Schools

Harrison Earns Grant For Community Garden

Harrison Elementary has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, the charitable arm of Whole Foods Market, to build and maintain a community garden on school grounds. In writing the grant, English Language Learner teacher Tiffany Hickey said:

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

New District Position Turns Focus to School Culture

Positive Behavioral & Intervention Supports – or PBIS – has played a key role at several of our schools in developing a positive, respectful and inclusive culture conducive to learning. Now the Lakewood City Schools has dedicated a staff member to developing a more extensive PBIS network throughout the District.

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

Girls Group at LHS Really ROX

Lakewood High School Guidance counselor Nina DeChant has started a girls’ empowerment group at LHS that is already working its magic on its members only a few short weeks into the program. “My self esteem has gotten higher and it’s helped me with relationships,” says one member of ROX.  “It’s a place where I’m not judged,” said another girl of her ROX group.

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

Dive Into the Lakewood High School Pool!

Tucked away in the corner of Lakewood High School, overlooked by a beautiful new academic building, lies the Lakewood High School Pool.  Many do not realize that, during the evenings and on weekends, there is a full slate of community programming held at the pool for all ages. 

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

Now Hiring: Lakewood Recreation

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. Available positions include learn-to-swim instructors, lifeguards, pool attendants, pool cashiers, baseball scorekeepers, summer camp counselors and more. There is no better summer job than a job with Lakewood Rec. Have fun this summer and make a difference. Find application details at www.lakewoodrecreation.com/summerjobs

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017

Rangers Name New Head Football Coach

Tom Hannan, current assistant head coach at Garrettsville’s James A. Garfield High School, has been named the next head coach for the Lakewood High School varsity football team. Hannan, who is a licensed physical education teacher, was approved by the Board of Education at its Feb. 6 meeting.

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 4:35 PM, 02.07.2017

Reflections Ceremony Celebrates Student Creativity

The depth and diversity of  Lakewood City Schools’ students’ creativity and imagination were celebrated and on display at the annual Lakewood PTA Council Reflections Ceremony, held Jan. 25 at Harding Middle School. One hundred twenty works from 116 artists from preschool through high school were honored. Of those 120 pieces of art, 28 were chosen to move on to the state PTA judging, with winners to be announced in late spring.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

District Lunch Menus Earn USDA Award

Congratulations are due to the Lakewood City Schools' Nutrition Services Department as all school buildings recently received the Bronze Award for the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom. Each school will be recognized nationally and awarded $500 for use in the cafeterias.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

Kindergarten Parent Info Night, Registration Coming Up

Kindergarten registration for Lakewood City Schools will take place at the Lakewood Board of Education at 1470 Warren Road beginning Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017 in order to be age eligible to enter kindergarten. There will be a Parent Information Night on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 pm at Grant Elementary School for interested parents to find out more about the program.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

Middle Schools Earn Sandy Hook Award

Garfield and Harding Middle Schools have earned a runner-up award from the Sandy Hook Promise organization for their participation in Say Something Call-to-Action Week in October. The schools won in the Student Spirit, Creativity and Sustainability category. The two schools will split the $500 award to go toward sustaining Sandy Hook Promise activities in our schools. They will also receive a Say Something plaque, and a mention on SHP’s social media channels and related materials. The schools will host the Start with Hello Sandy Hook program in February. 

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

Thinking Of An Activity, Look To The Recreation Winter Booklet

Winter is here and we have plenty of things for you to do! There are some new and exciting class offerings this winter. Whether it is learning a new language like Spanish or the ancient art of Reiki, we have myriad choices to help meet everyone’s needs.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017

LHS, Designer Warren Earn Award For Set Design

Congratulations to Lakewood City Schools parent and Erie Design co-owner Shawn Warren and the Lakewood High School Barnstormers Club for winning the prestigious Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List for Musical Scene Design for last May's Barnstormers production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." The NEohioPAL award winners are nominated and voted on by the public and were created to bring recognition to the region's non-professionals working in theater. 

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 2:16 PM, 01.24.2017

District Artists Shine In Scholastic Art And Writing Contest

Artwork created by students from Lakewood High School, West Shore Career-Tech’s Media Art & Design program and Harding Middle School earned more than 40 honors, including 11 highest honors, in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition. In total, Lakewood and West Tech students earned 45 recognitions.

