In partnership with our families and community, Lakewood City Schools will develop responsible citizens, who are critical and creative thinkers, committed to lifelong learning, invested in a diverse society, and prepared for technological and global opportunities.



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.

OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday, April 12 at Tri-C West

Congratulations to the outstanding vocalists at OMEA Solo & Ensemble contest this past Saturday at Tri-C West.  It takes a lot of hard work and a desire to grow as a musician to participate in this adjudicated event.  Mrs. Richards commends you on your performances.


Click here to access the Harding blizzard bag assignments due April 28.

Sport Physicals Tuesday May 20th Boys Thursday May 22 Girls

Any athlete who is planning on participating in a Ranger sport next year should mark these dates down.  Between the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 in the East Gym at Lakewood High, athletic physicals will be given.  All physicals are good for one calendar year.  Cost is only $10.  Payment can either be cash or money order.  No personal checks will be accepted.  If you take advantage of this great opportunity you must arrive the day of the physical with an approved O.H.S.A.A. physical form.  You can pick this up in the Lakewood High Athlectic Departemtn or from Mr. Gerhardt at Harding or go online to LHS Athletics.  It must be signed and completed by a parent or guardian.  If it is not, you will not be able to get a physical at this time.

Imagine having this done for next year already and at this great price!  In addition, all the forms will be turned over to the Lakewood High Athletic Department so next year you won't have to worry about this form at all!

         Go Harding!                       Go Rangers!                    Go Lakewood!

Harding Middle School OAA Calendar (Revised 2/25/2014)

Due to the number of calamity days experienced across the state, the Ohio Department of Education has permitted districts more time before the annual Ohio Achievement Assessments are administered.  The revised calendar for Harding Middle School is

April 28 - 8th grade Reading

April 29 - 7th grade Reading

April 30 - 8th grade Math

May 1 - 6th grade Reading

May 2 - 8th grade Science

May 8 - 7th grade Math

May 9 - 6th grade Math

Please ensure your son/daughter has plenty of rest during this time.

Music Department

As many of you know, the Cleveland Orchestra is going to be in residency in Lakewood this spring.  Because of this, the Civic Auditorium has had to make some schedule changes to accomodate them.  These changes have affected our 7th and 6th grade concerts:

7th grade orchestra/choir/band (originally 5/19) will now be 5/5
6th grade orchestra/choir/band (originally 5/21) will now be 5/7

The updated schedule for all May Concerts will be:
May 5      7th Grade
May 6      8th Grade
May 7      6th Grade

Thanks to everyone for their flexibility!