October 22, 2019 | Issue #5
From the Counseling Center
National College Fair
Since 1972 the National College Fairs program has helped students to decide which post-secondary option is right for them. Free and open to the public, the fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions to discuss course offerings and majors, admission and financial aid requirements, college life in general and other information pertinent to the college selection process. Mark your calendar to attend on Friday, November 1 from 9 am to noon or Saturday, November 2 from noon to 4 pm at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle .
Registration for Advanced Placement Exams
AP Exam registration will run from October 14 through the end of last lunch on October 25.   Students can pick up a registration packet from their AP teacher or from the Counseling Center. Included in this packet are the registration envelope and an information handout. The cost is $96 per exam; the cost for AP Seminar or AP Research is $144 per exam.  Payment can be made one of two ways: 
  • For those paying by check: Students will return the envelope with the test fee enclosed to our bookkeeper. Students pay at the window by the end of last lunch on October 25. Checks are made payable to Lake Washington School District. Students need their school ID card with them when they pay for their exams. Registration is now complete.
  • For those students paying online: Parents pay through their parent access account. Students paying online must print a copy of their receipt, place it in the completed envelope, and turn it in to Counseling or the bookkeeper by 1:30 pm on October 25.  Registration will not be considered complete until we receive the envelope with receipt inside.

If students are unsure whether they should test, they should check with their individual subject teachers.

Late registration will run from February 18 through February 27; there will be a $50 per exam late fee. Details on the late AP registration process will be available in December. After February 27, we will not accept any AP Exam registrations. Advanced Placement exams are scheduled for May 4 through May 15.
Need Help Completing the FAFSA?
LWHS sponsored a Financial Aid Night on October 2. Our guest speakers reviewed the FAFSA and spent time answering questions from the audience. If you experience difficulty when you fill out the FAFSA, we encourage you to call the financial aid offices at any of our local community colleges or universities. They will be more than happy to help answer your questions. Again, it is important to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. Colleges enforce deadlines and need your financial information as early as possible in order to give your student the best package.

Freshman Presentation
During RooTime on October 30 all freshmen will attend a presentation in the gym that focuses on making the most out of the high school experience.
Questions or Confusion about College Admissions Tests?
LWHS PTSA has created a great reference document. Click here for some valuable information!

Tere Kaulfus
LWHS PTSA Co-President
Poetry Slam
We are hosting our 15th Poetry Slam on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center! Students can enter to compete as “Slammers” with 3 poems or as Open Mic Poets with one poem to share out of competition. Have your student start writing now and come to Poetry Club on Tuesdays after school to get feedback on their poetry. Event entrance fee is a suggested donation of $3. All proceeds will go to the Class of 2020. Email Terry Terich for more information.  
Terry Terich
LWHS English Department Chair
Scholarship Market Workshop
November 6 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars for November 6 at 6:30 pm in the Theater at LWHS! The College and Career Center is pleased to host a  Scholarship Market Workshop  with guest speakers from the College Planning Network. This workshop is designed to help students and parents identify scholarship sources and develop scholarship application techniques. The Washington State resource, theWashboard.org, will be fully reviewed and the process of matching students with scholarship characteristics will be discussed. This presentation will be especially helpful for Senior students and parents; however all grade levels are welcome.
We hope you will be able to join us!
College and Career Specialist
College Application Workshop
So many application deadlines coming up, let us help your student complete the job!

Early Action, Early Decision and UW’s deadline on 11/15! UC Schools on 11/30!

College Application Workshop provides trained volunteers to assist with essay and personal statement editing THREE times a week, just outside the College and Career Center.
  • Wednesday ROO:              9:25 am
  • Wednesday after school:   12:55 pm
  • Thursday after school:       2:50 pm

Encourage your student to join us for editing support and a snack!

Click here  for more College Application Workshop details. Thank You!

College Application Workshop Chair
Seniors: The Year Ahead
Hey parents of Seniors! PTSA wrote up this handy guide  so you don't miss any important deadlines. It will also give you an idea of what to expect during the year for the class of 2020. Check it out!
Colette Ulloa
LWHS PTSA Communications VP
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 for your student to get comfortable with the format and style of the SAT or ACT in a stress free environment. Scored tests will be returned to students in a free review session, but will not be shared with colleges. While the SAT Practice Test occurred on October 19, the ACT Practice Test will be held Saturday, November 9. Registration deadline is November 5 .

