

french society logoCongratulations to the 18 Lakewood High students who were recently inducted into the National French Honor Society. In order to be eligible for membership, a student must have taken at least three years of French, have earned at least an A- GPA in their French studies and a B+ GPA in their overall studies. "It is quite a feat," said French teacher Madame Braquet. Click Read More for a list of inductees.

LHS Students Take Top Awards in Rotary Arts Contest

rotary logoLakewood High students were top award-winners in the 73rd annual Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contests. Lakewood students swept the speech category and took the top two spots in visual arts.

District Has Two State Winners in Reflections Contest

Gabby DeverThe Lakewood Council of PTAs Reflection Committee recently announced that two of its submissions for judging at the state level earned recognition for further artistic merit.  In the literature category, junior Gabrielle Dever (pictured left) won the highest honor - an Award of Excellence, which qualifies her piece to move on to national level judging. Junior Sam Stone earned an Award of Merit, also in the literature category.

Everyone But the Senior Show May 3

Please come see the amazing artwork of our freshmen, sophomore and junior art students in the Everyone But the Seniors Art Show on Thursday, May 3 from 4-7 pm in the Art Atrium. The awards ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Juniors Earn Honors in Hiram College Writing Contest

Sasha SeckersLakewood High students brought home honors in the Hiram College Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest including a second place by junior Sasha Seckers. A dinner was held on April 3 at the college recognizing all the honored young writers. Each year for the contest a specific theme must be addressed. This year’s theme was “Citizens.”

LHS Students Participate in D.C. March with Help of Community

students at MarchForty students and their adult chaperones traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 24 to participate in the March for Our Lives event, a trip that was made possible by the nearly $7,000 donated by the Lakewood community. What had started out as four students wanting to buy bus tickets to D.C. bloomed into a community project.

District Students Earn Honors for Science Fair Projects

science fair logoLakewood City Schools' eighth- and ninth-graders excelled at the annual Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair held March 12-15 at Cleveland State, led by four second-place winners for the District and several special award winners.


Pair of LHS Artists Win National Silver Medals for Work

Emilly Perry artworkLakewood High School senior Jordan Bozak and junior Emily Perry have been named national Silver Medal winners in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. This competition is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

Rotary Honors West Shore's Most Outstanding Students

Rotary logoAt their annual Outstanding Student Award lunch on March 19, the Lakewood /Rocky River Rotary Club recognized 15 West Shore Career-Tech students as the top performers in their career-technical program. Outstanding student winners exemplify traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative. 

LHS Raises More than $20,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

brave the shave participantsOn Friday, 25 students and staff from LHS shaved their heads in support of The St. Baldrick's Foundation and pediatric cancer research. "Brave the Shave" participants raised more than $20,000 in just a few weeks! It is an amazing show of support from the school and community. The event was organized by teachers Aimee Guzowski and Scott Stetler. View a photo gallery here.

Four Students' Work Chosen for Governor's Youth Art Exhibit

mihalski imageLakewood High students had the most pieces of artwork ever selected to be part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus. Six works were chosen, including four by senior Elyza Mihalik, whose “Here is Goofy” piece earned a top 25 Governor’s Award of Excellence. Also earning a spot in the 300-piece exhibit are Riley Geyer, Husam Mafargeh and Micah Inak.

District, Chamber Team to Offer Leadership Academy

Lakewood City Schools in conjunction with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Effective Leadership Academy will be offering a weeklong summer program in leadership. The program is intended for rising 10th and 11th graders. Spots are limited and applications are due on April 11. See this flyer for more information.

March 14 Walkout Assembly Update

The National Walkout Day event happening at Lakewood High School tomorrow will be part of our school day and, like other school assemblies, it will not be open to parents or other members of the community. We understand the community wants to be supportive of our students, however, we must keep security of the event our top priority and monitoring who is walking into the event if it is open to the public is a task we are not ready to handle at this time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Junior Tyler Hannah Earns Top 10 Finish in Nat'l Meet

Tyler hurdlingLHS junior Tyler Hannah finished in 8th place in the New Balance Nationals track meet this past weekend at The Armory in New York City. He competed in the Emerging Elite Division, which was comprised of 28 competitors. Congratulations, Tyler!