Winners of a Gold Key, the highest honor given, are Kaylee Banhidy, Garrett Bodnar, Micah Inak, Faiza Manaa, Sara McMillen, Elyza Mihalski, Balint Muller (double winner), Ava Olic, Maya O’Reilly and Maya Sutliff. Gold Key winners move on to be judged at the national level of the 93-year-old competition. Only one other high school in the region had more Gold Keys awarded.

Lakewood and West Shore students were also heavily represented at the Silver Key and Honorable Mention levels. Thirteen students won 15 Silver Keys, including two by Jessica Paul and Jueun Lee. Nineteen students earned Honorable Mention designations for their art or writing, including two mentions for Dale Bruere, Lauren Lowell and Ava Olic.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

Kindergarten Parent Info Night, Registration Coming Up

Kindergarten registration for Lakewood City Schools will take place at the Lakewood Board of Education at 1470 Warren Road beginning Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2017 in order to be age eligible to enter kindergarten. There will be a Parent Information Night on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 pm at Grant Elementary School for interested parents to find out more about the program.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 1:46 PM, 01.24.2017

LHS' New Wing

Environment is everything. New placement is often seen as an advancement. Lakewood High School’s new academic wing is an advancement within itself, replacing modular units from across the street. The move has risen nostalgia rates among students and staff simply for the end of an era. A project lasting ten years or so resulting in student’s humor and dread. What will we complain about now? Six minutes of fresh air and psychological freedom? That was amazing.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

Superintendent Chat Set for Jan. 11

The second Superintendent Chat of the school year will take place on Wednesday, January 11 in the Roosevelt Elementary LRC (14237 Athens Ave.). Superintendent Jeff Patterson will be joined by Assistant Superintendent Roxann Ramsey-Caserio and Lakewood High Principal Keith Ahearn to discuss the new Ohio graduation requirements. There will also be time for guests to ask questions or discuss other topics of concern in the District.

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

Madak Left Lasting Lakewood Legacy

The world recently lost a fine man and one of Lakewood City Schools’ most impactful superintendents in Dr. P. Joseph Madak. The District’s financial stability and state-of-the-art school buildings can be traced directly to the exceptional leadership of Dr. Madak. 

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Volume 13, Issue 2, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

The Lakewood Recreation Winter/Spring 2017 Booklet Is Out!

The Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation Department’s Winter/Spring 2017 booklet is out! Whether you are looking to hone a skill or start a new hobby, we have a class that will fit your interests. In addition to all of the great programs, the booklet also contains the winter/spring Learn-to-Swim schedules, summer camps and our summer youth and adult athletic leagues.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

Lincoln Teacher In The District Staff Spotlight

It’s not enough for Pam Thompson to teach her students the math, science, reading and social studies they need. She wants to nurture and grow the whole child, inside and outside the classroom, and that’s why Pam, 5th grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, has been selected as The Lakewood City Schools' January Staff Spotlight honoree.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

LHS Duo Nominated For Presidential Scholar Program

Lakewood High seniors Ian Bell and Rachel Daso have been selected by the Ohio Department of Education as two of 20 Ohio high school students to be nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. This is the third straight year LHS has had a student nominated for the honor.

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

Scholarship For Women

College Club West is a non-profit group of women college graduates living in the Greater Cleveland area.
This club is again pleased to offer a minimum of $2,000. scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic years.
Information regarding these scholarships along with eligibility and application requirements can be found on our website www.collegeclubwest.org

Deadline for all applications is March 15, 2017
 

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Volume 13, Issue 1, Posted 8:12 PM, 01.10.2017

LHS Academic Wing Open House January 24

Come tour the new academic wing of Lakewood High School on Tuesday, January 24 from 6-8 p.m. The wing, which is on Robinwood Avenue and connected perpendicularly to the existing west wing of the school, will be open to students and staff for classes beginning on Tuesday, January 3. If you plan to attend the Open House, please enter through the main entrance on Franklin Boulevard. 

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

District Staff Spotlight Shines On LCA Aide

Kind, helpful, tolerant, dedicated. These are just a few of the words colleagues used to describe Lakewood City School's first Staff Spotlight honoree: Tom Joseph, computer assistant/paraprofessional at Lakewood City Academy. Although if you ask his colleagues, his title does not do him justice. Those at LCA will tell you that Joseph is a critical link to the success of LCA’s students.

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

Middle School Choirs Participate In "Stop The Hate: Youth Sing Out"

Three choirs each from Harding and Garfield Middle Schools competed in the "Stop the Hate: Youth Sing Out" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday, December 6. The event was sponsored by the Maltz Museum and Roots of American Music and is a program that combines anti-bias training with the power of music. 

