February 21, 2018 | Issue #13
School All Grades Seniors Events
Navigating The Path To College

From freshman year in high school to freshman year in college
Presenter: Anne Holmdahl
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 1, 12:00-1:30pm

Location: Lake Washington Resource Center

No registration required. Identical information offered at two events. High school students welcome too.


Anne is a former LWSD parent who has helped hundreds of families reduce the stress of college planning and increase opportunities for their students. In this presentation, she explains what colleges are looking for and how to help your student find success - and stay happy. She will give an overview of high school course planning, summer options, testing, financial aid and college selection.

Contact Rachel Dahl, Parent Ed Chair or Irene Neumann, Co-VP F.A.C.E., for more information or questions.


Sponsored by the LWSD and the LWPTSA Council

Life After High School: Adulting 101

Three hours of fantastic sessions preparing a student for life after graduation on Friday March 9 (no school) from 10am to 1pm at Redmond Community Center at Marymoore Village. Topics include:
  • Time Management Skills
  • Jobs and Resumes
  • Practice Job Interviews
  • Key Nutrition TIps
  • Banking & Taxes
Find additional information HERE and register at www.lwptsa.net to attend.
LWPTSA Council, Co-VP Family and Community Engagement
Connect and serve with PTSA

While we are just into the second half of this year, the groundwork is already being laid for PTSA activities for 2018-19! We would love to have your involvement! The Nominating Committee (Colette Ulloa, Dan Olson, Christy Hentges) is looking for people to serve in Board positions for PTSA; please CONTACT THEM if you are interested in getting involved or if there is someone you would like to recommend.
We also have many opportunities to help plan a variety of activities -- Senior Party, Senior Salute (while these are Senior events, we like to have non-Senior parents on the planning committees), Community building and outreach events, and more. Contact any of this year's leadership to find out more about how you can get involved!
LWHS PTSA Co-President
Thank You Mercury Coffee Co.

Mercury Coffee Co. helped our PTSA Staff Appreciation team show love to all our LW teachers and staff this week with a donation of a free beverage of choice for everyone! We appreciate the support of our community -- business and parents -- that allows us to appreciate the great work our staff does everyday!
LWHS PTSA Co-President
PTSA All Grades Seniors Events
Kang News ... What's the Story?

Did you know that LWHS students create and broadcast a weekly show of news and happenings at the school that students watch during their Roo time? You too can view these informative and often entertaining segments since they are posted on the LWHS Website. Find the CLIPS POSTED HERE.
From The Counseling Center


Registration for 2018-2019 Complete!

At this point, counselors have visited all freshman, sophomore, and junior classes; each student received a copy of his/her transcript and completed a credit check. Students were encouraged to check the course catalog (on line) as well as speak to their teachers if they were unsure whether to sign up for regular, honors or AP classes. All students registered on line on February 5 during Homeroom. Once students entered their classes on line, they turned in their registration forms to their teachers. Hopefully, students selected their classes carefully; they needed to select classes that fulfill graduation requirements and that they are interested in. Students will have an opportunity to view their class selections and make any corrections in early March.  Schedule changes in the fall are extremely difficult. To avoid that frustration, students always need to be very thoughtful and purposeful in their course selections.  


Reminder to Register for Advanced Placement Exams

Advanced Placement exams are scheduled for May 7 through May 18.   Registration will run from February 21 through March 7, until 1 pm. Students can pick up a registration packet from their AP teacher or from the Counseling Center. Included in this packet are the registration envelope, information handouts, and AP Bulletin. The cost is $96.00 per exam. Payment can be made one of two ways:


For those paying by cash/check: Students will return the envelope with the test fee enclosed to our bookkeeper. Students pay at the window by 1 pm on March 7. Checks are made payable to Lake Washington School District. Students need their school ID card with them when they pay for their exams. Registration is now complete.


For those students paying on line: Parents pay through their parent access account.  Students paying on line must print a copy of their receipt, place it in the completed envelope, and turn it in to Counseling by 1 pm on March 7. Registration will not be considered complete until we receive the envelope with receipt inside.


Students have been preparing all year for their exams. If they are unsure whether they should test, students should, of course, check with their individual subject teachers.

