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. 



    Safety Patrol role models recognized for their leadership


    This year, two LWSD safety patrollers, Arthur Chen of Ben Franklin Elementary and Max Robert Miller of Clara Barton Elementary were honored as Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrollers by AAA Washington, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    To be considered for the award, patrollers answered several short essay questions and received a letter of support from their school advisors.

    “Arthur is a role model for the students he serves. He has shown leadership by training others, being a role model throughout the school day and flawlessly carrying out his safety patrol responsibilities. Arthur’s dedication to his squad and those he helped, has inspired several new recruits to sign up for next year.” – Gretchen Ann Smith, Ben Franklin Elementary Safety Patrol Coordinator.

    “Max showed exemplary leadership at all times. He helped train new members by going to the various stations and demonstrating proper protocol. He was especially helpful in always fixing our walkies that continuously had issues. Max will be missed for all the contributions he made on Safety Patrol. I know he will continue his leadership in middle school and beyond.” – Joanie Chinn, Clara Barton Elementary Safety Patrol Coordinator.