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

Capital Campaign For New Performing Arts Wing At Lakewood High School

With the new high school getting completed, the music teachers have requested additional funding for vital equipment such as an electrical industrial garment conveyor and trolley system for safely moving and storing precious clothing such as marching band uniforms, concert dresses, and costumes for the Barnstormers Drama Club used throughout more than twenty performances each year. This will be utilized by the entire George P.Read Music Department.

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

McGown & Markling Receives Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” In “Education Law”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. And McGown & Markling is very proud to remain among the select few law firms to receive a Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in “Education Law” for every year since the ranking began – including 2017.

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Volume 12, Issue 26, Posted 8:36 PM, 12.20.2016

Indoor Track Gets Final Go-Ahead

The Board of Education at its Nov. 21 meeting approved a change order for construction at Lakewood High to include an indoor elevated track. This was the final piece of the puzzle that needed to be completed in order for construction of the track to move ahead.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

Support Class of 2019's Easter Seals Drive

Lakewood High's Class of 2019 is hosting a fundraiser with Easter Seals for the sophomore class. An Easter Seals truck will be in the North Lot on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations of clothing as well as housewares, personal accessories, shoes, purses, books, and toys will be collected. Furniture, stuffed animals, pillows, construction material, or food are not permitted.

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Volume 12, Issue 25, Posted 7:29 PM, 12.06.2016

District Invites Senior Citizens To Holiday Breakfast

Are you curious about what's happening in our public schools? Would you like to see how our new elementary buildings look? How about hearing some fantastic music from some very talented students? If so, and you are a senior citizen, then this free event is for you! Senior citizens of the community are invited to a holiday breakfast hosted by Superintendent Jeff Patterson on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 am at Grant Elementary School, 1470 Victoria Ave. The event will feature music by Lakewood High students and an update on district activities, including school construction. Please RSVP by Nov. 29 by calling 216-529-4074 or sending an email to christine.gordillo@lakewoodcityschools.org.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

LHS Grad's Musical Hits Broadway

The Ranger Way has made it to the Great White Way! Class of 1994 graduate David Malloy wrote the book and score for the musical, “Natasha & Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812,” which opened on Nov. 15 in Broadway’s Imperial Theater. The production earned rave reviews after its Opening Night.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

Calling All Artists

Lakewood Council of PTA's is once again hosting the Reflections Art Program. Reflections is sponsored by National PTA and promotes creativity through the arts from preschool through graduation. Each year students from Lakewood Schools submit entries to their school where a chairperson organizes and judges the entries. Council receives 20 entries from each school and judges those entries to be submitted for state and possibly national recognition. Every student is recognized for their accomplishments and for their participation and achievement in the arts.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

Sounds Of Season Highlights Winter Concert Slate

The popular Lakewood High School Sounds of the Season concert returns for its fourth year when the top ensembles of Lakewood High School’s George P. Read Music Department take the stage on Dec. 14 & 15. This recent holiday concert tradition features our top high school musicians in choir, band and orchestra. Joining the high school ensembles will be an elementary choir and a trio of high school drama students will perform monologues. The concert, which is the same both nights, begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 4:35 PM, 11.22.2016

LHS Model UN Team Takes Top Awards At Conference

The Lakewood High School Model United Nations Club performed very well at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs Conference Nov, 2nd and 3rd at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Senior Zach Dudzik, representing the United Kingdom, won the “Gavel” as the most outstanding delegate in the UN World Health Organization Committee. 

Senior Rachel Daso and sophomore Elizabeth Halko, representing Russia, won an Excellent Award in the UN Economic and Social Council as did junior Kevin Cush and freshman Evan Bell, representing Mexico, in the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Committee. Seniors Ian Bell and Evan Sutell, representing the United States, won an Excellent Award in the highly competitive Security Council. Seniors Albert Foster and Erica Farr-Miralia, representing Thailand, won an Honorable Mention Award in the World Health Organization as did sophomore Mia Boland and freshman Tully Worron in the UN High Commission on Refugees.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

West Shore Health Careers

Health Careers Students Are Active This Fall!

The Health Careers students from West Shore Career Tech at Lakewood High School had a very busy first quarter of school. The students conducted many events including a Hand Washing Campaign, a fundraiser at Cedar Point, vision screenings at many of the elementary schools, and nurse aide clinicals at O'Neill Healthcare. In September, senior students joined school district Nurse Corrigan at various elementary schools to assist with testing sight and color deficiency. Our senior State Tested Nursing Aides are getting patient care experience at the clinical site.

