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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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    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

    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is receiving $127,531 from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The grant funds will help replace HVAC controls at five elementary schools, retrofit athletic field lighting at LWSD’s four comprehensive high schools and install heat pumps at the LWSD Support Services Center.
     
    The Department of Commerce announced the grants on May 20, 2021 as part of $4 million in awards to make

    Rockwell Elementary Earth Day

    On Earth Day, fourth graders at Norman Rockwell Elementary School learned how soil and water are connected during a virtual presentation that introduces students to creatures that live in the soil.