Register for AP Exams Before March 23

Attention AP Students:  Do you want to earn college credit for all your hard work in your Advanced Placements classes?  Registrations for the AP exams are now underway in the Bookroom.  Registration forms are available in the Bookroom, from your AP teachers and your House Office. A $15 deposit per exam is required and due by March 23.  This date is set by Collegeboard, therefore we cannot accept deposits after March 23rd or you will have to pay a $55 per test LATE Fee! See Mr. Siftar if you have questions.

Junior Tyler Hannah 3rd in State in 60 M Hurdles

Tyler HannahCongratulations to Lakewood High junior Tyler Hannah for his third-place finish in the  60 meter hurdles at the Indoor Division 1 State Track Meet on March 3!. Tyler will also be competing in the New Balance Nationals Meet in New York City on Friday March 9. Congrats to Tyler and his coach, Mike Dow!

LHS to Brave the Shave for Pediatric Cancer Research

Brave the Shave logoLHS BRAVES THE SHAVE!  On Friday, March 16, members of the Lakewood High School community are shaving their heads in order to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation.  Cancer claims more kid's lives than any other disease in the United States.  As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick's gives kids with cancer their best chance at long, healthy, and happy lives.  Help organizers surpass their goal by clicking on the link and donating:

ACT Academy a New, Free Online Tutoring Tool

ACT Academy™ is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help students master the skills they need to improve their ACT scores and succeed in college and career. Sign up here to be notified when ACT Academy becomes available.


Basketball Win Gives Rangers Share of SWC Title

teamphotoThe Lakewood Rangers varsity basketball team won its first conference title since 2014 with a 71-52 win over North Ridgeville. The team shares the crown with Olmsted Falls. It's been a tremendous season for the Rangers, who finished 20-2 overall and 17-1 in the conference. Next up are the playoffs, with the Rangers opening on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm at home versus Max Hayes. Come cheer on the champion Rangers!

Twinsburg Teacher to be Next Head Football Coach

ThomeThe Lakewood Board of Education, at its February 20 meeting, approved the hiring of Twinsburg teacher Thomas Thome as a new member of the Lakewood High School Social Studies Department and the school’s next head football coach.

District, Clinic Officials Celebrate New Medical Clinic

Lakewood City Schools and Cleveland Clinic representatives joined to celebrate the opening of the new Medical Clinic at Lakewoood High School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 20. Superintendent Patterson and Board President Edward Favre were joined by Drs. Hekman and Falconi and Health Careers Technology students Xander Gerakis and Millenia Duncan to cut the ribbon.

LHS History Club Presents "Roaring 20s" on Feb. 25

roaring 20s logoThe Lakewood High School History Club cordially invites you a presentation on the “Roaring 20’s” and their parallels to today.  LHS History teacher Joseph Lobozzo and Faiza Manaa, Club President, are the featured speakers. The event is Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7 pm at the Lakewood Public Library (Detroit Ave.) Main Auditorium. The LHS History Club aspires to engage students, staff and the citizens of Lakewood in dialogue about the history of our town, region, nation and world.  All presentations are created and delivered collaboratively by teachers and students. 

Rangers Education Foundation Scholarship Deadline March 19

Ranger Education Foundation logoThe application for the Class of 2018 Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation scholarships is now available. Please click here to download the form. Deadline for applications is March 19, 2018.

National Honor Society LHS Chapter Welcomes 82 New Members

NHS logoThe current members of the Lakewood High National Honor Society welcomed 82 new members into the prestigious academic group at an induction ceremony held at the Civic Auditorium on Feb. 14.

LHS English Learner Students to Speak at City Club

Elbe and Pawde SayWhen Elbe Paw’s and Pawde Say’s families fled refugee camps in Thailand, the two Lakewood High School students likely never imagined that one day they each would be giving a speech - in English - at one of our nation’s greatest free speech forums. On Feb. 15 at the City Club of Cleveland, the two will be guest speakers at a breakfast on leadership being held to benefit the nonprofit group Facing History and Ourselves.


