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Attention Parents of Current 7th and 11th Grade Students

  Dear Parents/Guardian, We are pleased to offer the opportunity for your student to receive their required Tdap and/or Meningitis immunization during school hours. On Friday March 29, 2019 GVMH Osceola Staff will be holding . . . read more

Lakeland Girls Basketball Team Wins 4th Place at State

WEMO Tournament. Lakeland Tournament. Osceola Tournament. Districts. Sectionals. Quarterfinals. What word goes behind all of these? CHAMPIONS.  PLUS, the best record in Lakeland girls basketball history and the first Lakeland team . . . read more

2019-2020 District Calendar

2019-2020 District Calendar read more

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Ms. Joni Cook passed away on Wednesday, January 2nd. Ms. Cook was recently diagnosed with cancer and her sudden passing has been a shock to us.    Ms. Cook has served as the . . . read more

Notice of School Board Filing

November 16, 2018       NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD FILING The Lakeland R-III School District will accept declarations of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the . . . read more

KC Wolf Visits Lakeland

November 6, 2018

Our students had an awesome time with KC Wolf also known as Mr. Dan Meers, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs. His theme was "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully" and he talked about the different kinds of bullying, why kids bully and what to . . . read more

Holiday Mart and Chili Supper

October 23, 2018

Lakeland Project After Prom Committee is hosting a Holiday Mart/Chili Supper on Tuesday, November 20th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the home basketball game vs. Montrose. The Chili Supper will cost $5 per person. This is a great time to . . . read more

Welcome to the District

  Please join us in welcoming Sarah Uchtman to the district! I am originally from Osceola. I graduated from there in 1997. I attended MSU and received my Bachelor's degree. My master's is from Lindenwood University. I . . . read more

Open House Information

August 11, 2018

Open House Information Students in 1st through 12th grades can meet their teachers, drop off supplies or get their schedules on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Preschool students will have open house from 4 . . . read more

Schedule Adjustments for 2018-2019

August 11, 2018

Lakeland R-III has reduced the number of days students will attend school from 174 days to 168 days for the 2018-2019 school year. This reduction of days has led the district to do away with early dismissals on Wednesday afternoons. . . . read more

2018-2019 Supply Lists

K-3 Supply List 4-6 Supply List 7-12 Supply List read more

Come. Sit. Read! It’s time to dig up some purr-fect new books at our Paws for Books Book Fair!

April 24, 2018

The Book Fair runs May 14th-18th and will be held in elementary room 130. Hours include: Monday, May 14th - 8 to 3 Tuesday, May 15th - 8 to 3 Wednesday, May 16th - 8 to 3 . . . read more

Attention Vendors

April 16, 2018

Lakeland R-III Schools is now using a vendor management system called Vendor Registry.  Click on the links below to register your business or view open bids. Welcome to the Lakeland R-III School District Vendor Registration . . . read more

Sectional Champions!

February 27, 2018

The Lakeland boys have finished their season with a record of 26-4, one of the best in the history of our school. Congratulations Coach Collins, Coach Tim and team. We are all proud of what you accomplished this season! read more

2018-2019 District Calendar

The 2018-2019 school calendar has been approved by our Board of Education.  Changes for next year include: -Reduction of school days from 174 to 168   -Five full days for teacher professional development . . . read more

Spirit Week 2018

February 2, 2018

The week of Monday, February 5th through Friday, February 9th is Spirit Week for 2018.  Please see the photo for information on how to dress up each day. read more

Alumni Wanted for Viking Pride Band at Homecoming

February 1, 2018

The Lakeland Viking Pride Bands would like to invite any Lakeland alumni to join our Lakeland Alumni Band at Homecoming on Friday, February 9th. Music will be uploaded to the Lakeland Bands Facebook page, so all you have to do is . . . read more

Tournament Champions

January 29, 2018

Congratulations to both girls and boys teams and coaches on first place wins at the Osceola Tournament! read more

