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    ‘Flipping’ the Classroom: Math ‘On Demand’ Empowers West Students
    ‘Flipping’ the Classroom: Math ‘On Demand’ Empowers West Students
    Posted on 10/21/2019
    What happens when you “flip” a classroom? Lakota West math teacher Jenny Circello can attest to the benefits of this more personalized approach to learning that puts students in the driver’s seat.
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    The 'Game of Life' Teaches East Seniors Valuable Life Skills
    The 'Game of Life' Teaches East Seniors Valuable Life Skills
    Posted on 10/18/2019
    Do you know how to change a tire? Manage a budget? Write a resume? Lakota East seniors are getting the chance to learn these and many other important skills in a new course called the “Game of Life”. For 12 weeks during XH (extra help period), students can participate in this inaugural sprint course.
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    'The Little Mermaid Jr.' Reaches Beyond the Stage
    'The Little Mermaid Jr.' Reaches Beyond the Stage
    Posted on 10/18/2019
    Who knew that pool noodles, straws and bottle caps could be transformed into seahorses and colorful underwater plants? The beautiful sets in Lakota East’s upcoming ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ were created from these seemingly ordinary recycled materials.
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    Innovation Hubs Facilitate Good Old Fashioned Collaboration
    Innovation Hubs Facilitate Good Old Fashioned Collaboration
    Posted on 10/17/2019
    Collaboration through technology doesn’t have to mean hiding behind a screen. In fact, a recent exercise led by Endeavor teacher Tanya Hoeting proved it can actually enhance interpersonal skills.
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    A Splash of Color Makes Running Fun
    A Splash of Color Makes Running Fun
    Posted on 10/17/2019
    Is it possible to combine health, fundraising and fun? The answer is yes if you’re a Lakota junior school student. Parent-teacher organizations at each of the district’s four junior schools used fall runs as not only a fun activity for students, but a fundraiser for their schools. “The run has become far beyond a money maker for our PTSO,” said Jeff Rouff, principal at Hopewell Junior School. “It has become an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate junior high style.” More than 700 students participated in runs across the district.
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    High School Transportation: Projected Ridership Survey
    High School Transportation: Projected Ridership Survey
    Posted on 10/15/2019
    The Lakota Local Schools Board of Education is gathering data from all families about the future of high school transportation in our district. The feedback will be used in conjunction with other information to discuss possible high school busing options for the 2020-21 school year.
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    Beneath the Surface of New Ice Cream Shop at Hopewell ECS
    Beneath the Surface of New Ice Cream Shop at Hopewell ECS
    Posted on 10/14/2019
    A new ice cream shop opened its doors at Hopewell Early Childhood School - and everything from the money and ice cream to the menu and drive-thru window was created by the students who dreamt it up in the first place. Peek inside this project based learning activity to see how student choice transformed learning.
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    Lakota Shout-Outs: Oct. 4 Edition
    Lakota Shout-Outs: Oct. 4 Edition
    Posted on 10/10/2019
    More great things are happening around Lakota. Read about golf championships, all-state musicians... and another student aces the ACT!
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    Community Conversation Brings Business Leaders and Students Together
    Community Conversation Brings Business Leaders and Students Together
    Posted on 10/07/2019
    What happens when you fill a room with business leaders and high school students? A conversation that bridges the gap and benefits both groups. Lakota Local Schools partnered with the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance to host its second community conversation between local business leaders and high school students. “We believe in providing real world learning opportunities for our kids,” said Superintendent Matthew Miller. “Partnerships with the Chamber Alliance and the business community are crucial to making that happen.”
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