February 6, 2019 | Issue #12
Registration for Advanced Placement Exams
Advanced Placement exams are scheduled for May 6th through May 17th. Registration will be open February 20th through March 6th at 1:30 pm. Any student taking the AP exam must register by this deadline. Students can pick up a registration packet from their AP teacher or from the Counseling Center beginning February 19th. The cost is $96.00 per exam. Payment can be made one of two ways: 
  1. Payment by check: Students will submit payment to the LWHS bookkeeper in the return envelope from their registration packet. Payment is due no later than 1:30 pm on March 6th. Students need their school ID card with them when they pay for their exams. Registration is now complete.
  2. Payment online: Parents can pay through Parent Access. The payment receipt must be printed, placed in the return envelope from the registration packet, and turned in to the Counseling Center by 1:30 pm on March 6th. Registration will not be considered complete until the receipt has been received by the Counseling Center.

Students have been preparing all year for their exams. If your student is unsure whether they should test, they should check with their individual subject teachers.

LWHS Counseling
Fear Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests
Hey there Kangs! We are ready for another year of Fear Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests with the Princeton Review. The Fear Free tests are a great way to get comfortable with the format and style of the SAT or ACT in a stress free environment. Upcoming tests dates: 
  • ACT on March 16th
  • SAT on April 20th 

All tests are taken in the LWHS library from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and give you the complete testing simulation. Click here for more information and registration!

Fear Free ACT/SAT Testing Chair
College Planning, Part I: Finding the Right Fit
February 6th at 1:00 pm, LWHS Library
Have your student join us today as Claire Nold-Glaser from College Planning Help presents what to consider when beginning a college search. An experienced and knowledgeable college counselor, Claire helps students see the “bigger picture” and “calms their fears” as they approach their college decisions.

Encourage your student to join us for loads of information along with pizza and chocolate! These student-only presentations are open to all students at no cost. Registration is not required.

Upcoming presentations:
  • February 13th: College Planning, Part II: What to Consider in Your College Search
  • February 20th: College Planning and Testing – What’s New for 2019

Click the button for a complete list of presentation topics.

Please contact  Debbie Cossey  or  Judy Shedd  for more information.

College Application Workshop Chair
Spring Sports Registration Now Open
Spring sports begin Monday, February 25th. All students interested in participating in a spring sport must complete the online registration and be issued an eligibility clearance card. Online registration through Parent Access is now open. Issuance of eligibility clearance cards (aka “Yellow Cards”) from the Athletic Office begins Monday, February 11th and runs through Thursday, February 21st. If you child has participated in two sports already this year, their 3rd sport is free! Contact the Athletic Office if you have any questions.
Our Spring Sports Parent Meeting will be Thursday, February 28th, at 7:00 pm in the LWHS Main Gym. Parents of all spring sports athletes are expected to attend this meeting.

LWHS Athletic Director
Free Dance Classes Available for LWHS Students
Is your student interested in auditioning for the LWHS Theatre production of Newsies next year but worried about their dance skills? Or do they just want to learn how to dance? Choreographer Laura Garber will be teaching three dance classes on the dates listed below. All classes are from 3:00-5:00 pm in the LWHS Theatre.
  • Friday February 8th - Ballet/Jazz
  • Friday, March 1st - Character/Expressive
  • Friday, March 22nd - Tap

Question? Contact Morgan Heetbrink , LWHS Theatre Teacher
Final Call to Pre-Order a 2018-2019 Yearbook!
The final yearbook pre-order window will close on February 11th. Cost is $65. Purchases may be made in person at the ASB office or online through Parent Access (sales close at midnight).

Can't remember if you already bought a yearbook? You can check the purchase history for your student's account under Parent Access on the LWSD website .
Senior Party: Inviting All Seniors
Your Senior has been checking the boxes, preparing for the future. But have they bought their ticket to the Senior Party? This is an opportunity to celebrate with friends and classmates at a safe, fun-filled, all-night celebration sponsored by the LWHS PTSA. Lots of great activities, entertainment and food. It’s a LWHS tradition!

When: Monday, June 17th - after Graduation Ceremony
Start Time: 9:00 pm (check-in begins) at LWHS
End Time: 5:30 am on Tuesday, June 18th at LWHS

Tickets can be purchased online. Scholarships are available. Ticket prices are:
  • $180 now through April 30th
  • $200 after May 1st
  • Tickets are non-refundable

LWHS Senior Party Co-Chairs
Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Louise Sheeley Scholarship
Each year, the LWHS PTSA is pleased to award the Louise Sheeley Scholarship to graduating Seniors in honor of Ms. Sheeley, a former LWHS counselor. This year, the PTSA will offer four $1,000 scholarships to LWHS Seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, involvement, service to the school and community, and a vision toward their future goals. Students are required to submit a response that details their qualifications along with two letters of recommendation and a current transcript. Scholarships can be used for books, tuition, or room and board at a vocational, 2-year, or 4-year college or university. If you are a graduating LWHS Senior and plan to pursue further education after high school, we encourage you to apply.

