Congratulations to the 18 Lakewood High choir and band students who were selected to participate in yesterday's Great Lake Conference Honors Band and Choir Concert! The students (7 choir, 11 band) joined the 11 other GLC schools at Rocky River High School for the evening concert after having rehearsed all day together. Kudos to the LHS students and their directors, Rayna Brooks and Clinton Steinbrunner!
Three is the lucky number for this month's Educator Spotlight! Congratulations to Harrison Elementary intervention specialist Rebecca Byndas, Emerson Elementary cafeteria leader Kim Campfield and Lakewood High head swim coach Patricia Portik! Click on Read More to find out why these three are deserving of the February honor.
The Lakewood High National Honor Society welcomed 48 new members to its chapter in an induction ceremony at the Civic Auditorium on Feb. 2. To be inducted into the National Honor Society, students must possess a GPA of at least 3.5. Students are also evaluated based on their character, which means the nominating committee looks at community involvement, extracurriculars, leadership skills, and other intangibles.
Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that Lakewood City Schools will receive a $1 million grant as part of the state’s fourth round of awards from the Ohio School Safety Grants program. Gov. DeWine traveled to Lakewood to make the announcement at a press conference at Lakewood High School.
Kindergarten and preschool registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! A child must be 5 years old before or on Sept. 30, 2023 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. The registration process begins online. Click on the links below for more information.
The Lakewood Board of Education is accepting applications for appointment to the Lakewood Public Library Board of Trustees for an unexpired seven-year term ending Sept. 12, 2023. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, together with a curriculum vitae or resume detailing experience and qualifications, to the Superintendent of Lakewood City Schools, 13701 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. All letters of interest must be received by the Superintendent on or before Feb. 17, 2023.
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Congratulations to District maintenance foreman Michael Doup and Lincoln Elementary teacher Molly Dyke on their selection as January Educators of the Month! You can find out more about these two excellent employees by clicking on "Read More".
Congratulations to senior Sophia Boyer, whose photograph of Tyler Barn in the Metroparks was selected for the Drexel University High School Photography Contest Exhibition! Sophia's work is now in the running to be one of six pieces selected as the exhibition winners. Winners will be announced Jan. 23. The exhibit will be on display on the Drexel campus in Philadelphia from Feb. 4 through March 5.
Congratulations to the 30 Lakewood High School and the West Shore Career-Tech Media Art & Design students whose artwork has been honored in the Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition competition. The artists earned 47 awards collectively, including six Gold Keys, the highest honor given. Gold Key winners move on to be judged at the national level of the 98-year-old competition.
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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