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Dear Wolves,

Eastlake continues to support students in registering for classes with their sights set on the future. Our College and Career Guidance Specialist, Carol McGuigan, is key to these efforts. Below she explains how colleges want a well-rounded high school experience, where students don’t dabble in everything for the sake of a comprehensive resume, rather focus on quality and depth of experience and how those experiences prepare them to participate in a diverse, pluralistic society.

Wolf Strong Pack Strong

Chris Bede, Principal
Eastlake High School
College and Career Guidance Specialist
One of the questions we are often asked is how to balance course selection with other factors important in college and other admissions. Eastlake provides opportunities inside and outside the classroom to build competencies and experiences valued by a wide variety of postsecondary options. As a reference point, the University of Washington Seattle uses a holistic review process designed to yield a student body with intellectual and cultural vitality. Their academic assessment includes GPA, depth/breadth/progressive rigor of curriculum, positive grade trend, and strength of senior schedule. At the same time, UW and other schools value students who demonstrate cultural awareness, involvement in family/community/employment, and strong personal characteristics. At Eastlake, we build character, equity, and inclusion into our values and encourage students to think depth over breadth when it comes to activities. No matter your student’s next steps, a healthy balance of activities and academics (ranging from AP to Running Start to WANIC Skill Center and many others that fit your student’s needs and post high school plans) lays a foundation for individual and shared success at Eastlake and beyond.

Carol McGuigan | College and Career Readiness Specialist
Daily Schedule - Finals Week
Week of February 14th thru 18th No school February 17th thru 21st - Mid Winter break

To view upcoming weekly schedules visit the Eastlake website here.
News from the Den
Semester 1 Report Cards

Semester 1 report cards will be available through Skyward after 3pm on Tuesday, February 15th.
To View Report Cards:

  1. Log in to Skyward
  2. Select Portfolio: Under S1 Report Card 2022 you can view your students report card.

Attendance Reminder

A few reminders: To excuse your student’s absence(s), or tardiness please email only. Once you send an email to excuse your student, please allow 1-3 days for processing. If you have sent an email or a voicemail, you can disregard the automated call as it goes out automatically. This will allow time for me to catch up on messages should I fall behind or fall ill.

-Latisha Allen Eastlake Attendance Secretary
Student News
Wolf of the Month - January 2022

Wolf of the Month is a tradition at Eastlake recognizing excellence in students. This may include excellence in academics, effort, and citizenship. Every month students are nominated per category by their teachers/department. The Wolves of the Month will receive their recognition letter and certificate by the teacher that nominated them.

Congratulations to the Wolf of the Month Nominees for January 2022! Click here to view.
Student Stylus Laptop Pens

If your stylus pen needs a new battery you can get a replacement in the Library. If your stylus pen is broken or doesn’t work bring it to the Library and we will request a replacement. If you lost your stylus pen and want a replacement there is a $30.00 fine. Let Mrs. Story know you lost it and she will create the fine and request a replacement. If your stylus laptop pen is no longer attached to your laptop you can still use it, just be sure you keep track of it and don’t lose it.
Eastlake Athletics
Game Re-Caps

Read about the Wolves in action this past week here. Winter KingCo All League - Basketball

Winter KingCo All League - 2021-2022

Congratulations to the following Eastlake basketball players!

Boys Basketball

  • First Team - Will Woodward – KingCo Most Valuable Player
  • Second Team - Cooper Brown

Girls Basketball

Coach of the Year – Sara Goldie
  • First Team - Ava Schmidt
  • Second Team - Kaylia Jackson & Tatum Wood
  • Honorable Mention - Sofia Aluas
Cheer wins State Title

The Eastlake Cheer team wins the state championship in the Super Large Game Day Category! Congratulations to the team for all of your hard work!

Boys Soccer Interest Meeting

Wednesday February 25th @ 12:25 - Main Gym.

Spring Sports Begin February 28th

Visit the Eastlake website here for registration instructions and Spring sport information.

  • Badminton - girls - no cut
  • Baseball - boys - try-out
  • Fastpitch - girls - try-out
  • Golf - girls - try-out
  • Soccer - boys - try-out
  • Tennis - girls - no cut
  • Track & Field - coed - no cut

Make sure you are registered. All registration is done through FinalForms. Payment for non cut sports is open, payable here.

All spring sports begin on Monday February 28th!

