District News

    Lakota Kicks Off New School Year at 'Opening Day'
    Lakota Kicks Off New School Year at 'Opening Day'
    Posted on 8/14/2017
    Lakota kicked off the new school year with staff at an Opening Day Celebration at Lakota East on Aug. 11. New Superintendent Matt Miller led the festivities, sharing his top priorities as he settles into his new role: lots of listening and asking questions.
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    Bus Routes and ECS/Elementary Teacher Assignments Now Available in HAC
    Bus Routes and ECS/Elementary Teacher Assignments Now Available in HAC
    Posted on 8/10/2017
    Bus route and ECS/Elementary teacher assignments for the 2017-2018 school year are now available. You can view bus and ECS/elementary teacher assignments for the 2017-2018 school year on the registration page of Home Access Center (HAC).
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    Lakota's Popular Student Fanfare Events Are Back
    Lakota's Popular Student Fanfare Events Are Back
    Posted on 8/04/2017
    Last year’s Student Fanfare events were so popular with students, their families and community members, that we are bringing them back for the 2017-18 school year.
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    #WEareLakota First Day Photo Contest
    #WEareLakota First Day Photo Contest
    Posted on 8/03/2017
    Our back-to-school photo contest is back by popular demand – and with a new twist. Lakota staff, students and parents are invited to help celebrate a new school year, and Lakota’s new hashtag, with our #WEareLakota First Day Photo Contest!
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    Adena Announces New Principal
    Adena Announces New Principal
    Posted on 7/31/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is pleased to welcome John Mattingly back to Lakota as the new principal at Adena Elementary. Pending school board approval, the former assistant principal will move into his new role for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
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    2017-18 Back to School Essentials: Your Questions Answered
    2017-18 Back to School Essentials: Your Questions Answered
    Posted on 7/24/2017
    It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to a close and beginning Wednesday, August 16, Lakota teachers and support staff will be welcoming back new and returning students. Here is some important information to keep in mind as you and your family gear up for the new school year.
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    Parents & Staff: Update Lakota Communication Preferences in School Messenger
    Parents & Staff: Update Lakota Communication Preferences in School Messenger
    Posted on 7/24/2017
    Lakota Local Schools uses a comprehensive mass notification system, InfoCenter, for delivering important school- and district-wide messages via email, phone and text message. InfoCenter provides parents, guardians and staff with a convenient way to manage their preferences for receiving weather-related, emergency and general notifications from Lakota and its schools.
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    Lakota Welcomes New Assistant Principals
    Lakota Welcomes New Assistant Principals
    Posted on 7/21/2017
    In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, Lakota is welcoming new assistant principals at two early childhood schools, four elementary schools and one junior high school.
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    Three Lakota Junior High Teams Place in Top 10 at National Technology Competition
    Three Lakota Junior High Teams Place in Top 10 at National Technology Competition
    Posted on 7/18/2017
    In June, ButlerTech sponsored 47 Lakota high school and junior high students to attend a five-day national technology competition in Orlando, Florida. All 47 students advanced to this event as a result of winning the Technology Student Association (TSA) state event in April.
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Photo of students on Scientific Touch Lego TeamCherokee third graders create prosthetic handStudents show appreciation for school boardVolley for the CureStudents recognized for Model UN workWoodland students recognized by the school boardErin Aulfinger recognized by the board

Members of the "Scientific Touch" team were honored by the Board for their skyscraper window reflection system that qualified them for the First Lego League World Tournament.

The School Board recognized Cherokee third-graders for creating a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer for a child in need.

At the Jan. 23 school board meeting, students read their letters expressing appreciation for the service of Lakota’s five Board of Education members.

Lakota East & West students were recognized by the board for this year's breast cancer research and awareness events that raised an amazing $150,000.

Lakota East junior John Ferguson and senior Sarah Aftab were recognized at a board meeting for their leadership roles in the Model United Nations group.

Woodland Elementary's Meredith Brown and Madison Price were commended by the School Board for leading a community service toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital.

At the Dec. 12 school board meeting, Lakota East's Erin Aulfinger was congratulated for publishing a book on self-esteem issues and distributing it to Lakota sixth-graders.

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