April 20, 2017
The deadline for the West Chester & Liberty Township Internship has been extended. If you’re interested in government or politics, go online and fill out an application and turn in to room 251.
Bonjour! The French Club will be having a meeting next Thursday, April 27th in Room 227 at the Main Campus from 2:45-3:45. Please join us for food and fun. Hope to see you there!
The Spanish Club will meet Monday, April 24th after school in room 230. We will celebrate our new inductees into the National Spanish Honor Society with cupcakes and chips and salsa!
Over Spring Break 30 Lakota East Photography Students competed in the 30th Annual Montgomery Photo Contest. A special congratulations to Elizabeth Cutler, Spencer Kenney and Lauren Wilson for bringing home top honors in the Montgomery Photo Contest!
Latin Club is celebrating the birthday of Rome with a Roman Apple Cake Bake on Monday, April 24th, at 2:45 in room 188. Sign up with your local Latin teacher.
Attention all seniors, this is the last week to sign up for Powderpuff Football. If you are interested and have not signed up yet, make sure to go to the front office and sign up by 2:50 pm this Friday.
April 18, 2017
Attention Seniors: Nominate
a teacher for the Excellence in Education Award. Information is in both
the Guidance Office and Administrative Office. It is a great way to
recognize and thank a teacher at East who has impacted your life.
Attention Seniors! Are you looking for a way to contribute to the legacy of the class of 2017? Here are two opportunities to get involved:
We are looking for Seniors to represent the class of 2017 as the Graduation Committee. To find out more information, please come to the meeting April 25th, after school in room 113. One Senior will be selected to deliver the at-large speech at graduation. The speech should be around 3-4 minutes and should reflect on your time at East, both individually and as a class. Auditions will be held Tuesday Morning, April 25th. Please bring 5 copies of your speech to the audition. Follow the link on Twitter or the Lakota East homepage to sign up for an audition time. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dennis or Mrs. Schneider.
Attention Current AP Students: If you are signed up to take an AP Test this year, you must attend your scheduled AP Pre-Administration Session—sessions are mandatory. Schedules were distributed last Thursday and all sessions will be held in the Study Hall room. Students who did not receive a schedule prior to Spring Break due to being absent should receive their schedule during 4th bell today. Please see your AP teacher or Ms. Kohler in the Guidance Office with any questions.
Attention all student athletes who will be participating at the collegiate level next season: The spring Athletic Signing Banquet will be held on April 26, 2017 at 7:30 am in the Auxiliary gym. All students who participated in the November and February photo opportunities are required to attend this event to recognize their accomplishments. Attention, any student who did not participate in the November or February events, this event is open to you. Please pick up the information in the Athletic Office – Reservations are due by 4/24/17.
Oh, the places you will go Class of 2017! Please share your plans after graduation with us by providing a picture of yourself to the Main Office and complete the information card. We will then share it with everyone on Main Street in the showcase.
Applications for the West Chester Hospital Biomedical Internship are now available online or see Mrs. Deak in room 121. Applications are due Tuesday, April 25th. See Mrs. Deak if you have questions or need additional information.
It’s time for the second annual Talent Show, Last Hawk Standing! The show is next Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 in the auditorium. Tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow, $5 presale and $7 at the door. Come see contestants battle it out to be the Last Hawk Standing!
There are some very exciting summer internship opportunities for all current sophomores and juniors. If you are interested in business, these hands on experiences are for you. ProSource is offering an internship in sales, finance or information technology. Various Views is offering an exciting experience in the field of Marketing. Applications can be found online at www.lakotaonline.com. Click on the Learning Link and then Internship Program. All applications should be turned in to Mr. Lehman in Room 210 between 4-6 periods or immediately after school by April 25th for ProSource and May 2nd for Various Views.
April 3, 2017
The Science Olympiad Team traveled to Columbus this weekend to compete with the best academic schools in Ohio.
Finishing in the top half in the final standings, the highlight was
Emma Stiefel & Paige Bentley finishing second in their event!
Congratulations Science Olympians!
Please get on Naviance and vote for your prom court!! Last day is today!
Prom committee meets today after school in café annex!
A quick reminder that Prom and After Prom tickets will be sold at school Thursday morning, April 6th. The ticket prices are as follows: Prom only: $40.00 After Prom only: $20.00 Prom and After Prom: $50. Ticket prices go up after this Friday.
Applications for the West Chester Hospital Biomedical Internship are now available online or see Mrs. Deak in room 121. Applications are due April 25th. See Mrs. Deak if you have questions or need additional information
March 31, 2017
Congratulations to the Spark staff for earning their TENTH consecutive Gold Crown National Rating from
the Columbia Scholastic Press association in New York City. Only 14
high school news publications received Gold Crown awards at the
convention in March. Six issues of the publication are scrutinized by a
judging panel of national experts over a three-week period.
Earlier this year the LEHS Science Olympiad competed in the SW Ohio Competition. A second place finish qualified them to compete in the State Finals tomorrow. Come to room 266 after school to give them a sendoff and celebrate their success!
Congratulations to Spark Co-Chief Editor Emma Stiefel, who was named the 2017 Ohio JEA Journalist of the Year during the OSMA State conference at Kent State University last weekend. With a print and electronic portfolio that the JEA Ohio Director called “head and shoulders above the competition,” Emma is now in the running for the National Journalist of the Year scholarship to be announced in mid-April at the National convention in Seattle. Stiefel is the tenth Spark editor to win the award since 1999.
Decisions are in! Check outside the theater or on the Spark’s Twitter to see who made the cut for this year’s talent show.
Are you a junior or a sophomore? Are you interested in exploring a variety of biomedical opportunities in the healthcare field? If so, apply for our Atrium Medical Center internship this summer. Deadline for applications is April 24th. If you have any questions, please visit our Internship Website or see Ms. Toman in room 151.
March 29, 2017
Interested in a Banking and Financial Services internship?
Valley Central Bank and Emery Federal Credit Union are both looking
for high school summer interns. Applications are available in the main
office - Applications for Valley Central Bank due April 18th and Emery
Federal Credit Union due May 1st.
