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2022-2023 Quality Profile

A companion piece to the state report card, Lakota's Quality Profile reviews all that we accomplished together last school year.

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District-Wide Food Drive

WE are collecting canned goods and other non-perishables for our neighbors in need Oct. 9-20. Help us keep the shelves stocked at Reach Out Lakota! 

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The Lakota Board of Education’s Community Conversation on gifted education has been rescheduled for Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Plains Junior School Innovation Hub.

Dates for the previously announced Community Conversations will be announced in the near future.

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Lakota is proud to share our 2022-2023 Quality Profile. This annual publication is designed to provide highlights from the previous school year in light of major priorities and areas of focus driving our daily work. A companion piece to the Ohio Department of Education’s annual report card, it highlights metrics and educational programming not always assessed by the State.

The electronic version is now available. The printed edition will be mailed to every household and business in both West Chester and Liberty townships by mid-October. 

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The Lakota Board of Education’s 16th annual district-wide food drive for Reach Out Lakota will run Oct. 9 through Oct. 20. In true “WE are Lakota” fashion, the district is challenging families, staff and community members to “stuff the bus” with canned goods and other non-perishable items most needed by the primary relief organization for families in West Chester and Liberty townships. 

Last year, Lakota filled nearly three school buses. But the need in 2023 is even greater. On average, Reach Out Lakota’s pantry visits are 33% higher than last year!

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The Lakota Board of Education approved the district’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) permanent appropriations at its Sept. 18, 2023 meeting. But what exactly are permanent appropriations? Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Adam Zink created a brief presentation to answer that question.

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Culturally Diverse:

With 40% 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 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.