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Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

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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.