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

August 14, 2017

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Sign Up Now for Substitute Teacher Workshop

Have you or someone you know ever thought about being a substitute teacher? If you have 60 or more hours of college credit, you may qualify to be a substitute teacher. Please attend this two hour workshop on Friday, August 11th at . . . read more

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

Elementary K-3 Elementary 4-6 Junior High and High School 7-12 read more

Preschool Updates

July 17, 2017

The Lakeland Preschool has mailed out packets to those 3 year olds that were on the waiting list. These packets will need to be returned by Monday, July 24 with a $25 registration fee. If you did not receive a packet and feel like you should . . . read more

Lakeland Preschool Enrollment

  The Lakeland Preschool has opened enrollment for 4 year olds for the school year 2017-2018. All packets have been sent to any parents of 4 year olds who have inquired about enrollment. If you failed to receive a packet and . . . read more

Notice of Bids

The Lakeland R-III School District is now accepting bids for trash service, propane, gas, and diesel fuel for the 2017-18 school year.  Specifications may be obtained at the Superintendent’s office.  Bids must be received . . . read more

Lakeland Begins New Food Service Program

We are pleased to announce that Lakeland R-III Schools has partnered with a food services provider, OPAA Food Management Inc. This switch has brung about many positive changes to the options students have for lunch and breakfast. Breakfast is . . . read more

William Koch to Represent Lakeland at Boys' State

March 30, 2017

William Koch will be representing Lakeland R-III High School this summer at The American Legion Missouri Boys State from June 17-24, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. A HUGE thank you to the Lewis and French . . . read more

Sports Physical and Vaccine Clinic Forms

Sports Physical Forms Vaccine Clinic Form read more

2nd Annual Running for Riley

January 26, 2017

Download race entry form and liability waiver here: https://media.wix.com/ugd/975056_f0ef25a8d2d745309a556d9acfee2954.pdf read more

Yearbooks for Sale

Memories in Print!  The years go by fast....   Lakeland Yearbook has yearbooks for sale for years 2007 - 2015 for $30 each  OR  4/$100.  Year 2016 is available for $35.  You may order . . . read more

July 2016 Board Agenda

  LAKELAND R-III SCHOOL BOARD MEETING   The regular monthly meeting of the Lakeland R-III School Board shall be held on July 21, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Room of the Lakeland R-III School . . . read more

July 2016 Board Minutes


2017 Lakeland Tournament Brackets

January 3, 2017

2017 Lakeland Tournament January 9th-13th Boys Bracket Girls Bracket read more

Lakeland to Host WEMO Conference Events

November 15, 2016

Our district has the honor of being the host school for WEMO conference wide activities for the 2016-2017 school year. Other schools in the WEMO conference include Adrian, Appleton City, Archie, Drexel, Midway, Osceola and Rich Hill. . . . read more

Holiday Mart to Support Project After Prom

Find something unique and local for someone on your Christmas list at Holiday Mart!  Booths will be open starting at 5:00 on Tuesday, December 13th in the multipurpose gym.  While you're there, grab some dinner at the PTSO chili . . . read more

Please Join Us on Veterans Day

November 3, 2016

There will be a breakfast for veterans and their spouses served by National Honor Society members from 8:30 am to 9 am in the multi gym. Everyone is welcome to attend an assembly in the high school gym shortly after 9 am. There will be . . . read more

2016-2017 School Supply Lists

Elementary Supply List Junior High and High School Supply List read more

School Supply Night is Monday, August 8th from 5-7

May 17, 2016

The annual school supply night will be Monday, August 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm in the in the cafeteria.  Elementary supplies will be available. read more

Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

April 29, 2016

There will be a buy one get one free book fair from Monday, May 2nd to Thursday, May 5th. read more

Standardized Testing

April 7, 2016

During the months of April and May, students K-12 will be taking standardized tests such as the Stanford, MAP and EOC. The purpose of these assessments is to provide the school a picture of student performance. . . . read more

