Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 


Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.



    Citing Works Guidelines

    Learn how to put together your Works Cited page and how to cite a work in the body of your paper

    If your project or paper for a class requires you to research, you will need to document your sources. One method of doing this is through the use of the MLA (Modern Language Association) format, which is the adopted format for LWSD. This guide introduces the format and how to compose a works cited page.

    A new format for MLA (MLA 8) was introduced in May 2016. A sample Works Cited page has been included in the MLA 8 format, but see the Online Writing Lab for more information on MLA 8.

    Your Works Cited list leads to your sources

    The Works Cited list should appear at the end of your work (essay or presentation).

    • Each source you cite must appear in your Works Cited list; it provides the information for anyone to locate and read any sources you quote or paraphrase.
    • Include all sources used in your work, including images, tables, and graphs.

    For more examples and further information, visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.

    For specific information about citing sources for a multimedia presentation, visit the Creating Presentations web page.

    MLA 8 Works Cited Examples

    Achebe, Chinua. “Nigeria’s Promise, Africa’s Hope.” The New York
         Times. 15 Jan 2011. New York Times Company,

    "Alexander Hamilton: Most Influential American.” Stuff You Should Know, Narrated by Josh Clark and
         Chuck Bryant, 13 September 2016. HowStuffWorks,

    “A Man-Made Plastic Ecosystem May Be Damaging the Ocean.” Adapted by Newsela Staff. Los Angeles
         Times, 13 January 2014. Newsela,

    Andrea, Alfred, and Overfield, James. The Human Record, Sources of Global History, Volume II.
         Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001.

    Beck, Roger B, et al. “Africa at the Center.” World History: Patterns of Interaction. McDougal Littell,

    Chinese Unknown. Jade Carving Inscribed with Poem. 1736-1795, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.
         Seattle Art Museum,

    Dalkilinc, Murat. “The Benefits of Good Posture.” Animation by Arbel, Nadav, TEDEducation, 30 July
         2015. YouTube,

    Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. Berkeley Publishing Group, 1954, New York.

    "First Peoples Asia." Nova, season 1, episode 4, PBS, 14 July 2015. YouTube,

    MLA Handbook 8th Edition. The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

    Olinto, Pedro, et al. “The State of the Poor: Where Are the Poor, Where Is Extreme Poverty Harder to
         End, and What Is the Current Profile of the World’s Poor.” Prem Network, no. 125, October 2013.
         The World Bank,

    Philbrick, Rodman. Freak the Mighty. Scholastic Inc, 1993.

    Rossabi, Morris. "The Mongols in China: What Was the Mongols Influence On China." The Mongols in
         World History. Asia for Educators Columbia University, 2004,

    Shakespeare, William. "Romeo and Juliet." The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, Edited by
         John Jowlet et al., 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 369-400.