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Homecoming Pep Assembly NEW SCHEDULE - Click here for the updated pep assembly schedule.
Homecoming - Parent Message - We are all in this together. We want our students to have a wonderful, memorable and safe Homecoming Weekend! We encourage you to talk to your teen about their weekend plans. Prior to the game and dance, it is critical that every parent have a conversation about family expectations for the weekend. This includes talking about appropriate dancing, avoiding the use of alcohol and/or drugs and knowing with whom and where your teen is hanging out. Let’s work together to make sure all of our kids have a fun – AND SAFE – Homecoming Weekend!
Homecoming 2016 - Homecoming Festivities are right around the corner.
  • Pep Assembly - Friday, September 30
    Again this year, we will be holding a joint pep assembly for all students in Grades 9 - 12. Freshman Campus students will be escorted to the Main Campus for the assembly on the afternoon of September 30. All Freshman Campus students will need to return the permission slip for this event. There are many surprises in store to make this year's pep assembly unlike any we've ever seen!
  • Football Game - Friday, September 30
    The Homecoming Football Game is scheduled for Friday, September 30 vs. Hamilton in the Hawks Nest. We look forward to welcoming back all our Lakota East Alumni for this special event. The Homecoming Court will be presented and the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during pre-game festivities. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
  • Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 1
    The Homecoming Dance, for students in grades 9 - 12, will take place on Saturday, October 1 in the Lakota East Main Campus Gymnasium from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm.

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance will be on sale Wednesday, September 21 -  Friday, September 23 on both campuses during all lunches for $15 each ticket. After Friday, September 23 ticket prices go up to $20 per ticket and will be available during all lunches until Thursday, September 29. Payment can be made by cash or check (make payable to Lakota East High School for exact amount). No tickets will be available after the final lunch block on Thursday, September 29 AND no tickets will be sold at the door. Please plan accordingly.
Students interested in bringing a guest that does not attend Lakota East High School must submit a completed guest form at the time of the purchase of their tickets—please read the form carefully. Guest forms can be picked up in the main office, guidance office or printed at home via this link. 
All Homecoming Tickets will be loaded to the student's ID. Please make sure your student has their ID to purchase tickets as well as for entry to the dance. Students can use an ID from this year or a previous school year to purchase tickets.

The annual "Zumba for the Cure" will take place at Lakota East High School Gymnasium on Friday, October 7th from 7-9pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm. The cost is $10 dollars for adults and $5 dollars for students with all proceeds going towards the Hawks for the Cure initiative.  Come in workout attire ready to hear upbeat, lively music and dance to Latin rhythms! No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun! Zumba for the Cure 2016 Flyer
#EASTSIDEPRIDE - Great Things Going On At East!
  • National Merit Commended Students! CONGRATULATIONS to the 18 students recently recognized as National Merit Commended Students: Rebecca Addison, Jacob Baumgarte, Alexey Belkin, Rachel Casto, Michelle Chu, Ronan Cole, Cameron Greer, Kathryn Henry, Andrew Jivoin, Allison Kates, Isa Malik, Bryan Moriarty, Sarah Mullins, Emily Niehaus, Griffin Noe, Jon Peterson, Parshva Shah and Alexander Szuch!

  • Marching Band records AWESOME weekend at BOA Regionals For only the second time in school history, the Lakota East Marching Band qualified for Regional Finals at the Bands of America (BOA) Dayton Regional this past Saturday. Competing against bands from across the nation, the Marching Thunderhawks showed their skills with a prelims and finals performance. When the final results were announced, the Thunderhawks placed 6th overall. CONGRATULATIONS on this HUGE accomplishment! The highest finish in school history!
  • EAST GOLF THREE PEAT! The Lakota East Boys Golf team made league history last week at Glenview Golf Course. The 2016 Thunderhawks not only won their third straight GMC title (seventh overall), they did so in historic fashion. Their team total of 599 (291-308) for the two day event set a new GMC low score record. The former record was Sycamore’s 602 shot in 2008. The boy’s golf team has won more GMC Championships than any other team sport in Lakota East’s 20-year history. Congratulations to team members: Kyle Schmidt, Will Schmidt, Ben Irvin, Drew Mahon, Alex Dunaway and Peyton Houston. Alex Dunaway, Drew Mahon, and Kyle Schmidt earned 1st team All GMC honors. Peyton Houston, Ben Irvin and Will Schmidt each received 2nd team All GMC recognition. 


