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Anastasia: The Musical

by Ethnee McKissick

Dance Show 2023
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by Alex Belisle

Ranger Spirit!
Gov. DeWine Visits LHS!
Elementary Honors Choir

Credit: Alex Belisle

Sounds of the Season

Credit: Alex Belisle

Boys in the LRC!
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News & Announcements

Specials Schedule Change Information/FAQs

At the Feb. 21 Board of Education meeting, Director of Teaching and Learning Steven Ast presented on a recommended change in the elementary specials rotation. The presentation, as well as the communication sent to families announcing the change and an FAQ document that goes into further detail about the change are linked below:

Board presentation (Feb. 21)
Family communication (Feb. 22)

Students' Art Chosen for Gov.'s Exhibit

Congratulations to the five Lakewood High and West Shore Career-Tech students whose artwork was selected to be part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus. The work of Sophie Boyer (two pieces), Corey Johnson, Clare Morrissey, Mia Szymczyk and Lila Wright will hang in the exhibition at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus during April and May.

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Junior Qualifies for State Culinary Contest

Congratulations to Sophia Kowalski, a junior in the West Shore Culinary Arts programs, for qualifying for the FCCLA State Competition in the Baking and Pastry Arts Event! Sophia, who earned a 98.5% at Regionals, is one of 13 students across the state of Ohio who will compete in the Baking and Pastry Arts category at the State level on April 22. Good luck at the state competition, Sophia! 

Muntaser Takes 3rd in State Wrestling

Congratulations to sophomore Zayna Muntaser, who won the regional girls wrestling title and finished in third place in the state in the 190-lb. weight class! Zayna was joined at the state tournament by junior Gillian Coulson, who finished fourth at Regionals to qualify for the state meet. 


The Lakewood City Schools has secured the services of the architectural firm GPD Group to conduct a facility study to assist in the assessment of the current use of District facilities and explore opportunities to maximize the use of those facilities and resources. The study will include an assessment of existing conditions and use, a review of educational programming needs, a review of enrollment projections, and the facilitation of a Facility Study Task Force to provide feedback and develop recommendations for facility improvements. 

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Harding Student Poems in National Exhibit

A group poem by some Harding Middle School sixth graders in Mr. Spooner's class is on display at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as part of the Dear Ukraine global community poem project. Student Leelu Baxter's individual poem also was selected to be in the exhibit. You can hear these poems and others from the class at a Dear Ukraine reception on Sunday, March 12 at Lakewood Public Library. Click Read More to view the poems included.

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Open Enrollment for 2023-2024 Now Open

The open enrollment period for the 2023-2024 school year is now open and will be through April 14, 2023. Access the application form at the link below. Notification of open enrollment status will be as follows: First-round notifications will occur the week of June 12, 2023. Second-round notifications will occur the week of August 9, 2023.  Kindergarten notification will be made the week of August 14, 2023. If you have any questions regarding open enrollment, call 216-529-4244.

Open Enrollment Form

Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to our National Merit Finalists: seniors Jamie Holland, Maddie Oldfield and Taylor DiLoreto! The three are now each eligible to receive one of more than 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million to be awarded this spring. Jamie, Maddie and Taylor were named Semifinalists in the fall based on their top scores on the PSAT junior year.

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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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