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.

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!



    That’s outstanding – Lake Washington HS teacher given award for exceptional work in history classes

    Mike Dawson receiving award at UW

    A teacher at Lake Washington High School (LWHS) is making history. Michael Dawson, history teacher at LWHS, recently received the 2021 Thomas J. and Cameron Pressly Endowed Prize for Outstanding History or Social Studies Teacher in Washington Schools. Dawson was presented the award at a ceremony on May 12 at the University of Washington (UW), which is the school that gives out the award. In addition to a framed certificate, he also received a prize of $3,000. Dawson was nominated by two of his former history students. 

    According to the UW website, the award is named for Professor Emeritus Thomas J. Pressly and his wife Cameron. This fund honors outstanding teachers of history or social studies in Washington schools. The Department of History invites students and others to nominate those they feel are deserving of this prize.