November 28, 2018 | Issue #8
School
Scholarship Market Workshop December 18th at 6:30 pm 
Mark your calendars for December 18th, 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
From The Counseling Center
What would that college REALLY cost you? Check It Out!
The U.S. government mandates that all colleges wishing to distribute federal grants or loans must post Net Price Calculators (NPC’s) to their websites. By plugging in your family’s financial numbers, you can see an approximate cost to attend a particular college.
 
High School and Beyond Plan
Xello is the new program that replaces Career Cruising. Completion of assignments in Xello will meet the “High School and Beyond” graduation requirement. All students have been introduced to Xello, and they know how to access their assignments and due dates. Resources, contacts, and directions are available on PowerSchool. Ask your student to share with you some of the cool features that Xello offers!

LWHS Counseling
All Grades
College 101 Workshop Tonight!
Wednesday, November 28th

LWSD Resource Center, Redmond
16250 NE 74th Street Redmond WA 
Do you or your high school student need a little College 101? Join Mary Pat O’Neil of True Fit College Counseling and Lake Washington Schools Foundation at a free interactive workshop that will not only help students and their families understand the steps involved in applying to college, but also how to find the perfect college fit.

This class is designed for current Juniors and Sophomores and their parents. Learn more and register at https://www.lwsf.org/findyourfit.html .
Seniors
Winter Break Fast Approaches!
Encourage your Senior to wrap things up before break so they can have a stress free vacation! College Application Workshop provides trained volunteers to assist with essay and personal statement editing in the College and Career Center.

  • Wednesday during ROO (sign up via FlexiSched)
  • Wednesdays after school
  • Thursdays after school

REMINDER: NOVEMBER 30th IS THE DEADLINE FOR ANY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL. 

College Application Workshop Chair
LWHS Class of 2019 Graduation Order Deadline
Does you senior still need to order their cap and gown, announcements or other graduation keepsakes? Don’t miss the group discount order deadline! Order by December 15th to take advantage of the Class of 2019 Group Discount.

Click the button below to place your order. Questions? Call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367)
Senior Party: Get Tickets!
Consider a gift for your Senior that says: “Way to go, your applications are in” or Happy Holidays! Buy tickets online or during lunch on Tuesday, December 4th (will be accepting Checks with completed Registration Form). Tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket prices are:
  • $165 from now to 12/31/18 **BEST PRICE**
  • $180 1/1/19 through 4/30/19
  • $200 after 5/1/19

Contact us regarding scholarship information.
This an opportunity for your student 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.

When: Monday, June 17, 2019 after Graduation Ceremony
Start Time: 9:00 pm check-in begins at LWHS
End Time: 5:30 am on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at LWHS

See information page for details and Registration Form.

LWHS Senior Party Co-Chairs
PTSA
BIG Savings for our LWHS PTSA Members!
These discount more than pay for the cost of your membership. Joining still on your to-do list? Join or renew now  and t ake advantage of these benefit offers:

  • *NEW* Wild Waves Holiday Lights - discounted tickets through the month of December.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet - 10% off all performances of "The Nutcracker."
  • LEGOBags.com - 50% off at LEGObags.com plus kids go free to LEGOLAND Parks or Discovery Centers.
  • Tickets at Work - formerly TicketMonster - 20-70% off on movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events and more. *Plus for a limited time* an additional 10% off!
  • Great Wolf Lodge - 30% discount on room rates around the country.
  • Office Depot - savings on school supplies, office products, technology, furniture, and print.

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, login to  Benefits & Discount Codes

LWHS PTSA Membership
Student Directory Now Available!
The 2018-2019 student directory is now updated and can be found on the LWHS PTSA website. You must be a PTSA member to access the directory.

Not already a PTSA member? Click the button below to join!
Reflections Arts Competition: Advancing to the Next Level
Sixty-six students participated in the Reflections Arts Competition sponsored by LWPTSA. This year’s theme is: Heroes Around Me. Through art, students honored a variety of heroes including teachers, safety patrol, parents, organ donors, friends, animal rescuers, grandparents, activists, athletes, and heroines in a book.

After judges reviewed each entry in its respective category, 17 students advanced to the Council level. Congratulations to the following LWHS students!

