Thursday, May 28 -- Commencement Rehearsal - 9:00 a.m. @Lakota West Gymnasium
Thursday, May 28 -- Baccalaureate - 7:30 p.m. @ West Chester Church of the Nazarene,7951 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069
Sunday, May 31 -- Commencement – 5:30 p.m. @ Cintas Center, Xavier University
Sunday, May 31 -- Gown Return (after Graduation)
Monday-Friday, June 1-5 -- Gown Return (at Lakota West High School between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
For complete information regarding graduation and events leading up to the big ceremony, please click here!
April 1, 2015- This is the state deadline for the submission of the Intent to Participate forms. Because April 1 is during spring break, your form must either be HAND DELIVERED to the Lakota West GUIDANCE OFFICE BY 2:45 PM, FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - OR - emailed or snail-mailed directly to your counselor with a time stamp of April 1st or before.
April 15, 2015- University of Cincinnati Blue Ash application must be submitted.
April 21, 2015- UC math placement test main campus LWHS room 288 at 3:00 PM . Students must have completed registration for CCP and applied to UC. Web-based test will determine eligibility to take college math courses.
May 1, 2015- Cincinnati State and Miami applications due.
May 15, 2015- Sinclair application due.
College Credit Plus and Alternative Options informational sessions will be held at each main campus to discuss Credit Flexibility and Summer School options for junior high and high school students. There will be a presentation about both programs, with time for parent questions. Junior high and high school parents are invited to attend either of the two sessions. The sessions at Lakota West will be held February 25th at 7 pm in the theatre.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty
WHAT ARE CAREER SHADOW DAYS?
Our Career Shadow Days program enables you to have a comprehensive learning experience within a vocational area of interest, in or near your community. These quality opportunities are provided in the hopes of influencing your future career path.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
· Are you passionate about a particular career?
· Do you value the opportunity to be connected with a professional who will allow you to “shadow” what they do and answer your questions?
· Many shadowing opportunities require one of more visits. Are you willing to give up a half-day or up to two-or three-days throughout the school year to learn about a specific career choice? And are you willing to shadow on the weekends?
· Can you arrange for your own transportation?
HOW DOES THE PROGAM WORK?
The Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty will facilitate the process of connecting highly motivated students with a local business or community organization in your chosen area of vocational interest. As the organizations will be requested to provide a comprehensive learning experience for you, we ask that you commit yourself to the program, be willing to see it through to its conclusion and be willing to focus on applying yourself to gain the intended benefits.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Your guidance counselor and the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty must feel that you are sincerely interested in participating in this program, and will be willing to apply your energies and thoughts to see this program through.
· You need to have a minimum accumulative average grade score of 2.0.
· You must present yourself in a professional manner, dressed appropriately and arrive a few minutes prior to their requested starting time on days of your visits.
· You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.
· At all times, you will adhere to the schedules provided by your host organization.
· You will have time to ask questions, however much of your time will be spent shadowing and attentively listening.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Pick up an application from your guidance counselor or online HERE. Decide on one vocational area that you are the most interested in shadowing. You must also be willing to commit to at least a half-day up to a two- or three-day commitment during your school year. Visits are encouraged to be scheduled during weekdays, and are limited to your days off.
Take time to share your thoughtful comments when filling out your application and return it to the contact listed on your application or to the Rotary club of West Chester/Liberty.
Once approved, you will be notified and sent information about the program. Your parents will need to sign a consent/waiver form and return it to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. The organization will be requested to provide specific areas of information to you about what it is like working in their field. The opportunities for advancement, compensation, and requirements essential to qualify for a career will also be included.
AFTER SHADOWING, WHAT’S NEXT?
Upon completion of each shadow visit, please write to your designated contact thanking them sincerely for their time. Please also share with them what you’ve learned.
Upon completing your visit, you are requested to prepare an evaluation of your experience and submit it to your counselor and to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. This evaluation is intended for you to internalize what you’ve observed and the knowledge you have gained and then for you to ask yourself if your attributes are a good match for this career. In addition, your response will assist our evaluation of the program and help up to improve the program in the future.
Student fees are due at this time and can be paid with cash or check at the school. You can also view and or pay them online @ www.lakotaonline.com click on the quick link that reads EZPay. If you have any questions please contact one of the following and we will be happy to help.
Graduation candidates must have outstanding fees or any other financial obligations paid in full in order to receive a diploma at the conclusion of commencement.