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. 



    International Night at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary Brings  History, Food and Performances to Campus

    Wilder International Night

    As the sun sets over Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary, the school awakens to a vibrant International Night. In early November, students and families filled the school to mingle and explore the diverse community at Wilder. The event showcased an array of cultural displays as students and parents dished out the most popular cuisines and desserts from their country of origin to sample from. Performances and demonstrations were another highlight from the evening. As part of the grand finale, the event ended with a parade where students took the stage in their country’s traditional clothing. 

    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recognizes it is essential to achieve an environment where all students feel welcomed with opportunities to succeed and grow. To achieve this, LWSD is committed to broadening students’ multicultural awareness and teach them how to be open-minded and empathetic. Teachers and staff make it their mission to help students and their families see themselves within our schools. In addition, LWSD provides training to staff members to equip them with the knowledge and resources to serve students from different backgrounds and with different needs. 

    LWSD offers many multicultural events, activities and clubs throughout the school year. To learn how you can get involved, contact your local school.