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27 Ranger Athletes Earn All-Conference Honors

rangermanWinter sports All-Conference awards were announced earlier this month and the Rangers can boast 27 athletes who earned All-Conference honors in the Southwest Conference, including five 1st Team selections! Click Read More to view a list of our Ranger athletes who were standouts among their peers.

District Artists Earn Regional Recognition

Regional judging for the Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition was recently completed and Lakewood High and West Shore students had the third highest number of artwork pieces selected to move on to state-level judging of all the Northeast Ohio districts! 

No School Monday March 16, 2020

With the increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the state emerging over the weekend, we’re exercising an abundance of caution and we have decided to close all our school buildings (including before and aftercare) tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020.

Coronavirus School Closure Plan

Please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page for the latest information.

Big Ranger Sports Weekend

ranger guyThe Rangers were rocking in the postseason this past weekend as two of our Indoor Track & Field athletes competed at the State Meet and wrestler Shamique Bryant qualified for the Div. 1 Wrestling State Tournament! Meanwhile, our Ranger boys basketball team played in the District Final and ended up with the runner-up trophy. Congratulations to runners sophomore Teeghan McGann, who set a school record in the 800 meters, and senior Cormac Peppard-Kramer, who finished 6th in the state in the 1600 meters. Congrats to all of our Ranger competitors, including great performances by seven more of our wrestlers at the District tournament.

March H2O Calendar Available

logoLots of great opportunities for volunteering with H20 in the month of March from the Food Bank to child care help to toy sorting. Click here to see all that's happening.

Culinary Students Medal in State Contest

ChefsOur West Shore Career-Tech Culinary Arts students were stars at the recent Family, Careers, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) regional competition in Columbus on February 29. Our students who competed all won gold medals for  their creations except for one student. The students worked many additional hours after school to perfect their recipes. Click on Read More to see who are the award-winning chefs.

Holdens, Coach Chosen for Hockey All-Star Tournament

Ranger hockey guySenior goaltender Rob Holden, forward Will Holden  and Ranger hockey head coach Mark Ferfolia have been selected to participate in the Greater Cleveland High School Senior All-star Tournament to be held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Friday, March 6. The competition will have players on four teams in a 4-on-4 competition beginning at 3 pm. The draft for the teams will be held this Thursday night at 7pm at the BW3 in Fairview Park and will be streamed live on Sports on Tap. The Holdens were also recently selected to play in the state all-star game!

Jackson Brothers Win SWC Wrestling Titles

Jackson brothersThe Lakewood High School wrestling team competed in its last Southwest Conference championship tournament and left with two individual titles and a runner-up. Congratulations to senior Milan Jackson, who won the 160-lb. weight class, and junior Jayden Jacskon, who won the 170-lb. weight class. Also reaching the awards podium were sophomore Brandyn Bates (220 lbs.) as runner-up, and junior Nistor Krizan (195 lbs.), who took third place. The team moves on to Sectionals Feb. 29 at St. Ed's. 

Senior Ashley Captures Sectional Bowling Title

AshleyCongratulations to Lakewood High senior Megan Ashley, who finished first in a field of 61 bowlers on February 15 to capture the OHSAA Sectional championship. Megan finished with a total of 553 points and will now move on to compete February 23 at Stonehedge Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls in the OHSAA District Tournament.

Senior Holden Sets New School Hockey Record

hockey rangerLakewood High School senior Will Holden set a new school record for most career goals scored on Feb. 8 when he scored four goals in a Ranger victory versus Canfield. Holden's four goals brought his career total to 141, breaking the previous record of 138. Congratulations, Will!

Apply to Be Part of 2020 Census Team

censusHigh school students who are 18 years old can apply for well-paying Census jobs. Hours are flexible and part-time. Click here to learn more info and to apply.

LHS NHS Chapter Welcomes 40 New Members

NHS logoThe current members of the Lakewood High National Honor Society welcomed 40 new members into the prestigious academic group at an induction ceremony held at the Civic Auditorium on Feb. 6. Gaining entry into NHS is the highest honor a school can bestow upon a student.

W. Shore Student Art Part of Black History Display

Shields artworkCongratulations to our West Shore Media Art & Design students who have had their artwork selected to be included in the the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court's Black History Month display. Select works from students from across the county are currently on display on the 1st floor of the Justice Center, along with profiles of prominent African-Americans in the local and state judicial system. Congratulations to Darnasia Shields, Turner Sorge, WIllow Rosser, and Kathering Skourlis. Click Read More to see the chosen artwork.

LHS Mock Trial Team Takes Home Honors

gavelEarlier this month, the Lakewood High School Mock Trial team competed in the district Ohio High School Mock Trial competition sponsored by the OCLRE (Ohio Center for Law Related Education) and held at the Cuyahoga County Courthouse in Cleveland. The LHS team came away with a trial victory and individual awards for three team members.

