Eastlake Credo: At Eastlake, through intentional actions, we create an environment where students and staff feel safe, appreciated and loved.This is Eastlake.This is home. This is family.
WSPS
Dear Wolves,

Next Wednesday at the PTSA General Membership Meeting, I will present some ideas on how we plan to build Eastlake back stronger than ever. We understand the difficulties of this past year, but sometimes disruption leads to positive change. I am hopeful that in the coming years we will take this opportunity to build a more flexible and personalized educational system. There is no secret to a successful school. Cultivate an incredible culture both inside and outside the classroom, deliver effective instruction in every class every day, and build systems that provide more support for students who need it. Inside the box of a traditional school, I believe Eastlake has done and incredible job meeting these goals. Now I hope we can start breaking down the walls of the box.

Here are some questions we are considering. Do all students need to attend school for six and a half hours a day? Does every class need to meet for 230 minutes of synchronous instructional time a week? How can we assess students in more meaningful ways? Can we implement more consistent, accurate and equitable grading practices that truly motivate students to learn? How do we use our new technologies to improve instruction and classroom organization, as well as enhance teacher and student collaboration? And most importantly…how do we minimize the number of students who are left behind or feel left out?

Our world has changed over the past year, and this is an exciting challenge and opportunity for Eastlake and the Lake Washington School District.
Wolf Strong, Pack Stronger!

Worksite Learning and Equivalency Credit

Is your student looking to earn credit in a different way than just sitting in class? Check out this information on Worksite Learning and Equivalency Credit. Student can earn credit for work, internships, or community service. Information on Worksite Learning can be found in our Course Catalog under CTE. For more information about registering for this course, please contact Brittanie Petersen (bpetersen@lwsd.org)

WSPS

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

EHS Daily Concurrent student schedule for the week of May 17th - 21st

Please note the EHS Concurrent Student Schedule for a regular 5 day week here

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

Parent/Student Access Into Eastlake During Open Hours - UPDATED

Enter the building at the top of the stairs by the bus zone.

  • Monday 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 9am-3pm
  • Friday 1pm-3pm

Technology Support - link here
Wolf Strong Week - May 17th thru 21st

What is Wolf Strong Week you may ask?

This is a week to appreciate Eastlake and celebrate the hard work your have put in this school year! As Eastlake students we use this week to recognize that every individual is a valuable part of the Eastlake Community. Throughout the week students will host a variety of activities during and after school for which all students and staff are encouraged to participate in.

  • On Monday we start with:  
  • Neon colors as our spirit wear 
  • We will host a community trash clean up right after school starting at 12:30 in the main parking lot
  • On Tuesday we have: 
  • Pajama Day- wear your coziest pj's  
  • Then, you will be able to get a snack in the hallways between Wolf Time’s 
  • We have one more opportunity for our community trash clean up right after school at 12:30 in the main parking lot
  • On Thursday we have
  • Thursgray- wear an all-gray outfit  
  • And lastly, on Friday we have: 
  • Class colors 
  • Freshmen wear White 
  • Sophomores wear Gray 
  • Jr’s wear Red 
  • Seniors wear Black 
  • Then, you will be able to get a snack in the hallways between Wolf Time’s
  • Make sure to check our social media for reminders on what events are going on next week! 

Wolf Strong Week Whole School Art Project

As part of Wolf Strong Week, we are doing a whole school art project. Students will all receive a yellow envelope in their mailbox at home. Inside the envelope, they’ll find a pre-paid post card with a paw print on it. They will decorate the paw print and send it back. We will then collect all the cards and assemble them into something beautiful. Please encourage your students to participate and send their post cards back by next Friday, May 21st.
Raffle Baskets for Wolf Strong Week

To celebrate wolf strong week we’ve created 3 raffle baskets! Students can enter for one they wish to be chosen for. Click this link: https://tinyurl.com/ehsstudentraffle to select what basket you would like to win! Raffle will close Wednesday the 19th at 11:59pm and a winner will be chosen on Thursday the 20th.

Help us Keep our School Clean!

On Monday the 17th and Tuesday the 18th, join us for a trash clean-up in the parking lot! Lets make our parking lot beautiful! On both days, the trash clean-up will be from 12:30 to 12:50.
Eastlake High School Welcome to the Pack Event

Eastlake High School is holding its annual Welcome to the Pack event for incoming 9th graders (Class of 2025) on Wednesday, May 26th from 6:00 – 8:00PM. The event will include tours of the school, information on clubs and athletics, music from different performing groups, and more! If you are a current 8th grader who is planning on going to Eastlake next year and are interested in attending this event, please fill out this Form by Monday, May 10th, to RSVP.
Masks are Still Required at School
 
On May 13th the CDC said fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or practice social distancing while indoors. Some people wondered if this applies to our schools. The Washington State Department of Health still requires masks for everyone inside a K-12 school, so we need everyone to continue following our state’s requirement.
Vaccination Clinic at Eastlake & Juanita

