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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

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    Guidance Counseling

    School counselors help to support students’ college and career readiness, academic achievement, and social emotional growth.

    Counselors collaborate with teachers, staff, parents and the larger community to:

    • Identify ways to enhance student access to learning opportunities
    • Advocate for the physical and emotional safety of students at school and at home
    • Offer school-wide instruction to students in the skills needed to be successful, productive members of a diverse community.

    The efforts of the school counseling program are guided by the following values

    Collaboration

    Counselors' efforts are strengthened by working with teachers, families, administrators and community organizations.

    Learning Focused

    The counseling program strives to remove barriers to students’ opportunities for academic and personal success.

    Student-Centered

    Counseling programs aim to recognize and respond to students as individuals with their own strengths, goals and areas of need.

    Accessibility

    Counselors ensure that all students know who the counselor is and how to access their support.

    Leadership

    Counselors serve as leaders within the school community on behalf of all students.

    Effectiveness

    Counseling programs prioritize resources to maximize impact using tiered service delivery.