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Holocaust art contest

Nearly 600 students in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska put together inspiring work at this year’s Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) contest. Out of all those entries, four Nikola Tesla STEM High School students placed in the top three. This year’s “Celebrating Life: 2022 Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest,” put on by HCH, challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust. 

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    A Message About Juanita High School

    Good evening,

    Throughout the day, District staff have been working with Kirkland Police Department (KPD) based on a series of threats of violence that had been posted online. These threats were specific to Juanita High School (JHS) students. KPD has notified the public via a social media post that the 18-year-old suspect had been arrested and booked in jail. 

    Given the significant events that unfolded today and as we work with KPD to develop a safety plan; we have determined that Juanita High School will be closed on Monday, June 13, 2022. All other LWSD schools will be open and will operate on regular schedules.

    Families of JHS seniors should look for communication tomorrow morning from Principal Clapp regarding graduation ticket dissemination.

    We greatly appreciate the students and community members that provided information related to the threats of violence. The LWSD tip line is actively monitored so that we can take action on issues of concern. Our collaboration with KPD will continue through this situation to ensure we have accurate information and support for the implementation of required safety plans.

    We anticipate KPD releasing a press release later this evening or tomorrow morning related to this situation. It is anticipated that we will communicate directly with the JHS students and families in the coming days.

    Thank you,
    Jon

    Dr. Jon Holmen
    Superintendent
    Lake Washington School District
     

     

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    Throughout the day, District staff have been working with Kirkland Police Department (KPD) based on a series of threats of violence that had been posted online. These threats were specific to Juanita High School (JHS) students. KPD has notified the public via a social media post that the 18-year-old suspect had been arrested and booked in jail. 

    Given the significant events that unfolded today and as we work with KPD to develop a safety plan; we have determined that Juanita High School will be closed on Monday, June 13, 2022. All other LWSD schools will be open and will operate on regular schedules.

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    The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors is looking to add student representatives to the Board. Specifically, the Board is looking for: 

    • A current 11th grade student from Emerson High School, Emerson K-12, Futures, International Community School, Juanita High School or Lake Washington High School to serve a one-year term.
    • A current 10th grade student from Eastlake High School, Redmond High School, or Tesla STEM High School to serve a two-year term.
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