Seniors – PTSO scholarship applications are due March 31st. Applications are available on Naviance or in the Guidance Office.
Seniors – Remember to bring in copies of your scholarship offers by Friday April 7th. A copy of the letter from the awarding college or organization should be turned in to the Guidance Office to be acknowledged in the Awards and Graduation programs.
March 27, 2017
Juniors and Seniors – Naviance is now open for voting for prom court.
Prom Tickets will go on sale April 3 at a discounted rate during lunch time only. Please make sure you have your student ID to purchase tickets. If you are bringing a guest from another school, please make sure you pick up a yellow guest form in the administrative or front office. No guests over 20 years old.
March 23, 2017
Attention, all Latin Club members! Your favorite event is back! Join us in the cafeteria after school on Monday, March 27, for our annual ping-ping tournament. To participate, sign up with your friendly neighborhood Latin teacher.
Attention all Juniors and Sophomores: Parking passes for the 2017/18 school year are now available in the Main Office. Please fill out completely and return to Mrs. Jones along with a copy of your registration and driver’s license. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Payment will be due in August when you pick up your pass.
Come eat at Chick-fil-a tonight from 4-8PM! Operation Hawks is raising money for the March of Dimes. Please eat and raise money to help provide support and research for premature babies. Simply mention Lakota East when placing your order tonight between 4 and 8 PM. Thank you!
March 22, 2017
The next Restaurant Night is tomorrow, Thursday
night from 4-8, at the Chick-fil-a in VOA. Come out and support
Operation Hawks as we raise money for the March of Dimes!! All monies
raised will go to support care and research for premature babies. You
MUST mention Lakota East when you are placing your order!!
Pre-sale tickets for Relay for Life at the Underground go on sale today, and will be sold in all four lunches for the next week. Pre-sale tickets are $8.00, or $10.00 at the door. There will be live music from three local bands, raffles, guest speakers, and a luminaria ceremony. 50% of all ticket sales will directly benefit Lakota East’s Relay for Life. Come out and support a tremendous cause!
Join the Model United Nations today after school in room 290 to discuss the famine in Somalia. See you there!
Bonjour! The French Club will be having a meeting next Thursday, March 23rd in room 227 at 2:45 at the main campus. Hope to see you there!
Attention all staff and students - A special shout this morning to Senior Hailey Roach and Junior Josh Knull for being named 2nd Team All GMC this season on the Lakota East Bowling Team. If you see Hailey or Josh, please congratulate them!
Did you miss the fantastic Thunderhawk Theater performance of Into the Woods last weekend? Well, you have another chance. There are three more shows coming up this week—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7pm. Student Ticket special for Thursday night only: $5 student tickets at the door, any school, with a student ID. Bring your friends and support the Thunderhawk Theater program!
March 20, 2017
Did you miss the fantastic Thunderhawk Theater performance of Into the Woods last weekend?
Well, you have another chance. There are three more shows coming up
this week—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7pm. Student Ticket
special for Thursday night only: $5 student tickets at the door, any
school, with a student ID. Bring your friends and support the
Thunderhawk Theater program!
There will be an Operation Hawks meeting this Wednesday after school in room 189 at main campus. See you there!
Prom Committee meeting after school today in the café annex.
Attention All Juniors! The East PTSO will be selling Camo pants and Camo bucket hats on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 22, 23, 24 and March 29, 30, & 31 on Main Street during all lunch hours. Pants are $40 and Hats are $10. Payment can be made by cash or check. Checks can be made out to Lakota East PTSO. Don't Miss Out!
Attention all Juniors and Sophomores… Parking Pass Applications are now available in the Front Office for the 2017/18 school year. We will only accept COMPLETE applications. Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to make copies of licenses and registrations. Payment is not due until pass is picked up in August.
March 15, 2017
Just as a reminder we are selling brownies today for our bake sale
and this is the last time for you to pre order Alex Sensel cookies.
Members of JSA will be visiting 4th period study halls to take orders
for the famous cookies.
The Art Department is pleased to announce that Lauren Wilson and Mackenzie Robinette have earned National Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017. Lauren and Mackenzie have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.
It is time for the second annual talent show, Last Hawk Standing. The auditions are next Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after school in the auxiliary gym. Signups will be outside the cafeteria during all lunches today through Thursday, March 23rd. The show will be on Tuesday, April 25th. Come compete for a prize and be the Last Hawk Standing.
March 14, 2017
Just a reminder, we are having a bake sale after school all week. Today
we will be selling normal as well as caramel brownies. We will be
continuing to take orders for Alex Sensel’s cookies, and will be
visiting 4th period study halls in the next couple of days to distribute
the link for the google form to reserve cookies. Also, This Thursday
is your chance to get involved in the issues that you care about the
most! Come check out our table on Main Street Thursday for Fight Apathy
Day, and show everyone what it is that you care about. Have a great day!
Seniors – PTSO scholarship applications are due March 31st. Applications are available on Naviance or in the Guidance Office.
Seniors – Remember to bring in copies of your scholarship offers by Friday April 7th. A copy of the letter from the awarding college or organization should be turned in to the Guidance Office to be acknowledged in the Awards and Graduation programs.
March 13, 2017
This week JSA will be hosting a bake sale after school to raise money for our spring convention.
We will be selling cookies and brownies Monday through Thursday this
week. Prices will be posted at the booth. On Friday, we will be selling
and delivering cookies made by THE Alex Sensel who graduated last year.
If you would like to pre-order some of Alex Sensel’s famous cookies,
please talk to the people at the JSA Bake Sale booth after school by
Congratulations to Danielle De LaCruz and Luke Villereal. Their artworks were selected among 1000’s of entries for the State level of the Ohio Governors Youth Arts Exhibition. Their artworks will be displayed at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower on April 23 in Columbus.
Congratulations to Jon Spaulding who placed 3rd in the State Wrestling Championships this past weekend. Jon won 4 matches. His only loss was a sudden victory overtime defeat to the eventual champion. Great job Jon!!
