Lakewood City Schools E-Newsletter

September 2017
In This Issue
Sept. 4:  Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
Sept. 5: Board of Education & PTA Council Ice Cream Social, 6:15 pm, Garfield
Sept. 5: Board of Education Meeting, 7 pm, Garfield
Sept 5: Music Boosters Meeting, 7:30 pm, LHS Keyboard classroom, E134
Sept. 6: Council of PTAs Meeting, 7 pm, Board Auditorium
Sept. 19: Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7 pm, LHS Ranger Cafe classroom
Sept. 18: Board of Education Meeting, 7 pm, Emerson
Sept. 29 : Spirit Parade, 5:#0 pm, Lakewood Park to LHS

Sept. 7: Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation Hall of Fame Induction, 7 pm, Civic
Sept. 13: LHS 101: Freshmen Parent Transition Support, 6:30 pm, Ranger Cafe
Sept. 16: Marching Band Festival, 6 pm, First Federal Stadium
Sept. 19: College Tips & Tricks: Affording College, 7 pm, Cafeteria
Sept. 21: Barney's Cafe, 7 pm, Civic
Sept. 26: PTA Meeting, 7 pm, Ranger Cafe Classroom
Sept. 30: Homecoming Dance, 7-10 pm, Harding

Sept. 20: PTSA Meeting,     7 pm, LRC
Sept. 22 : Middle School Music Fundraiser kickoff
Sept. 27: Progress reports sent home

Sept. 8: Picture Day
Sept. 19: PTSA Meeting, 7 pm, Conference Room
May 22:  Middle School Music Fundraiser kickoff

May 15-19:  Right to Read Week
May 17: PTO Meeting,6:30 pm, Room 101
May 22: Chalkfest, all day
May 22-26: Book Fair
May 24: 5th Grade Instrumental Concert, 7 pm, Civic
May 31: 5th Grade Fun Day, 1:30-3 pm

Sept. 12:  PTA meeting, 7 pm, LRC
Sept. 20: Fathers Walk

Sept. 12: Curriculum Night, Grades 1 & 2
Sept. 13:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria
Sept. 14: Curriculum Night, Grades 3-5
Sept. 18 : Kindergarten Story Night with Dads, 6 pm
Sept. 20: Father Walk to School Day

Sept. 7 & 21: Help Team, 8:45-11 am & 1-3 pm, Room 104
Sept. 12: PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, Room 104
Sept. 22: Tailgate, 5:30 pm, LHS No rth Tennis Courts

Sept. 12:  PTA meeting, 7 pm, Library
Sept. 14:   Marco's Pizza Night and Ice Cream Social, 6:30 pm, front lawn
Sept. 20: Picture Day
Sept. 20: Donuts with Dad (A-L), 8:15 am, Cafeteria
Sept. 21: Donuts with Dad (M-Z), 8:15 am, Cafeteria

Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Helping Hands Drop-In,       9 -10:30 am, Multi Purpose Room
Sept. 5: PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, 
Sept. 13: Curriculum Night & Ice Cream Social, Grades  K-2
Sept. 21 : Curriculum Night & Ice Cream Social, Grades 3-5

Sept. 12:  PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library
Sept. 15: Chili Cookoff, 6 pm, Madison Park
Sept. 19:  Picture Day

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Community celebrates opening of new LHS wing 

Class Presidents Ella Atfield, Nate Bilski and Gabby Eisel are joined by Student Council President Brian Donahoe to cut the ribbon on the new LHS wing.

Hundreds turned out to enjoy the dedication of the new Lakewood High Performing Arts & Physical Education Wing on a hot but beautiful Sunday afternoon on Aug. 20. The dedication marked the near completion of the final construction project of the District's Facilities Master Plan. The gym is scheduled to open Nov. 1.  Read More

LHS musicians chosen for state, region groups

From left: Grace Cooper, Sean Miller, Grace Gill, Maggie McHugh and Violet Jouriles.

