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Dear Wolves,

As we turn the page to second semester, we understand it’s now the last chapter for our graduating seniors. This is always an exciting yet sad time, as we gradually say goodbye to the Class of 2021. However, this year is particularly sad. It is sad because we miss them. It is also sad because they have missed important milestones of their senior year.

However, we are hopeful that we will be able to have an in-person celebration for the Class of 2021, and they can come together before dispersing into the future. In the meantime, we have started the process of recognizing their accomplishments and thanking them for their service to Eastlake. I will be meeting with focus groups of seniors, as well as senior parents, to open the conversation as to how we can do this in the best way given all the constraints.

Cheers to the final part of our Eastlake seniors’ story.

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
Main Office Remodel

Eastlake’s office is undergoing a remodel to accommodate our new “buzz in” entry doors. During the remodel the office is located in C106, signs point the way. The building hours are still the same: Mon 8-9, Wed 9-3, Fri 2-4. Entry is during these hours at the top of the stairs by the bus zone, across from the stadium.
Wolf Time

Wolf Time Socials

One of the things we miss most in remote learning is personal connection – informal conversations that happen in the hallways, before and after classes, and in the lunch room. These conversations are rarely about academics and focus more on personal interests such as sports, music, pets, video games, etc. etc. etc. Starting on Tuesday, February 9th, we are going to introduce Wolf Time Socials. During Flex 1 of each Tuesday Wolf Time, students will have an opportunity to join a Teams Meeting that is dedicated to a specific topic and talk with teachers and other students. Topics include: baking, basketball, pets, gaming, filmmaking, and many more. On Monday, students can go the Eastlake website (ehs.lwsd.org), click on academics, and then Wolf Time to find a list of topics and links to join the Teams Meetings. If you don’t see a topic that interests you, send Mr. Barrett an email (debarrett@lwsd.org) to let him know what you want to talk about.

Wolf Time Study Groups

Do you need somewhere to meet to work on a group project or collaborate with classmates on an assignment? If so, sign up for Study Groups in FlexiSCHED with your classmates. You will receive a meeting invite and then will be sent to a breakout room with the other students you are working with. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Barrett at debarrett@lwsd.org.
Congratulations Eastlake Art Students!

Eastlake Art students, Layasri Ranjith and Anna Wang, have been selected for the 10th annual BAM 20 Under 20 art exhibition. This display, presented by Bellevue Arts Museum and the BAM Teen Arts Council, features the work of twenty aspiring artists all under the age of twenty, and highlights some of the best talent in the Puget Sound area. The theme of this year’s show is Liberation.

Please visit the online art exhibition through April 11th, 2021: https://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/community-education-gallery/2021-20-under-20
Eastlake Athletics

Eastlake Fall Sports Begin!

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 directions are on the EHS website – Athletics.

Grades will be checked the week of March 1st, all athletes must be passing 6/7 classes to compete. 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
  • Volleyball
Equity at Eastlake

Imbolc is an ancient Scottish and Irish pagan holiday which can be dated back to the 10th, celebrated in the modern day by Celtic re-constructionist pagans, and Wiccans (a modern eclectic pagan religion) as part of their wheel of the year. Imbolc starts at sunrise February first and ends sundown February second, but some choose to celebrate it on the last snow of the winter whenever that may land. Imbolc celebrates the first signs of spring buds appearing after midwinter, the planting of spring crops as well as the start of lambs and calves being born. During this holiday the Goddess Brigit who is part of the Irish Tuatha De Danann is honored by lighting fires, leaving out offerings of bread and cheese, and symbolically inviting her into the home for a feast or making a spare bed for her. During the time of saint Patrick Imbolc, like many Irish pagan holidays, was absorbed into Christianity to urge pagans to convert, it appears in Christianity as Candlemas and Saint Brigit's day. Folklore surrounding the holiday says that poor weather on Imbolc day is a sign of early spring, so take a look outside!

- Eastlake Student Advisory Board (ESAB)
Eastlake Spirit Gear

Click here to visit the Spirit Wear page on the EHS website. On this page you will find options to order from the EHS Student Store & the EHS Online Spirit Wear Store (currently closed, will open again soon for another opportunity to shop!)

The Student Store has new merchandise, Jogger Sweatpants! These come in black and grey. check them out on the Spirit Gear page here.

Story Time - February

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-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!

Mid-Year Reports for Seniors:
Counselors have begun uploading mid-year reports to the Common and Coalition App. This mid-year report is an updated transcript, adding senior year 1st semester grades. You do not need to email your counselor with a reminder! We are notified in the Common and Coalition portal if your school requires it.

Running Start:
Current 10th or 11th grader? If you are interested in finding out more about Running Start plan on attending the info session on 2/17 at 12:30 on teams. There will be time for some Q & A in the chat. If you can’t make that time – do not worry, it will be recorded and posted on the EHS Counselor Webpage.

College & Career Center News

Live Wednesday Health Science Career Panel
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
The LWSD College and Career Specialist Team’s February 3rd Career Panel features professionals from the world of Health Sciences: Ryan Barr CT Technologist at Swedish; Ben Wobker Physical Therapist at Lake Washington Physical Therapy; Christopher Wakely Naturopathic Doctor. Join the Live Virtual Event or follow the same link to watch the recording post event.

Senior Decisions, Breaking Up is Easy
Seniors, as you narrow down final choices over the next few months, please let the admissions office know by emailing, calling or using the online student portal If you’ve decided NOT to attend a college you’ve been accepted to. The Vice Provost of Enrollment Management at Oregon State offered some insight on the complexities that admission offices are dealing with this year. Bottom line: they don’t take it personally and your “no” may open-up a spot for someone else.

College Fair Opportunities
February 6: West + Southwest schools including UCLA, CU Boulder, Pomona, University of Oregon + more--POSTPONED
February 23: Southeast schools including American University, University of Richmond, LSU, Vanderbilt + more
March 7: Northeast school including Cornell, Rutgers, Penn State, Boston University + more
March 11: Midwest schools including University of Chicago, Ohio state, University of Kansas, Purdue + more.

Opportunity Spotlight
MAPS Pre-Health Conference February 20-21, 2021
The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students 19th annual Pre-Health Conference is open to all high school and undergraduate students. Network with healthcare professionals, participate in interactive workshops, and learn more about options in medicine, PA, nursing, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy. Free. Register

Scholarship Spotlight
LWSD PTSA Scholarships due March 25, 2021 at Noon
The Lake Washington PTSA Council offers multiple $1250 scholarships including the Scarr 2-year/vocational/technical school scholarship, the LWEA/Teeley Education Scholarship, the Turn Around Scholarship, the Perseverance Scholarship, and their traditional Merit scholarships. Learn more and apply.

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