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Important News

updated: 4/15/19


Dear 2019 Graduates and Parents,


Greetings!  Please refer to this letter for graduation and end of the year information: 


  • Cap and Gowns have been ordered for every student. The representative from Herff Jones will be at LHS on Wednesday, May 1st between 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and at A-tech on Thursday, May 2nd during lunchtime to pass out cap/gown and announcement orders, and collect payments if a balance is due. 


  • Final Exams for LHS Seniors will be given on Monday, May 13th and Tuesday, May 14th. We will follow a regular schedule both days, but students will take Periods 2, 4, and 6 exams on Monday, and Periods 1, 3, 5, and 7 exams on Tuesday. Seniors must be in every period each day whether you are taking an exam or not.   Students will take any make up exams on May 15th.  Students who do not have make up exams, will be dismissed from school at the end of the day on May 15th


  • The Senior Awards Ceremony Brunch will be by "invitation only" and will be held May 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the LHS Commons.


  • A-tech Graduation Ceremony will be held on May 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the LHS Gymnasium.


  • The Lakeside High School Graduation for the Class of 2019 is TUESDAY, May 21st at 6:00 p.m. Graduation will take place in the Gymnasium at LHS. Students must report to the LHS auditorium by 5:00 p.m. EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE 5 TICKETS. 2 Additional tickets may be requested by contacting Jason Baxter at (440) 993-2534.  Leave a message with your student’s name and they will be added to the list to receive 2 additional tickets. You will not receive a call back. The graduation ceremony will be broadcast in the air-conditioned auditorium, with theater seating, for overflow.


*** For those who need more than the allotted number of tickets ( 7 per student ) please remember we will have free seating in the LHS Auditorium. The Auditorium is also air conditioned, has padded seats and handicapped accessible. There will be a live stream of Graduation just as it is happening in the Gymnasium. Also, new this year, we will be streaming the Graduation so that if you have family that live out of town or someone is ill they will be able to watch Graduation online at their home.***



  • GRADUATION PRACTICE will take place on Monday, May 20th from 9:00 am. til 12 Noon. IF YOU ARE NOT AT PRACTICE YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION EXERCISES.  (****A-tech students will report to A-tech after rehearsal****)



On Graduation Practice Day, students will enter through the STUDENT PARKING ENTRANCE and report to the main gym and sit in the bleachers on the home side.  On Graduation Day, students will enter through the STUDENT PARKING ENTRANCE and report to the auditorium and sit in assigned seat. The Graduates are asked to be dressed as follows:


  • Young Ladies: Dresses or dress slacks (halter tops and denim are not acceptable) Skirts and blouses (no tank tops). Dress shoes. Tennis shoes, flip flops, and shorts are not permitted. Remember when choosing shoes you will be walking up the stairs to the stage. Bring or wear your shoes to practice. Hair color needs to not cause undue attention.
  • Young Men: Dress slacks (denim, jeans or pants displaying chains are not permitted). Dress shirt with a collar and tie. Dress shoes. Tennis shoes (with the exception of ALL black), flip flops, and shorts are NOT permitted. Hair color needs to not cause undue attention.
  • Any deviation from this listing of appropriate attire will be considered inappropriate and will prevent you from participating in the graduation ceremony. Gum, sunglasses, and electronic devices of any type are prohibited. Please refrain from bringing cell phones or purses.
  • Graduation will be conducted with dignity and respect. Every parent and student deserves to be recognized and acknowledged. It is the expectation of the Ashtabula Area City Schools and Lakeside High School that graduating seniors and their parents/guests will respond in a positive and respectful manner that is warranted by a graduation. Please advise your family/guests of this requirement. Inappropriate demonstrations by individuals will result in removal from the event.
  • Please refrain from bringing purses and NO CELL PHONES!


Questions??? Please contact: Mr. Klinar, Principal, Ms. Carey, Asst. Principal, & Mrs. Potter, Senior Class Advisor.





At the bottom of the page is a PDF (Pic cardB see below)

for graduation pictures

you MUST fill it out and get it back to

Mrs. Potter

in the guidance office ASAP!



The Lakeside Loop Colors of Cancer

May 3rd







COLLECTION OF WATER BOTTLES: April 2 –until we have enough, collection will begin in the lunch room A.S.A.P. Staff is asked to collect from home or in your classroom.  Let me know if you need a container for collection.


T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST:  April 2-15 Design winners will be announced on April 16th .


RUNNER SIGN-UPS: April 16-29   Sign-ups will be at each lunch daily. The cost is $15.00 and includes t-shirt & color cloud powder.





Prom will be April 27th at Andrus Banquet from 7 - 10 PM

Stay tuned for more information....



Cap and Gown Pick-up


LHS: May 1st from 10:00 AM thru lunch

ATech: May 2nd during designated lunches


If you haven't ordered your GRADUATION stuff... 


Contact Herff Jones:

Rick Call 330-678-8138




Senior Review & Slideshow:

Please see Mrs. Raffa, Taylor Allgood or Allie Perry for more information & details:


Send baby pictures, senior pictures & intended graduation plans to


The Review will be May 10th @ 2 PM in the LHS Auditorium

**ATech students encouraged to participate too!!

You will have a bus so that you can attend!!