Family and Individual Caps For Sports Fees

Do you have multiple students playing sports at EHS? Or, does your student do all three seasons of sports during the school year at EHS? Then make sure you are not over-paying. The Family Cap is $725 if all students are in sports at EHS, and the Individual Cap is $400. Please email with the names of your students if you believe you will reach one of the caps. We will assign you the right amount of payment so you don’t pay more than needed, or get your student signed up for FREE! (Note: Summer sport programs are not considered part of the three sport seasons and do not apply towards the caps.)
Eastlake Clubs
Visit the Clubs page on the EHS website for the most current list of Eastlake clubs.
Counseling News
Running Start Info Session

If you are interested in enrolling in Running Start for the 2022-2023 school year, attend one of the info sessions! Sessions are scheduled for February 23rd at 1pm or February 25 during Wolf Time A. All rising juniors and seniors are welcome to attend. Sessions are for students only and a link of the presentation will be posted by February 23rd for families to view. To learn more about Running Start, visit the website.
Civics Graduation Requirement

Civics Requirement: Counselors are getting a lot of questions form current juniors regarding the Civics requirement. For current juniors, Civics is embedded into the US History curriculum. If the student passed both semesters of US History, the Civics requirement has been met. This will be marked in Skyward as met, late fall of senior year.
Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Students can now enter their course selections in Skyward—this will close on 2/13 at 11:59 PM. If you missed this week’s registration presentations, you can view all of the information and materials here: Course Registration 2022-2023.

PE Requirement for Seniors – PE Plan!

Seniors, if you are meeting your PE requirement through the PE Alternative-Fitness Plan, there is only one more opportunity left to complete it. The next deadline is coming up March 2nd. Here is the link to all of the information you need: website
College and Career News - Carol McGuigan
On January 6th, the Society for Science announced the top 300 scholars in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. This year’s list of scholars includes two Eastlake students who have been recognized for their original scientific research:
Audrey Gruian
Project Title: ALDIN: An Intelligent, Stereoscopic Aerial Olfactory System for Autonomous Odor Localization
Christine Ye
Project Title: Inferring the Neutron Star Maximum Mass and Lower Mass Gap in Neutron Star–Black Hole Systems with Spin
The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from nearly 2,000 applications received from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and eight other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking, and promise as scientists as demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays, and recommendation. The 300 scholars hail from 185 American and international high schools in 37 states, China, Switzerland, and Singapore, including three homeschools. Each of the scholars, and their schools’ science departments, will be awarded $2,000.  

The full list of scholars can be viewed here.

On January 20th, Christine was also named a Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist. Christine will join 39 other finalists for a week-long competition in March to compete for more than $1.8 million in awards. Best of luck, Christine!
A full list of the 40 finalists can be viewed here.

Congratulations, Christine and Audrey!

Live Wednesday Virtual Career Panel First Responders 2/23 at 1:30 pm
Live Wednesday is off next week, but we’ll be back Wednesday 2/23 at 1:30 pm with a virtual career panel featuring first responders, including a firefighter/EMT and school resource officer. Join Live Event.

Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WANIC) Registration
For students interested in a 2022-23 academic year WANIC class, the application will open later this month (Date TBA). Learn more about WANIC through our WANIC General Information recording and WANIC DigiPen recording. During Eastlake’s registration, students register for a full 7-period Eastlake schedule. If approved for WANIC, counselors will work with students to adjust original schedule requests to accommodate their WANIC class. Remember that academic year WANIC requires students to be away from Eastlake for 4 class periods. For students interested in summer WANIC, the summer application typically opens after spring break.

Opportunity Spotlight

Sammamish Independent-Journalism Career Exploration Opportunity
This digital newspaper exposes students to the world of journalism as a potential career. Over the last year, reporters had a chance to interview the mayor, moderate a city council candidate debate, follow the Eastlake Little League team to the World Series, and crown a best holiday lights winner for the city. Explore this career pathway through volunteer roles such as reporters, podcast producer etc. Applications are open now. Click here for more details or email with questions.

Technovation International App Competition
Technovation Washington invites girls ages 10-18 from Washington to join them in participating in an international app competition.
About Technovation
Technovation is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers children and adults to become more confident leaders, creators and problem-solvers. Technovation offers interactive learning programs in which young people ages 10-18 and adults in their community learn how to use AI and app-based technologies to solve real-world problems. To learn more, visit

Registration for the global program is now open and accepting submissions through April 26, 2022. Last season, 104 girls from Washington joined the more than 5,400 girls around the world participating in Technovation Girls from across 62 countries. Supported by more than 3,500 mentors around the globe, participants developed mobile apps and startups addressing community problems spanning climate change and bullying to domestic violence and drug addiction. Girls participating in Washington will be supported by the chapter as they plan, develop, and build a mobile app addressing societal problems they care about.

EHS Girls Who Code will be working on submissions for the competition as a club. If you would like to join us, please fill out this survey to help us pair you with a team and brainstorm app ideas:

You can sign up for Technovation here ->

Questions? Contact:

Erica Merchant - Chapter Ambassador

Manya Dua – EHS Student Ambassador

Ananya Tripathi – EHS Student Ambassador
College and Career Calendar
Find the latest on events, contests, scholarships, and more on the College and Career Center calendar.
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