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Sounds of the Season

Elementary Honors Choir
Credit: Alex Belisle

Sounds of the Season

Credit: Alex Belisle

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News & Announcements

Cavs Honor Roosevelt Teacher

Congratulations to Roosevelt Elementary teacher Maureen Manderfield, who was honored by the Cleveland Cavaliers at center court on Nov. 30 as Head of the Class Educator! The Cavs recognized Mrs. Manderfield's impact on students and their families through her 36 years of teaching for the Lakewood City Schools and for her many contributions to Roosevelt and the District. The Cavs also made her an honorary captain for the game and was seated in owner Dan Gilbert's suite. Such a well-deserved recognition!

Board Resolution Opposes State Proposal

The Lakewood Board of Education at its Nov. 21 meeting unanimously approved a resolution stating its opposition to a proposed anti-LGBTQ+ resolution under consideration by the Ohio Board of Education. The resolution states that the state's proposal: "contradicts Lakewood City Schools Board of Education Policy...(and) is also in opposition to Lakewood's Vision of a Lakewood Graduate, specifically the values of empathy and global awareness and violates the ideals of human kindness and inclusion that are so valued by the Lakewood Community." 

The resolution encourages the community to contact the State Board of Education to express their opposition to the proposed legislation.

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LHS Model UN Club Earns Conference Honors

Congratulations to the Lakewood High School Model UN Club on an outstanding fall conference and to sophomore Shannon Katzenberger for winning her second straight Gavel Award for best delegate at the conference! In addition to Shannon's award (representing St. Lucia), Jack Phillips and Maya Trempe won an honorable mention and a position paper award (representing Ethiopia) and Cassie Auck and Tarik Ibrisagic also won a position paper award (representing the Netherlands) at the conference held last week. Great work by all the students participating and by adviser Lauren Kindstrand.

Special Ed Parent Rights Forums Scheduled

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities is collaborating with the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children to revise The Guide to Parents Rights (parent notice). Families who have children with disabilities are invited to participate in an open forum discussion to give feedback on the revisions to the parent notice. The forum will take place via Zoom on Dec. 8 and 15 from 6:30 - 8 pm. If you are not a parent of a child with a disability, feedback opportunities will be available to professionals throughout Ohio soon.

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Lila Wright's art

Congratulations to Lakewood High seniors Bee Rohrs and Lila Wright on having their artwork selected for Otterbein University's 4th Annual Juried Art Exhibit! Bee and Lila's pieces were  two of 65 chosen from more than 250 submissions. The exhibit will take place in December. Bee and Lila are also eligible now for a $2,000 scholarship if they choose to attend Otterbein.

Pictured: Lila Wright's "Encircled." Click on Read More to view Bee's piece, "Fly High."

Read More about Seniors' Artwork Chosen for Otterbein Exhibit
Bork Earns All-Ohio with 12th Place Finish

Congratulations to our cross country runners Luka Bork and Charlie Payne for their outstanding performances in the Division 1 State Championship Meet! Luka finished 12th overall and earned All-Ohio status with his finish of 15:27. Charlie finished 46th out of a field of 180 with a time of 16:27. So proud of both of these Rangers!

Photo: Luka Bork (from left), Coach Chuck Moore and Charlie Payne.

Horace Mann 5th Grader New Jr. Fire Chief

It's Fire Prevention Week and that means time for a new junior fire chief. The junior chief earns the title by winning the annual fifth-grade essay contest on the week's theme, which this year is "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape." The 2022 winner and new junior chief is Horace Mann's Ainsley Tracey! As is tradition, Ainsley arrived at school on Monday by way of Fire Engine Truck #4 with the the school's students and staff there to greet her. Congratulations, Ainsley!

Upcoming Events

Our Mission

In partnership with our families and  community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to life-long learning, invested in a diverse  society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.

Vision of a Lakewood Graduate

In this space we will highlight periodically the ways our Vision of a Lakewood Graduate comes alive in our classrooms and in the many enrichment activities our students enjoy. 

Growth Mindset

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The new AP African American Studies course at Lakewood High School is part of a pilot program in which LHS is one of only 60 schools across the nation participating. Teacher Austin Sparks and his students are stretching their minds and diving deep into a historical perspective that most students have not before learned at such a comprehensive level. The interest in this new course has been high from our students and the local and national media. Click on Learn More below to watch a recent local news story on Austin Sparks, the class and his students.

Global Awareness

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Learning about a culture other than your own is an important component of our Global Awareness/Global Citizenship competency.  The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) throughout the District is a great example of infusing this competency into the classroom. Librarians made Hispanic-focused reading material available, Horace Mann students learned about Puerto Rico and how to make tostones and also held a Hispanic Heritage door decorating contest, to name a few activities.  It was a great way to open students' minds to different traditions and identities from their own.

By the Numbers


Students grades PreK-12


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Teachers designated as "highly qualified"


Best Communities for Music Ed awards