October 3, 2018 | Issue #4
School
What happens when Science, Math, English, and Math teachers volunteer their prep time to model for advanced art students?
Claire Gajary drawn by Adeline Thomas
Erin ONeal drawn by Sam Biggers and Colton Burd
Jennifer Lopez Gesture Drawing
This is a shout out to Ms. Ronica Wilson, Mr. Matt MacComber, Ms. Kate Moore, Ms. Erin O’Neal, and Ms. Claire Gajary for their time, skill, and strength. Modeling is a hard job and they made it look easy. Thanks for being the kind of teachers who get involved and mix it up – this is one of the many things that makes LW so special!

Visual Art Teacher
Coffee With Christina
Our first 'Coffee with Christina' of the year will be this morning, Oct 3, at 9am, in the Career and Counseling Center, which is adjacent to the Commons on the first floor. Come join other LW parents for a time to connect and participate in Q&A with Principal Christina Thomas. You are free to come late or leave early as your schedule requires. Future Coffees are planned for Dec 5, Feb 6, and April 3.

LWHS PTSA President
PSAT/High School and Beyond Plan Day
PSAT/High School and Beyond Plan Day is Wednesday October 10 at LWHS (during the school day). All Sophomores will take the PSAT (for free!). Juniors who would like to take the PSAT again can register on a first come/first serve basis(the fee for Juniors is $16). Freshmen and Seniors will be able to access a variety of seminars on a host of topics from resume development to cyber-safety.

Associate Principal
Homecoming Tailgate!
The big Homecoming game is on October 12 at LW at 7pm, and there is a tailgate right before! Families are invited! There will be live music from the band Oak with Battery, lawn games like corn hole and ladder ball, and free pizza! So come join us out in the front of the school at 5pm on October 12, it's going to be a blast!! if you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

ASB Treasurer
Pre-Arranged Absence Form
If your student will be absent for any reason other than being sick, they must complete the pre-arranged absence form at least one week in advance. For absences of 1-4 days, only page 1 is required. Absences of 5 or more days also require the student to complete page 2, get teacher and parent signatures. Form must be turned into attendance office to ensure absences are excused.

LWHS Attendance Specialist
All Grades
WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program, introduced in 2016, to encourage and support student success. Students in grades 9-12 may participate and share their knowledge of computer science based on an assigned theme. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students, either individually or in teams of up to six members, to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a computer game. Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: game of the year, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. Prizes are awarded for each category. The theme for the 2018-2019 competition is Time.

LWHS PTSA VP of Student Programs
Homecoming Dance Donations Needed
The annual LW Homecoming dance will take place on the night of October 13th. LW Leadership would very much appreciate any help if parents would be able to give food donations and refreshments for this event. You can view a list of needed items here. Please drop off any donation items between 4-6pm on the night of the dance in the commons.

The Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday evening from 8 to 10pm in the LWHS Commons. The theme this year is Hollywood Golden Age. The suggested attire for this dance is semi-formal, but if anyone prefers casual attire that is okay as well. Tickets for the dance will be sold at the school's cashier after school and during lunch. Tickets are $18 with ASB card, $20 without ASB, and $25 at the door. Students are reminded that a coat check will be available for coats and purses, but backpacks and other bags are generally not allowed.

LWHS Leadership
Reflections: Heroes Around Me
This an opportunity for your LWHS student to use their creative talents to honor a hero or heroes that have had an impact on them or other individuals.

Reflections is an arts competition offered through the LWHS PTSA. Students enter a piece of art that goes through a judging process at the high school level with the potential to advance to the Council, State and National level.

Click the button on the right for information about the program, including the entry form. Then create your piece of art! Submit your entry along with a completed entry form to the main office by Wednesday October 31 at 2pm.

LWHS PTSA Reflections Chair
Fear Free SAT/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. These tests are typically taken by juniors, but are open to all students.

SAT will be given on Saturday, October 13th.

All tests are taken in the library from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and will give you the complete testing simulation.

Fear Free SAT/ACT Practice Testing Chair
Intro To Theatre At LWHS
Join us to learn more about all the exciting theatre opportunities for students at LWHS this year.

October 10th, 7-9pm LWHS Performing Arts Center

The LWHS Theatre Boosters meet the first Wednesday of each month, 4:00 - 5:30pm at LWHS. Join us!

LWHS Theatre Booster President
Seniors
LWHS Class of 2019 Senior Party
Your Senior is invited to a safe and fun-filled post-graduation all-night party sponsored by the LWHS PTSA.

When: Monday, June 17, 2019 - after Graduation which is at 5pm at Hec Edmundsen Pavillion at UW.
Where: It's a secret! There will be lots of great activities, entertainment and food.
Start: 9:00pm (check-in begins) at LWHS
End: 5:30am on Tuesday, June 18, at LWHS

See information page for details of how to sign up.