Sports Physical Forms are Due Friday, April 8th

Sports physical forms are due Friday, April 8th.  Physicals will be done on Wednesday, April 13th.   Sports Physical Form read more

Sign Up for Kindergarten Round Up

March 9, 2016

It's time to register your little Viking for Kindergarten! If you live in the district and have a child who will be 5 on or before July 31, 2016, please call Peggy Keith in the elementary office at 417-644-2223 ext. 101 to sign up. . . . read more

School Nurse Position Open for 2016-2017

Position Open School Nurse:   The Lakeland R-III Schools is accepting applications for a School Nurse for the 2016-17 school year.  Applicant needs to have an interest and willingness to work with kids.  RN is preferred . . . read more

Junior High and High School Basketball Schedules

November 13, 2015

Please support your Lakeland Vikings at a basketball game this season! read more

Veterans Day Events

November 11, 2015

National Honor Society students will serve breakfast to veterans in the high school library, starting at 8 am on Wednesday, November 11th.  There will be a program in the high school gym starting at 9 am.  Please join us in honoring . . . read more

Lakeland Continues to Improve on the Annual Performance Report

Missouri School Improvment Program (MSIP)  5 Annual Performance Report (APR)  data was released by DESE last Friday. Lakeland made significant improvements again this year. Elementary maintained their 98.6% score and High School . . . read more

PTSO Carnival is Friday, October 2nd

September 11, 2015

PTSO Carnival is Friday, October 2nd from 6-8 pm.  Don't miss out on great raffle prizes.  Get your $1 tickets from a student today!   read more

Open House is Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm

Open House is Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm Grades 7-12 will go to the high school gym to receive schedules, lockers, and for introduction of new and returning staff members. SFCC and the Clinton Technical School representatives . . . read more

Missouri Assessment Program

Grade Level Assessments (Grades 3-8) The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) assesses students’ progress toward proficiency of the Show-Me Standards and the Strands of the Grade-Level Expectations (GLEs) using the Grade-Level . . . read more

Book Fair and Family Reading Night

February 26, 2015

Come to Our Book Fair! Friday, February 27th from 8:30-3:30 Monday, March 2nd from 8:30-3:30 Tuesday, March 3rd from 8:30-3:30 5-7 on Tuesday night during Family Reading Night One Book Two Books  Red Book . . . read more

Lakeland PTSO Wants YOU For a Member!

Membership cost is $1.00 per person. Every Lakeland parent, guardian, student and staff member is eligible. Each member will have their name entered in a drawing for $20 gift certificate to the Landmark Restaurant! Membership forms . . . read more

Early Dismissal on Wednesdays Starting September 3rd

The Lakeland R-III School District will be dismissing at  2:56  on Wednesdays, beginning  September 3rd .  The purpose of the early dismissal is to help teachers improve instruction. The time will be used for team . . . read more

Bus Drivers Needed

Bus Drivers  and Sub Bus Drivers Needed:   The Lakeland R-III School District is seeking individuals interested in being a regular route bus driver and individuals interested in be a substitute for bus drivers on an as needed . . . read more

Kindergarten and 8th Grade Immunization Requirements

Kindergarten and 8th Grade Immunization Information read more

7th-12th Grade Supply List

7th-12th Grade Supply List read more

Kindergarten-6th Grade Supply List

Kindergarten-6th Grade Supply List read more

Vikings Are District Champions

The Lakeland Vikings defeated the Weaubleau Tigers for the Class 1, District 8 Baseball Championship at Hermitage on May 20. It was a 12-1 win in 4 ½ innings. They will now begin Sectional play at home on Monday, May 26th vs. Sheldon. . . . read more


The following events have been CANCELLED for this weekend:  Winter Formal Dance, Basketball Games, Saturday School and LYAA Clinics. read more

