Regular-priced tickets are now on sale for Guys and Dolls!
From left to right are Henry Kofron as Nathan Detroit, Molly Morrow as Miss Adelaide,
Kali Marsh as Sarah Brown, and Nathan Brown as Sky Masterson.
Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon (Courtesy of MTI Website).
Show times are on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. Then again on the following weekend, Friday March 20 and Saturday, March 21. All performances are at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets by downloading an order form from our website or choose your own seats by ordering online with a credit card (a slight convenience charge applies for online orders). We are also selling tickets at Lakota West during regular school hours.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Block Day Bell Schedule for PARCC Testing
Monday through Thursday
March 2, 3, 4, 5
Bell 1/2 8:05 – 9:55 (110 minutes)
Bell 3/4 10:05 – 12:35 (120 minutes of class; 30 minutes of lunch)
CLASS 10:05 – 10:50
Lunch A 10:55 – 11:25
Lunch B 11:30 – 12:00
Lunch C* 12:05 – 12:35
Bell 5/6 12:45 – 2:40 (115 minutes)
* Classes taking the PARCC tests during 3rd and 4th bell will test from 10:05 -12:00 and then eat C Lunch
All non-testing classes will eat during their normal block day lunch unless told otherwise.
AP Exams will be held at Lakota West May 4th – May 8th and May 11th – May 15th for students currently enrolled in an AP Course at Lakota West. Registration for these exams will begin in March. If your son or daughter is in an AP class, please be aware of the following information.
1. AP Registration will begin on March 2nd. All registration forms and money is due to the Guidance office by Tuesday, March 17thin order to take an AP Exam in May.
2. AP Teachers will be distributing registration forms to students the week of March 2nd. Students can also pick up the form in the Guidance office, or it is attached to this information.
3. Each AP Exam is $91.00, as determined by the College Board.
4. All signed registration forms and money should be turned in to the Guidance office by Tuesday, March 17th.
5. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Andrea Bryant in the Guidance Office.
At Lakota West High School, we believe the parent-school-student relationship provides the best means for success both in school and throughout life. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will begin the registration process for the 2015-16 school year. Working together, we are confident we will provide both a smooth registration process as well as a quality educational experience for your child. Your active role in the registration process is critical to ensure your child reaches his/her full potential.
The start of the registration process will include a variety of activities. These include counselor meetings with students, the release of the 2015-16 Program of Studies, and parent/student Registration meetings for the Class of 2018. These meetings are critically important as you will receive the most updated registration information.
During these evening Registration Meetings you will:
•Meet our Administrative Team
•Meet our Guidance Counselors
•Receive important information about high school credits and graduation requirements
•Review the registration process
•Have an opportunity to ask questions
We ask that you attend the registration meeting on the date/time indicated. If you have an unavoidable conflict, please feel free to attend on another date/time for your child’s grade level.
If you have a current sophomore or junior, we encourage you to click HERE AND REVIEW THE TIMELINE and engage your student in conversation regarding the registration process. We at Lakota West High School look forward to doing all we can to make sure your child is prepared to make well informed academic decisions as they continue their high school journey.
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.
Program Honors Former Lakota West Math Teacher
Nancy McDaniel (left) and Mary Rhein (right) at Lakota West's 2005 Relay for Life. The two taught together in the school's math department for over 25 years.
This is the tenth and final year that Lakota West seniors have the opportunity to apply for a $4,500 Mary Rhein Mathematics Service Scholarship. The scholarships (one each to a female and male West graduate) are awarded based on a combination of academic merit, community service and other factors.
The West Chester Police Department is once again offering the College S.A.F.E. class for senior girls of both Lakota West and Lakota East.
The class will be offered 3 times in the spring and summer. Your student's can sign up for any of the 3 sessions, including the ones held at Lakota East. They would have to drive over to the East campus but this should help accommodate some scheduling issues.
Session 1: March 16 - March 20 3pm – 5pm Lakota East High School
Session 2: April 20 – April 24 3pm – 5pm Lakota West High School
Session 3: June 15 - June 19 12pm – 2pm Lakota West High School
The classes are for 5 days straight, 2 hours each day. The class is hands on with some open discussions and lessons. The training culminates with 2 scenarios on the 5th day where the students will get to put everything they have learned to use.
The students that have gone through the previous classes have really enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it. Their feedback showed they got the most out of the last day’s scenarios.
The point of the class is to give them the physical ability and the confidence to get out of a compromised situation when at college or out on their own. We do not want them to become victims. They have the power to keep themselves from becoming victims and the S.A.F.E. class helps to bring that confidence out of them. It also teaches them the tools and techniques to defend themselves.
The program is also available to Home School senior girls and graduates that are now in college. They can sign up for it online.
For further information, below are links to four articles about the class, including one in USA TODAY, .
PARCC is a new graduation assessment/requirement that is tied to Common Core that impacts the class of 2018, this year’s freshmen. Students in the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 and those who are repeating ninth grade this school year will continue to operate under Ohio’s current graduation requirements.
PARCC stands for: The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
This new generation of tests will require that students take tests in a digital environment, as well as both a Performance Based Assessments, and more traditional paper pencil test, except it will be on a computer.
You can learn more about PARCC by visiting the following websites:
What do I need to know?
The new requirements do not change the number of course credits that students must complete to be eligible for graduation. But in addition to course credits, students must also earn points toward graduation on seven end-of-course exams. These end of course exams will replace the Ohio Graduation Tests/OGT and will be taken over 9th, 10th and 11th grade year. With OGT’s, you needed to pass each of the 5 sections. With PARCC you will need to earn a minimum of 18 points total, with at least 4 in English, 4 in Math and 6 on your Science and Social Studies combined.
The courses in which you will take an end-of-course exam will be:
English I and II, both a Performance Based and an online version (must earn 4/18 points)
Algebra I and Geometry, both a Performance Based and an online version (must earn 4/18 points)
Integrated math I and II, both a Performance Based and an online version
AIR (PARCC assessments for Science & Social Studies)
Physical Science (must earn 6/18 points in Science and Social Studies)
American History and American Government
Students can earn from 1-5 points for each exam, based on their performance.
5 – Advanced
4 – Accelerated
3 – Proficient
2 – Basic
1 – Limited
Online practice tests are available:
PARCC (ELA and MATH)
AIR (Science and Social Studies)
When will tests occur?
We currently only have a testing window. More details regarding testing days and sessions coming soon.
Performance Based Assessments: Feb 18-March 17
End of Year- April 13-May 15
There will be handouts and an opportunity to leave questions for answers regarding PARCC, the new testing and graduation requirements beginning with our current freshmen class, in our Media Center at the Main Campus, and at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 in the Media Center at the Freshmen Campus for more information.
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.
Internships provide incredible opportunities for high school students to gain significant work experience and make informed decisions about future career goals.
For information regarding internship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
Below are links to applications and brochures:
ABC Pediatric Therapy
Lakota is partnering with the ABC Pediatric Therapy Network to offer a unique field experience program for high school students. Select students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on learning experience in the therapy fields. Over the course of three months, five students will rotate among these areas: physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, accounting and billing, patient services, and management and marketing. For more information, please see the links below. Applications are due soon – January 26.
P&G Internship – Applications Closed
West Chester Hospital Biomedical Internship – Applications Closed
West Chester Hospital Business Operations Internship – Applications Closed