Student Fanfare Events/ Parade of Graduates

Student Fanfare Events: An Easy Way to Support Our Students

Lakota Local Schools has introduced a new series of community fanfare events supporting student achievement. The concept, derived from a first day of school tradition at Hopewell Junior School, brings community and school leaders together to send a message of support to Lakota students. At different times throughout the school year, the district is inviting community residents and businesses to join school staff for a fanfare-like welcome to school for students.  

The group’s task is a simple one: Line the school’s entrance and give students high-fives and words of encouragement as they’re filing into school. The new tradition aims to provide students with a visual display of all their supporters during times like testing and the start of a new semester, for example.

All are welcome! Click here to sign up and commit to one or more fanfare events.

The remaining student fanfares for 2016-2017 are as follows. Please check back in the late summer for the 2017-2018 schedule.

May 11, 2017 @ 8:15 a.m.
Freedom Elementary

May 22, 2017 @ 9 a.m.
Wyandot Early Childhood

May 24, 2017 @ 6:45 a.m.
Lakota West Freshman Campus

Parade of Graduates

Monday, May 15th, 2017, 9:30am
(Parade to occur @9:45am)
All Lakota elementary school buildings

A parade of graduating seniors, dressed in their caps and gowns, will take place in each elementary building. The younger students will line the halls, cheering and celebrating the seniors as they pass. During the parade, seniors will receive congratulatory letters of advice and encouragement written by the elementary students as a souvenir of the event.

This initiative from the Champions for Change program is designed to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students as well as provide role models for those in the elementary grades.

All are invited to attend the Parade of Graduates at the elementary school in their attendance zone.


Watch a video from the fanfare at Lakota East: