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Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Redmond, Wash. - Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the February 8, 2022 election. The measures are a replacement of the existing Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, a replacement of the existing School Technology and Capital Levy, and a Building Excellence Capital levy. A recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors on October 4, and they formally approved the levies at their October 18 board meeting.

Saidhruv Chittamuri & Paige Stime-perfect ACT scores

A student from Redmond High School (RHS) and another from Nikola Tesla STEM High School have achieved something that less than one-half of 1% of test takers achieve. Saidhruv Chittamuri, senior at RHS, and Paige Stime, senior at Tesla STEM, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

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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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