50th Anniversary
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Welcome to the
Lakeside High School Foundation

The Lakeside High School Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed 8 years ago to raise funds to improve Lakeside High School for our students and the community. Our school is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Happy Birthday Lakeside! We have a long and proud history of academic excellence. Our neighborhoods continue to be highly sought after due to our school's reputation.
The Foundation's goal is to invest in capital improvements that will enrich the school for our students today and tomorrow. The enhanced facilities are enjoyed by many in the community on a regular basis and benefit all in the community by helping preserve and strengthen our home values.
The Foundation has completed projects such as adding an outdoor picnic area the kids enjoy every day at lunch, investing in equipment for the music and drama programs, as well as sports equipment for the athletic teams and providing academic scholarships.

The Lakeside Foundation Announces Plans to Build Bleachers

The Lakeside High School community is enjoying the new county-funded auditorium, classroom addition, and track and field, but public funds can't do everything. The LHSF is raising funds to add a 1,000 seat set of bleachers to provide seating for the many activities that take place on the track and field. Several opportunities have been created to help raise the funds and we hope our Lakeside supporters will pitch in and help us get our bleachers.

In recognition of Lakeside High School’s 50th Anniversary, the Foundation has set a goal to raise $50,000 in 50 Days to “Build Our Bleachers!” URUUT, an online fundraising program for non-profits, has been created to encourage members of the community to help raise the funds. Please check out the video on the URUUT site produced by our Lakeside community – then make your donation!

We are extending our $50,000 in 50 days “Build Our Bleachers” campaign to March 15, 2015 and have added some incredible incentives for the students of Lakeside High School, Henderson Middle School and our Elementary feeder schools.

The Foundation is offering the following incentives:
“WIN: Ipad minim Wi-Fi 16GB - Student raises $1,500 for the Foundation
“WIN: Beats by Dr. Dre, Beats Solo® HD On-Ear Headphones - Student raises $1,000 for the Foundation
"WIN: $50 iTunes gift card or a $50 Amazon gift card -  Student raises $500 for the Foundation
How do you win? Follow these instructions:

1. Print the form here. Complete the Lakeside High School Fundraising form with ALL the information requested.

2. Collect donations. Donations can be made by cash, check, Uruut donation or Paypal donation (DONATE button). All methods are available on the "Supporting LHSF" page.

3.  Submit completed list by March 15, 2015 - NO EXCEPTIONS. All forms must be complete and all cash/checks submitted and/or online donations made by March 15, 2015. They can be mailed to the Lakeside Foundation, PO Box 941416, Atlanta, GA 31141 or email Lori Cora and make arrangements, No exceptions will be made regarding the March 15th deadline.

4. Once the donations are verified, your prize will be available for pickup on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. You will be notified of when and where! Prizes are not cumulative - only one per student.

How can you lose? This is a great way for all students in our incredible Lakeside feeder pattern to get involved with a project and with the Foundation that will benefit all Lakeside students now and into the future. It is also a great way to participate in Lakeside's 50th anniversary!

Middle School Movie Night:

Henderson Middle School students mark your calendars for Friday, March 13, 2015. The Foundation is planning a special Middle School Movie Night for you at Lakeside High School. This would be a great time for you to turn in your fundraising forms to obtain your prize!!! More information will follow.

Support the Lakeside High School Foundation

Please consider supporting us in our efforts to provide support to Lakeside High School. 100% of the net proceeds from the above will go towards completing the bleacher project then to funding other grant requests presented to the Lakeside Foundation.

2015 Scholarship

The 2015 Lakeside High School Foundation Scholarship application is now available. The Joseph P. Reed Alumni Scholarship recognizes students who have excelled in Academics, the Arts and Athletics at Lakeside. The due date for the application is March 5, 2015. Visit the  2015 Scholarship page for scholarship information.

Viking 5K Road Race and Fun Run

It was a great morning for our annual Viking 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. Pictures are posted on our FB page. Add your pics if you have some. Click here for the race results.  Thanks to the runners, volunteers, and organizers for a fantastic race.

And to the awesome Sponsors of our race - THANK YOU! 

