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LWLC bands The Bandalorian virtual performance

Just one week before schools closed last March due to the pandemic, band classes in the Lake Washington Learning Community performed together for their annual Region Concert. This year, without the opportunity for an in-person concert, school band directors chose to carry on this regional performance tradition by creating a virtual video collaboration of the theme music from “The Mandalorian.”

Orchils Lego competition

There are only winners when teams show up to the FIRST ®LEGO® League (FLL) Challenge state championship each year, and 2021 was no different. One team with students from Lake Washington School District (LWSD) that competed this year is headed to the global semi-finals. A second team isn’t moving on to the finals but they created a real-world application that addresses fitness and well-being during remote living. 

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    Juanita High School Athletic Director recognized as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator


    Jason Thurston, JHS Certified Master Athletic Administrator

    Jason Thurston, Juanita High School’s Athletic Director, is now recognized as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). 

    To earn this distinction, Thurston demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and on-going professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process includes a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience, NIAAA Leadership Courses and professional contributions. The process is completed with a practical written or oral presentation project.

    Thurston is one of a very elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

    The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.