Lake Washington High School PTSA Newsletter

March 1 , 2017 | #13     
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~ Upcoming Events ~

TODAY!  Majors of the Future | College Application Workshop series
Wednesday, March 1, 12:40 pm, in the Library

TONIGHT!  Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, March 1, 7-8:30 pm, in the theater

College Opportunities in the Arts: Theater, Dance, Film, Music & Art | College Application Workshop series 
Wednesday, March 8, 12:40 pm, in the College & Career Center

WANIC Open House
Wednesday, March 8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

LWLC Band Concert
Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30 pm

Class Registration for 2017-18 
Thursday, March 9, ROO period

No School -- LEAP Day
Friday, March 10

20 Great Schools for Business, Engineering and Computer Science | College Application Workshop series 
Wednesday, March 15, 12:40 pm, in the College & Career Center

TOLO Dance
Saturday, March 18, 8-10 pm, LWHS

"Community Connect" Spring Resource Fair
Saturday, March 18, 11 am - 2 pm, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
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Your Chance to Shine! 
Join the PTSA Board for 2017-2018
Hey, Kang Families!  We are looking for volunteers to join the LWHS PTSA board for the next school year, 2017-2018. If you are interested in helping to serve our school and community, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members for more details. Have a look at the  job description  for each board position and email  Martha Rames , Dan Olson or Colette Ulloa  with questions.
A big thank you to all the board members who have served this past year. We appreciate your contribution to our kids.
--The LWHS PTSA Nominating Committee 
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Majors of the Future seminar
Weekly help with choosing a college
The College Application Workshop continues its series of mini-seminars on Wednesdays after school. Free pizza will be provided and no registration is required, so send your student along!

TODAY! Wednesday, March 1: Majors of the Future
What careers will current 16 and 17 year olds have in 10 or 20 years? What majors will best prepare them for these new jobs? Will today's "hottest jobs" be obsolete by the time these students graduate from college? From alternative energy to information technology, virtual reality to urban farming, the College Prep Mini-Seminar on Wednesday, March 1 will look at the future of jobs and the educational preparation students need to be marketable and successful. This is a perfect workshop for all students, no matter their current interest. Have your student join us in the library to think outside the current job box of 2017 and imagine the jobs of 2027 and beyond!
Mark Your Calendars:
  • Wednesday, March 8 - College Opportunities in the Arts: Theater, Dance, Film, Music & Art
  • Wednesday, March 15 - 20 Great Schools for Business, Engineering and Computer Science
View the full list of mini-seminar topics. For more information contact Judy Shedd or Debby Cossey. All students are welcome. Sponsored by the LWHS PTSA.
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Community Connect resource fair for families
Saturday, March 18

The Lake Washington PTSA Council is hosting a resource fair to help families, kids and the community.  "Community Connect" will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Lake Washington Institute of Technology,  11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland. 
This is an opportunity for you to connect with non-profits in the area and access t he services they provide to children, families, schools and our community.  
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LWHS News & Activities
Tolo dance food donations requested
The Tolo dance is soon approaching -- Saturday, March 18 from 8-10 pm -- and the LWHS Junior Class Officers are requesting parent help to donate food for the dance.  Requested donations include Little Caesars Pizza (cheese and pepperoni - 4 of each); lemonade (in liter containers); Coke products; donut holes (powdered sugar and glazed); chocolate chip cookies; sugar cookies; and fruit plates.
Before purchasing, please contact Lauren Peterson to confirm needs. Depending on the donations you will be either able to deliver food items on Friday, March 17 after school or Saturday, March 18 just before the dance. 

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School year extended due to snow days
Several Wednesdays will become full days
Lake Washington School District has announced a revised school calendar for the remainder of this school year due to school day snow cancellations. The school year is extended to Friday, June 23 and several Wednesdays will not follow the usual early-release times. See the district's announcement for more information. 
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AP Gov't students represent in Olympia

Mr. Dawson's AP Government classes have again worked with the Capitol Classroom project through TVW. This project sets up the class with a lobbyist who works in Olympia. We video chat with our lobbyist five times between January and March, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the political process. As a part of this project, both classes wrote a bill to make composting mandatory in all public schools in the state of Washington. With the help of our lobbyist Michael Moran and Senator Guy Palumbo (1st District), the class was able to get their bill introduced in the Washington State Senate. With the sponsorship of Representatives Kloba, Lovick, and Macri, SB 5571 has also been introduced in the House, where it is named HB 1781.
On February 14, our bill went before the Senate Education Committee and students traveled to Olympia to testify in support of the bill and answer questions from the Senators about its merits. Lizzie Bensussen, Alex Lyon, Madison Miller, and Henry Arnold (pictured here) did a fabulous job presenting arguments for the bill and answering questions. Although a few amendments are probably in the works, our bill received a very positive response from the members on the committee. It was a tremendous opportunity and experience for all the students to be a part of our democracy and see government in action. I am extremely proud of all the hard work my students put into this project; not only the four who spoke, but also other students who helped research and prepare statements, pamphlets, and information.  -- Michael Dawson, AP Government teacher

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Career & Counseling Center
Registration for 2017-18 -- already!

We have begun registration with current LWHS students. Students receive a copy of their transcript, a credit check form, and a registration form during our classroom visit. Students are encouraged to select their classes carefully--keeping in mind their graduation requirements, their interests, and post-high school goals, while aiming to keep a balanced senior year. Our course catalogue is available on LWHS's website, and counselors are here to help.  Thank you for your involvement in this process.

Counselors will visit classrooms on Feb.22-23 (Juniors); Feb.27 (Sophomores); and Feb. 28 (Freshmen). All students will register online via Career Cruising in ROO period on March 9. Students need to bring their charged laptops and their registration forms.  
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Advanced placement exams
Registration March 6-17
Advanced Placement exams are scheduled for May 1 - 12. Registration will be  at the end of C lunch and  run from March 6 - 17. Students can pick up a registration packet from their AP teacher or from the Counseling Center.  Included in this packet are the registration envelope, information handout, and AP Bulletin. The cost is $96.00 per exam, and payment can be made one of two ways:  
  1. online through Parent Access: follow the directions given for submitting the envelope and receipt to Counseling by March 17 at end of C lunch (new this year), or  
  2. at the bookkeeper's window: make checks payable to Lake Washington School District and submit the completed registration envelope with check inside. Students need their school ID card with them when they pay for their exams. 
Students have been preparing all year for their exams. If they are unsure whether or not they should test, students should check with their individual subject teachers. 
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