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Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 years.

School Library Month in LWSD

Throughout April, librarians across the district will hold special events in celebration of School Library Month.

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Research Databases

To access the research databases below from home, contact your school's library media specialist for login information.

American History Online
Facts and reference material for American History.

Britannica ImageQuest
Millions of rights-cleared images.

Britannica Original Sources
Primary source documents in history, literature, science, law, politics, religion, and more.

Britannica School
Age appropriate encyclopedias, reference books, magazine and journal articles, and websites.

CultureGrams
Comprehensive information on countries and states.

eLibrary
Newspapers, magazines, books, maps, pictures, audio/visual, transcripts.

History Study Center
Delivers primary and secondary sources covering 14 centuries of world history.

Modern World History

Facts and reference material for Modern World History.

Proquest
Articles from magazines, newspapers and journals (abstracts and full-text).

ProQuest Learning: Literature
More than 180,000 searchable works of literature from medieval times to the present. It includes biographies, contemporary criticisms and reviews.

Science Online
Scientific research and news.

SIRS Discoverer
A general reference resource for all grades. Includes web sites, images and full-text articles organized by grade level.

SIRS Researcher
Social and health issues in a pro/con format.

Today's Science
Scientific research and news.