After Prom Committee Holding Feb. 24 O'Toole's Fundraiser

Join the LHS After Prom Committee for a night of fun on Saturday, Feb. 24 at O'Toole's Pub on Detroit and help raise money for the Class of 2018's After Prom. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Your ticket buys pizza, pasta, beer, pop and more, plus raffles and sideboards. Contact for tickets.

14 Swimmers & Divers Moving on to Districts

rangermanAfter a successful Sectionals meet where many of our Lakewood High swimmers and divers earned personal bests, 14 athletes are moving on to Districts on Feb. 17. Leading the way at Sectionals was senior Maggie McHugh with a third place (100-yard butterfly) and seventh place (50-yard freestyle).

Music Boosters Hosting Melt Fundraiser Feb. 14

Melt logoThe Lakewood Music Boosters will host a fundraiser at Melt Bar & Grilled in Lakewood on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11 am - 10 pm. Show this flyer when you order and 20% of your bill will go to the Boosters. Offer is good for dine-in or carryout. You must show either the physical or digital flyer.

Course Guide Displays Plethora of Opportunities at LHS

LHS Course GuideStudents at Lakewood High School and middle school 8th graders are busy poring over the latest LHS Course Guide in preparation for filling out schedule requests for next school year.  They are likely finding that the hardest part of the process is narrowing down the choices from a course selection that is arguably the broadest in the state with more than 200 courses.

Hockey Team Captures Share of Division Title

ranger hockey logoCongratulations to the LHS hockey team for earning a share of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Blue Division title! The team clinched the co-championship with a victory over Mayfield Heights on Feb. 3. The team, which is 17-8-1 overall and 11-1 in the division, shares the title with Brooklyn High School. The team starts playoff competition Feb. 7.

Staff Spotlight Honorees: Baughman & Severino

staff spotlight logoThis month's Staff Spotlight honorees are Harding Middle School In School Assignment supervisor Karen Baughman and West Shore Career-Tech Transition to Work teacher Stephanie Severino. Click on Read More to check out why their peers found these two to be so deserving!

Pair of Rangers are SWC Swimming Champs

swimming champsCongratulations to our two new Ranger conference champions: swimmers Maggie McHugh and Sistina Simcox. Maggie, a senior, is a two-time champ, winning both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly at the conference championships on Jan. 27. Sistina, a freshman, captured the 100-yard freestyle title.

8th Grade Scheduling Night Presentation Available

If you were unable to make the 8th Grade Scheduling Night session on Jan. 24, you can view the presentation at the following link: 8th Grade Scheduling

View College Credit Plus Presentation

If you were unable to make the presentation on College Credit Plus on January 22, you can view at the following link: CCP Presentation.

Senior Inak Wins Tri-C Rock Off Poster Contest

tri-c posterIt’s been quite a year for senior Micah Inak as the young artist has reeled in another honor for her artwork. Judges for the 2018 Tri-C Rock Off chose Micah’s design for the winning poster for this year’s competition, which began January 20. Micah won $100 and will be a special guest at the contest’s final round on February 17.

Music Boosters Sing & Serve Fundraiser Jan. 26

boosters logoJoin the Lakewood Music Boosters for their second annual Sing & Serve fundraiser on Friday, January 26 from 6-10 pm at Garfield Middle School in Lakewood. This is a fun-filled family event full of music, singing, food and drink. Lakewood teachers and administrators will be your celebrity servers!


Garfield's Smith to Give History Club Talk on Vikings

viking hatAre you related to Vikings? What were they really like? What is fact, and what is fiction? Want some answers? On Sunday, January 21 at 7pm, in the Lakewood Public Library Auditorium, Garfield Middle School teacher Dan Smith will present a fabulous slide show and discussion on the surprises, ironies and history of Vikings. The program, "Vikings: Be Amazed" is free and open to all. The Lakewood High School History Club (President Faiza Manaa, Advisor Dr Chuck Greanoff) hopes to see you there!

Sophomore Gill Named to National Orchestra

Grace Go;;Sophomore cellist Grace Gill has been selected as a member of the Honor Orchestra of America, sponsored by the non-profit arts advocate Music For All. Grace will perform with the ensemble in March at Music for All’s National Festival in Indianapolis.

