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Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Redmond, Wash. - Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the February 8, 2022 election. The measures are a replacement of the existing Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, a replacement of the existing School Technology and Capital Levy, and a Building Excellence Capital levy. A recommendation was presented to the Board of Directors on October 4, and they formally approved the levies at their October 18 board meeting.

Saidhruv Chittamuri & Paige Stime-perfect ACT scores

A student from Redmond High School (RHS) and another from Nikola Tesla STEM High School have achieved something that less than one-half of 1% of test takers achieve. Saidhruv Chittamuri, senior at RHS, and Paige Stime, senior at Tesla STEM, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

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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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