The Spanish Club is holding a fundraiser at El Rancho Nuevo on Monday, March 20th. A portion of all proceeds from customers who mention the LEHS Spanish Club will be donated to us. Additionally, we will be going there as a club after school the same day, Monday, March 20th. Members, please get a permission slip from your Spanish teacher to have signed by Monday.
Boys soccer players: There will be a player/parent meeting for anyone interested in trying out for boys soccer this Wednesday, March 15th 6:00PM in room 200 at the Main Campus.
March 10, 2017
Next week, there will be several changes to our schedule. Please plan for the following changes:
- There will be NO BLOCK DAYS next week. We will utilize a straight 6 schedule for the entire week
- On Thursday, March 16 all students currently enrolled in CP English 10, Honors English 10 and ALL JUNIORS will report to testing rooms at 8:05 for Test Prep and Pre-Test Administration. This is REQUIRED.
- Seniors NOT involved in OGT Testing next Thursday will have late arrival. 1st period will start at 9:45 am.
All of this information is posted to the Lakota East web-site. Thanks for your flexibility.
Mandatory Girls Tennis Meeting - April 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm in room 200 at Lakota East High School. All student athletes that are interested in trying out for the Junior Varsity or Varsity Girls Tennis Teams should plan to attend this meeting.
It’s almost time for Thunderhawk Theater’s spring musical production, Into the Woods! If you’re looking for an impressive date-night activity, or you just want to support your friends in the Fine Arts, come see the show! There will be six performances—March 17 and 18 at 7pm, March 19 at 2pm and again March 23, 24, and 25, all at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. Hope to see you there!
The Latin Club Ides of March party will take place Wednesday, March 15, at 2:45 in room 200. Sign up and beware the Ides of March!
March 6, 2017
“Kiss Me I’m a Hawk” T-shirts go on sale today during lunch. Shirts will be $10 each. Get one before St. Patrick’s Day!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SINGING THUNDERHAWKS! ALL
5 CHOIRS PERFORMED IN THIS WEEKENDS OMEA DISTRICT 13 ADJUDICATED EVENT
AT EATON H.S. ALL 5 CHOIRS RECEIVED SUPERIOR RATINGS AND QUALIFTY TO
PERFORM AT THE STATE LEVEL. WAY TO GO SINGING HAWKS!
This past Saturday, the Lakota East Science Olympiad team competed in the SW Ohio Regional tournament. Besting perennial powerhouses such as Walnut Hills, Wyoming, Sycamore, St X and country day, The Lakota East team finished second and also got an invitation to advance to the state tournament April 1! Congratulations to all of the Science Olympiad Team Members and Mr. Gleason for all his work with the team!
Congratulations to the Wrestling Team for placing 11th out of over 40 teams at the Southwest District Tournament. A special congratulations to Jon Spaulding who won the District Wrestling Championship this past weekend. Also, congratulations to Kemal Sarvalov who placed 5th to qualify as a district alternate. Jon and Kemal will be competing in the State Championships this week. Good luck guys!
Congratulations to Kiley Lovejoy and Lindsey Kluesener who competed in the OHSAA State Championships this weekend. Great job ladies!
It was a great weekend for the Lakota East indoor track team – 9th grader Serena Clarke finished 4th in the state for 60 meters and 5th in the state for the 200 meters. Sophomore, Kaylyn Heath finished 8th in the state for 60 meters. In addition, a huge congratulations to Dustin Horter who won his second State Title of the school year by capturing the Indoor 1600 meter championship in a time of 4 minutes 10 seconds! That is the fastest time in the country!!! Congratulations to Dustin, Kaylyn and Serena on a great weekend!
Congratulations to out to the members of our Concert Bands and Symphonic Winds. This past weekend at District OMEA Competition all five Bands earned SUPERIOR ratings, the highest rating overall. The Superior Rating qualifies them to participate in the OMEA State Event at the end of April! Congratulations also go out to Mr. Tanis and Mr. Engel for all their support.
We are honored to announce that 18 student’s artworks were selected to be judged at the state level of the Ohio Youth Governor’s Art Exhibition. These pieces were selected among the entire tristate area entries. Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication! Good luck to these students as they compete for a state title this weekend!
Attention Seniors! Procter and Gamble awards two scholarships for students planning to pursue a career in math and/or science. Preference is given towards those pursuing careers in engineering, math, physics, chemistry and related fields. Pick up applications from Mrs. Nelson in the Guidance Office. Applications are due Monday, March 20th by 2:45 PM. An interview will be scheduled for all finalists for Thursday, March 30th during XH.
March 3, 2017
“Kiss Me I’m a Hawk” T-shirts go on sale next week during lunch. Shirts will be $10 each. Get one before St. Patrick’s Day!
March 2, 2017
Attention all staff and students
– Tickets for the Boys Basketball Sectional Final Game on Saturday
versus Mason are on sale in the athletic department all day today and
tomorrow. The game will be played at Lakota West at 7:00 pm Saturday,
March 4th. Presale tickets are $6 and half of the money is returned to Lakota East! Please come out and support the Hawks!
Attention Students interested in taking Summer PE, Credit Recovery or Advanced Credit Courses: Lakota Summer School Registration is open now through April 7th. Students should register for all summer school classes using their EZ Pay accounts. Please visit the Lakota Secondary Summer School website or see your counselor for additional information.
All current AP students - AP Test registration forms are due no later than today Thursday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm in the Guidance Office.
March 1, 2017
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in Spring Track and Field. This meeting will be held at the main campus in the cafeteria March 3rd at 2:50 pm. Official practice starts March 6th at 3:30 at the Main campus on the track (weather permit). Any student wanting to compete must have an updated final forms account before you can practice.
The deadline for the Beacon Orthopedic internship is TODAY. Please turn in applications to Mr. Folta in room 119.
Any senior that got their picture taken with Lifetouch on Thursday, February 16th, please stop in the office to pick up your Student ID and pictures from Mrs. Jones.
Relay for Life will be having its monthly committee meeting today, March 1st after school in Room 200.
Attention Relay for Life Team Captains – the next team captain meeting for Relay will take place Thursday, March 2nd after school in Room 200.
