Lakewood Families, Staff, Students & Community,
to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to see returning families and
students. For those who are new to Lakewood, welcome and I look forward to
the summer, we have continued renovating unused space at the high school that had been the old
industrial arts lab and most recently used for storage to create an innovative
learning center. It will have equipment for research, design, prototyping, and fabrication.
The innovation center will enrich our STEM offerings, as we have added several engineering courses at the high school and have added a “Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology” career pathway. Students will have access to equipment, such as CAD software, 3D printing, CNC machine, laser engraver and many other tools and resources for their projects. This area will be accessible to all students and teachers to enhance academic projects.
We are also excited to introduce our new strategic plan, focusing on four specific goal areas to help guide district decisions. They include:
- Communication and Trust- At Lakewood, we build trust one interaction at a time.
- Social Emotional Well-Being- Lakewood promotes a culture where all are physically and emotionally safe, by building relationships with our students, staff and their families.
- Teaching and Learning- Lakewood invests in our staff by providing the tools and resources necessary to achieve high standards of excellence to reach every learner at every level.
- Facilities and Learning Environments-
Lakewood creates a modern learning environment that adapts to our population
and supports our highly qualified staff, providing a culture and climate to
foster student achievement in all areas while maintaining financial
A new elementary school building continues to be a pressing issue in the district so families will see an updated bond levy for a new building on the ballot this fall. We will also have a renewal operating levy that will not increase taxes.
have an exciting school year planned and we cannot wait to share it with you.
Thank you for your continued support of Lakewood.