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.  Those wishing to participate in this program may complete the Open Enrollment Form below.  Applicants must provide proof of residency, such as a utility bill.

Open Enrollment Form (Open from April 1st to April 30th)

See additional enrollment information here:  Enrollment/Registration Page

Tickets for “South Pacific” Musical…

Lakota High School will be presenting “South Pacific” on Friday, March 29th – Sunday, March 31st in the Auditeria.  Times for the musical are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2:30 pm.  Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students (K-12).  Tickets will be available to purchase from Mrs. Brower, Musical Director (419-986-6620 ext. 3416), and the High School Office (419-986-6620), or from any cast member.


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 March 22, 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.

You may send the form to the address at the top of the website, email the completed form to sfreeborn (, or send it to school with an older sibling.  

First Grade Program Information

The first grade students will be presenting their music program, “Lemonade,” on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditeria. Students will meet Mrs. Sandrock in the Auditeria at 6:40 p.m. and be taken to a room to prepare for the program. 

Please see the Parent Letter for more information.

Lemonade Parent Letter

Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook

The Lakota high school 2018-2019 Yearbook is available for pre-sale.
The books can be pre-ordered from now until Friday, May 24th.

To pay by credit or debit, log onto our secure website:
Your order number is 13819.
To pay with cash or check, fill out a form and return with payment to Miss Holbrook.

Also, if you need additional forms see Miss Holbrook in the art room (355).

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.

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 419-986-6628 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.