Students in Lake Washington High School’s AP US Government & Politics classes get first-hand experience in the legislative process. As part of the class, students crafted Senate Bill (SB) 5171, which bans gender-based price discrimination on similar products
Connections - January 13, 2023
We're hiring! Consider a career in LWSD
LWSD is always seeking great talent for positions throughout our district. In addition to other positions available throughout the district, we are looking for applicants for the following positions:
- Instructional Assistants (IA’s)
- Bus Drivers
These positions are also available in a substitute role. Check out the LWSD website for job descriptions and postings.
New to LWSD? Plan ahead – Register your child now for the 2023-24 school year!
On January 13, 2023, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will open registration for new families for the 2023-24 school year. Currently enrolled students do not need to re-register to continue attendance in LWSD.
While you can enroll any time, we are asking families to please enroll early so we can make sure the right staff are in place for fall 2023.
Registration for all new K-12 LWSD students is done through our website (www.lwsd.org/Registration). Enrolling online is fast and easy!
All required documents can be accessed on the website and uploaded securely.
Parents/guardians who are unable to upload documents may send them to the school by U.S. mail or can bring the documents to the school during regular school hours.
Staff are available to help answer registration-related questions at email@example.com, or by calling your school office.
Advanced Placement exam registration information for 2022-23 school year
LWSD is offering a LATE AP Exam Registration window from February 1 - March 3, 2023. Students who register during the late AP Registration window will incur a $50 per exam late fee in addition to the $99 per exam fee.
Elementary band and orchestra advisory committee
Lake Washington School District recently formed an advisory committee to examine our elementary band and orchestra program. The committee consists of teachers, principals, community members/guardians and students. This advisory will meet beginning in January after school from 4:30-6:30 p.m. approximately every three weeks via Microsoft Teams, with the option of moving to twice a month in the future should the team decide. For any additional information, please contact Dr. Jen Rose, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services.
Final reminder: World Language proficiency testing
LWSD offers in-person, world language testing for high school students. These tests help students meet the “world languages” graduation requirement. They can earn up to four high school credits. They can also earn the Washington state “Seal of Biliteracy” on their transcript and diploma.
- All high school students can take one language test for free.
- Students can take the test at any location (see list below).
- Tests are available in any language that is both written and spoken.
See below for test dates and locations.
|Wednesday, January 18||1:30 p.m.||LWHS, RHS|
Questions? Contact the Assessment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Kids Self-Harm and How You Can Help: A special Parent Chat Webinar on January 18
Award-winning speaker, author and educator Michelle Mitchell has combined her 20 years’ experience, with the latest research, interviews with nationally recognized experts and stories from professionals and everyday families, to give parents and professionals fresh insights into ‘how-to’ prevent, understand and respond to self-harm.
Register at www.lwsf.org/parentchat
Balance In Mind is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.
Send a teacher a valentine
This Valentine's Day, let teachers and staff know you care. For a limited time, when you make a donation to Lake Washington Schools Foundation in a teacher or staff member's honor, they'll put their name on our virtual Wall of Love, send them this year's beautiful Art Nouveau-style inspirational postcard or even include a limited-edition enamel pin. Visit www.lwsf.org/valentine to make your selections. Your order supports the Foundation's work and brightens a staff member's day!
Kids Coming Together January events
Kids Coming Together community service events are great opportunities for children grades 3-8 to meet new friends and connect with their community. Teens in grades 9 through 12 can also volunteer as event leaders. To learn more and to register for upcoming events, visit www.kidscomingtogether.org.
- January 16 – Decorate cards and make scarves
- January 29 – International cooking event
Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.
How to Select Classes in High School: A Webinar for middle and high school families
On January 24, independent college counselor Mary Pat O’Neil will be teaming up with LWSD school counselor, Taylor Reuhl, to give students and families guidance on how to pick classes in high school.
For more details and to register, visit www.lwsf.org/our-work/find-your-fit.
Find Your Fit is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.
SAVE THE DATE: LWSF in-person Spring Luncheon is back!
Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) is delighted to announce a return to tradition: once again, LWSF’s spring benefit will be held as an in-person luncheon on Thursday, March 23 at noon! Join LWSF for this highly anticipated event and discover how they are activating their mission by removing barriers, building connections, enhancing learning and supporting wellness for students in Lake Washington School District. Registration opens soon at www.lwsf.org/bethebridge.