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Winter Olympics – Middle School Style

While most of the world eagerly waits for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to begin tonight, LWSD middle school students are focused on a competition of their own. Inglewood, Evergreen, Finn Hill, Kamiakin and Redmond Middle Schools are competing in the Middle School Winter Olympics throughout February.

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Redmond Middle School teacher named Outstanding New Art Educator of the Year


Emily Jacobson-Ross, an art teacher at Redmond Middle School has been named the Washington ART Education Association (WAEA) 2017 Outstanding New Art Educator of the Year. Jacobson-Ross was nominated by her peers for this award. Judges used a comprehensive scoring rubric to determine the winner.

These annual awards are WAEA’s way of recognizing outstanding professionalism, service, promotion and support of the arts by individual art educators in our state.  In receiving these awards, recipients also become eligible for future nominations for regional and national recognition. The Outstanding New Art Educator of the Year award was specifically designed for an educator who has three years or less of teaching experience and who demonstrates exceptional professionalism and promise.

This award will be presented to Emily during a WAEA gala event in the fall, with the date and location to be announced.