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Woman dressed as Mary Poppins stands at center of stage with arms spread and surrounded by about 20 other actors

The Lakota West Theatre managed to fit 25 years of mainstage productions into two hours last Friday and Saturday night. Together, 18 current students and 12 alumni took a trip down memory lane, playing back some part of all 60-plus musicals and dramas adapted for Lakota West’s stage over the program’s 25-year history.

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Three photos of the walk  with "WE Walk 4 Hope" written above

A district-wide “Walk 4 Hope” on April 19 underscored the importance of mental health and wellness at all ages. Lakota West’s Hope Squad - a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program focused on spreading positivity and building awareness around mental health - encouraged all Lakota students and staff to “pause” in the form of a midday lap around their building.

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pictures of students at lakota west high school with the words identifying problems and finding solutions

When given the chance to find a problem and solve it, students in Jim McClure’s Engineering Design & Development capstone class looked no further than the halls of Lakota West High School. In the end, their work in the Butler Tech satellite course yielded industry-recognized certifications and viable solutions to two different challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic this school year.

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A photo of students holding up their invention with text reading "Helping Others Through Real World Learning"

Real World Learning has even more meaning when the project helps a teacher. See how Taylor Blackburn, Jonah Dangel and Amane Ohhashi designed a shoe for English teacher Kendra Herber’s prosthetic leg in their Introduction to Engineering Design class at West Freshman. The class is led by teacher Scott Fetzer and is through Butler Tech’s Project Lead the Way program.  

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