Swimmers, Diver Earn Conference Medals

At its final Southwest Conference Championship Meet, the Lakewood High School Swimming & Diving team turned in some great individual and relay performance that earned a number of competitors spots on the awards podium at the Westlake Rec Center on January 24 & 25, 2020.

Acad. Challenge Team Returning to Nationals

NAQT^ logoDue to its very successful outcomes in recent tournaments, the Lakewood Academic Challenge Team once again has qualified for the National Academic Quiz Tournaments'  National Tournament in Atlanta in late May.  This will be the seventh straight year that the team has qualified for a national tournament.

LHS Students Attend Art Museum Teen Summit

summitThirteen LHS students on January 15 traveled to Cleveland Museum of Art to participate in the museum's Teen Summit. Summit participants learned about how museums work and the processes that happen behind the scenes to make an exhibition come to life. Through the creation and final product of a miniature 3-D exhibition, students went through a full design process in which they learned how to generate, prototype, and present ideas. Participants worked on communication skills, teamwork, and creative problem-solving. Thanks to teacher Autumn Sabin for connecting our students with this opportunity!


Senior Awarded Trip to French Engineering Camp

HudakWhen Lakewood High senior Nicole Hudak signed up as a freshman for West Shore Career-Tech’s Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program, never in her wildest dreams did she imagine it would lead to an all-expenses paid trip to France.  But here she is, headed to Clermont Ferrand, France in June as one of only two United States high school students to attend a materials engineering camp. The camp is sponsored by ASM International’s Education Foundation.

Lakewood Project Concert Coming Jan. 24

lakewood project logoLakewood High School's rock orchestra, The Lakewood Project, will join with the E5C4P3 - Escape - The Journey Tribute band for its Friday, January 24th concert. The concert will kick off at 7:30 pm in the Lakewood Civic Auditorium. Lakewood Project and E5C4P3 will each do a set then join for a combined set as well. Tickets are $8 adults and $3 student, in advance, and $10 and $5 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the LHS Bookroom or by calling 216-529-4047.

Students Earn More Than 40 Scholastic Art Awards

Nola artCongratulations to our students from Lakewood High School and the West Shore Career-Tech Media Art & Design program who won highest honors among the 41 awards earned in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition held in December. LHS and West Shore students won seven Gold Keys, the highest honor given, including two each by senior Natalie Costello and junior Nola Williams-Riseng.

LHS Holiday Hours Holiday Hours

So that the Lakewood High School office staff will be able to spend time with their families we will be open on the following days from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. during winter break:

Monday, December 23rd

Monday,December 30th

Tuesday, December 31st (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 2nd

Friday, January 3rd

Normal office hours will resume on January 6th.   


LHS Students Integral to Youth Council Creation

When Lakewood High junior Olivia Patterson was asked by one of her teachers to apply for a new City of Lakewood task force that would be in charge of developing the city’s first Youth Council, Olivia jumped at the opportunity. “I really wanted to make a difference and youth don’t usually get the chance to make a change in the city,” Olivia said. The new Lakewood Youth Council will officially be active in January but the hard work behind the creation of this exciting new advisory group for our city has been going on since April thanks to the dedication of Lakewood High students.

Semester Exam Schedule

Semester exams will take place December 17-19. Please click here for the schedule

Cleveland Orchestra to Play Concert at Civic

orch logoThe Cleveland Orchestra is pleased to present a free community concert for Lakewood residents and families on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Lakewood Civic Auditorium. This concert is presented as part of the Orchestra’s Neighborhood Partners program which unites communities through music. Free tickets will be available for pick-up at various Lakewood libraries and businesses in January 2020. We hope you will join us!”

Senior Parent Night Presentation

View the November 4 Senior Parent Information Night presentation here.

Sounds of the Season Set for Dec. 13 & 14

music notesA favorite Lakewood City Schools holiday tradition, Sounds of the Season, is just around the corner! The concert will include our top performance ensembles from Lakewood High School as well as our elementary honor choir. There will be two chances to see this crowd favorite: December 13 and December 14 at 7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $5 in advance at the LHS Bookroom (216-529-4047) or $8 at the door.

Students/H2O Gearing to Launch Home Alone Program

logoA group of 11 Lakewood High students spent hundreds of hours this past summer and the first months of the school year devoting their time to a project that has become near and dear to their hearts. They are working together to create the Home Alone Youth Leadership Program for Help To Others (H2O). Their work on the program, which aims to educate 9-12-year-olds how to safely be home alone or with younger siblings, has given them leadership skills that will serve them well long after their time with Home Alone.

