Schools

State Board President Spends Day In District

Lakewood has always been proud of its public school system and on September 15, the District was able to show off just why the community has supported it so strongly over the years when Ohio Board of Education President Tess Elshoff spent the day experiencing the Lakewood Way.

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 10:34 AM, 09.18.2018

Exposing ECOT

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) robbed Lakewood schools of at least $1.8 million dollars, and some of the politicians on your November ballot took big money to look the other way. If you aren’t familiar with this scandal, here are the facts. 

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 10:34 AM, 09.18.2018

LHS Produces 83 AP Honor Scholars

The growing number of Advanced Placement courses (16) available at Lakewood High School has translated into a growing number of AP Scholars as well. Eighty-three members of the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the AP Exams taken each spring. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement:

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Volume 14, Issue 18, Posted 10:34 AM, 09.18.2018

Feet To The Street

Lakewood Citizens: Be on the lookout Saturday, September 8th!

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., students from the Lakewood City Schools Performing Arts Department will be out and about knocking on doors to say thank you for your continued support of Lakewood City Schools.

Additionally, each household will receive a copy of the performing arts calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The students will extend a personal invitation to these performances.

This event, called Feet to the Street, is sponsored by the Lakewood Music Boosters. For more information about the Lakewood Music Boosters and the entire Lakewood City Schools Performing Arts Department visit lakewoodcityschools.org and lakewoodmusicboosters.com.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018

Foundation Grants Boost Student Enrichment

For the last decade, money from the Margaret Warner Educational Grants Fund of the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation has provided Lakewood City Schools' teachers the ability to offer enrichment opportunities to their students. This year is no different as the Foundation awarded more $10,000 in grants. The awards, along with a grant from the Meinke Creative Teaching Grant Fund, were announced at the District's annual Convocation on Monday, Aug.20.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018

Ranger Marching Band Festival Set For September 15

The pageantry and precision that goes along with the music of a high school marching band will be on display at the 32nd annual Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band Festival set for Saturday, September 15 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.

Eight other high school bands and the Mount Union University band will join the Ranger Marching Band for this family-friendly event that is sure to get your toes tapping. The parade and introduction of bands begins at 6 p.m. and field performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Preschoolers and younger are free. Tickets are available at the Lakewood High Book Room or at the door.

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Volume 14, Issue 17, Posted 4:23 PM, 09.04.2018

Back-To-School Ice Cream Social Is Sept. 4

The annual back-to-school Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Lakewood Council of PTAs and the Lakewood Board of Education will take place Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 6:15-7 pm in the Garfield Middle School Gym. Members from the two middle school bands will kick things off, then Board members will scoop the free ice cream. You add the fixins! Come enjoy the music and meet your elected officials at this family-friendly event!

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 7:15 PM, 08.21.2018

Garfield Asst. Principal Hire Rounds Out Leadership Team

The Lakewood Board of Education approved Ouimet Smith, Shaker Heights Schools’ Director of Student Affairs, as the new Assistant Principal at Garfield Middle School. He replaces Tony Chiaravalle, who is moving to Lakewood High as a House Principal.

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 7:15 PM, 08.21.2018

One Book Does Not Fit All

Hi Lakewood. My name is Ted Nagel and I'm a reader. I say it that way because I'm addicted to reading. And I love it. How I learned to love reading was through my high school summer reading program. Heading into my freshman year, I was required to read five books. I was not overjoyed. Five books?!? Are you nuts? My school's program, if I can remember that far back, had an extensive reading list with many of the classics, multiple genres, and a wide variety of topics. I think that I had to read three from that list and two of my choice. 

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Volume 14, Issue 16, Posted 7:15 PM, 08.21.2018

A Letter From Superintendent Barnes

Dear Lakewood City Schools Students, Staff, Parents, and Lakewood Residents:

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I am honored to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. The Lakewood City School District is one of the finest districts in the nation. During my transition to Lakewood, I have learned of its focus on educational excellence, its warm and welcoming spirit, and its unwavering commitment to the children of this community.

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about my family. I have been married to my wonderful wife Laverne for 21 incredible years. Laverne and I have two daughters - Michaela, 20, and Mia, 18. Both will be college students beginning this fall. My wife and I are so very proud of them.

I truly believe in the value of education. Education is a fundamental necessity to the survival and growth of individuals, communities, states, nations, and the world. Education is a powerful variable that can transform the conscience of mankind. An educated individual, community, state, nation, and world is one that respects and values diversity, promotes and endorses collaboration, and recognizes the self-worth and unique talents in everyone.

