A recommendation will be made at the March 27, 2019 Lake Local Schools Board of Education meeting to change the start and end times of the school day for our students, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The proposal will ask for Lake Elementary School to begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m. Lake Middle School and Lake High School students would start at 8:45 a.m. and the final bell would ring at 3:30 p.m.

The recommendation is based on information gathered by a committee of teachers and parents over the past year.  Their recommendation summary outlined the benefits and possible negative effects of school day hours for different child age groups. The committee studied test scores, attendance, behavior, graduation rate, safety, physical and mental health, and they consulted with another school district who flipped the school day hours. Additionally, the group considered the results of sleep habit surveys taken by our students last year. From a medical viewpoint, Dr. Michael Neeb and Dr. Ramalinga Reddy, Directors of the Mercy Health Children’s Hospital Sleep Disorder Program, enthusiastically endorse this change for our students.

If the Lake Board of Education votes to implement the time changes, we will schedule a date and time for a public meeting. This meeting will allow parents to hear our plans for child care, transportation, Penta Career Center, athletics, and other potential effects of changing the start and end times of the school day. If you have any questions or concerns about this possible change, please feel free to contact me at 419-661-6677 during normal school hours or email me at jwitt@lakeschools.org.


Lake Schools will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 25 on the topic of school hours for the 2019-20 school year. The time and location of this event will be announced early next week. If you have questions or concerns about this process you are encouraged to call 419-661-6672 or send an email to jwitt@lakeschools.org. Mr. Witt will return all communication within 24 hours.

For this year’s spring production, Lake High School is preparing Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical about a young woman who comes to New York in the early 1920’s with a thirst to prove herself. Ready to explore a bold new world, she throws herself in to the challenges of work, friendship and love in a thoroughly modern way. When challenges arise, she uses her wit and strength to find solutions in this heartwarming and comedic tale. While you may not have seen this show before, plan to come and see why it may quickly become one of your new favorites!


Adapted from a book by RICHARD MORRIS and DICK SCANLAN and featuring the new music by JEANINE TESORI and new Lyrics by DICK SCANLAN, this story was first seen as a farce in the late 1960’s. It features an original story and screenplay by RICHARD MORRIS for the Universal Pictures Film. Come see this production of Thoroughly Modern Millie on March 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00 PM, or on Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 PM in the auditorium of Lake High School. Tickets will be available at the door, although all seats are reserved. They are $6 for Students and seniors over 60, and $8 for adults. To reserve tickets, please visit the link below.  For other information, you can also call 419-661-3000, and then dial extension 3832.

Message from the Superintendent:

Welcome to the website of the Flyers of the Lake Local School District. Located in the the northern part of Wood County, our district is attended by approximately 1700 kids. We employ 100 highly qualified teachers, a dedicated and proud support staff, and are proud to have some of the best facilities in the state of Ohio.

We are in close proximity to the Owens Community College, The University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and our students who chose a career path attend Penta Career Center before moving on to the workforce or higher education. Our district is made up of the villages of Walbridge and Millbury as well as Lake Township. Our community is southeast of Toledo and our residents have access to all the amenities of a large city while still enjoying the quiet and slower pace of a small town and rural atmosphere.

Our expectations for our students are centered around excellence. We expect to be successful in the classroom as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and in service to our community.

Enjoy your trip through our website and we hope that you find the information you are seeking. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 419-661-6677 or send me an email at jwitt@lakeschools.org.


Jim Witt