Live, Learn and Lead


So much has happened since we celebrated the first day of school with an assembly at Polley Field that resulted in the junior class taking possession of the Spirit Trophy! The senior class then claimed the Spirit Trophy at the October Homecoming Assembly. Can’t wait to see who gets it next! Students are leaning into the many opportunities at Lakes to Live, Learn and Lead. The fall season was buzzing with classroom learning, field trips, clubs, sports, and productions – several of which you will see highlighted in the following pages. I am bursting with pride every day celebrating the wins with our students; follow me on Twitter @JoriBowen, LCHS on Facebook @ LakesEagles, or check out our Lakes Live Feed on the website to get a glimpse of the action!

Lakes is a special place because of the people. Our students are supported by a full staff of teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, deans, technology experts, professional support personnel, custodians, security guards, bus drivers, grounds keepers, and cafeteria staff. Did you know that we have 15 staff members at Lakes that are graduates of District 117? There are also 14 staff members with their own children currently attending Lakes. I am honored to serve in a school that draws in people embracing The Eagle Way. That personal commitment and deep sense of community is what provides the foundation for our Eagles to soar!

In the Eagle Spirit,
Jori Bowen
Lakes Community High School