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Share your thoughts on the qualities and characteristics you would like to see in our next superintendent! The survey is open through March 1.

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WE are Personalized

Lakota's latest printed community newsletter zooms in on Lakota's commitment to personalized learning. 

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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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What do you do when the landscape of a subject area like biotechnology is so vast and ever-changing that you can’t possibly cover it all? If you’re Lakota East AP biology teacher Kayley Shafner, you empower your students to dive into the technology that most aligns with their interests and career goals.

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A recent creative writing lesson gave four Lakota Central High School students a permanent place among the Library of Congress’s digital collections. Teacher Kristin Woosley’s search for an “authentic audience” for her writing students led her to a special project called “The Great Listen.”

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In Christy Harper’s English language arts class at Lakota West Freshman School, students embarked on a persuasive-argument and public-speaking assignment. Their mission: research the lives and legacies of influential individuals whose contributions have shaped our world.

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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.