Students Earn 70 Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Honors

solace duval artStudents from Lakewood High School, the West Shore Career-Tech Media Art & Design program and Harding Middle School earned an impressively high number awards in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition held in December, including 17 of the highest-honor Gold Keys and 70 honored pieces overall.

Jan. Staff Spotlight Honorees: Coughlin & Sedlak

staff spotlight logoCongratulations to Harrison Elementary Parent Resource Coordinator Tanya Coughlin and Lakewood High art teacher Amy Sedlak for being chosen as our January Staff Spotlight honorees. Our honorees our nominated by their peers each month. Click on Read More to see why these two are so deserving.

College Credit Plus Night Jan. 22

The Lakewood High School Guidance Department will host a College Credit Plus Night on Monday, January 22 at 7 pm in the LHS Cafeteria. Come learn how your studentcan benfit from this program and earn college credits while in high school.

Soph. Holden Earns School Record for Hockey Shutouts

HoldenLakewood High sophomore Rob Holden broke the school record for shutouts in a hockey game with seven. The record came in the team's 6-0 win over Nordonia on Jan. 6. With another victory on Jan. 7, the team's current record is 6-1.

Watch LHS Cool School of the Week Video

fox 8Lakewood High School recently won Fox 8's Cool School of the Week and the news station came to Lakewoood High to see why it's so cool. Watch the video here.

West Shore students' art to be part of airport exhibit

geyer imageArtwork of two students in the West Shore Career-Tech's Media, Art & Design class has been chosen to be part of an exhibition called Mythical Creatures at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s new Youth Art Gallery. The exhibit will run December 28, 2017-October 31, 2018. Congratulations to juniors Riley Geyer and Victoria Myers for their inclusion in the selective exhibit. Click Read More to see their winning work.

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.

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.


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!

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.


staff spotlight logoCongratulations to our December Staff Spotlight honorees: Lakewood High Science teacher Lisa Krumroy and Emerson Elementary Family Resource Coordinator Tara Shirley. These two dedicated staff members were nominated by one of their peers for the honor. Click Read More to find out more about this deserving duo.

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.

Save Around books fundraiser to benefit Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 is currently selling Save Around coupon books to help with the cost of prom this year. Coupon books can be bought for $25 from a senior class officer or can be purchased using the link: Order your book before December 15. Want to flip through the pages of the book? Check out this link: 


logoJoin the Lakewood High Travel Club at Chipotle on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 4-8 pm and help raise money for the group's trip to the Galapagos Islands in March. Mention LHS Travel Club or show this flyer at checkout and 50% of your bill will be donated to the group. 


heart of rocksThe Lakewood High Interact Club wasted no time in fulfilling its mission to put service first, by raising money this fall for disaster relief. The club, which is the high school affiliate of the Lakewood River Rotary Club, encourages students to think globally and act locally by participating in service and social activities together with the school’s foreign-exchange students.


violinThe Lakewood High School Orchestra Department raised more than $10,000 via its annual Music Marathon. The students gathered sponsors for the 13-hour long day of continual music playing on November 18. The students arrived at the Civic in their PJs ready to begin practicing at 6 am. The day ended at 7 pm after a finale concert where donors of a certain level were able to conduct one of the six orchestras. Click on Read More for some photos of the day.

Get Your Ranger Holiday Spirit T-Shirt!

holiday t shirt designForget Ugly Sweaters, Get your Ranger Holiday On!  We've known that Ranger Man has needed a ride for a while now!  This year the Lakewood Teachers Association is selling Ranger Holiday shirts as a fundraiser as a part of its service outreach. Print and complete your order form and send it along with cash or a check made out to LTA  to Lakewood High School c/o Alison Breckel or Beth Hankins.  It needs to arrive by 3:00 pm on Monday, December 4th. These shirts are available to All Rangers. Students, staff and parents can all get in the spirit!

Football Head Coach Hannan Resigns

HannanThe Board of Education at its November 20 meeting accepted the resignation of head football coach Tom Hannan, effective immediately. Hannan will continue his job as a study hall monitor through the end of the school year and remain as intermural weightlifting coach until a new head coach is hired.