Class of 2019 Lakeside High School Graduation Announcements



If you would like to order additional announcements stop in the guidance office.

Each additional announcement is $1.75. 



Stop into the Guidance Office to check out the scholarships

scholarships are continually arriving

Scholarships are also posted on the website





AP Students who are taking their AP Test


18-19 Schedule:


May 7th - Physics 1 @ 12 PM


May 8th - English Comp. & Lit. @ 8 AM


May 10th - American History @ 8 AM


May 13th - Biology @ 8 AM


May 14th - Calculus @ 8 AM


May 15th - English Language & Comp. @ 8 AM


ALL tests will be given in the LHS LGI room

Students will be called down at appropriate times. 

Any questions please see AP teacher or Mrs. Nooney











Congratulations to those accepted To Ashtabula Technical & Career Campus for 2019-2020!!







Looking for a JOB??


PIONEER Waterland & Dry Fun Park is Hiring

They are looking for responsible, friendly, positive individuals to become lifeguards. Other positions are also available, such as dry attraction attendants, quick service concession, cashiers, etc. If you know of anyone interested in working full or part time during the summer months, please have them either call us at 440-285-5200 or 440-285-0910 or email us


*AT NO COST, we will train and Ellis certify individuals interested in becoming shallow or pool lifeguards in 2-3 days. 


Dear Lakeside High School Parent/Guardian(s):


We are so excited that this year we are able to offer students the chance to be a part of our school’s chapter of Drug Free Clubs of America (DFCA)! This unique club combines the efforts of schools, parents and the community into one prevention tool to protect students from experiencing the spiraling consequences of teenage drug and alcohol abuse. Very simply stated, the DFCA is a voluntary club that students can choose to participate in which gives them an added reason to say “no” to drugs. This is an uplifting program created originally by firefighters for schools to focus on rewarding students who are making drug-free choices, and ensuring that those teens have a solid plan to stand up to peer pressure when they may need it the most.

Take a moment to read the enclosed information, discuss it, and complete the application if your student would like to join. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. Lakeside High School, Youth Opportunities and various other businesses in and around Ashtabula will also offer several perks to the students to get them excited about this opportunity (i.e. possible discounts at restaurants, businesses and opportunities to win raffle prizes, etc. throughout the school year.)

We are currently accepting applications for this school year. There is NO cost to you or the student. With the help of the Robert J. Morrison Foundation and local businesses they will be covering the drug testing and administrative costs. We will be working with ACMC and DFCA Headquarters to schedule an initial first drug test and then randomly throughout the school year.

          From our perspective, this is a very important program for all of our students. Several of the benefits are that students can use it as an ‘excuse’ to tell others why they won’t do drugs (“I can’t, I may be tested…”). It also helps to create rewards and positive peer pressure amongst the students. Members of DFCA will also receive special recognition and rewards at school and throughout the school year which will be positive motivation for more students to make the pledge to be drug free. (More details to come on the special recognition and rewards.) Not only will DFCA look great on job and college applications, students will also receive a certificate that they can present to their employers showing that they have remained drug free.

        If you have any further questions, please go to the Drug Free Club Website In addition, you may contact Melissa Nooney at or Sally Bradley at Please return the pamphlet to either Mrs. Nooney or Mrs. Bradley.



Lakeside High School Club List




Meeting: Date / Time:

Addt’l Info:

DFCA - Drug Free Club of America

Mrs. Nooney / Mrs. Bradley

1st Monday / ea mo. 3PM

Rm A214 & Open to all

Japanese Club

Beitel Sensei

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month


Rm. B104 & Open to anyone

Japanese National Honor


Beitel Sensei


Must meet the requirements:

See Beitel Sensei

Lakeside Theater Group

Mrs. Nelling/ Mrs. Montgomery


Workshop 9-22

LHS Blood Drive Club

Mrs. Colleen Wheeler

Varies: occurs more often nearer to blood drive dates.

Usually Mon. or Tues.

Meet in B213:  To volunteer at a blood drive you need to attend the meetings and participate in the other club activities.

LHS Quiz Bowl Team

Mr. Gallatin

Thursday’s after school in B211 from 3 -3:45

Season runs from October to March

LHS Yearbook Staff

Mr. Miller

9/18 at 3:15pm in E104

Additional Meetings will be set following the initial meeting

Open to all Students

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Mr. Heeren

Every other Monday 6-7:30 PM in small gym unless otherwise noted.

Open to all Students

Skills USA

Mr. Miller


ATech Multimedia Students Only

Interact Club / Rotary

Mrs. Bradley

Lunchtime - Monthly

Open to all students

National Honor Society

Dr. Haxhiu

2nd & 4th Monday’s


Key Club

Dr. Haxhiu

Tues after school


Art Club

Ms. Dipierro



Model UN

Dr. Haxhiu

7 AM Monday’s LGI


Philanthropy Club

Dr. Haxhiu

2nd & 4th Wednesday’s


Student Council

Mrs. Raffa



"Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely."