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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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    Professional Learning

    Teacher and student workin in gardenLWSD encourages teachers to deepen their knowledge of sustainability instruction and problem-based learning. Professional learning programs and partnerships are available through organizations such as Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), Cascade Water Alliance and Sustainability Ambassadors.

    Fellowships and externships bring teachers together with industry partners and university professors to explore questions they can bring back to their classrooms. These problem-based learning techniques align with Next Generation Science Standards.

     

    Genevieve Menino, JHS teacher

    Genevieve Menino, a teacher at Juanita High School, participated in an
    eight day placement with the King County Environmental Health Services
    team as part of the WABS STEM externship program.