LMS STEM Lab - Opened in Spring 2021
3D printers, laser cutters and student-programmed robots were on display during the Lakewood Middle School STEM Lab Open House on March 31, 2022. Visitors had a chance to try to pick up blocks with robots and see the lab equipment in action.
Lakewood Middle School students started using the two new classrooms and lab during spring 2021. Funding for this project was made possible by the state School Construction Assistance Program. The district became eligible for $12 million of construction assistance from the state after completing the Lakewood High School bond project, which was approved by voters in 2014. Thank you, voters, for making this learning experience possible for our students!
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Support Services Addition - Completed Spring 2022
Construction on a 2,100-square-foot addition at the Support Services Center began in May 2021 and was completed in late spring 2022.
To make space for the new STEM Lab at Lakewood Middle School, the district relocated some support staff to the Support Services Center, where buses and the Transportation Department are located.
The project is funded by state School Construction Assistance Program funds. The district became eligible for $12 million of construction assistance from the state after completing the Lakewood High School construction bond project.
As well as spaces for employees, the addition includes a shop so maintenance can do projects, such as welding, on site.
Lakewood School District has also applied for a conditional use permit to explore the feasibility of building a central administration building with remaining state funds. This would increase energy efficiency and communication among employees.
Currently, employees are spread out among four small buildings without any group meeting rooms for staff or community use. Three of the buildings were built for other purposes before the property belonged to the school district a century ago in the 1920s. They have a history of leaks and flooding. The fourth building is a leased portable.
The permitting process is expected to take about 12 months, after which time the board will decide whether to move forward with additional planning.
Lakewood High School - Opened in Fall 2017
Today, more than 800 students, 9th-12th grade, attend school at Lakewood High School. The current high school building opened in 2017 after the Lakewood community voted to approve a bond measure in 2014. The school opened with features such as safety improvements, science laboratory classrooms, a metal shop/construction classroom, a culinary classroom, a performing arts space, and an auxiliary gymnasium that allows more than one sports team to practice at the same time.
The current Lakewood High School building opened in 2017 after voters approved a construction bond in 2014. Thank you, voters, for making this school possible. Superintendent Scott Peacock said, “Lakewood High School is a testament to what the Lakewood community can accomplish when we work and dream together.”
Watch a time-lapse of the building under construction.