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Principal's Message

2ND Quarter 2018

We are now in Phase 2 of our Measure E, HVAC/Modernization project. We moved 21 teachers, our Intervention Center, EPHS program, Career Center, and Bookroom into the new 2000 Building over the Thanksgiving Break. The new building provides teachers and students with state of the art mounted Extron projector system, built-in sound system, new lights, ceiling tiles, windows, window coverings, paint, and air conditioning. Phase 2 is now in progress with our 300 and 900 Buildings and the estimated time of completion is for the Spring Break, April 22nd. The overall project will be completed by the end of the 2019 calendar year.


Our Fall Semester is rapidly winding down. We will be in Final Exams after the Martin Luther King Holiday, with exams on January 22nd through the 25th. The Spring Semester will begin on January 28th. Students are taking on the rigors of coursework including many Career Technical Education courses to better connect academics to education. In addition, our staff is diligently working on Single Subject Integration (SSI) to authentically integrate the pathway theme within standards-based and high-quality instruction by providing thematic product, process, content, and environment. It also requires students to demonstrate understanding of connections to their pathway.


Overall, this 1st Quarter our students are excelling and the academic failure rate has not been this low for many years. We are very proud of our staff that are working hard to ensure our students receive a quality education, even during the challenges of going through construction.


We have recently complete our 8th Grade Showcase Night, with a great turnout of over 300 parents in attendance. The evening provided parents and students the opportunity to observe student work, student performance, and hear from students and staff about what Lakewood High School has to offer. In addition, we just completed our 8th grade shadow days with 240, 8th grade students participating in a day at Lakewood High School. Students were exposed to all that we have to offer and to experience a “day in the life of a high school student” on our campus. We are continuing to attract many students from in and out of the district. Lakewood is definitely a school that has a great deal to offer and it is evident from the number of families that have expressed an interest in our school.


Lastly, as we progress into the holiday season, we wish all of our Lakewood Family a peaceful and restful holiday season.


       Mario A Jimenez   Shawn Abbate