Winter Olympics – Middle School Style

While most of the world eagerly waits for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to begin tonight, LWSD middle school students are focused on a competition of their own. Inglewood, Evergreen, Finn Hill, Kamiakin and Redmond Middle Schools are competing in the Middle School Winter Olympics throughout February.

Police Chief for a Day – a first grader’s dream come true

Bryce Stubblefield, a first grade student at Twain Elementary School, wants to be a police officer when he grows up. And his dream is about to come true! The City of Kirkland Police Department chose Bryce to be their 2018 Police Chief for a Day.



Interdisciplinary Content Knowledge

Policy type: End Results
Policy code: ER-2

Each student will demonstrate his or her highest level of achievement and application of knowledge within a well-rounded, interdisciplinary program of study.

Accordingly, students will:

Literacy & Language

  • Write clearly and effectively in English for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate for both literary and informational texts
  • Understand and apply commonly accepted rules and conventions of the English language
  • Communicate effectively in a language other than English

Mathematical & Scientific Reasoning

  • Understand and apply mathematical principles and concepts
  • Solve problems, reason, and communicate mathematically
  • Understand and apply scientific principles and concepts
  • Solve problems, reason, and communicate scientifically

Social Studies

  • Understand U.S. and world geography, history and current events in a global context
  • Understand and evaluate the structure and function of economic systems in the U.S. and the world
  • Understand and evaluate the structure and function of political and governmental systems in the U.S. and the world

Information & Communication Technology

  • Demonstrate information, communication and media literacy
  • Understand the relationship of technology to productivity and quality of life
  • Present information for a variety of audiences and purposes using a range of Information and Communication Technology tools

Culture & the Arts

  • Understand and apply the basic concepts of design, music, literature, art, dance and drama
  • Communicate artistically
  • Understand and evaluate the role of religion and philosophies in world events and cultures

Career Planning & Life Management

  • Demonstrate the necessary skills to locate and evaluate school and career information
  • Develop a future school and/or career plan
  • Understand and apply personal financial literacy and consumerism in a capitalist economic system
  • Develop healthy habits that include physical fitness and emotional well-being
  • Understand and develop entrepreneurial and management skills and strategies

As specified in the Lake Washington School District Student Profile and articulated through the standards found in the district’s Curriculum and Assessment Framework.



End Results - Exhibit One (ER-1, 2, 3-E1)

Monitoring Method: Internal
Monitoring Frequency: Annually

Lake Washington School District Board of Directors

A group of Juanita High School seniors at graduation

Governance Process

Board CEO Relationship

District superintendent and two board members during board meetingThese policies describe the delegation of authority by the Board to its CEO and clarify the relationship between the two. Organizational performance is considered identical to CEO performance.

Executive Limitations

Superintendent reads to a group of elementary school studentsThese policies state the limitations imposed by the Board on the strategies and methods the superintendent and his or her staff may use, as they work to achieve the specified outcomes identified in the Ends Policies. The executive limitations establish the boundaries and operating expectations for staff.

End Results

Juanita High School graduates after their graduation ceremonyThese policies define the end results desired for our students and what they are expected to know and be able to do as a result of their educational experience. Ends Results policies are based on the Lake Washington School District Mission, Vision, Student Profile and Guiding Principles.