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RHMS Band

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.

Congressional art contest winners

On June 8, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced Tesla STEM student, Sophia Xu Ling as winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district for her watercolor piece titled, “The Suffering of the Great.”

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    Pest Management

    The district manages problem pests through an integrated pest management (IPM) program.


    On occasion, Lake Washington School District has the need to use pesticides (i.e., herbicides and insecticides) to manage vegetation and insect pests. To the extent possible with available resources, the goal of the integrated pest management (IPM) program is to protect human health, reduce loss from pest damage and minimize environmental pollution and human exposure to pesticides.

    Pest management solutions can range from monitoring the problem to baiting and trapping or to spraying. Alternate, non-chemical pest control methods will be used as a first approach whenever possible. Pesticides are used only when necessary and in the least toxic formulation required. Spraying is done when monitoring indicates that vegetation or an insect pest will cause unacceptable medical, economic, or aesthetic injury.


    There is no fixed schedule for IPM treatments.

    If the district deems it necessary to use chemical sprays to manage vegetation and/or insect pests, the following guidelines are adhered to:

    • Whenever possible, pesticide spraying treatments will be managed at times when school is not in session. When it is necessary to apply pesticides when school is in session, the areas will be clearly marked and isolated from the school population.
    • Pesticides used in the district must be pre-approved by the Facilities Maintenance Supervisors.
    • Records of applications and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for approved materials are on file at the Support Services Center.
    • Notification and posting of pesticide treatments will be made in accordance with applicable state laws.

    Except in emergencies, in the highly unlikely case where pesticides may be used when school is in session, pre-notification information will be sent home with all students at the site where the application takes place.