Lakewood Public Schools

Preparing our students for success

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    Camp Viking - Summer School Opportunities

    The Lakewood Public Schools will offer in-person summer school opportunities to its current K-8 students free of charge.  The goal of "Camp Viking" is to meet the needs of students by providing additional instruction to close learning gaps and/or additional social and emotional attention in a personal, safe, fun, and caring environment.  

    All students currently in grades K-4 are eligible, but students who have been identified as at-risk, students not reading at grade level, and students who did not meet their NWEA reading and math anticipated growth targets over the course of this school year will be given priority.

    Similarly, all students currently in grades 5-8 are eligible, but students who have been identified as at-risk or earned a C- or less in their ELA or math classes will be given priority.

    Four two-week sessions, meeting Monday - Thursday between 8:00 (or 8:15) - noon, are being offered.  K-4 classes will be held at Lakewood Elementary School while 5-8 classes will be at Lakewood Middle School.  Students will receive breakfast and lunch and limited busing will be available.  Again, students may sign up for more than one session.   

    Please use the link below for more information:

    To register, click on the REGISTER NOW link on the Camp Viking page.

    If you have questions, please contact your principal.


  • Dear Lakewood Community Member,

    In his 1779 Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, Thomas Jefferson laid out the idea and purpose of public education.  Two very important ideas were imbedded in Jefferson’s proposition – community and excellence.  I know of few other communities as supportive in the pursuit of excellence for its young people than communities that make up the Lakewood Public Schools.

    Whereas Jefferson was focused on the expectation of developing citizens for a new democracy, today the expectations of schools are numerous, varied and ever-increasing.  Beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic, the staff of the Lakewood Public Schools is committed to the intellectual, physical, and emotional well-being of each individual student. 

    This commitment to students as individuals and learners is evident in the district’s mission, vision, and promise:

    • Mission – Preparing Our Students for Success
    • Vision – As a community, we will: Educate, Empower, and Equip our Students for Life
    • Promise – Every Student, Every Class, Every Day

    We are proud of the rich tradition of the Lakewood Public Schools and thank those who have done so much to support the district.  Whether you are currently a community member, are new to the area or are considering choosing a different, more personal approach to education for your student, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    With Viking Pride


    Steven C. Skalka Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools

     Dr. Steven Skalka

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  • Full Day Start/Stop Times

    LECC, 8:47 a.m./3:35 p.m.

    LES, 8:32 a.m./3:20 p.m.

    LMS, 7:27 a.m/2:15 p.m.

    LHS, 7:20 a.m./2:08 p.m.


    Half Day Dismissal Times

    LES - 11:47 a.m. 
    LECC - 12:02 p.m.
    LMS - 10:40 a.m.
    LHS - 10:30 a.m.

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