November 5, 2019 | Issue #6
School
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
Eat at Red Robin and Support LWHS Class of 2021!
November 20 from 4:00-8:00 pm
The Class of 2021 is having a restaurant fundraiser at the Red Robin at Redmond Town Center on November 20. Just dine between 4:00-8:00 pm, show a physical or digital copy of this flyer , and the LWHS Junior Class will receive a percentage of the profit.
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
Sign Up Now to Audition for the Spring Musical!
Grease auditions will be held  December 9 and 10  after school. Click here to find guidelines and to sign-up.

Questions? Email the Director,  Ms. Heetbrink .
 
LWHS Theatre Booster Co-Producer
LW is looking for guest speakers interested in sharing their career experience with students!
Do you have an interesting career that you’d like to share with our students? Mrs. Conroy and Mrs. Keeler are looking for individuals willing to share their career experience with some of our Freshman students. We are looking for people with all different career paths who would be willing to spend about 10 minutes presenting their career to a classroom, then collaborating with students on activities focused on the importance of professionalism, goal-setting, and education. The event will take place on December 3 from 10:45 to 11:35 am .
 
If you have anyone in mind that would be interested in participating in this panel, or have further questions about participating, please contact Melanie Conroy at  mconroy@lwsd.org  or 425-936-1710. 
  
Melanie Conroy
LWHS College & Career Specialist
Seniors
From the Counseling Center
College Applications
Students are responsible for providing addressed envelopes for transcripts. Test scores must be requested directly from the College Board or ACT.  Students are encouraged to submit their applications early and not wait until deadlines. Remember, December 3 is the cutoff date to request transcripts and to request the counselor complete any online School Report Form (i.e. through Common Application, SENDedu, Coalition) for January 1 due dates.  Directions for transcript submission are printed on the request form (available in the Counseling Center) and are also explained on LW’s website. Students are reminded that the Counseling Center will be closed for winter break from 3:30 pm on Friday, December 20, 2019 until 7:30 am on Monday, January 6, 2020. During this time, we are unable to respond to emails or phone calls, so please advise your senior student to have his/her college application questions answered prior to the winter closure.

Seniors Applying to UW
The application deadline is November 15. Students are encouraged NOT to wait until this date to submit their applications. The site slows considerably with so many students submitting their applications. De-stress and apply early!

LWHS Counseling Center
College Application Workshop
The clock is ticking if your student is applying to the UW or a University of California school! Deadlines are 11/15 and 11/30 respectively.

Encourage your senior to drop by the College Application Workshop and let us help with peace of mind. A fresh pair of eyes is helpful in brainstorming or when wrapping things up!

When:
Wednesday ROO: 9:25 am
Wednesday after school: 12:55 pm
Thursday after school: 2:50 pm

Where:
Just outside the College and Career Center

More Info: The program is offered at no cost to students, they are welcome to drop by as often as they’d like. We offer snacks and there is always chocolate.

Click here  for more details. 

Thank You!
College Application Workshop Chair
LWHS Class of 2020 Senior Party
Registration and Ticket Information
Your Senior is invited to a safe and fun-filled post-graduation all-night party sponsored by the LWHS PTSA. We provide the entertainment, transportation, food and a memorable end-of-the year experience.
 
When:  Monday, June 15, 2020
Start Time:  check-in begins right after Graduation at Alaska Airlines Arena at UW
End Time:  6:00 am on Tuesday, June 16, at LWHS
 
Save with Early Purchase!  The earlier you purchase tickets, the less you'll pay. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices:
  • $165 from now to 12/31/19
  • $185 1/1/20 to 3/31/20
  • $200 4/1/20 to 6/8/20
  • Scholarships are available – contact JoDee Hull, LWHS Athletic Secretary
 
How do I sign-up my Senior?  See details on the  information page

Questions? Contact Pam Hay and Christy Hentges
LWHS Senior Party Co-Chairs
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 TODAY, 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
PTSA
Current and Timely PTSA Benefits
 Are you a PTSA member? If so, you can take advantage of these benefit offers:
  • *new* Papa John's Pizza - 30% off regular menu price for online orders.
  • *new* Tacoma Venues - Monster Jam discounted tickets for January 10-12, 2020.
  • LEGO® Bag - 40% discount on LEGO® Bag products.
  • Wild Waves - discounts available.
  • Great Wolf Lodge - save up to 30% on your next stay.
  • Office Depot - savings on school supplies, office products, technology, furniture, and print.
  • Tickets at Work - just updated with new discounts.

