It’s OUR Year!  Let’s beat West in the Canned Food Drive!  It’s time to reach in to your pantries to support those in our community that need help the most!  Bring in your non-perishable food and hygiene items any morning this week and next.  Collections are being made in front of the theater before school.  Every day that you bring in 5 items or more, you will earn spirit points for you and your grade!  The 2nd bell with the most items will win donuts!  Which class and grade will bring in the most goods??  Let the games begin!!
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 – Landon Hughes nominated by Katie Marks for determination
10th grade – Audrey Oleson nominated by Nikki Drew for responsibility
11th grade – Therese Willging nominated by Jesse Dornan for determination
12th grade – John McAlister nominated by Patti Toman for caring
OUTSTANDING FALL CHORAL CONCERT- The incredibly talented Eastside Choirs, under the direction of Becky Huddilston and Jocelyn Hardy, dazzled during their Fall Concert on October 4. CONGRATULATIONS to our Singing Hawks for an outstanding start to their performances this year!

Thunderhawks in OMEA All-State Ensembles! CONGRAUTLATIONS tot he 12 Lakota East Students recently named to All-State Ensembles!

All-State Band:
Sierra Watson
Alex Belkin
Kat Eroskey
Katie Fraizer
Anna Hendryx
Zach Dendler, alternate
Peyton King, alternate

All-State Orchestra:
James Leonard
Briana Antiri

All-State Jazz:
Paul Barlow
Patrick Bois
Christian Paradiso
Team Building at Winton Woods  - Students in Heathre Campbell's Connections Classes at East Freshman Campus recently embarked on a daily long team building field trip to Winton Woods. Students engaged in a number of activities aimed at building a strong team bond for their class.
Congratulations to these East Art Students for having their artwork selected for the 2016 Xavier University Art Show:
Tessa Cedargren
Davonte Clark
Laura Daniels
Nicky Johnson
Lily Lamping
Hannah Maggard
Aubrey Narcisco
Tomas Romeiro
Samantha Subler
The opening reception will take place at Xavier University on November 4th from 5:30-7:30. 
ELECTRON CONFIGURATION FUN - Students in Liz Gosky's Classes recently utilized the strategic game of Battleship to study Electron Configuration. A great way to master the content while having FUN!

HOMECOMING 2016 - Homecoming 2016 is in the books and was a fun weekend for all!  The Homecoming Festivities kicked off Friday with awesome pep assemblies at both campuses!  Congratulations go out to the members of the student pep assembly committee as well as faculty members Craig Ulland, Kyle Vanderhorst, Bill Brinkman and Jen Ulland who coordinated the assemblies. Our Homecoming Court was honored before the football game and congratulations go out to Homecoming Queen - Tiffany Huber and Homecoming King - Andrew Jaeger. We started a new tradition at East by welcoming back band alumni to perform with the Marching Thunderhawks during pre-game. We also welcomed back Bill Thomas, Lakota East Marching Band Director through 2012 to direct the National Anthem. Our spirited Thunderhawk student section (the largest in many years) decked out in their Neon for the night, fired up the crowd. A last second Touchdown to lift the Hawks over Big Blue was the perfect ending to the evening. Saturday Night, we welcomed over 1,500 students for a great Homecoming Dance. Students showed their #eastsidepride all night on the dance floor! Special thanks to : Mr. Bill Brinkman, Mr. Rich Bryant, Ms. Sarah Dennis, Mr. Rick Haynes, Mrs. Erin Schneider, Mr. Dennis Smith, Mr. Craig Ulland, Mrs. Jennifer Ulland and Mr. Kyle Vanderhorst for all their hard work in planning the big weekend. Thanks as well to our staff members who took part in the Pep Assembly on Friday and chaperoned the dance!
FRESHMAN MAP SCORES - Students at the Freshman Campus recently received their fall MAP scores in their English classes.  During class, students analyzed their results, used that information to make predictions regarding their estimated AIR performance, and then set individual goals for the spring administration of both assessments.  Students left with a copy of both their MAP results and goal sheets, so feel free to ask about/discuss these with them at home.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY - OCTOBER 22 - October 22nd is the national “Make A Difference Day” ( and Lakota East is offering an opportunity to do just that by planting 50  trees on the school grounds.  Thanks to a grant from the Taking Root Foundation that is sponsored by Duke Energy, Lakota East students and community members will be able to plant trees and begin phase I of a reforesting an area behind the baseball field.  You can read more about the grant at this website:   LEAF club members will be at the event to help coordinate the project. Volunteers are still needed for this event that will begin at 9AM on October 22nd and conclude when the last tree is planted and mulch is spread.  If you can volunteer, consider bringing a shovel, a good pair of work gloves and some water.  Snacks will be provided.  Contact Environmental Science Teacher, Mark Folta via email at if you have any questions.
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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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

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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.
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