All tests are taken in the LWHS library from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and provide a complete testing simulation.  Click here  for additional information and registration instructions.

Questions? Contact  Martha Rames and Kavita Joshi , Program Co-Chairs
Join Us for a Screening of Angst:
Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Tonight! October 22, 6:30 pm
On October 16 during the school day, all Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors watched the film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety . Join us tonight,October 22, to see what they learned. Bring family and friends - it takes a village!

When: October 22, 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: LWHS Performing Arts Center
Who: Ages 10+

Free to attend. Registration required. Click here to learn more and to register .
Washington State PTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program open to students in grades 9-12. The competition provides 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. This year's theme is  Animals .

The online intent to submit forms are due January 15, 2020, and information can be found  here .

LWHS PTSA Co-President
LWHS PTSA Education Inclusion and Awareness News
October is Dis"Ability" Awareness Month
I like to refer to it as  dis -"Ability" month and focus on a person's Abilities. On October 15 at the LWSD Monthly Special Needs Parents meeting, we had the opportunity to watch the short film Unspoken about a lovely girl named Emma who is autistic. What a wonderful film as she is amazing!  Click here to see the trailer. 

If you would like more information on Unspoken , please contact me. And please come to the next monthly Special Needs meeting on November 19 and connect with other parents!

LWHS PTSA Special Education Inclusion and Awareness Chair
October Staff Appreciation
For our October event, the staff enjoyed apple slices and pretzels dipped in caramel and various fun toppings. Thank you to our generous families for donating to the event: Christine Angerer, Rachael Olivieri, Arti Dhokia, Aimee Kommini, Christine Woskett, Gwen Alharbi, Mindy Lincicome, Daljeet Gulati, Brandi Comstock, Jere Prusch, Lara Kwiatkowski, Stephanie Cullen, Heather Buchholz, Laurel Spaeth, Pam Hay, Greta Climer, Jeyce Mahesh and Rachel Merlino. 

If you would like to be added to our donation list please email  appreciation@lwhsptsa.org .

Thank you!
Colette Ulloa and Linda Cheyne
LWHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Chairs
Kirkland College and Career Fair
November 7 starting at 5:45 pm
at Juanita High School
5:45-6:30  College Admissions Presentation in the Juanita Theater
6:30-8:00  Kirkland College & Career Fair in the Juanita Field House
You’re invited to attend the second annual Kirkland College and Career Fair. Starting at  5:45pm , LWHS and Juanita students and their families are invited to attend a presentation held in the  Juanita Theater  by local college representatives on  how to maximize your college fair experience .
Following the presentation, we will be hosting a  college and career fair  in the Juanita Field House with over 80 colleges and post-secondary opportunities including military, apprenticeships, trade and gap year programs.
Please contact  mconroy@lwsd.org  if you have any questions. See you there!
Melanie Conroy
College and Career Specialist
Have You Heard About Puerto Rico in June 2020?
We’re taking students to experience all that Puerto Rico has to offer in an 8-day trip  under $3000 ! We’ll get to do amazing things like go caving, take a boat through a bioluminescent bay, experience the joys of reefs via snorkeling, take a tour through the top of a jungle, and much MORE!!
If your student is interested in some amazing immersive science, plus travel fun, check out our website:  https://sites.google.com/view/puertorico2020/  
Informational Meeting: October 29, 2019 7:15 pm at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Allied Health Building, Room A102

Questions? Email  palmersciencetravel@gmail.com  or speak with Mr. Palmer, Mrs. Wilson, or Ms. Zydel.

Ryan Palmer
LWHS Biology and Astronomy Teacher
October 22: Angst Screening at LWHS
November 6: Scholarship Market Workshop
November 7: Kirkland College and Career Fair
November 11: No School, Veteran's Day
November 25: LWHS Poetry Slam
November 27: Half day (11:10 am release)
November 28-29: No School, Thanksgiving Break
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