February 2020

Another Great Month and Time to Get Your Feedback!

Another great month for the Hawks. Our wrestling team won their 12th consecutive district title and placed 4th at the Idaho State Wrestling Tournament. Our students and coaches represented our school well - one wrestler, Colton Boettcher, won a state title in an impressive fashion; not allowing his opponent to get a single point in any of his matches at the tournament. We had numerous other students place and they all left everything on the mat. Both the girls and boys basketball teams competed hard at the district championship games, but just fell short of earning their ticket to the state tournament. We couldn't be prouder of their work ethic, teamwork, and competitive spirit. Our cheer team won the Regional Championship and will be going to the State Cheer Competition. Our dance team took second. They were tied for first, but lost in a tiebreaker to Sandpoint for the championship. They will be representing LHS at the state dance competition in two events. Our shop class qualified several students to the state skills competition next month held in Boise. In addition we have students coming everyday to the classroom working hard to meet their potential. We are so proud of our students and think they represent the best of the best!

The state of Idaho provides us with a valuable tool to get feedback from you as parents. Please click here to access the survey. The survey will take you less then ten minutes and provides us with important information as we strive to create an educational environment that best prepares your student for success. Thank you in advance for taking the survey. The survey is open until the end of this month so if you can't get to it right away, you still have time. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the school and we will assist you in any way possible.

Mr. Derrick


Lakeland High School website


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Madeline McCombs (10th grade) Hayle Jameson (11th grade), Rhonin Edwards (12th grade), Hunter Porter (9th grade)

This honor is awarded by the faculty to those students who demonstrate excellence in the following areas: a positive attitude, a concern for others, excellence in academics and an involvement in class or extracurricular activities. We also wish to recognize the role of parents in developing positive behavior traits, as well as high standards for academic and personal excellence. Congratulations!


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Carson Seay (boys basketball) and Addisen Kiefer (girls basketball)


Lakeland High School Athletic Website

Alex Edelblute - Selected to Participate in the Idaho Hall of Fame Classic

Senior Alex Edelblute was selected to participate in the prestigious Hall of Fame Classic Invite on January 25th. Only two wrestlers in each weight class are invited to this event from all the classifications combined. We are proud of his accomplishments and speaks highly of his ability and dedication to the sport. Great job!



We would like to thank G.E. Siegford, Todd Feusier, and Rich and Mary Boettcher for the donation and installation of our three new competition drop down lights in the gymnasium. Thank you for your generosity! Our educational community so appreciates your support. It helped create an awesome competitive environment for our Region 1,2 District Wrestling Tournament!


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Our very own Mr. Tyler Jacobs was nominated for North Idaho's Best of the Best High School teacher...and Won!

The nominating period for the Business Journal of North Idaho's Best of North Idaho competition closed last Friday, and one thing is especially clear — North Idaho loves its teachers.

"There’s a little bit of everybody in here," Advertising Director Kari Packer said Tuesday, examining the abundance of nominations for educators and coaches that flooded in from across the community. "It’s a big deal."

The names of about 50 different teachers and coaches were submitted by parents, students and community members who want their favorite teachers to receive recognition for all they do. This is the first year the competition has included categories for grade school, middle school and high school educators as well as high school sports coaches.

"I’m excited that we get to do something that is a reflection of the support these educators have in the community," Packer said. "This is about the businesses a lot, but it’s also about our community as a whole. And as a whole, we’re all very fortunate that we have these amazing schools and that we attract excellent educators for our kids and we get to send our kids to schools where teachers are obviously loved and appreciated."

So many ties happened that voters will notice up to nine candidates in the final round of voting. Historically, each category is narrowed to five.

"There are so many people that are shaping our kids’ lives in this community and spend so much time with our kids,” Packer said. "We should be recognizing the great ones."



Many Students Meet Rigorous College and CTE (Career, Technical, Education) Standards While in High School

Lakelands Advanced Opportunities program allows for students to individualize their high school learning plan and get a jump start on their future. Advanced Opportunities programs include college dual credit, overload high school online classes, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Career & Technical Education (CTE) certification exams, and College Level Examination Program (CLEP). These courses are currently funded by the state of Idaho and if your student meets the qualifications, college/university credit is obtained with no out of pocket expense from the student or parents.

Students have access to over 40 college credits in the areas of: mathematics, science, social sciences, physical education, humanities, English composition, and communications. These college level courses satisfy both high school and college requirements. They are available to qualifying juniors and seniors.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide another path to earning both high school and college credit. At the completion of an AP course, students may earn college credits with a qualifying score on the AP exam. At LHS, we have blended some of the AP courses with dual credit to not only ensure high rigor, but college credit as well. AP courses are available to any students who meet the prerequisites. These courses are rigorous and specifically structured to prepare our students to be successful in any equivalent university course.

Students are in the process of registering for these classes now. If you have questions or want to discuss the advantages of these programs, don't hesitate to contact your student's counselor.

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Lakeland High School will be hosting our first annual “Senior Signing Day” that will take place on May 5, 2020 from 9:30-10:30am in the Lakeland High School gym. This ceremony will recognize and celebrate all seniors who are committed to continuing their education after high school in a post-secondary program, including college, military, apprenticeship, or professional-technical programs. We are working diligently to make this an amazing event that will be the first of an annual tradition here at Lakeland. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this event to celebrate the successes and future plans of the Class of 2020. Formal invitations will be sent out in April.
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