  • Visual Arts category: Marlo Enberg, Kaitlyn Gibson, Joshua Johnson, Laura Wen, Adeline Thomas, Taylor Skorupa, Muyan Zhou, and Anna Kruse
  • Visual Arts/Special Artist category: Lana Alharbi
  • Literature category: Samantha McElroy
  • Photography category: Meghan Grant, Cam Gibb, Sasha Conner, Olivia Black and Caleb Rickard

Thank you to LWHS staff members for their encouragement and support of the Reflections program.

Mark Your Calendar for the Reflections Art Show!
The LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House will be on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Lake Washington Resource Center in Redmond. Come celebrate all the students who participated in the Council round of the Reflections Competition! All are welcome!

LWHS Reflections Chair
2018 LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction
The Lake Washington PTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6th from 10:00-11:00 am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond - 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond.

Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now. All of the proceeds go to scholarships. You can even bid on a lunch with our new superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge.

Bidding must be done in person, although you can view the baskets here .   The morning of December 6th we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have invited and brought a friend! Do some holiday shopping, or just enjoy mingling with other people who value and support education. You don't have to be present to win, so swing by the district headquarters when you are at Redmond Town Center and place your bids!

If you have questions, email auction@lwptsa.net . Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you on December 6th!
Thank you from the Staff Appreciation Committee!
A huge THANK YOU to all the families who contributed to the November staff soup and salad bar luncheon: Anne Allan, Esther Ames, Suzanne Bamberger, Chris Brandenfels, Linda Cheyne, Arti Dhokia, Meghan Glidden, Christy Hentges, Daisy Heredia, Vanessa Jones, Aimee Kommini, Alison McElroy, Irene Neumann, Rachael Olivieri, Connie Ozeki-Chinn, Rachel Pemble, Kay Rajalingam, Kristin Reeder, Jennifer Wilson, Christine Woskett.


Thank you also to our wonderful committee members who helped with the luncheon: Suzanne Bamberger, Anne Buck, Linda Cheyne, Alison McElroy, and
Rachel Merlino.

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

Thank you!
Colette Ulloa & Julie Tribolet
LWHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs
LWPTSA Sustainability Initiative
Interested in learning about sustainability efforts at various schools across the District or about District-wide efforts around waste reduction and food recovery/donation? Then this might be for you! The Lake Washington PTSA Council is looking for a representative from each school in the district to serve on their sustainability committee which meets regularly to discuss various initiatives. If you would like to learn more or maybe represent Lake Washington High School on this committee, please let us know. For questions about the committee, please contact Stephanie Lecovin at stephlecovin@gmail.com .

LWHS PTSA VP, School Programs
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 !

We would be delighted to include your student's photo as well. For team or event photos, all photos must be pre-approved by LWSD, per district policy. Group photos should be sent to Jim Crouch . Please provide the names of all the students in the photos as well as where you are planning to have it published. Once permission is confirmed, you can submit your posting to social@lwhsptsa.org .
Community News
Links Mentoring Program
The LINKS program provides one-on-one mentoring for youth in the Lake Washington School District. Volunteers are adults from all sorts of backgrounds, educational levels, and stages of life who can spare an hour a week to spend with a child. Activities vary, but one thing remains constant: the adult is there to support a child's social-emotional development. 
Study after study shows that kids mentored in a structured program dream bigger, achieve more, and feel happier than their non-mentored peers.
 
Learn more about the LINKS program or make a donation at www.lwsf.org/bethedifference
 
Denise Campbell
LWSF School Ambassador
Events
LWHS Jazz Band performance, Kirkland Winterfest - Sat Dec 1st, 3:00 pm
LWHS Lyrica Choir performance, Bastyr University Chapel - Sat Dec 1st, 7:30 pm and Sun Dec 2nd, 3:00 pm
LWHS Orchestra Concert - Tue Dec 4th, 7:00 pm
Coffee with Christina - Wed Dec 5th, 9:00 am
LWHS Band Concert - Wed, Dec 5th, 7:00 pm
LWHS Drama A Christmas Carol - Dec 14th - 15th
LWHS Scholarship Market Presentation - Tues Dec 18th
No School: Winter Break - Dec 24th - Jan 4th
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