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Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 

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Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.

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    Washington State Standards

    Washington State K-12 Learning Standards The Washington State K-12 Learning Standards provide detail about what students should know and be able to do for each subject and grade level. Visit OSPI to learn more.

    Standards First

    Lake Washington School District is a “standards first” district. This means that teachers base all learning on current standards and assess student progress on these standards. Standards are learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level. Standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, while also helping parents understand what is expected of their children.

    Lake Washington School District uses four major types of standards:
    1. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
    2. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    3. Prioritized Washington State Standards, called Power Standards
    4. National Standards

    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a common set of learning standards for mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) that have been adopted by 45 states. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a common set of learning standards for science and were adopted by Washington state in 2013. Having the same standards helps all students receive a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

    Prioritized Washington State Standards, or Power Standards, are standards for social studies and other content areas. These State standards were developed by teachers and education experts and were prioritized by Lake Washington teachers and experts.

    Once parents, students, and teachers are clear about standards, assessments can be developed that show the exact level of proficiency on the standards for each child. The results of these formative and summative assessments provide valuable information to teachers regarding how students are progressing against the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards in science, and on the district’s Power Standards in all other content areas. Teachers then use these results to guide instruction and to determine students’ day-to-day readiness for particular concepts and skills. Most importantly, assessment results help teachers answer four critical questions that serve as a cornerstone in LWSD instructional practice:

    1. Q. What is it we expect our students to learn? A. Standards
    2. Q. How will we know if each student has learned it? A. Assessment
    3. Q. How will we respond when some students do not learn it? A. Taking action on results.
    4. Q. How will we respond when some students already know it? A. Taking action on results.

    Standards are critical in Lake Washington School District for personalizing learning for every student.

    Standards
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    Literacy
    Mathematics
    Science
    Social Studies
    Technology
    Kindergarten

    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI

    Grade 1
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI

    Grade 2
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 3
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 4
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 5
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 6

    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Math CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 7
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 8
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 9
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 10
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 11
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 12
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI

    CCSS = Common Core State Standards
    NGSS = Next Generation Science Standards
    OSPI = Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction