Students Take Center Stage at State of the Schools

March 13: Students Take Center Stage at State of the Schools
Posted on 03/11/2019
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State of the Schools video screenshot“Students tell our story best,” said Lakota Superintendent Matthew Miller.

That’s why students will take center stage at Lakota’s second annual “State of the Schools,” happening next Wednesday, March 13. Together with Miller and other staff, students will help share evidence of Lakota’s progress toward a more personalized, future ready K-12 experience for all students.


“The event is as much as a chance to share information about our schools as it is a celebration of all the hard work our students and staff put in every day,” Miller said. “I encourage students, staff, parents, and residents to attend. It’s a great way to get a lot of information all at once and to see firsthand all the learning happening district-wide.”


From new innovative learning spaces to community engagement and business partnerships, the full program will cover a range of current examples and future plans supporting the district’s recently approved strategic plan. Speakers include:  

Amber Szpak (Junior, Career Readiness Academy) Moriah Walker (teacher, Liberty Junior) and Emily Fuller (7th grade, Liberty Junior) Alyssa Longworth (senior, Lakota East) and Amitoj Kaur (senior, Lakota West) Kevin Keen (teacher, Lakota East) Lora Broz (freshman, Lakota West) and Grace Phair (senior, Lakota East) Samuel Dragon (6th grade, Endeavor) Reese Anzalone and Brendan Murphy (8th grade, Plains Junior)  

New this year is a school showcase immediately preceding the program. Every school will be sharing a program or activity that defines the student experience there. Stop by each school’s booth to hear from students and staff about what’s happening in our schools.


Lakota will also premiere the first installation in a new video series to be released throughout the remainder of the school year. Click here to view a teaser of the “WE are Here for You” video featuring students and staff from every Lakota school.


Plan to attend the student showcase at 6:15 and stay for the “State of the Schools” program beginning at 7 p.m. The event will take place on Main Street at Lakota East High School, located at 6840 Lakota Lane.