5200 County Road 13, Kansas, OH 44841

Administrative Offices: 419-986-6650 Fax: 419-986-6651 LHS: 419-986-6620 LMS: 419-986-6630 LES: 419-986-6640 Bus: 419-986-5558


Times are subject to change.


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Last Updated on Oct 22 2016, 3:52 am EDT

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Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

News & Media

The Advertiser-Tribune

The News Messenger

The Review Times

The Sentinel-Tribune

The Toledo Blade


Athletic Boosters:

Big Raider/Little Raider (early fall)

Reverse Raffle (fall)

Spirit Wear


FFA Entreprenuers:

Fruit & Gift Sales (fall)


Music Boosters:

Concession Stand (fall)

Cookbooks, Yard Signs, Decals

Community Market/Great Scot Receipts

Good Search



Box Tops

Little Caesar’s Pizza (Fall)

Santa Shop (before Holidays)



Kroger Rewards


Charitable Organizations:

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Yoplait Pink Lids



Winter Sports Updates…

Winter Sports are right around the corner!
Preseason Parent Meeting for the following sports ONLY – Girls Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance Team, will be held on October 25th @ 6 pm in the auditeria with sport meetings to follow at 6:30 pm.
Winter Baseline drug testing for those that did not play a fall sport will be held on October 27. You must have your athletic information packet turned in before testing and you must be tested before you practice.
Preseason Parent Meeting for the following sports ONLY – Boys Basketball, and Wrestling will be held on November 1st @ 6 pm in the auditeria with sport meetings to follow at 6:30 pm.

Athletic Schedule for the Week of 10/17…

Tue, Oct 18 2016
6:00 PM
@ Carey (Sectionals)
Carey High School
Thu, Oct 20 2016 
5:00 PM
B 7/8
@ St. Joseph C.C. High School
 Harmon Field/Stadium, Football Field
Fri, Oct 21 2016 
7:00 pm 
Senior Night
 VS St. Joseph C.C. High School Lakota High School, Lakota Stadium
Sat, Oct 22 2016
10:00 AM
@ Mohawk High School
Mohawk HS, Mohawk Warrior Field
3:40 PM
Cross Country
District Meet @ Galion High School
Galion High School, CC Course
4:20 PM
Cross Country
District Meet @ Galion High School
Galion High School, CC Course
Go Raiders!

Please support the FFA…

The Lakota FFA is partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising this year. 

To order, please contact any FFA member, advisor Mrs. Karhoff at 419-986-6620 ext. 3352 or order online at http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter our group number in the “Start Shopping” box.

Group #990103164



Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle…

The Athletic Boosters are selling tickets for the Reverse Raffle.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 12 at Stacy’s Place in Fostoria.  Tickets will be on sale until November 5th.  Please contact a Boosters member or coach to for more information or to purchase tickets.


Project More Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a little free time on your hands?  Would you like to help a child improve their reading skills?  Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Lakota Elementary is in need of volunteers this school year to help make the program a success!

Volunteers will be working one-on-one with a child on various reading skills.  ALL the materials will be provided for you.  Your personal attention can help each child gain the self-confidence he or she needs to become a better reader as well as a better student.  You will be using engaging and fun materials!

If you are interested and able to volunteer, please email Mrs. Downs (mdowns@lakotaschools .org) or call the school 419-986-6640.


Lakota FFA 2016 Fundraiser…

The FFA is beginning their annual Sale of  fruit, BBQ sauces, fruit baskets, nuts, and meat sticks.  

For more information, see the following attachment… FFA Sale



BBQ Dinner…


Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday, 10/19!


Fall Parent Meeting for Federal Funding…

To All Lakota Elementary Families:

You are cordially invited to attend 1 of 3 Federal Funding/ Parent meetings at Lakota Elementary.  The times and dates are:

Thursday, October 13, 2016         8:00 AM                       Information Only                Library

Thursday, October 13, 2016         3:30 PM – 4:30          Family Title Night               Auditeria

Monday, October 17, 2016            6:30 PM                        Information Only  Library

If you choose to attend, these meetings will detail aspects of how Lakota Elementary uses our Federal Funding and what procedures are in place for the Elementary because of this funding.  The information below provided by the United States Department of Education will further explain why Lakota Elementary receives this funding and technical guidance on how funding can be used. 