Keep checking the  benefits and discounts page  as more opportunities continue to be added. Member benefits and discounts are available to all WSPTA members. To access them, log in to  Benefits & Discount Codes . Check the promotion codes listed for each provider in the main body of the page and the file list for time-sensitive offers. 

Want to join LWHS PTSA and take advantage of these savings?  Click here!

LWHS PTSA Membership Chair
Teacher "Mob" Comes to LWHS - Join in the Fun!
The PTSA has helped support the efforts of a new group forming at LWHS! The teacher “mob” is the brainchild of and led by two of our fabulous staff members, Lauren Petersen (Chemistry & Physics) and Amanda Layton (ASL). The mob’s goal is to show support for students while they participate in various after school activities. You will see them sporting specially designed spirit wear and holding something purple and white while they “cheer” on our students whether quietly at a choir concert or drama production or loud and proud at a volleyball match or baseball game!

Want to join in the fun? We will post what events the mob will be attending throughout the year on our Facebook page so follow us at https://www.facebook.com/lwhsptsa/ . Opportunities to embellish your own spirit wear will also be available in the future.

Have questions or want to help? Contact Lauren Petersen or Amanda Layton
LWPTSA Council Special Education Group Presents:
PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at the LWSD Resource Center.

Save The Date and Connect and Bring your idea's to share!


LWHS PTSA Special Education Inclusion and Awareness Chair
Thank you, Fabulous Beautification Day Volunteers!
Braving a cold and rainy October morning, 7 hard-working students and 8 parents and LW staff members did an amazing job of planting, weeding and spreading mulch to help improve the beauty of our campus. It looks awesome!

A huge thank you to:  Students  - Hawe Adugna, Nicole Carpenter, Emma Christensen, Natalie Lawler, Isabelle and Casey Utsler, and Sydney Lucero; and  Adults  - Zach Grundl, Katie McCormick, Jess Butterfield, Anne Buck, Jody Anderson, Christine Angerer, and Tere and Daniel Kaulfus.

Also, a big shout out to  Ms. Butterfield's 5th and 6th period Urban Gardening classes , who helped finish up the job. Many thanks to all who helped!

Tere Kaulfus
LWHS PTSA Beautification Chair
Parents Supporting Parents: Helping Teens Make Safe and Healthy Choices
Did you know that one of the most consistent risk factors for adolescent drinking/drug use is parental approval and that adolescents who report low parental monitoring are more likely to use substances? In conjunction with The National PTA Alcohol and Drug Free Resolution and the Washington State PTA, The LWHS PTSA is once again participating in the  Parent Pledge Program  to achieve the following goals:
  • To build a communication network to reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs among teens in our school and community.
  • To host only Alcohol-Free, Tobacco-Free and Drug-Free parties for teens.
  • To not allow teens to possess or consume alcohol, tobacco or other drugs at their homes; and
  • To discourage their teens from attending unsupervised parties.
    
By signing this Parent Pledge, you are letting other LWHS PTSA families know that you intend to supervise your child’s social gatherings in your home to ensure that they are alcohol, tobacco and drug free. It also indicates that you may be contacted by other parents about parties and get-togethers. This pledge sends a clear message that as a parent/guardian, and as a community we believe underage drinking, tobacco and drug use is unacceptable.  Please note that if a family is not listed in the directory, it does not necessarily mean they do not support the pledge.
 
Please  click here  to log in to your account and sign the pledge. You will then be designated as a member of the Parent Pledge Program in the PTSA online directory. (You must be a member of PTSA to access the directory.)

Click here for parent resources and tips about talking with your teen and keeping kids drug and alcohol free.
Community
Kirkland College and Career Fair
November 7 starting at 5:30 pm
at Juanita High School
5:30-6:15  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  5:30 pm , 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
LWHS College and Career Specialist
Events
November 6: Scholarship Market Workshop
November 7: Kirkland College and Career Fair
November 11: No School, Veteran's Day
November 20: PTSA General Meeting (6:30 pm social, 7:00 pm meeting)
November 26: LWHS Poetry Slam
November 27: Half day (11:10 am release)
November 28-29: No School, Thanksgiving Break
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