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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

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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.

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    Kindergarten Information

    Kindergarten registration for 2021-22

    Registration for all K-12 LWSD students is online. All necessary documents can be accessed on the LWSD website and completed documents can be uploaded securely. Parents who are unable to upload documents may send them to the school by U.S. mail or contact the school to arrange a safe drop off.

    Important: While K-12 student registration will continue throughout the school year and summer, parents are highly encouraged to register students as soon as possible. Doing so helps LWSD to ensure that class sizes are balanced and adequate staff are hired in time for the new school year.

    Online Registration

    LWSD offers free all-day kindergarten for all students
    All Kindergarten classes are all day classes. The state of Washington requires that school districts provide the option of kindergarten part-day attendance. Parents/guardians interested in part-day attendance for their child should contact their principal. Mid-day transportation will not be available.

    Children younger than five may qualify to enter kindergarten early
    Some students do not meet the state age guidelines for kindergarten but they may still be highly capable and ready for school. The Kindergarten Early Entrance process uses a formal and informal assessment to determine if your child meets or exceeds specific criteria in the areas of mental ability, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, auditory discrimination, visual discrimination, and emotional/social development. Parents who are interested in this option for their child should follow the instructions for early kindergarten entrance.

    Emerson K-12: a program that partners with families to provide instruction to students
    Emerson K-12 is a parent partnership program that partners with families to educate children under the auspices and with the support of the LWSD. Emerson K-12 values and monitors learning that happens both at school and at home. Kindergarten students are on site at least 2.5 hours a week for supervised instruction and complete additional hours of instruction at home. For more information, please visit the Emerson K-12 website or call 425-936-2311.

    Discovery Community School
    Discovery Community School (DCS), an elementary choice school, also offers a kindergarten option. Entrance into DCS is by lottery and district bus transportation to choice schools is not provided. Parents interested in DCS must register for kindergarten at their home school in addition to applying for entrance into DCS through the choice school lottery process. Information on this process can be found here.