November 15, 2017 | Issue #7
School All Grades Seniors Events
All are welcome -- PTSA Membership Meeting Tonight!

Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7-8:30pm in the LWHS Library for our next PTSA meeting.
Principal Christina Thomas will join us to present information and gather parent feedback about a "7-period day" being planned for fall 2018. We will also have speakers and information about the upcoming LWSD levies and bond. The evening will include a brief PTSA business meeting where we will elect a Nominating Committee and vote on whether our PTSA will endorse and support the upcoming levies and bond.

Co-Presidents of LWHS PTSA
New Facebook LWHS PTSA Discussion Group

The LWHS PTSA has created a closed discussion group on out Facebook Home Page, designed to facilitate discussion and information exchange among the LWHS community. Prospective members must be associated with LWHS to join this group and will be vetted.

We hope this group will allow the LWHS community to ask and receive information and tips about school events, school supplies, resources, what to expect each year, homework advise, etc.

All LWHS community members are encouraged to join the LWHS PTSA Discussion Group. Rules for the group are listed under the description on the community home page.
Co-VP of Communication for LWHS PTSA
Yes, there's still time for you to join the PTSA!

We've heard from several of you that you "keep meaning to join" the Lake Washington High School PTSA. We totally understand, there's still time, and we'd love to have you join. Our students benefit from a strong PTSA and becoming a member is the simplest way to participate. When you join LWHS PTSA, you: 
  • Show commitment to our school community - a big motivator to staff, students and volunteers
  • Join the largest child advocacy organization in the state, the WA State PTA (and National PTA too)
  • Gain access to the online student directory and receive discounts to FedEx Office, Great Wolf Lodge, Wild Waves and more
  • Get to vote on key decisions that affect the PTSA budget, programs, grants, scholarships etc.
You can join online and pay by credit card or pick up a membership form in the office and pay by check. Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it.

Membership for LWHS PTSA
PTSA All Grades Seniors Events
From The Counseling Center

College Applications
Students are responsible for providing addressed envelopes for transcripts. Test scores must be requested directly from the College Board or ACT.  Students are encouraged to submit their applications early and not wait until deadlines. Remember, December 1 is the cutoff date to request transcripts and to request the counselor complete any online School Report Form (i.e. through Common Application, SENDedu, Coalition) for January 1 due datesDirections for transcript submission are printed on the request form (available in the Counseling Center) and are also explained on the school's website. Students are reminded that the Counseling Center will be closed for winter break from 3 pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 until 7:30 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.   During this time, we are unable to respond to emails or phone calls, so please advise your senior student to have his/her college application questions answered prior to the winter closure.


Seniors Applying to UW
The application deadline is November 15. Students are encouraged NOT to wait until this date to submit their applications. The site slows considerably with so many students submitting their applications. De-stress and apply early!


Check It Out
The U.S. government mandated that all colleges that wish to continue distributing federal grants or loans must post net price calculators (NPC's) to their websites. By plugging in your financial numbers, you can see an approximate cost to attend a particular college.

LWHS Counseling
Just a friendly reminder that when your student will be out 1-4 days a pre-arranged absence form (page 1 only) needs to be turned into the attendance office at least 1 week in advance in order to have the absence excused. If your student will be out 5 or more days a pre-arranged absence form (page 1 & 2) will need to be signed by all teachers, parent and student and then turned into the attendance office at least 1 week in advance in order to have the absences excused.

Pre-arranged absence forms are available in the attendance office or on the LWHS website following the pathway of: Students/Families>Attendance>Under the Attendance section click on the* pre-arranged absence form.
Attendance Specialist
Section: All GradesSECTION_ALL
PTSA School Seniors Events
Auditions: Beauty and the Beast

Auditions for LWHS spring musical, Beauty and the Beast, will take place after school on Thursday November 16. Sign up to audition outside of room 272.

LWHS Theatre Arts
Poetry Slam

The LWHS student Poetry Slam takes place on Tuesday November 21 at 6:30pm in the LWHS theatre. This is a spoken word competition and exhibition of student created poetry. Some students compete with 3 poems each and some just deliver one poem that will not be in competition. The Slam is open to the public, but keep in mind that all poetry is personal and will cover several topics, so some material may not be suitable for all ages.

