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The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jane Stavem to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. From an impressive pool of applicants, Dr. Stavem emerged as the top choice to lead the district.

The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors interviewed five semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Friday, June 22. As a result, the Board has selected three finalists to advance in the process.

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    Middle School Websites

    LWSD has seven neighborhood middle schools. One new neighborhood middle school will open in September 2019. In addition, six choice middle schools provide optional schooling alternatives to serve specific needs and interests.

    Emerson K-12 logo: gray dolphinEmerson K-12

    10903 NE 53rd Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades K-12

    • Maximum 350 students, grades K-12
    • Partner with families who instruct their children at home
    • Smaller class sizes
    • Enrichment and core classes
    • Full access to Running Start and WANIC skills programs for 11th & 12th graders
    • Fully accredited
    • Option for LWSD diploma
    • Personalized learning plans are provided for each student
    • Instruction provided using LWSD curriculum & state standards

    EAS logo: Native American animal drawingsEnvironmental & Adventure School

    8040 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland 98034
    Grades 6-8

    Information night:
    December 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Finn Hill Middle School Cafeteria

    • Maximum 140 students, grades 6-8
    • Rigorous and challenging curriculum organized around district and state standards
    • Language arts, social studies, science, and art curriculum integrated around yearly themes
    • Multi-grade classes in all subject areas
    • Adventure education (school excursions) and community stewardship projects connected with academic learning, personal challenge and teamwork
    • Extensive parent volunteer involvement
    • See school website for more information

    EMS logo: falconEvergreen Middle School

    6900 - 208th Avenue NE, Redmond 98053
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    February 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    • 1,203 students, grades 6-8
    • Exceptionally collaborative staff who design and implement challenging learning, resulting in high student achievement and strong critical thinking skills
    • High impact intervention programs through classrooms, homeroom, WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) leaders, student leadership, and a wide array of activities resulting in a positive student-centered environment
    • Strong emphasis on communication with students and parents, including the use of weekly email newsletters and electronic learning management systems (PowerSchool Learning)
    • Wide selection of engaging and diverse elective classes including visual and performing arts, student leadership, and career and technical options

    FHMS logo: blue and yellow falconFinn Hill Middle School

    8040 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland 98034
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Finn Hill Middle School Gym

    • 635 students, grades 6-8
    • Math acceleration available in seventh and eighth grade
    • Sixth grade elective queue, which introduce students to four electives (life skills, computer literacy, art, and organization)
    • Electives include state-of-the-art foods and nutrition program, photography, leadership, and the art of glass.
    • Strong emphasis on personalization during Falcon Time. Twice weekly College Prep program allows student access to reteaching of skills as well as enrichment during the school day.
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Elective and School Wide program. Emphasis on challenge, closing the achievement gap, college readiness, and personal success.

    IMS logo: knight on a horseInglewood Middle School

    24120 NE 8th Street, Sammamish 98074
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    January 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Inglewood Middle School Commons

    • 1,208 students, grades 6-8
    • Strong emphasis on personalization through teacher teaming
    • The number of teachers students work with during their sixth grade year is limited to reduce student stress
    • Students are nurtured and taught to lead within their community
    • Rigorous academic program in all curriculum areas, including electives
    • Honors distinction available for all students who choose to opt-in
    • Core philosophy: depth of study over breadth of study
    • Professional Learning Communities form our philosophical foundations of our work to improve the student experience at Inglewood.

    ICS logo: Phoenix covering a globeInternational Community School

    11133 NE 65th Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades 6-12

    Information night:
    December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the ICS Lyceum

    • Maximum 440 students, grades 6-12
    • Focus on classical education with global applications in business, law, social sciences and science
    • Highly integrated core content areas of international studies, humanities and art
    • Four years of Spanish required
    • All high school courses are offered at the Honors or AP level
    • 99% of ICS graduates attend a four-year college
    • Majority of graduates earn scholarships

    Kamiakin Middle School logo: outline of a cougar head and the word Kamiakin Middle School

    14111 - 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland 98034
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kamiakin Middle School Gym

