Garfield and Harding middle school students — about 200 of 'em — participated in the event as part of National Bike Month.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Harding 8th graders racked up another first-place Power of the Pen finish as the team beat out 44 other teams at the regional tournament.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Mary Gannon, who tutors students at Harding Middle School, was born without arms. It hasn't slowed her down one bit.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Local principals point out some common pitfalls and share tips for parents and students. The first day of classes in Lakewood is Aug. 22.
For parents with students making the transition from an elementary school to a middle school, these next few weeks can be a challenging time. Students are becoming more independent, but parents still want to help. The local principals who talked to Patch agree that parents should stay involved, but there are ways to help students spread their wings. Here are a few tips. Parents and teachers, add yours in the comments. Keep the lines of communication open Mark Walter, principal at Lakewood’s Garfield Middle School, said parental involvement is critical at the middle school level. Academic standards are higher, and with a team of teachers and family members, students are more likely to succeed. As with the rest of the district, the first day…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Despite the summer-like weather, this year’s Old House Fair at Harding Middle School brought out the crowd on Saturday.
Despite the summer-like weather, this year’s Old House Fair at Harding Middle School brought out the crowd on Saturday. At times throughout the day, the gymnasium was packed with guests. About 50 booths from area organizations, institutions and businesses provided information about all-things-old-homes.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
With its annual summer camp program, the city of Lakewood's popular youth volunteer organization is sending hundreds of students around the community to aid those in need.
Year after year, H2O – otherwise known as Help to Others – continues to improve the lives of hundreds if not thousands of people in the community. Started in 1991 by Lakewood’s Division of Youth to help develop students’ character, habits and world view, the organization attracts sixth to ninth graders whose small contributions continually make a big difference in the city, assistant coordinator Emmie Hutchison said. During the school year, H2O works in conjunction with the staff and students at Harding and Garfield middle schools to organize fundraisers, craft public service announcements and write letters and make out cards to soldiers, veterans and others who benefit from their acts of kindness. During the summer, the non-profit …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A small team of seventh and eighth grade creative wordsmiths beat out 7,000 students overall to take first place.
7,000 students, 280 middle schools, 87 counties. One winner. The precocious Harding Middle School Power of the Pen team arrived at the College of Wooster over the weekend to compete against the top 10 percent of young writers in Ohio, and went home knowing the best team won. With the best combined score from regionals and states, Team Harding won the first place Sweepstakes Trophy and coach Ruth Pangrace couldn't be prouder of the collective accomplishments of her creative writing squad. "When the announcement came that Harding was the first place school, with the best record in the state, the students and I were jubilant," said Pangrace. "The entire team of 12 danced and leapt to the expansive stage of McGaw Chapel amid cheers and a …
Monday, May 23, 2011
A Memorial Day event, self-help and good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.
Monday: Dr. River Smith, a local psychologist and author of "A Conspiracy to Love: Living a Life of Joy, Generosity & Power," will teach techniques aimed at helping to achieve control, get more love in your life and get what you want at the Lakewood Public Library. Tonight, from 7 to 8:30, he will focus on power healing. Call 216-226-8275 for information. Tuesday: The Lakewood Public Library will name the winner of its Public Art project. Earlier this year, the library announced that it had received 202 submissions from around the country for an "iconic" sculpture to be erected on the library's front lawn this fall. The Grogs for Dogs fundraiser is set from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Screaming Rooster on Madison Avenue for a fun night to …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
District will avoid spending $200,000 over two years after support staff and maintenance workers agree to wage freezes.
Lakewood schools and the unions representing support staff and maintenance and food service workers agreed to extend the employees' salary contracts for two years and freeze base salaries. The agreement will save the district $200,000 over the next two years and preserve terms of the current contract. The school board on Monday approved the extension, which runs from August through July 2013, on first reading. Supeintendent Dr. Joe Madak said the contract extension represents "how best to go forward in our mutual best interests." The board vote came after an hour of deliberation in executive session at Monday’s regular meeting at Harding Middle School. Over the past three years, school officials have sought ways to shrink spending, and …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Board president Matt Markling pressed Athletic Director Robert Thayer over speculation that coaches, too bent on winning, work to prevent their athletes from playing in more than one sport.
Lakewood Board of Education president Matt Markling said speculation is growing among some parents, students and staff about coaches who heavily discourage student athletes from playing more than one sport at Lakewood High School. The subject was publicly broached during Monday’s regular meeting at Harding Middle School as Athletic Director Bob Thayer gave his quarterly update to the board. During his presentation, he mentioned that one-sport student athletes perform much higher scholastically than non-athletes, and he referenced data showing that non-athletes average about a 2.4 grade point average versus athletes whose average GPA’s lie in the mid to high 3.0 range. When hearing this, Markling asked Thayer why, after repeated requests…