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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.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Long-Term Facilities Task Force

    The Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force began work in December 2014 to:

    • Learn about Lake Washington School District’s work to date on long-term facilities planning.
    • Collaborate with the district to recommend a long-term facilities strategy, which incorporates community issues and needs, to the School Board
    • Provide a forum for the community to give meaningful input on the Task Force and Working Sub-Committee’s work.
    • Provide guidance to the Working Sub-Committee on long-term facilities priorities, planning packages and evaluation criteria.

    This group consisted of 63 parent, community, business, senior citizen, staff and student representatives. They spent nearly a year studying, analyzing, and making recommendations concerning the district's long-term facilities needs.

    The process included multiple opportunities for public input into potential strategies and policies to address the district's challenges of a classroom space shortfall and of aging facilities.

    The Task Force presented its report to the District's Board of Directors at its November 9, 2015, meeting. The Board voted to accept the report's recommendations at its November 23, 2015, meeting.

    The projects recommended by the Task Force became the basis for a planned set of bond measures. Those measures will raise funding through a series of measures through 2026. The projects recommended by the Task Force are expected to provide space for student enrollment expected through 2030. The first planned bond measure passed in April 2016. More information on those projects can be found on the Building on Success page.

    Read the Long-Term Facilities Task Force complete report