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    A Journey of a Thousand Z's by Affan Sheikh
    • Inglewood

    Affan Sheikh, rising seventh grader at Inglewood Middle School (IMS), has done more than most adults at the age of 11. Affan recently published his first eBook that is now available on Amazon. “A Journey of a Thousand Z's” is a short fiction story that follows the writer’s future self as he creates the world's first time machine and how he chooses to use it.

    • middle school
    Sejong Cultural Society
    • International

    Three International Community School (ICS) students took their skill of writing and turned it into prizes at a recent essay contest. Anusha Bharadvaj finished third in the nationwide contest, while Marianna Druzhkova and Suniti Srinivasan each finished as honorable mentions.

    • middle school
    RHMS ecosystem restoration project
    • Rose Hill

    The sixth graders at Rose Hill Middle School worked on an exciting new unit on ecosystems restoration in science this fall. During this unit, students not only learned what makes a healthy forest ecosystem but also got the opportunity to plan and execute their very own restoration project for a damaged ecosystem on Rose Hill’s campus.

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    • middle school
    TMS single use plastic video
    • Timberline

    The Green Team at Timberline Middle School created a video for classmates to watch on Earth Day. They explained the dangers that single-use plastics pose to wildlife and encouraged students and staff to use reusable water bottles at home and at school.  

    • greenschools
    • middle school
    ExploraVision logo
    • Timberline

    Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce a team from Timberline Middle School (TMS) was selected as one of the regional winners of the 29th annual ExploraVision program. This is the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Team Project: LAMP (The Localized Alzheimer’s Microneedle Patch), from TMS, will advance to the national phase of the competition, where participants will have a chance to win $10,000 in savings bonds and other great prizes.

    • middle school
    Carbon XPrize EMS
    • Evergreen

    Would you wear a watch and slippers made from carbon dioxide emissions? Or brush your teeth using toothpaste made from CO₂? Before the pandemic, students at Evergreen Middle School were learning about real products that capture and store carbon dioxide that would otherwise go into the atmosphere.

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    • greenschools
    • middle school
    Katya Rukhlinskaia
    • International

    An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

    • middle school
    RHMS Band
    • Rose Hill

    When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.

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    • middle school
    Middle school culinary competition 2020
    • Evergreen
    • Inglewood
    • International

    On January 25, middle school students across LWSD battled it out in the kitchen as they competed for culinary supremacy.

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    LWSD middle school band program
    • Emersion K1-2
    • Environmental
    • Evergreen
    • Finn Hill
    • Inglewood
    • International
    • Kamiakin
    • Kirkland
    • Northstar
    • Redmond
    • Renaissance
    • Rose Hill
    • Stella Schola
    • Timberline

    Lake Washington School District has a strong and active middle school band program, with classes for everyone from beginners to students with years of experience.

    • band & orchestra
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    • middle school
    Symetra Heroes in the Classroom: Nova Frank
    • Finn Hill

    Students in Nova Frank’s Special Education Transition Program know they have a teacher who will help them succeed.

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    • middle school