Boys tennis tryouts are cancelled today. Tryouts will be Monday after school.
February 28, 2017
Yearbook Meeting is canceled for today. Please see remind for updated information.
The deadline for the Beacon Orthopedic internship is tomorrow, March 1st. See Mr. Folta for more info in room 119.
All current AP students - AP Test registration forms are due no later than this Thursday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm in the Guidance Office.
Best of luck to Adam New at the Southwest District Bowling Championships in Beavercreek tomorrow. Adam placed third with a three game series of 543 to qualify for the District Championships. Good Luck Adam!
Reminder to all seniors, Powderpuff Football signups are available in the front office! Come out and participate in the last East vs. west matchup of the year! It is $10 to play for girls and $10 to be a cheerleader for boys. The event will take place on Saturday, May 13th.
February 27, 2017
Interested in become a Lakota East Cheerleader??? If so, plan to attend the mandatory tryout meeting on Monday March 20th. The packet will be available on the East Athletic Webpage on Friday March 3rd. Please take the time to download the packet and get the details for tryouts. Tryouts will be held on March 27th – 29th. If you have questions prior to the meeting on March 20th contact Cheryl Davis at East Main Campus.
Congratulations to the wrestling team who placed 3rd at the Sectional Championships by placing 11 of 14 wrestlers this past weekend. The following wrestlers have qualified for this week's District Championships. 2 time Sectional Champion Jon Spaulding, Sectional Runner-up Cristian Chavez, 3rd place finishers Drew Katona and Kemal Sarvalov, and 4th place finisher Devon Davenport. Jackson Leahy and Matt Spaulding qualified as alternates. Congratulations guys and best of luck this week!!
Congratulations to Liza Gildemeister, Noah Grace, Anna Mullins, Elaine Suer, and Hannah Wilson for representing East well over the weekend at the state Latin convention. Each achieved top places in tests, including Liza 8th in Grammar, Noah 12th in Roman History, Anna 15th in Roman Life, Elaine 4th in Vocabulary, and Hannah 8th in Reading Comprehension. Their scores ranked East 11th overall in the state in test points per person. Optime!
February 23, 2017
The Army National Guard and the Army ROTC will be here today in room 200 during XH to share information about their programs as well as the education benefits. We hope to see you there.
The LEAF club will be planting in the courtyard today after school. LEAF club members, please report to room 119 after school.
February 22, 2017
The Spanish Club will meet after school on Monday, February 27th in room 230 (of the Main Campus). We will be making fresh guacamole and talking about the National Spanish Honor Society.
Latin club will be meeting Monday, February 27, at 2:45 in room 200. There will be food, games, and a super fun odyssey-themed scavenger hunt. You won't want to miss it!
The Army National Guard and the Army ROTC will be here tomorrow during XH in room 200 to share information about their programs as well as the education benefits it has to offer. Please sign up through Naviance if you plan to attend.
Applications for the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Internship are available online or in room 121. Applications are due Friday, March 3rd. Please see Mrs. Deak if you have questions or need additional information.
A very special announcement for the Varsity Gymnastics Team – Over the weekend the Lakota East Gymnasts were crowned city champions! Kiley Lovejoy and Lindsay Kluesener placed second and third respectively in the individual All Around. Great job and good luck this weekend at Districts!
Congratulations to our Singing Thunderhawk choirs at last night Winter Choral Concert! Great job Hawks!
February 21, 2017
Congratulations to all nine Lakota East students who participated in the West Chester Rotary Club Speech contest.
Especially big congrats go out to our four finalists who will advance
and compete for the local championship: Nick Wade, Dante Eads, Sarah
Aftab and Evan Yablonsky. Great job and good luck!
Applications for the Center for Foot Care internship with dr. Titko are due today. Please drop off applications to Mrs. Deak in room 121 by 2:45 today.
Bonjour! The French Club will be having an early Mardi Gras celebration on Thursday, February 23rd in room 227 at the High School. We will have fun games and activities to celebrate! Hope to see you there!
February 13, 2017
Prom Committee meets today after school in the café annex.
There will be an information session for the Beacon orthopedic internship on Wednesday, the 15th in the East Community Room during Extra Help. See Mr. Folta for more info.
February 9, 2017
Congratulations to divers Marissa Linder, Zoe Penn and Lindsey Jones for advancing from Sectionals to Districts.
The Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be sent at a later time.
Attention Seniors: New scholarships are being added daily to Naviance. Please remember to check regularly for updated scholarship opportunities!
February 8, 2017
Lakota East Varsity Ice Hockey senior game is Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1:15 at Sports Plus. Cost is free! Please come to support your hockey players.
Join us to watch 15 contestants face off to become your next Mr. Lakota East. This ultimate showdown will take place on February 9th at 7pm. $5 pre-sale tickets and $9 patron tickets will be available during lunch starting Thursday February 2nd. Tickets at the door will be $7. Don’t miss your chance to come and cheer on your favorite contestants!
All LEAF club members- don’t forget the mandatory meeting this Thursday in room 119 right after school. It will end at 3:30 – see you there!
There will be a Spoken Word Club Meeting today after school in room 103.
Good luck Lakota divers at sectionals tonight at Miami University
Attention all seniors:
It’s time for Powder-Puff football again! Signups are now available in the front office! Come out and participate in the last East vs. West matchup of the year! It is $10 to play for girls and $10 to be a cheerleader for boys. The event will take place on Saturday, May 13th.
February 6, 2017
Students, a few reminders from the office:
- You may not park on school property without a current parking pass on file in the main office. You must park in your assigned parking space with your decal displayed on the lower driver’s side windshield at all times. If another car is parked in your assigned spot, park in the parent drop off lane in the spots closet to the road and Kroger and report the car’s information (license plate #, make, model) to the Main Office so that the matter may be handled. NEVER park in a VISITOR space. If you need a replacement decal, please see Mrs. Jones in the Main Office. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in disciplinary actions.
