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.



    International Community School art and literary magazine recognized nationally for second straight year 

    Pyra mag

    A pattern seems to be developing at International Community School for their work on an art and literacy magazine. The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recently ranked the magazine, named “Pyra,” as “Excellent.” In only its second year of existence, the magazine has earned this distinction for a second year in a row. It was submitted through the NCTE program called Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines, or REALM. The mission of NCTE’s REALM program is to publicly recognize excellent literary magazines produced by high school and middle school students with the support of their teachers. There is only one other magazine in Washington state recognized by the REALM program this year.

    Madeleine Goertz, Ellen Ma, Yuen Hang Fung, Aubrey Jacob, Rachel Li, Matthew Lin, Rory McNerney, Wyatt Moore, Anusha Parameshwar, Anna Rowell, Divya Saenz-Badillos, Michelle Janssen, Eric Shi were the magazine’s 2019-20 student editors. You can see the magazine by clicking here

    Learn more about the REALM program and to view other winners on the NCTE website