Makeup Days…

Lakota Schools will be in session on Thursday, April 13 and Monday, April 17.  We will NOT have school on Friday, April 14.


Shrek, the Musical…

Lakota High School and Middle School students will be presenting the spring musical “Shrek the Musical” on March 31st and April 1st  at 7:30 p.m. and on April 2nd at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditeria at Lakota. The cost of the tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students (K-12) and senior citizens. Tickets are now available for purchase. You can also purchase these from any cast member, the HS office or from Mrs. Stephanie Brower. Tickets will also be available at the door.  If you have any questions or would like to help out in any way, please contact Mrs. Brower.


Art Workshop…

The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a children’s Easter Art workshop at our office at 125 So. Main St., on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  

This free workshop under the direction of Ms Cheryl Graves is for children grades first through fifth.  A variety of Easter items will be made to take home.  For more information or reservations (space is limited) … please call Ms. Graves at 419-435-7474.

A Geary Family Foundation grant makes this workshop possible!


Kindergarten Registration…

If you have a child who will be 5 years of age before August 1st of this year, he/she is eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Kindergarten registration will be held at the Risingsun First Church of God, 2968 US 23, Risingsun on Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Friday, April 28, 2017.  Please indicate your preferred time on the form below and return to the Elementary Office by March 13, 2017.  Every effort will be made to schedule the time you have requested.  A letter including your appointment time will be mailed to your home.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form



Lakota Elementary Receives 2016 Momentum Award…

Lakota Elementary has been awarded the Momentum Award for 2016!

The Momentum Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.

Congratulations to the teachers, staff, parents, and students for making this happen!

Momentum Award Image

Ohio Department of Education Momentum Award Winners


Free Community Computer Classes…

Lakota Local Schools will be offering computer classes to community members who live in our district.  Judy Tucker, NWOET Associate Director of Professional Development, will be here to help with any computer issues you might be having.  The classes will be held in the East Computer Lab.  Each class will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Dates scheduled are:  October 19, November 16, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17These classes are free of charge.  If you need more information, please email Judy Tucker at


**Note:  The February class has been rescheduled for Feb.  22 at 3-6 pm.




School Messenger for Alerts…


Dear Parents/Guardians of Lakota Local Schools,

We believe it is important to communicate with our families.  One way we do that is with our instant message system. We have switched the provider of our instant alerts. We are using a company called School Messenger. They have many exciting features that were not available with our previous provider.

The phone numbers and emails that will be used initially are the contacts listed in our student information system. If you would like to be able to change how you are contacted we will need a current email address in our system. Please send your current email address using the link provided and we will enter that into our student information system. Once your address is in you will be able to go to and create an account that will allow you to add numbers and addresses to your profile. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school office.

Jon Detwiler

Click the following link to add or change your current email address:

Information Sheet:  Infocenter Introduction