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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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    Student Learning

    Students learn about sustainability through instruction on conservation and natural resources in science, social studies and other areas.

    Community partners also provide assistance. For example, the King County Green Schools Program provides assistance, educational resources and recognition for schools. Sustainability Ambassadors inspires students to initiate sustainability goals in their communities and measure performance along the way.

    King County Green Schools in LWSD

      Sustaining Green School Level Three Green School Level Two Green School Level One Green School Initial Program Entry
    Adds at least one new conservation practice or education strategy each year        
    Adds pollution prevention education and actions      
    Adds energy conservation education and practices    
    Meets waste reduction and recycling criteria  
    Working to achieve Level One status

    Sustaining
    Green Schools

    Elementary Schools
    Middle Schools
    • Environmental & Adventure School

    Level Three
    Green Schools

    Middle Schools
    • Renaissance School of Art & Reasoning
    High Schools

    Level Two
    Green Schools

    Elementary Schools
    • Baker
    • Dickinson/Explorer
    • Mann
    • Wilder
    Middle Schools
    High Schools
    Rosa Parks Earth Day 2019

    Level One
    Green Schools

    Elementary Schools
    • Audubon
    • Bell 
    • Blackwell 
    • Carson
    • Emerson K-12
    • Franklin
    • Juanita
    • Keller 
    • Kirk
    • McAuliffe
    • Mead
    • Rosa Parks
    • Rush
    • Twain
    Middle Schools
    • Evergreen 
    • Finn Hill
    • Kirkland
    • Northstar
    • Redmond
    High Schools
    • Emerson High School
    • Juanita/Futures
    • Lake Washington

    Initial Program Entry

    Elementary Schools
    • Alcott
    • Lakeview
    • Muir 
    • Rockwell 
    • Rose Hill 
    • Smith
    • Thoreau
    Middle Schools
    • Rose Hill
    • Stella Schola
    • Timberline
    Twain trash sort
    Students separating food waste, garbage and recycleables after lunch

    School Sustainability Efforts

    Ben Rush Green Team

    Three schools in Lake Washington School District were named 2020 Sustaining Green Schools by King County Green Schools in June. Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) qualified for the recognition for the first time this year. The shared campus of Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School have earned the recognition for five consecutive years.