Archive for November 2014

You Rock! November 2014: Lake Washington High School PTSA Pass the Pouch!

The Council was pleased to present the November You Rock! Award to Lake Washington High School PTSA for their successful Pass the Pouch fundraising program, which combines traditional pass the hat collection with online donations. In the secondary schools, PTSA fundraising takes place in a different atmosphere than in elementary schools. Students and parents have

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A Dialog on Education

Are we doing too little for our students, or … challenging them right over the edge?  A screening of portions of two documentaries, Race to Nowhere and 2 Million Minutes, will be followed by an engaging panel discussion with local figures in the debate.  Two very different perspectives on what we should be doing in

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The Power of Words

By Mark Stuart, LWSD School Board The power of words is a funny thing. When used too frivolously or casually, a word meant to inspire or compliment loses its luster or impact. Remember when you experienced or witnessed something that was “awesome” and it actually took your breath away? Remember when an athlete or an

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Scholarship Basket Auction

LWPTSA Council Scholarship Basket Auction season has arrived!  Each year, the LWPTSA Council provides between $12,000 and $16,000 in scholarship funds to graduating seniors and staff in the Lake Washington School District. Our basket auction and $100 local unit assessment are the two ways in which we raise these funds. The final auction happens on December 6,

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Public colleges join forces on Smarter Balanced Assessment

Source: WA State PTA Facebook Page, posted on October 29, 2014 OLYMPIA – Washington 11th graders who score at a college-ready level on new assessments this spring will automatically place into college-level math and English language classes when they enroll in college, thanks to a statewide agreement announced today by Washington’s community and technical colleges and

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Superintendent’s Message

By Dr. Traci Pierce, LWSD Superintendent Our district mission statement is “Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.” The key word in our mission statement is: graduate. As a K-12 school district, graduating students is our fundamental purpose. Graduating them Future

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CURRENTS November 2014

CURRENTS Monthly Newsletter November 2014: