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    East Freshman Hone Philanthropy Skills Through Magnified Giving
    East Freshman Hone Philanthropy Skills Through Magnified Giving
    Posted on 4/21/2017
    How do you choose? How can you select one out of the many worthwhile causes to support? “We all have limited resources, so part of the process of donating your time and financial support is learning how to select where to allocate your gifts,” explains Heather Campbell-Liberman, teacher at Lakota East Freshman. That’s why she incorporates a charity research project into her class.
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    West Choir Wins $1000, Featured in Car Commercials
    West Choir Wins $1000, Featured in Car Commercials
    Posted on 4/21/2017
    Lakota West's choir recently accepted a $1,000 check from Jake Sweeney Automotive in recognition of their winning the company's 100 year jingle contest. In addition to the donation, which will be used to support the school's performing arts groups, the choir is being featured on radio and TV advertisements for the car dealership.
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    After Prom Previews Open to the Community
    After Prom Previews Open to the Community
    Posted on 4/19/2017
    If you haven’t been to a Lakota After Prom Preview before, make it a point to do it this year. Lakota East’s theme is “Road Trip” and the school’s Main Street will be transformed with city skylines, campsites, and even the Golden Gate Bridge! Lakota West will become one giant carnival, complete with boardwalk games, jugglers, carnival food and more.
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    Community Partners Help Independence Elementary Celebrate Character and Career Day
    Community Partners Help Independence Elementary Celebrate Character and Career Day
    Posted on 4/12/2017
    This year, Independence put a new twist on its character education program and 32 community partners volunteered to help.
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    Lakota Welcomes SanMar to Business Internship Program
    Lakota Welcomes SanMar to Business Internship Program
    Posted on 4/07/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is proud to welcome SanMar Corporation as the newest member of its business internship program, adding to its growing portfolio of high school student internships. This brings the district’s total count to 19 local businesses supporting career exploration and regional workforce development among Lakota high school students.
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    Lakota East Quads Make National News, All Accepted to Several Ivy League Schools
    Lakota East Quads Make National News, All Accepted to Several Ivy League Schools
    Posted on 4/06/2017
    Congratulations to the Wade brothers, Lakota East seniors who all have been accepted to Ivy League schools. Read on to see the news coverage about the Wade brothers.
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    Summer Internship Options Continue Expanding
    Summer Internship Options Continue Expanding
    Posted on 4/05/2017
    For many students, summer break is a time to relax from learning, perhaps working a part-time job and relaxing with friends. However, for some Lakota high schoolers, it is the perfect opportunity to sharpen their professional skills while learning the inside scoop about careers of interest to them.
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    Lakota's March Madness Tournament Sets Records
    Lakota's March Madness Tournament Sets Records
    Posted on 3/31/2017
    Lakota’s March Madness Charity Basketball Tournament just wrapped up its 18th year – and is still setting records. The tournament gives Lakota’s elementary schools a chance to form their own basketball teams, and compete against one another for a chance at the championship trophy for each grade level.
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    VanGorden, Woodland Announce New Assistant Principals
    VanGorden, Woodland Announce New Assistant Principals
    Posted on 3/30/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of two new leaders at VanGorden Elementary and Woodland Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. Succeeding the current assistant principals, both of which have decided to return to the classroom next school year, are Julie Engelbert at VanGorden and Liz Gruber at Woodland.
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Students show appreciation for school boardVolley for the CureCherokee third graders create prosthetic handStudents recognized for Model UN workWoodland students recognized by the school boardErin Aulfinger recognized by the board

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.

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

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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