- Please remember to carry your Student I.D. Card on you at all times. Student I.D Cards are required for signing in/out in the Attendance Office, checking out materials from the Media Center as well as attending Prom this spring. You can obtain a replacement I.D. in the Media Center for $3.00.
- Due to safety and security concerns, all book bags must be kept in your locker during the day. Any book bags found in the hallways will be confiscated and you will need to come to the Administrative Office to retrieve it.
- Early Leave Procedures While we hope that medical and/or legal appointments can be scheduled after the school day ends, we realize that is not always possible. A student may leave school before the day ends provided the parent/guardian writes a note indicating that the student has a medical or legal appointment. This note must be given to the attendance office before 7:45 a.m. Notes must be verified through phone conversation with the parent or guardian. The student must sign out in the Attendance Office before leaving school. Students leaving school because of illness MUST report to the clinic. The clinic personnel will notify the parent/guardian. The student will sign out through the Attendance Office. Students who do not drive are to remain in the clinic until their parent/guardian picks them up. Students who fail to comply with attendance office sign-outs will be referred to their administrator for disciplinary action.
Procter and Gamble is offering internships for junior and senior students interested in careers in engineering and science. Please join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 8 during Extra Help in the Media Center. Completed applications are due February 13. For more information, see Mr. Severns in room 268.
Pennies-for-Patients is still running so please bring in your spare change during your 4th period class. The classroom that raises the most money per person will win a pasta party sponsored by Olive Garden. You will notice the L and E of the LEUKEMIA letters have been taken down! It’s because we have raised over $500 so far! In the lead is Mr. Adkins’ class with a total of $105, with Mrs. Hendricks and Mrs. Chapman rounding out the top 3! Let’s remove the rest of the letters this week! So, bring in your change and support a great cause!
Prom committee meeting has been canceled for today, February 6th
Today is the last day to complete your online registration via HAC. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to select your schedule for next year.
Yearbook will be meeting Tuesday, February 7th, after school in room 129 until 3:45 pm See you all there!
Today’s Resident Educator meeting for all R.E. 1s, 2s, and mentors has been moved to the Lakota Plains Junior School Media Center.
Congratulations to senior divers Marissa Linder and Katie Bishop as well as sophomores Zoë Penn and Lindsey Jones for a stellar performance at the
GMC Diving Championships Friday. Congratulations to all of the swimmers as well!
Today, the African American in the spotlight is Shirley Chisholm. She was an American politician, educator and author. In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress and she represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Mrs. Chisholm died on January 1, 2005, at the age of 80 and in November of 2015, she was posthumously awarded the distinguished Presidential Medal of Freedom. Shirley Chisholm paved the way for the African American politicians that came after her, and she continues to inspire us today.
February 3, 2017
Join us to watch 15 contestants face off to become your next Mr. Lakota East. This ultimate showdown will take place on February 9th
at 7pm. $5 presale tickets and $9 patron tickets will be available
during lunch. Tickets at the door will be $7. Don’t miss your chance to
come and cheer on your favorite contestants!
A dollar could buy you a coffee from your local Dunkin Donuts, a pop from a nearby McDonald’s or a couple of cookies from our school cafeteria. Or, it could offer life changing research for kids with leukemia. If every student and faculty member brought in one dollar, as a school, we would raise nearly three thousand dollars. So please, think about the cause that your dollar is going to as we enter the second week of Pennies-For-Patients after the weekend.
Still looking for a gym credit? Play Boys’ Volleyball this year. 3 years running GMC champs! Come to open gym. We will teach you the game just show up to get started. Dates are: February 8th 6:00-7:30 pm in the Main Campus Gym, February 11th 10:00 am 12:00 pm in the Freshman gym and February 14th 5:45-7:45 pm in the Main Campus gym.
LAST CHANCE FOR SENIOR PHOTOS - Thursday, February 16th Lifetouch Photographers will be here during XH to take photos of any senior who has not already turned in a photo to the Yearbook Advisor. These photos will be used for the 2016-2017 yearbook. Otherwise your school ID picture will be used in the yearbook.
January 31, 2017
Bring in $5 if you want a copy of Spark’s 3rd issue. They will be sold during all lunches this week.
Attention all students – Tickets for the Lakota East Athletic Booster, Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance will be on sale for $10 this Friday, next Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Tickets will be $15 at the at the door. The dance is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Freshman Campus!
January 30, 2017
Prom Committee meeting today after school in the café annex.
If you did not receive your Spark subscription in first period, please stop by room 117 to pick it up.
Congratulations to the Lakota East swim team for a great meet against Mason on Friday! Great performances by all swimmers, including points scored by the following: All relays swimmers, Sarah Yanzsa, Bryce Forren, Grace Keith, Caitlyn Doherty, Keith Enrico, Jake Nordmark, Alec Gayer, Sam Nucerino and Broc Nordmark
Congratulations to the Hawk of the Week winners:
10th grade – Alayna Grubb nominated for caring by Michelle Wilkerson
11th grade – Conor Fritzsche nominated for citizenship by Rick Haynes
12th grade – Avery Fehrenbach nominated for determination by Bobbi Hume
January 27, 2017
Yearbooks are on sale, Order your yearbooks today.
You can access the link by going to Lakota East home page and clicking
activities tab then the yearbook tab, our publisher is Walsworth. Emails
have been sent to all email address on file. If you do not have
computer access, please see Mrs. Breland in the clinic. Yearbooks are
Yearbook will be having a meeting January 31 after school main campus in room 129. Please plan on attending. Many items to finish and start!
This News Just In… Congratulations are in order for the East Mock Trial Teams as not only did the “Thunder” prosecution and defense sides qualify for the OCLRE State Regional Mock Trial Tournament on February 10th, but also five individual East team members earned Butler County District Honors!
Cara Satullo – Best Attorney
Hannah Ackerman – Best Attorney
Weston Linder – Best Attorney
Simar Kalkat – Best Witness
Sarah Aftab – Butler County Bar Association Scholarship recipient
January 25, 2017
Attention all members of Latin Club! On January 30th
we will be working on our Valentine’s Day service project in room 200
at 2:45. Snacks will be provided. We hope to see everyone there!
