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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.

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Hayes Spirit Week 12/18-12/21

Hayes Spirit Week 12/18-12/21

Monday- Candy Cane Day.  Dress In Red & White

Tuesday- Crazy Sock Day

Wenesday- Pajama Day- NO SLIPPERS

Thursday- Ugly Holiday Sweater

Hayes Gets Creative with Growth Mindset Rap Video

Girls recordingThe philosophy of a growth mindset is on the mind of Hayes Elementary students and staff. The belief that we grow and make new connections by pushing ourselves to work through the struggles of learning something new is reiterated by Principal Sandy Powers on daily announcements. Recently, Hayes music teacher, Karen Bescan and librarian/media specialist, Kevin Costello, worked to write a growth mindset song and record it with a group of 5th graders. Take a listen, it's pretty special! Growth Mindset video

Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Powers!

Mrs. Powers Lunch Bunch!

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Hayes Winter Concert 12/6/17 9:15 am 3,4 , choir, band & orchestra

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Holiday Concert 2017!

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2ND Grade Cultural Potluck!


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On Thursday, the Cleveland Museum of Art visited Hayes Second Graders.  Learning about other cultures is a standard the 2nd graders were working on so the Museum brought 4 masks to share.  Students not only learned about the masks and how different cultures use masks for a variety of reasons but they also got to touch them and look at the details up close.  Each child wore a pair of gloves so that the oil on their skin wouldn't damage any of the masks. Not only did the second graders learn a lot and have fun, but they got to touch true pieces of art from other cultures.  What an experience! 

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Respectful Rangers November 2017

November Respectful Rangers 2017!

Novermber Respectful Rangers 2017!

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K-9 Unit Visits 2nd Grade at Hayes!

On Tuesday November 28th, Lakewood Police Officers Mullen and O'Brock visited the 2nd graders as a thank you for their donation to the K-9 unit.  We learned that Lakewood Police Department has 2 officers that work with 2 canines.  The K-9 we met was from Holland and his name is Dano. The other K-9 is Alan.  They are "aggressive alert" dogs which means they will bark when they find someone and will scratch when they smell drugs. The officers train weekly with the dogs after going through an intensive 6 week training school in Columbus. Their visit was not only educational but a lot of fun!

K-9 Unit Visits Hayes!

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Personal Safety Assembly!

Personal Safety Assembly

Today, Mrs. Carrie Blumenthal visited Hayes talking about personal saftey with our students.  Thank you Mrs. Blumenthal!

Gigi's Playhouse!

Gigi's Playhouse!Gigi's Playhouse!

On Friday November 10th, Lizz Maxwell, a Site Coordinator from Gigi's Playhouse came and spoke to Mrs. Hvizdos' and Mrs. Peter's second grade classrooms.  The 2nd graders had organized a doughnut sale in October as a culminating activity for their Economics unit.  The classes made over $200 and then voted to send part of the proceeds to Gigi's Playhouse, an organization in Lakewood that focuses supporting children with Down Syndrome. Ms. Maxwell talked about the importance of being part of what that organization terms, "Generation G."  Generation G is the generation that will treat others with kindness and respect, valuing differences.

The students voted to send the other half of the money earned to help support the K-9 Unit at the Lakewood Police Department.  The K-9 Unit will be visiting the classrooms as a thank you on November 28th!

Principal's Lunch Bunch!

Principal's Lunch Bunch!


Principal’s Lunch Bunch

    Every month Mrs. Powers hosts Principal’s Lunch Bunch. Teachers have the opportunity to select two students to be a part of the monthly event. The students receive a treat and play a game or two with our principal, Mrs. Powers.


October Respectful & Responsible Rangers!

Respectful & Responsible Rangers!

Respectful and Responsible Rangers

The adults at Hayes Elementary are always on the lookout for students demonstrating The Hayes Way of doing things! At Hayes students are expected to be a respectful classmate, make good choices, demonstrate their growth mindset through focus, effort, perseverance, and learning from their mistakes! Every month students are nominated by their classroom teacher to be honored at the Respectful and Responsible Ranger Assembly.

Kalahari Resort Information

Hayes PTO School Fundraiser at Kalahari Resorts.  February 15, 2018.  Click here for more information. 



Billy Cooper Sooper Yooper Visits Hayes!

Sooper Yooper

Billy Cooper Sooper Yooper to the rescue!!!

Mark Newman brought his environmental superhero Billy Cooper, Sooper Yooper  to Hayes! Billy needs help protecting the Great Lakes from a growing number of invasive species specifically, zebra mussels, sea lamprey, Asian Carp, and other alien invaders! Mark  taught the Hayes 5th graders ways in which they can help the against the negative forces that threaten Lake Erie and other natural resources.


Mrs. Harvan's FAST Group

Mrs. Harvan's FAST Group

Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day 2017



Veteran’s Day

On Friday, November 10th Hayes Elementary honored Veterans! Students invited their special veteran to school. The Veterans were provided coffee, donuts, and then were treated to an assembly filled with students singing patriotic songs, reciting poetry, slideshow, a history lesson on how Veteran’s Day began, each Veteran was introduced by their Hayes Host during the assembly,  all Veterans received a special certificate, and thanked for their service.



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Showing our "Super Powers" at Hayes with Capes!

Super Power Capes with the Staff!

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Pajama Day for Puerto Rico!

On Thursday Hayes Elementary held a "Pajama Day" fundraiser to help the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. We were able to raise $450.00! Thank you to our generous families! Pj Day for Puerto Rico!

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Fire Safety Week 2017!

Every Second Counts!

Congratulations to Peter Checkett and Natalie Dyke as the 2017 Hayes Fire Essay Winners!  Fire Marshall Dunphy presented the awards and taught the Hayes students about fire safety. Fire Safety Week!

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Cleveland Indians win 15 Games in a row!!!!! Hayes Staff Celebrates!

Go Tribe!  Mrs. Marek  & Mrs. PappGo Indians!Go Indians!


Hayes Staff is super excited on the big win , 15 games in a row!

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