PTA Hosting "Screenagers" Documentary Viewing

The Lakewood Council of PTAs is hosting a screening of filmmaker Delaney Ruston' documentary, "Screenagers" on Monday, November 11 at 7 pm in the Civic Auditorium. "Screenagers" addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on— depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it. This film is recommended for students age 10 and over. It lasts 60 minutes and there will be a Q&A afterward.

Staff Spotlight: Foote & Saksa

spotlight logoCongratulations to Teaching & Learning Coordinator Christine Foote and Lakewood High Health teacher Jason Saksa on being named our November Staff Spotlight honorees! Please click on Read More to learn why these two have earned the recognition of their peers. 

PCA Workshop for Parents of Athletes Set for Dec. 2

PCA logoThere will be a parent workshop led by Positive Coaching Alliance Cleveland for parents of our Ranger athletes on Monday, December 2 at 6 pm in the LHS cafeteria. This 75-minute workshop explores the role of a high school Second-Goal Parent. Topics include how parents can help ensure their student-athletes’ experience yields healthy, developmental outcomes that will serve them far beyond the playing field, guidelines for developing a positive Coach/Parent relationship, scenarios and discussions about academic eligibility, injuries, cutting from teams, and the role of parents in high school sports.

Peppard-Kramer Finishes in Top 50 of State

Cormac runningCongratulations to senior Cormac Peppard-Kramer, who qualified for the Division 1 Cross Country State Tournament! Cormac finished 49th of 186 runners at the meet on Nov. 2 in Columbus. The race capped off an amazing season for Cormac, who was SWC champion and District runner-up. Best wishes to Cormac as he continues his cross country career in college.

Cross Country Team Qualifies for Regionals

footCongratulations to the boys' cross country team and girls' team member Sadie Gregg on qualifying for the Division 1 Regional Meet on October 26 in Boardman, Ohio by virtue of their performance at the District Championship Meet October 19. The boys' team was led by seniors Cormac Peppard-Kramer, who was second at Districts, and Patrick McCallum, who finished 13th. Junior Aidyn Zingale also finished in the top 20 at 17th. Freshmen Sadie Gregg finished 19th to qualify for Regionals.

RangerThe LHS volleyball program will be holding a fundraisers on Friday, October 18 at Vosh Nightclub in Lakewood. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket includes appetizers, one free drink, reduced beer and wine prices and free valet parking. For more information and how to buy tickets, click here.

PSAT is Oct. 10; No School for Non Test Takers

The sophomore class as well as some juniors will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 16. Those taking the test should report to school at 7:45 am. These students will be released at 11:45 am. Those students who are not taking the PSAT will have no school on October 16. 

Peppard-Kramer SWC Cross Country Champ

CormacCongratulations to senior Cormac Peppard-Kramer on capturing the boys' cross country Southwest Conference individual championship on October 12, 2019. Cormac won the race going away with more than 10 seconds between him and the runner-up. Helping boost the Rangers to its second-place team finish was senior Patrick McCallum, who finished third overall. On the girls side, the team finished 6th with sophomore Teeghan McGann the top runner at 11th place. Congrats to all!

Conference Scheduler Now Open Parent Teacher Conferences

Home and school communication is extremely important to the success of our students.  LHS is using PTCFast.com to make signups as convenient as possible to set up conferences.  We will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 21st and Monday, November 25th.  Please click here or enter the following web address into your browser window to schedule your conferences:


If you do not have internet access , please contact us via phone at 216-529-4028.


Guzowski & Mews Oct. Staff Spotlight Winners

Staff Spotlight logoCongratulations to Lakewood High Intervention Specialist Aimee Guzowski and Garfield Middle School EL teacher Patty Mews on being named the District's Staff Spotlight honorees for October. Guzowski and Mews will be honored at the October 7 Board of Education meeting held at 7 pm at Harrison Elementary School. Click Read More to learn more about these two outstanding staff members.

Pumpkin Palooza, Harry Potter Fest Highlight H20 Calendar

h2OLots of fun opportunities to volunteer with H2O in October, including a Harry Potter Festival! Check out the calendar for the month of October here.

3 Commended Students Join Our Nat'l Merit Semifinalists

Commended ScholarsEarlier this month we celebrated Lakewood High’s two National Merit Semifinalists – Evan Bell and Aidan Bohac – and now we toast our three Commended Students! Congratulations to seniors Emma Carson, Emma Hirsch and Alexander Weber.  More than 1.6 million students in over 22,000 high schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition by taking the PSAT their junior year. Commended Students represent the top 5% of PSAT participants.

Volleyball Fundraiser Oct. 18

fundraiser flyer

Parade Kicks off Homecoming Weekend

Block LFrom senior Colin Sabo: Communities nationwide use Homecoming Weekend as a time to celebrate the return of their former students. Lakewood is no exception. On Friday, September 27, Lakewood High will honor its graduates with thrilling high school football game and a beautiful Homecoming parade, sure to remind the Lakewood alumni of what makes this community such a great place to call home. 