The junior students completed a career project and Hand Washing Campaign to observe how many students actually washed their hands at Lakewood High School. After analyzing the results, they set up displays showing the importance of good handwashing practice. Junior students are now in nurse aide training to earn the credential “STNA.”

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

Music Marathon To Raise Funds For LHS Orchestras

While their peers will be relaxing and having fun on a school-free Saturday on November 12, members of the Lakewood High School Orchestra Program will be spending 13 hours at school playing music – in their pajamas! The event is the Orchestra Program’s annual Music Marathon fundraiser that runs from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

West Shore Career-Tech Book Drive

The West Shore Career-Technical District is collecting gently used or new books for children ages 6 months to 5 years to donate to Reach Out and Read, an organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care. The books will be given to doctors' offices to hand out at wellness visits. You can drop off your books through Dec. 16 at the West Shore offices, located in the front of Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Blvd.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

District Invites Senior Citizens To Holiday Breakfast

Are you curious about what's happening in our public schools? Would you like to see how our new elementary buildings look? How about hearing some fantastic music from some very talented students? If so, and you are a senior citizen, then this free event is for you! Senior citizens of the community are invited to a holiday breakfast hosted by Superintendent Jeff Patterson on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 am at Grant Elementary School, 1470 Victoria Ave. The event will feature music by Grant and Lakewood High ensembles and an update on district activities, including school construction. Please RSVP by Nov. 29 by calling 216-529-4074 or sending an email to christine.gordillo@lakewoodcityschools.org.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

LHS Orchestra Director Named Grammy Educator Award Semifinalist

Lakewood High School Orchestra Director Elizabeth Hankins is one of only 25 teachers from a field of 3,300 from across the country to be named a semifinalist for the 2017 Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. This is the second straight year Hankins has been considered for the award. In 2016, she advanced to the quarterfinalist round.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 3:38 PM, 11.09.2016

Former Lakewood School Board President Matthew John Markling Named One Of The Best Lawyers In America In The Specialty Of Education Law

Former Lakewood School Board President Matthew John Markling has once again been selected by his legal peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Education Law. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Selection to Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 2.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 5:52 PM, 10.25.2016

Marching Band Concert Nov. 1

The Lakewood Ranger Marching Band will perform all of its halftime selections and pregame show selections in an indoor concert on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakewood Civic Auditiorium. If you were unable to catch a football game and hear the band's performances, now's your chance. Selections include the Lakewood High Fight Song, Alma Mater, Star Spangled Banner, music from AC/DC, movie and cartoon themes and much more! There will also be a special drumline feature, always a favorite. It should be a great night of entertainment!

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 5:52 PM, 10.25.2016

Ranger Marching Band Takes Toronto

Note: The Lakewood Ranger Marching Band spent Oct. 8-10 traveling to Canada to sightsee in Toronto and perform in the Kitchener-Waterloo Thanksgiving Day Parade in honor of the country's national holiday. 

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 5:52 PM, 10.25.2016

Homework, Good Or Bad?

Homework can be used to keep students refreshed on their studies and keep them active in their learning, but there are problems like the stress it can induce in students and the impact it can have on their grades.

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 5:52 PM, 10.25.2016

St. Edward Thanksgiving Food Drive

In a tradition that goes back decades, St. Edward High School is partnering with the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation (LCAC) for its Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The LCAC identifies 300 families in Lakewood that are in need and would go hungry during the holidays. The school is hoping to collect 12,500 non-perishable items for these families as well as collecting money for the LCAC to buy turkeys, stuffing, pies, potatoes, and butter.

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Volume 12, Issue 22, Posted 5:52 PM, 10.25.2016

Harrison's New Outreach Program Focuses On Kindness, Community

Students and staff at Harrison Elementary have embarked on a yearlong community service program dubbed Harrison Outreach Program (HOP). The school celebrated with a rousing kickoff assembly at the end of September that included a visit from the One Million Acts of Kindness bus of Bob Vortruba and his dog, Bogart. Vortruba and Bogart travel the country in his bus covered in words and acts of kindness spreading his organization’s message. 

Staff members developed HOP as a replacement for Student Council in an effort to offer a way for more students to be involved and participate in making a difference in their community. Besides offering a means for students to give back to the community, HOP is designed to provide students with opportunities to help others as well as offer support in helping students practice kindness, compassion and empathy.