The Slam will be $5 admission with all proceeds going to the senior class for their prom fundraising.

LWHS English Department Chair
Almost, Maine

Escape with us on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter to the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend-almost-in this delightful midwinter night's dream. Presented through a series of gorgeous vignettes, see Lake Washington High School finest actors and crew tell this story at its 2017-2018 inaugural production.

Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2 at 7pm.
Tickets sold at the door starting at 6pm.
General Admission $8, Students w/ASB $5

LWHS Theatre Arts
Hello LW family,

The Senior Class is now selling LW lanyards after school on Fridays as well as at upcoming basketball games. They will be $10.00 each and are durable through our rainy Seattle weather.

If you have any questions about purchasing a lanyard please email

Class of 2018 Officers
Section: SeniorsSECTION_ALL
PTSA School All Grades Events
Senior Portrait Yearbook Deadline: Plan to be early.
Deadline: 11:59 pm on Fri, 1/5/18
We do not accept late submissions. No exceptions.
Plan to be early, and give yourself time to respond if something goes wrong.

Option 1
Do nothing and we will use the photo taken by our LifeTouch photographers.

Option 2
Upload one professional quality digital photo 
A confirmation email will be generated to the sender's address, make sure to check it and verify that the file uploaded successfully.

Option 3
Drop off a CD or USB, clearly labeled with the senior's legal name to Mili's desk, in the main office before the deadline. Make sure the file name is the student's legalExample: Lee, Karen.jpg (It's hard to know what to do with file names like IMG20380.jpg)

Senior Portrait Photo Requirements
  • Portrait orientation (tall not wide)
  • Acceptable file types: .jpg or .tiff
  • Resolution: 300 PPI minimum (the bigger the file size the better)
    • Examples: 600 x 900, 1800 x 2400, 2400 x 3600
  • Gestures and poses must be school appropriate
  • Attire must conform to LW dress code standards
Photo submission does not guarantee inclusion, see the requirements listed above. We do not accept hard copies, low resolution, or emailed files.
Fine Arts Department Chair and Yearbook Advisor
Senior Party Ticket Price Increase Jan 1st
Senior Party ticket prices go up on January 1st to $180 each!  Tickets are currently $165 through December 31st. Pay online with a credit card  or print out the registration form and pay with a check. Senior Party tickets make perfect Holiday presents for your teen.
PTSA volunteers will be selling tickets after school on Wednesday, December 6th and  during lunch on Friday, December 8 in the Commons. We are only able to accept cash or check for in-person ticket purchases. Questions?
VP of Programs for LWHS PTSA
Today's the Day: UW Deadline is Midnight Tonight!
College Application Workshop is here to help with essays and personal statements today (and every Wednesday!) after school in the College and Career Center AND every Thursday ROO Time in the Bistro (aka Outside the Library, Upstairs Commons and 2nd Floor Commons).

Please encourage your student drop by on Wednesdays and to use Flexisched to sign up for Thursday ROO Time. We hope to see them, help them, and feed them!

Remember, there is no cost to your student thanks to the LWHS PTSA!
College Application Workshop Chair
PTSA School All Grades Seniors
PTSA Meeting With Parent Education Speaker
Wednesday Nov 15 @7pm (LWHS Library)

Insights to Engineering and Manufacturing Careers
Wednesday Nov 15 @6:30pm (LWHS Commons)

LWHS Poetry Slam
Tuesday Nov 21 @6:30pm (LWHS PAC)

Thanksgiving Break
Early Dismissal: Wed Nov 22 @11am
No School: Thu Nov 23, Fri Nov 24

LWHS Drama: Almost, Maine
Friday Dec 1, Saturday Dec 2 @7pm (LWHS PAC)

Coffee With Christina
Wednesday Dec 6 @9am (LWHS Career Center)

Winter Break: No School
Break Starts: Monday Dec 18
School Begins: Tuesday Jan 2
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