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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

RHMS Band

When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.

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    Resources

    Below are links to resources for parents/students wanting to further explore issues of equity as well as books that have been used for training in LWSD on issues of equity.

    For additional resources, please visit LWSD's Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion department page.

    LWSD book studies

    • Courageous Conversations About Race, Glenn E. Singleton
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, Zaretta Hammond
    • Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap, Dr. Anthony Muhammad

    Teacher guide

    This guide was developed to provide LWSD educators with an overview of best practices to support our Black students.