More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide
Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:
Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship
A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go
Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.
It all started when Shivani Jayaprakasam, rising junior at International Community School (ICS), was on vacation in Japan. A major typhoon struck while there in 2018 and she has been interested in emergency preparedness since.
Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings?
With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.
Mr. Baker provides overall leadership for the success of the district’s technology operations, ensuring robust and reliable infrastructure to support student learning and productivity of district staff. He oversees the capital technology levy which funds staff and student technology, classroom equipment, instructional software, business and building systems, third-party managed services, and professional development. His team provides customer support to staff, students and parents. Mr. Baker also oversees teams that run data center and network, voice systems, Office 365 and Azure, application provisioning, software automation and computer imaging, equipment acquisition, deployment and maintenance, and Microsoft Teams.
Mr. Krieger serves as the district assessment coordinator, providing leadership and oversight for the implementation of the national, state and district student assessment program. He works in collaboration with district and school leaders to mine, analyze, display, and interpret data and trends to support decision-making and program development efforts to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, support student learning and success, and improve organizational outcomes. Mr. Krieger oversees and manages processes pertaining to student reporting and coordinates educational research processes.
Ms. Mallon provides leadership for integration of technology tools, applications, and services to support and improve teaching and learning. She provides oversight of the district’s library-media program and supports efforts focused on ensuring academic success for every student by collaborating with district leaders, school principals and teams to appropriately use technology to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and increase student learning and success. Ms. Mallon ensures staff participation, parent involvement, and community engagement in the processes pertaining to the adoption of teaching and learning technologies and works collaboratively with the Technology Operations department to develop and implement efficient and effective cross-departmental systems and processes.