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Holiday School/Office Schedule - On behalf of the faculty and staff at Lakota East, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday. Take time to rest, relax and recharge over the break. As a reminder, our offices and schools will be closed from Monday, December 22 - Friday, January 2. School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Second Quarter Assessment Schedule - Please see attached the Second Quarter Assessment Schedule that will be utilized January 14 and 15, 2015. Second Quarter Assessment Schedule 2014-15
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 #EASTSIDEPRIDE - Great Things Going On At East!
  • Lakota East Relay for Life received an All-American Award on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. This award was given to only two youth run events in the East Central Area of the American Cancer Society. Congratulations go out to all students, parents and staff members that have worked to make Relay for Life such a HUGE success!


  • Congratulations to Becky Huddilston, Director and all members of the Lakota East Choirs that participated in the beautiful holiday concert on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Special thanks to the West Chester Symphony for partnering with our students for the inspiring concert that has the audience in the holiday spirit.
  • The Lakota East Loves Project conducted by the Lakota East High School National Honor Society has concluded an outstanding fall! In October, Lakota East NHS donated 3000 books to East feeder schools and read to the students at the Liberty Early Childhood School. In November, to support our veterans, they raised approximately $1000 for the Battle Buddy Foundation and Wounded Warrior Foundation. In December, they have already collected over $1000 worth of gifts to donate to Reach Out Lakota and local children in need. For more details and media, check out their project's website:
  • Congratulations to Lakota East Science Teacher Sandee Coats-Haan on her recent recertification as a National Board Certified Teacher!
  • The Career Based Intervention Programs at East Freshman/Main Campuses recently underwent an external review/recertification visit. Congratulations go out to teachers Heather Campbell and Mike Driggers for their 'Exemplary' performance/rating!
  • Congratulations to the following students named to the District 13 Honor Choir:
    Bemni Amsalu, Matt Bryson, DJ Cleavinger, Megan Dendler, Grace Deutsch, Taylor Kaminsky, Nikki Marietta, Nico Riccella, Alex Szuch, Natalie Thomas
HAWK OF THE WEEK - Students at Lakota East High School achieve and accomplish great things every day in a variety of ways.  As an entire staff, we are excited to recognize those students who have shown academic determination and improvement while also modeling superior character and citizenship.  Each week we will be recognizing one student from each grade level who has been nominated by a staff member and selected by the staff Hawk of the Week Committee.
Congratulations to HAWK of the WEEK Students:
  • 9th grade - Maya Wells nominated for responsibility by Mr. Baughman
  • 10th grade - Isaac Harlow nominated for citizenship by Mrs. Lane
  • 11th grade - Razen Alkenni nominated for determination by Mrs. Barker
  • 12th grade - Taylor Larson nominated for caring by Mrs. Edler
Lakota East Marching Thunderhawks in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on TV - Our Marching Thunderhawks traveled to Hollywood to march in the Nov. 30 Hollywood Christmas Parade, with Stevie Wonder as the parade Grand Marshal. To find local listings outside Cincinnati, please follow this link: The Lakota East Marching Thunderhawks Hollywood Christmas Parade trip has been featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Today’s Pulse and the Lakota Online District webpage. The Hollywood Christmas Parade itself was featured in the USA Weekend magazine, Dec. 5-7.The Marching Thunderhawks appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade caps off another successful Marching Band season. We are proud that 2014 marks the Marching Thunderhawks’ 18th consecutive state superior rating.
For the chance to see the parade on TV, please check the listings below:

Cable/Satellite Show Times
Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., Hallmark Channel
Friday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m., Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel

Local Cincinnati Show Times

Sunday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m., WSTR (Star 64)
Saturday, Dec. 27 at 12 noon, WSTR (Star 64)

Military Veterans Requested - The College, Career and Military Night will be here before you know it and we are planning for an extremely informative evening.  This year we would like to have a panel of career professionals who are former military service members.  The goal of the panel is to share with students and their families the opportunities (education, leadership, travel) and allow for questions.  
We are actively looking for community members who would volunteer to be on the panel to share their experiences and how the military contributed to their current success.   It would be a great opportunity for students and families to hear from you.  If you are interested please contact, Alicia Roberson.  She can be reached at 755-7211 extension 15062 or through email at

College and Career Night - Mark Your Calendars Now! Mark your calendars now! The annual Lakota East College and Career Night will be held on January 6, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at East Main Campus.
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their parents are urged to attend!  Get a jump-start on Career and College planning. Also new this year will be the involvement of our military to create a college, career and military focus for the evening. More details coming soon.
Weather Related School Delays/Closures  - It is hard to believe we are already preparing for weather related delays/closures. In the event of inclement weather, the Lakota Local School District will make weather related decisions as quickly as possible. Those decisions will be communicated via twitter, district all call and the Remind text message service utilized by Lakota East. Instructions can be found below for these communication tools.
As a reminder, in the event of a school delay, all school related activities will be delayed including the opening of the buildings. Please plan accordingly. The delay bell schedules can be found attached to this e-mail.

Twitter - Follow Lakota East: @EAST_HAWKS

Text Message Alerts/Reminders
- Through a great program titled Remind, we can provide text message alerts/reminders in a safe, confidential manner. Remind never shows a person's cell number, which means we never see your number and you never see ours. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
How to subscribe:
Send an Individual Text Message for each text message list you’d like to join
To: (417) 233-0902
  • Class of 2015 – send message: @lehs2015
  • Class of 2016 – send message: @lehs2016
  • Class of 2017 – send message: @lehs2017
  • Class of 2018 – send message: @lehs2018

Follow instructions you receive via text message to complete your registration and begin receiving text message alerts/reminders

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Mission Statement

We, the staff of Lakota East High School, will work cooperatively with all segments of our community to prepare students to be responsible and accountable citizens within the school, the community, and the world.

In support of this mission, we are committed to:
  • Providing academically challenging programs and activities in which all students can achieve their potential;
  • Providing students an educational foundation that fosters intellectual, academic, and vocational growth;
  • Creating a safe and respectful learning environment in which student diversity is recognized and appreciated;
  • Maintaining responsible communication with parents, students, staff and community; and
  • Being a positive role model for our students.


Main Campus - Suzanna Davis, Principal
6840 Lakota Lane | Liberty Township, OH 45044-9578
(513) 755-7211 | Fax: (513) 759-8633 | Attendance: (513) 759-8615

Freshman Campus - Dr. Stacy Orso, Associate Principal

7630 Bethany Road | Liberty Township, OH 45044-9583
(513) 588-7700 | Fax: (513) 759-2024 | Attendance: (513) 588-7701

Resource Officer/Safe Schools Hotline

Deputy Doug Hale - Main Campus 
(513) 759-8615 ext. 15007 or
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