Daily Announcements


Welcome to Lakewood High School
where we

believe in

A Culture of C.A.R.I.N.G

It is our belief and philosophy that ALL students are not just good, they are Great!  And so are our faculty and staff!  We are all committed to promoting great Character, Positive Actions, establishing  positive Relationships with our students and community, maintaining  Instructional rigor in every class, where we expect Nothing but excellence, and we are all not just good, but we are Great-- where all of our students and faculty show care, concern and respect for each other. We believe that when students are given the opportunity to show how great they are, and when they hear how great they are, they will all put forth their very best effort and rise to the occasion, by unleashing their own power to be successful respected individuals.

This year, we will hold Freshman Camp on August 14 with a choice of attending the 9:00am-10:30am time, or the 2:00pm-3:30pm time. This will give parents and students more flexibility and will hopefully help with your personal time. If you are going to be new to Lakewood this school, and in grades 10-12 you may still attend if you would like to.

Seniors!! Scholarship Information
Please see Guidance for Questions


Test Dates


Parent Info


ID Policy for Lakewood High School Students

  For safety reasons, it is critical that every person in the building wear an official Lakewood issued ID. This year, we want to reward each student for always having their ID on and always being on time to each class, with no tardys. Students will earn an excellence pin during the first 2 weeks of school for always being on time to all classes and having their ID cards displayed. Students will have additional opportunities to earn additional pins throughout the school year. 

From the Principal

In preparing for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year,  my message will be changing soon. Additional resources will be made available on this web page, but you may call anytime for any questions you may have at this time.
Keeping with our philosophy of a Culture of C.A.R.I.N.G., I encourage everyone in the Lakewood community to remember what each letter in C.A.R.I.N.G. means. (Character, Actions, establishing positive Relationships with rigor in every class, expecting Nothing but excellence, and knowing that we (students, faculty, staff, parents and guardians) are not just good, but we are Great).  However we also need to remember the word caring itself.  I personally care about every student at Lakewood and that care includes a sincere desire for every student's success.  I also applaud the caring you show to each other and to the wider Sumter community.  Whether your dream is to enter the work force, continue your education, enter the military, or pursue some other endeavor, everyone at Lakewood cares about your success and we want to help our students achieve their goals.   We look forward to another great school year. If I can help, please let me know. My door is always open.
Mr. John Michalik, Principal.    

Upcoming Events


Today, 7/22/2014
High: 88 Low: 71
Chance rain showers
46% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/23/2014
High: 93 Low: 71
Chance thunderstorms
40% chance of precipitation.