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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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    Substance Use

    Students Report of Substance Use
    On the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey, students in grades 6, 8 and 10 continued to report downward trends. They reported eight-year lows in current and lifetime substance use. Similarly, grade 12 students trended downward and reached eight-year lows in lifetime alcohol use, current binge drinking, lifetime marijuana use and current illegal drug use. Twelfth graders also reported a 4% decline in current prescription drug use.

    There were slight increases from 2014 in current cigarette smoking, current alcohol use, current marijuana use and substance use at school for grade 12 students.

    Grades 6 and 8 reported fewer students using e-cigarette or vaporizer than state average. Grades 10 and 12 reported slightly higher use of e-cigarettes or vaporizers than state average.

    All grades reported fewer students using marijuana than state average.

    Supports in Place at Schools
    To continue to support students in making healthy choices when it comes to using drugs or alcohol, the District has a partnership with Youth Eastside Services. The partnership provides prevention/interventionists at each secondary school.

    School Rules and Discipline
    It is against school rules for students to possess, use, be under the influence of, transfer, sell or share drugs, alcohol, paraphernalia, cigarettes or vape-devices while on campus, on school transportation or at a school-sponsored activity.

    Students found to have violated these rules may be referred to the prevention/interventionist for a risk assessment, in addition to receiving school discipline.

    Read more information about school rules and discipline.

     

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