 

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 1:35 PM, 08.07.2018

Quartet Represents LHS At All-Ohio State Fair Band

Four Lakewood High musicians have spent the last two weeks in Columbus as members of the All-Ohio State Fair Band. The Fair Band and accompanying Youth Choir have been part of the Ohio State Fair since 1925 and 1963, respectively. Representing Lakewood in this year’s band are seniors Lidia Logan and Kira Marjanovic, junior Katie Livingston and sophomore Gina Marjanovic.

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 1:35 PM, 08.07.2018

Supplies 4 Success Kicks Off 8th Year Of Collecting For Students In Need

Supplies 4 Success, a committee of the Lakewood Area Collaborative, has kicked off this summer's school supply collection drive. Started in 2011, S4S has been instrumental in getting needed school supplies to Lakewood students in financial need. The committee's goal is to have a supply closet in each of our schools for guidance counselors and teachers to access throughout the school year.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 5:57 PM, 07.17.2018

In Agreement And Response To Charter Schools – A New Form of Colonialism

    Public education may not be a fundamental right under our constitution, but it is protected by The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.  However, as Dr. Greanoff stated, public schools seem to now be on the road to extinction, and it is frightening. A large component of this problem, stems from many politicians and their promotion of the charter school system. The public has been repeatedly misinformed about charter schools. Some think they are private schools, others think children will receive “safer,” or “better” education by attending such institutions. Sadly parents are being manipulated and mislead.

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Volume 14, Issue 14, Posted 6:03 PM, 07.17.2018

LHS Principal Leaving District

Lakewood High School Principal Keith Ahearn has been named the Assistant Superintendent of North Ridgeville City Schools. He will leave his position with the District on July 31 after serving Lakewood City Schools for nine years. 

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

LHS Class Of 1973 45-Year Reunion

It's time once again for Lakewood Rangers who graduated in 1973 to convene, this time to celebrate our 45-Year Anniversary! We have set aside August 24 and 25, 2018, to get together. Briefly, we'll meet (1) Friday, August 24, at the Hofbrauhaus, 1550 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, beginning at 7 pm; (2) Saturday morning, August 25, at Lakewood High for a tour beginning at 10 am; and (3) Saturday, August 25, at The Scenic Valley Room at the Emerald Necklace Marina, 1500 Cleveland Metro Park Drive, Lakewood, from 7-11 pm.

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

Fourth Of July Ranger Music Events

Come hear the dazzling, Lakewood Ranger Marching Band, as they lead the way playing patriotic tunes at the 4th of July Parade. Parade begins on Kenneth and Lake Avenues at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at Lakewood Park. Later, The Lakewood Project performs a stellar, high energy concert at the band stand. It begins at 7:00 p.m. until dusk at beautiful Lakewood Park. 

For the second consecutive year, Lakewood City Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Only 4% of districts across the nation were selected for the prestigious award. 

 

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

New LHS Spaces Earn Design Honor

Lakewood High School was recently selected as an Outstanding Design by the American School & University magazine and will be included in the magazine’s Interiors Showcase awards issue in August. This is the premiere competition honoring educational interior excellence. The high school was honored in the category of Common Spaces, such as the cafeteria, media center and gym. It is one of only 70 educational institutions to be included in the issue.

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

LHS Fresh Start New Student Orientation Aug. 15

Fresh Start 2018 orientation will take place on August 15 from 9-11a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. for all incoming 9th graders and students new to Lakewood High School for the 2018-2019 school year. The Fresh Start program is designed for students by students. Student mentors will lead the new high-schoolers through a variety of activities that will help orient them to their new school as well as help build class camaraderie and school spirit. Students will tour the school, receive their locker location and ID badges as well as have a chance to sign up for clubs and other activities. Visit the LHS website at www.lakewoodcityschools.org/LHS to fill out the online registration form, which must be completed by July 31. There will be a parent orientation on August 14 at 6:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium.

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 4:18 PM, 06.19.2018

LHS Junior Earns Spot In Marine Corps Music Program

Lakewood High School junior Kira Marjanovic has accomplished a feat few women and even fewer juniors accomplish – earning entry into the U.S. Marine Corps Music Enlistment Option Program for eventual placement in a U.S. Marine Corps Band.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

LHS Students Lead Middle School Drug Education Effort

While middle school students often hear the message about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse as they move through the school year, this year the message was delivered in a new way – by students themselves.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018

Centennial Celebration For LHS Alum

Not many live to see their 100th birthday, but Barbara Clarke, Lakewood High Class of 1936, did so in style! A party was held on March 31 in Chicago, where she moved after graduation to be near grandparents. Barbara worked as an accountant until she retired. In her retirement, she volunteered at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, which dedicated a rosebud tree in her honor for her birthday. Barbara, who currently lives in Wilmette, IL, received letters of congratulations from Lakewood High Principal Keith Ahearn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Cheers to Barbara, and here's to many more!

