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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.

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    PTSA Special Education Group

    The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Special Education Group (SEG), formally known as the PTSA Special Needs Group, is made up of parents in Lake Washington School District whose children receive special services (IEP) and/or classroom support (504), and parents interested in resources and support for any student with learning challenges. The group meets every month except for December and June. Anyone is welcome to attend these informative meetings, which provide opportunities to:

    • Hear from speakers
    • Learn about resources in the community
    • Network with other parents
    • Keep updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with special needs

    As meeting topics are determined, details will be posted to the LW Council PTSA website at http://www.lwptsa.net/.

    For more information and/or to be added to the email list for this group, contact specialeducation@lwptsa.net.

    • Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month during the school year, except September, December, February and June (see below for exact dates)
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Where:
      LWSD Resource Center (at Redmond Town Center)
      16250 NE 74th St
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1200
    • Dates for 2021-22 School Year:
      September 21, 2021
      October 19, 2021
      November 16, 2021
      January 18, 2022
      February 15, 2022
      March 15, 2022
      April 19, 2022
      May 17, 2022

    PTSA Special Education Chairpersons

    It is our goal that every campus in Lake Washington School District have a PTSA Special Education Chairperson. The chairperson keeps the families of that school informed of the PTSA SEG's upcoming monthly meetings. They can often answer a family's questions about special education. To find out the name of your campus PTSA SEG Chairperson, contact your school PTSA. If your campus does not have a chairperson to answer your questions and/or you would like to learn more about becoming a chairperson, please contact the LWPTSA Special Education Group.

    A district-wide group has been formed to share information about dyslexia. To join, please Randi Johnson.

    For questions about special education preschool programs in the district, contact Kim Brenner.