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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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    Watch: Social and Emotional Support for LWSD Students

    As a district we believe in the social and emotional well-being of our students. This video shows the ways in which LWSD is ensuring that students have opportunities for connection in the remote learning environment.

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    The University of Cincinnati Medical Center created a COVID-19 resource on social connectedness. The page explains why connectedness is important and how it impacts our health. 

    Benefits include:

    • Stronger immune system
    • Happier
    • Increased motivation for self-care.
    • Lower levels of stress hormones.

    The article includes ways to build connectedness virtually. Take a look at the site for more information. You may find a new way to connect with others while social distancing. 

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    Wellness Tip

    Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by COVID-19. During this time, children may want to talk about their concerns, fears and questions. Make time for them and remember to remain calm when offering reassurance.

    Our school counselors are also another support system for students and families. Email your school counselor for more information.

    More tips and talking points.

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    School Counselors

    Do you have questions about school, meals or just need someone to talk to?

    All our counselors are ready to help you and your family.

    To get started, please email your school counselor

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