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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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Volunteering in LWSD

Adult volunteer tutoring a young girl.

Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

Volunteers play an important role supporting student learning in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). Currently, LWSD has over 15,000 approved volunteers. These volunteers are parents, relatives, community members and students who are committed to helping students be successful. Volunteers enrich student learning opportunities in classrooms, in schools and on field trips.

Volunteering in Lake Washington School District

This video introduces you to the guidelines and expectations for volunteering in the district.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can help in classrooms, offices or the school library. Volunteers can help with the following activities:

  • Classroom activities
  • Special school events or projects
  • Art Docent program
  • Parties
  • Dances
  • After school programs
  • Sports

Volunteers over the age of 21 can serve as field trip chaperones.

Each school also has a PTSA or parent organization that uses volunteers for its programs. Contact your school's PTSA or parent organization for more information.

Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?

If you are a community member looking for a volunteer opportunity in our schools, please contact the Volunteer Office at 425-936-1270 or volunteers@lwsd.org. Please make sure to submit a Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer.

If you are an approved volunteer looking for a volunteer opportunity and want staff members in our schools to be able to contact you directly, please fill out the Volunteer Interest and Availability Form. This information will be made available to staff members to help them find volunteers who match their needs.

If you are a community member you may also be interested in our LINKS program. LINKS stands for Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools. LINKS coordinates Lunch Buddy mentors in elementary schools and academic mentors/tutors in secondary schools. For more information, please visit the LINKS website.


 

Check your approval status

Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. To see if your volunteer application is still current, contact the volunteer office at 425-936-1270 or email volunteers@lwsd.org. You can also contact the school where you volunteer.