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Preview of the Second Annual Light Up Lakota

Preview of the Second Annual Light Up Lakota

Lakota Local Schools is excited to host the second annual “Light Up Lakota!” school showcase at Lakota East High School from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. 

In a similar fashion to last year's debut, “Light Up Lakota!” will shine the spotlight on the coursework, classroom lessons, and other school and district programs and initiatives that directly support the four pillars of Lakota’s strategic plan: WE are Personalized; WE are Future Ready; WE are Fiscally Responsible; and WE are In This Together. 

“It’s exciting to see that Lakota offers this unique opportunity to bring together all 23 schools in a way that appeals to students, staff and parents alike,” said Lakota Interim Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. “If you’re at all curious about what learning looks like in Lakota schools or what the next stage of learning holds for your child, this is a great way to meet school leaders, see learning in action and hear directly from our students and staff.” 

Beyond the traditional school showcase that includes a booth for each of Lakota’s 23 schools (details below), feature presentations happening on the event’s main stage will showcase select programs spanning every grade band. Spotlight sessions will include: 

  • Lakota East Jazz Band performance
  • Culture Day Celebration (Endeavor Elementary)
  • Preview of "Mamma Mia!" spring musical (Lakota East Theater)
  • Design & Modeling in Action (Liberty Junior)
  • Preview of "Footloose" spring musical (Lakota West Theater)
  • Financial Literacy (Lakota East Freshman)
  • Bringing Art to Life (Lakota Central)
  • Lakota West Women's Choir

An art gallery will display student talent and visual arts projects from most schools, while a special interactive section dedicated to “WE are Fiscally Responsible” will share valuable information about Lakota’s finances. 

The event is open to the entire community. Attendees will be able to enjoy the open house format of the evening around the scheduled presentations they wish to hear more about. In addition to a chance to go home with a raffle basket from your school, all attendees will also receive a special Lakota giveaway.

Compliments of Lakota East's Broadcast Club, the evening's spotlight sessions will also be live streamed on the Lakota East Broadcasting YouTube channel.


School Showcase

WE are Personalized

  • Lakota Preschool - Differentiated Curriculum
  • Adena Elementary - Run Club
  • Freedom Elementary - WOYO (Work On Your Own) Wednesdays
  • Independence Elementary - Around the World Festival
  • Lakota Central High School - Digital Art
  • Lakota West Freshman & Main Campus - Power Lifting Club

WE are Future Ready

  • All Early Childhood Schools - Innovation Hub Showcase
  • VanGorden Elementary - Makey Makey Circuit Board
  • Woodland Elementary - Class Virtual Reality Goggles
  • Liberty Junior School - Design & Modeling in Action
  • Plains Junior School - Automation & Robotics
  • Ridge Junior School - Ridge News Team
  • Lakota East Freshman - Financial Literacy
  • Lakota East High School - Physics Showcase

WE are In This Together

  • Cherokee Elementary - Black History Month Showcase
  • Endeavor Elementary - Culture Day Celebration
  • Union Elementary - Fifth Grade Inclusion Lesson (English Language Arts & Speech)
  • National Junior Honor Society - Hopewell Junior School