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Sophomores and Juniors take the PSAT on October 14th - All Lakota East Sophomores and Juniors will take the Practice SAT (PSAT) on Wednesday, October 14th. The PSAT provides terrific information on academic readiness for college and also enters all juniors into the National Merit Scholarship Competition which can earn the student significant scholarships for college.  Students must be on time, as testing will begin promptly at 8:05 am, the start of our school day. Students arriving late will not be able to enter the testing rooms. We strongly encourage all who are taking the test to get a good night’s rest, and eat a good breakfast.
All Seniors will have late arrival on October 14th but must be in school by 10:45 a.m. in order to receive information and order forms for graduation materials as well as a College/Career Presentation.
Lakota East Theater Presents - Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. - Children of all ages will enjoy Lakota East’s first production of the year, School House Rock, Live! Jr. It’s just what you expect -- a live, theatrical version of the Saturday morning cartoons. It includes many of your old favorites, including :A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing, Three is a Magic Number, Unpack Your Adjectives, Just a Bill, The Preamble, Do the Circulation, Conjunction Junction, Great American Melting Pot, Elbow Room, Interplanet Janet, Interjections

This is the student-run production of East’s season, so the lead roles have been double-cast, and the entire production process is led by students, under the supervision of the Thunderhawk Theater staff.
Performances are: Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. All tickets are $10 Click here to get your tickets for this fun performance.
College Wednesdays - Beginning Wednesday, September 30th Guidance Counselors will be in room 287 on Wednesday afternoons from 2:45 - 3:45 to assist seniors with Common Application, Naviance, and scholarship applications. Students may stop in for help with applying to college on any Wednesday between September 30th and November 18th.

Peer Tutoring at East Freshmen 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!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Mullins on being selected the Optimist Student of the Month for October!
  • Students in Dave McKain's Computer Science 2 Class recently took part in a project planning meeting with representatives from the Community Foundation. The partnership between the students and the community foundation seeks to provide software/app design for the community foundation as a 'real-world experience' to compliment the instruction in class! It's a win-win for both organizations!


  • Students in David Vogt's Psychology Class completed a “Project for Mastery” covering Altered States of Consciousness by making an infographic over a topic that most interested them.

Afterwards students participated in a carousel walk, walking around viewing the work of their peers, learning more about the other selected topics that were created. Students did an amazing job demonstrating their knowledge of the content!




  • Students in Kristen Statt's new Theater Arts Elective have been hard at work refining their skills 'behind the scenes.' Here is an example of some of the outstanding work they have been doing practicing their makeup application skills. This is an example of a robot arm.


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 – Madison Earl nominated for caring by Ms. Auhagen
  • 10th grade – Benjamin Reimer nominated for responsibility by Mrs. Drew
  • 11th grade – Amanda Finke nominated for responsibility by Ms. Jaynes
  • 12th grade – Madison Dodd nominated for citizenship by Mrs. Coltrane
Shoe Project: Lakota East Student Leads District-Wide Shoe Drive
Donate Your Gently Used, New Shoes through Oct. 9
Do you have any new or gently used shoes you don’t wear anymore? Lakota East sophomore John Ferguson started something called the Shoe Project. He’s already collected and delivered more than 1,000 shoes to countries all over the world. He’s now partnering with all 22 Lakota schools to host a district-wide shoe drive and extend that effort to our local community.
The drive is September 21 through October 9. Look for a box in the main office. We are collecting any shoes, regardless of size or type. They will all be donated to local families in need, and around the world, too. Let’s lead the way and collect more than any other school around the district. Thank you for your support!
The Athletic Department is excited to announce that we will once again be hosting a series of events to support Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati and the fight against breast cancer. These events are commonly referred to as our Hawks for the Cure campaign. In addition to our athletic events we will be selling Hawks for the Cure T-shirts and gift baskets. Every penny that is collected is donated! As a point of reference, over the last six years we have donated nearly $70,000.00 to the cause. This would not have been possible without the support that we receive from our school and community.

The month long program will include the following athletic events:

  • October 1, 2015 – Girls Soccer vs. Fairfield (Time: 5:00 and 7:00, football stadium)
  • October 13, 2015 – Volleyball vs. Sycamore (Huge event with basket raffles, split the pot and other promotions. Time: 4:30 – 10:00, main gym)\
  • October 16, 2015 – Football vs. Colerain (5:30 – 9:00, football stadium)
  • October 17, 2015 – 5th Annual Zumba for the Cure (7:00 - 9:00 pm, main gym) Zumba for the Cure 2015 Flyer

Please stop down to the athletic office if you are interested in supporting Hawks for the Cure.

  • T-Shirts - $10
  • Gift Bags - $75 and $35
The 5th Annual Zumba for the Cure is Saturday, October 17th  from 7-9 pm in the East High School gymnasium.  It will be a fun-filled event filled with music, dancing and incredible raffle prizes.  It is $5 for students and $10 for adults, but don’t forget some extra cash for raffles and split the pot. All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome and encouraged to come! Zumba for the Cure 2015 Flyer
Colleges/Universities to Visit East - Many colleges and universities will be visiting East this fall to allow our Seniors to meet with representatives from these schools to assist them in their post-secondary planning. Students can register for these sessions via their Naviance Accounts.
  • October 7 - 9:50-10:40 - Indiana University
  • October 8 - 9:50-10:40 - Wright State University
  • October 29 - 9:50-10:40 - Miami University
Athletic Boosters 5k Run/Walk - The Lakota East Athletic Boosters will be hosting the 3rd annual ThunderRun 5k Run/Walk at East on Saturday November 21 at 9:30 am with awards immediately following the race.  The 5k course will start at Lakota East and finish on the Lakota East track.  Attached is the registration form that can be mailed in or you can register at or register the day of the event starting at 8:00 a.m.
If you have any questions please contact Lee Sellers at or Kristin Sellers at
There will be music, booths and events on the day of the race to entertain the whole family.  Help us make this event a success for our student athletes!
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

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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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