News & Announcements

Cinco de Mayo ESL Family Fiesta

Wednesday, May 4th 2022
Lakeside High School Cafeteria

5:00-6:00 Music of Jazz Latina
6:00-8:00 Dinner and Prizes / Acknowledgments AND games for our students

Miércoles 4 de Mayo, 2022
En la cafeteria y en el Gym de la Lakeside High School
5:00-6:00 Música de Jazz Latina
6:00-8:00 Cena y Premios / Reconocimientos Y juegos para nuestros estudiantes

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL 5.3.22

Tomorrow Tuesday, May 3rd there will be a Professional Development Day and NO SCHOOL for students.

Erie Intermediate Students Participate in Poetry Cafe

The students in Mrs. Aponte’s 6th grade ELA class at Erie Intermediate school participated in a Poetry Cafe for National Poetry Month. The students read poems to find one that spoke to them, wrote it in their poetry notebook, practiced reading it and took to the “stage” to perform for their classmates who were enjoying some cafe treats.

Diversity Immersed Through Instructional Resources and Embedded Learning

Diversity Immersed through Instructional Resources and Embedding Learning
Although we celebrate Black History Month every year in February, it truly can be celebrated all year long. Learning about these amazingly intelligent, beautiful, historical people on a regular basis is the emphasis in the Ashtabula Area City Schools.

Ontario Primary students in Mrs. Love’s 2nd Grade class learned about many Black American history and culture through the children's book "The ABC’s of Black History" by Rio Cortez.

As RoLesia Holman, AACS Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion supported teachers and administrators to find instructional resources to celebrate Black History Month, she found a wealth of resources, partnered with ACDL (Ashtabula County District Library) and made books available for all AACS employees. Of the many books that caught her eye, she chose to read the ABCs of Black History, a children's book that introduced Black Americans whose name or profession matched with each letter of the alphabet.

" I liked learning about how all of the people we learned about helped the whole world." said Danicia Keyes.

Kinley DelValle shared " I liked learning about how one person can help so many."

Elijah Evans exclaimed, “I loved doing this project. I loved learning about Martin Luther King, James Van DerZee and all of the sport stars".

This comprehensive and colorful text was full of information set to rhythmical and rhyming prose. She and 2nd grade teacher Lisa Love, set out to create a project where Ms. Holman read segments of the book (during multiple visits), Mrs. Love and her students did additional research, colored pictures of the African-Americans and hung them in the hallway at Ontario Primary School so that others could see and learn about the many Black Americans who experienced and/or contributed to math, science, the arts and more. Mrs. Love shared, " I learned so much by doing this project. So many amazing contributions were made by people who are not given the recognition they deserve."

The project spanned three months and covered several standards and integrated instruction. It helped 2nd graders learn about Black women and men who helped shape the world we live in today. They discovered the rich tapestry of our history, the value of diversity, equity and inclusion and how we all benefit from it.

Pictured is Danicia Keyes wearing a Rosa Parks shirt standing next to her project.

Lakeside Welcomes New Resource Officer

Ashtabula, OH — The day before Robert Ginn began his new role as the school resource officer at Lakeside High School, the 25 year plus veteran of law enforcement was thrilled with excitement almost like a youngster starting their first day of school. “Everyone has made me feel so welcome and students at Lakeside are so open to communication,” said Ginn.

Lakeside High School Principal Dr. Perkins is thrilled to have his experience and expertise in the building. “We are excited to have Deputy Ginn on our team! He has stated and shown he is about positive lasting relationships with our scholars and staff. I have already received a lot of positive feedback from our families, staff and scholars about the way he has come into our schools as a breath of fresh air. Citing, namely, his positive attitude and respect toward everyone.” said Dr. Perkins.

Ginn started in Law Enforcement in 1996. He spent a period of time with the police, then went to the sheriff in 2006, and spent time as a school resource officer from 2010-2012 at Pymatuning Valley. He also has had experience on the SWAT team and had a K-9 for years. Officer Ginn said, “I look forward to providing a bridge between the community, school, and law enforcement” which has been a priority and passion in his career.

Class Tournaments Held at Lakeside High School

Lakeside High School had a day filled with energy, spirit, and fun as they participated in the Class Tournaments for their SPIRIT WEEK! This event was put on by the Student Council under the direction of Natalie Perfette.

Activities such as dodgeball, obstacle course, quidditch, eating contest, and tug of war rounded out their day. Fun was had by all!

AACS Grateful for Our ESP's!

What are ESP's in public education? They are Education Support Professionals who assist in schools running smoothly. They include all secretaries, paraprofessionals, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers, and the others who support educators, school leadership, and the students, too. These professionals do their part in making public schools exceptional for every child so they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve.

Ashtabula Area City Schools is blessed with an amazing group of ESP's for which we are so grateful for!

Lakeside High School Youth Philanthropy Board Presents Grants to Local Agencies

Lakeside High Schools Youth Philanthropy Group established through the inspiration of the Ashtabula Foundation with the program idea to cultivate the next generation of philanthropists who would learn the values and attitudes that would enable them to see charity as a vital part of their lives.

It is a Student-Led Board, under the direction of Advisor Colleen Wheeler which the group receives $5,000 from The Ashtabula Foundation. The philanthropy boards then complete a grant process to solicit grant requests from local charities, including announcements in the newspaper of the availability of grant money. The students interviewed the applicants online, in-person or on-site. Discussions were held to determine the impact that the proposals would have on our county. Lastly, they debated the monetary awards to present. It was a fantastic learning process.

Lakeside's Youth Philanthropy Board includes the following members:

Kiera Hudson
Saphria Johnson
Korney Mansfield
Andrew McKee
Hannah McKee
Robert Mullen
Dyln Newsome
Adriana Sturgill
Grace Wrightnour

The following agencies were presented with donations:

Samaritan House
Conversation Station
Community Counseling Center
Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County
Ashtabula Arts Center
Ashtabula Little League
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League

2022 Prom Court Announced

Congratulations to the 2022 Lakeside High School Prom Court:

Queen Candidates - Erica Housel, Grace Wrightnour, Sadee Hamilton, Izzy Isco, Maddy Hogan, Hannah McKee

King Candidates - Kyler Sabatine, Fernando Cotts, Darien Williams, Joey Varckette, Thurston Shaw, Omar Narvaez

Kindergarten Registration- May 20th

Friday, May 20th, 2022 will be Kindergarten Registration at Michigan Primary from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. by appointment ONLY. Please call 440.992.1250 or 440.992.1234 to schedule your appointment. Please come with alorl necessary documentation to your scheduled appointment.
There will be NO PRESCHOOL or KINDERGARTEN on Friday, May 20th.
Please see the attached link for additional information

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