May 30, 2018 | Issue #19
School All Grades Seniors Events
PTSA Positions Open for 2018-2019
While we have all of our Board positions filled for 2018-2019, we are still looking to fill some key chair positions. Take a look and if you are interested, please reach out to Each position comes with ample training. We would love to have you!

Newsletter Editor will prepare the Kang Crier every other week to keep Lake Washington High School parents informed about news and activities of the PTSA, school and district. The Kang Crier Editor manages the process of communicating with submission sources, collecting articles, and creating the newsletter with provided web-based software. 
Advocacy Chair will stay informed of PTA legislative priorities and relevant education legislation emerging during session. The chair will also stay informed about district policies and would support bond and levy measures. Other local advocacy opportunities might arise, such as with this year's walk out for gun safety, where LWHS PTSA provided a letter-writing opportunity for students. 

Parent Education Chair will coordinate speakers on topics of interest for the LWHS community. Often speakers will be invited to speak at the PTSA General Membership meetings or as needed. 
LWHS PTSA Co-Presidents
Free YES Mental Health Event

We are helping to pass on the word that Youth Eastside Services is holding an upcoming event "13 Reasons Why...To Have a Conversation with Your Child" that was developed in response to the release of the second season of 13 Reasons Why.


This is a free, educational event for parents that will facilitate a conversation around the second season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and offer parents resources to engage with their child on the topics of suicide, depression, and anxiety; and how our community and schools are responding to the increased risk. 


There will be four panelists: YES counselor Michelle Brode, Megan Kennedy from the University of Washington who has been developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan, Matt Gillingham Director of Student Services at Lake Washington School District, and Renee Jones and Cailyn Griffith from the Crisis Clinic.


The event is on Monday, June 4th, 6-7:3pm at the YES offices in Bellevue (right in Crossroads Park.) There is an RSVP (please see flyer for info).


Flyer with more information.

LWHS PTSA Co-VP of Communications
PTSA All Grades Seniors Events
AP Spanish Garage Sale
Mrs. Flores' AP Spanish class is hosting a garage sale to support the crisis in Venezuela. All of the proceeds will be going to Cuatro por Venezuela. The garage sale will be held at 9505 112th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033 on June 9th from 9am to 4pm. Bring your family, tell your friends, and help support the cause while finding some treasures on the way! If you can't come, donations are accepted through the GoFundMe site.
From The Counseling Center


Graduation Tickets

Each senior will receive 10 tickets during graduation rehearsal on June 18th. If you are expecting more than 10 guests, extra tickets can be picked up at that time from counselors.    


Senior Final Transcript Request

At the senior class meeting on Thursday, May 3 all seniors were given information on how to complete the "Final Transcript Request" form available online. Regardless where the student is headed after graduation, each senior must notify us of his/her plans. Even if students are unclear regarding their fall commitment, they should have a final transcript sent to their home address. Please check with your senior to make sure that this form has been submitted to the Counseling Center. Final transcripts will be mailed by July 1st.


Moving Over the Summer?

If your student does not plan to return to LWHS in the fall, s/he must withdraw from LWHS before we break for summer. Please contact Sarah Mebust in the Counseling Center for more information.

LWHS Counseling
Attendance Reminder


If your student is out 1-4 days for reasons other than being sick, they must fill out a pre-arranged absence form (page 1 only) at least a week in advance in order to ensure that the absences will be excused. If your student will be out 5 or more days for reasons other than being sick, they must fill out a pre-arranged absence form (pages 1 & 2) at least a week in advance, in order to ensure the absences will be excused.


When a student is out 5 or more days, the student needs to fill out also page 2 of the form, fill in the information as it pertains, list classes, parent needs to fill in how they plan to have their student stay on top of their studies while out, the student then will retrieve all the teacher's signatures and then retrieves the parent signature and then turns it into the attendance office for administrative approval. Page 2 also must need to be completed if the total number of days is 10 or more days. The process of filling out the pre-arranged absence form is also separate in that if your student had already informed teachers, they must also inform the attendance office. This line between Teachers and Attendance is 2 different areas.

Section: All GradesSECTION_ALL
PTSA School Seniors Events
Yearbook Props

Please take time to enjoy the 2017-2018 yearbook that will be distributed Wednesday, June 6th. The yearbook staff staff has taken time to create a photobook that has recorded the year for students, staff, and families to enjoy. As you look over the yearbook, please keep in mind that this is a student production and a labor of love. There will likely be mistakes, but please focus on the positive aspects of this 349-page creation and let your first comments be positive and appreciative. As with any sport, no one wants to be remembered for their errors, dropped passes, fumbled ball,or missed free throw.  


Please congratulate our yearbook staff for achieving the following this year: 

  • They completed all deadlines on time. 
  • Ninety percent of our student bodyis in the book three or more times. 
  • The photos, surveys, and designs have taken hours of labor and learning to produce. 

Thank you for all you've done to help us give birth to this colossal project:

Cheryl Aarnio, Noor Abdulhameed, Julia Anderson, Rebecca Brandao, Alexis Burgon (editor), Maddie Burns, Jaden Butler, Graham Godfrey (editor), Vivian Goodman, Rhys Heenan (co-editor in chief), Mohammed Jae, Sajeenaa Jebanathan, Jasmine Jimenez (co-editor in chief), Dominique Johnson, Chloe Lawrence (editor), Olivia Miller, Isabel Neumann, Sophia Neumann, Caitlyn Robison, Keri Tallorin, Lily Ulrich, Katie Wehrman, Dawn Wyatt (advisor) 

LWHS Yearbook

LWHS Yearbook
Class of 2021 Chipotle Fundraiser

The Class of 2021 is hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle in Totem Lake, Kirkland on Monday, June 11th from 4-8pm. 50% of all sales will go toward the Class of 2021 and their prom.  Just walk in and show THIS FLYER to the cashier, either electronically or on paper. Don't forget to go to Chipotle, in Kirkland on June 11th because not only will you get some tasty burritos but a percentage of what you buy goes towards the Class of 2021.

