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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.

News & Announcements

Miss Feighan and Mrs. Van Scyoc honored by Superintendent Patterson

Miss Feighan and Mrs. Van Scyoc honored by Superintendent Patterson and the Board of Education.

What does 60 years of educational experience look like?

On Monday evening Miss Feighan and Mrs. VanScyoc were honored for their commitment to the Lakewood children and congratulated on their upcoming retirement. Next year, Mrs. VanScyoc will be an instructor at Oberlin College, continue to teach private voice lessons, as well as her involvement instructing other choirs. Mrs. Feighan has not revealed her plans for retirement yet! Stay tuned!


Hayes Spring Clean-up was a huge success!

The Hayes Clean-up was a huge success! On Saturday, May 15th from  9 am to 1:00 pm. the combined efforts of grandparents, moms, dads, students, and staff members worked together cleaning out beds, planting trees,  planting flowers, and spreading mulch! Thank you to everyone who participated!

A huge thank you to Woody Calleri who obtained sponsors to support our efforts. We would like to thank our sponsors: Doughnut Pantry, Root Café, Menchies, Walgreens, Dollar Bank, Lakewood Hardware, Home Depot, Lakewood Garden Center, Convenient Food Store, Buckeye Beer Engine, Breadsmith, Petitti Garden Center, RHC Financial Systems! We appreciate your support!

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Why is there a bathtub in the office?

Why is there a bathtub in the office? Why did Hayes students filled the bath tub with bars of soap?

Calvary Methodist Church opened up a Dry Goods Pantry to help support Lakewood families in need. The Hayes students and their families responded by filling up the bathtub! Through their generosity we are able to make a large donation of soap to the Dry Goods Pantry. The “Fill the Tub Soap” drive ends on May 22nd! Thank you to everyone who made a donation!

March & April Respectful Rangers!

On Friday, May 15th Hayes Elementary recognized their March and April  Respectful and Responsible Rangers in a whole school assembly. During the assembly Second Grader, Ava Watts read the letter President Obama wrote to  her and Elliott Snyder shared what Shooting for the Stars at Hayes Elementary meant to her.

Congratulations to all students receiving the Respectful Responsible Ranger Awards! We are so proud of you!

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2S1B "Two Schools One Book"

Two Schools One Book Kick Off!

On Friday, May 15th Hayes kicked off Two Schools One Book at Garfield Middle School with Lincoln Elementary, Chomps, the Garfield Middle School Band, the Garfield Middle School Cheerleaders, a video from Superintendent Patterson, 800 students and Humphrey!


For the next three week all students will be reading the book, The World According to Humphrey and completing lots of fun activities! Check out the blog: http://oneschoolonebook1415linhay.blogspot.com

!Click HERE to view our photo gallery! 

Mrs. Hvizdos's Class 2nd Grade Lemonade Stand!

Mrs. Hvizdos’s 2nd grade had a lemonade stand here at Hayes! Students sold lemonade for 2 days in the cafeteria as a reading and math core standard tie in.  In 2 days, they totaled $156.10 in profits.  They are donating their profits to the Lakewood Police Department K9 Unit.  As part of the project, they counted money, made change, are making 3 different graphs to show sales and are reading related books and non-fiction texts.  This project was paid for by a grant from the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation.  We are grateful!  Click HERE for more photos!


Annual 5th Grade Field Day!

The second Annual Fifth Grade Field Day was held on Saturday, May 9th. Hayes Elementary was well represented by Molly Minadeo, Casey Perron, Molly Hendrickson, Zyereion Doxley, Mason Miller, Aidan Sterling, James Toole, and Zachary Simmons.  Congratulations for your stunning performances and super sportsmanship!  Click HERE to see more photos!



Girls On The Run!


On Thursday Girls on the Run held their practice 5K run with the help of the Lakewood High School Track Team. Pairs of the high school team members ran with each HAYES runner to encourage and help pace them as they made their way through the 5K course. Thank you to all of our high school girls that gave their time and talent to ensure the Hayes Girls On the Run Team had a successful practice run! The Hayes Girls on the Run Team will run a 5K in Akron at the annual Girls on the Run Race! Thank you to the coaches Miss Riddell,  Mrs. Peters, and Miss Staib!  Click HERE for more photos!



