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
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.
It all started when Shivani Jayaprakasam, rising junior at International Community School (ICS), was on vacation in Japan. A major typhoon struck while there in 2018 and she has been interested in emergency preparedness since.
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.
Transportation has a new tool that allows you to view the estimated time of arrival for your bus. Download the Versatrans My Stop app for Apple or Android.
GPS technology allows families to approximate the location of their school buses and the estimated time of arrival for a specific stop. (Data on the app refreshes every 5 minutes.) It is possible that your bus could arrive at the stop before the estimated arrival time because of the time it takes the system to refresh. As a reminder, buses are subject to early or late arrivals based on several factors including traffic, stop lights, inclement weather and more. We always encourage riders to arrive at their stop early to ensure getting on the bus.
Students should arrive at their bus stop at least five minutes early.
Logging into the app
Download the app. Versatrans My Stop is available for Apple or Android.
Open the app and select Lake Washington School District from the dropdown menu. Tap “OK.”
Login to the app. Your Skyward Family ID can be found in Skyward Family Access under the Student Info tab in the Family section.
On Skyward mobile app
Accessing Skyward via web browser
Username: <Skyward Family ID> Password: <Skyward Family ID>
You will use your numerical Skyward Family ID number for both the username AND password for logging in the first time. You can change the password once you are logged into the program.
Families with multiple students only need to log in to one student’s account to access all students’ information.
Tap “Login.” You should see your student’s name appear. If there is more than one student in the family, tap on the name displayed and additional students will display.
Once logged in, families will see a green line that represents the school bus route; a red dot that represents the student's designated stop; and a yellow arrow that represents the bus route/direction. Users are able to zoom in and out, and change the display of the map.