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LWHS capitol visit SB 5171

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

Meritorious Budget Award

Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2022-23 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award six years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

Last day of school remains Friday, June 23

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the November 30 snow day. The 2022-23 calendar has been modified to reflect this change:  

  • Tuesday, May 30: change from a non-school day to a full day for students

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    Connections - January 13, 2023

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    We're hiring! Consider a career in LWSD

    We're Hiring

    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:

    • Paraeducators
    • Nurses
    • Instructional Assistants (IA’s)
    • Custodians
    • Bus Drivers
    • Substitutes

    These positions are also available in a substitute role. Check out the LWSD website for job descriptions and postings.

     

    Learning Focused

    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 registrar@lwsd.org, 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. 

    Read for more information about AP Exam registration deadlines and fees.

     

    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.

    Date Time Location
    Wednesday, January 18 1:30 p.m. LWHS, RHS

    Register and find more information here.

    Questions? Contact the Assessment Team at assessmenthelp@lwsd.org.
     

    District Announcements

    Why Kids Self-Harm and How You Can Help: A special Parent Chat Webinar on January 18

    Why kids self-harm webinar

    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

    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!

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    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

     

    Student & Staff Success

    Frost Elementary after school chess program

    Students at  Frost Elementary School have plenty of opportunities to enrich their learning after school. One of these opportunities is known as Chess Wizards. The program gives students a time to learn and analyze situations as well as devise creative solutions by playing chess. The Frost Elementary PTSA is sponsoring these after school programs as a way to encourage students to develop different skills.

    Celebrating Diwali at Eastlake High School

    Eastlake High School (EHS) students recently celebrated one of India’s most important festivals, Diwali. The EHS Indian Student Association welcomed more than 500 students and their families to campus on November 18 to see students performing traditional dances. They also played games and dinner was provided for their parents and school friends. Diwali recognizes the spiritual triumph of light over darkness. The festival is a celebration of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and is known as the Festival of Lights.

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