Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!


The lists are out and Lake Washington School District (LWSD) musicians are major players for this year’s musical honor groups. On even school years, the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) choses students from across the state from Middle School to High School to participate in WMEA State Honors Music Groups. Sixty-nine high schoolers and 55 middle schoolers come from LWSD schools this year.

Earth Day 2022

Students across the district supported and celebrated sustainability efforts in their schools all week for Earth Day 2022.

Visit our Sustainability page to see year-round efforts around sustainability, conservation and recycling.



    Hosting for perfection – RHS students host Science Olympiad invitational to fine tune skills

    Science Olympiad Board
    Sceince Olympiad

    Redmond High School (RHS) hosted its second annual B-division invitational this month for teams of students across the country. More than 550 students from 38 middle school teams across the country participated in this event. The goal of the invitational is to help students prepare for regional, state and national competitions. In a normal year, these types of events would take place in person at the hosting schools. Last year, RHS hosted middle school teams from Washington and Oregon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually this year using the online platform that the official Science Olympiad competition will use. All teams that participated are part of the Science Olympiad organization, which allows them to access the platform where the competitions are held. This invitational was great practice for students who are adjusting to this competition being held online instead of in person.

    The invitational consisted of 23 different events with teams from all over the country. Schools from Lake Washington including Redmond, Timberline, Kamiakin, International Community School and Evergreen middle schools also participated. The competition was held on February 6. All the tests were graded and ranked on February 8, with the virtual award ceremony taking place on February 10. You can view the awards ceremony here. This event was coordinated by a handful of RHS students and an RHS staff advisor.

    The following RHS students and staff helped put together this successful event:

    • Kriti Sharma & Sanjali Vuriti (Co-Presidents)
    • Neha Venkatesh (Secretary)
    • Nisha Shastry & Conan Lu (Public Relations Officers)
    • Krish Jain (Treasurer)
    • Dr. Valerie Merrill (Advisor)