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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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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

    WA State Dept of Commerce

    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