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

SPECIAL SYMPHONY CONCERT TO FEATURE GRAMMY ARTIST

The LHS Chamber and Symphony Orchestras will play a special concert with guest Dr. Angelin Chang, a Grammy-winning pianist, on Thurdsday, April 2 at 7 pm in the Civic Auditorium. The students will be playing an entire Mendelssohn Symphony, which is rare for a high school orchestra.

YALE, BW HONOR LHS ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR HANKINS

Lakewood High School Orchestra Director Elizabeth Hankins has been honored as an outstanding music educator from two prestigious university music schools, Yale University and Baldwin Wallace University.

REC & COMM. EDUC. DEPT. LAUNCHES SMALL BIZ PARTNERSHIPS

The Lakewood Community Recreation & Education Department is offering monthly “meet-ups” at local businesses for students in grades 4-8. These community-based classrooms offer students the opportunity to experience the passion, energy and expertise that business owners have with respect to their craft, product and vision all in the confines of their real-life innovation centers.  

THREE STUDENTS EARN STATE AWARDS IN PTA REFLECTIONS

The Lakewood Council of PTAs sent 24 entries from the local Reflections art competition to the Ohio PTA competition.  Of the 24 Lakewood entries, three of our students earned state awards of recognition and one student will move on to national judging, LHS senior Gregory Watson for his music composition.

DISTRICT HOLDING ONLINE AUCTION OF FURNITURE, MISC. ITEMS

The Lakewood Board of Education is conducting an online auction of used school building furniture, a truck and other assorted items from March 25-April 8. To view the auction, go to www.publicsurplus.com; click on “Select Region”; click on “Ohio”; click on “Select Agency”; click on “Ohio Schools Council”; click on “See All”.  To see a description, terms and location, click on the “item”. To bid on an item, go back to the home page and register then enter your bid on the item or items.

BUSINESSES NEEDED FOR LHS/WEST SHORE SUMMER JOB FAIR

Lakewood High and the West Shore Career-Technical District will be hosting a summer job fair for students on April 23 from 10:30am -1:30 pm and is seeking business to participate. Interested businesses can reserve their spot by contacting Lynn Foran at lynn.foran@lakewoodcityschools.org or 216-227-5962. Space is limited.

"CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER" EVENT SET FOR MARCH 31

Our Parent Resource Coordinators will be hosting "Caring for the Caregiver" on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm at Hayes Elementary. Experts will discuss the importance of taking care of yourself and offer tips for dealing with stress of raising school-age children. There will be refreshements, chair massages and door prizes!  Child care is available with a reservation by March 24. Contact your school Parent Resource Coordinator for more info.

LHS/WEST SHORE ARTISTS WIN NATIONAL HONORS

Two Lakewood High and West Shore students have won national recognition for their artistic talent in the prestigious Schlolastic Art & Writing competition. Alex Marek (far left), a senior in West Shore’s Interactive Media program, won the National American Visions Award and a Silver Key Award for his animation "Catstronaut." Senior Jacob Corder won a Silver Key for his painting, "Contorsion."

DISTRICT CELEBRATES LINCOLN GROUNDBREAKING

                  

The District on March 13 celebrated its first official groundbreaking of the third and final phase of the Master Facilities Plan construction project as Superintendent Jeff Patterson, members of the Board of Education, Mayor Michael Summers, Principal Sandy Kozelka, former Principal Carl Lochard and student and parent representatives from Lincoln Elementary dug into the dirt on the site where the new Lincoln will rise.

SLEW OF SCIENCE FAIR AWARDS INCLUDE TWO 1st PLACES

Lakewood City Schools excelled at the annual Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair held the week of March 9 at Cleveland State, led by Garfield Middle School students Evan Bell and Christine Larson, who won first-place awards in their category.

CULINARY STUDENTS PERFORM WELL AT REGIONAL COMPETITION

 Months of training and preparation paid off for West Shore Culinary students at the regional Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition February 28. West Shore earned five Gold Awards and one Silver Award across four categories with the Senior Culinary Team of D'Nautica Davis and Katherine Renaudin also earning a spot in the State Competition in April in Columbus.

REGISTER FOR DISTRICT'S TOP-RATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Registration is now open for the district's Early Childhood programs, all of which have earned the State of Ohio's top 5-star rating! Enrollment is open to Lakewood children who are toilet-trained and are 4 years old by Sept. 30 or 3 years old by Sept. 30.

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