World War II Focus of Next LHS History Club Program Dec. 3

You are cordially invited to the next Lakewood High School History Club program. On Sunday, December 3 at 7 pm at the Lakewood Public Library Auditorium, LHS sophomore Adele Daniels and Dr. Chuck Greanoff will present "Lakewood in World War II, The Story of Many."

Boys' Soccer Team Earns GCSSCA Awards

gblahThe District runner-up boys' soccer team earned a number of Division 1 awards at the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association banquet on Nov. 19, including an All-State award to junior Malvin Glbah (at left) and Assistant Coach of the Year for Grant Graves. 


Today at approximately 1:30 pm at Lakewood High School, smoke and a burning odor was reported by a staff member. The entire building was immediately evacuated and the Lakewood Fire Department was on the scene within minutes. At no time were any of our students or staff in danger.  The Fire Department determined that the smell and smoke was caused by a burned out motor that was caused due to issues related to a single phase power outage that impacted LHS.

Chipotle Fundraiser to Help Interact/ShelterboxUSA

chipotle logoJoin LHS' Interact club on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 4-8 pm at Lakewood Chipotle to help raise money for the club's ShelterboxUSA project. Show this flyer when your order or mention the club and 50% of your bill will be donated.

LHS Model UN Club Earns Conference Awards

Model UN logoThe Lakewood High School Model United Nations Club turned in a fine performance at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs Conference held Nov. 7 & 8 at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Senior Co-President Abe Dalisky and sophomore Evan Bell won the Superior Delegation award in the highly competitive Security Council.

Cross Country Winter Hats for Sale

hatThe LHS cross country program is selling winter hats for $15 each. You can pay with cash or a check made out to "Lakewood Athletic Boosters".  Email Stephanie Toole at to place your order or click here for order form.


View the presentation given Senior Parent Night on Nov. 7 here. You can download a version of the presentaion here.

Craft Making, Food Bank Among Nov. Opportunities

h2o logoFrom making crafts for Light Up Lakewood to delivering groceries to the elderly to helping at the Food Bank, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in November. Check out this month's H2O calendar here.

W. Shore Student Wins Billboard Design Contest

billboard designCongratulations to senior Micah Inak of the Media, Art & Design program in the West Shore Career-Tech District. Micah won the Teen Driver Safety Billboard Design Challenge sponsored by University Hospitals, Safe Communities Coalition and State Farm Insurance. The contest asked for designs for a billboard on distracted teen driving. Micah's winning design was displayed on digital billboards for two weeks around the City of Cleveland and is currently displayed on print billboards around the city. She will receive $500 for her winning design.


Parent Teacher Conferences Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Nov. 16 & 20. Please take a moment to schedule your conferences now via our Conference Scheduler at the following link:

Rangers Athletes Earn All-Conference Honors

ranger logoCongratulations to our Ranger athletes who have been named to one of the Southwest Conference All-Conference teams. First team selections are: Joe Burtzlaff (cross country), Malvin Gblah, Brennan Foran and Sophia Parker (soccer), and Dayvon Hanible (football).

Nov. 30 Ranger Rally to Celebrate New Athletic Facilities
block LThe time has finally come! Join Lakewood City Schools in celebrating the new Lakewood High School gymnasium, weight room, wrestling gym and community fitness facility on Thursday, November 30 at 6 pm when the District invites holds its Purple & Gold Ranger Rally in the new gym. This athletic showcase and open house will include our winter season Ranger teams displaying their skills in a variety of exhibitions and competitions. The public is welcome to tour the athletic wing, including walking the new indoor track, during the festivities. The Boosters will be on hand with concessions as well.
Makerspace Coming to LHS Thanks to LREF Grant

makerspace themesEveryone agrees that a successful 21st century education model calls for increased opportunities for students in creative thinking and hands-on learning. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation, Lakewood High will soon have a dedicated space for just that. The Makerspace room will be a place where students will be encouraged to explore, discover, dream, create, produce, and collaborate using a variety of tools and materials.

