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    Celebrating the Lakota Class of 2017
    Celebrating the Lakota Class of 2017
    Posted on 4/28/2017
    Graduation ceremonies for Lakota's Class of 2017 will take place at Xavier's Cintas Center. Lakota East's ceremony is on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.; Lakota West will hold their event the next evening, May 19 at 8 p.m. Following tradition, each school’s valedictorian and salutatorian will have an opportunity to address their peers, family and friends in attendance.
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    VanGorden Partners with Junior Achievement to Share Lessons on Entrepreneurship
    VanGorden Partners with Junior Achievement to Share Lessons on Entrepreneurship
    Posted on 4/26/2017
    Junior Achievement (JA) works with Lakota on a number of programs to help promote business education – everything from coordinating job shadowing field trips for junior high students to teaching classroom lessons on economics and business concepts to elementary students. This year, all VanGorden Elementary fourth-graders get to participate in a five-week program on entrepreneurship. Volunteers from JA visit for an hour once a week, sharing their workforce experience and presenting the lessons and activities prepared by Junior Achievement.
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    New Program at Cherokee Focuses on Building Community, Boys' Leadership Skills
    New Program at Cherokee Focuses on Building Community, Boys' Leadership Skills
    Posted on 4/25/2017
    According to Cherokee Elementary Counselor Audrey Young, the “three H’s” form a solid foundation for young males. Through a new program designed for 4-6 grade boys, she says, “We focus on heart, humility and honesty, helping these students understand their relationships with others and their own selves.”
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    Parents, Community Invited to Lakota's New Parade of Graduates
    Parents, Community Invited to Lakota's New Parade of Graduates
    Posted on 4/24/2017
    Imagine a procession of graduating seniors, dressed in their caps and gowns, parading past cheering elementary-aged students who are lining the halls of their school. On Monday, May 15, that is exactly what will take place in each Lakota elementary building.
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    East Freshman Students Hone Philanthropy Skills Through Magnified Giving
    East Freshman Students Hone Philanthropy Skills Through Magnified Giving
    Posted on 4/21/2017
    How do you choose? How can you select one out of the many worthwhile causes to support? “We all have limited resources, so part of the process of donating your time and financial support is learning how to select where to allocate your gifts,” explains Heather Campbell-Liberman, teacher at Lakota East Freshman. That’s why she incorporates a charity research project into her class.
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    West Choir Wins $1000, Featured in Car Commercials
    West Choir Wins $1000, Featured in Car Commercials
    Posted on 4/21/2017
    Lakota West's choir recently accepted a $1,000 check from Jake Sweeney Automotive in recognition of their winning the company's 100 year jingle contest. In addition to the donation, which will be used to support the school's performing arts groups, the choir is being featured on radio and TV advertisements for the car dealership.
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    After Prom Previews Open to the Community
    After Prom Previews Open to the Community
    Posted on 4/19/2017
    If you haven’t been to a Lakota After Prom Preview before, make it a point to do it this year. Lakota East’s theme is “Road Trip” and the school’s Main Street will be transformed with city skylines, campsites, and even the Golden Gate Bridge! Lakota West will become one giant carnival, complete with boardwalk games, jugglers, carnival food and more.
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    Community Partners Help Independence Elementary Celebrate Character and Career Day
    Community Partners Help Independence Elementary Celebrate Character and Career Day
    Posted on 4/12/2017
    This year, Independence put a new twist on its character education program and 32 community partners volunteered to help.
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    Lakota Welcomes SanMar to Business Internship Program
    Lakota Welcomes SanMar to Business Internship Program
    Posted on 4/07/2017
    Lakota Local Schools is proud to welcome SanMar Corporation as the newest member of its business internship program, adding to its growing portfolio of high school student internships. This brings the district’s total count to 19 local businesses supporting career exploration and regional workforce development among Lakota high school students.
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Photo of students on Scientific Touch Lego TeamCherokee third graders create prosthetic handStudents show appreciation for school boardVolley for the CureStudents recognized for Model UN workWoodland students recognized by the school boardErin Aulfinger recognized by the board

Members of the "Scientific Touch" team were honored by the Board for their skyscraper window reflection system that qualified them for the First Lego League World Tournament.

The School Board recognized Cherokee third-graders for creating a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer for a child in need.

At the Jan. 23 school board meeting, students read their letters expressing appreciation for the service of Lakota’s five Board of Education members.

Lakota East & West students were recognized by the board for this year's breast cancer research and awareness events that raised an amazing $150,000.

Lakota East junior John Ferguson and senior Sarah Aftab were recognized at a board meeting for their leadership roles in the Model United Nations group.

Woodland Elementary's Meredith Brown and Madison Price were commended by the School Board for leading a community service toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital.

At the Dec. 12 school board meeting, Lakota East's Erin Aulfinger was congratulated for publishing a book on self-esteem issues and distributing it to Lakota sixth-graders.

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