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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Student Services

    International Community School counselor working with student

    The Student Services department works to support LWSD schools and students by:

    • Reducing barriers to regular school attendance
    • Increasing opportunities for participation in athletics and activities
    • Providing positive and harmonious school environments, where diversity is respected and encouraged

     

    Three students showing their project

    Student Well-Being

    LWSD provides a variety of supports, in collaboration with other agencies, to help students' well-being.

    Healthy Youth Survey

    Panorama Education Survey

    Substance use

    Suicide prevention and behavioral health

    Self-guided behavioral health screening and intervention for middle school students

    Elementary students raising their hands

    Attendance

    Attendance matters to academic performance. Students are chronically absent if they miss 10% of school days - that's only two days a month.

    Help support regular attendance

    Community Truancy Boards

    Counselor talking with a student

    School Counseling

    School counseling programs promote social and emotional health of all students. School counselors help students prepare for their future.

    School Counseling

    Social Emotional Learning

    JHS football players running with the ball during game

    Activities

    Lake Washington schools provide a variety of opportunities for students to engage in school activities.

    Activities

    AVID volunteer and Finn Hill Middle School students

    Advancement Programs

    Programs that support student access to college.

    AVID - secondary level college prep program

    College-Bound - scholarship program for low-income students

    Running Start - tuition-free college courses for 11th and 12th graders