Join the Model United Nations today after school in room 290 on a discussion of visa and refugee restrictions. See you there!
January 23, 2017
There will be an Operation Hawks meeting this Thursday after school in room 189 at main campus. See you there!
Congratulations to the cast and crew
of A Wrinkle in Time on a successful performance weekend! We are proud of your efforts!
January 20, 2017
Congratulations to the Varsity Wrestling Team that defeated the other school last night by a score of 48-27.
Pins were recorded by the Thunderhawks by Jason Reeves, Alex Epstein,
Jackson Leahy, Drew Katona, Kemal Sarvalov and John Spaulding.
Congratulations to the entire team and the coaching staff on a big win!
Relay for Life registration is now officially underway. You can visit RelayForLife.org/LakotaEast to register for the event that will take place on May 12th at East High School. We are encouraging as many participants as possible to register before THIS Sunday – in order for everyone to receive a free pair of “Relay Sunglasses” More questions, please visit the Athletic Office.
The Athletic Department has teamed with a group of LEHS students to sponsor a series of events that will support the Dragonfly Foundation and their fight to end childhood cancer.
There are basically 2 aspects of the fundraiser:
1) Dragonfly Dri-Fit T-Shirts – On sale on Main Street on 1/20 immediately after school and 1/23 – 1/27 at lunch/ athletic office. Price: $12.00 – 100% of the proceeds are donated to Dragonfly
2) Bandanna’s – On sale on Main Street on 1/20 immediately after school and 1/23 – 1/27 at lunch/ athletic office. Price $5.00 – 100% of the proceeds are donated to Dragonfly
We are very lucky in that everything that we are selling for this cause has been donated. This allows for all of the money raised to go directly to the Dragonfly Foundation. Once again, thank you for your support!
January 19, 2017
Are you interested in pursuing a biomedical career?
We have another great internship opportunity for you with Beacon
Orthopedics. Pick up an application from Mr. Folta in room 119 for more
Students – Are you interested in participating in a contest that could earn you hundreds of dollars, significant prestige and a powerful line to put on a resume? Or are you a student who misses Speech Class and wants to be up front one more time? Then come to Room 128 at the main campus on Monday, January 23 at 2:50 to learn about the Rotary Club Speech Contest. Let’s hear what you have to say!
Bonjour! The French Club will be holding its next meeting Thursday, January 26th in room 227 at the High School. We will play games and have fun from 2:24-3:45. Hope to see you there!
Attention all student athletes in the sports of Soccer and Football who will be competing at the collegiate level. National Signing Day is February 1, 2017. The athletic department will be holding a recognition/photo opportunity on February 1st at 7:30 am in the Auxiliary Gym. Soccer players, Football players and any other athletes who missed the November photo opportunity should stop in the Athletic Office and pick up the required forms. The deadline to participate in this event is January 27, 2017.
January 12, 2017
Are you a junior or a senior? Would you like experience with biomedical engineering and medical device development? If so, then apply for our Biomedical Engineering Internship with Ethicon. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 1st. If you have any questions, please visit our Internship Website or see Ms. Toman in room 151.
Lakota is offering an exciting internship opportunity this April to all Juniors and Seniors at Various Views Research Firm. If you are interested in marketing, advertising, market research, and digital marketing please come to Room 210 between periods 4-6 and see Mr. Lehman for an application. The application deadline is January 30th, so pick up your application soon.
The senior meetings scheduled for today during 4th period SH have been postponed to this Friday during 4th period SH
January 12, 2017
The ASVAB results are in and will be available for pick up tonight at the College and Career Night.
You will also have the opportunity to speak to armed service
representative and attend the Military Panel session. If you are not
able to attend night, please stop by the guidance office tomorrow to
pick up your results.
Come to the JSA meeting after school this Friday in Room 206! This week's topic covers the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. There will be free snacks and refreshments! Club Cards are required.
Students interested in applying to Butler Tech are invited to the Open House event TONIGHT from 5:30 – 9:00. This is a great opportunity to come out and learn about the wonderful opportunities Butler Tech has to offer.
January 11, 2017
The date of the Spanish Club meeting has changed. The Spanish Club will now meet this Friday, January 13th after school in room 237. We will be making Valentine cards for Meals on Wheels, eating chips and salsa, and discussing our volunteer day at Matthew 25. If you are in the Spanish Club, please plan to attend this meeting.
Sophomores – Are you interested in attending Butler Tech? You may apply online, but must do so by January 31st to be guaranteed an interview.
Don’t miss East’s College, Career, and Military Night. This event has something to help every student. Be here Thursday, January 12th at 6:00 to make sure you are prepared for your future.
Join the Model United Nations today after school in room 290 on a discussion of the UN settlements in Israel. See you there!
If you have any interest in technology, business or giving yourself a step-up on your peers, then you need to be in room 243 this Friday after school. Tech Olympics is the largest tech expo for high school students in the country. While at Tech Olympics, you can get hands-on learning experiences about the future of technology like virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cyber-security. You will also have the opportunity to get help and advice from leading technology professional like the CIO of GE Aviation and even a project manager from NASA. If this interests you then make sure to come to room 243 this Friday for a short informational meeting. You won’t regret it!
January 10, 2017
The date of the Spanish Club meeting has changed. The Spanish Club will now meet this Friday, January 13th
after school in room 237. We will be making Valentine cards for Meals
on Wheels, eating chips and salsa, and discussing our volunteer day at
Matthew 25. If you are in the Spanish Club, please plan to attend this
Lakota East Track and Field will host winter conditioning sessions for track and field at LEHS. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, January 5th through March 2nd in the weight room. These sessions will focus on running mechanics, speed, strength and endurance. Any questions see Coach Heath.
Students: Are you interested in a career in Engineering or the STEM fields? If so, please plan to attend a presentation TOMORROW during XH in the Auditorium. Dr. Klingbeil, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University, will be presenting exciting career options and pathways for students interested in these fields. Students will be called to the Auditorium via announcement.