Save with Early Purchase! The earlier you purchase tickets, the less you'll pay. Tickets are non-refundable.
  • $165 from now to 12/31/18
  • $180 1/1/19 through 4/30/19
  • $200 after 5/1/19

Contact us regarding scholarship information.

Would you like to volunteer? To have a safe and well-organized event, Volunteers are needed to chaperone the night of the Party. Please contact us if you are interested.

LWHS PTSA Senior Party Chairs
graduation party
Do you have a Senior applying to college?
Is your student ready for their College Admission Interview? 
College Application Workshop provides trained volunteers to assist with essay and personal statement editing every Wednesday during ROO and after school (12:55) in the College and Career Center. Encourage your student to join us for editing support and a snack!

College Application Workshop is now offering help in preparing for college interviews. Many colleges offer an interview -- on campus, over Skype, or in person with an admission representative or an alumni. Doing the interview gives colleges another opportunity to learn about your student. Interview prep is provided by an experienced volunteer who has performed college interviews for a highly selective university. She’ll share her expertise and help your student feel confident in their interview skills. This service is available every WEDNESDAY after school, at 12:55.

College Application Workshop Chair
PTSA
Child Advocacy Means VOTING!
The upcoming November 6 General Election ballot will contain state and local initiatives and propositions that can significantly impact the lives of our children. Your vote matters! If you are not already registered where you currently reside, please do so now.

October 8 is the deadline for mail-in and online voter registration , all address changes, name changes, and other updates. In-person voter registrations for new voters are accepted up to 8 days prior to Election Day.
Do you have an Atypical Learner or Special Needs Student? District-wide Support is Available!
October is Disability Awareness month! Did you know the Lake Washington School District and the LW PTSA Council offers several resources to support parents of students with special needs or learning challenges?
 
The Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group is made up of parents in Lake Washington School District whose children receive special services (IEPs) and accommodations (504s). The group also welcomes interested staff and students. The group meets every school month except for December and June and hears from speakers, learns about resources in the community, networks with other parents and keeps updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with disabilities. The group also has an extensive lending library. To learn more about the group and other helpful information, view their flyer here. You may also join the Lake Washington PTSA Council Special Needs Group listserv on Yahoo and receive email reminders of meetings, notices of new meeting topics, and periodic “Information for You” summaries of special needs related events happening in the community! To sign up, email lakewashingtonsng@yahoo.com.

LWHS PTSA Special Needs Chairs
Lake Washington Schools Foundation Start Strong Fundraiser
All of us at LWSF are very excited about the upcoming school year and are already hard at work in continuing to fulfill our mission in Lake Washington School District to support academic excellence and the over-all health and well-being of every student in the district.

Our Start Strong Fall Fundraising Campaign is in full swing! This is one of our two major fundraisers for the year. Please consider making a donation to LWSF so that we can help our kids have a strong start to the school year! You can donate here!

LWHS PTSA VP of Communications
Seeking Kang Crier Editor
We are seeking an editor for this newsletter you are reading today. The editor is often the first "in the know" of events since they are connected with school personnel, PTSA members, students and teachers throughout the year. No experience is necessary; light editing ability and comfort in picking up basic online skills is a plus. I will happily provide all the support and training you need. Reach out my way with any questions.

LWHS PTSA Kang Crier Editor
Events
PSAT/High School and Beyond Plan Day - Wed Oct 10
Coffee With Christina - Wed Oct 3 @9:00am
Financial Aid Information Night - Wed Oct 3 @6:30pm
Homecoming Dance - Sat Oct 13 @8:00pm
College Career Fair - Tue Oct 16 @6:00pm
No School: LEAP Day - Fri Oct 19
Last Day of First Quarter - Tue Nov 6
No School: Veterans Day - Mon Nov 12
LWHS Cross Country Annual Pasta Fundraiser
Please come support your fellow Kangs at their annual pasta fundraiser at Acropolis Pizza & Pasta in Kirkland . Dine in or take out from 11am - 10pm on Wednesday 10/17. A portion of the proceeds go to support LW’s Cross Country Team. Please let Acropolis know that you are there to support the Cross Country Team at LWHS. Thank you for your support! Go Kangs!

Always Rising Auction, presented by the Gridiron Club
Come join Kang players, parents, alumni & friends at the annual Always Rising auction to support your LWHS football program! A fun and entertaining evening has been planned by your friends and neighbors...don't miss it!

When:  Saturday October 20th at 6:00 PM
Where:   Doxa in Bellevue - 620 106th Ave NE (next to the downtown Barnes & Noble)
How:    Information and Tickets (or kangfootball.com)

Have questions or want to donate an item, experience or service to the auction? Email auction@kangfootball.com or call Tom at 425-999-5208.

Gridiron Board Member