Open enrollment for 2017-2018 school year

The Lake Local School District is accepting open enrollment applications for the 2017-18 school year from May 1 through May 31, 2017.  All applications must be complete with proper documentation (current electric, water or gas bill and a current grade card). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


(The residency verification form must be completed and notarized with proper documentation attached if a family is living with someone)


These materials can be found at the link below:


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

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


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