  • Art Students Volunteer for Local Kids Several Lakota East Art Students recently volunteered their time to support a local realtor sponsoring kids face painting. This was a great opportunity for our students to combine their love of art with a great cause supporting our community!
  • SPARK News Magazine Garners Awards Three Spark editors (two current and one graduate) are NSPA National Story of the Year Finalists. The Spark news magazine is also a finalist for the annual NSPA Pacemaker award (called the "High School Pulitzer."  Results will be announced at the annual NSPA/JEA National Fall Convention in Indianapolis on Nov. 10-12. Spark Opinion Editor Vivian Kolks in opinion writing; Co-chief Editor Emma Stiefel in news writing, and former Co-chief Editor and current NYU student Maddie Weikel in the diversity writing category were announced as finalists last week. Spark has had eight national NSPA Story of the Year winners since 1998.
    The Spark won a Pacemaker last fall in Orlando, and has been a finalist for the award 14 times -- winning 11.
  • Speech Classes Hand Out Awards Students in Dave Honhart's Speech Classes recently completed their first two units. 
    Students were given the opportunity to vote on "Remarkable Awards" given to the individual(s) who gave the best speeches. 

In 3rd Bell, Jayela Thomas won for the Pet Peeve Speech, while Josh Thompson won for the Informative Speech.

In 5th Bell, Eric Wasley won the Remarkable for the Pet Peeve speech, while Troy Temelis won for the Informative.

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 - Hannah Fink  nominated for citizenship by Mindy Robertson  
10th grade - Emma Krabbe nominated for citizenship by Ed Matlack          
11th grade - Laura Rodriguez nominated for citizenship by Annie Cantrell
12th grade - Kassy Reeves nominated for determination by Michelle Wilkerson
Reach Out Lakota Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner   - Imagine having a wonderful evening out with friends including cocktails, dinner and entertainment. For dinner, you and your friends will be seated at your table of ten, decorated in the theme or motif of your choice being waited on by a local celebrity. Now imagine having this much fun as you raise money for Reach Out Lakota and your community! No need to imagine…it will happen on Thursday, October 13, 2016 and you can be a part of this fabulous evening at the Savannah Center in West Chester.
Choose from one of 3 ways to participate:
*IMPORTANT: Please read all information for each ticket option before purchasing!
1) Individual tickets - $80 each:
  • Purchase individual tickets for you, or you and a date, etc.
  • You will be seated randomly at a Board decorated table.
  • Buy individual tickets now!

2) Purchase a company/organization table for 10 - $750:

  • Purchase a table of 10 for your company/organization.
  • You will need to fill in the names of all 10 people sitting at your table at the time of registration, along with email addresses that their tickets will be sent to.
  • There is a $5 per ticket savings when buying an entire table.
  • Decorate your table in the theme of your choice. Show us your spirit & creativity. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
  • NOTE: This is a single transaction.
  • Buy a table of 10 now!
COMMENCEMENT 2017 - We are pleased to announce the Lakota East Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2017 will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. Additional information will be available in the coming months for seniors and their parents!

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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 2016 – send message: @lehs2016
  • Class of 2017 – send message: @lehs2017
  • Class of 2018 – send message: @lehs2018
  • Class of 2019 – send message: @lehs2019
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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 - Jennifer Ulland, 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) 755-5942 or
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.
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