Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.



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    One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

    Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

    Redmond, Wash. – Every ten years, after each U.S. Census is completed, school districts must review the boundaries of their board of director districts to ensure equitable geographic representation. Lake Washington School District is divided into five geographic regions or districts, one for each board seat. Candidates for school board must run for the seat of the director district they live in.

    Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary and Clara Barton Elementary have been named State Schools of Character by 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.

    Pathway Forward Updates

    Dear LWSD Staff/Families: 

    Over the past several weeks, I am sure you have noticed an increase in positive case reporting from our schools. Cases are rising in our community and in our schools. King County moved into the “Medium COVID-19 Community Level” as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): over 200 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

    Dear LWSD Staff and Families: 

    As we head into Spring Break next week (April 4-8), we want to share a few additional updates about the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) requirements and how those will impact our schools. Current conditions allow schools to resume more activities. This will create more opportunities for kids to learn and may change the way students experience school.

    Dear LWSD Staff/Families: 

    Today, I want to share with you an update regarding changes in guidance from the Department of Health.  

    • I’ll be sharing about all of the layers of protection that continue to be in place such as staying home when sick and isolating when testing positive for COVID.  
    • I’ll share details about the choice of whether to mask or not, with the exception of our health and isolation rooms.  
    • I’ll also share information about changes to quarantine protocols.  
    • Additionally, I’ll share the continued vaccination requirement for employees, contractors and volunteers.  


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