Marker Recycling Program…

Turn Markers Into Energy!Thank you Lakota families!  As a school, we have collected over 1,000 markers to be recycled into energy since the beginning of our recycling program.  We will continue collecting markers through the end of the school year, so please send them in with your child.  There are collection bins located throughout all three buildings.  There will be two more collection days – March 21 and May 21.  At the end of the year, we will give a final total as to the total number of markers we have recycled.  By participating in this program, we are keeping these items out of landfills and working towards making the Earth a cleaner place.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Renfro at the high school building.  Thank you again for your support!

Lakota Track Fundraisers

The Lakota Track team will be putting on two fundraisers this season to help raise money for the program. Please see a track athlete to order some great items off of both our Little Caesars fundraiser and our Raider Gear fundraiser. You may find the order forms for each fundraiser below. Please note the due dates for each to ensure we can process your order. Thank you for your support. Go Raiders!

Pizza Kit Order Form

Apparel Order Form

Open Enrollment…

Lakota will once again participate in OPEN ENROLLMENT.  Open Enrollment is tuition free.  Students in any district in the State of Ohio are eligible to apply.   Applications are accepted from April 1st thru April 30th each school year.  For more information, please see the enrollment page…



Kindergarten for 2018-2019 (Forms and Registration Information)

If you have a child who will be 5 years of age before August 1st of this year, he/she is eligible to attend Kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration will be held at the Risingsun First Church of God, 2968 US 23, Risingsun on Thursday, April 19, 2018 and Friday, April 20, 2018. Please indicate your preferred time on the form below and return to the Elementary Office by March 5, 2018. Every effort will be made to schedule the time you have requested.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration Packet 

2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application (for non-Lakota residents)


Calamity Days and Three-Hour Delays…

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Weather in Northwest Ohio can be challenging in ensuring our students travel safely to and from school.  As you know, we have had eight calamity days this school year. The next make up day is March 29.

We have used two hour delays this year.  I am also going to add a three hour delay as an addition option.  I believe our students will benefit more from a 1/2 day of school in March or April before state testing as opposed to coming in for additional days in June.    The three hour delay schedule will be as follows:

1st     11:00 – 11:20

2nd     11:23 – 11:43

3rd     11:46 – 12:06

4th     12:09 – 12:29

5A    12:29 – 12:59

5B    12:59 – 1:29

5C    1:29 – 1:59

6th     2:02 – 2:22

7th    2:25 – 2:45

*Elementary Lunches 11:20 – 12:29

*Preschool will be cancelled

*1/2 day afternoon Vanguard and full day Vanguard students will be bused together.  1/2 day morning Vanguard students will report to Lakota.


Thank you for your flexibility in working through calamity days.


Chad Coffman, Ed. D.

Superintendent, Lakota Local Schools

Dueling Pianos Event…

The Football Program will be hosting a Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event!!
Date: 03/24/2018 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Location: American Legion in Bettsville Post 733, 323 State St, Bettsville, OH 44815

Price: $40 per ticket or $75 per couple (includes 2 tickets) which includes dinner.

Menu:  Beef Brisket, Grilled Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, and Cake/Cupcakes 

Money raised helps support the team feeds, summer functions, ties, coaches clinics, off set cost of team gear, anything you can think of when it comes to building a championship program!!  We appreciate any and all support that each of you continue to pour into each of our athletic programs!!

Community Weight Room…

The weight room will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Community Weight Room is open to the public for adults living in the district. Treadmills, elliptical machines and bikes are available to use. The weight room is located to the east of the main gym. Follow the hallway back past the locker rooms to the corner of the building.

School Messenger for Alerts…


Dear Parents/Guardians of Lakota Local Schools,

We believe it is important to communicate with our families.  One way we do that is with our instant message system.We are using a company called School Messenger

The phone numbers and emails that will be used initially are the contacts listed in our student information system. If you would like to be able to change how you are contacted we will need a current email address in our system. Please send your current email address using the link provided and we will enter that into our student information system. Once your address is in you will be able to go to and create an account that will allow you to add numbers and addresses to your profile. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school office.

Click the following link to add or change your current email address:

Information Sheet:  Infocenter Introduction