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K-5 Summer School a Success

Learning doesn't stop in the summer, just ask our nearly 100 elementary students who recently finished five weeks engaged in our free elementary math and literacy skills camps. These young learners sharpened their math and reading skills and our creative teachers added in some fun STEM and Olympic-themed projects, too! The District offers these summer sessions for free for parents who may want to have their child brush up on their skills to stay sharp for the fall.

Garfield Teacher Next Harding Asst. Principal

The Lakewood Board of Education at its meeting July 15 approved Garfield Middle School teacher Hadeel Nimeh as the next assistant principal of Harding Middle School, replacing Trina Poole. Nimeh had four years of teaching experience when Lakewood City Schools hired her as a language arts teacher in 2021 and since has been an integral part of the 7th grade instructional team at Garfield.

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District Joins New Athletic Conference

Today marks a significant milestone in Lakewood and Northeast Ohio high school athletics as the Cleveland West Conference is officially established. The Cleveland West Conference will be comprised of seven school districts, including eight high schools and 10 middle schools in the Greater Cleveland area. Dedicated to promoting sportsmanship, competition, and community, the conference offers a platform for student-athletes to excel both on and off the field.

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Treasurer Explains Reappraisal Process

The District has received questions regarding the 2024 reappraisal process and how it impacts the schools. This brief explanation is provided to help the public better understand the process.
Property value is determined by the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer. This is done through a reappraisal every six years, an update every three years and an inspection of any additions or modifications to a property on an annual basis. As the cost of groceries, automobiles, and clothing increases with inflation, so does the value of real property.

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Students Honored in NYT Photo Contest

Lakewood High students had an impressive showing in the recent New York Times "Where We Are" Teen Photo Essay Contest. Participants were asked to document an interesting local community through photographs and interviews, then create a compelling photo essay. The Times received 528 entries, with categories for Winners, Runners-Up, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists. Click on Read More to see which LHS students were honored.

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