There will be a Relay for Life fundraiser on Tuesday, April 22nd at the City BBQ off of Tylersville Road in Voice of America Centre. Please click here for the flyer, which must be presented at the time of order.
25% of the proceeds go to Lakota West's Relay for Life event. Come get some amazing BBQ and help support Relay!
The Lakota West Art Department is proud to announce four winners in this year’s “An Artistic Discovery”, the 2014 Ohio 8th District Congressional Art Competition. The competition honors excellence in two-dimensional artwork from students in grades 9th – 12th grade.
Christine Tweddell received the Grand Prize award for her painting, “Restless”. Her work will be on display at the Capitol for the year and will represent the 8th Congressional District. Christine received a $3,000 scholarship and two free round-trip airfare to attend the national winners’ reception in Washington, D.C.
Sean McCracken received 3rdplace for his photograph, “Modern Bruising”.
Hannah McGovney received honorable mention for her drawing, “Pigmented Identity”
...along with Keenan Spencer for his drawing, “Deer in Headlights”.
Students were honored at the awards ceremony at the Springfield Museum of Art on April 5th. Their work will be on display in one of John Boehner’s local offices until May 13th.
10 - $500 Post-Secondary Scholarships can be Awarded
· Character - Exhibits qualities such as honesty, integrity, self-discipline and respect
· Community Service - Improves the Community in which they live
· Education – Pursuing a post-secondary degree in education
· First In Family – Parents or grandparents did not attend college
· LWHS Citizenship – Works to strengthen Lakota West
· Non-Traditional – Butler Tech., PSEOP, Online Education, etc.
· Personal Initiative – Demonstrates personal resolve over an issue or problem
· Special Education – Pursing post-secondary degree in special education
Graduating Lakota West High School seniors may apply for more than one scholarship (category). However, only one scholarship will be awarded per applicant.
· Graduating Lakota West High School senior.
· Must have applied or been accepted to a post-secondary institution.
· No minimum grade point requirement.
· Scholarship is not based on financial need.
· Completed application.
· Essay (250 word minimum—typed & double-spaced) explaining how you successfully meet the requirements for the particular scholarship category, including how it relates to obtaining a post-secondary education.
· References (3) – Letters Not Required.
Recipients determined by committee of PTSO members (3) and Lakota West administrators (2). Applications and essays will be reviewed by all committee members.
Applications and essays are due BY Thursday, April 17 to Lakota West Student Services Office (David Klaserner).
Questions should be directed to David Klaserner, Lakota West Guidance Counselor, or Kristin Henley, PTSO Scholarship Chair.
Last week we announced that we’ll be using “blizzard bags” to make up three of the snow days we were out of school. Blizzard bags are alternate assignments designed to enrich a lesson or unit or reinforce content standards. They will mirror a typical student day in length and will be aligned to daily classroom work.
In grades K-6 the assignments will be in core subject areas. In grades 7-12 the assignments will reflect the student’s schedule.
Here is the schedule for the blizzard bag assignments:
No. 1 – Assigned March 24, Due April 14.
No. 2 – Assigned April 14, Due April 29.
No. 3 – Assigned May 5, Due May 19.
The assignments will be posted on Home Access Center for students in grade 2-12. They will be given as hard-copy assignments in grades K-1, and to any student in any grade who does not have online access or access to a printer.
If you have any questions about this, please contact your child’s teacher.
Every year, the Special Education staff at Lakota West High School plan and participate in a Prom event that helps students with disabilities. This year’s event will be held at River City Grille in the Marriott on Malhauser Road. “The manager, chef and servers have put together a dinner plan that will really make our students feel welcome. They have considered an appropriate menu with special considerations for students with food sensitivities as well as providing a perfect location for taking pictures”, said Maradythe Stern, Intervention Specialist at Lakota West.
Professional photography is donated by Jenny Walters. “Jenny has been with us since the start of this event. We have really appreciated her support for the past three years”, said Nicki Lampe, Department Head at Lakota West High School.
Petals n Things have also been a seasoned supporter of the Lakota West Special Education staff, donating boutonnieres and corsages that match each of the student’s attire. “I can’t say enough about how great they are at Petals n Things. They do a wonderful job and are so helpful” said Karen Wainscott, Intervention Aide at Lakota West.
Beyond the support of the community, the Special Education Department has worked hard to devote their time outside of the school day to improve the student’s social skills, work on etiquette and support their student’s independence. To further their efforts in promoting social understanding, the teachers have also developed a group called Connections that help develop communication skills and social acceptance. It is open to the entire student body with an emphasis on students with special needs. “We hope that by participating in school events, our students can share in age-appropriate activities and learn to develop friendships with their peers” said Maradythe Stern.
Thank you to these local businesses for their generosity: