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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

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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.

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    Instructional Materials Committee

    Committee Purpose:
    The Instructional Materials Committee recommends instructional materials to the board of directors, which must vote to adopt specific curriculum for the district.

    Connection to Strategic Goal:
    Goal 1: Ensure academic success for every student

    Responsibilities:
    The Instructional Materials Committee recommends instructional materials to the board of directors, which must vote to adopt specific curriculum for the district. Determining which curriculum will be taught to our students includes an adoption process whereby:

    • A diverse group of parents, community members, administrators, and teachers with subject matter expertise is formed
    • Standards and interests are developed
    • Screening criteria is created
    • Available resources are reviewed
    • Consensus and recommendation is made
    • Public review is conducted
    • Approval from Instructional Materials Committee and Lake Washington School District board

    Meetings: Approximately once a month.

    The adoption process is on a timeline with curriculum being reviewed every eight to ten years. Updates from the curriculum adoption committees are available here.