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    2019-20 Back-to-School Essentials: All Your Questions Answered
    2019-20 Back-to-School Essentials: All Your Questions Answered
    Posted on 7/12/2019
    Beginning Thursday, August 15, Lakota teachers, administrators and support staff will welcome new and returning students for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Here is some important information to keep in mind as you and your family gear up for the new school year. From school supplies to bus routes to teacher assignments, we answer all your questions in this back-to-school FAQ.
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    Elementary Students, High School Interns Benefit from Camp Potential
    Elementary Students, High School Interns Benefit from Camp Potential
    Posted on 6/21/2019
    A free two-week summer camp doubled as a learning opportunity for nearly 40 Lakota elementary students and an internship experience for 10 high-schoolers. or a second year, Camp Potential invited gifted students entering grades 4-6 to participate in eight days of summer learning and enrichment at Hopewell Junior School.
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    Lakota Participates in County-wide Safety Drill
    Lakota Participates in County-wide Safety Drill
    Posted on 6/18/2019
    Eleven Butler County school districts, including Lakota Local Schools, participated in a full-scale safety exercise on June 18 at the Ross Local High School and Middle School campus. This is the first time in Butler County history that a safety exercise of this scope has been planned.
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    WE are Graduates: Summer 2019 Newsletter
    WE are Graduates: Summer 2019 Newsletter
    Posted on 6/10/2019
    Several times a year, Lakota produces a community newsletter to help parents and residents stay informed about important district-wide news and updates. The summer 2019 edition, titled "WE are Graduates", was mailed to all residents this week.
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    A Look Around Lakota: May/June 2019 Edition
    A Look Around Lakota: May/June 2019 Edition
    Posted on 6/07/2019
    In this final edition of "A Look Around Lakota" for the 2018-19 school year, Superintendent Matthew Miller shares just some of the highlights and happenings that marked the end of a great year.
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    Art Develops Writers in Heritage Kindergarten Class
    Art Develops Writers in Heritage Kindergarten Class
    Posted on 5/31/2019
    Art may be considered one of Lakota’s six daily specials, but it’s finding its way into early learners’ routine far more frequently than every sixth day of the school week. Take, for example, Julie Meno’s kindergarteners at Heritage Early Childhood School.
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    Hopewell Students Learn Math through Food Trucks
    Hopewell Students Learn Math through Food Trucks
    Posted on 5/30/2019
    Whoever thought food trucks had nothing to do with math hasn’t met Hopewell Junior teachersMatthew Dollard and Kyle Schlensker. Earlier this year, the duo invited a local food truck, East Coast Eatz, to visit their seventh-graders and serve them lunch. But their visit provided far more value than lunch. The owner shared his success story, giving students a lot of food for thought as they began formulating their own mobile restaurants.
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    Adena Time Capsule Sends Graduates Back to Sixth Grade
    Adena Time Capsule Sends Graduates Back to Sixth Grade
    Posted on 5/29/2019
    The end of the school year has many students celebrating the start of summer vacation, but for seniors, they’re also looking ahead to what comes next after graduation...and some are even looking back. Adena Elementary School welcomed back 143 seniors from the class of 2019 to take a walk down memory lane. Six years ago, these seniors filled time capsules while in their final year at Adena and, on May 15, had the opportunity to open them for the first time.
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    Project-Based Learning Takes Many Forms at West Freshman
    Project-Based Learning Takes Many Forms at West Freshman
    Posted on 5/28/2019
    The energy in Lakota West Freshman’s Innovation Hub after school last week spilled into the hallway as students showcased their last quarter’s work. Their projects may have stemmed from three different classrooms and two different subject areas, but they all had one thing in common: a move toward more personalized and project-based learning.
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