    • 585 students, grades 6-8
    • Students representing 70+ countries worldwide
    • Academic opportunities for a diverse community. Sixth grade students “teamed” with two teachers (Language Arts/Social Studies, Math/Science)
    • Challenging core classes
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program for seventh and eighth graders
    • Achievement guides for all students
    • Personalization for students through Cougar Time

    Kirkland Middle School logo: Panther headKirkland Middle School

    430 - 18th Avenue, Kirkland 98033
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    January 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kirkland Middle School Commons

    • 615 students, grades 6-8
    • Challenging academic program in all curriculum areas, including electives
    • Integrated Honors option offered in English Language Arts/Social Studies block program at all grade levels. Math and science blocked in sixth grade.
    • Math acceleration available in seventh grade
    • Small school with strong emphasis on personalization within our Panther Pride, Peer Mentoring, and Safe School Ambassadors programs
    • Electives include: World Language, Art, Pottery, Technology, Leadership, Multi-Media, Game Design, Robotics, Drama, Debate, Guitar, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Team Sports
    • Transition program for those with unique needs

    Sailboats from LWSD logo Timberline Middle School (New Middle School on Redmond Ridge)

    9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond 98053
    Grades 6-8

    Information night:
    February 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Evergreen Middle School

    Northstar logo: dancing penguinNorthstar Middle School

    10903 NE 53rd Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades 6-8

    Information night:
    December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Emerson High School Gym

    • Maximum 90 students, grades 6-8
    • Challenging academic program with high-level expectations for all students
    • Theme-based classes, focus on humanities and sciences
    • Emphasis on academic excellence and service to the community
    • Organized like a college curriculum – 7th and 8th grade students choose courses each semester, 6th grade students take required foundational classes

    RMS logo: red bearRedmond Middle School

    10055 - 166th Avenue NE, Redmond 98052
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    January 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Redmond Middle School Gym

    • 1,041 students, grades 6-8
    • Strong, positive and diverse student culture through ASB, athletics, music clubs, English Language Learner (ELL) and special education programs
    • Student leadership and input is valued and promoted
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program for seventh and eighth graders
    • Diverse academic offerings with a wide array of student academic support services
    • Personalization for all students through our PACE (homeroom period), as well as a variety of clubs, sports and other activities.

    Renaissance School of Art & Reasoning logo: bird over the letters R S A RRenaissance School of Art & Reasoning

    400 - 228th Ave NE, Sammamish 98074
    Grades 6-8

    Information night:
    January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the EHS Theater

    • Maximum 96 students in grades 6-8 develop in an environment of academic rigor, using multiple approaches and perspectives
    • Focus on integrating the visual and performing arts with a challenging science and mathematics curriculum
    • Students are known and nurtured as important individuals who have an active concern for their community and society
    • Strong parent involvement and volunteerism
    • Numerous after-school enrichment programs
    • RSAR is a member of the National Thespian Society and National Junior Honor Society

    RHMS logo: lion headRose Hill Middle School

    13505 NE 75th Street, Redmond 98052
    Grades 6-8

    Information Night:
    February 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Middle School

    • 891 students, grades 6-8
    • Rigorous academic curriculum offered at all grade levels.
    • Highly personalized environment for all students, including a grade-level team approach to help students needing additional strategies to meet their academic and social goals.
    • Integrated curriculum taught via blocked core classes.
    • Technology-rich curriculum both in core and elective offerings (including specialized courses such as Digital Media and Gateway to Technology).
    • We offer a balance of fine arts programming in both performing and visual arts that nurtures and challenges artistic growth of our students.

    Stella Schola logo: yellow and blue starStella Schola

    13505 NE 75th Street, Redmond 98052
    Grades 6-8

    Information night:
    December 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the RHMS Cafeteria

    • Maximum 90 students, grades 6-8
    • Challenging academics based on historical themes and integrated with classic literature
    • Students remain with the same teacher all day, providing strong support and a personalized learning environment
    • Hands-on learning activities, projects, and field experiences
    • Two years of required Latin taken by all students in grades 7 and 8
    • One-to-one student mentoring at sixth grade
    • Honors distinction available for students who choose to opt-in in grades 7 and 8
    • Elective options including band, orchestra and fitness

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