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This family-friendly event features LOTS of summer fun programs and services for kids in grades K-12!

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Calling All New K-12 Students

Now registering for the 2024-2025 school year. Early kindergarten registration ends April 5 with an open house at all six early childhood schools on April 18.

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All are Welcome!

WE are shining the spotlight on the students, staff and programs that make up the Lakota experience.

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WE want to celebrate our staff! Nominate a Lakota staff member for our Lakota Limelight by filling out the short form today!

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Ever wonder how to easily find school lunch menus or even the specific Lakota events, news and people most important to you? Well, there’s an app for that! 

Results of the fall 2023 district communications survey uncovered a need for more promotion surrounding the benefits of Lakota’s downloadable mobile app. In response, Lakota launched a social media campaign in January and February to highlight the convenient and customizable features wrapped into the district’s app. 

Blue background with white circle including a yellow rocket and globe graphic w/ text "Part 1 Transition Planning"

A two-part series kicks off with a session that explores the range of educational options available to Lakota's secondary special education students and their families. "Transition Planning," scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6-7 p.m., will provide an introduction to opportunities like Lakota's unique work study program as well as post-secondary options like Project Life and Project Search.

MISSION STATEMENT

Everything WE do is designed to provide a future-ready, student-centered learning experience for every single child.

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Culturally Diverse:

With 42% of students celebrating their multicultural backgrounds, Lakota provides a culturally-diverse experience where respect and inclusion are taught as core values.

Fiscally Responsible:

Fewer than 4% of all entities that are audited annually earn the "Auditor of State Award with Distinction" - and Lakota has received the honor nine years in a row. 

1:1 Technology:

Through Lakota's WE are Empowered initiative, 100 percent of all students in grades 3-12 have access to their own Chromebook for daily learning.

Dogs of Lakota:

Lakota's pack of ten therapy dogs, and growing, are wagging their tails around the district, providing therapy and emotional support to even our youngest learners. 

The 4Es:

We believe in preparing every student for success after graduation in one of the 4Es: Enrollment in higher education; Enlistment in military service; Employment as a contributing member of our community; or Entrepreneurship.