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Dear Wolves,

Last week was Counselor Appreciation Week. During these times of recognition and celebration it’s sad that we cannot be together for our fantastic PTSA Luncheons. However, we still wanted to share our gratitude for our amazing Eastlake Counselors. They have done some heroic work in difficult circumstances. Their effort to connect with all students matters immensely, and their efforts to connect with our most struggling students matters even more. For a lot of these students, this is the only connection outside of the classroom they have had with Eastlake this year.

Our Counselors have helped hold this whole thing together and we can’t thank them enough for it.

We hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating 5-day weekend.

Wolf Strong, Pack Strong

Chris Bede, Principal
News From The Den
Eastlake Daily Schedule and Open Building Hours

Daily Schedule - Week of February 8th-12th. Mid Winter break, no school Thursday Feb. 11th -15th.

Daily schedules for the remainder of the school year are posted on the Eastlake website here.

Parent/Student Access Into Eastlake During Open Hours - Hours and directions here. Building will not be open during winter break for parents/student access.

Technology Support While School is Remote - link here
Have a Relaxing Mid-Winter Break!
Equity at Eastlake

As we continue our celebration of Black History Month we want to also acknowledge other important celebrations that are taking place during the month of February. February 12th is this year’s Lunar New Year.

“Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festival typically celebrated in China and [many South, Southeast and East Asian] countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later... Approximately 10 days before the beginning of the new lunar year, houses are thoroughly cleaned to remove any bad luck that might be lingering inside, a custom called “sweeping of the grounds.” Traditionally, New Year’s eve and New Year’s day are reserved for family celebrations, including religious ceremonies honouring ancestors. Also on New Year’s day, family members receive red envelopes (lai see) containing small amounts of money. Dances and fireworks are prevalent throughout the holidays, culminating in the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the last day of the New Year’s celebrations. On this night colourful lanterns light up the houses, and traditional foods such as yuanxiao (sticky rice balls that symbolize family unity), fagao (prosperity cake), and yusheng (raw fish and vegetable salad) are served” (Britannica).

Recognizing this cultural celebration is especially important this year as we as a nation and as a school combat anti-Asian sentiment that has been on the rise. In the words of Fannie Lou Hamer, “The changes we have to have in this country are going to be for the liberation of all people — because nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” As we move together towards a more just and equitable world let us be inclusive in the groups that we fight for who have also faced a long history of violence and discrimination. When we celebrate each other’s culture, each other’s traditions, each other’s joy, we build the human bonds necessary to break down prejudices that lead to violence. We build the human bond necessary to carry each other into a more just and equitable society.

Suggested further learning:

-Rachelle Horner
Eastlake Athletics

Eastlake Fall Sports Begin - Registration is OPEN

We are excited to announce that we will officially have a Fall sports season. Traditional Fall sports plus Dance and Cheer will begin registration via FinalForms beginning Feb 10th. This registration is separate from the Sports Conditioning sign up. If you have already registered for a Fall Sport you can check your account in FinalForms to make sure your registration is complete. FinalForms registration directions are on the EHS website – Athletics.

Sports Fee's
  • $100 Sports Participation fee
  • $50 ASB card fee
  • Family Cap $362.50
Sports Fees are all paid through the LWSD online payment system not through FinalForms.You may also pay by cash through our bookkeeper Karen Guinasso. See the Eastlake website Athletics for the steps to make the payment.

Fees for Football,Cross Country,Slowpitch Softball and Swim & Dive (girls) are due before March 5th. Participation fee and ASB fee will be due for Soccer (girls), Golf (boys) and Volleyball after try-outs.

Running Start students will receive an email from Amy Hill letting them know what documentation is required through their LWSD email account. All Running Start paper work must be turned in prior to the first day of participation.

Please refer to your sports specific websites for more detailed information.

Football practice begins February 24th all others sports begin March 1st.

