District News

    Lakota Welcomes New Assistant Principals
    Lakota Welcomes New Assistant Principals
    Posted on 7/21/2017
    In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, Lakota is welcoming new assistant principals at two early childhood schools, four elementary schools and one junior high school.
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    Three Lakota Junior High Teams Place in Top 10 at National Technology Competition
    Three Lakota Junior High Teams Place in Top 10 at National Technology Competition
    Posted on 7/18/2017
    In June, ButlerTech sponsored 47 Lakota high school and junior high students to attend a five-day national technology competition in Orlando, Florida. All 47 students advanced to this event as a result of winning the Technology Student Association (TSA) state event in April.
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    Lakota Teachers Excel in State Assessment
    Lakota Teachers Excel in State Assessment
    Posted on 7/13/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is pleased to announce that three district teachers were in the top 100 RESA (Resident Educator Summative Assessment) scorers throughout the entire state.
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    Lakota's Endeavor Announces New Principal
    Lakota's Endeavor Announces New Principal
    Posted on 6/30/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is pleased to welcome a current Lakota leader into her new position as the principal at Endeavor Elementary. Pending school board approval, Ridge Junior Assistant Principal Andrea Blevins will move into her new role for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
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    Lakota Students: Share a Staff Shout-Out Video Message
    Lakota Students: Share a Staff Shout-Out Video Message
    Posted on 6/30/2017
    Our teachers and support staff are the driving force behind Lakota’s daily mission to provide students with the best educational experience. From the front office to the classroom to the cafeteria – and everywhere in between – it’s no surprise that our students have great stories about those Lakota staff who make them smile and have left a lasting impression. That is why Lakota is kicking off the 2017-18 school year in a fanfare fashion for our staff. And we need your help to remind our teachers and support staff exactly why their work makes a difference – in the eyes of the people they serve each day
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    Lakota East Freshman Welcomes New Associate Principal
    Lakota East Freshman Welcomes New Associate Principal
    Posted on 6/23/2017
    Lakota Local Schools has hired Rob Burnside as the new associate principal to lead the Lakota East Freshman Campus, pending school board approval.
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    Lakota Announces New Curriculum Leaders
    Lakota Announces New Curriculum Leaders
    Posted on 6/23/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is pleased to announce two new leaders stepping into recently vacated positions on the district’s curriculum team. Pending school board approval, Keith Koehne comes to Lakota as the new Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Lori Brown has been approved by the board as the new Director of Gifted Services.
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    Lakota's Union, Ridge Announce New Principals
    Lakota's Union, Ridge Announce New Principals
    Posted on 6/20/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of two Lakota veterans as the new leaders at Union Elementary and Ridge Junior School for the 2017-2018 school year. Stepping into the principal role at Ridge Junior is Ben Brown, who has led the Union Elementary community for the last five years. Replacing Brown will be Union’s Assistant Principal Kyle Lichey.
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     Lakota Receives Auditor of State Award
    Lakota Receives Auditor of State Award
    Posted on 6/02/2017
    A recent financial audit of Lakota Local Schools by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. Lakota’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.
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Photo of students on Scientific Touch Lego TeamCherokee third graders create prosthetic handStudents show appreciation for school boardVolley for the CureStudents recognized for Model UN workWoodland students recognized by the school boardErin Aulfinger recognized by the board

Members of the "Scientific Touch" team were honored by the Board for their skyscraper window reflection system that qualified them for the First Lego League World Tournament.

The School Board recognized Cherokee third-graders for creating a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer for a child in need.

At the Jan. 23 school board meeting, students read their letters expressing appreciation for the service of Lakota’s five Board of Education members.

Lakota East & West students were recognized by the board for this year's breast cancer research and awareness events that raised an amazing $150,000.

Lakota East junior John Ferguson and senior Sarah Aftab were recognized at a board meeting for their leadership roles in the Model United Nations group.

Woodland Elementary's Meredith Brown and Madison Price were commended by the School Board for leading a community service toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital.

At the Dec. 12 school board meeting, Lakota East's Erin Aulfinger was congratulated for publishing a book on self-esteem issues and distributing it to Lakota sixth-graders.

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