November 29, 2017 | Issue #8
School All Grades Seniors Events
Support hungry students at LWHS
Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign, December 4-17

This school year 26 LW students are projected to need Pantry Packs each week so they do not go hungry during school weekends. The Pantry Packs program, powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, is a volunteer-run food assistance program that provides weekend food packs for hungry students. Over the years, it has grown to serve 43 schools in Lake Washington School District. As the district grows, so does the need. The number of hungry students has outpaced food drives and fundraisers. Therefore, Feed Washington, a local nonprofit partner of Pantry Packs is running the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign December 4-17. The online fundraiser seeks to fully fund the Pantry Packs program for 2017-2018.  
A donation of $25 will provide a hungry student with weekend food for a month.  It is a small amount with a big impact. The LW community must raise $3,850 to fully support its food insecure students. Our hope is that we -- as individuals and communities with so much at our disposal -- will contribute and ensure that none of the children in our schools comes to school hungry on Mondays. Please contact campaign manager Katy Philips at with any questions.   
Pantry Packs Volunteer Leadership Team
Reflections Arts Competition: Advancing to the Next Level

This year 54 students participated in the Reflections Arts Competition. There were many amazing entries reflecting an original and creative interpretation of this year's theme: Within Reach.

After judges reviewed each entry in its respective Arts category, 17 LWHS student artists are moving on to the Council level. In the Visual Arts category, congratulations to: Olivia Miller, Jun Tu, Madison Lewis, Aidan Toomre, Qijun Lou, Nicole Carpenter, Erin Glynn, Julia Anderson, Iris Arnan, and Annikki Laulainen. In the Visual Arts/Special Artist category, congratulations to: Chloe Good, Brian Cahall, Davonni Dobaj, Kaitlin Burns, Halli Young, and Alex Wong. In the Literature category, congratulations to: Kristina Nguyen.

Thank you to the following teachers for their encouragement and support of student success in the arts: Dawn Wyatt, Kim Wacker and Cathy McCreary.

Ms. Wyatt's Art Students - Row 1: Erin Glynn, Jun Tu, Aidan Toomre.
Row 2: Madison Lewis, Nicole Carpenter, Qijun "James" Lou, Julia Anderson, and Olivia Miller
LWHS PTSA Reflections Art Chair
Mark Your Calendar for the Reflections Art Show

The LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House will be on Friday, January 5 from 4-8 pm at the LWSD Resource Center. Come celebrate all the students, from primary grades through high school, who participated in the Council round of the Reflections Competition! All are welcome!
LWHS PTSA Reflections Art Chair
LWPTSA Council Awards
Nominations due: Mon Dec 11 

You know who they are - those amazing folks who continually lend their time and support to benefit the students, staff, school district and PTAs in our communities. Now is your opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments by submitting a LWPTSA Council Award nomination for awards that will be presented at our annual Founders' Day celebration.
  • Community Service Award
  • Community Outreach Award
  • Certificate of Special Service
  • Golden Acorn Award
  • Outstanding Educator Award
  • Outstanding Advocate Award
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Honorary Life Membership Award
Complete descriptions and more details are available on the Awards Nomination FormQuestions? Please email
PTSA All Grades Seniors Events
Lost & Found
HELP! LW's Lost and found pile in the Main Office is ALIVE and growing and needs some attention! Make sure to stop in and check out our line-up BEFORE December 1st, as all items will be donated after that date.
LWHS Receptionist
From The Counseling Center
Need Help Completing the FAFSA?
LWHS sponsored a Financial Aid Night on October 4. Our guest speaker reviewed the FAFSA and spent time answering questions from the audience. If you experience difficulty when you fill out the FAFSA, we encourage you to call the financial aid offices at any of our local community colleges or universities. They will be more than happy to help answer your questions. Again, it is important to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.  Colleges enforce deadlines and need your financial information as early as possible in order to give your student the best package. 
Freshman Presentation
During RooTime on December 14, all freshmen will attend a presentation in the gym.  They will report directly to the gym and will be released in time for Homeroom.
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
Loyalty Club's Holiday Baskets Food Drive

Loyalty is hosting our annual holiday baskets food drive for Rainier Valley Food Bank and Hopelink! We are accepting food donations from now until December 8thHere is a specific list of donations. This is a fun competition between each grade level. All food will be collected in the commons.
Loyalty Club Member
Spring Break: Ireland & Scotland

2018 spring break opportunity to Ireland and Scotland! Want to travel? Want to travel with your friends and or family!? Join us on our trip to Ireland and Scotland where we will be exploring the lands, learning about the history and culture of the locals and of course...eating all the amazing food along the way! We still have a couple slots left! Email or come see Ms. Day in room 232 before it's too late!
LWHS Visual Arts
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's 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
LWHS Lanyards For Sale

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: Use the LifeTouch photo
Do nothing and we will use the photo taken by our LifeTouch photographers.

Option 2: Upload by 11:59 on Fri, 1/5
Upload one professional quality digital photo 
Google Chrome appears to be the most reliable browser for this process. 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 by 3:00 PM on Friday, 1/5
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
Winter Break Fast Approaches!
Encourage your senior to wrap up that college application essay before break so they can have a stress free vacation! College Application Workshop provides trained volunteers to assist with essay and personal statement editing 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).

Remind your student that we are here to help! They can drop by on Wednesdays or use Flexisched to sign up for Thursday ROO Time. We hope to see them!

Pizza! Snacks! Chocolate!
College Application Workshop Chair
PTSA School All Grades Seniors
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

LW Council PTSA Reflections Art Show
Friday Jan 5 @4-8pm (LWSD Resource Center)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No School
Monday Jan 15

Last Day of First Semester
Friday Jan 26
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