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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

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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.

LWHS Science Labs

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.

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    Procedure for Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices

    File: 4215P

    The following implementation plan was developed by the Tobacco-Free Committee to ensure clear communication and implementation of the proposed policy. 

    Administrators' Orientation
    A presentation will be made to building administrators concerning policy implementation. Information presented will cover: 

    1. Including staff and students in discussions about policy implementation. 
    2. District plan will inform staff, students, parents, contracted personnel and visitors about policy and smoking cessation classes. 
    3. Procedures for handling policy violations. 

    Tobacco Free Environment Signs
    The District will provide each building with signs to remind people that use of tobacco products is prohibited by state statute and Board policy. 

    Communication
    In order to successfully implement this policy, regular communication to staff, students, parents, and the community is needed. Clarifying when and where this policy will be in effect as well as why this policy is being established is important. The District will coordinate the dissemination of information through the following sources: 

    1. Notices in the Lake Washington News 
    2. Local TV, radio, and print media including Channels 28 
    3. Employee unions and association 
    4. Facilities/administrative buildings 
    5. Building use forms and/or cover letters 
    6. Building information, teacher handbooks, publications 
    7. PTSA Newsletters 

    Building administrators are encouraged to conduct meetings with staff and students and student groups to increase building awareness and develop plans to create a supportive environment for the implementation of this policy. 

    Smoking Cessation Classes
    Information will be provided to employees and their spouses about community-based smoking cessation classes and what insurance plans will cover. Information regarding non-smoker support groups will be provided. Resources and information will be provided by the Staff Development and Risk Management departments. 

    A student smoking cessation and education program will be developed in coordination with secondary education, including non-smoker support groups. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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