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Many of you have seen the disturbing news regarding the shooting at Freeman High School, which is near Spokane, Washington, this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, their families and the surrounding community.

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Earth Heros at School

Lake Washington School District has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education in the region. The district won a 2015 McKinstry Champions of Sustainability award.

District efforts focus on three interconnected goal areas:

  • Student Learning:
    Provide sustainability instruction to all students. Students learn through instruction on conservation and natural resources in science, social studies and other areas. Support and encourage school participation in programs like Washington Green Schools and Sustainability Ambassadors.

Green Schools in LWSD

Elementary SchoolsMiddle SchoolsHigh Schools
Level 1 Green Schools
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary
  • Helen Keller Elementary
  • Margaret Mead Elementary
  • Peter Kirk Elementary
Level 2 Green Schools
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary
Level 4 Green Schools

  • Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Elementary
Level 1 Green Schools
  • Environmental and Adventure School
  • Inglewood Middle School
Level 1 Green Schools
  • Eastlake High School
  • Juanita High School
  • International Community School
  • Professional Learning:
    Help teachers deepen their knowledge of sustainability instruction and problem-based learning. Support and encourage participation in professional learning through programs and partnerships. Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), Cascade Water Alliance and Sustainability Ambassadors are examples.

Genevieve Menino, JHS teacher

Genevieve Menino, a teacher at Juanita High School participated in an
eight day placement with the King County Environmental Health Services
team as part of the WABS STEM externship program.

  • Resource Conservation:
    Provide a resource and utility management program. Its purpose is to:
    • Conserve energy and water
    • Reduce waste
    • Educate students and staff to save energy
    • Use sustainable building and maintenance practices

Resource Conservation Management Activities in LWSD

Recycle symbol

Electricity and natural gas symbols

Water symbol

Recycle
Partner with King County Green Schools
"Right size" dumpsters and hauling
Use durable cafeteria materials

Align occupancy schedules
Standardize temperatures
Regulate break schedules
Optimize controls
Leverage capital projects and maintenance practices

Reduce irrigation
Install high efficiency plumbing fixtures
Use low water cleaning procedures