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

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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

SPARKLE SQUAD TO OFFER STUDENTS W/DISABILITIES CHEER OPTION

This coming school year, Lakewood High School’s cheerleading team will have a certain sparkle it didn’t have before as the program introduces its first inclusive team of students with and without disabilities. The new unit, dubbed the Sparkle Squad, is sponsored by the Cleveland Browns Foundation and is part of a nationwide program called The Sparkle Effect. 

PARENTS: PLEASE FILL OUT BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFOSNAP DATA

It's that time of year again! With the implementation of our online student data entry program, Infosnap, it is now easier than ever to provide your student's information for the new school year. If you have not already entered your data, please look for an email that was recently sent from the District that provides you with a "snapcode" to begin the process. Call our Data Management Department at 529-4148 if you have any questions.

DISTRICT'S RANGER RIDERS TO BIKE IN SUPPORT OF MS

In what has become a tradition, Lakewood City Schools will have a team in the Buckeye Breakaway bike ride on Aug. 1 & 2. Members of the Ranger Riders will be pedaling 75, 100, or 150 miles in an effort to help raise funds for research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. 

BOARD PRESIDENT MAKES STATEMENT ON MUSIC DEPT.

At the July 20 Board of Education meeting, President Emma Petrie Barcelona shared her thoughts on the District's music program including her personal connection with the department and the District's ongoing commitment to music education moving into the future. Here is her statement:

GROUNDBREAKING FOR LHS SET FOR AUG. 27

Join the Board of Education, Superintendent Patterson, Mayor Summers and Principal Keith Ahearn for the official groundbreaking for the new portions of Lakewood High School. The short event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 4 pm. Exact location is still to be determined. Please join us!

Board adopts district goals for 2015-2016 school year

The Board of Education at its July 20 meeting adopted six new goals the District hopes to achieve for the 2015-2016 school year. The goals include improving student achievement; completing construction of the three new elementary schools; continuing to build on the staff and community's confidence in the District; provide fiscal stability for the District, maintain positive working relationship with all employees; and employ better use of technology to enhance educational and operational opportunities throughout the District. For more details on these goals, click here.

SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR CLOTHING, SUPPLIES STARTS AUG. 7

Ohio's first and only sales-tax holiday starts on Friday, Aug. 7 at 12:01 am and ends on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 11:59 pm, the Ohio Department of Taxation announced. The tax holiday was created for one-time use only in 2015. According to the new law, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax during the tax holiday: an item of clothing $75 or less; an item of school supplies $20 or less; an item of school instructional material $20 or less. For a list of FAQs on the tax holiday click here.

DR. G TO SPEAK ON THE LINCOLN-GRANT RELATIONSHIP AUG. 12

The Lakewood High School History Department invites you to the latest installment of its Civil War anniversary series. “Lincoln and Grant - the Relationship that Saved the Union,” will be presented by Dr. Chuck Greanoff on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 7 pm in the Lakewood Public Library Main Auditorium.  

 

LHS' BARBA CHOSEN AS DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR

Lakewood High Intervention Specialist Dave Barba has been chosen as a 2015 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator by Battelle for Kids. In nominating Barba, District administrators said he "is very meticulous and effective at writing and facilitating IEP meetings. He is resourceful, ensuring that all of his students ... are receiving the necessary accommodations and tools to be successful. He is respected by the staff, and parents often request him as their child's case manager." Congrats to another great Lakewood City Schools teacher! 

CONTRIBUTIONS SOUGHT FOR ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

Supplies 4 Success is geared up for another great summer school supply drive. Over the past four years, Supplies 4 Success has helped thousands of students get the supplies they need for academic success. You can help students by contributing to this year’s supply drive by picking up an extra binder, notebook, markers, etc. and dropping it off at one of our great local supporting businesses or making a cash contribution.

FRESH START ORIENTATION SET FOR AUG. 12 & 13

Fresh Start Orientation for students new to Lakewood High this coming school year is set for Aug. 12 & 13, 2015. Parents are to attend the Aug. 12 session from 7-9 pm and students have the choice of a morning or afternoon session on Aug. 13. Parents should register their student as soon as possible to help staff with planning. Click here to register.

CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2015!

Lakewood High School seniors - 367 of them - marched across the stage to receive their high school diploma on Sunday, June 14, in front a packed Civic Auditorium full of their family, friends and teachers. Graduates received their diplomas from Board of Education President Emma Petrie Barcelona along with congratulations from Superintendent Jeff Patterson and LHS Principal Keith Ahearn.

LHS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM TAKES 3rd IN NATIONAL TOURNEY

The Lakewood High School Academic Challenge Team, consisting of both an “A” and “B” squad, competed in a National Academic Challenge Tournament held in Chicago June 5-8 and the “A” Team came away in third place overall.

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. 

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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