News

Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

Events

Twitter

    Teen Startup Challenge

    2021 LWSD Teen Startup Challenge

    Are you a high school student with an idea for a new product or business? This challenge is for you!

    Completed application packet is due on September 27, 2021 by midnight via email to Kate Atvars, College and Career Readiness Program Specialist.

    Teen Startup

    What is the LWSD Teen Startup Challenge?
    The LWSD Teen Startup Challenge is designed to promote student startup ideas and venture creation. The challenge provides the opportunity for high school students to win prizes and learn from local business leaders. Finalists will present their ideas and business plans and receive invaluable feedback from successful professionals.

    Who can participate?
    The challenge is open to high school students in Lake Washington School District.

    What are the prizes?
    The winning students/teams will be featured at Investor Sharks Northwest, will receive feedback and advice from some of the biggest venture capitalists and angel investors in the Puget Sound Region, and will be awarded prize money from the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce!

    All participants will receive recognition and awards!

    How do I enter?

    1. Complete the application packet by September 27, by midnight, and email completed packet to Kate Atvars (katvars@lwsd.org), College and Career Readiness Program Specialist.
    2. Finalists advancing to the Investment Round will be notified by Monday October 4, 2021. Finalists will prepare and submit a 10-minute presentation/pitch to Kate Atvars by Monday, October 11. Finalists will receive additional details regarding presentation requirements.

    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and judges!

    Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
    Lee Johnson Auto Family Teen Start Up Challenge Sponsor
    Passport Unlimited