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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 Gifts or Donations

    File: 6114P

    Gifts, Donations and Bequests
    Any donations presented to the school district must be accompanied by a letter from the donor for official action and recognition by the superintendent/designee or the board.

    All gifts, donations and bequests shall become school district property. All donors shall be informed that the intent of the school district is to allocate all donations to respective schools to which donated.

    To be acceptable, a gift must satisfy the following criteria:

    1. Have a purpose consistent with those of the district,
    2. Not begin a program which the board would be unwilling to take over when gift or donation funds are exhausted,
    3. Not be inappropriate or harmful to the best education of pupils,
    4. Not be in conflict with any provision of the school code or public law and
    5. Not be used to supplement staffing during the school day or to fund district-provided stipends. Donations may be used to fund stipends to support extracurricular clubs and/or activities not funded by the district and must be paid in accordance with district negotiated agreements through district payroll.

    A letter of appreciation signed by the superintendent of schools shall be sent to a donor.

    Receiving of Gifts by District Personnel

    No members of the Board of Directors or any employees of the district shall receive directly or indirectly anything of value for or on account of his/her influence with respect to any act or proceeding of the school district, when such act or proceeding shall incur to the benefit of those offering or giving the thing of value.

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.635.050