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colored pencils colored dots Open Enrollment Changes

Due to increasing enrollment throughout Lakota Local Schools, especially in grades kindergarten through six, changes have been made to Administrative Guideline 5113, Inter-District Open Enrollment. Lakota Local Schools will no longer offer open enrollment for any non-employee students in these grades.

Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students impacted by this decision will be contacted in writing by Lakota’s Welcome Center.

Read More about Changes Announced for Inter-District/Open Enrollment
Three kids dressed as Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Lion on stage in front of a rainbow backdrop

Nearly every first- and second-grader at Wyandot Early Childhood School will have put their own stamp on Wyandot’s first-ever school play when the curtain opens for “The Wizard of Oz” Wednesday night.

“For some of these kids, theater is going to be their main outlet,” said Wyandot first grade teacher Len Martin, whose personal experience as a theater major and performer herself drove her to tackle the milestone project. The mother of a Lakota East theater student, she has also seen firsthand the positive impact of theater.

Read More about Teaching Trio Makes Wyandot’s First School Play a School-Wide Effort
Oversized red Stanley cup built out of red canned goods in front of a window

A few Lakota school hallways, cafeterias, classrooms and front offices were home to mounds of canned goods sculpted into true works of art this month.

The sculptures - on display at Lakota East High School, both East and West freshman campuses, and Ridge and Plains junior schools - were the culmination of students’ response to a community-wide challenge put forth by Reach Out Lakota. Called Can Creations, the second annual competition was designed to encourage local youth groups to build and display sculptures out of items needed by the local food pantry. Community voting takes place from March 15-22.

Read More about Student Can Creations Fight Local Hunger, Build Awareness
Introducing Lakota's Curriculum Council overlapping hands in a circle

Interim Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli presented a proposal to the Board of Education at its Feb. 26 meeting to restructure the current Community Curriculum Advisory Team (CCAT) into a larger Curriculum Council, shifting the ownership of the committee to the superintendent and executive director of curriculum. “The rationale is to make sure that the staff and the community who want to engage in the work of the schools (regarding curriculum) are able to do so,” Lolli told the Board.

Read More about Engaging Partners: Introducing Lakota’s New Curriculum Council

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