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Dear Wolves,

It’s an exciting time at Eastlake where we see a light at the end of the tunnel. Sports competitions have started. Activities have returned to campus. We invited over 300 students to Eastlake on Wednesday for additional academic support. Staff are currently receiving the vaccine, the LWSD announced the pivot to negotiating a hybrid model for this year, and today Governor Inslee outlined a timeline that will guide this process.

As shared previously, throughout this process we have tried to balance student wellness with academic progress. We know that students interacting with their classmates will dramatically improve their disposition. However, we also know that this setting has limited academic progress. Please know that we will adjust in the coming years to ensure we fill gaps and provide for a smooth transition to future classes. For instance, next year our Geometry and Algebra 2 teachers will know what was and was not covered in previous Math classes and will make the needed adjustments to their curriculum.

Again…thank you for all your support. We understand that this has been incredibly difficult on both staff and students, but there is hope…

Wolf Strong, Pack Strong

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

Daily Schedule - March 15th - 19th.

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.

Technology Support While School is Remote - link here
PSAT Scores

Scores from the January 26th PSAT are now available! You should have received an email from College Board giving you information on how to access these scores. If you have any questions about accessing these scores, please contact Devin Barrett (debarrett@lwsd.org).
Staff Spotlight

Ms. Petersen & Ms. Giamber have been extremely helpful in following up and assisting my son with late, missing, or poorly performed work. They have scheduled additional times, emailed him, emailed me keeping us informed each step of the way. Both teachers show a real desire to teach their students the information, not just to pass the course but to understand the information. They have shown concern and care even with a teen boy who hasn’t been the most cooperative.

Ms. Sheely has tirelessly followed up with me and with my son with weekly calls and emails. She has worked behind the scenes with his teachers and coordinated other calls/meetings with them and my son. She has encouraged him in certain areas, backed up what I’m trying to do at home, and shows a real commitment to helping him get the most out of school. Most of all, she seems to be genuinely concerned for the well-being of my son.


Send a Staff Spotlight to Amy Hill (amhill@lwsd.org) by Thursday at 4 PM, explaining the impact this Eastlake staff member had on you, and it will appear in the next Wolves Weekly Update.
Equity at Eastlake

“Women make up 40% of sportspeople, however as of 2020 they continue to only receive 4% of the total sports media coverage in print and broadcast is devoted to them. This is even despite fluctuations during key events like the Olympics or World Cup…According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, male athletes get $179 million more in the athletic scholarships each year than females do. Additionally, collegiate institutions spend just 24% of their athletic operating budgets on female sports, as well as just 16% of recruiting budgets and 33% of scholarship budgets on female athletes.” (athletesassessments.com)

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we will look at the role that women have played in athletics. Women continue to make athletic history, change perceptions and push boundaries through their accomplishments. We included some stories from women’s feats through history. Knowing these stories and having these narratives help counter false perceptions about women in sports and women’s sports that lead to the inequities in coverage and pay. The purpose of sharing these amazing stories is to put women back in the narrative so that we, as a society, can see ourselves in them and thus demand the coverage and pay equality.

Wyomia Tyus is a Black woman and daughter of sharecroppers. She was the first person in Olympic history to win two consecutive gold medals in the 100-meter dash. She protested during the 1968 Olympics by wearing black shorts instead of the team whites to support the Olympic Project for Human Rights, an organization that opposed racial segregation. However, her accomplishments have been overshadowed by men—her protests ignored and instead being focused on men with raised fists on the podium and a man falsely credited with being the first to win consecutive gold medals in the same event. In 2018, Tyus said, “I’d like for the world to know, it’s not how fast I ran, or how many medals I won. I want to think they’d remember me as a woman who had given all that she can offer and wanted to make a life a lot easier for other women and the women to come.” (ESPN)

Lis Hartel won the silver medal in the individual dressage in the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. This was the first year the Games allowed civilians and women to participate in this event and it is an event during which both men and women compete against each other. She was paralyzed by polio in 1944 while she was pregnant with her second child and doctors doubted that she could walk again. Through intensive rehabilitation, she eventually was able to walk with the aid of crutches, though she remained paralyzed below the knees. Without the use of these muscles, Hartel had to develop new techniques to direct her horse and had to be lifted on and off her horse. After her wins, Hartel founded the first therapeutic riding center in Europe. There are currently thousands of therapeutic riding centers worldwide that help people with physical, cognitive and emotional needs.

Nawal El Moutawakel, the only woman on the Moroccan team, won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles. She was the first female, Muslim, African-born, Moroccan athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.  She has worked with various athletic organizations and in 1997 became the first Muslim woman to be elected to the International Olympic Committee and in 2012, was elected a Vice-President of the IOC. In 2010, she won the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award for her work for women in sport. She continues to push for gender equality and says, “I’m proud that things have changed. The change is slow but it’s there. So we will continue pushing.” (Olympic Channel)

Learn more:

-Alicia Egashira
Eastlake Athletics

Eastlakewolves.org is our new source for schedules and standings.