Congatulations to the five Lakewood High musicians chosen to represent Lakewood High at the Ohio Music Educators Association's Northeast Ohio Region Orchestra. One of the five, sophomore cellist Grace Gill, was also selected to be part of the All-State Orchestra.  Students must qualify for the Region Orchestra to be eligible for a spot with the All-State Orchestra. The All-State ensemble performs at the OMEA annual conference in February in Columbus. In addition to Grace Gill, the following students were selected for the Region Orchestra, which will perform in November at Cleveland State: seniors Grace Cooper (bass) and Maggie McHugh (violin) and juniors Violet Jouriles (violin) and Sean Miller (viola).
Annual Board/PTA Ice Cream Social is Sept. 5
Please join the members of the Board of Education and the Lakewood Council of PTAs for their annual Ice Cream Social at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the Garfield Middle School gym. The community is invited to enjoy free ice cream with all the toppings and listen to music from our middle school band members from Garfield and Harding. The Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 pm following the social. This District tradition is a great way to kick off the school year and meet your elected officials!

Marching Band Festival coming Sept. 16

On Saturday, September 16, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band will host the 31st Annual Lakewood Ranger Marching Band Festival at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. Visiting marching bands performing at this year's festival include Avon HS, Brush HS, Fairview Park HS, North Olmsted HS, Strongsville HS, Valley Forge HS, and Bay Village HS. The parade of bands begins at  6 pm with performances starting at 6:30 pm. 
LREF Hall of Fame Weekend activities Sept. 7-8
The Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation will hold its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on  Thursday, September 7 at 7 pm  in the Civic Auditorium. The event is free & open to the public. Dessert reception to follow. A tailgate party will follow on  Friday, September 8  from 5:30-7:30 pm at the LHS north tennis courts. Tickets can only be purchased online at the LREF website. The  $25 tailgate ticket includes dinner, beverages and dessert and a ticket to the game. 

Spirit Parade to kick off Homecoming Weekend
The annual Spirit Parade is always a fun way to jump start Homecoming Weekend. This year's parade will take place on Friday, Sept.29. The parade steps off from Lakewood Park at 5:30 pm and will proceed to LHS via Belle Avenue, Clifton Boulevard and Bunts Avenue. Grab your lawn chair and come show your Ranger Spirit!

Library to present series on financial literacy
The Lakewood Public Library is teaming with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to present "Thinking Money," a financial literacy program for all ages. Presentations and events will take place throughout September and early October and are tailored to the appropriate age group. 

Fitness Fits Everyone set for Sept. 30
Jordan Family Foundation's 8th Annual  Fitness Fits Everyone will be held  Saturday, September 30 from  1 - 5 pm at Lakewood Park. The event will turn the park into a huge playground with thousands taking part in fun and energizing activities for kids and families.   One of the event's most popular activities is back again - the Giant Dunk Tank.    Children will be able to throw baseballs to dunk their teachers and principals.

Fitness Fits Everyone  is a festival-style, heart-healthy and activity-based event that is just one way Jordan's Family Foundation is raising awareness of pediatric heart disease and fighting childhood obesity.  Last year's  Fitness Fits Everyone  had over 55 national and local organizations including the Cleveland CAVS, Cleveland Browns, American Heart Association, Skyzone, and many others.    Enjoy great food from the Barrios food truck and live music on the big stage from Lakewood's own Smiley Baldazar Band.

CWRU hosting series on drug abuse epidemic
This four-part weekly series: "Substance Abuse: An American Epidemic, A Community's Perspective," is geared toward middle school and high school students and their parents as well as community members and those who work with addicted patients. For more information, read this flyer.

Rec Dept.: New booklet now available


The Lakewood Recreation and Education Department's Fall Booklet has arrived. It has a complete listing of all of the Youth/Adult Programming, Athletics and Aquatics that we have to offer for this fall. View the booklet at