Congratulations to the Lakota East Swim Team for a great day of racing and cheering at the Princeton Invitational to lead the team to a 3rd place finish! The Hawks finished in the Top 3 in 9 events!
Art Club will have their next meeting January 19th from 2:45 – 4:00 pm in room 281 at the main campus.
The results are in from the 2017 Scholastics Art Competition, and Lakota East set a personal best by getting 72 individual works of art accepted. Also, special congratulations to Ronan Cole and Spencer Kenney for having their portfolios accepted! Congratulations to these students for having their artwork selected for the show: Abby Alexander, Eve Beiting, Katie Bishop, Lilyana Bryan, Bri Castner, Kaitlyn Chard, Cassia Chryssovergis, Ronan Cole, Lily Cortez, Laura Daniels, Danielle De La Cruz, Katie Feist, Amanda Finke, Cinthya Gonzalez, Anastacia Hartinger, Sondos Hasan, Ciara Holtman, Samantha Horton, Spencer Kenney, Ryan Kmieske, Julia Kuhr, Lily Lamping, Carly Landers, Magdalyn Lehman, Madison Lentz, McKenna Lewis, Hannah Maggard, Jenny Park, Megan Petertonjes, McKenzie Pottorf, Jordan Prewitt, Jenna Renfro, Nicole Ritzu, Mackenzie Robinette, Sarah Robinson, Tomas Romeiro, Eymard Santiago, Sydney Sheaffer, Samantha Subler, Geoffrey Vollette, Claire White, Therese Willging, Lauren Wilson
January 9, 2017
Prom Committee meets today at 2:45 in the back of study hall.
The Spanish Club will meet this Thursday, January 12th after school in room 237. We will be eating chips and salsa, making Valentine cards for Meals on Wheels, and talking about our upcoming volunteer day at Matthew 25. If you are in the Spanish Club, please plan to attend this meeting.
Congratulations to the OMEA District 13 Honor Jazz Members on their very successful Honor Jazz Weekend. The following East students were a part of this honor group of student from four counties, and they performed an outstanding concert Sunday afternoon: Alex Belkin, Christian Paradiso, Al Vandivier, Dylan Alford, Mackenzie Coleman, Paul Barlow, Dylan Samuels, Adam Lechliter and Kayla Hull. Thanks for representing Lakota East in such a great way!
Are you a junior or senior interested in Physical, Occupational or Speech therapy? Are you interested in gaining hands-on learning experience in the therapy fields as well as the business side of health care? If your answer is YES, apply for our Clinical Therapy Internship with ABC Pediatrics! Deadline for applications is Thursday, January 12th. If you have any questions, please visit our Internship Website or see Mr. Gleason in room 251.
January 4, 2017
Are you interested in Engineering or other technical degrees? Are you unsure about exactly what that means? Do you want to know how close what you're doing here at East is to what you'll face in college? Then come to room 200 this Thursday, January 5th to talk with current Ohio State Engineering students - who just so happen to be Lakota Alumni - about different engineering majors, college preparedness, and life after East. They'll be in room 200 this Thursday during EACH 4th period study hall AND after school.
Any girl interested in playing Softball this spring should plan on attending the workouts beginning this Thursday (January 5th) at 4:00 at the main campus weight room.
If your college is requesting a mid-year (7th semester) transcript for your application, please DO NOT ADD A REQUEST IN NAVIANCE. Stop in the Guidance Office and complete a "Mid-Year Transcript Request" form.
Senior photos received and correct are posted on the bulletin board next to the clinic. Anyone that received an email indicating their photo was not accepted has until January 15 to submit. Anyone who did not submit a photo, will have their picture taken in February (date to be determined) or your ID will be used. Thank you
December 12, 2016
Hawk of the week December 12-15:
10th grade – Han Tran nominated for determination by Bobbi Hume
11th grade – Zachary Lawson nominated for citizenship by Susanne Linder
12th grade – Makayla Newman nominated for determination by Nikki Drew
Are you looking for volunteer service hours? Not much going on over the holiday break? Have a knack for rallying your fellow students behind a good cause? The Faith Alliance of West Chester Liberty Township is sponsoring a dodgeball tournament on January 14th to raise funds to be used for their programs fighting hunger and poverty in our community. They need help with marketing and signing up teams. You will earn service hours while having fun and raising money for a good cause. Come to a meeting on Wednesday, December 14th at 3PM at the Union Centre Skyline Chili. See you there!
Seniors: Today is the last day to order cap & gown before the price goes up. You should contact Graduate Services immediately if you have not done so already.
SALT members… we will have a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, December 13th) at 7:15 in Mr. Combs’ room 218. Be there!
A special congratulations goes out this morning to the Lakota East Gymnastics Team for placing first at the Alter Invitational this past weekend. Great job ladies!
December 9, 2016
Today after school in Room 206, JSA will be discussing the Ohio General Assembly’s proposal to allow concealed carry on college campuses.
December 8, 2016
With the wildfire in the Smokies still affecting families in Gatlinburg, this Friday at the East vs. West Basketball game there will be a collection going for donations. A list of items can be found on the school’s Twitter page. With the holiday season coming up, just the smallest donation can help, so I would please encourage you to bring something to the game. Thank you!
Science Olympiad is gearing up for another great season! If you are interested in participating, come to the meeting after school Monday, December 12th in room 251. This meeting is for new and returning members. Hope to see you there!
December 5, 2016
The Spanish Club will meet after school this Friday to go to Chipotle. In order to go, you must turn in a form filled out and signed by a parent. If you do not have this form, see your Spanish teacher. Please bring money to pay for your meal.
Any junior that is interested in traveling to Valley Forge in March is invited to come meet with representatives from Spirit of America to learn more. There will be a meeting after school on Monday, December 5th in room 104 to explain the application process and the trip.
Bonjour! The French Club will meet on Thursday, December 8th in room 227 at the Main Campus. Hope to see you there!
Your NHS will be hosting a dodgeball tournament December 16th! Signups will be during lunches starting next week. Teams will be 4-6 players; cost will be $5 per person. Get ready!