Book Fair and Family Reading Night

Book Fair and Family Reading Night read more

White Noise Concert This Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm

White Noise will be in concert at Lakeland   this Saturday   the 23rd at   7:00 p.m. !!  The boys will play a variety of rock and classic country tunes.  $5.00 adults, $3.00 students and concessions . . . read more

Colton Wilkins Competes at State Cross Country Meet

Lakeland Junior Colton Wilkins recently competed at the State Cross Country Meet.  Way to go Colton! read more

Veterans' Day Assembly

Lakeland High School will host its Veterans' Day Assembly at   10:00am on Monday, November 11, 2013,   in the high school gym. Elementary, junior high, and high school students will be in attendance. Community members, . . . read more

Craft Fair for Scholarship Fund

CRAFTERS/VENDORS NEEDED: The Lakeland R-3 School is holding a Christmas Craft Fair at Lakeland High School Saturday November 9 from 9 AM to 5 PM --- All proceeds of vendor rental booths and concessions go towards the LHS Dual Credit . . . read more

School Carnival is Friday, October 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 4th.  It's carnival time! read more

Lakeland Family Recognized as the Missouri State Fair Farm Family for Henry County

2013 Missouri State Fair farm family from Henry County is the John Swaters family. John and Megan, who is a third grade teacher at Lakeland, and their daughters, Emma, fifth grade, (left) and Annie, seventh grade, (right), attended the . . . read more

Lakeland Welcomes Four New Teachers for the 2013-2014 School Year

Lakeland welcomes four new teachers to the district this year including:  Kevin Huber, Junior High English, Britney Johnson, High School English, Kristen Engelhardt, High School Special Ed, and Megan Blair, High School Science. read more

Supply Lists

K-6 Supply List 7-12 Supply List read more

Back to School Information

July 2, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013: 7th Grade Orientation 1:00pm-3:30pm  This event will allow the new 7th grade students to do a walk-through of their classes, learn about the school, hear about expectations, and get important . . . read more

Congratulations Class of 2013

May 22, 2013

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False Threats

  Dear Patrons: I am contacting you to dispel any rumors concerning threats of violence at the Lakeland R-III School District. The rumor spread through the student body and was greatly exaggerated along the way. There have . . . read more

Carrie Lasswell Receives Associate of the Year

Mrs. Carrie Lasswell, High School Secretary, received the Missouri State Teacher Association (MSTA) Associate of the Year award for the central region.  The award was presented April 19th at the spring banquet in Warrensburg. Carrie . . . read more

School Guidelines for Sick Children

School Guidelines for Sick Children read more

Lakeland Invitational 2013 Tournament Brackets

The Lakeland Invitational 2013 Tournament will be held Monday, January 7th to Saturday, January 12th.   Boys Bracket Girls Bracket read more

Martha Knight Retires After 34 Years in the Lakeland Kitchen

December 19, 2012

Martha Knight is retiring from the Lakeland kitchen after 34 years of service.  Martha was joined by her family and the Lakeland faculty and staff in celebrating this occasion. read more

Lakeland Youth Athletic Association Basketball Clinics

October 19, 2012

LYAA Youth Basketball DATES: Saturday, November 2 Saturday, November 16 Saturday, November 30 Saturday, December 7 Saturday, December 14 TIMES: K-2 Boys and Girls --- 9:00-10:15 . . . read more

PTSO Carnival is Friday, October 5th

The annual PTSO Carnival will be held Friday, October 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Be sure to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes.  Contact Megan Knight at 660-909-2969 for more information. read more

Family Reading Night & Book Fair

Get Your Picture Taken with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

            Family Reading Night Wednesday, September 12th  Book Fair Open from 6 to 8 pm Get your picture taken with Clifford in the Elementary . . . read more

Eight New Employees for the 2012-2013 School Year

Mitch Towne - Superintendent Michael McCarthy - Custodian Wanda Johnson - Bus Driver Ted Hall - High School Math Victoria Cook - High School Science Karen McLaughlin - High School English Charles . . . read more