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

LHS Earns Bronze As One Of US News' Best High Schools

Lakewood High School has been named one of U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools and a Bronze Medalist for 2018. The magazine awards Gold, Silver and Bronze medals according to college readiness, math and reading scores and graduation rates.  

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

District Trio Earn Recognition For Impact In Special Ed

The 39th Annual Excellence in Education Awards recognizing students with disabilities, peers, and educators was held May 4 and included recognition for two Lakewood Schools students and staff member Neil Rupright. The event is planned by the ESC of Northeast Ohio and the State Support Team – Region 3 to recognize the great work being done by educators, teachers, students, and community members in special education.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

PTA Year-End Awards Include Educator Of Year For Csongei

The Lakewood Council of PTAs handed out its annual awards at a ceremony on May 2 at Harding Middle School. The ceremony included awarding four senior scholarships, honoring teachers of the year at each building, and recognizing the District’s Educator of the Year, Sarah Csongei, who also was named Ohio PTA’s District 11 Educator of the Year.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.15.2018

LHS Barnstormers Present "1776" May 3-5

The Lakewood High School Barnstormers Drama Club will perform its spring musical, "1776", on three successive evenings from May 3-5. The show begins at 7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium each night. Tickets to see this story about our country's Founding Fathers are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the LHS Bookroom at 216-529-4047 or stopping by during school hours.

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

Garfield & Harding Mock Trial Teams Excel In State Competition

Congratulations to the Garfield and Harding Middle School Mock Trial teams, who on April 20 earned top ratings at the statewide Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education held in Columbus. Both Garfield 7th grade teams and the Harding 7th grade team earned the highest Superior rating and Harding’s 8th grade team narrowly missed the top rating and earned an Outstanding rating. 

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

District Earns Best Music Ed Community Award

For the second consecutive year, Lakewood City Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Only 4% of districts across the nation were selected for the prestigious award.

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

Golf Outing To Benefit LHS Golf & Basketball Teams

The Lakewood High golf team and boys' basketball program will host a golf outing fundraiser on Saturday, June 9 from 2-7 pm at Cherokee Hills GC at Coppertop in Valley City.
 
The registration fee includes a 4-person scramble, 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner, hole-in-one contest, on course skill shots, and skins game. There is a dinner-only option for $30.
 
The silent auction after the completion of play during dinner includes such great items as a foursome of golf at Red Tail CC, one-week in a South Carolina condo, 
a foursome of golf at Columbia Hills CC, and many others.
 
If you register for both the June 9 outing and the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation golf outing on July 20 at Sweetbriar Golf Club, you save $40! Visit www.lakewoodrangers.com/events for more information.

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 12:39 PM, 05.01.2018

Pair Earn State Honors For Reflections Pieces

The Lakewood Council of PTAs Reflection Committee recently announced that two of its submissions for judging at the state level earned recognition for further artistic merit. In the literature category, junior Gabrielle Dever won an Award of Excellence, which qualifies her piece to move on to national level judging. Also in the literature category, junior Sam Stone earned an Award of Merit.

Statewide submissions were judged by category and age group – primary (grades preK-2), intermediate (3-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12). Out of thousands of submissions, only six students were recognized in each age level/category.

The Reflections program offers students from schools with active PTAs the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to submit works in seven arts areas: literature, dance choreography, film/video production, musical composition, photography, visual arts and special artist. All entries must follow a chosen theme, which this year was “Within Reach.”

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

LHS Artists Earn Top Honors In Rotary/Beck Contests

Lakewood High students were top award-winners in the 73rd annual Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River Speech, Music, and Visual Arts Contests. Lakewood students swept the speech category and took the top two spots in visual arts. 

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018

Spring Break In The Galapagos

During Lakewood High's recent Spring Break, two different groups of students and teachers enjoyed trips abroad: one group to Germany and Austria and one group to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Junior Lalia Williams shares her impressions of her group's trip to the Galapagos (originally published in Lakewood Times):

About one week ago, I went to the mainland of Ecuador, as well as the Galapagos Islands. There is no way that I can touch on everything amazing that I saw, just because there was so much of it. But overall, it was an experience that I definitely will never forget. Here is why:

When we first got to Quito (which is the capital of Ecuador) we were all very tired from a day of flights and layovers. But stepping out of the airport and seeing that there were actual palm trees right in front of us was amazing. And although we could not see much considering it was late at night, we could tell that it was a lot different from where we came from.

