The Cleveland Orchestra's At Home in Lakewood neighborhood residency continues to benefit our music department even prior to the residency's main week of activities May 18-24. Harding and Garfield Middle School Choirs were treated to coaching by the Orchestra's assistant choral conductor, Dr. Lisa Wong.
The LHS Barnstormers' have picked a perennial favorite for their spring musical - Rogers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella." The drama group will put on three performances, May 1-3, at 7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $7 pre-sale with $2 service charge and $10 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order tickets.
The boys' and girls' basketball teams were honored with Proclamations by Lakewood City Council on April 21 in recognition of their conference-winning seasons. Head coaches Phil Argento and Mike Harper spoke, along with team captains Jake Schmidt, Mike Angers, Erin Hoffert, Megan Barrett and Tori Milicevic. All expressed how honored they were to represent LHS and the City of Lakewood.
The Lakewood Board of Education at a special meeting on April 22 approved a new contract with the Lakewood Teachers Association (LTA) that will run through the 2017-2018 school year. The new contract becomes effective August 1, 2014 and includes a 2.5% base pay increase each of the four years as well as new health care coverage terms that will bring significant savings to the district.
Lakewood City Schools is thrilled to present Grammy award-winning and internationally acclaimed pianist, Angelin Chang, in concert on Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm at the Civic Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Chang will be collaborating and performing with nearly a dozen student pianists from the district as Lakewood City Schools continues to go above and beyond in its dedication to music education.
H2O wants your old bikes! On Saturday April 26, H2O (Help to Others) will hold its second annual Bikes and Bands celebration. Drop off your bicycle donation at Madison Park between 4-7pm, and then head across the street to Mahall’s 20 Lanes to enjoy music from Vance Music Studios’ rock ensembles and Tri-C High School Rock Off finalists, High Acres.
The Superintendent has concluded his four community engagement meetings regarding Grant, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Lakewood High. You can keep abreast of the planning process on our School Construction page, which includes videos and minutes from the community meetings as well as contact info for the architects, who welcome your input. We look forward to this exciting process that will bring the community three new elementary schools and a completed high school!
Please click here to read an important letter from Superintendent Patterson regarding the district's use of Blizzard Bags to make up our sixth calamity day taken.
Link to access Blizzard Bags
The Lakewood Board of Education will be conducting an online auction of used school building furniture, plumbing supplies, and two vehicles beginning on April 10, 2014, and will conclude on May 12, 2014.
It's not too late to sign up for the district's preschool program. Classes are filling up fast for 4-year-olds so register now. There are also slots available for 3-year-olds both in two-days-a-week and three-days-a-week morning classes. Contact Cher at 216-529-4214 for more info.
The Lakewood City Schools will be a big part of the exciting "The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Lakewood" four-month neighborhood residency this Spring, culminating with a week long of community activities and concerts May 17-24. Read on to find out all the details of how our city and schools will be involved in this amazing experience.