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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 kindergartener’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.

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Superintendent's Message - October 2016

Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent

Growing Together, Serving our Community

United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion

I love words. As a former English teacher, I studied the importance of words and I have great respect for their power. I strove to teach my students the power words hold, whether for beauty or darkness. Words have meaning and make meaning in our lives. They have the power to break down or build up, to edify or denigrate.

Words like unity, kindness, acceptance, inclusion, civility, dignity and respect have the power to shape thoughts and actions. These words are used to build community, foster collaboration, and restore hope. These words form the call to action for National Bullying Prevention Month: Be united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month, which is devoted to uniting communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.

On October 19, Unity Day, students, staff, and families that care about safe and supportive schools and communities wear orange. This act of solidarity makes a vibrant and colorful statement of communities united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

"As superintendent, my goal is for every single student to feel safe, included, respected, supported and connected at school."
- Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent.

As superintendent, my goal is for every single student to feel safe, included, respected, supported and connected at school. Children listen, watch, and learn from adults in their lives. They hear how we interact with one another, they watch how we treat each other, and they learn from what they see and hear. Our district staff is committed to being excellent role models for our students. We model what we expect, and we expect students to learn what we model.

My hope is that one day, every day can be Unity Day in the United States. While we may disagree on issues, I hope we can all agree that the next generation is looking to us, listening to us, and learning from us.

We are proud to be LWSD.