Mini Cheer…

Cheer Clinic Makeup Date… Wednesday, February 20th.  

Mini-cheerleaders should be at the school by 4:50. (Please park in the front and walk your child/children to the auditeria.) We will practice until 5:50 and perform at 6:30. Parents may watch the practice. The children will have a chance to change into their t-shirts/tutus. They should come with tennis shoes and leggings or jeans. At 5:50, the mini-cheerleaders will join the cheerleaders in the main gym. The parents can sit where they would like for the game. There will be someone collecting admission as you enter the main gym. 


Varsity Tournament Information…

Varsity Girls Basketball: Feb. 19th @ Fremont Ross vs. New Riegel, 6:15 pm
Varsity Boys Basketball: Feb. 26th @ Hopewell vs. Oak Harbor, 8:00 pm 
Wrestling: Feb. 22 @ Van Buren, 6:00 pm & Feb 23 @ Van Buren, 10:00 am
Wrestling Districts: March 1st and 2nd @ Lakota

Lakota Elementary Receives Momentum Award!

Congratulations Lakota Elementary Students and Staff for receiving the Momentum Award!

Here is the message from State Board of Education President Tess Elshoff:

I’m pleased to let you know Ohio’s State Board of Education has granted your school a 2017-2018 Momentum Award. Now in its fourth year, the Momentum Award is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that received A’s on every Value-Added measure included on the Ohio School Report Cards.

As a Momentum Award winner, your school’s report card shows your school is committed to its students’ success by ensuring students exceeded the growth expectations in English language arts and mathematics. I also congratulate you on recruiting and motivating the high-quality leaders and staff needed to make this happen.

Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, is the state’s plan to ensure each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 education. Our mission is to prepare students for a future that has yet to be written. Many consider this to be a daunting endeavor. Your education team, however, has clearly embraced this challenge.

I want you to know how much we appreciate your leadership and the dedication your team has to providing a high-quality experience for all students.

Thank you for all you do for the students and families you serve.


Tess Elshoff

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 please contact your child’s school office.

Kindergarten 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 4, 2019 and Friday, April 5, 2019.

Please indicate your preferred time on the form below and return to the Elementary Office by February 25, 2019. Every effort will be made to schedule the time you have requested. A letter including your appointment time will be mailed to your home shortly.

The Free and Reduced Lunch Application is Now Online…

News from the Lakhi Cafe:
We are pleased to announce that we now accept free and reduced applications online. Please go to the parent section (on the right side of the home page) to register and fill out application. There is also a tutorial for further instruction. Please note that the application will ask for the student’s 9 digit ID#. If you use PaySchoolsCentral, this is a separate website. For any questions or assistance call Michelle Guzman at 416-986-6628 or email

Help Us Recycle!

Once again, the Lakota Schools will be collecting markers for recycling as part of the Crayola ColorCycle program.  Last year, we collected over 3,000 markers!  This amount helped create 10 gallons of fuel and kept the plastic out of the landfills.  Our collection drive will start on September 4th and run through the end of the school year.  All forms and brands of markers will be accepted – including dry erase, permanent, and highlighters.  Please send in your old markers with your child or drop off at your building’s office.  We will have collection bins located throughout the buildings.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melissa Renfro at

Thank you for your help!

Community Weight Room…

The Community Weight Room will be open to the public, for adults living in the district, beginning on September 4, 2018.  The hours of operation will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 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.