Class of 2021
Thanks for a great year!

We've wrapped up our 3rd year! Thanks to the support of the PTSA, faculty, staff, and dedicated volunteers, we reached 460 students with college application essay support for seniors in the fall and Spring presentations focused on helping freshman, sophomores and juniors with their college exploration process.


Here's a shout out to the people who made it happen:

  • Parents, you were the number one reason students showed up! Thank you for encouraging them to attend essay workshops and presentations. It worked!
  • Melanie Kristjanson, Career Specialist, for her consistent support, knowledge, tech skills and sense of humor!
  • Many thanks to our Essay Support Volunteers, we couldn't do it without them: Kirsten Abboud, Kate Cole, Martha Craig, Laurel Hair, Liz Hedreen, Valerie Horvath, Shannon Jones, Sarah Leonard, Debbie Ohman and Alison Thomas.
  • Thanks to Karen Peters for her Spring presentations support and amazing creative and design skills.
  • Yearlong support of the administration, Liz Courage, Librarian and her staff as well as Mili Nelson whose announcements helped us stay organized and operate smoothly.

We enjoy our work with the students and look forward to continuing next year. Please be on the look out, we'll keep you posted!

Thank you,

Spring Break 2019!


Get Excited for a cruise like no other (yes, a CRUISE). Experience the exotic plants and animals that you can't find ANYWHERE else in the WORLD!


Informational Meeting May 31, 6:30 pm


CLICK HERE for website with details.


CLICK HERE if you have questions.


Contacts: Mr. Palmer, Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Zydel


Ashley Zydel

Biology and AP Biology

Lake Washington High School

Section: SeniorsSECTION_ALL
PTSA School All Grades Events
Two Weeks Until Senior Salute
Seniors: Wear your cap and gown!
Join us Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 pm in the Gym for the 2018 Senior Salute! This traditional celebration of the graduating class includes a program from 6:30-7:30pm with musical performances, poems, student reflections and a brief speech by teacher Amy Sullivan. A reception and refreshments follow in the Commons from 7:30-8:30pm. Be sure to bring your camera as this is your best chance to take pictures of your graduate in cap and gown at LWHS. Seniors should check-in by 6:00pm in the auxiliary gym. They will stay there until it's time to proceed (or, for the processional) into the gym to music played by the LWHS Orchestra. Doors to guests open at 6:00pm. Parking can fill up, please allow adequate time.
RSVP: Please let us know how many people will be in your party: email the graduate's name, parent's name, accessibility needs, and number of guests -- not counting the graduate -- to
2018 Senior Salute Committee
Senior Breakfast Volunteers Needed

As we are fast approaching graduation, we are also planning for the many events to celebrate our seniors.  One of the ways we like to celebrate our seniors is by starting Graduation day with a hearty breakfast.  Seniors will be provided a delicious breakfast in the school commons at 8:00am on June 18th (Graduation Day) right before the graduation rehearsal held in the gym at 9:00am. The rehearsal is mandatory for seniors to participate in, in order to participate in the ceremony. This is a great opportunity for seniors to get some food, hang with friends, and relax before their big day gets busy.  We are reaching out as we need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up the breakfast.  The school is providing the supplies, but we need your helping hands.
If you would like to help out please use THIS SIGN UP GENIUS LINK.
Congrats Class of 2018 and Go Kangs!
Ms. Moore and Mr. Maddex
Class Advisors
Class of 2018
Senior Salute Refreshments Needed

Your help in providing refreshments for the Senior Salute would be greatly appreciated. Please sign up to contribute refreshments at Sign Up Genius. All donations should be dropped off at LWHS on June 14 in the COMMONS anytime from 2:30 to 6:00pm. 

Any questions, contact
LWHS PTSA Co-VP of Programs
Last Chance: Senior Party Tickets

Volunteers will be on campus during lunch on Thursday, June 7th to accept forms and payments for Senior Party tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 10th! Seniors who have already purchased their tickets can stop by that day with their parent-signed release form and sign up for a bus.


The price for a ticket is $200. Tickets include transportation, activities, entertainment, food and drinks all night long. Tickets are non-refundable. We would like every student to be able to come to the Senior Party! For information about scholarships, contact LWHS staff member JoDee Hull.


For more information on additional ways to purchase a ticket, plus necessary forms, view the seniors section on Contact Valerie Horvath with any questions.

LWHS PTSA Co-VP of Programs
Hey Seniors and Parents!
Graduation season is arriving and that means many events are coming up to celebrate all of the seniors' hard work to get to this point!


Senior Salute will be on Thursday, June 14th from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Gym, this event is optional but it is a great way to see your students and peers share their talents and passions in a more intimate setting then Graduation on June 18th (2pm at Key Arena). 
We will also have our Senior Sunset on June 17th, Sunday, the night before Graduation to bring together the end of our Senior Year, this will be on the football or baseball field at Sunset (TBD). 
Please share the dates with your family and remind your student(s). Email if you have any questions about Senior Events! 
Thank you!
Lauren Peterson and Senior Class Officers
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PTSA School All Grades Seniors
Senior Prom
Sat June 2 @8pm

Senior Salute
Thu June 14 @6:30pm

Mon June 18 @2pm

Senior Party
Mon June 18 after Graduation

Half-Day: Last Day of School
Thu June 21