Fall Sports include:
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf - Boys
  • Slow-pitch softball
  • Soccer - Girls
  • Swim & Dive – Girls
  • Tennis - Boys
  • Volleyball

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE: A Cyber Shakespearean Soiree

EHS Drama Club Audition for the WINTER PLAY! It is a collection of scenes and monologues from the works of William Shakespeare. In order to audition, follow this link to the Drama Club's Flipgrid channel: https://flipgrid.com/5858af76 (this link needs to be access from a school laptop)

In your audition video, please include the following:

  • Your name and grade
  • How many scenes and monologues you would feel comfortable participating in (maximum of 2 scenes and 2 monologues)
  • A 30 second - 1 minute monologue from a Shakespearean play of your choice (comedic or dramatic)

ALL AUDITIONS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16th @ 8:00 PM. Looking forward to seeing you all ROCK YOUR AUDITIONS!!!


FTA Expanded Hours - Help Available 24-7

Family Technology Access or FTA has expanded hours for when a student or parent can report a technology need. A student or parent can now call or email any time of day during school calendar days (these new hours do not apply to school holidays). If technicians are busy the student or parent will be able to request a call back. If the technician cannot solve the problem the issue will be escalated to the regular LWSD technicians’ work flow. Remember the fastest way for any student to get tech help is to create a ticket with FTA.

Revised FTA poster here.

-Kathleen Story
Eastlake’s Counseling Center News

Bookings for Counselors:
Counselors are now using Bookings for meetings! To schedule a time to meet with your counselor, please visit our website to book a time to meet! https://ehs.lwsd.org/counseling

AP Late Registration

For students interested in taking an AP test this spring, College Board will be accepting Late AP registrations from February 8th - February 26th.

  • Step 1- Register: Contact Mrs. Strange at jstrange@lwsd.org to let her know you have decided to take your AP exam/s. She will give you an AP join code at that time (if you haven't already joined).
  • Step 2- Payment: Once you have emailed Mrs. Strange to confirm testing, you will be directed to Mrs. Guinasso for payment options. AP exams are $96 + an additional $50 late payment fee. If you need financial assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know! All payments and financial aid requests must be completed by Friday, Feb 26 at Noon.

AP Test Dates

College Board has released different testing date options recently. Those test date options are not yet finalized, but we will update students and families as soon as we know the final plan. Thank you for your patience in the matter!

Running Start:
Current 10th or 11th graders interested in finding out more about Running Start? Visit the Running Start webpage here.

View the Running Start PowerPoint Presentation and then on Wednesday February, 17th 2021 at 12:30pm join the LIVE TEAMS Q & A (in the chat) event hosted by Eastlake Counselors: Kim Sheely, Stephanie Bailey and Melanie Conroy. this presentation will be recorded.

College & Career Center News

Live Wednesday Health Science Career Panel
Wednesday, February 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Our next Live Wednesday Virtual Career Panel features professionals from the world of Art: Ryan Azucena UX Design Manager DreamBox; Rebecca Fekkes Owner and Designer Heritage Creative Company; Jeff Spohn Senior Art Director Vossler Media Group. Join us Live or watch the post-session recording by following the same link.

Opportunity Spotlight
Boys & Girls Club of King County, YouthForce Virtual Events
2/11 at 4-5 pm: Communication Skills 101: Communication is an essential life skill. That is why it is listed in almost every job posting as a required skill to have for employment.
2/17 at 4-5 pm: Resume Review Sessions: Want to get your current resume reviewed? Never made a resume? Not sure what a resume even is? Work with a resume reviewer to get live edits and helpful resources. A strong resume is key to landing an interview and hopefully a job.
2/18 at 4-5 pm: Job Search Workshop: Are you hoping to get a job but don't know where to find one? Haven't heard back from the companies you applied to? Learn how and where to job search as well as next steps.

College and Career Calendar
Find the latest on events, contests, scholarships and more on the College and Career Center calendar.
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