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

Preschool Information Night Is October 24th

The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) is hosting its annual Preschool Information Night on Monday, October 24th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Hayes Elementary School (16401 Delaware Avenue) in the Cafeteria. Representatives from area preschools provide information about their programs at tables and answer individual questions from parents and caregivers. Preschool Information Night is a great opportunity for young area families to learn about the variety of preschool options in our community.  

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

Emerson Elementary's Father Walk

September 22 was the Emerson Elementary’s Father & Father-figure Walk. At this year's Father Walk there were 60 dozen donuts, coffee, and water for participants who decided to put down their phones and spend some quality time with their children. It was a full house in the gym where the Father Walk was held. Many students said things like, ”I had a great time and it was so much fun.” I think it is fair to say that everybody had a great time even if his or her father couldn’t be there because of the Lakewood High School football team. If a child didn’t have a father for the event, one of the players would eat doughnuts and draw and color on the placemats with them. There was also a raffle. Each child filled out a ticket to win awesome stuff like Indians jerseys, purple and gold balloons and Lakewood Ranger prizes. There were many prizes with many winners. Some of the kids said it was the best Father Walk they had ever been to. We cannot wait for the next Father Walk at Emerson Elementary! 

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

Lakewood Schools' Elementary Curriculum Night Set for Oct. 20

Parents of Lakewood City Schools elementary students are encouraged to attend the Elementary Curriculum Night set for Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 pm at Grant Elementary School. The Teaching & Learning Department will review the District's new reading, writing and math curriculums: Reading and Writing Workshop and Eureka Math. Staff will share with parents how they can support their child at home and where they can find resources to do so.

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

Make Your Reservations for Ranger Cafe!

The Ranger Café at West Shore, located at Lakewood High School, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The café is now taking dining room reservations, which are highly recommended. The restaurant, operated by students in the West Shore Career-Tech District's Culinary Arts program, will be open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 pm. To make a dining room reservation please call 216.529.4165 ext.1

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

Music/Art Festival Coming To LHS

Lakewood High School is one of only three Ohio high schools to be a stop on The High School Nation Tour, a musical and arts festival founded to celebrate the arts in public schools. Besides music appreciation, the festival, set for October 13, will highlight journalism, film, fine & performing arts, fashion, photography, and stage production. As part of the tour, Lakewood High art and music departments will receive more than $10,000 in donations from tour sponsors.

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

Garfield, Harding Take Sandy Hook Promise

Students at Garfield and Harding Middle Schools are now part of the Sandy Hook Promise community. In the wake of threats at Harding and Lakewood High last month, our middle school administrators asked the organization born out of the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to come visit and educate our middle schoolers on how to help prevent violence in their school community and drive home themes of empowerment and inclusion.

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Volume 12, Issue 21, Posted 4:56 PM, 10.11.2016

First Federal Lakewood To Help Fund Indoor Track, Rec Facility At LHS

Lakewood City Schools Superintendent Jeff Patterson announced at the Board of Education Sept. 19 meeting that First Federal Lakewood has made a significant commitment of $692,000 to the Lakewood City Schools. The funds will go toward building an elevated indoor track for student and community use in the new Lakewood High School athletic wing, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2017. In addition, the bank committed another $150,000 in matching funds if the school district can raise $450,000 from other donors. That additional money would go toward building a Community Recreation Facility at Lakewood High School.

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Volume 12, Issue 20, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.27.2016

Help LREF Support Lakewood Schools This Fall

Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Thursday September 29, at 7 p.m. at the Civic

The hometown heroes being inducted into the 2016 Distinguished, Athletic and Staff Halls of Fame are: Liz Maugans '85, Alicia Metcalf Miller '57 (posthumous induction), Kevin Miller '75 and Richard Teare '54 in the Distinguished Alumni category; Nils Antonio '81, Brian Karpel '99, Jon Pressnell 2000 and Coach Neil Skinner (posthumous) in the Athletic category and Carol Anderson (posthumous), Bert Fassett, Gil Fritzsche and Marty Huxtable Harris '58 in the Staff category. Dessert reception immediately following the ceremony. Free and open to the public.

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Volume 12, Issue 20, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.27.2016

Trio of National Merit Semifinalists Leads LHS Academic All-Stars List

Each September brings announcements of stellar academic achievements accomplished by high school students in the previous school year. And each September, Lakewood High School has always been well represented, this year is no different. Our latest academic stars include three National Merit Semifinalists, two National Merit Commended Scholars and 67 AP Scholars, including six National AP Scholars. 

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Volume 12, Issue 20, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.27.2016