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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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    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.