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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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    Volunteering in LWSD

    Adult volunteer tutoring a young girl.

    Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

    Volunteers play an important role supporting student learning in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). Currently, LWSD has over 16,000 approved volunteers. These volunteers are parents, relatives, community members and students who are committed to helping students be successful. Volunteers enrich student learning opportunities in classrooms, in schools and on field trips.

    Volunteering in Lake Washington School District

    This video introduces you to the guidelines and expectations for volunteering in the district.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers can help in classrooms, offices or the school library. Volunteers can help with the following activities:

    • Classroom activities
    • Special school events or projects
    • Art Docent program
    • Parties
    • Dances
    • After school programs
    • Sports

    Volunteers over the age of 21 can serve as field trip chaperones.

    Each school also has a PTSA or parent organization that uses volunteers for its programs. Contact your school's PTSA or parent organization for more information.

    Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?

    If you are a community member looking for a volunteer opportunity in our schools, please contact the Volunteer Office at 425-936-1270 or volunteers@lwsd.org. Please make sure to submit a Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer.

    If you are a community member you may also be interested in our LINKS program. LINKS stands for Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools. LINKS coordinates Lunch Buddy mentors in ten elementary schools. For more information, please visit the LINKS website.
     

    Check your approval status

    Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. To see if your volunteer application is still current, you can log into your Raptor Volunteer Portal, contact the volunteer office at 425-936-1270 or email volunteers@lwsd.org. You can also contact the school where you volunteer.

     

    Check your approval status

    Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. To see if your volunteer application is still current, contact the volunteer office at 425-936-1270 or email volunteers@lwsd.org. You can also contact the school where you volunteer.