Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

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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.



    Curriculum & Instruction

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    The Teaching and Learning Department provides leadership for standards-based teaching and assessing in district schools to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success.

    Department staff members coordinate the implementation of standards, and the adoption, development, integration, and implementation of curriculum aligned to standards.

    Current List of Adopted Curriculum

    Elementary | Secondary


    K-5 Math Curriculum Adoption - April 2021

    In the fall of 2019, a K-5 Math Adoption Committee, composed  of K-5  teachers, specialists, administrators, and community members was formed to evaluate our adopted K-5 math curriculum. The Committee determined that new K-5 math curriculum is necessary to support the highest level of student learning in Lake Washington School District. The committee has been using our formal adoption process to provide a recommendation to the Lake Washington School Board for new K-5 math curriculum to be implemented in fall 2021.   

    Based on extensive analysis of multiple curricular materials, the Committee identified two high quality options that we are currently piloting. The two curriculum options are  iReady Classroom and Illustrative Mathematics. We are seeking community member input on both curriculum options and welcome your feedback through this online Form. Community member input will be used to help guide the final recommendation for curriculum adoption. 

    We will host an online Community Information Night for K-5 Math on April 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  At this meeting, we will share an overview of the adoption process, provide details and access for the two curricula being piloted, and offer an opportunity for community members to review and give input on the potential materials.  The meeting can be joined on April 28 at 6:00 p.m. with this link

    Parents and community members can access the materials through the links below:    

    iReady Classroom Mathematics 
    • Includes program overview, teacher materials, student materials, and digital resources 

    Illustrative Mathematics 

    Physical copies of the curricula are on display in the lobby at the Lake Washington Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St, Redmond).  Visitors need to follow LWSD attestation and safety procedures in order to review the physical materials. Access to the physical and digital materials and to the surveys will remain open until May 12, 2021

    We are excited about both options and are looking forward to getting information back from teachers, students, and parents about their experiences with the materials. Thank you for supporting this opportunity and for providing feedback on our potential new math curriculum materials.   

    For additional information, please contact Dr. Jen Rose, Director of Teaching and Learning. 


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    Dr. Jen Rose
    Director, Teaching and Learning


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