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
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.
It all started when Shivani Jayaprakasam, rising junior at International Community School (ICS), was on vacation in Japan. A major typhoon struck while there in 2018 and she has been interested in emergency preparedness since.
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.
As the year 2020 draws to a close, I want to take some time to thank our entire Lake Washington School District community for the way we have come together to support our students, staff, families and schools over the course of this unprecedented year.
We are grateful to partner with our families, PTSA members, community organizations and city leaders. We are grateful to our community members and voters for supporting our schools and students. And we are grateful to our students for the hard work they have done to be active participants, even in learning environments that are significantly different than typical.
2020 has been a year that no one could have anticipated for our schools, our community, our country and our world. In weeks, we rethought hundreds of years of formal education and put together a plan for our students to learn remotely. While it has not been perfect, I have appreciated the grace shown by our students, staff and families as we work to build a new system, and continuously work to improve the system to make it more successful for all students.
December is traditionally a month when our schools host a variety of clothing, food and toy drives to benefit families in need in our community. COVID-related safety precautions have made these drives more challenging, but many of our students, staff and community members have still stepped up to support students and families in need in our communities.
I hope that each of you has a wonderful holiday season and Winter Break. We look forward to returning from break on Monday, January 4, 2021.