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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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    The district recognizes that students have the right to hear and evaluate differing points of view. 

    The district believes that many educational advantages can be gained by students through the use of guest speakers when the subject is relevant to the goals of the instructional program. 

    Training for effective citizenship is accepted as one of the major goals of the public schools. The instructional program developed to achieve this purpose properly places great emphasis upon teaching about American heritage, the rights and privileges we enjoy as citizens, and the citizenship responsibilities that must be assumed in maintaining the American way of life. 

    In training for effective citizenship, it is frequently necessary for pupils to study issues that are controversial. In considering such issues, it shall be the purpose of the schools to recognize the pupil's right and/or obligation: 

    1. To study any controversial issue which has political, economic, or social significance and concerning which (at his/her level) he/she should begin to have an opinion 
    2. To have free access to all relevant information 
    3. To study under competent instruction in an atmosphere of freedom from bias and prejudice 
    4. To form and express his own opinions on controversial issues without thereby jeopardizing his/her relation with the teacher or the school 
    5. To recognize that reasonable compromise is often an important facet in decision making in our society 
    6. To respect minority opinions 

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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