Runners Shine in District, State Meets

joe burtzlaffDan GarciaCongratulations to senior cross country runner Joe Burtzlaff (far left), who finished 7th of 96 runners at the Divison 1 District championship meet Saturday and advanced to the Regional meet on Oct. 28. Also shining on the cross country course was Harding 8th grader Danny Garcia, who placed 5th in the state at the Ohio Middle School cross country championship meet on Sunday. Congrats to both these fine runners and their coaches!

Athletic Ticket Packages Now on Sale

rangermanThe start of the winters sports season is just around the corner. The Athletic Department is selling family and single ticket packages. The packages can be purchased at the ticket gate of any home event or at the Athletic Office at the high school. Click here for more details and package pricing.

News 5 Highlights Badat's Work to Open Malawi School

badatLakewood HIgh Principal Yakoob Badat's efforts to open a primary school in his native Malawi through Nanze, the nonprofit he founded, were featured recently on News 5 Cleveland. You can view the video here.

Pumpkin Palooza highlights Oct. service opportunities

logoIf it's October, then that means it's Pumpkin Palooza time! Find out when and how can volunteer for this event and many other great service opportunities this month with H2O by viewing this month's calendar.

Ranger Cafe Accepting Reservations; Opens Oct. 24

cafe logoThe Ranger Café at West Shore, located at Lakewood High School, will be open for business beginning on Tuesday, October 24. Ranger Café is operated by the students and staff of the Culinary Arts program of the West Shore Career-Technical District. They cook the food, wait on the tables, manage the cash register and everything else that goes along with running a restaurant. The food is fabulous and the prices reasonable!

Spirit Parade & Homecoming 2017

marching bandSchools across the District celebrated Homecoming Week September 25-30 with Spirit Days and capped off the week with the Spirit Parade. A new Homecoming King and Queen were crowned (Gabby Eisel and Jacob Richmond), the football team gave a valiant fight in its loss to North Olmsted, and hundreds of high schoolers danced the night away Saturday evening. Ranger spirit was everywhere! See Spirit Parade & Homecoming photos here.

Congrats to the new Homecoming King & Queen

king and queenCongratulations to Jacob Richmond and Gabby Eisel on being named the 2017 Homecoming King & Queen! Joining them on the Homecoming Court are Emily Ertle, Rachel Fox, Erin Mullen, Olivia Nagy, Courtney Ribar, Ahmed Alhanash, Alex Aoun, Joe Byczek, Joe Giffels, and Rory Meehan. 

Girls' Tennis Hosting Angelo's Fundraiser Sept. 27

angelo's logoThe Lakewood High girls' tennis team will be hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 27 at Angelo's Pizza. From open to close, Angelo's will donate 20% of your bill if you mention the tennis team. The offer is good for dine-in, delivery or takeout and includes gift cards as well. An easy way to help one of our Ranger teams!

Soccer Tops St. Ed's To Claim Community Cup

boys soccer teamCongratulations to the boys' varsity soccer team, which defeated St. Ed's, 2-0, to win back the Community Cup trophy on September 25. The Rangers won on goals scored by Brennan Foran and Malvin Gblah. Goalkeeper George Hericks kept the Eagles scoreless. The JV team also beat the Eagle, 2-1, and remain undefeated for the season. Go Rangers! 

Doubles Title Highlights Tennis' SWC Tournament Showing

rangerman logoThe girls' varsity tennis team had an impressive showing in the Southwest Conference championship tournament held on September. 16 & 18. The team placed third overall, led by a first-place finish for the 2nd doubles team of  Clare Harvey and Sarah Yonkers. Haley Stanaitis was the highest individual finisher with a 3rd overall in 3rd singles.

LHS Pays Tribute to WWII Hero, Staff Sgt. McGraw

flags lining streetFriday morning, Lakewood High staff members and students lined the streets to pay tribute and respect to Lakewood's fallen World War II hero and LHS grad, Staff Sgt. Thomas McGraw, whose remains were welcomed home this week after being buried in the Adriatic Sea for more than 70 years. As the funeral procession went by you could hear a pin drop as family members tearfully acknowledged and expressed gratitude for the show of support from the LHS community. RIP, Staff Sgt. McGraw. Photo Gallery

Senior Calendar of Important Dates & Deadlines

calendarView the important events and deadlines for the Class of 2018 here.

