AEA Lakewood

March 12, 2023


  • Pizza Fridays
  • ACTs
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) Meeting
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Youth IMPACT Conference
  • Class Dojo
  • AEA Yearbook Sale
  • Spring Break
  • American Heart Challenge Results
  • February Employee of the Month
  • Prom 2023
  • Wishlist
  • Ohio State Tests & Alternate Schedule
  • Jersey Mike's Fundraiser for Special Olympics
  • Calendar


This is a spring of change here at AEA Lakewood. Most of you know we said goodbye to Miss Baltas and wished her luck on the next step of her journey. I took over as Building Coordinator while still continuing to teach Spanish and High School Readiness 1. Ms. Dillon, our Intervention Specialist, has added Dean of Students to her responsibilities. And we are very excited to welcome Mr. Jarrod Haught as our new Social Studies teacher on Monday, March 13. (We'll introduce him in the next newsletter.)

And in the midst of all the changes and growth, our students are as resilient as ever. Each day I am amazed at their maturity, compassion, dedication, and resilience. As we approach the last quarter of our year, our staff will continue to support the students moving forward toward their goals. There is much work to still be done, but we also have lots of fun and celebration coming up. We can't wait to see where the future will lead us.

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All Juniors will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, March 14. Juniors MUST arrive to school by 8:30a as we will begin the test at 8:45a. Any Juniors arriving after we begin testing will follow their regular class schedule but may be the only student in their classes. They would then take the ACT on district make-up day.

Students should bring snacks and water for the break times. NOTHING is allowed in the testing space with them except for a pencil. Snacks and drinks are to be left outside the testing room. Electronics such as phones, iPads, watches, etc. will be left outside the testing space.

The test will last approximately 3.5 hours with bathroom breaks. After the test, around 12:30pm, students who tested will be dismissed for the day. Students are welcome to stay and finish their normal daily schedule but they are also welcome to go home. Caregivers, please let us know what you expect for your student. If students stay for the remainder of the day, they will have a lunch period after testing (approximately 12:30-1:20pm).

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It's that time of year again! AEA parent-teacher conferences will be held Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 5-8pm. Caregivers are able to meet with any of the staff to discuss their student. All meetings are 15 minutes and are available in-person or virtually. Use the following link to sign up:


Wednesday, March 22nd, all students in grades 9-12 and staff will attend the Youth IMPACT conference in Westlake. We will travel together via RTA for this conference which provides small and large group sessions, free lunch and t-shirts! Permission slips will be coming home and sent via email shortly.
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We congratulate Mr. Fulton Hardy on being the AEA Lakewood Employee of the Month. Mr. Hardy is the first and last face most of us see at AEA Lakewood. As our school Security Officer and official Keeper of the Bathroom List, Mr. Hardy always has his finger on the pulse of our school. Thank you for all you do and CONGRATULATIONS!!

Ohio State Tests

Ohio State Testing (OST) season is just around the corner. Students in grades 7-11 will be testing at the end of March and April. Students and teachers are diligently preparing. Emails will go out soon with a personalized list of tests each student must take this spring. Below is the general list of tests each grade will be taking. Each test is divided into 2 parts and each part will be taken on a different day.

Please note that students are REQUIRED to PASS the Algebra 1 and ELA 2 tests to graduate. Students are REQUIRED to TAKE the Biology, Geometry, US History, and US Government tests to graduate.

Because of limited space, we will have an ALTERNATE SCHEDULE the following dates: March 28-31, April 18-21, April 24-27

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Tuesday, March 14, 8:00 am-12:30 pm: ACT for students in grade 11

Thursday, March 16, 6:00-7:00 pm: College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting

Monday, March 20, 5:00-8:00 pm: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, March 21, 5:00-8:00 pm: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 22: Youth IMPACT Conference for grades 9-12

Thursday, March 23: End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 24: NO SCHOOL for students (staff PD)

Tuesday, March 28 - Friday, March 31: Ohio State Testing & Alternate Schedule

Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)

Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 21: Ohio State Testing & Alternate Schedule

Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 27: Ohio State Testing & Alternate Schedule

Friday, April 28: NO SCHOOL for students (staff PD)

Friday, April 28: Prom - North Olmsted (Juniors and Seniors)

Friday, May 12: LAST DAY of school for Seniors

Friday, May 19: NO SCHOOL for students (staff PD)

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 pm: Graduation at LCCC Stockard Arts Center

Monday, May 29: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

Friday, June 2: LAST DAY of school for students grades 7-11

Saturday, June 3: Cleveland Pride