Superintendent's Message

While most of our students and teachers are taking a well-deserved break this summer, there is still plenty of learning going on in the District. Teachers and students are in full swing in our middle school and high school summer school classes. Our younger learners who need some extra help with reading are taking part in a six-week reading intervention program. Our English Language Learners work through the summer in our joint program with ASIA Inc. and Muskingum College to improve their literacy and their general adjustment to their new home.

The flurry of activity doesn’t stop at the classroom. All summer long, our fall-season athletes are preparing for the new school year with practices and conditioning. Our Lakewood Ranger Marching Band members will prepare for their season as well with two Band Camps. Lakewood Project members are rehearsing for their traditional July 4 performance at Lakewood Park.

Of course, there is also all the activity happening at our four(!) construction sites – Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt elementaries and Lakewood High. Look for wall infrastructure to be rising at the three elementary schools sometime in July. Demolition of the 285,000-square-foot LHS site is ongoing all summer. If you haven’t been by Franklin and Bunts lately, make a trip. The demolition process is really quite a sight, as is the original high school building.

As is the case every summer, our classified staff members who work throughout the year are busy deep cleaning our school buildings, making necessary repairs, repainting, repaving and the myriad of other tasks needed to have our buildings ready for students on Aug. 18. Our tech crew is readying our new ChromeBooks and iPads for student use and our Central Office staff keeps everything else ticking such as accounting, payroll, registration, testing, etc.

If you have a question over the summer, feel free to call us at 529-4200 or send an email to School offices will re-open on Aug. 3.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 

6/26/2015 Archived Messages