9 Round Decatur - Big Peach Running Co. - Brusters, Real Ice Cream - Clean Green Lawnscapes Inc. - Country Club Prep - Equifax - Five Star Ford, Stone Mountain - The Gartzman Law Firm - LaVista Animal Hospital - Malina Chiropractic - North Atlanta Urgent Care - Resurgens Bank - Scott Hartman -

Thanks to our Foundation Friends: Oak Grove Market, Family Chiropractic & Wellness

50th Anniversary Celebration

Events continue as the Lakeside community celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Lakeside High School.   This fall we have had a Fall Festival held in September, an Alumni Gathering at Napoleon's in early November, and our annual Viking 5K and 1 mile race in November.
We are continuing to gather data from Alumni.
Committees Needed to help with finding alumni and gathering information
Click here for the details about our 50th Anniverary Events

Attention all LHS Alumni and Staff

The Lakeside Foundation is creating a database on our Lakeside Alumni and staff members to be used for communicating information about our school, reunions, news, and events. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form online.

2014 Scholarship News - Added June 16, 2014

The Lakeside High School Foundation's Joseph P. Reed Alumni Scholarship in honor of past Principal Joe Reed, has been awarded to Greer Adair Davis.   Read all about this amazing Lakeside graduate.

greer davis

Foundation Grants Fulfilled

  • $10,000 towards lighting and sound equipment for the Fine Arts Bldg
  • $2500 Music Department technology
  • $5000 drums for the marching band
  • $3000 Special Education PE Equipment
  • $2850 Math Department (Promethean responders)
  • $4000 We the People
  • $25,000 Weight Room Equipment (partnering with PTSA)
  • $150,000 Valhalla Project
  • $500 Landscaping

The Valhalla Projects completed so far are due to the combined efforts and support of the Dekalb County School System.

They include:

  • The student courtyard as well as the sidewalks off the cafeteria
  • Clearing and grading of the hill between the athletic fields, irrigation systems on the athletic field as well as the softball field
  • Equipment storage building

Donations to the Lakeside Foundation

Would you like to make a donation to Lakeside and have the funds directed to a specific department?  The Foundation can make that happen and the Lakeside departments would be grateful for your donation.  Just go to the Supporting LHSF page and follow directions to make a donation. Thanks for supporting Lakeside High School.

Lakeside High School "Finish the Dream"

In order to “Finish the Dream” of the renovation and expansion at Lakeside, you are encouraged to make a donation. For more information on the Valhalla Project, click here.

Looking for Board Members and Committee Members

The Lakeside Foundation is looking for additional Board members and committee members. If you or someone you know has skills in marketing, accounting, administration, or an interest in alumni, The Foundation would love your help!  If you would like to serve on one of the many committees, they can always use more committee members! Please contact Nancy Lewis if you are interested or if you know someone who might be.


The LHSF gifting guideline is available as well as information on making gifts to be designated for Lakeside High School teams, clubs or other organizations. This is a great way to provide funding for our Lakeside student groups. If you have questions, please contact the LHSF.
The grant application is now available for Lakeside groups to request funding through the foundation. Additional information as well as the grant application is located on the Supporting LHSF page or the Grant page.

A little bit about Lakeside...

Lakeside High School, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is part of the DeKalb County School System. LHS students have excelled in both academics and athletics since the school opened in 1965. Many awards and honors have reflected the outstanding dedication to academic and athletic excellence by the students, parents and staff. In 1985, Lakeside was honored as a State and National School of Excellence; an honor which reflects the positive relationship between the school and community.

Over 10,000 alumni have walked the halls of Lakeside High School.

In 2005, a group of interested alumni, staff and parents recognized the need to support our community high school through financial and volunteer support. This group formed the Lakeside High School Foundation and received 501(c)(3) status in 2006. We believe that the Lakeside Foundation will serve as a means to support the school and the alumni. The board is made up of alumni, parents of current students and alumni, as well as loyal Lakeside community supporters.

Mission Statement

The Lakeside High School Foundation, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) corporation, is dedicated to expanding opportunities for students by building and distributing endowments, grants and scholarships to further educational excellence at Lakeside High School - Atlanta, Georgia.

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Lakeside High School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation. ~ Lakeside High School Foundation, Inc. ©2015 - Atlanta, Georgia