West's summer office hours until August 5 are from 7:30 until 3 pm. West will resume regular office hours on August 8 and will be open from 7 am until 3:30 pm.
Parking permits are now available to pick up during the above listed office hours.
Lifetouch will be taking photos of every graduate during Lakota West High School's commencement. Photos will be available online at events.lifetouch.com ten days after the ceremony. Complimentary proofs will be mailed to graduates. Click here for more information.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the photos, please contact Lifetouch at (513) 772-2110.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016!
Students wishing to order a yearbook should go to: http://www.yearbooks.lifetouch.com/
They will click on “Order a Yearbook” and then enter in code: 12521316.
You can also search for a school by city and state.
JUST A NOTE:
If you submitted it to any other location, it will not be in the yearbook!!
The West Chester Police Department offers a great self-defense class specifically designed for senior young women heading off to a campus environment. The class focuses on self-confidence and empowerment that will aid in taking quick action when personal safety is at risk. Click here for an informative video of the program.
The class being offered at Lakota West daily from June 6th through June 10th, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Students can sign up by clicking here (SignUpGenius). These classes fill up fast so interested young ladies should register ASAP!
Student Applications Now Available for 10 Summer Internship Programs
This summer, Lakota’s rising juniors and seniors will have more internship opportunities than ever before. Lakota has partnered with 10 area businesses to create unique learning experiences that also offer elective high school credit.
All together, 44 high school students will gain hands-on experience over the summer in such career paths as local government, business, financial services and sales, communication and broadcasting, and biomedical sciences.
Application timelines vary and students will be asked to participate in an interview process for each one. See below for information on each internship, including student applications.
New Marketing/Marketing Research Summer Internship
Lakota has partnered with Various Views Research in Blue Ash to offer up to 16 rising juniors and seniors an internship this summer. The 20-hour internship will take place in July and will give students hands-on experience in marketing, digital marketing, research design and more. Student applications are due on May 2. See below for a brochure, a detailed description of the internship experience, as well as the student application.
West Chester Township Administration
Emery Federal Credit Union
WMKV-FM Radio Station
Valley Central Bank
First Financial Bank
UC West Chester Hospital – Business Operations
UC West Chester Hospital - Biomedical Sciences
Center for Foot Care
Atrium Medical Center
For information regarding internship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
Links to important 2016-17 forms and documents for Lakota West High School.
Lakota West High School
“Working together for Excellence and Opportunity”
Orientations – Students will get their schedules, locker assignments, important forms, have their school photos taken and receive important information during orientation.
Freshman: Lakota West Freshman School, Monday, August 8thd (A-L) and Tuesday, August 9th (M-Z)
from 6:00 PM until 8 pm. The principal’s presentation will begin at 6:30 in the auditorium. Schedules will be available AFTER meeting.
Sophomores: Lakota West High School, Wednesday, August 10th at 10 AM, 1:00 PM or 6:30 PM. Please attend whatever session is most convenient to you. Schedules will be available to you after the principal’s presentation.
The first day of School is Tuesday, August 16.
Freshman Campus: The student day will begin at 7:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:25 p.m. Students should report to homeroom as outlined on orientation night – copies of schedules will be redistributed during the “0” period. Classroom supply lists will be handled by teacher on first day of school.
Main Campus: The student day in will begin at 8:05 a.m. and conclude at 2:40 p.m. If you are a student with a “0” bell, class will begin at 7:15 a.m. Class lists will be posted on Main Street. Unless you have a “0” bell class, you will not be permitted to enter the building until 7:15 a.m. If you arrive between 7:15 and 7:50 a.m., you will not be permitted to go to your lockers or classrooms, but will remain in either the gym or the cafeteria until the 7:50 bell. Unless you have an after-school activity, we ask that all students vacate the building by 3:15 p.m.
Emergency Medical Forms (EMF’s)
Freshman Campus: Individual EMF’s will be part of the orientation packet and must be returned by the first day of class.
