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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    LWHS Science Labs

    Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

    With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

    Exterior glass and brick

    The roof installation at Lake Washington High School auxiliary gymnasium is complete, protecting the building from rain and other weather. Exterior walls, including brick, concrete masonry, and the glass/aluminum wall system are installed, which will allow interior construction to progress. Circular solar tubes reflect light into the gym naturally during the day. Installation of interior building systems – including electrical, data, plumbing and mechanical – is in progress. The gym is scheduled to open in fall 2021.

    LWHS gym construction

    The auxiliary gymnasium construction is on schedule at Lake Washington High School. An expanded locker room was completed in December in the main gymnasium next door in order to provide

    high school entrances

    Visitors to LWSD’s high schools will now enter directly into the main office, thanks to funding from the 2019 capital projects levy. The modifications will increase security at three schools that required modifications. The modifications incorporate the entry control system found at other LWSD entrances.
     
    Modifications at Lake Washington High School were completed in the fall and construction on the Redmond High School entrance was completed this winter. Construction at Eastlake High School is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.

    2 aging schools

    After more than a year of work, the LWSD Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) addressed the Board on January 25 during its regular meeting. The FAC was tasked with making recommendations to accommodate the District’s rapid enrollment growth and continue to provide quality learning environments. The Board will use the recommendations to determine next steps, which could include sending a funding measure to voters in 2022.
     
    You can see the final recommendations report and the FAC’s presentation to the Board here:

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    Project Information

    Architect: McGranahan Architecture
    Contractor: Lydig Construction
    Location: 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Spaces: 20 classrooms, including general, science, CTE and teacher planning spaces; auxiliary gymnasium and commons space
    Current Portables: 10 classroom portables currently at LWHS will be relocated to Rose Hill Middle School, Kirkland Middle School and Inglewood Middle School after construction
    Planned opening: New classrooms: Fall 2020; Auxiliary gymnasium and commons space: Fall 2021

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