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PEER TUTORING - EAST MAIN CAMPUS  - Students from National Honor Society will be offering tutoring in all subject areas in room 248 from 2:50-3:20 PM on the Mondays listed below. The tutoring sessions are open to any student in the district. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Alexander at

PEER TUTORING - EAST FRESHMAN CAMPUS - Peer tutoring has started at East Freshman Campus. It will take place every Monday and Wednesday in the Freshman Campus Media Center from 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn from peers! Bring homework or study material from any class to receive help. Please contact Mrs. Canepa or Mrs. Donovan, Freshman Campus Guidance Counselors for more information.
#EASTSIDEPRIDE - Great Things Going On At East!
  • A huge THANK YOU to all of the wonderful volunteers that participated in the PTSO Craft Show this past weekend. Crafters RAVED about the volunteers and commented over and over again how the Lakota East show is the best around in no small part to the courteous, polite, friendly, supportive students. THANKS TO EVERYONE!
  • Students in Craig Gleason's CP Physics classes have been studying torque. To help them visualize this concept, they built mobiles. Here is a sampling of their work!


  • Peer Tutoring at the Main Campus took on a whole new focus last week during XH as students facilitated lessons with other students on the Prezi Presentation Program. Students seamlessly facilitated sessions with both presentation skills and circulating around providing one-on-one direction. Congratulations to teacher Jen Reid on setting up this great model for students to learn from one another!


  • Anonymous Students at Lakota East started Twitter Accounts last week that encouraged students to share POSITIVE messages about their peers. What happened over the course of the next 48 hours was AWESOME. Students harnessed the power of social media to flood the accounts with special and caring first hand thoughts about their classmates. The vibe in the buildings was nothing short of electric. Just another example of the AWESOME students we have at East!


  • The 50-word memorization activity is a rite of passage in Mr. Honhart's Speech Class.  At the beginning of the Famous Memorized Speech Unit, students have 30 minutes in class to memorize the 50-word passage visible in the picture below and flawlessly present it in front of class.  Once they successfully do so, they pick out a prize.  It proves to students that they are capable of memorizing.  Every student pictured eventually got it right. 



  • The Thunderhawk Athletic Teams had another GREAT fall season this year! Highlights from the individual teams can be found below. The competition for the coveted East/West All Sports Traveling Trophy was fierce this fall. At the conclusion of the fall season, East leads West by the score of 5.5 to 3.5. Thunderhawk victories included: Boys Cross County, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Girls Tennis!



Under the leadership of head coach Cheryl Davis, the Varsity Cheerleaders turned in another strong season. Showing spirit throughout the season with their support of the football team, the cheerleaders led the best student section in the State of Ohio to weekly record crowds!

Boys Cross Country


Behind head coach Adam Thomas, the East Boys CC team completed a tremendous 2015 season at the State Championships with sophomore Dustin Horter placing third overall. Horter who was the GMC Boys CC Athlete of the Year also won GMC, District and Regional individual titles. Behind Horter, the Thunderhawks as a team were first at the Xavier University and Princeton Invites. The team was 2nd at the East Invite and third overall at the GMC Championships. The Thunderhawk boys return 6 of their top 7 in 2016!

Girls Cross Country


Led by head coach Adam Thomas, the Girls Cross Country Team had another solid season in 2015. Early in the year they won the Princeton Invitational and set new personal records at the Harrison Invite. The Hawks finished 3rd at the GMC Championships. The team earned a trip to the Regional Championships by becoming Southwest District Runner ups at VOA on Saturday, October 24th. The team finished 10th at the Regional Championships.  The Hawks were led by junior Abby Whayne. Abby had her lifetime best performance this year of 19:08 for 5k (3.1 miles). This is the 7th fastest time by any female in Lakota East history.



Under the direction of head coach Rick Haynes, East finished 2015 with an overall record of 3-7 and 1-6 in the GMC. The Thunderhawks got some early season success winning all 3 of the contests in the first four games before injuries set them back. East will return in 2016 with a group of underclassman that received a lot of game time experience in 2015. 

Boys Golf


The 2015 Boys Varsity Golf team, led by head coach Jeff Combs, won their 6th overall GMC Championship this season and were also Sectional Champions. The team was consistently ranked in the top 5 for Division 1 golf teams in Cincinnati. The team finished 8th overall at District. 

