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Garfield's Pinocchio, Jr.

by Kenneth Johnson

Dance Show 2023
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by Alex Belisle

Ranger Spirit!
Ranger Readers
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Members of the LHS Student Athlete Leadership Team visited 2nd graders to read a story and share a new book.


Boys in the LRC!
Gov. DeWine Visits LHS!

News & Announcements

June 4 Graduation to be Livestreamed

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 on June 4 will be livestreamed. The ceremony begins at 2 pm. Click on the link below to view the ceremony.

Graduation livestream

Summer School 2023 Registration Open

Our middle school and high school Summer Learning Program will begin June 12 with all classes being held in-person at LHS. For more information on course offerings and registration, please use the links below. Registration for five-week courses and Session 1 courses closes June 11. Please register as soon as possible. 

Three Qualify for State Track & Field Meet

Congratulations to Kaydence Doxley, Aniya Symons and Charlie Payne for qualifying for the State Track & Field Championship Meet! Kaydence and Aniya qualified in the long jump with 2nd and 3rd places respectively in the long jump at Regionals. Kaydence also qualified in the 200 meters, setting a school record on her way to 4th place. Charlie will run in the 3200 meters at State thanks to his fourth place finish at Regionals, where the top four qualify for a trip to Columbus June 2. Kudos also to all the other Rangers who shined at Regionals with personal bests and spots on the awards podium!

District Seeks Bids for Civic Auditorium Work

Lakewood City Schools will be accepting bids for the Civic Auditorium soft good replacements and repairs until 11:00 a.m. EST, Monday, June 5, 2023, at Taft Center for Innovation, 13701 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107, attention Mr. Kent Zeman, Treasurer. Bid documents may be viewed at the link below. The competitive bids will be sealed in an envelope, addressed to the Lakewood City School District, with the name of the vendor and project name clearly marked on the envelope. The Lakewood City School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all competitive bids. Please e-mail interest in participating along with any questions to Mr. Chris Donahoe at Responses will be shared with those parties who have expressed interest.

Bid document

Health Careers Students Earn 100% Pass Rate

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 juniors in the West Shore Career-Tech Health Careers program as all 15 passed the state exam and earned the industry credential of State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)! Well done, Class of 2024 and teacher Jackie Smith!

Rangers To Exit Great Lakes Conference

Lakewood City Schools and seven other schools have submitted letters to withdraw from the Great Lakes Conference and form a yet to be named new conference after the 2023-2024 school year. The withdrawals will leave Elyria Catholic as the only school remaining in the Great Lakes Conference, which began play under the Ohio High School Athletic Association with the 2015-16 school year. Lakewood joined the conference in the 2020-2021 school year.

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Celebration of Excellence Honors Academic Stars

Lakewood City School District's academic superstars were in the spotlight at the 40th annual Celebration of Excellence academic awards ceremony held May 16 at the Civic Auditorium. The District honored 358 students in grades 6-12 for having achieved a 4.0 or higher GPA through three quarters this school year. Students received their medallions and congratulations from Superintendent Niedzwiecki, Board of Education members, and keynote speaker Mark Walter.

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Harrison 4th Graders Focus of NewsDepth Piece

Harrison fourth graders were featured recently on ideastream's NewsDepth A+ program for their fun work with Ozobots during STEM time. NewsDepth shared how the students learned to program the Ozobots and figured out how to make them performs some fun "stunts." You can view the entire piece at the link below.:

NewsDepth piece

Upcoming Events

Civic Auditorium, 14100 Franklin Blvd.

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.



A partnership with First Ring First Fellowship (FRFF) program and the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District led Lakewood High science teachers Rita Chahda and Ann Pesta and their AP Environmental Science and biology students to remove a large amount of the invasive vegetation recently from a storm basin on the high school grounds. Working together with the county, the students learned about the Great Lakes watershed and how to protect it. Click on Learn More below to read about this project that also included Vision competencies of communication and global citizenship. 

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