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Know an Excellence Educator?

Tell us why a teacher or staff member should be named the 2024 Lakota Educator of Excellence!

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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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Join Dr. Lolli as she and her guests discuss the importance of mental health supports for students.

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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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The search for Lakota’s next superintendent continues to move forward. The Board of Education contracted with national education recruiting firm Finding Leaders to lead the process.

After reviewing feedback the district received over the past year, and all three sources mirroring one another, Finding Leaders has moved forward to begin the search.

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Lakota Preschool, located at both VanGorden Elementary and Liberty ECS, is now accepting lottery applications for available tuition-based seats for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications for the limited spots must be submitted by May 3 for inclusion in the lottery. Applicants will be notified by May 8. 

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Walking into Julie Egbers’ STEAM classroom, you could hear sixth graders playing over a dozen keyboard renditions of London Bridge and Mary Had a Little Lamb. 

But there were no keyboards in sight.

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Eight Lakota schools are piloting a new, more unified school-to-home communication tool called ParentSquare. Beginning Monday, April 22 and through the remainder of the school year, ParentSquare will replace the current notification system for sending email, phone and text alerts to families and staff at these schools: Liberty ECS, Cherokee, Endeavor, Union, Liberty Jr., Ridge Jr. and both Lakota East and Lakota West high schools (main campus only). 

For parents and staff at these schools, no action will be required to continue receiving communications, but be on the lookout for an invite to log into your account via OneLogin to customize your communications experience and get the most out of ParentSquare. All other schools will transition to the new platform over the summer and in time for the 2024-2025 school year. 


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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 5% of all entities that are audited annually earn the "Auditor of State Award with Distinction" - and Lakota has received the honor 10 years in a row. 

1:1 Technology:

Through Lakota's WE are Empowered initiative, all students in grades K-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.