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Our Mission

In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to lifelong learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.

News & Announcements

HANNAH KIRALY NAMED OHIO’S 2015 NEW CENTURY SCHOLAR

2013 Lakewood High and West Shore Career-Tech graduate Hannah Kiraly has been selected as Ohio’s 2015 New Century Scholar.  Hannah is currently completing an Associate of Arts Degree at Cuyahoga Community College and will be attending Chapham University in the fall to study sustainable agriculture.  While at West Shore, Hannah studied both Engineering (Project Lead the Way) and Interactive Media.

Hannah sent an email to several of her LHS & West Shore teachers including Ed Holmok and Annie McQuay: “I wanted to share this life changing event with those who impacted my life while I attended LHS. I am proud to share this information with you all, as it is a reflection of what was taught to me in high school. I would like to thank all of you for motivating me to excel in my studies.  I believe without the help from you this would never have been possible. Thank you for being outstanding teachers, mentors, and role models.” 

MAREK WINS NATIONAL AMERICAN VISIONS AWARD

Alex Marek, a senior in West Shore’s Interactive Media program won the National American Visions Award from the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Alex’s animation Catstronaut competed with entries from across the country in the Film and Animation category.  His work was selected as the “Best of Show” across all categories and grades in his local region.  Alex has been invited to attend the National Awards Ceremony in New York City in June to accept his award where his animation will be played.  With annually over 250,000 entries across 28 categories, the Scholastic Art & Writing has been recognizing creative students since 1923. 

Click here to view Alex’s Catstronaut animation.  Go to www.artandwriting.org to learn more about the competition.

ROTARY RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING CAREER-TECH STUDENTS

On Monday March 16th, at their annual Outstanding Student Award luncheon, the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club recognized sixteen West Shore students as the top performers in their career-technical program. Outstanding student nominees exemplify traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative.
Read More for a list of award recipients and click here for luncheon photos
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HEALTH CAREERS STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT BRAIN HEALTH

Students in West Shore’s Health Careers program came in second place and earned $500 in a contest sponsored by MetroHealth Medical Center.  The students were challenged to create a 60-second educational video on the topic of Multiple Sclerosis. In this annual contest, teens are asked to educate other teens on brain health topics in a creative and informative way.

The Health Careers class of 2015 worked in groups submitting four videos to the contest.The MetroHealth’s Neurodiagnostic Department held a reception for the students on Tuesday, March 10 to showcase the department and announce the winners.  The videos will be posted on MetroHealth’s Youtube channel. Health Careers instructor Jackie Smith commented, “I am very proud of the efforts made by my students and so glad they were able to be recognized. We will use the prize money to offset some of our student activity costs."

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT SUCCESS: ASHLEY LICCIARDELLO


Ashley Licciardello used to play “receptionist” as a child.  As she got older, she realized she wanted to do something in the medical field.  West Shore’s Medical Office Management program gave her the opportunity to combine these two interests. CLICK HERE to read her story.

SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT SUCCESS: ROBERT ANDERTON

 2010 West Shore graduate Robert Anderton took a moment to share with West Shore what he is currently doing at Honda USA and how his West Shore experiences helped him get to where he is today.  Click here to read.

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.

WEST SHORE OUTSTANDING WORK ETHIC AWARDS

West Shore students demonstrated their strong work ethic by braving the extreme temperatures to attend a recognition breakfast on Friday, February 20th. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the Lakewood/ Rocky River Sunrise Rotary acknowledged the students for being “dependable, hard-working, and committed to doing a good job” in the classroom and in the workplace.  One student from each career-technical program was selected to receive the Outstanding Work Ethic Award.  Chamber members, Rotarians, family, work supervisors, and school administrators gathered to celebrate the students’ success at Brennan’s Banquet and Catering Center. Read More for a list of recipients.   Click here for photos of the breakfast.

ACT PREP

Need to increase your reading or math proficiency for the spring ACT?  Through CollegeNow, West Shore students can sign up for “ImpACT the 216.”  It is a free program to help improve ACT scores and career & college readiness.  The program begins in early January, so sign up quickly at http://www.collegenowgc.org/locate/community-based-programs/impact-the-216/

CollegeNow will also be offering ACT Bootcamps in the spring and summer.  These are free to any high school student.  Bootcamps are typically offered on four consecutive days in four-hour sessions for a total of 16 hours at locations in the Cleveland area.  2015 dates should be available in late January.  To check the schedule, go to http://www.collegenowgc.org/locate/community-based-programs/act-test-prep-boot-camps/

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS HELP SHAPE STUDENT LEARNING

West Shore Career-Technical District hosted its Stakeholder and Advisory Committee Meeting with over 100 industry, business, and community leaders gathering to provide insight, guidance, and professional connections to the West Shore programs.  

TeamNEO provided an overview of northeast Ohio economic and job sector trends (click HERE to view presentation)

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER READY? WEST SHORE STUDENTS ARE!

As 2014 graduates are hitting college campuses or entering the workforce, we are not surprised to hear that our West Shore graduates are very prepared for the rigor of their new challenges. 

Keep reading to learn about the successful experiences of our recent graduates.

WEST SHORE GRADUATE FEATURED IN CAREER-TECH VIDEO

2014 West Shore graduate Kyle Kasper is featured prominently in Ohio Department of Education’s new video, “I am Career-Tech.” 

Click HERE to watch the video.

GUIDE TO EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT

Students in most West Shore programs can earn college credit while in high school.  Students should begin this process in the beginning of their senior year. Students have one year from the date of their high school graduation to complete the application process.   

CONGRATULATIONS 2014 WEST SHORE GRADUATES

Congratulations to the West Shore students who received a Career Passport at the annual recognition and awards ceremony on Tuesday May 20th.  West Shore Educational Coordinator Mrs. Linda Thayer was joined by representatives from the four partner districts: Bay Village, Lakewood, Rocky   River, and Westlake to celebrate the   achievements of their students. 

ELECTRONICS STUDENT SHARES STATE SPOTLIGHT

Kyle Kasper, a senior in West Shore’s Electronics   Technology program has been named the Ohio Department of Education’s Class of 2014 Success Story for Manufacturing Technologies.  The state Office of Career-Technical Education selected one student for each of the fifteen career fields from over 100 teacher nominations. Click here to read Kyle’s story as well as the other students honored in the Class of 2014.  

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