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Seventh and eighth grade RHMS students work on an art project at the Seattle Art Museum

RHMS seventh and eighth grade students received a tour of the Seattle Art Museum and then participated in an interactive program called “STEAM:  The Geometry of Perspective”.

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Superintendent's Message - December 2016

Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent

Growing Together, Serving our Community

Communities Connecting

As the winter holidays approach, it is so encouraging to see the power of community connection manifest itself in so many positive ways. Our district resource center and many of our schools participate in food, toy, or warm clothing drives to help benefit children and families in need. Our students share their gifts of music, drama and art through school and community performances. The Lake Washington PTSA Council holds its annual basket auction to fund scholarships for deserving students. The spirit of community and generosity is on full display in this season of giving and sharing.

It was Helen Keller who said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” As a district, we are fortunate to serve students and families in a community where the power of “together” is embraced and celebrated, not just in December, but all year ‘round.

Last month I was proud to host our second annual Community Leaders breakfast. This event brings together elected officials and leaders from community agencies and businesses who partner with Lake Washington all year to help us serve our students and families in our diverse and growing community.

"As 2016 comes to a close, and we look to welcome in the new year, I want to thank each and every Lake Washington family for sharing your most precious gifts - your children - with us and allowing us to partner with you in your child’s education. We are honored to be part of a caring and connected community."
- Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent.

At this year’s event, I shared the outstanding academic performance of students, and we made a virtual visit (using Skype) to a kindergarten class. Community leaders learned first-hand from students what they love about school! Community leaders also learned about our district efforts to live our values of being student centered, learning focused, results oriented and community connected. The event gives me an opportunity to provide a “state of the district” update and express heartfelt thanks to our community partners.

You can view the PowerPoint presentation and the “thank you” video from this year’s event by clicking the links below:

As 2016 comes to a close, and we look to welcome in the new year, I want to thank each and every Lake Washington family for sharing your most precious gifts - your children - with us and allowing us to partner with you in your child’s education. We are honored to be part of a caring and connected community.

Happy Holidays!