Please join us to share your ideas, thoughts and opinions on how your schools should approach a changing landscape. Our next Community Conversation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 at 7 pm in the Lakota West Community Room.
These conversations are about deepening the relationship and building a partnership with residents, finding common ground on our core values around education, defining the purpose of education, and confronting and solving difficult issues in education.
Congressman John Boehner to Host two Service Academy Information Nights. Representatives from the Naval Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and the Air Force Academy will be on hand to answer questions.
Purpose: The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to four Lakota H.S. students to continue their post-secondary education in fields utilizing math and/or science. Preference will be given towards those pursuing careers in engineering, math, physics, chemistry and related fields.
Eligibility: In order to qualify for the P&G Math & Science Scholarships the recipients must be a senior at either Lakota East or West High School, have at least a 3.5 GPA and have taken (or is taking) at least one AP or honors level math or science class.
Award: Four $2,000 scholarships (two at Lakota East, two at Lakota West)
Recipient: A committee composed of a Lakota High School math teacher, science teacher, counselor, administrator and a representative from P&G will select the recipients. Selection will be made through a process of reviewing the completed application and a personal interview of the top six candidates. The math and science department chairpersons will review the applications and select the pool of candidates for the final interview (3 from math, 3 from science.) The final recipient will be selected by a democratic vote of the committee members.
Application: Return completed applications to Mr. Michael Anderson in the Guidance Office by April 13, 2015. Applications should be typed either on the form or by attaching separate sheets, using as much space as necessary to properly answer the questions. Attach an unofficial seventh semester transcript with math and science courses highlighted. Please include copies of your highest ACT & SAT score reports as well.
The Lakota West High School Shores of Paradise 2015 prom will be held on May 2, 2015 at the Sharonville Convention Center from 8 pm until midnight. Invitations will be going out to students by Monday, April 6, 2015.
Nomination forms for Prom Court will be provided in the invitations. Students must return nominations to the front office by April 16, 2015.
Prom tickets go on sale April 17 and continue through April 24 at a cost of $35.00 per ticket. In addition, tickets will be sold on April 27 – 29 for $45 per ticket. No tickets will be sold after April 29, so please get your tickets early! Tickets will be sold during all lunches, as well as in the main office from 2:40 to 3:30.
Student must show proof of age, such as a driver’s license or state ID; and a Lakota West or Butler Tech school ID to purchase tickets. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest, you must have a guest’s permission form completed at the time of ticket purchase. These forms will be available in the office.
Guest qualifications: Guests must be in at least 9th grade, or no older than 20 years of age. Guests 21 and over are NOT permitted to attend Prom or After Prom.
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.
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.
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.
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.