Main Campus: You will receive your current EMF during the first week of classes. If you did not have an EMF on file, you will receive a blank one. You will need to complete the form and return it to school the following day.
Coats and Book bags
Main and Freshman Campus: For security and safety reasons, coats, book bags, and string bags MUST remain in student lockers throughout the school day. This includes nylon bags.
Class fees will be available on EZPay the evening of Wednesday, September 7th. EZPay information is available on the Lakota Local School District web site.
Student Parking (Main Campus ONLY)
All student parking is reserved. Students can obtain their reserved parking pass in the main office between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. beginning August 4th. After school starts, passes are available in the office during regular school hours. Photocopies of your vehicle registration and driver’s license need to be submitted before the parking pass will be issued. There will be a nominal fee for parking passes. Students must pay all back-fees before receiving a parking pass.
Freshman Campus: Pictures will be taken during their orientation sessions on August 8th and 9th. Students who do not get their pictures taken during orientation will have them taken on Monday, August 22nd.
Main Campus: Sophomores will have their photos taken on Thursday, August 10th during any of the three orientation sessions. Juniors, seniors, and any sophomores who did not have their photos taken at orientation will be photographed on August 22nd. Final picture retake for both campuses is October 3rd.
NOTE: Students who lose their identification cards should visit the Student Annex Office for a replacement. A charge will be assessed for the replacement. Students need their student I.D. for lunch and computer use in the media center.
Seniors who have not yet had their senior portrait taken need to do so in order to be in Lakota West’s Yearbook. Seniors must submit a wallet portrait to the yearbook committee by January 6th in order to be in the yearbook. Because all Lakota West students are required to have a student identification card with them at all times, seniors will also have their pictures taken on August 22nd. This does not take the place of their senior portrait. If a senior portrait is not submitted, their ID photo will be used in the yearbook.
Please join us for our Open House/Academic Nights:
Freshman Campus: Monday, August 22nd from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Main Campus: Wednesday, August 24th from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Lakota is upgrading its mass notification system and website. Lakota West will be a part of that change. In the interim, you will still be able to access our webpage, www.lakotawesthigh.com required forms to start the school year, news and daily announcements, the school calendar, and important links to resources such as Naviance, HAC, Athletics and clubs. We also provide a weekly electronic newsletter, scholarship bulletin, and send out frequent informational texts and tweets.
Please visit the Welcome Back section on the Lakota West website for important back to school forms and information. If you do not have internet access, please pick up a packet from your school’s main office.
· West High Staff and West Freshman Staff
Please sign up for Txtwire – Text WEST to 91011. More information is available on the website or in the Front Office.
Look for Lakota West on Twitter- firebirdtweets.
If you wish to continue receiving Lakota notifications, please click here to log into the SchoolMessenger® InfoCenter. Make sure the phone numbers and email addresses being automatically pulled from our systems are accurate and up-to-date.
Home Access Center- Home Access Center (HAC) will again be used to communicate grades. If you encounter problems logging into HAC please contact us at (513) 874-5699 (main campus) or (513) 874-8390 (freshman campus.)
Academic Reporting – Progress reports and Report Cards will be on line. You can access them through your HAC account. We strongly encourage all parents to utilize this tool.
See you soon!
Lakota families looking for assistance with their children's athletic fees are encouraged to apply for grant consideration. A Fund, held at The Community Foundation has been established by private donations to cover half of the athletic fee assessed to students participating in sports within Lakota Schools.
Summer work assignments for 2016-2017 school year are now posted. Additional class assignments will be published as they become available. Please check back for further updates.
AP French - Currently enrolled students have received packets. If you are a new enrollee or transfer to West, see Mrs. Moning in the main office for your assignments.
AP Physics - Currently enrolled students have received packets. If you are a new enrollee or transfer to West, see Mrs. Moning in the main office for your assignments.
AP Human Geography - No Assignments
AP Economics - No Assignments