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

ROOSEVELT COMMUNITY CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING

                       

Community members, students, staff and parents gathered on April 23 at the site of the future Roosevelt Elementary School to celebrate the last of the official groundbreakings for our new elementary schools in the third and final phase of the District's Master Facilities Plan.  Superintendent Jeff Patterson, members of the Board of Education, Mayor Mike Summers, Principal Eileen Griffiths and student and parent representatives dug into the dirt on the site where the new Roosevelt will rise.

GARFIELD TEAM RUNNER-UP IN CLASSROOM OF CHAMPIONS

The Garfield Middle School Academic Challenge Team earned runner-up in the finals of the Classroom of Champions competition at St. Ed’s on April 22. The team, which had the highest preliminary rounds score, finished second out of 40 teams, behind winner Incarnate Word of Parma Heights. Congratulations to team members Evan Bell, Patrick McCallum, Aidan Bohac, Colin Sabo, Emma Carson and Renee Jones. The team is coached by Josh Thornsberry.

HARDING MOCK TRIAL TEAM TAKES TOP STATE HONORS

The Harding Mock Trial team took top honors at the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase on April 17 as the team of seventh- and eighth-graders swept all the awards in its four trials. The seventh-grade team also earned the highest rating of “Superior” and the eighth-grade team earned the second-highest “Outstanding” rating.

BARNSTORMERS SPRING MUSICAL SET FOR APRIL 30-MAY 2

The Lakewood High Barnstormers' Club will perform "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" April 30-May 2 at 7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door. The play is a one-act musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. The Barnstormers' spring musical never disappoints!

LHS ON WASH. POST'S MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS LIST

Lakewood High School has landed on a list of "Most Challenging High Schools" compiled by The Washington Post. More than 22,000 public schools were vetted with 11% making the cut. Only 13 Northeast Ohio schools were deemed challenging enough for the list. Click here to read more about how the list was compiled. Congratulations to Principal Ahearn, his staff and our students!

DISTRICT CELEBRATES GRANT GROUNDBREAKING

                     

The District on April 21 celebrated its second 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, Principal Philis Muth and student and parent representatives from Grant Elementary dug into the dirt on the site where the new Grant will rise.

PARENT RESOURCE NIGHT SET FOR APRIL 29

The Lakewood Family Collaborative and Ranger 360 will be hosting a Parent Resource Night, Wednesday, April 29, from 6-8:30pm, at Harding Middle School. The organizers aim to promote and provide access to valuable resources and education for parents in our community, with a focus on critical issues that Lakewood youth face every day.

COUPLE DONATES $303,000 TOWARD LINCOLN MEDIA CENTER

Elementary schools are not often the recipient of large monetary donations. But to Lory Chaney Doolittle and her husband, H.F. “Pete” Doolittle, Lincoln Elementary School was the perfect place to pay forward the success the two have enjoyed in life since leaving Lakewood and the Lakewood City Schools.

SOCCER CLUB DIVERSE GROUP OF MORE THAN 100

The Lakewood City Schools Soccer Club has kicked off its sixth year in strong fashion. More than 80 middle school students and 20 alumni high school students joined the group this year. The group is open to any Lakewood City Schools student grades 6-12. With over 100 members – this is one of the largest student activity groups in Lakewood City Schools. 

WEST SHORE WINS HYLAND INNOVATION SHOWDOWN

 Congratulations to Ian Bell, Zach Dudzik, Connor Kloepfer, and Julia Neff, creators of the “Continuim” app and winners of Hyland's Innovation Showdown: High School Edition held on March 28. 

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISERS BENEFIT AFTER PROM, GIRLS' SOCCER

Fundraisers at the Lakewood Chipotle are scheduled this month for two of our Lakewood High groups. The LHS After Prom Committee will receive 20% of proceeds on Thursday, April 23 from 5-9 pm and the girls' soccer team will do the same on Tuesday, April 28, also from 5-9 pm. Just show the flyer or mention the group when ordering. After Prom flyer & soccer flyer 

HAYES TEAM IS 2015 D.A.R.E. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMP

Congratulations to the Hayes Elementary 5th grade basketball team for its victory in the annual D.A.R.E. basketball tournament! Hayes topped Emerson Elementary in the tournament final, 19-13. Great job by all the players and coaches Ben Toole, Stephanie Toole and Anwar Zahriyeh. 

GARFIELD COLLECTING CARE PACKAGE ITEMS FOR TROOPS OVERSEAS

In honor of Memorial Day, the Garfield Middle School staff and students are sponsoring a care package drive to collect items to send to U.S. troops overseas.  If you have items to donate, please bring them to the school by the end of the day on Thursday, April 30.  Click   here for a list of items needed by the troops.

PARENTS INVITED TO FINAL SPECIAL NEEDS COUNCIL MEETING

If you are the parent of a student with a disability who attends Lakewood City Schools, please consider attending our final Parent Council meetings. The final meetings will be held in the 2nd floor conference room at the Board of Education on Monday, May 11 at 1 pm. Please RSVP to Christine Palumbo

ALL PRO DAD'S FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE IS MAY 8

The Lincoln Elementary All Pro Dad's group is holding its second annual Father & Daughter Dance, May 8 from 6-8:30 pm at Garfield Middle School. All fathers and father figures and girls ages preschool through high school are welcome. Tickets are $10 per family and can be bought at lakewoodfatherdaughterdance.com and at Drug Mart across from Garfield. Click here for more info.

H2O SUMMER CAMP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications are now being accepted for this year's H2O Summer Service Camp, which runs in four sessions from June 16-Aug. 7. The camp is for 7th-9th graders with limited availability for 6th graders. Applications are due April 30. 
H2O Summer Camp Application

MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM FOCUSES ON SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

The Community Recreation & Education Department is offering a new program called Music Therapy & More, designed for students with special needs. Led by a Board-certified music therapist, this fun and exciting music-making class meets for four Saturdays this spring. 

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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