- Barb Bossu Volunteer Spirit Award
- Clash of the Classes
- Future Hawks Night
- Lakota East Craft Show
- Senior Picnic
- Staff Appreciation
Every year, the District Parent Council helps the school district honor its most dedicated volunteers as recipients of the esteemed Barb Bossu Volunteer Spirit Award.
Honoring a volunteer at the district level and from each of Lakota’s 22 schools, the award commemorates a former parent-volunteer and Union Elementary PTA president, Barb Bossu.
The award was established in 1990 to commemorate Barb’s very special dedication to public education. The DPC determines the district winner and each building determines its own school recipient, as nominated by members of the school community. All honorees are recognized at a district-wide ceremony near the end of the school year.
Nominations for 2023 have ended. Our Building Award Recipients were Dave Henderson and Joanna Walls Spaulding and our District Award Winner was our very own 2022-23 LEHS PTSO President, Jennifer Kegg.
2023's ceremony was held on April 26, at 9:30 AM, at Lakota West HS. Reception preceded the event.
This event was brand new in the 2022-23 school year. Our 2023-24 date is currently being determined.
The first ever "Clash of the Classes" event was held at LEHS Football Stadium at 6:30 pm, on April 14, 2023.
Freshmen through Seniors competed to raise money for health and wellness non - profits during the week, and then competitors from each of the four high school grade classes went head-to-head that Friday night to determine which class Ruled this Roost! All community members, staff, alumni, siblings, parents, and class members were welcome to attend the Final Event and support our students!
Our Seniors Won and had their class year added to the Clash of the Classes Trophy!
Students, Siblings, Parents, Volunteers & Community Members, also had an opportunity to buy a unique Clash of the Classes Commemorative T-Shirt.
Lakota East PTSO hosts three Future Hawk Nights during the school year. During these events, the Thunderhawk spirit is promoted by giving away Future Hawk items at the gate/door. Last year's events were held during a football, volleyball and basketball game.
Future Hawk Nights are a great way to gather all of our future Lakota East Thunderhawks from our feeder early childhood and elementary schools to sporting events and show them our tremendous high school spirit, community, and fun. The games help instill a sense of school pride among our primary school community!
The Lakota East PTSO Craft Show is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This juried event features over 200 artisans from around the tri-state. You can find everything from pottery and painting to soaps and souvenirs.
Our valuable volunteer corps helps to plan and run the show. It's also a great opportunity for our students to earn service hours! You can become a part of the supportive team that runs this amazing event.
Visit the Lakota East Craft Show website for more information.
Each year, the PTSO sponsors the Senior Picnic. The event is held on or near the last official day seniors must report for class. We take great joy in celebrating our seniors and their accomplishments throughout their time at Lakota East.
Food, a DJ, Kona Ice truck, raffles, inflatables, and much more are generally featured!
The LEHS PTSO funds four $750 scholarships to graduating Seniors:
- Dr. Kline LEHS Thunderhawk Spirit Scholarship
- Community Service Scholarship
- Exceptional Student Scholarship
- First in Family Scholarship
The deadline for 2023 graduating seniors to submit applications to the Counseling Office was March 29, 2023.
LEHS PTSO values the daily contributions and impact of our teachers in the lives of our students. We strive to show our appreciation through conference dinners and our annual Staff Appreciation Week in the Spring. If you would like to contribute your time, talent or treasure to making these events successful, please reach out !
Click here to Sponsor a Lunch, or Donate a gift card !
Monetary and volunteer hour contributions to these events are always welcome.