Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

Belen Mendoza Molina Mann Elementary

Belen Mendoza Molina had the best all-around score in the nation for her age group in competitive sport stacking. A student from Horace Mann Elementary, she ranked number one in the nation overall at the live-streamed competition and ranked seventh in the nation for all age groups in the all-around female division.

Thoreau third grade book project

In this time of remote learning, Thoreau Elementary teacher Caroline Amundsen inspired her third-grade class to explore their creativity and hone their writing skills. Over the course of the fall, the students learned the fundamentals of writing and spent weeks drafting, revising, editing and illustrating their stories. 



    Band and orchestra students end the year on a high note

    Elementary Band and Orchestra students perform at Third Place Commons

    Intermediate elementary band and orchestra students from Kirk, Lakeview and Community Elementary Schools ended their year with a public concert at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park, Wash.

    The orchestra, led by Natalie Fuentes and co-teacher Patricia Lyon, performed “El Toro” and “Russian Music Box.” Michael Lundquist and co-teacher Jeremy Atkins led the band through several pieces including “Riverside March,” “Ode to Joy” and “Boogie Blues.” 

    In addition to the ensemble pieces, many students got to show off the results of a year of practice and hard work with solo performances.

    “The trip to Third Place Books,” said Ms. Fuentes, “is an amazing time for our students to perform for the community and represent LWSD.”