Lakeland R-III Welcomes Mr. Mitch Towne as New Superintendent

            Mr. Mitch Towne has accepted the position of Superintendent of Lakeland R-III Schools, effective July 1, 2012.  Mr. Towne returns to Lakeland after one year as . . . read more

School Supplies Night

School supplies will be available for Lakeland R-III students on Thursday, August 2nd, from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Multi.  Please bring a list of supplies still needed. read more

Lakeland Bids Farewell to Superintendent Mr. Ryan Huff

The Lakeland R-3 Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Ryan Huff, Superintendent of Schools, effective June 30. Mr. Huff has accepted the superintendent position in the Marshall School District in Marshall. Mr. Huff . . . read more

Funeral Services for Mr. Tim Sell

Funeral services for Mr. Timothy A. Sell will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lakeland High School Gymnasium.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mr. Tim Sell, member of the . . . read more Feedback

No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind read more

MAP Testing Tips for Parents

How can I help my child to perform well on the MAP assessment? Tip #1:  Read, Read, Read! Reading takes skill and practice.  One of the best and simplest steps to improve the reading ability for children is to provide . . . read more

Lakeland Christmas Concerts

by Lisa Gurley

It's the Christmas Season and Lakeland students young and old have been preparing for their annual Christmas Concert.This year we will see a variety with ribbon dancers, bell ringers, duets, poems and some bucket drumming from the Junior . . . read more

Veteran's Day Assembly 2011

November 14, 2011

Click on the slideshow to view pictures from our Veteran's Day assembly on 11-11-11. read more

Lakeland Superintendent's Brother Honored as a Hero of the Year

by Liana Bennett

Lakeland superintendent Mr. Ryan Huff's brother, Dr. C.J Huff, has been honored by People magazine as a 2011 Hero of the Year.  Dr. Huff is the superintendent of Joplin schools.  He was able to reopen schools just 87 days after a . . . read more

Students To Perform at the Veterans Day Assembly

by Lisa Gurley

On Friday, November 11, at 10:00 a.m., students from the third grade and high school departments will be performing at the Veterans Day Assembly. The third grade classes have been working on singing and signing "Oh, I Love America" . . . read more

Lakeland Family Featured by the Missouri Photo Workshop

Lakeland family Mat, Valerie, Emily, Corbin, and Addie Meeker are featured in the Missouri Photo Workshop that visited the Clinton area in late September. The feature focuses on the farming tradition that, like the Meekers, many . . . read more

Books for Joplin

The Juvenile Office of Henry County is collecting books for students in grades 6-12 for the libraries of the Joplin School District. On Monday, October 3 rd , any adult or student can get into the home volleyball game that night . . . read more

Lakeland School Bus Fleet Receives Awards

by Liana Bennett

The Lakeland R-3 School District bus fleet received two awards on July 6 at the Missouri Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT) conference held in Springfield.  Mike Floyd was in attendance to receive the Fleet Excellence Award from . . . read more Feedback

Lakeland Superintendent Mr. Ryan Huff Presents Donation to the Joplin School District

Lakeland Superintendent Mr. Ryan Huff presents his brother Dr. C.J. Huff, Superintendent of Joplin R-8 School District, with a check for $1300 for the district's tornado relief efforts for their students.  They have over 3000 students . . . read more

SIS Parent Portal – Helping Parents help their Kids

by Mr. Ryan Huff, Superintendent

  The Lakeland School District has moved into the 21 st century by providing the parents of our students an easy way to track their students’ grades, attendance, and lunch balances.  This is a very powerful tool for . . . read more Feedback 4

Welcome to the District

September 19, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Ariele Lee back to Lakeland as 5th-12th band instructor. My name is Ariele Lee and I am so excited to be back to teach at my alma mater in my favorite subject, Band! I got my Bachelor's of Music Education . . . read more

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