Attention all Girls Tennis Players…there will be a brief meeting in the main campus cafeteria at 2:45 on Monday, December 5th – that is today!
The Latin Club will be meeting this Friday, December 9th after school in room 200 to celebrate Saturnalia with some jolly games and snacks. You won’t want to miss it!
Relay for Life will be holding its December Committee meeting this Wednesday, right after school in the Media Center at the Main Campus.
There will be an Operation Hawks meeting this Thursday after school in room 189 at the Main Campus. See you there!
November 22, 2016
The next meeting of the Drama Club will be an audition workshop for Into the Woods. If you are interested in auditioning for this show, please come and learn what it takes to have a successful audition and be involved in our spring musical! The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 2:45-4:00 in the Main Campus auditorium. Bring your club card!
Attention Seniors: college Application help session today after school in room 287. If you have a December 1st deadline, this would be a good chance to get help from a counselor before the break.
Are you thankful for friends and family who support you? Come to the next Gay Straight Alliance meeting today, Tuesday, November 22nd. We’ll be talking about giving thanks and doing fun crafts. As usual, there will be food! Hope to see you there!
Attention all sophomores, juniors and seniors: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be administered here at East on December 9th. The ASVAB is a multi-part test given by the U.S Department of Defense. Your ASVAB score is used to determine whether you are eligible to join the U.S. military and a high score can increase your chances of getting into your desired specialty. But even if you haven’t decided on a military career, taking the ASVAB is a good way to measure your potential – how well you might do in certain careers. If you are interested, please sign up in the guidance office.
November 18, 2016
Attention all Latin Club members!
After school on Monday, November 28, Latin Club will be teaming up for a
fun service project in room 200. Come ready to do arts and crafts and
bring a snack to share. You won’t want to miss it!
National Honor Society will be having its annual Barnes and Noble bookfair Saturday, November 26. We
encourage all students and staff to attend the bookfair, as a
percentage of all the purchases made go to NHS. There will be musical
performances and other fun activities. The bookfair is the perfect place
to get some of your holiday shopping done.
November 17, 2016
As a reminder, all sophomores will be taking part in Be the Difference on either Friday, November 18; Monday, November 21 or Tuesday, November 22.The alpha breakdown for student attendance is as follows:
Friday: last names A – Hayes
Monday: last names HE – O
Tuesday: last names P – Z
Students will report to their 1st bell class for attendance and will be called to the gym via announcement. Lunch will be provided. Due to space limitations, students are not able to request attending on a different date.
Big Congratulations to Kat Eroskey and DJ Cleavinger for winning the 4th annual Lakota’s Got Talent competition on Tuesday. Their performance combining piano and flute received a unanimous decision from the judges and earned Lakota East a $2,000 grant from Youth in Philanthropy.
Congratulations to the following Spark Editors and staffers who earned national writing awards during the Indianapolis National Convention.
National Story of the Year:
Emma Stiefel, National First Place
Vivian Kolks, National Seventh Place
National Design of the Year:
Cassi Chryssovergis and Sophia Chryssovergis, National Runner Up
Sarah Aftab, National Fifth Place
National Write-Off Contests (on site writing):
Excellent Awards: Emma Stiefel, Michelle Chu, Vivian Kolks, Richard Giang, Cara
Satullo, Katie “Don’t call me Kaitlyn” Kruback and Caroline Bumgarner
Honorable Mention Awards: Julianne Ford, Victoria Negron, Allie Church, Sarah
Aftab, Rebecca Holst and Morgan Kile
November 16, 2016
Attention Football players: There will be a meeting Thursday after school at 2:50 in the cafeteria for any student interested in playing football next year.
Are you interested in learning about how companies run or even what top companies are looking for in employees? Well, come to business club this Wednesday after school in room 124 where our special guest speakers, the Vice President of Cincinnati Insurance and his executive, will talk about how they got started out of college and what they look for in college grads!
Art Club will be meeting Wednesday the 16th from 2:45 to 4:00 at the main campus in room 281. We will be working on designs for the Lakota Food Truck design competition.
The next Medical Club meeting is Wednesday after school in the senior café! We will be having a guest speaker from the healthcare sales field and a case study! Hope to see you there!
There will be an Operation Hawks meeting this Thursday after school in room 189 at main campus. See you there!
Please join us after school today in Room 290 with the Model United Nations to discuss piracy off the coast of Somalia. Hope to see you all there!
November 10, 2016
Senior pictures are being accepted.All information is available online or pick up a sheet in the guidance office or main office. Due date for pictures is December 14, 2016.
Attention all Girls and Boys Tennis players – There will be a mandatory meeting on November 14th in the Cafeteria for all tennis players. The Girls Team will meet at 6:30 pm. The Boys Team will meet at 7:00 pm. Please plan accordingly to attend this mandatory meeting.
Congratulations to the cast of A Wrinkle in Time! The cast list is posted on the Drama Club page, the Main Auditorium door and is available in the office of the Freshman Campus. Read through is today, after school, in the Main Campus Auditorium.
Bonjour! Please join the French Club for the next meeting on Thursday, November 17th in room 227 at the Main Campus. We will begin at 2:45 and end at 3:45. There are several fun activities and we hope to see you there!
Completed Butler Tech field trip permission forms are due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, November 11th in the Guidance Office.
The Spanish Club will meet Monday, November 14th after school in the cafeteria. We will be playing Thanksgiving Bingo and eating chips and salsa!
An Executive Charter bus left the LEHS parking lot bound for Indianapolis carrying members of the Spark staff to the National JEA/NSPA Convention. The staff is one of the 48 National Pacemaker finalists and three Spark writers are finalists for five National Story of the Year Awards. That would be: Emma Stiefel, Vivian Kolks and Maddie Weikel. Winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon. The 30 Spark members will certainly represent you with respect and dedication as they attend the three-day convention of more than 7,000 students from 38 states and two countries.
Congratulations to each of the jazz band members on their outstanding jazz concert Wednesday night. It was wonderful to hear each group demonstrate all of their musical learning. Such a nice variety of music and very impressive solos. Congrats on a job well done! We look forward to your continued musical progress and success!