Kindergarten Registration Information

If you have a child who will be five 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 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 and Friday, April 3, 2020.  Please complete the Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form and return it to the Elementary Office by March 2, 2020.

Please also visit Final Forms and complete the required online registration prior to your appointment.  Online registration is now open.

For more information and the Pre-Registration Form, please see the document below.

**Note:  Preschool registration does not use FinalForms and is a separate process that will be shared with parents and community members soon. Registering your preschooler using the above link will not register them in the district for preschool.

Washington DC Meeting Rescheduled

The Washington DC Meeting for 7th grade parents will now be held on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm in the auditeria. 

IMPORTANT!! Washington D.C. Trip – Informational Meeting

What:  There will be an informational meeting to discuss the 8th Grade trip at the end of October with current 7th graders.  Please plan on attending.

When:  Tuesday, February  18th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Auditeria

This meeting should last about 20-30 minutes.  We will discuss the itinerary, payment, trip guidelines, and answer any questions for the Washington D.C. trip in the fall.  If you are unable to make it, please feel free to contact us. 

Mrs. Lisa Henry – 5th Social Studies

Mrs. Valerie Linkey – 6th Social Studies

Email:  lhenry or vlinkey (


HS Parent/Teacher Conferences

All high school parents and guardians are invited to parent/teacher conferences February 20 from 3:00 PM to 6:40 PM.  All conferences are an open format, with no appointments.  The conferences are for high school students only.


We have a limited number of spots open for children to attend our preschool program.  This year’s preschool will be full day preschool, 2 days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). The cost is $125.00 per month.   If you are interested in your son/daughter attending our preschool please complete the online enrollment on the district webpage.

This enrollment will be available from February 20th at 8 a.m. until March 20th at 8 a.m..  Enrollment does not guarantee your child a spot. Priority admission will be given to Lakota residents, and students who are eligible for kindergarten the following year (2021-22). Proof of residency may be requested. Notifications will be mailed on April 15th and information packets will need to be turned back  in by May 6th.


For the love of Art…

High school students Racquelle Kirian, Mariah Chaney, Addisyn Marshall, Kyleigh Dull, Noah Dull, Kendra Mcdole, Alyssa Duvall, Grace Swaisgood, Reilly Cozette , Madison Powell, and Mariah Woodruff will be exhibiting artwork in the “For the love of Art” show in Pemberville Ohio.  The show is held at the Pemberville Opera House and runs Saturdays February 8th & 15th from 10-4, Sundays February 9th and 16th from 12-4, and Monday February 17th from 10-4.

Come out and support our artists!   

High School Yearbooks Available for Pre-Sale…

The Lakota 2019-2020 Yearbook is available for pre-sale.

The books can be pre-ordered from now until Friday, May 22nd.

To order online (with a credit or debit card), log on to our secure website:  Order # 13819.
To pay with cash or check, fill out a form and return with payment to Miss Holbrook.

Yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve



Order Your K-8 Yearbook…

Reserve your yearbook today!

We have been working hard to make this year’s Lakota Elementary/Middle School yearbook.

Each page is filled with friends, photos and fun memories!

Order your child’s copy today at using your school’s Yearbook ID Code: 2363720.  Forms will also be sent home with elementary and middle school students.

Community Weight Room

The weight room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for community use.

Scheduling an Activity and/or Using Lakota Facilities…

We have now gone paperless for scheduling an activity/use of the facility.  Please do not use the paper copies anymore.  The link is under 3 different locations on our website.  It is under teacher/staff, and Facilities on the right hand side of the web page.  It is also under staff – activity/fundraiser forms.  Please click on the link and fill out the form and then hit submit.  You will receive confirmation through email once the process has been completed.  

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.

Help Us Recycle!

Once again, the Lakota Schools will be collecting markers for recycling as part of the Crayola ColorCycle program.  In the past two years, we as a district have sent in over 7,000 markers to be recycled!  That is 7,000 we have kept out of our landfills!  Our collection drive will 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!