Students in Katie Jacobs’ fourth grade class at Franklin Elementary worked on building hydraulic powered claws in class during the month of May. This end of the year STEM project led to seeing life-sized machines up close and in person.
Superintendent Message - December 2021
As the year 2021 draws to a close, I want 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 year.
We are grateful to partner with our students, families, PTSA members, community organizations and city leaders. We are grateful to our community members and voters for supporting our schools and students.
Throughout the month of December, our schools have partnered with our PTSAs to host a variety of clothing, food and toy drives to benefit families in need within our community. Thank you to the students, staff, and community members who have stepped up to provide this needed support.
In February 2022, we will be asking our voters to consider three ballot measures to ensure excellence for all of our students. These levies fund student programs and services not covered by the state by providing staffing, academic programs, technology, and safe and healthy school buildings.
Two replacement levies and one capital construction levy will be on the February 8, 2022 ballot. The Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy and a School Technology and Capital Projects Levy both replace levies that expire in 2022 which fund staff, programs, early learning, technology and help ensure our school buildings are safe and maintained. The Building Excellence Construction Levy funds facility construction projects to accommodate our rapid enrollment growth and to continue to provide learning environments that promote excellence for students.
Throughout the month of January 2022, we will host Town Hall Question & Answer sessions for our community via Teams Live. Watch for the schedule of these events to come out in the Connections newsletter and get posted on the LWSD website.
If you are part of a community group or organization and would like to have us come to your event to share an informational levy presentation, please follow this link on the website to provide us with the details: Levy Presentation Request - Lake Washington School District (lwsd.org).
For more information about our upcoming levies, visit: 2022 Levies - Lake Washington School District (lwsd.org).
I hope that each of you has a wonderful holiday season and Winter Break. We look forward to returning from break on Monday, January 3, 2022.
Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent
Lake Washington School District