District News

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE TO HELP STUDENTS IN NEED
Lakewood City Schools has joined with the Lakewood Family Collaborative, Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach, H2O and the Lakewood Community Services Center in the Supplies 4 Success initiative that provides supplies for our students in need. Donations of supplies are being collected through Aug. 22. For a list of supplies needed and dropoff locations, click here.

BOARD OKS RETURN OF CAHOON AS EXEC DIRECTOR OF HR

The Lakewood Board of Education at a special meeting Aug. 12 approved former Human Resources Director Deb Cahoon as the next Executive Director of Human Resources, replacing Bill Wagner, who left the district Aug. 1 to become Interim Superintendent of Fairview Park City Schools. Cahoon previously worked for the district as director of Student Services then Human Resources from 2005-2012.


DISTRICT PREPARED FOR NEW ONLINE ASSESSMENTS

Beginning this school year, students in Ohio's public school systems will take their required assessment tests online and our district has been working diligently over the last year to make sure that Lakewood teachers and students are prepared.


JOIN BOARD & PTA FOR ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL SEPT. 2

Join the Lakewood Council of PTAs and the Lakewood Board of Education members at the annual back-to-school Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6-7 pm in the Harding Middle School Cafetorium. The Board members will be dishing out the scoops with plenty of sundae fixins’ as well. A great way to kick off the school year and a chance to get to know your elected Board members!


BOARD APPROVES DISTRICT GOALS FOR 2014-2015

The Board of Education at its July 21 meeting approved a list of district goals for the 2014-2015 school year. As always, improving student achievement is the top goal. Click here to see what other priorties the district has on tap for this coming school year.


BOARD OKS STEINBRUNNER AS NEW LHS BAND DIRECTOR

The Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, July 21, approved Clinton Steinbrunner as the new Lakewood High School Band Director, replacing Nathan Harris. Steinbrunner, currently the Assistant High School Band Director and Middle School Band Director for the Benjamin Logan Local Schools in Bellefontaine, will begin July 22 to start preparing for marching band camp on Aug. 4.


MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

High school and middle school students are required to read at least one book over the summer. LHS students can find our their assignments here. Middle school students will all be reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Click here for more details on the middle school assignment. Make sure to check out the cool video on the middle school link!