Lakota Shout-Outs: Dec. 6 Edition

Lakota Shout-Outs: Dec. 6 Edition
Posted on 12/09/2019
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West Marching Band Makes History at National Bands of America

For the first time in its history, the Lakota West Marching Band advanced to Semi-Finals at the Bands of America National Championship in Indianapolis, where they competed against more than 90 bands representing 20 states.

The historic advancement placed the Firebirds among the top 30 marching bands in the nation. Congratulations to the Lakota West Marching Band on an incredible season. Click here to view photos from the year’s events and competitions.  


Lakota Students Take Home Top Prizes in Math Competition

Lakota East hosted a national tournament through Perennial Math on Nov. 16; over 55 schools participated with over 250 mathletes competing. Lakota students took home many of the top prizes. Congratulations to these mathletes!

Freedom Elementary

Third Grade
3rd Place: Garnet Magnuson

Fourth Grade
1st Place: Carson Criswell

Fifth Grade
2nd Place: Abby Kipp (tie)
3rd Place: Owen Schindler
2nd Place Team: Tima Kholodov, Samira Zaynitdinova, Abby Kipp, Owen Schindler, Trevor Kaszubski (tie)

Sixth Grade
1st Place: Youngwoo Choi (tie)
2nd Place Team: Banjot Kaur, Youngwoo Choi, Ben Ward, Lilly Duhaime, Ivan Ashford (tie)

Independence Elementary

Third Grade
1st Place: Marielle Rose (tie)
2nd Place Team: Pierce Bikoko, Jackson Springmyer, Marielle Rose, Jackson Snyder

Fourth Grade
1st Place: Daniel Coons (tie)
3rd Place: Nathan Lee (tie)
3rd Place Team: Nile Knutson, Nathan Lee, Daniel Coons, Dale Damon

Sixth Grade
1st Place: Isaac Baumgarte (tie)
3rd Place: Aaron McClain and Christian Coons (tie)
1st Place Team: Christian Coons, Carter Ott, Isaac Baumgarte, Sam Greer, Aaron McClain
3rd Place Team: Keir Nyamsi, Varun Das, Jason Wissel, Michael Warburton


Woodland Elementary

Third Grade
2nd Place: Jasper Kiessling
3rd Place: Leo Panyko
1st Place Team: Eli Brandis, Adam Mansfield, Bradley Dusina, Leo Panyko, Alex Puddu

Fifth Grade
3rd Place Team: Sydney Allen, Leah Blackburn, Graham Kidd, Reina Ryan, Audrey Steinke

Sixth Grade
2nd Place: Jack Doyle


Lakota Staff Give $25K through Casual for a Cause

Lakota’s annual staff giving campaign, “Casual for a Cause,” amounted to nearly $25,000 in donations this year. The contributions will be divided evenly among five community partners, including the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty, the Community Foundation of West Chester Liberty, Edge Teen Center, Reach Out Lakota and Caring Community Collaborative. 

“Casual for a Cause” is Lakota’s approach to turning the tradition of casual Fridays into an overwhelming display – at every one of our buildings – of our staff’s commitment to giving back to our community. Since its inception three years ago, Lakota staff have donated more than $68,000 to local causes.