Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.


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.



    Video: 2020 Middle School Culinary Competition

    On January 25, middle school students across LWSD battled it out in the kitchen as they competed for culinary supremacy. Twenty-six teams were given a recipe for fried rice with only 45 minutes to prepare the dish. Teams were judged on how well they followed the recipe, knife skills, sanitation and overall cooking. Congrats to the following winners!

    First place: first round

    • Jasmine Zhen, International Middle School
    • Lexi Sevigny, Evergreen Middle School

    First place: second round

    • Sanaa Shakoor, Inglewood Middle School
    • Maya Shah, Inglewood Middle School