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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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Sustainability

Earth Heros at School

Lake Washington School District has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education in the region. The district won a 2015 McKinstry Champions of Sustainability award.

District efforts focus on three interconnected goal areas:

  • Student Learning
  • Professional Learning
  • Resource Conservation

Student Learning

Provide sustainability instruction to all students. Students learn through instruction on conservation and natural resources in science, social studies and other areas. Support and encourage school participation in programs like Washington Green Schools and Sustainability Ambassadors.

Green Schools in LWSD

Elementary SchoolsMiddle SchoolsHigh Schools
Level 1 Green Schools
  • Blackwell Elementary
  • Carson Elementary
  • Kirk Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • Mead Elementary
  • Muir Elementary
  • Rose Hill Elementary
Level 2 Green Schools
  • Keller Elementary
Level 4 Green Schools
  • Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School
Level 1 Green Schools
  • Environmental & Adventure School
  • Evergreen Middle School
  • Kirkland Middle School
  • Redmond Middle School
  • Rose Hill Middle School
Level 2 Green Schools
Level 1 Green SchoolsLevel 2 Green Schools
  • Tesla STEM High School

Professional Learning

Help teachers deepen their knowledge of sustainability instruction and problem-based learning. Support and encourage participation in professional learning through programs and partnerships. Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), Cascade Water Alliance and Sustainability Ambassadors are examples.

Genevieve Menino, JHS teacher

Genevieve Menino, a teacher at Juanita High School participated in an
eight day placement with the King County Environmental Health Services
team as part of the WABS STEM externship program.

Resource Conservation

Provide a resource and utility management program. Its purpose is to:
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Reduce waste
  • Educate students and staff to save energy
  • Use sustainable building and maintenance practices

Resource Conservation Management Activities in LWSD

Recycle symbol

Electricity and natural gas symbols

Water symbol

Recycle
Partner with King County Green Schools
"Right size" dumpsters and hauling
Use durable cafeteria materials

Align occupancy schedules
Standardize temperatures
Regulate break schedules
Optimize controls
Leverage capital projects and maintenance practices

Reduce irrigation
Install high efficiency plumbing fixtures
Use low water cleaning procedures