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.



    LWSD Transition Academy honored with Little Bit Award

    Transition Academy Little Bit Award

    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Transition Academy is a winner of the 2021 Corporate Strides Award and Community Partner Award. Each year, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center recognizes outstanding organizations for going above and beyond through volunteer service and/or financial contributions to support the Little Bit mission. LWSD’s Transition Academy was honored for its dedication to exceptional volunteerism, commitment, philanthropy and ongoing support of the organization.

    According to Little Bit, “Lake Washington School District’s Transition Academy has been an outstanding community partner since 2015, providing much needed services to Little Bit while helping provide real-life job experience for its participants. Transition Academy is a community-based program for young adults with developmental disabilities in the Lake Washington School District. The curriculum consists of ‘typical’ activities that occur in a wide variety of settings in the Redmond-Kirkland-Bellevue communities.” 

    “We are thankful for our long-standing relationship with Little Bit,” said Shannon Hitch, Executive Director of Special Services at LWSD. “It is a wonderful organization that has supported many of our students with vocational skill development. I am incredibly proud of the work of our Transition Academy staff and this is a well-earned recognition of their work with community partners.”