Quito is a lot older than the United States. And there, (instead of old buildings being destroyed to make room for “better” ones) everything is built upon itself. We walked to the top of an ancient church to see the city, and the view was indescribable. The hills around us were covered with small colorful houses and buildings, and it was insane to think that there were people, each with their own life and stories, in all of them.

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:20 PM, 04.17.2018

Dr. Michael Barnes Selected To Be Next Superintendent

The Lakewood Board of Education, at a special meeting March 28, approved Mayfield City School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Barnes as the next Superintendent of Lakewood City Schools. 

Board Vice President Linda Beebe said Barnes met many of the criteria the Board was looking for in a leader.

“A priority in the superintendent search was to find a leader who is an effective communicator with a strong vision to facilitate the goals of the District. Someone who is creative and knowledgeable. Dr. Michael Barnes is all of this,”  Beebe said. “He is service oriented and collaborative. He is committed to supporting the needs of every child and educating the entire child. He is a leader for the 21st century.”

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Students' March For Our Lives Trip A Community Effort

Forty students and their adult chaperones traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 24 to participate in the March for Our Lives event, a trip that was made possible by the nearly $7,000 donated by the Lakewood community.

What had started out as four students wanting to buy bus tickets to D.C. bloomed into a community project.

When the founding members of the newly formed Student Committee for Activism realized the interest in students attending the march would fill a charter bus, the group raised the cash needed to reserve the bus in just a few days through a GoFundMe account and the generosity of fellow students, teachers, parents, business owners and the community in general. The giving did not stop there, a call out from chaperone and LHS teacher Autumn Sabin for snacks for the trip led to cartons of donations of water, Gatorade, chips and more being left on her porch.

“Our community really came together for our kids,” Sabin said.

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Volume 14, Issue 7, Posted 12:07 PM, 04.03.2018

Board Passes School Safety Resolution

At its meeting on March 5, the Lakewood Board of Education passed a resolution on one reading supporting school safety and reducing violence in schools.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

Harding Student To Compete In State Geo Bee

Congratulations to Harding 7th grader Jamie Holland, who has qualified for the Ohio Geographic Bee! Jamie, who is the Harding Bee champion, is one of 100 middle schoolers from across the state who will compete for the Ohio title and a chance to move on to the National Bee. 

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

Four Students' Work To Hang In Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

Lakewood High students had the most pieces of artwork ever selected to be part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus. Six works were chosen, including four by senior Elyza Mihalik, whose “Here is Goofy” piece earned a top 25 Governor’s Award of Excellence. Also earning a spot in the 300-piece exhibit are Riley Geyer, Husam Mafargeh and Micah Inak.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 7:14 PM, 03.20.2018

District Staff Spotlights: Diemert & Flannery

Each month the Lakewood City Schools selects two staff members nominated by their peers to honor as Staff Spotlight winners. This month, Grant Elementary Health Aide Melissa Diemert and Roosevelt Elementary Intervention Specialist Caroline Flannery are honored: 

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

Twinsburg Teacher Selected To Head Ranger Football

The Lakewood Board of Education last month approved the hiring of Twinsburg teacher Thomas Thome as a new member of the Lakewood High School Social Studies Department and the school’s next head football coach.

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Volume 14, Issue 6, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

School Crisis Response And Grief Support Program Available To Local Schools

Tragic events such as the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school are difficult for anyone to comprehend and process. Locally and across the country, we collectively mourn the loss of life every time such a senseless tragedy occurs. In addition, our own sorrow, fear and despair can be heightened as we watch and hear about the plight of grieving students, teachers and the affected community on the nightly news.

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

Dive In To Lakewood Rec's Unique Egg Hunt

Grab your bathing suits, towels, baskets and goggles for Lakewood Recreation’s annual Underwater Egg Hunt. This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 31 at the Lakewood High School Pool beginning at 10:00am. 

