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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

GT MEETING RESCHEDULED

The Gifted & Talented program information meeting is rescheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, March 3 at Horace Mann Elementary School.  This meeting will follow the same agenda as the February 26 meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to share the GT committee's progress to date with the audience and to gather ideas about the strengths and needs of Lakewood's gifted programming.  These thoughts will help inform the committee of any concerns that may not have been addressed to date.  

This is not a meeting regarding final programming decisions.

Horace Mann Elementary School is located at 1215 West Clifton.  Parking is available from Webb Avenue.  All are welcome.

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.

TOP ART AWARDS FOR WEST SHORE STUDENTS

West Shore’s Interactive Media students shined brightly in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition.  Interactive Media students celebrated twelve awards across the Animation, Digital Art, Mixed Media, and Photography categories.   

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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