Less plastic waste, healthier oceans

After students at Mann Elementary learned how much plastic ends up in the ocean, and the harmful effects it has on marine life, they tried not to use single-use plastic for 30 days. In culmination of the school’s efforts, students attended an assembly by “Ocean” Annie Crawly on June 8, World Oceans Day.



    Veterans Powwow teaches Native American students about their cultural heritage

    Through dances, songs and language, Native American students are learning about their cultural heritage. One event that brings together the students and their elders is the annual Veterans Powwow. The Eastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) hosted the 11th annual event on October 14 at Juanita High School. Students make gifts for the veterans while learning Native traditions. The ENAEP is a federally-funded program that serves Native students in the Lake Washington, Bellevue, and Northshore school districts in grades K-12.