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Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

School Library Month in LWSD

Throughout April, librarians across the district will hold special events in celebration of School Library Month.

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Results Oriented

We believe results matter. As a high-performing district, we continuously monitor and analyze student achievement results and organizational results. Results help us determine where to focus, how we can improve, and how we can better serve students.

We focus on both student results and organizational results, and we use data to inform our continuous improvement processes. Student and organizational performance data, together with perception data collected from students, staff, parents, and community members, is used to help us understand strengths and areas for continued improvement.

Student results

We establish goals for student results at the individual classroom, school, and district level. Teachers set student growth goals for students in their classrooms and for their grade level. Schools set goals for all students and for individual groups of students in their schools. District goals for student learning are expressed in board-established End Results. End Results policies specify the results desired for our students. Ends Results policies are based on our district mission, vision, student profile, and guiding principles. Key performance indicators for student performance are included in our district strategic plan.

Organizational Results

Building level continuous improvement processes help schools determine which strategies and programs are best helping students achieve. At the district level, board-established Executive Limitations policies focus on the means used to accomplish End Results for students. The board regularly monitors Executive Limitations focused on expectations associated with: academic program, instructional materials, district staff, budgeting/financial planning, facilities, technology, student learning environment and more. We set key performance indicators aligned with our strategic goals and monitor organizational performance.

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Core values of Lake Washington School District

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