When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.



    LWSD students plant trees to celebrate progress toward 1 million goal

    The goal is in sight for King County’s 1 Million Trees initiative. The initiative recently reached 700,000 trees planted.

    Five students from Environmental and Adventure School (EAS) celebrated the progress during an event on Feb. 26. The students (Hannah Beaver, Nihira Cherukuri, Erik Holmquist, Tavis Lie and Jana Wick) helped plant trees at Big Finn Hill Park with County Executive Dow Constantine and other local officials, as well as the Mariner Moose. 

    EAS works closely with Kirkland Parks and King County Parks through its Community Stewardship Projects program. The program has enhanced local parks around the county for 20 years.

    Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees initiative in 2015. A coalition of cities, nonprofits, schools, and volunteers have joined the effort to plant 1 million trees by the end of 2020.