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.