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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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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.