For more information…  Parent Meeting Letter


Get Your Yearbook Now…

The 2015-2016 yearbooks are available for pick up! Students can contact the high school office or Mrs. Velasquez in room 302. There are 30 extra copies still available for $50.00. Checks can be made out to LHS yearbook if you are interested in purchasing a copy. 
Be sure to check out the newest feature! This year’s yearbook includes several short video clips that can be viewed using the Aurasma App when downloaded to your smart phone.

Free Community Computer Classes…

Lakota Local Schools will be offering computer classes to community members who live in our district.  Judy Tucker, NWOET Associate Director of Professional Development, will be here to help with any computer issues you might be having.  The classes will be held in the East Computer Lab.  Each class will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Dates scheduled are:  October 19, November 16, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17These classes are free of charge.  If you need more information, please email Judy Tucker at tucker@nwoet.org.


Spirit Wear…

The new spirit wear order forms are available for 2016-2017 on the Athletic Boosters page…  Athletic Boosters

Christmas orders are due by November 28th for delivery before Christmas break.lakotat-shirt



Football Game Prices…

Due to Lakota’s switch into our new league (SBC), the ticket prices for SBC football games are $6.

The game on 10/21 vs SJCC will have this change.

Again, adult and senior/student prices will be $6.


PSAT Information…

Attention Juniors!!  (And Sophomores!)

THE PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016

This is an optional test and will be administered during the regular school day at Lakota High School.  The test measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.  The administration of the test will take most of the morning, beginning at 8:00 A.M.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the 2016 National Merit Program.  This program awards approximately 8,000 Merit Scholarships throughout the nation. 

Students who are planning to attend a two or four year college are encouraged to participate. Additionally, the test will serve as excellent preparation for those students planning to take the SAT. ADDITIONAL EXPLANATORY MATERIALS AND A PRACTICE TEST ARE AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT GUIDE NEWSPAPER. This information will be provided to students who register to take the test.

For more information:  PSAT Registration Information


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 have switched the provider of our instant alerts. We are using a company called School Messenger. They have many exciting features that were not available with our previous provider.

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 infocenter.schoolmessenger.com 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.

Jon Detwiler

Click the following link to add or change your current email address:  https://goo.gl/forms/0KYY9hpdXYIMt4PP2

Information Sheet:  Infocenter Introduction 


Athletic News…

Lakota Athletic Schedule Cards can be found in the high school office, middle school office, and board office. Stop by during school hours and pick one up.
 (Click to enlarge)
Lakota Season Passes are being sold in the high school office. Season Passes take care of admission to all of Lakota’s Home Events (HS and JH) for the entire 2016-2017 school year (excluding state tournament run events, and XC Invite).
Student – $50
Senior – $50 (63 years of age minimum)
Adult – $100
Family – $250 (Parents and children currently attending Lakota Local Schools. Best for families of 4 or more.)
Thank you!


Guidance Information…

IMPORTANT!  Attention 7th-12th parents and students:  Please follow the attached directions to sign up for guidance information from Mrs. Slotterbeck.  

Guidance Remind


Yearbook and Picture News…

Many past yearbooks are available.  Please contact Mrs. Velasquez by email for more information.


Community Weight Room

The Community Weight Room is open to the public for adults living in the district.  The weight room will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  Beginning November 14th, the weight room will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  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.



Trees, Cat’s Meow Replicas, Legacy Bricks, and Lakota Spirit Wear…

Cat’s Meow: Building Replicas are available.  For more information… Cats Meow Building Replicas.  

Memorial/Honor Bricks for “Legacy Lane”: Please return the order form and payment to the Board Office, 5200 County Road 13, Kansas, OH  44841.

Memorial Brick

Spirit Wear: Lakota Gear is available.  For more information, please see the “Athletic Boosters” page under the “High School” tab.

Spirit Wear Designs and Order Form

Tree Donations:

Donate a Tree


Window Decals, Yard Signs, and Cookbooks

Lakota Music Boosters has several items available for purchase:    

Lakota Community Cookbooks — $12 each or 2 for $20

Lakota Window Decals — $6 each

Lakota Pride Yard Signs — $10 each

These are available by contacting Mrs. Brower at the school.  All checks can be made payable to the Lakota Music Boosters.



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