LWHS Counseling
Section: All GradesSECTION_ALL
PTSA School Seniors Events
LWHS Talent Show
We will be holding our annual Talent Show on Thursday March 8, 2018 at 6:30pm and tickets will be sold for $5. Auditions will be held on February 26th with a rehearsal on Wednesday March 7. If your child is interested and has a talent to show off, auditions will be held in room 262 (Ms. Moore's) on February 26th. We would also love to see parents get involved in the acts.
Please sign up in front of Ms. Moore's room (262) or use the sign up link on the lwhs_2018 Instagram.
Talent Show Committee
Tolo Dance - Donations Needed
Parents, if you can, please help make this evening a success by going to our sign-up genius website linked below and signing up to purchase an item on the list. The time that you would be able to deliver the item to LW would be from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Saturday 02/24/18.

This year's Tolo theme will be Tolovision. Students can pick any character or scene from a movie or T.V. show that they would like to dress up as. Students may bring a purse or coat since there is a coat check but backpacks are not recommended. Tolo will be on February 24, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. in the commons. Tickets will go on sale February 12 at an early bird special in which they will be $15 with ASB and $18 without ASB. Starting on February 19, tickets will be sold at regular price for $18 with ASB and $20 without ASB.

LWHS Junior Class Secretary
Fear Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests
LWHS PTSA is partnering with Princeton Review to give students an opportunity to take a low-cost,
practice SAT or ACT in a real test environment at school. These practice tests are available for all students but Juniors and interested Sophomores are highly encouraged to attend.
Upcoming test dates:
ACT on Sat March 24
--> ACT Registration Deadline: Tue 3/20
All tests are taken in the library from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and will give you the complete testing simulation.
Fear Free SAT/ACT Practice Testing Chair
How To Choose a Major:
Today! Wednesday Feb 21
Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores are invited to join us in the COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER at 12:40pm, right after school.

A college academic advisor will help your student learn about how, when and who can help choose a college major. What if your student isn't sure? What if they want to change majors? What if they want to double major? Encourage your student to come hear a current college advisor answer these questions and offer more information to help navigate this aspect of their college process.


Recommend this presentation to your student, they can join us with their questions and have a slice of pizza on us!


Upcoming Presentations:

February 28: College Opportunities in the Arts: Theater, Dance, Film, Music & Art

March 7: Choosing Engineering...is This the Major for You?


All presentations are held on Wednesdays after school at 12:40pm and last about 30 minutes. Presentations are open to all students at no cost. Registration is not required. Tell them to come hungry, because we provide pizza and snacks! We encourage parents to ask their kids what they learned at these are student-only presentations.


CLICK HERE to read the descriptions of our upcoming presentations.


Please contact Debbie Cossey or Judy Shedd with any questions.

College Application Workshop Chair
Section: SeniorsSECTION_ALL
PTSA School All Grades Events
2018 Louise Sheeley Scholarship - Applications Due March 16th

Applications for the LWHS PTSA Sheeley Scholarship are due in the Career Center by Friday, March 16, 2018. Seniors can pick up an application in the Career Center or on the LWHS PTSA website. The PTSA will award four $1,000 scholarships to LWHS Seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, involvement and service to the school and community, and a vision toward their future goals.
Sheeley Scholarships
LWPTSA Council Scholarship Program

The LWPTSA Council is pleased to announce its 2018 Scholarship Program! Please CLICK HERE to see details in the flyer and go to www.lwptsa.net to download the application. The deadline to turn in applications is Wednesday, April 18th!!

LW Council Scholarship Chair
PTSA School All Grades Seniors
Tolo Dance
Saturday Feb 24 @ 7-9pm (LWHS Commons)
Navigating The Path To College
Wednesday Feb 28 @ 6:30pm (Lake Washington Resource Center)
Thursday Mar 1 @ Noon (Lake Washington Resource Center)
Talent Show
Thursday Mar 8 @ 6:30pm
LEAP Day: No School
Friday Mar 9

Life After High School: Adulting 101
Friday Mar 9 @ 10am-1pm (Redmond Community Center)

LWPTSA Membership Meeting
Wednesday Mar 21 @ 7pm (LWHS Library)

Spring Break: No School
April 2 - 6

LWHS PTSA | 12033 N.E. 80th St. | Kirkland, WA 98033
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