We are pleased to announce the Graduation Ceremony for the Lakota West Class of 2016 will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University.
Additional communication will be provided throughout the year regarding specific information for seniors and their families.
Attention Parents of Juniors!
College is more selective and expensive than ever, but a great ACT® score can open doors to funding and admission. If your student is trying to get into the college of his/her choice or obtain scholarship money, and you’re worried their ACT® score might hold them back: There is hope.
We are offering our students the opportunity to partner with TorchPrep™, an innovative test training program that cracks the code on improving ACT® scores. Through strategy-driven training focused on repetition, customization, and student motivation, TorchPrep™ will help your student overcome the ACT®.
I strongly believe this program will be beneficial for you. TorchPrep™ has continually yielded outstanding ACT® score for our students. TorchPrep™ is worth it!
All Courses Include
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Option One: 5-WeekBOOTCAMP – Prepares for April ACT® Test on 4/9/16
@ Ross High School
Nine Total Sessions:
Tuesdays: 2/23/16, 3/1/16, 3/8/16, 3/15/16, OFF, 3/29/16 6PM-9PM
Saturdays: 2/27/16, 3/5/16, 3/12/16, OFF, OFF, 4/2/16 10AM-2PM
5-Week Boot Camp Early Registration Deadline: 2/16/16
Option Two: WEEKENDWARRIOR – Prepares for April ACT® Test on 4/9/16
@ Royalmont Academy, Mason, OH
Four Total Sessions:
Saturday, 3/19/16: 9AM-4:30PM
Sunday, 3/20/16: 9AM-4:30PM
Saturday, 4/2/16: 9AM-4:30PM
Sunday, 4/3/16: 9AM-4:30PM
Weekend Warrior Early Registration Deadline: 3/14/16
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.
Do you want to show off your speaking skills? Do you want to tell your Life Experiences. Do you want to win cash prizes? If so, you should enter the Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest.
Dates and Places:
Preliminary Event: (All students compete from schools East and West)
Lakota East High School: 2/19/15, Thursday, 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm (Room TBA)
Local Rotary Finals: (Top 4 students compete, 2 from East and 2 from West)
Wetherington Country Club: 2/27/15, Friday 7:30 am
District Finals: (Top 2 students compete, 1 from East and 1 from West)
Wright State University: 2/22/15, Sunday, Noon to 4:00 pm)
Using the Rotary Four Way Test – Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all Concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Is it Beneficial to all concerned? – create a four- to six-minute speech applying these questions to some aspects of your life. Memorize it and plan to present it without the aid of a podium or note cards.
1st Place $300.00, 2nd Place $175.00, 3rd Place $125.00, 4th Place $100.00
1st Place $400.00, 2nd Place $300.00, 3rd Place $200.00, 4th Place $100.00
To sign up:
Lakota West High School
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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 3rd (A-L) and TUESDAY, August 4th (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, THURSDAY, August 6th 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 Thursday, August 13.
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
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: Your current EMF will be mailed to you. You are encouraged to complete the form before orientation and return it to the schedule table on orientation 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 – Class fees will be printed on an invoice given to students on Friday, September 18th. EZ Pay 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 3rd & 4th. Students who do not get their pictures taken during orientation will have them taken on August 17th.
Main Campus: Sophomores will have their photos taken on Thursday, August 6 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 18.
Final picture retake for both campuses is October 5th.
Students who lose their identification cards will be assessed a replacement charge. Students need their student I.D. for lunch and computer use in the media center.
Senior Pictures – 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. (Please visit www.lakotawesthigh.com and click on Senior Photo Submit at the bottom left part of the page.) 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 September 8. 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 17th from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Main Campus: Wednesday, August 19 from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Communication – Our webpage, www.lakotawesthigh.com carries a great deal of information. You will find 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 text and tweets.
Please visit the INFORMATION module 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.
Please sign up for Txtwire – Text WEST to 91011. You can narrow down your interest by texting the words/numbers. More information is available on the website or in the Front Office. Look for Lakota West on Twitter- firebirdtweets.
***In addition, we communicate weekly via email. Email addresses for parent communications will be collected via the Lakota West or Lakotaonline web page. To sign up, please go to http://lakotaonline.com/emailsignup.cfm
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) 874-5469 (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!