Sign up for senior yearbook pictures on Sept. 27

cameraLast chance for free senior yearbook photos: Senior yearbook pictures will be taken at LHS on Wednesday, September 27. A signup sheet for appointments is on the wall outside Room B207. Stop by and sign up soon. ONLY PICTURES FROM PRESTIGE PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK, so make sure to have yours taken that day. It is recommended that all seniors have their pictured taken that day to avoid missing out on having their photos included in the yearbook.


Juniors who are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT at Lakewood High School on October 11th need to fill out this form:

National Merit Semifinalist Leads List of Academic Standouts

Veronica LeeThe annual September announcements of the National Merit Scholarship Program recognitions and Advanced Placement Scholars includes Lakewood High students who are among the top academic students in the nation . Based on tests taken in the 2016-2017 school year, the latest LHS academic stars include National Merit Semifinalist Veronica Lee (pictured at left), three National Merit Commended Students and 85 AP Scholars, including four National AP Scholars.

LHS History Club to Present on Cleve. Race & Housing Legacy

The Lakewood High School History club will kick off its 2017-2018 teacher/student lecture series on Sunday, September 24 at 7 pm at the Lakewood Public Library Auditorium with the presentation "Cleveland - A city Divided: The Legacy of Race and Housing."  The featured speakers will be Joe Lobozzo, facilitator of the LHS Social Studies Department, and senior Erika Hakko. Their presentation will include a history of Cleveland’s housing patterns, including the underlying political, social and economic factors.


lakewood high entranceThe Lakewood Board of Education at its Sept. 5 meeting approved an agreement with Cleveland Clinic Children’s to provide health care services, including mental health services, to Lakewood High School students and employees of the Lakewood City Schools through a school-based health center at Lakewood High.

Toiletries Drive to Benefit Community Closets, Honor Giffels

t shirtAt this Friday's LHS football game vs. Berea-Midpark, the first 500 people to make a donation ~ either monetary or new, unopened toiletries ~ will receive a free “NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE” t-shirt in honor of Anne Giffels, friend and colleague to many in the Lakewood City Schools and the community.

Class of 2018 Kicks off Scholarship Drive

While students at Lakewood High are focusing on homework, Friday nights, and planning for their future, they are also looking to give back to their community. The days for LHS seniors are dwindling and as these students reflect upon their time in Lakewood, they are beginning to realize the many gifts afforded to them by this community, sparking a desire to give back. The LHS Senior Class is looking to promote academic success, active volunteerism, and a continuation into secondary education through the establishment of a Class of 2018 Scholarship Fund.

Music Boosters First Meeting Sept. 5

boosters logoThe Music Boosters will be holding its first general meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:30 pm. Anyone is welcome to join the meeting and become a member of the Boosters. Please enter through the athletic doors in the back and go to the keyboad classroom (E134). 

H2O Orientation Meeting Sept. 7 at 7:15 am

H20 logoH2O (Help to Others) will host a meeting for interested high school students on Thursday, September 7 at 7:15 am in the Lakewood High School cafeteria. Calendars of service events and volunteer sign-up sheets will be available. It will also be a chance to see the  new H2O office in the newly renovated cafeteria area! This is a great opportunity to learn about and become involved with the H2O high school club.

Cross Country Teams to Host Chipotle Fundraiser Aug. 29

chipotle logoCome to Lakewood's Chipotle and support the Lakewood High School boys' and girls' cross country teams. Fifty percent of sales from 4-8pm will be donated to the teams. Be sure to show this flyer or mention you are supporting the cross country teams.
If you order online, be sure to pay in the store and mention/show the flyer for credit to to the teams.


LHS Musicians Selected for All-State, Region Orchestras

ne ohio orchestra membersLakewood High will be well-represented at the Ohio Music Educators Association’s Northeast Ohio Region Orchestra as five student musicians were selected for the honors ensemble. Of the five chosen, sophomore cellist Grace Gill was also selected to be part of the All-State Orchestra.

