District News

    New Family Ice Cream Social Forms New Friendships
    New Family Ice Cream Social Forms New Friendships
    Posted on 9/24/2019
    A fun Lakota tradition confirmed that the playground is as much a place to make new friends for parents as it is for their children.
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    Students Get Reality Check in Hopewell Junior Math
    Students Get Reality Check in Hopewell Junior Math
    Posted on 9/23/2019
    Math teachers at Hopewell Junior School are addressing the age-old “When am I ever going to use this?” question - and then some. The department’s new “Reality Path Fridays” are challenging every single seventh- and eighth-grader to map out their futures with a strong consideration toward their personal finances. The project-based learning activity is designed to span two years, asking students to first shape their short-term plans and then look beyond high school.
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    Somos Lakota Video Wins Telly Award
    Somos Lakota Video Wins Telly Award
    Posted on 9/20/2019
    Lakota Local Schools is excited to announce that its “Somos Lakota” video, produced by SpotOn Productions, earned a 2019 Bronze Telly Award in the Branded Content General-Education category. With 55 languages spoken by Lakota students, ​“Somos Lakota”, which means WE are Lakota in Spanish, invites the viewer to relate to the district’s nearly 2,000 students who speak a language other than English at home.
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    Teachers Focus on Personalized Learning
    Teachers Focus on Personalized Learning
    Posted on 9/20/2019
    Flipped classrooms? No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the furniture. It’s one of four learning styles Lakota teachers are implementing in their classrooms this year to further bolster personalized learning.
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    Hope Squads Making an Impact on School Culture
    Hope Squads Making an Impact on School Culture
    Posted on 9/20/2019
    Lakota East and West’s Hope Squads used last week’s National Suicide Prevention Week to spread positivity and help break the stigma about mental illness issues.
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    VIDEO: Lakota Students Share “Words of Wisdom” on Making New Friends
    VIDEO: Lakota Students Share “Words of Wisdom” on Making New Friends
    Posted on 9/19/2019
    Personalized learning requires a commitment by students and staff to really get to know each other. That’s why we’ve put an emphasis on building friendships since the first day of school. In the same spirit, we are dedicating the second installment in our new “Words of Wisdom” video series to that very topic. A few Lakota students share their best advice for making new friends.
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    Extreme Makeover Surprises Hopewell Junior Staff
    Extreme Makeover Surprises Hopewell Junior Staff
    Posted on 9/16/2019
    The staff at Hopewell Junior had a big surprise awaiting them when they returned for the new school year. Over the summer months, the school’s PTSO and custodial staff were working on a special “welcome back” gift: a new staff lunchroom.
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    2018-19 Report Card Shows Consistency for Lakota
    2018-19 Report Card Shows Consistency for Lakota
    Posted on 9/13/2019
    Lakota Local Schools has earned a “B” as an overall letter grade by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in its recently released state report card for the 2018-19 school year.
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    Fall Internships In Pediatric Therapy, Photography, Teaching, Communications and Writing
    Fall Internships In Pediatric Therapy, Photography, Teaching, Communications and Writing
    Posted on 9/12/2019
    Do you know high school students interested in therapy, photography, teaching or writing? Here’s a chance for them to get hands-on, real world experience through one of our fall internships.
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