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Rose Hill Middle School Counselor receives Human and Civil Rights Award

Danielle MacDonald, a counselor at Rose Hill Middle School, works hard to make the school inclusive and welcoming for all students and parents. For this hard work, she won the Washington Education Association’s 2018 Human and Civil Rights International Peace and Understanding Award.

Evergreen wins middle school Battle of the Books

Nine middle schools answered 45 questions about 12 books on March 13 during the annual Battle of the Books competition. School librarians organize the event each year. Students from Evergreen Middle School won the competition by two points.

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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.