We believe that every parent, grandparent and community member plays an important part in the education of students in the Lakewood School District. To effectively and truly educate every student requires a team effort of teachers, administrators, parents, and community members.
Families make our schools strong. Every time students see a family member at school, they get the message that education is important. Parent involvement at school is the number one indicator of academic success for students. Parents also act as mentors to students, and can be a valuable extra set of hands, eyes and ears for teachers. The more community involvement a school has, the safer the environment for all students.
Some families can donate time once a week. Some can come occasionally to chaperone field trips, dances, or help with special projects. Some are only able to come in the evening. We understand, because we are working parents, too. The key to being involved is to come as often as possible, and come whenever you can.
There are countless ways parents and grandparents can volunteer in our schools. In-class teacher assistants, library helpers, committee members, assignment correctors are just a few. Lakewood Middle School's After School Academy is always looking for adults to help students with homework and class assignments.
Community businesses and organizations also play an important role in our schools. Through donations of materials, money and volunteers, the school community is made richer for the many contributions it receives. Employees from Lowe's were recently in classrooms to teach students how to build birdhouses and talk about tool safety.
What ever YOU like to do best, we can find a place for you to share that interest with our students. Please call the school office of where you are interested in serving.
You can download the Volunteer Application Packet to print, complete and return to the school district. All pages are required to volunteer in our schools.