The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will be running COVID vaccination clinics on the dates below at our comprehensive high schools. We will be sending out communication to families regarding registration for students 12 and up, communication will be forwarded to DLT as well. SVNA has capacity to vaccinate more than 4,000 students. Flyer here.
  • Saturday, May 22, 8:30-4:30 (Juanita High School, Redmond High School) 
  • Sunday, May 23, 8:30-4:30 (Eastlake High School, Lake Washington High School)
Equity at Eastlake

As you may know, we are currently observing the Holy month of Ramadan where Muslims worldwide fast from sunrise to sunset for thirty days. It is a spiritual journey to bring us closer to god. Because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, Ramadan and Eid fall about two weeks earlier on the Gregorian calendar each year. The month of Ramadan is important for Muslims because this is the time the Quran was revealed.

At the end of the thirty days of fasting we celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. The celebration includes special Salah (prayer), sharing meals, and spending time with family and friends. Muslims are also encouraged to perform acts of charity and give back to the community. It is forbidden to fast on the day of Eid Al Fitr, and before you are allowed to participate in Eid prayers you are required to perform an act of charity, specifically giving money to the poor which is called Zakat al Fitr. Traditionally Eid prayers are performed in congregation first thing in the morning. Depending on the size of the community the prayers are held in a mosque, community center, or even a park. After Eid Prayers, there is a khutbah (sermon) and a Dua (supplication) where Muslims ask for mercy and blessings for everyone in the world. Afterwards, Muslims visit friends and family and participate in community celebrations. Children traditionally receive presents and candy from family and members of the community.

This year Eid is expected to be on Thursday May 13th. Students who are celebrating Eid this year will be spending this day connecting with family. Normally, we would also be celebrating with the Muslim community and extended family members. Due to the current pandemic, we are unable to congregate as we usually would and so for a second year we will be celebrating Eid in a more isolated way. This is difficult for many of us.

Here are some ways you can support your community:

  • Wish them Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid)
  • If you have any questions about Ramadan or Eid, please contact the MSA for more information

Thank You and Ramadan Mubarak,
Eastlake Muslim Student Association
Seniors - Class of 2021

Check your LWSD Email

Please make sure to your LWSD email inbox or check the clutter/junk folder on email account for an important email with the subject line reading "name pronunciation" dated May 13th.

Important Dates for Seniors - here


Seniors - Nominate a Teacher to Speak at Graduation

Please nominate one teacher to speak at graduation. Complete the form here. Only one vote per student. Please complete this no later than May 19th.

Return of Library Books,Text Books and Laptops

Seniors can turn in items to the EHS Library: library books, textbooks, laptop, charger any of these following days/times when you no longer need them according to the needs of your class work and final exam schedule. If you need something until the end of the school day Tuesday June 8th then turn in everything after school that day or on Wednesday June 9th. Use the student directions for your Destiny account to log in and see what has been checked out to you and compare the barcodes. If they don’t match please contact kastory@lwsd.org. Also it is great if you can wrap your own laptop power cord before you turn it in. Here is a video to show you how YouTube link Power Cord Stream Link Power Cord
Seniors Turn in Items
  • Monday June 7th 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tuesday June 8th 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday June 9th 9:00am – 3:00pm

-Kathleen Story
Wolf of the Month - April 2021

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 in the mail.

Congratulations to the Wolf of the Month Nominees for April 2021 Click here to view.
Library

Early Bird Textbook Roll In

Remote students can turn in textbooks they no longer need to the EHS Library any time EHS is open for Building Hours (Monday and Friday 1-3, Wednesday 9-3). Turning in any books they are no longer using now if this is possible is a great idea. In Person students can turn in any textbooks they no longer need to the EHS Library Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri between 7am and 1pm on campus at the EHS Library. Some teachers may sign up to do this as a class during class time. But any students can turn them in whenever the EHS Library is open. One thing that will help students prepare for Roll In and self-regulate is if they use the attached instructions to log into their own Destiny account and compare the barcodes of their items to what is in the system and contact Kathleen Story kastory@lwsd.org if they have questions. This Early Bird Textbook Roll In is available now and until June 4th. After June 4th any students should turn in their textbooks when they turn in their laptop and charger in the Library and more details about that are on the way.

Summer School and Laptops

If you are going to be doing LWSD Summer School and/or WANIC classes please contact the EHS Library to let Mrs. Story know. You will be put on a list of students allowed to keep their laptops for the summer and contacted later about when to turn them in for remiaging for the 2021-2022 school year.