Congrats to LHS's Two National Merit Semifinalists

Bohac and BellCongratulations to Lakewood High School seniors Evan Bell and Aidan Bohac, who have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corp. competition. This designation recognizes Evan and Aidan as among the top students in the nation.

Materials Sci Camp Transformative Experience for Trio

campersSummer may be over for our students, but at least three of West Shore Career-Tech students are still aglow from one particular summer educational experience. These three Project Lead the Way students, seniors Miabella Doerr, Nicole Hudak, and junior Alex Schraibmen, attended ASM Materials Camp, sponsored by ASM International at their world headquarters in Aurora and now at least two of the three have found their major of choice thanks to an exceptional experience at the camp.

LHS Musicians Make All-State Orchestra

All State Orchestra studentsAs has become tradition, Lakewood High orchestra students have been selected for the prestigious Ohio Music Educators Association’s All-State Orchestra. Students must first be chosen for one of OMEA’s five Region Orchestras to be eligible to audition for the All-State ensemble. Congratulations to senior cello player Grace Gill, junior harpist Nina Seckers, and freshman violist Lydia Kress for their selection to the top state orchestra. Senior Emma Carson was chosen as an alternate for violin.

Congrats to LHS's 76 AP Scholars!

AP logoThe growing number of Advanced Placement courses (16) available at Lakewood High School has translated into a growing number of AP Scholars as well. Seventy-six members of the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 have earned AP Scholar Awards – including three National AP Scholars - in recognition of their outstanding achievement on the AP Exams taken each spring. Congratulations to all our AP Scholars for their outstanding accomplishment! Click Read More to see the list of Scholars.

Open House/College & Career Night Survey for Families

If you attended this event on August 27, please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey so that we may improve areas where needed for next year. Thank you!

Click here for the survey.

Band Festival Marches into Stadium Sept. 21

Band logoThe Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band has been working hard since June to prepare for game days as well as a performance at one of the District highlight events of the year - the annual Lakewood High School Marching Band Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.

Freshmen Tailgate Kicks Off Aug. 30

footballOn Friday, August 30, 2019, LHS will host its first Freshmen Tailgate Party! The fun starts at 6 pm in the D Lot near the north end of the football field. Students with school IDs will receive free food, play games, and receive free entrance to the home opener versus Amherst High School. Freshmen, make sure to wear your Fresh Start t-shirt.

Open House & College/Career Fair Aug. 27

More than 50 colleges and career organizations will be on hand for the College & Career Fair & Open House set for August 27. The fair begins at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. At 6:30, parents can follow their child's schedule and meet his/her teachers for the year.

New Student Parent Meeting Presentation

If you missed the new student parent meeting presentation,  you can view the presentation given at the following links: 

PowerPoint version
PDF version

Ranger Athletics Required Workshop Set for Aug. 23

The Lakewood City School District has joined with the Positive Coaching Alliance to work alongside District coaches, parents, and athletes to help create a positive sports culture within the Ranger program. This will allow for athletes to not only enjoy the best experience, but excel on and off the sports arena. The alliance requires all parents, coaches, and athletes to attend a PCA workshop to help them understand their unique role and help identify their own personal goals as a parent, athlete or coach. The first free workshop for parents and coaches will be August 23 at 6:00 pm in the LHS Cafeteria.  If you are unable to attend, you will be required to take the online course at a cost of $20. We encourage everyone to attend the free, live session as it allows for a more engaging opportunity to learn how to help your athlete excel at their highest level. You can learn more about the workshop in this flyer.

Chromebook Distribution

Chromebooks will be distributed to Grades 10-12 on August 13 and 14 from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the LHS cafeteria.  There is no paperwork that will need to be completed prior to students obtaining their devices. 9th grade students will receive their chromebooks shortly after the school year begins. Any student who does not pick up his/her chromebook on August 13 or 14 can pick up his/her device in the LRC beginning on August 21.  

LHS Fresh Start Aug. 20; Grades 10-12 Start Aug. 21

Lakewood High School is excited to introduce a new Fresh Start orientation for the 2019-2020 school year!  The first day of school on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 will be dedicated to freshmen and other new students to Lakewood High. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will report for their first day on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Marching Band Festival Preview Set for Aug. 14

band logoJoin the Lakewood Ranger Marching Band for its annual preseason Festival Preview on Thursday, August 14 from 5-9 pm at Lakewood Park. Bring your lawn chairs, relax and listen to this sneak peak of the performances to come in the 2019 season, including the Marching Band Festival on Saturday, September 21. The Band Festival will include six high school bands and the Bowling Green State University band. Donations will be accepted at the Preview and will go toward purchasing new uniforms for the band. Depending on your donation level, you may be able to hear your favorite, song or cadence played!