Marching Band Festival Set for Sept. 16

band logoOn Saturday, September 16, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band will host the 31st Annual Lakewood Ranger Marching Band Festival at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. Visiting marching bands performing at this year’s festival include Avon HS, Brush HS, Fairview Park HS, North Olmsted HS, Strongsville HS, Valley Forge HS, and Bay Village HS. The parade of bands begins at  6 pm with performances starting at 6:30.

Community Celebrates New Performing Arts & Phys Ed Wing

ribbon cuttingHundreds turned out to enjoy the dedication of the new Lakewood High Performing Arts & Physical Education Wing on a hot but beautiful Sunday afternoon on Aug. 20. The dedication marked the near completion of the final construction project of the District's Facilities Master Plan. The gym is scheduled to open Nov. 1.


chipotle logoJoin the LHS girls' soccer team at their fundraiser at Lakewood Chipotle on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 4-8 pm. Show this flyer or tell the cashier before ordering about the fundraiser and Chipotle will give 50% of your check to the team.


College & Career Information Night and Open House is set for Thursday, Aug. 24. The Guiidance Dept. will present on planning for college and career readiness from 5-6 pm in the Civic. From 6-7:30 pm, students may visit representatives from more than two dozen post-secondary institutions set up in the hallways. From 6:30-8:30, parents can follow their student's schedule to meet their teachers in their classrooms. Click here for a list of colleges attending. 

Student Musicians Coming to Your Neighborhood Sept. 9

Tag!  Lakewood is IT. Who can it be knocking at my door? Lakewood High School musicians will be walking in your neighborhood on Saturday, September 9, from 1:00-5:00 pm.  Musicians will be handing out the 2017-2018 performance schedule, Music Boosters membership forms, phone app info, and accepting free will donations. Parent volunteers needed: please sign up by clicking here.


Chromebook Distribution for 9th & 10th Graders

LHS chromebooks will be distributed to incoming 9th and 10th graders on August 15 and August 16 from 9:00-11:30 am and 12:30-3:00 pm. Please enter at the flagpole entrance. Students must have their 2017-2018 AUP and Chromebook Agreement signed by the student and parent/guardian and have paid their 2016-2017 $50 tech fee in order to receive their chromebook. Those who did not pick up their chromebooks during designated pick-up times will need to pick theirs up from the LRC during the first week of school.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Firstenberger at 216.529.4045 or

Chromebook Agreement

Marching Band Festival Preview Is Aug. 16

band logoBring the family, camp chairs and a picnic basket, and watch and listen as the Ranger Marching Band prepares for the annual Lakewood High School Band Festival by marching non-stop for four hours. All families, fans, friends, and alumni of the band, and all members of the local business community, are invited to sponsor a student with a donation. Nine sponsorship levels are available with corresponding rewards at the Preview event and in the Festival program. Sponsorship information is available here.

Board Considers Multi-Purpose Field Proposal for North Lot

Superintendent Jeff Patterson recommended to the Board of Education at its August 7 meeting that it consider installing a multi-purpose field in the North Lot across from Lakewood High. The Board had promised at the beginning of the Facilities Master Plan implementation that it would return the North Lot to a field and parking lot when construction was complete.

Student Parking Passes Available 7 AM on Aug 21

carParking passes will go on sale on Monday, August 21 at 7 am in the Bookroom  A limited number of passes will be available and will likely sell out that morning.  The cost is $10. The application must be signed by the student and parent.  Also required are the student's driver's license and current proof of insurance with expiration date. Click here for the application form or find it on the LHS Bookroom web page.

LHS Duo Part of All-Ohio State Fair Band

fair band logoTwo Lakewood High musicians are spending 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 juniors Lidia Logan and Kira Marjanovic.

LHS New WIng Dedication to be livestreamed

LHS new wingPlease join the Lakewood Board of Education, Superintendent Jeff Patterson and Principal Keith Ahearn at the Dedication Celebration for the new Lakewood High School Performing Arts & Physical Education Wing today at 4 pm. The building will be open for tours immediately following the ceremony. The District is eager to share this significant milestone with community members, whose generosity made the completion of our Facilities Master Plan possible!

Link to livestreaming here.