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Volume 14, Issue 5, Posted 9:40 PM, 03.06.2018

Lakewood Recreation Now Hiring To Fill Summer Positions

As winter (hopefully) turns to spring, many thoughts shift to warm summer days. For many in Lakewood, those warm summer thoughts include playing t-ball, learning to swim, or making new friends at summer camp. Lakewood Recreation is hiring seasonal employees to make all those summer memories continue for a new generation.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Eight Looks GREAT For The Westshore Young Leaders Network

January 2018 is the 8th year the Westshore Young Leaders Network students have been serving the six-western suburbs (Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake) as communities united together for healthy living. Established in 2010 through the support of the Westshore Council of Governments and the Westshore Enforcement Bureau the group has grown its student and adult membership to foster young leaders who promote healthy, safe drug-free and addiction free lifestyle choices.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

LHS Course Guide Provides Something For Everyone

Students at Lakewood High School and middle school 8th graders are busy poring over the latest LHS Course Guide in preparation for filling out schedule requests for next school year.  They are likely finding that the hardest part of the process is narrowing down the choices from a course selection that is arguably the broadest in the state with more than 200 courses.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 12:12 PM, 02.20.2018

Lakewood Teachers Give Back

Lakewood Teachers are proud to announce fund-raising efforts over the holidays have enabled us to once again give generously to Lakewood organizations that directly support our students. $300 each was given to Lakewood Community Service Center, North Coast Health, and the Lakewood Family Room. We were able to donate $500 to Supplies for Success.

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018

Proposed Development Contract Announced for Board Property

The Board of Education at its January 22, 2018 meeting introduced a proposed contract with Liberty Development Co. to purchase the Board of Education properties located at 1456 and 1470 Warren Road. The Board is scheduled to vote on approval of the contract at its February 5 meeting.

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Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 10:38 AM, 01.23.2018

Barnstormers To Perform One-Act Plays

The Lakewood High School Barnstormers Drama Club will be performing a series of five, one-act plays that are written, directed and acted by students. The plays will be performed in the new black box studio theater at the high school. Performance will be held Wednesday, January 31 and Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 2 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Februray 3 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

Student Artists Reel In Top Regional Awards

Students from Lakewood High School, the West Shore Career-Tech Media Art & Design program and Harding Middle School earned an impressively high number awards in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition held in December, including 17 of the highest-honor Gold Keys and 67 honored pieces overall.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

LHS Cellist Selected For National Orchestra

Lakewood High School sophomore cellist Grace Gill has been selected as a member of the Honor Orchestra of America, sponsored by the non-profit arts advocate Music For All. Grace will perform with the ensemble in March at Music for All’s National Festival in Indianapolis.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018

Free Internet Safety Parent Seminar

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7pm,  Lakewood School District will hold a free presentation titled “Is It Worth the Risk?” to provide information necessary to keep children safe on the internet. The information will be presented by Lexi Giering, the Statewide Outreach Coordinator for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and member of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 9:54 AM, 01.16.2018

United Way, Harrison Team For New Reading Room

Students at Harrison Elementary have a neat new space to get cozy with books thanks to the December 1 opening of a reading room sponsored by the United Way Young Leaders’ Readers Become Leaders initiative. Student reading ambassadors cut the ribbon on the room as District administrators and United Way representatives looked on.

The United Way’s Young Leaders raise money and engage in volunteer activities working towards the mission of lowering the income achievement gap. The group creates rooms at schools with a significant number of low-income students and outfit the room with 1,000 books and present the students each with a literacy kit with two books and activity book to take home. Many of the books come from a donation from the Cleveland Kids Book Bank. The group also provides tables and chairs, bean bags and learning materials.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Sounds Of Season Highlights Winter Concerts At Civic

The popular Lakewood High School Sounds of the Season concert, now in its fifth year, will be performed on December 14 & 15 this year at 7:30 pm at the Civic Auditorium. Come and celebrate the holidays with the LHS Performing Arts Department as students perform holiday song, tell holiday stories, and come together for a final carol sing-along with the audience. The following groups will be performing: Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Barnstormers.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

District Staff Spotlight Honorees: Krumroy & Shirley

LISA KRUMROY, LHS

Everyone knows keeping kids engaged is the key to learning. These days, that often involves incorporating technology into the classroom. However, for Lakewood High science teacher Lisa Krumroy, good old-fashioned creativity does the trick for her students. Her self-described “weird projects” keep her kids motivated and interested, which is one of the reasons Krumroy has been named one of Lakewood City Schools' December Staff Spotlight honorees.

Krumroy, who joined the District in 2010 after a career in cancer genetics research, said teaching was always a goal of hers. She taught a year at Garfield Middle School before moving to the high school, which is a level she likes teaching because of her students’ sense of humor and openness to new ideas.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

LHS Interact Club Disaster Relief Fundraiser Nets $1,700

The Lakewood High Interact Club wasted no time in fulfilling its mission to put service first, by raising money this fall for disaster relief. The club, which is the high school affiliate of the Lakewood River Rotary Club, encourages students to think globally and act locally by participating in service and social activities together with the school’s foreign-exchange students.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017