Streaming Games

Individual Booster clubs are live streaming games. Please visit the Eastlake - Athletics webpage here to find out how to watch a game! Slowpitch and Varsity Football play tomorrow, both are linked on our website.

Fall in the Spring Competitions have Begun!

Read about it here.
Eastlake Club News

March in Morocco Event

Eastlake’s Ted-Ed club - with help by the French Honor Society - hosted two successful cultural exchanges on March 3rd and 10th for their March in Morocco event! These events were meant to follow up after the initial success of the first February 17th event. Eastlake students were able to practice their French and learn about Moroccan culture with students from Elaraki International School of Morocco. If you’re interested in potentially joining future events, please join the Remind by texting @eintl to 81010. Anyone can join and no French experience is required!

EHS BioClub

Eastlake BioClub is hosting a meeting Friday, March 19th with guest speaker Dr. Manoj Samata. Dr. Samanta will be discussing bioinformatics, a new and rising field, and also have a lot of labs planned out for future meetings to excite those interested in biology. Anyone is free to attend, and they can do so via https://linktr.ee/ehsbio. If you are interested in joining BioClub, make sure to fill out the membership form in the linktree, and join the remind by texting @ehsbio21 to 81010.

Judges Needed for EHS Computer Science Honor Society

Eastlake High school's Computer Science Honor Society is holding a district wide app-building competition for middle schools and would love to have any parent, teacher or other adult with some coding exprience interested in judging.

What to expect:
  • Grading middle school projects on a rubric
  • Looking through code written in various programming languages
  • Asynchronous judging the week of April 25th.

If you are interested complete a quick interest form

ICOA (Investment Clubs of America)

ICOA (Investment Clubs of America) is hosting a live event in which you can learn about asset classes, portfolio building, and financial advisors. The event will be presented by Shanis Windland: VP of Diversity at VMWare, Certified Public Accountant, former CFO at Heptio; and takes place on March 24th (Wednesday) from 4-5pm PST. Follow the links below to register and learn more!


Story Time - March 2021

To view in Stream or YouTube

-Kathleen Story
EHS Drama

Eastlake Drama Presents All The World's A Stage: A Cyber Shakespearean Soiree! Please join us on March 25th and 26th at 7pm for a virtual compilation of William Shakespears's most beloved scenes and monologues. We will have something for everyone: comedy, drama, history and more! This is a free event hosted through Microsoft Teams. See below for links:

Eastlake Counseling Center News

High School & Beyond Plan

Seniors! Remember to complete all the components of the High School and Beyond Plan. Last week, you all received an email about which lessons you still had remaining. The components of your HSBP should be submitted no later than March 26th to stay on track for graduation.
Please email Brett Muskavage (bmuskavage@lwsd.org) if you have any questions.

College & Career Center News

Eastlake Post-High School Guidebook
Find some of our best post-high school planning resources in a new Eastlake Post-High School Guidebook. It’s packed with resources, tips, and links for post-high school options, college planning to do’s, money matters, timelines and more.

Live Wednesday
Live Wednesday March 17, 2021, Business & Consulting Career Panel at 1:30 pm
The next virtual career panel features professionals from the world of business and consulting with guests: Lyndsey Zydel, Select Account Manager at Cisco; Kevin Creekmore, Entrepreneur and CEO at MoltenWorks; and Isaac Zorn, Senior Account Executive Manager at DreamBox Learning, Learn more about their career pathways + ask questions! Join us Live.

Scholarship Spotlight
Garrett J. Goodchild Achievement Award, Deadline March 15, 2021
As a memorial to Garrett J. Goodchild who passed away in 1996 prior to his senior year at Eastlake High School, family and friends established this $2500 award renewable up to four for an Eastlake or Redmond High School senior who plans to attend an independent college in Washington (Gonzaga U, Heritage U, Pacific Lutheran U, St. Martin's U, Seattle Pacific U, Seattle U, University of Puget Sound, Walla Walla U, Whitman College or Whitworth U) GPA 3.0+, leadership & community involvement. Demonstrated financial need is considered. *This scholarship currently has no applicants, please apply* Application.

Opportunity Spotlight
NACAC Virtual Performing & Visual Arts Fair, March 16, 2021 at 1 pm-5 pm
Are you a student interested in an arts major? Hear from admission advisors at more than 150 colleges and universities. Learn how to apply to music, dance, theater, fine art, and other college programs. Find out about scholarships, student life, and more by dropping into each college's virtual sessions or by asking questions via chat. Learn more.

Virtual Marine and Environmental Sciences College Fair, March 27, 2021 at 9 am-3 pm
The Ocean Institute’s Virtual Marine and Environmental Sciences College Fair includes presentations, small session chats, student and alumni panels, and exhibits focused on post high school, college and career opportunities.

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