Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dr. Bill Wagner pens a column in the Lakewood Times reminding students and staff about safety.
“One of our most important duties is to assure the safety and security of our campus for each and every one of us, every period — every day.” That was a part of a message that principal Bill Wagner shared with the Lakewood High School in a letter posted on the Lakewood Times last week. He said that recent events around the country — and locally — have emphasized the school’s need to be “more alert, visible, attentive and connected when it comes to our campus.” Wagner also shared some tips about how students and staff can be vigilant. “Throughout the day, it is critical that we do not prop doors open or let people in who do not work or attend school here, always keeping an eye and ear open at all times,” he said. For more of Wagner’s …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A group of students who disagree with the dress code are hoping to convince the school board to revisit the policy.
Many of the clothes that students received during the holidays may never be worn in a Lakewood City Schools classroom. And if students do wear them, they may be sent home. Some students who disagree with the dress code are hoping to change the policy. The girls take particular issue with a section of the dress code that state that skirts must be slightly above the knee or longer. But they’re also not happy with the hoodie ban or the no-piercings rule. They say that students are sent home on a daily basis to change clothes — and that takes away from learning. This isn’t the first time the dress code issue has been brought up this school year. Last month, a group of students launched a petition to end the district’s ban on hoodie …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
After he was sent home for misbehaving, tenth-grader at Lakewood High School said he was going to return to the school and “go off.” He may now face criminal charges.
A Lakewood High School tenth-grader who was sent home for misbehaving Friday afternoon may face criminal charges after he threatened to return to the school and “go off.” Despite some rumors, there was no weapon involved in the incident. Principal Bill Wagner said the boy was sent home after he “threw a temper tantrum” just after 2 p.m. “As security was escorting the boy off campus, he made a threatening comment about coming back to the school and going off,” Wagner said, adding that that student went into a friend's house in “close proximity” to the school instead of going home. “Since the threat was not deemed credible, yet was made loudly, in anger and in the presence of others, administration called the police to help assure he did …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
While things at the high school have quieted down, Lakewood High School principal plans on logging some time on his bicycle — and it's all about helping others.
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that Lakewood High School Principal Bill Wagner will be relaxing. While things at the high school have quieted down, Wagner plans on logging some time on his bicycle. Think 1,000 miles. This summer, Wagner is participating in two major bicycle fundraisers. The first is the last weekend in July, when he’ll participate in the four-day, 328-mile Pan Ohio Hope Ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati to benefit the American Cancer Society. Wagner is also riding in the Pedal to the Point MS 150 on Aug. 4, when he’ll lead a group of self-proclaimed Ranger Riders. The group — representing faculty, administration and staff from Lakewood City Schools — will ride 150 miles to Cedar Point to benefit …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
One lucky student won an iPad prior to a game between event sponsor Best Buy and the staff of Lakewood High School.
Rachel Ritter, a junior at Lakewood High School, was one of about 500 students with perfect attendance at the school in the second quarter. She was selected in a drawing to win a $500 iPad. And at a special event at Lakewood High School on Monday, she won. But, somehow the event turned out to be a way to recognize perfect attendance with a friendly game of dodgeball between the staff at Best Buy in North Olmsted and the teachers. The contest between the Best Buy staff and high school teachers was all in good fun. But, in case you were wondering, the teachers won.