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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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    Build your own field day at home
    LWSD Virtual Family Field Day

    Use important skills like working together and being creative when building your own Virtual Family Field Day. LWSD’s wonderful physical education teachers created field day ideas for families to try at home. The station examples are based on physical education standards which will help students become more physically literate by learning and practicing motor skills. Take a look at the field day station examples and other fun ways to make the most of LWSD’s Virtual Family Field Day

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    Learn healthy ways to move on Hip-Hop Public Health
    Hip Hop Public Health - You Got This!

    One way to get energized is to try out new ways to move! Hip Hop Public Health’s short instructional dance videos are a fun way to get moving. Try out Slide Up & Back, the Yaaas Bounce or the Cross & Dip. While you’re there, listen to the handwashing song "20 Seconds or More."

    Hip Hop Public Health’s mission is “to foster positive health behavior change through the power of hip hop music.” Check out additional resources that are designed to improve health literacy and health equity on their website.

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    Get moving with on-demand fitness videos
    Physical Activity

    YMCA 360: On-Demand Videos, is offering a variety of on demand health and fitness videos. Access is free, there are no logins and you can access them on any type of device. 

    Categories of videos include:

    • Yoga
    • Kids
    • Bootcamp
    • Barre
    • Tai Chi
    • Dance Fitness
    • Pilates

    Take a look at all options at YMCA 360.

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    Creative ways to add movement at home
    Physical Activity

    Exercising and staying active while homebound can be fun and even help families stay on top of housework. The American Heart Association shares creative and fun ways for families to include movement in their day. From making active chore cards to playing actively with pets, suggestions help combine exercise with daily activities. Other tips, such as taking turns being the DJ for a dance break or playing active games like hide-and-seek, are also included.
     
    American Heart Association’s How to Move More Anytime Anywhere

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