Lake students will be taking state achievement tests online this spring

Lake Local teachers and administrators are prepping for a change in the state tests for this spring.   The Ohio Department of Education is no longer allowing the district to assess students with the paper and pencil versions of the state achievement tests.   Our teachers and administrators are putting plans in place to assist students in becoming more comfortable with the new testing conditions, and to practice with this type of testing.

Students in grades 3-12 will be tested at some point during the testing window. The testing window begins in March and will be completed by mid-May. The state achievement tests are approximately 90-105 minutes in length, depending on grade level and content area.

Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about these tests. As with any new situation, there will be a learning curve. We do not want students to become upset or anxious because of these changes.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the spring testing, please contact Jodi Takats at jtakats@lakeschools.org.

LHS Fall Play Reindeer Games

Lake High School is getting into the holiday spirit a little early as they prepare for this year’s Fall Play, Reindeer Games. Written and directed by high school teacher Jeff Lake, this appropriate-for-all-ages story recounts the tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and how he makes his way onto the team with the rest of Santa’s reindeer. The play will take place November 4 and 5 at 7:00 PM both nights. Tickets are general admission (no reservations accepted) and will be available at the box office half an hour before each show. Tickets are $5 for adults 18-59, and $3 for all students under 18, as well as for seniors over 60. Grey Flyer passes also accepted.

 Poster for LHS Play Reindeer Games

Bond Refinancing to Save Lake Taxpayers over $827,000

Bond Refinancing to Save Lake Taxpayers over $827,000

 

The Lake Local Board of Education is pleased to announce the completion of a bond refinancing that will save the Lake taxpayers an estimated $827,500. The original bonds, sold in 2001 for the construction of the middle school, were scheduled to be fully amortized in December 2025. These original bonds, however, were refinanced in 2007 that netted a total interest cost savings of $1,034,091.

“We’ve now been able to take advantage of this second refinancing, that when added to first, provided a savings of $1,861,591 in total interest costs and shorten the life of the obligation by nearly 2 years.”, according to Treasurer Jeff Carpenter.

Board President Tim Krugh said, “The bond refinancing neither helps, nor hurts, the finances of the school district in any way. All the savings goes back to the taxpayers.” “This”, explains Board member John Ervin, “underscores the Board’s commitment to the community….to be good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars by seeking cost savings whenever and wherever possible.”

2001 Original Bonds – Sold with interest rates ranges of 3.5% to 5.3%

2007 Refinanced Bonds – All sold with 4% interest rates

2016 Refinanced bonds – Average interest rate of 1.8%

Jeff Carpenter, Treasurer

9/15/2016

Practice schedule changes for September 7, 2016

Due to heat today we will adjust practices as follows:

HS Football – 6-8:00pm on practice field.
8th Football – after school in Ms. Schoen’s Rm
7th Football – after school in Mr. Nafziger’s Rm
Boys Soccer – 6-8:00 on soccer field
Girls Soccer – 3:00pm film session, meet at track bldg.
HS & MS Cross Country – 6-8:00
Volleyball, Boys & Girls Golf and Band will practice as originally scheduled.

Information for parents about Safe Arrival

See below for a letter introducing Safe Arrival, our new student attendance and absence reporting system.  Invitations will be going out to parents who have an email address on file in PowerSchool starting on August 29th, 2016.  If you are unsure if you have an email address on file in PowerSchool or would like to update your information you can fill out the PowerSchool information form below or contact your child’s school office.

Safe Arrival Parent Letter

 

PowerSchool Information form

Goodwill Pass it on Challenge vs Northwood

goodwill challenge

 

It’s time for the Goodwill “Pass it on Challenge” brought to you by 13abc! The

“Goodwill Pass it on Challenge” is a friendly competition each week between two

local high school that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill

Industries of Northwest Ohio.

Each week a Goodwill donation trailer will be placed at each of the selected

schools beginning Monday prior to that week’s game on Friday. During the week,

Goodwill attendants will accept donations of clothing, household items and

computers. Receipts for the tax deductible donation will be available from the

attendant.

On Friday, the trailers will be weighed and the school that has collected the most

weight will be announced as the winner of that week’s challenge. The winner will

receive a $500 scholarship from Goodwill and 13abc!

The match up will take place the week August 29 – Sept 1. Winner will be

announced game day of September 2 between Lake and Northwood.

Press Release on July 12th fire in Modular 4

At approximately 4:30 p.m. today, one of our coaches noticed smoke coming from the direction of our modular buildings that stand directly east of the bus parking lot.

Upon further investigation, he discovered that Modular #4 was on fire. That particular building houses records and supplies of various kinds on one side and some of the district wrestling mats on the other.

Nobody was hurt and the fire department from Lake Department and surrounding communities responded quickly and then efficiently brought the fire under control. Lake Township PD also aided in securing the grounds.

As more information becomes available, we will share it with you as quickly as possible.