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Reach Out Lakota Food Drive  - East Side Schools Take On West Side Schools
Community outreach and school spirit are at the center of the school district’s REACH IN for REACH OUT LAKOTA food drive, returning to Lakota schools this fall for a sixth year in a row. The district-wide food drive kicks off Oct. 20 and concludes at this year’s East vs. West football game.
Sponsored by the Lakota Board of Education, the district-wide competition pits Lakota’s East side schools against the West side schools. Students in the early childhood schools all the way up through the high schools can support their East side or West side team by bringing to school canned goods and other non-perishable items, including household and personal hygiene items.
Donations will be accepted at each school building through Oct. 29 and on-site at this year’s East vs. West football game, being held Oct. 31 at Lakota West High School. A group of distinguished community leaders will serve as judges, selecting the fullest storage unit and presenting a trophy to the winning side at the conclusion of the first quarter. Lakota’s East side schools took home the coveted trophy last year.
All donations benefit Reach Out Lakota, the largest community food and clothing pantry serving West Chester and Liberty townships. Click here for a list of food and household items most needed by Reach Out Lakota. Please begin collecting your donations now and help us show Lakota which side is the best!
Lakota East PTSO Holiday Arts and Craft Show - November 8 - 9 Yes, it is that time of year again, Craft Show Time!  The 2014 Lakota East Craft Show will be held on November 8th and 9th at East Main Campus.  Your East PTSO has been working hard to provide a great show this year. Please visit our website at  for all your craft show information.
CRAFT SHOW VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED - We need you to help run a great Lakota East Craft Show!  Every year we are told by the over 220 crafters and 6,000 guests that our VOLUNTEERS are WONDERFUL! We need all students and adults to continue this great tradition of Eastside Hospitality!  This is a huge Community event that is run by East PTSO, let’s show the public what a great school we have as we welcome them through our doors on Saturday morning.  Below are the links for East High School Students and Adults, thank you for all of your volunteer support or donations!

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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 - James White recognized for Caring. Nominated by Mrs. Patten.
  • 10th grade - Chloe Kosik recognized for Caring. Nominated by Mr. Dornan.
  • 11th grade – Ben Wegener recognized for Caring. Nominated by Mr. Haynes.
  • 12th grade – Jason Turner recognized for Determination. Nominated by Ms. Dennis.
#EASTSIDEPRIDE - Great Things Going On At East!
  • For the first time in the history of Lakota East, both the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams have qualified for State Competition, November 1 in Hebron, Ohio. GOOD LUCK to our Cross Country Teams in their quest for a State Title!


  • Zumba for the Cure raised over $4,600 and had over 200 people in attendance. It was a fun, lively night, and it was awesome to see so many people come together for a great cause!


  • Nine Lakota East Art Students were selected for the 2014 Biennial Regional High School Junior and Senior Juried Exhibition. The following East High School students art works were juried to be displayed: Chloe Casseday, Nina Celesti, Tessa Daniels, Joanna Hanley, Brooke Hill, Margie Kammerer, Brianna Marshall, Alisha Mason, Garret Murtaugh. Art work can be viewed at the Cohen Center at Xavier University from November 7 - 25, 2014.  
  • The Boys Soccer Team advanced to the Sweet 16 in the OHSAA Soccer Tournament with an upset of Walnut Hills. The Hawks will take on St. Xavier on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm at Sycamore Junior High.


  • Congratulations to Mr. Tanis, Mrs. Voytek and the band students at East Main Campus for their outstanding performances last week at the fall concert!
Athletic Boosters 5k Thunder Run/Walk - The Lakota East Athletic Boosters are hosting a 5k Run/Walk at East on Saturday November 15.  The cost is $30 per person, which includes a T-shirt, or $60 for a Family of 4, which includes 2 T-Shirts. 
The registration form is attached or you can register online at When completing your registration, you can specify a particular Lakota East Team to sponsor and that team will receive $10 from your entry fee. 
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!
Alumni Spotlight: Recent East Grad Wins Prestigious Journalism Award - Rachel Hartwick Speaks in Washington D.C....ARTICLE
Lakota East Loves - The senior members of the Lakota East High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) have made it their mission for this 2014 - 2015 school year to embark on a year-long service-oriented project to give back to the school district. With the idea of giving back to Lakota, which has done so much for the members in their educational careers, they have chosen a hands-on approach to addressing various elements in the community that mean the most to its members.

Each month beginning in October, a new theme will highlight a topic of importance to the NHS group that it will tackle in those weeks. The topics of choice are reading, veterans, winter, animals, love, the earth, students and Lakota East. With each month bringing new events and service activities, not only NHS members but all Lakota East students and community members will be invited to participate.

Throughout this week, the National Honor Society will be collecting gently used children's and young adult books as part of the Lakota East Loves campaign. Books can be brought in by students during their 4th period class. These books will then be donated to schools within the district to help our early readers! Please take some time to clean out your bookshelves and share your books with future generations.
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.
SENIOR PICTURES - Senior pictures are due December 15, 2014. Please submit to in a jpeg file labeled as: Last name, First name; or on a flash drive/cd delivered to the clinic.

Photo requirements: Vertical, at least 300 DPI, no props, background and clothing must be school appropriate. If there are any questions please e-mail Mrs. Breland at or leave a message on the yearbook line 755-7211 ext. 15301
Need a place for your Thunderhawk to go after school? Click the link to view information about the EDGE Teen Center...LINK


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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