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.



    Scenario Planning Workgroup

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    The Scenario Planning Workgroup is looking at the benefits and challenges of the variety of learning scenarios needed to meet physical distancing, in order to determine which models may be viable options for next school year.

    Workgroup Responsibility:

    Review benefits and challenges with the variety of learning scenarios needed to meet physical distancing in order to determine which models may be viable options for next school year.

    Workgroup Tasks:

    1. Review hybrid models and identify benefits, challenges and constraints for each.
    2. Determine if any model can be ruled out.

    Workgroup Membership:

    • Leads: Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent of Business and Support Services and
      Dale Cote, Secondary Level Director
    • Parent, counselor, union representative, building administrators, central office administrators and department leaders. 


    June 2 and 5:

    • Reviewed models being considered by other school districts.
    • Developed benefits and challenges of each model and what questions needed to be considered.

    June 9 and 11:

    • Continued work on benefits and challenges and brainstormed mitigations for challenges.

    Examples of Models Being Considered:

    • All students and staff are in-school.
    • Most students are in school; however, some students are remote.
    • All students are in hybrid schedule (some days in person, some days remote).
    • Most students are remote, some students are in person.
    • All students are remote.