Lakewood News


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Advanced Ed
Survey for Parents

Lakewood High School along with the other schools in Sumter School District is participating in the accreditation process this school year. We are requesting your input on our school on how we currently meet your needs. Please use the survey link below and complete the survey by October 29, 2014. You may complete the on-line survey at home, work, or here at the school. Also, we can provide you with a paper copy for your convenience.
Thank you for your very important feedback.

Click on the link below and follow the instructions.
Make sure you click on Lakewood High School.

Class of 2015
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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 student ID, which is in its original issued condition.

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. Based on your response to our survey this past year, every student will have a new picture taken each year, only seniors will have a border, green and well deserved, and you may clip it or hang it, just like regular employees do in the real world. Students will still be able to earn their 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 academic and citizenship pins throughout the school year.

From the Principal

Another summer is over and we are all looking forward to the beginning of a new and successful year at Lakewood High School.  While most of us are anxious to begin school again, see old friends and make new ones, I am aware that some students will be a bit nervous and anxious. I can assure you that in a very short time you will find a very supportive and caring staff to help our parents and students with any concerns that may arise. I am sure you will soon feel much more relaxed as the weeks progress. I am especially hopeful that each and every student has a great year. My door is always open!
    As some may know this is my second year as principal of Lakewood High School.   However, my roots in the Lakewood community extend far more than one year.  I am a graduate of Hillcrest High School and I have lived in this community for more than 40 years. Although I have just completed my first year as principal at Lakewood, this is not my first time as a Gator.  I started my teaching career here and later became an assistant principal at Lakewood.  My most recent duty prior to becoming principal at Lakewood was as the principal for four years at the Sumter County Career Center.  While at the Career Center I had the opportunity to get to know a number of Gators who took classes at the Career Center. I believe all of these experiences prepared me to serve the Lakewood community once again, but especially as principal. I look forward to a another highly successful year where our focus will continue to be on the success of each student.  While there are a number of attributes that will contribute to our overall success, I believe a caring attitude between students, faculty, staff, parents and the community is the most important key.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Oct 15 - Tue, Oct 28
Parent Survey
Parents: please fill out by October 28
Monday, October 20
1st Quarter Ends
Defensive Driving
4:15-5:15 (Room 5033)
SHS Fall Orchestra Concert
6:30  (FAC)
Tuesday, October 21
2nd Quarter Begins
Financial Aid Day
10:00-12:00  (FAC)
Wednesday, October 22
Pledge Against Gun Violence
All Lunches
Thursday, October 23
Disability Awareness Day
8:45-3:45  (Gym)
Friday, October 24
Saturday, October 25
ACT Test Date


Today, 10/25/2014
High: 78 Low: 43
Patchy fog
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 82 Low: 48
0% chance of precipitation.