Check Your Account

Students can use these instructions to log into and see what is checked out to you in the Destiny system for the Library. You can see Library Books, Textbooks, and equipment. Compare what you actually have to what it says in Destiny. Email Mrs. Story if you have any questions or notice any barcodes that don’t match kastory@lwsd.org
Eastlake Athletics


Spring Sport Schedules
Eastlake Sports schedules are found on Eastlakewolves.org

Eastlake Club News

Eastlake DECA Members Earn Recognition at DECA’s Virtual International Career Development Conference

Eastlake’s DECA season is coming to a close after a strong finish by members at the virtual International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Forty-nine members attended ICDC with 37 competitors and 12 academy attendees.  In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in a series of leadership sessions, watched an interview with keynote Marcus Lemonis from CNBC’s The Profit, and streamed video presentations provided by more than 50 internationally recognized businesses-more
Aw Snap Improv Team Presents - Am Improv Show

Eastlake High school's Aw Snap Imrpov Team presents AN IMPROV SHOW!

Friday May 14th at 7:00 PM

Join us for a night of laughter by clicking on the link below:


Would you like to make suggestions about what we are going to perform about? Follow our Instagram page @eastlakedrama and on the days leading up to the show we will be asking YOU for your input!

-Adam Richardson

FREE Educational Resource from Youth Eastside Services
Join us on a Saturday for our virtual Alcohol Drug Education Class. This is a great way for parents and students (12-19 y.o.) to gain information, education, healthy coping tools & skills. Learn about the dangers of substance abuse trends, effects of substances on the developing body and brain (including the dangers of mixing substances), how to get help and where to turn for help for both substance use & mental health issues.

Thank you for spreading the word about this important resource! Go to youtheastsideservices.org/adec to register for this FREE educational opportunity for parents and students. Upcoming class dates: May 22 or June 19 from 9:30am-12:30pm on zoom. Questions? Contact Andrea Frost at 425-747-4937 or andreaf@youtheastsideservices.org
Counseling Center News

AP Testing

  • Please be sure to login to your College Board account to view your AP test/s dates to make sure your testing dates are accurate. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Strange at jstrange@lwsd.org. Please Note: for anyone who requested LATE June testing, your account will show the regular June dates, right now, NOT the late testing dates yet, as College Board is still working on the late -June testing dates. When the late-June testing dates are available, we will be able to switch it to the later date.


  • AP digital test installers are available for all high school devices!! Please be sure to download the installer you will need for your AP digital exam. For all students taking an AP digital exam: The installer for College Board Digital AP Exams – v0.9.1 was able to be fully automated. It is therefore a fairly simple process for users to just installing the software from Software Center. We have included a guide for this as an extra precaution, but most users should already know how to install software from Software Center. (See this link: College Board Digital AP Exams Install Guide

  • For students taking the Japanese/Chinese exam: The installer for College Board Digital AP Exams – Japanese/Chinese is more complicated. The attached guide has been drafted with pictures and tips to help ensure users are as successful as possible. (See this link: Japanese Chinese AP Exam Install Guide)

NCAA Student Athlete Updates
The NCAA Eligibility Center extended its COVID-19 initial eligibility policies for student-athletes who initially enroll full-time during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. To learn more about these changes, please visit HERE. Here are a couple of additional resources for you to review:


Hidden Gems History Club

This is a free after school program for K-12 students in the Lake Washington School District who identify as Black, African, African American, Afro Latina/a/x, Afro Asian, Caribbean, etc.

Start date: May 12th
End date: June 18th. (The start dates of sessions 3 and 4 may vary depending on enrollment).
Gems History will provide students with:
  • An opportunity to increase their knowledge of Black history. 
  • A safe and supported space for shared lived experiences and build rapport with other students within the district who are of Black/African descent.
  • An opportunity to celebrate their culture, learn about the richness of Black history and how Black people have impacted the world.
  • An opportunity to see themselves reflected in the curriculum. 
  • An opportunity to form mentor-ship relationships with instructors.
  • An opportunity to unpack the nuances of Blackness.

College & Career Center News

CTE Dual Credit: Registration + Q&A Sessions
Pacific NW College Credit provides students with the opportunity to earn dual high school and college credit for eligible Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses taught here at Eastlake. To earn college credit, students must register while taking the class, pay the non-refundable $50 annual consortium fee by June 15TH, and receive a grade of “B” or higher in the class. See Eastlake eligible classes.

PNW College Credit is offering several video information sessions to answer questions about the CTE Dual Credit program and assist students in navigating the CTE Dual Credit registration website. The first half hour of each session will provide an overview of the CTE Dual Credit program & the PNW College Credit consortium with answers to your general questions. The second half hour will be a step-by-step walk through of the registration system including how to create an account and how to register/add eligible class(es). Choose an info session date (PDF) and join via this CTE Dual Credit Info Session Teams Link.

College and Career Calendar
Find the latest on events, contests, scholarships and more on the College and Career Center calendar.
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Main office (425) 936-1500
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