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LWHS capitol visit SB 5171

Students in Lake Washington High School’s AP US Government & Politics classes get first-hand experience in the legislative process. As part of the class, students crafted Senate Bill (SB) 5171, which bans gender-based price discrimination on similar products

Meritorious Budget Award

Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2022-23 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award six years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

Last day of school remains Friday, June 23

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the November 30 snow day. The 2022-23 calendar has been modified to reflect this change:  

  • Tuesday, May 30: change from a non-school day to a full day for students

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    Elementary Band and Orchestra

    Elementary band and orchestra

     

    About the program

    Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Lake Washington School District’s Elementary Band and Orchestra Program. 

    Participation in the Elementary Band and Orchestra Program is open to all fourth and fifth graders in the Lake Washington School District. 

    For the 2022-23 school year, we plan to offer the following programs:

    • Beginning Band for fourth and fifth grade band students who have no previous experience playing their chosen instrument.
    • Beginning Strings for fourth and fifth grade orchestra students who have no previous experience playing their chosen instrument.
    • Experienced Band for fourth and fifth grade band students who are experienced playing their chosen instrument.
    • Experienced Strings for fourth and fifth grade orchestra students who are experienced playing their chosen instrument.

    LWSD music program overview and mission statement

    Locations & registration

    Each school has an assigned location for elementary orchestra and band. Locations are based on the school the student attends, including full-time Quest sites.

    Transportation

    Please note that families are responsible for transportation to the band or orchestra site school. Bus transportation will be provided from the elementary band or orchestra site school to the elementary school students attend. 

    Elementary band and orchestra is not held on non-school days, including late starts or emergency closures.

    Cost

    There is no fee to participate in LWSD’s elementary band or orchestra, however students will need to provide their own instrument. The main cost will be renting an instrument.
     
    For families where cost might be a barrier to participation, program sites have a limited amount of instruments available for rent. Families that qualify for free/reduced lunch are given first priority. Please contact the band or orchestra coordinator at your student’s assigned site if you have any questions regarding instrument rentals.


    See and hear band and orchestra instruments

    Learn about elementary instrumental music

    Contact information