If you have recently moved, please inform the office (529-4228).  It is important to keep accurate student addresses so that we are able to send your child’s 2015-16 classroom assignment at the end of the summer.  If you have moved, Central Office has requested that the Lakewood Post Office return all mailings to us rather than forward it to another address. 


Hayes Spring Concert!


On Wednesday Hayes celebrated music with the Sing for Spring Concert! Hayes was entertained by the orchestra, band,  kindergarten, first, and second grade choirs.  The Hayes 4th & 5th Grade Choir also performed.  Hayes has very talented students! At the end of the concert the entire school paid tribute to Mrs. Van Scyoc’s as this was her last concert because she will be retiring in June.  Click HERE to see photo gallery!

Thank you PTO for the wonderful Magic Show with Mr. Drew Murray!

The Hayes PTO treated the  students to an assembly with magician, Drew Murray. Murray invited several students to accompany him during the show as he dazzled them with his magic! He also delivers a message for the students to dream big!

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2015 Dare Basketball Champions!

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Hayes Spring Concert April 22, 2015 1:45 pm. Doors open at 1:30pm

Concert features Orchrestra, Band, Choir, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade.

Click here for a copy of the schedule.

Twins Day At Hayes

Mrs. Hvizdos Class learning from the past!














 Second grade students in room 210 learned more about the past this week.  Students brought in and shared family artifacts such as a 140 year old trunk from Northern Ireland, a receipt for wood that was used to build a student’s home from 1925 as well as many other fascinating pieces.  As a culminating activity, students had the opportunity to make homemade ice cream using an old hand crank machine.  Boy, was that a lot of work but well worth the effort!

Fire Safety!

On Tuesday, April 14th  Fire Marshal Tim Dunphy and Fire Inspector Mike Matwijiw taught  our third graders about Fire Safety. The Fire Safety Trailer was used to provide student a simulation of what to do in the event of a fire as well as fire safety tips.




Spring Friend Gram!

Would you like to thank someone for being special by putting on smile on his or her face?

Springtime Smiles begin at Hayes with A Friend Gram!


A Friend Gram is a special message from you to someone special that will be attached to a carnation. Each Friend Gram is $1.00 and orders are due on April 20th. ALL Friend Grams will be delivered on April 24th. You must return your Friend Gram Sheet and money to your classroom teacher before April 20th.


Hayes Staff Kickball Game!

Friday afternoon the Hayes students cheered on their favorite teacher as Mr. Holliday’s kickball team challenged Mr. Acerra’s reigning champs for a re-match. Mr. Acerra’s team continues to hold the Hayes Kickball Champions Title…did someone say re-match?  Click HERE for more photos!


Kindergarten Egg Hunt


On Friday Hayes Elementary Kindergarten classes held their annual  Egg Hunt. All of the students received eggs and a treat!  Click HERE to see more pictures!


Mrs. Hvizdos-Historical Presenter

Mrs. Hvizdos’s second graders, while studying the past, were treated to a visit from a volunteer with the Lakewood Historical Society.  Ms. Alleman brought a trunk of treasures from a General Store.  The students had a hands-on experience touching and examining homemade soap, clothespins, a washboard, homemade jam and photographs from the past.

To assess what the students learned, each child accessed Google Classroom using a Chrome Book. Once in this virtual classroom, students viewed photographs of 4 artifacts from the presentation.  Each student chose one picture, wrote what the artifact was, 

February Respectful Rangers

On Friday, February 20th  Hayes Elementary recognized their February Respectful and Responsible Rangers in a whole school assembly. The Hayes Honor Choir performed and we heard very important words from Student Council President, Josh Mika and Student Council Vice President Lani Calleri about what is means to be a Respectful and Responsible Ranger. Congratulations to all students receiving the Respectful Responsible Ranger Awards! We are so proud of you!

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Digital Learning Day


On Friday Mrs. Papp’s kindergarten class celebrated Digital Learning Day with and Grant Elementary School for some kindergarten interaction!

Mrs.Lottig’s class  had their first quiz experience  with Kahoot!

Many thanks tour CaTT Mrs. Beisel-Linn for helping to facilitate our Digital Learning Day activities!

Responsible and Respectful Rangers

Students reaching for the STARS! 

On Friday, February 13th  Hayes recognized their January Respectful and Responsible Rangers in a whole school assembly. Congratulations!! We are so proud of you! 

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PBIS is alive and well at Hayes!
As a building we are always looking for ways to improve our implementation of PBIS!  Our latest improvement deals with Lunch and Recess. Indoor recess is not optimal during the cold months but necessary when the temperature dips to unhealthy levels. We invite you to watch our improvement efforts! Many thanks to Mrs. Turner for her work in bring this initiative to fruition! Thank you Mr. Costello for your commitment in helping launch  our initiatives!

Hayes 123
Dare Basketball Tournament

D.A.R.E. Basketball Tournament April 18th. Click here for details.

Hayes Science Club & Staff Members at the Cardboard Boat Regatta 2015

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

Hayes Science Society (HSS)

The Hayes Science Society (HSS) is a 5th grade after school group led by Mr. Acerra and Mrs. Rocco that focuses on the engineering design process.  We ask and investigate questions using scientific principles with fun, hands-on experiments and projects and create multimedia presentations to communicate our findings.  In our time together we have learned about the International Space Station and studied and replicated the technology and engineering that make space exploration possible.  We have designed and built our own satellites and balloon rockets to “launch into orbit” and on March 3, The HSS will be participants in The 13th Annual LHS Physics Cardboard Boat Regatta.  We will be racing in boats that we have designed and constructed using only cardboard and tape!

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Music News from Mrs. Van Scyoc

Congratulations to these students who will be singing in the Oberlin Choirsters Honor Choir on March 21st.  The concert is FREE and will be at LCCC Stocker Center at 3:00p.m..  Over 200 4th-6th grade singers will be performing.  It will be and amazing event!

Cristian Burgos, Noelle Eubanks, Lavinia Grandt, Myles Harper, Deidre Hupcey, Lennah Papadorotheou, Adrianne Schlenkerman, Arianna Schlenkerman, Gabrielle Sever, Dania Shean, Donia Shean, Scarlette Sullivan, Gabriella Trnvasky, Megan Winters & Graci Yost

Mrs. Birch's third grade class created their own islands!


Mrs.Birch¹s third grade class created their own islands on alphanumeric map grids and them posed questions about the maps.

Students then worked in teams to locate places on the maps using the title, key, alphanumeric grids and cardinal directions!

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Mrs. Hvizdos's Robot Project

Mrs. Hvizdos challenged her Second Graders…The students in Room 210 had to create a Shape Robot using everyday geometric shaped items from home. They could not purchase any item for their Shape Robot.  One of the Second Grade goals is to be able to organize information. The students had to organize the items they build their robots with  into types of  shapes including 2 and 3 dimensional.  Some students created different types of  graphs to organize their information while others made numbered lists. All students presented their Robots to the class!



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Respectful Rangers

Students reaching for the STARS! 

On Friday, December 5th Hayes recognized their December Respectful and Responsible Rangers in a whole school assembly. Congratulations!! We are so proud of you!   Click HERE to see the pictures!

Hayes Fun Day 2014!

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Mrs. Perez's discovered you can read anywhere even outside!

What you can do at home to help your child prepare for next generation assessments?  Click here for more information.

Third Grade Principal's Lunch Bunch!

Our Third Graders had their Principal's Lunch Bunch on Wednesday! They received a treat and had a robust game of Headbanz! Congratulations Third Graders!

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Jack Dowell wins a contest to bring Slider & Ketchup to Hayes!

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Mrs. Redlin and her team of Hayes Fifth Grade Student Council members hosted a fundraiser for Breast Cancer the week of October 17th. They promoted the fundraiser by creating posters, made  morning announcements, and spent their lunch and recess time counting coins. Hayes Elementary School raised $1,538.17! Thank you Hayes for your generosity!


Third Grade Guarantee
5th Grade Committee

5th Grade Committee has an email address.  Parents can submit questions about upcoming events and fundraisers to Hayes5thgradecommittee@gmail.com  . 

Do you know the three ways to read a book?

On Wednesday evening kindergarten families came to learn the three ways by reading the book, No David! 

There was also an opportunity to get to know what is going on in their child’s classroom, meet other families, and enjoy a great book with their child!

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Lakewood-Rocky River visits Hayes Elementary!

George Frank delivered dictionaries to the entire third grade at Hayes Elementary School on behalf of the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary.  Thank you Rotary we are very appreciative of your generosity!

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Hayes Tailgate Night. Rangers Win 35-0.


Rangerman visits Hayes for Spirit Day.

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