The selection process is blind. All applications are due in the Career Center by Friday, March 15, 2019. Seniors can pick up an application in the Career Center or on the LWHS PTSA website .
Advocating for YOUR Student - News from Washington State PTA
With the Washington State legislature in session, now is the time to advocate for your student!

The Senate Ways and Means Committee kicked off last week with a work session on K-12 finance, changes to local levies, and special education funding. To follow what is happening in Olympia, go to the WSPTA Advocacy page . Subscribe to timely action alerts and contact your representative about how you think they should vote. 

Want to make a bigger difference? Show up to Speak Up at Focus Day! Join us in Olympia on February 11th for a full day of advocacy. Come support the new set of WSPTA legislative priorities focusing on health, safety, well-being and education of children. This is a great opportunity to come with your students, tour the capital, and meet your legislators while lending your voice to speak for the 1.1 million students in Washington state. To learn more about the day, check out the blog post " Show Up to Speak Up ".
Capitol Projects Levy - Vote YES on April 23rd
The LWHS PTSA voted unanimously at the last General Membership Meeting to endorse and support the upcoming levy, which will greatly benefit LWHS by adding critical classrooms, an additional auxiliary gym, and additional Commons spaces.

Our PTSA will be working with the Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee to support the effort in getting the YES votes needed. More info to follow on how you can help!

Click the button for an overview of what the levy will fund!

Not registered to vote? Register here !
LWHS AP Government Goes to Olympia Thanks to Your Donations
Thanks in part to PTSA member donations, Mr. Dawson's AP Government classes participated in the Capitol Classroom project through TVW. Students were able to present bill ideas to Senator Patty Kuderer, Senator Manka Dhingra, and Representative Roger Goodman, as well as testify in front of two Senate committees. Mr. Dawson is extremely proud of all his students for showing dedication and enthusiasm towards civic involvement.

Thank you to our PTSA members for your support!
LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Resource Fair
Save the date! February 26th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Please join the LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) for its Annual Community Resource Fair! Come talk to vendors offering after school, summer, and other recreational activities and other services to students on IEPs, 504s and IHPs, and their families. Children welcome.

When: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Lake Washington School District Resource Center

Please note that you can enter the building from the parking lot via back entrance. There is no entrance through the main entrance. The door will be locked.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations, have questions about access, or need an interpreter should email special.needs@lwptsa.net in advance of the meeting. Click here for additional information .

Many thanks and we hope to see you at the Fair!
Lake Washington Schools Foundation News - Support our Teachers and Students!
Send a Teacher a Valentine!
Do you know a teacher who deserves a Valentine? Show your appreciation! Learn more at https://www.lwsf.org/valentine.html . Act quickly! Orders must be received by midnight on February 10th!

Bridge the Gap Luncheon - March 28th
Mark your calendar to attend the Foundations largest fundraiser! Our keynote speaker will be Scilla Andreen, CEO of Indieflix, Inc. and Executive Producer of the anxiety-awareness documentary Angst . We will also be hosting 2 screenings of Angst prior to the luncheon. Stay tuned for more information about these screenings at lwsf.org .
Charting College and Your Student's Post High School Path
Tuesday, February 12th, Noon - 2:00 pm
Lake Washington Resource Center (Redmond Town Center)
If you missed the January 23rd session, you're in luck! You have another opportunity on February 12th to hear from all four College and Career Specialists (CCSs). Come meet the CCS Team and learn about services that can assist with post high school options and college requirements for your student.

Questions? Contact Irene Neumann
LWHS PTSA Family and Community Engagement Chair
Washington State Teacher of the Year 2020 - Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Washington Teacher of the Year award. You are encouraged to submit nominations for teachers who inspire students and colleagues alike! Do you or your student have someone to nominate? Nominate them now!
Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for ways to support our PTSA? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and would love to hear from you!

Current volunteer opportunities include:
Thank You from Staff Appreciation
During finals week, our PTSA Staff Appreciation team stocked the staff lounges with fun snacks to keep them energized during that busy and stressful week! Thank you to all of our generous Kang families for their donations:
Esther Ames, Laura Bartoletti, Chris Brandenfels, Anne Buck, Brandi Comstock, Arti Dhokia, Megan Gardner, Nancy Gibson, Liz Hedreen, Christy Hentges, Vanessa Jones, Aimee Kommini, Jody Lallas, Alison McElroy, Rachel Merlino, Rachael Olivieri, Rachel Pemble, Kay Rajalingam, Nikki Rinehart, Katherine Royal, Cathy Schwartz, Wendy Woodside, and Christine Woskett.

Thank you also to committee members Linda Cheyne and Rachel Merlino for helping decorate the snack boxes.

If you would like to be part of our committee and/or donate items, please email appreciation@lwhsptsa.org .

Thank you!
Julie Tribolet and Colette Ulloa
LWHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs
Have a Shout Out to Share?
Want to share stories of your student's individual or team accomplishments representing LWHS? We're happy to post them on our LWHS PTSA Facebook page ! S ubmit your posting to social@lwhsptsa.org
Mid-winter Break - Feb 14th-18th
AP Exam Registration Opens - Feb 20th
Spring sports begin - Feb 25th
LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Resource Fair - Feb 26th
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