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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

WEST SHORE RECOGNIZES GRADUATES

Congratulations to the 193 West Shore students who received a Career Passport at the annual recognition and awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 19th.  West Shore Educational Coordinator Mrs. Linda Thayer was joined by representatives from the four school districts to award students their passports.  

FREE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAMP OFFERED

Current 8th grade students interested in electronics and engineering can participate in a three-day camp exploring alternative energy technologies on June 15 - 17. This free camp offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn about Earth friendly energy sources, wind turbines, solar energy, and fuel cell technology.  Registration has begun. Deadline to register is June 5. Click here for:  Information Flyer or Registration Form.

RAE-ANN STUDENTS RAISING MONEY FOR KNICKERBOCKER FUND

On May 13th Rae-Ann Nursing Home sponsored a two-mile walk to raise money for the Knickerbocker Residents Activity Fund. West Shore students in the Rae-Ann Job Training Program, Cindy Helbig, West Shore Career Technical Education District Paraprofessional, and Kelly Dow, West Shore Career Job Training Coordinator made donations and participated. The Walk was from Rae-Ann Suburban to Rae-Ann Westlake and back.

HIGH AWARDS EARNED BY WEST SHORE CULINARY

 

West Shore culinary students demonstrated their excellent skills and talents against other culinary students in the State of Ohio FCCLA Competition held on April 22-24 in Columbus.  Overall, four students earned Gold Medals and the three-person Culinary Team earned a Silver Medal. 

The Gold Medal winners were then ranked amongst themselves in their culinary category where West Shore students earned two second places and one third place across the entire state of Ohio.

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. 

CONSTRUCTION TRADES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

West Shore's Construction Trades program is highlighted in a recent cleveland.com article.

Read here

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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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/

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.

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.