Students in Maryline Williams’ kindergarten class know they have a teacher who will help them succeed. The Henry David Thoreau Elementary School teacher is one of 16 Seattle Heroes in the Classroom to be recognized during the 2019 NFL season.
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.
|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||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
- Environmental & Adventure School
- Renaissance School of Art & Reasoning
Initial Program Entry
- Rose Hill
- Rose Hill
- Stella Schola
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is among one of only 14 school districts in the U.S. to be given the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award.
Watch this KING 5 story to see an example of the award-winning sustainability efforts that are happening throughout LWSD.
Our school district has 34 schools participating in the King County Green Schools program this year. But only one has reached Level 4/Sustaining Green School recognition.
Students in Lake Washington School District are learning how to protect the environment, beginning at their own schools. Schools and PTSAs planned special Earth Day events to teach students good habits they can use throughout the year.