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Red curtain with three spotlights shining on yellow neon lettering "Light Up Lakota" School Showcase April 11 6-8 p.m.

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. 

Read More about Preview of the Second Annual Light Up Lakota
Two boys and two girls standing in front of pink poster labeled "Random Acts of Kindness"

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote, also printed boldly on Endeavor Elementary’s playground “buddy bench,” was a key takeaway for at least one student about the recent school-wide celebration of Kindness Month. 

This year, Endeavor put a different spin on its traditional 100th day of school celebration, combining it with a unique nod to February’s Kindness Month and an extension of the school’s model for positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).

Read More about Endeavor Celebrates 100 Days of School with 100 Acts of Kindness
Writing Contest for k-12

LEADS (Lakota Enrichment and Academic Development of Students) is excited to announce The Write Challenge writing contest for all Lakota students in grades K-12. This year's theme is SEASON. Students can submit an essay, narrative, poem or all three. Entries are due on March 10 and must be submitted electronically.

Please see the Link below for more information or visit for more information. 

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Little girl with short brown hair wearing a teal sweatshirt and holding both sides of orange VR goggles on her face

Back in 2015, one of Lakota’s innovation specialists, Lindsay Ellis, was helping prepare Lakota for its very first Digital Learning Day. Fast forward 10 years and Digital Learning Day is a week-long tradition that is still going strong, complete with a district-wide spirit week, virtual reality lessons, professional development opportunities for staff and much more.

Read More about Digital Learning Day a 10-Year Tradition for Lakota
CCP Intent Form Deadline and more

INTENT FORM:  Any student that would like the opportunity to participate in the College Credit Plus program for the 24/25 school year, must complete and submit the State mandatory CCP Intent form by April 1st.  Submitting the CCP Intent form does NOT commit you to participating in the program. However, if you do NOT submit the CCP Intent form you will not have the option to participate in the CCP program during the 24/25 school year.  

Read More about College Credit Plus (CCP) Important Information and Deadlines
"Preschool Registration Update" is written on a white background with red, grey, and black scribbles

Looking ahead to the 2024-2025 school year, current tuition-based preschool students - as well as new and returning preschoolers who qualify for classroom-based special education services - are guaranteed enrollment in the Lakota preschool program hosted at VanGorden Elementary and Liberty Early Childhood School. At this time, we cannot guarantee the availability of new tuition-based spots in the preschool program. 

Read More about 2024-2025 Tuition-Based Preschool Registration Update

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