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June 6, 2024

Dear Lakewood Schools Families,

As we close another school year, I wanted to acknowledge and celebrate some of our students’ achievements from these last few weeks of the year.

Let me start by saying congratulations to the 136 graduates of the Class of 2024! Commencement was a fantastic event and these seniors accomplished great things (see below). During Commencement, I talked about being a person of good in someone else’s life and have to say this Lakewood Class of 2024 has a good start on this lesson. Their service as a class or through National Honor Society, Student Council, or other clubs is admirable.

LHS Class of 2024 Infographic_FINAL


For the rest of our District’s students, the last nine weeks of school was a time to finish strong and look forward to new opportunities. We had new inductees to National Honor Society at LHS and National Junior Honor Society at LMS. High school student Reece Wellman was selected to attend the 2023-24 Ohio Supercomputer Summer Institute, a program where gifted high school students learn through project-based, hands-on experiences. Reece is the first LHS student to be chosen for this program! Jackson Intermediate was awarded the Ohio Department of Education’s Momentum Award – given to schools who are experiencing exceptional growth and achievement! Volunteers from across the county collaborated with LMS teachers, LHS students and the Lakewood Education Foundation to conduct another Reality Store event, which provides a financial literacy experience for our 7th and 8th-grade students. Lakewood athletes and their families helped members of the American Legion in Hebron place flags at veterans’ graves at four local cemeteries in our district. And we conducted many activities to honor our administrators, teachers, bus drivers, etc. in this last month of the school year.

In addition to their everyday classroom success, our students have achieved great extracurricular success outside of school. Our Lancer Marching Band performed at Disney World's Magic Kingdom at the end of March – what an unforgettable experience! The LHS spring musical, Anastasia, was a huge hit, and bravo to our LMS drama and choir classes on their performance of Disney Newsies Jr.! On May 5, the LHS Spring Choir & Band put on an amazing concert. Also, the LMS 7th & 8th Grade Choir & Band and the 5th & 6th Grade Choir & Band gave us great performances mid-month.

Congratulations are due to our athletic successes from the Spring…runner Isaiah Mitchell placed 10th in the 100M Dash at the OHSAA Division II Region 6 Meet! He got to Regionals in both the 100M and 200M Dash and he set another new school record for the 200M with a time of 22.33 at Districts! At the LCL Championships, the Boys team finished 4th and the Girls finished 5th. Some highlights were: Isaiah Mitchell – 100M and 200M CHAMPION; Nolan Moore – 110M Hurdles and 300M Hurdles Runner Up; Cadence McNichols, Isaiah Mitchell, Nolan Moore, Matthew Keller - 4x100M Relay Runner Up; Jaylie Maas - High Jump CHAMPION; and Maggie Taylor – 3200M Runner Up.

Last but not least, we have been delivering on our Strategic Planning process. You will see those updates in our next District Newsletter.

Thank you for your staunch support of our Lakewood Lancer students, staff members, and programs throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Have a great Summer and we will see you back in the Fall!

It’s Lancer Time!


Dr. Mark Gleichauf, Superintendent

Reimagining education, instilling community pride, inspiring future success.

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