Girls Golf


East Girls Golf 2015 highlights under theleadership of head coach Cindy Feltman included a head-to-head defeat of Lakota West and 5 dual match victories. The team finished 5th in the GMC, 6th at Sectionals and Senior Devin Kelley qualified to District.

Boys Soccer


Led by head coach Jeremy Hilen, the East Boys Soccer Team finished their season 8-8-2 overall and 5-4 (tied for 5th) in the GMC. A highlight of the season was the teams 3rd straight victory over district nemesis Lakota West.

Girls Soccer


The Girls Soccer Team, under the leadership of  head coach Tom McEwan, finished their 2015 season with an overall record of 9-6-3 and 4-3-2 in the “always tough” GMC (5th place). The Hawks earned big wins this year over Centerville and Seton. In addition they knocked off the KY defending state champs 3-1. East held their own against perennial conference leaders Oak Hills and Mason, losing close contests to both by a single goal. 

Girls Tennis


The Girls Tennis team concludes another fine season of play under the direction of head coach Karen Barnes. East finished with an overall match record of 11-6 and 7-2 in the GMC (3rd place). East defeated district rival Lakota West again this season for the 6th straight time. The Hawks were ranked as high as #5 in the city polls.

Girls Volleyball


The Girls Volleyball team completed another outstanding season in 2015 under head coach Rob Long. The Hawks finished the season with an overall record of 22-4 and won the programs 5th overall GMC title with an undefeated league record of 9-0. East went on in the postseason to also win Sectional and District Championships. Included in their season highlights was a sweep of Lakota West and winning 14 consecutive matches. East was consistently ranked in the top five in the city all season.

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 – Nolan Warren nominated for citizenship by Mr. Honigford
  • 10th grade – Abdallah Othman nominated for caring by Ms. Kemper
  • 11th grade – Katelyn Fulmer nominated for responsibility by Mrs. Wilkerson
  • 12th grade – Riley Mann nominated for citizenship by Mrs. Toman
CLASS OF 2016 - CAP AND GOWN ORDERS - Cap & gown orders MUST BE PLACED PRIOR TO December 11, 2015.  Due to the fact gowns are customized with the Lakota East logo, there is no guarantee that gowns ordered after this date will be available in the correct size.
Graduate Services can refund unused items if you later decide not to participate in the graduation ceremony.
If you have additional questions, please contact Graduate Services at 513-272-5890.
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

Senior Pictures - Class of 2016 - Seniors, make sure you are included in this year's yearbook. Here are the guidelines for Senior Portraits. Photos do not need to be professionally done. If you are planning on having professional photos done please share this information with your photographer. Photos are due December 14, 2015. Thank you!
  • All photos must be vertical and 300 dpi x 300 dpi
  • Clothing must be school appropriate
  • No props/No logos
  • All photos must to be e-mailed in a j-peg attached file to jennifer.breland@lakotaonline.comor dropped off to the clinic on a cd/flash drive.
  • Lists will be posted on Main Street near clinic to verify who has turned in their photos. Please check to see if your photo is received.
  • If you have any questions please call 755-7211 extension 15301 and leave a message, your call will be returned by a yearbook staff member.

Thank you for your timely response.

2015 - 2016 Yearbooks on sale NOW!!!

To order your yearbook
Order by check: Download Order Form

To upload photos:
Type Lakota East and select school
Click community upload                                            
Enter Code: Thunderhawks and follow prompts.

You can also upload photos from your phone with the Walsworth app: “Yearbook Snap”
Simply download the app to your phone and start sending your photos to the yearbook. You will need to select the school and enter our code: thunderhawks

Thank you in advance! The Yearbook Staff looks forward to seeing what great photos you have to share and maybe even have them used in the book!

Need a place for your Thunderhawk to go after school? Click the link to view information about the EDGE Teen Center...LINK

Upcoming Events

Communication Tools
Twitter: @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 2016 – send message: @lehs2016
  • Class of 2017 – send message: @lehs2017
  • Class of 2018 – send message: @lehs2018
  • Class of 2019 – send message: @lehs2019
Follow instructions you receive via text message to complete your registration and begin receiving text message alerts/reminders

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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