News & Announcements
The Lakewood Board of Education at its June 5 meeting approved current Avon Lake Schools Athletic Director Brent Schremp as a house principal for Lakewood High School for the 2023-2024 school year.
Congratulations to the Lakewood High School Class of 2023! The class of 319 graduates was celebrated at the school's 175th Commencement Ceremony on June 4 in front of a full house of family, friends and staff in the Civic Auditorium. The ceremony included speeches by Jordan Rossen, Jaxon Riley and Alexandra Hodson, all selected by their peers to represent them at graduation. The graduates and audience also heard from Principal Joy Morgan, Superintendent Maggie Niedzwiecki and Board of Education President Michael J. Callahan. The ceremony included recognition of the 52 Hawthorne Medal recipients who earned 4.0 or better GPAs, the six graduates entering the military and members of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. Best wishes to our graduates!
Congratulations to Kaydence Doxley on finishing fourth in the long jump at the State Track & Field Championship Meet and earning All-Ohio status! Kaydence also competed in the 200 meters. She was joined at the meet by Aniya Symons, who qualified in the long jump and Charlie Payne, who ran the 3200 meters. Congratulations to these three athletes and their coaches on a fantastic season!
Congratulations to West Shore Career-Tech junior Culinary Arts student Sophia Kowalski, who has qualified for the 2023 FCCLA National Leadership Conference Baking and Pastry competition in Denver in July.
The Lakewood City Schools Board of Education approved current Harding Middle School Assistant Principal April Patton to be the next principal of Garfield Middle School at a special meeting on May 23. Patton will replace Dr. Robin Pettiegrew, who is leaving the District.
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 email@example.com. Responses will be shared with those parties who have expressed interest.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- Summer Learning brochure (course offerings & mail-in registration form)
- Middle school online registration form
- High school online registration form
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.
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.
By the Numbers
Students grades PreK-12
High school AP courses
Teachers designated as "highly qualified"
Best Communities for Music Ed awards