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Holocaust art contest

Nearly 600 students in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska put together inspiring work at this year’s Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) contest. Out of all those entries, four Nikola Tesla STEM High School students placed in the top three. This year’s “Celebrating Life: 2022 Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest,” put on by HCH, challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust. 

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    Awards and Recognition

    December 15, 2017

    8th Annual AP District Honor Roll RecipientLake Washington earns place on prestigious Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
    For the fourth year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District to its Annual AP District Honor Roll.

    April 26, 2017

    LWSD recognized nationally for green cleaning practices
    LWSD received the “Grand Award for K-12 School Districts” from American School & University Magazine. This award recognizes healthy and sustainable approaches to cleaning to protect health without harming the environment.

    April 18, 2017

    2016 Washington Achievement Award Winner30 LWSD schools receive 2016 Washington Achievement Awards
    The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education announced 280 schools statewide will receive Washington Achievement Awards. Of those 280 schools, 30 are in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). More schools in LWSD earned awards than any other district including the two districts that serve more students than LWSD.

    April 13, 2017

    Meritorious Budget Award

    District wins budget award from the Association of School Business Officials International
    The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Lake Washington School District its Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award. The award recognizes excellence in budget presentation during the 2016-17 budget year.

    January 4, 2017

    7th Annual AP District Honor Roll RecipientLake Washington earns place on prestigious Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
    For the third year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District to its Annual AP District Honor Roll.

    November 2, 2016

    LWSD School Board named Lake Washington School District Board of Directors named "Board of Distinction"
    The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors was one of 24 school boards in Washington state to be named a “Board of Distinction” by the Washington State School Directors’ Association.

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    State School of Character Award

    Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary and Clara Barton Elementary have been named State Schools of Character by Character.org. They are the only two schools in Washington state to receive this award, and are among 67 schools nationwide to be recognized. They are also the first to receive this recognition in Washington state.

    Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2021-22 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award five years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

    One of 325 schools recognized nationwide and only Washington school awarded

    Redmond, Wash. – Rosa Parks Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance.