Up Coming Events
May 24: Half-day, dismissal 11:40am (snow day makeup) * Bell schedule week of May 20 May 27: No School; Memorial Day * Bell schedule week of May 27 May 28: Full Day (snow day makeup) Jun 5: 2:30pm Volunteer Tea in LWHS Commons Jun 10-14: Finals week and graduation * Bell schedule week of Jun 10 Jun 14: 7:30pm LWHS Graduation at UW Alaska Airlines Arena Jun 19: No School; Juneteenth Jun 21: Last day of school, dismissal 11:40am * Bell schedule week of Jun 17 ... read full article
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Volunteer OpportunitiesShiree Wright1/18/20242/14/2024
Volunteer Opportunities
Donations needed for LWHS Staff Valentine Shortcake Bar Tue Feb 13th To Celebrate Valentine's Day and the love that we have for our teachers and staff, we would like to host a Shortcake Bar, resplendent with Strawberries, Blueberries, Shortcake and Brownies!!  The event will take place on Tuesday, February 13th.   Please drop off all items at the front office of LWHS by the end of day of Monday, February 12th. Questions? Contact  Beatrice Joe  and  Brandi Comstock Staff Appreciation 2023-2024: Valentine Shortcake Bar (signupgenius.com) ... read full article
Up Coming EventsShiree Wright9/14/20239/28/2024
Up Coming Events
May 24: Half-day, dismissal 11:40am (snow day makeup) * Bell schedule week of May 20 May 27: No School; Memorial Day * Bell schedule week of May 27 May 28: Full Day (snow day makeup) Jun 5: 2:30pm Volunteer Tea in LWHS Commons Jun 10-14: Finals week and graduation * Bell schedule week of Jun 10 Jun 14: 7:30pm LWHS Graduation at UW Alaska Airlines Arena Jun 19: No School; Juneteenth Jun 21: Last day of school, dismissal 11:40am * Bell schedule week of Jun 17 ... read full article
Join the PTSA!Andrea Knott9/2/20239/30/2023
Join the PTSA!
PTSA Membership Enrollment is now open!  SIGN UP HERE Learn more about what PTSA does HERE ... read full article
Subscribe to the Kang Crier!Andrea Knott8/27/20239/10/2023
Subscribe to the Kang Crier!
Did you receive the August 27th edition of the Kang Crier ? It's the first of the year, so if you didn't receive it, be sure to SUBSCRIBE HERE so that you never miss an issue!  ... read full article
Back to School ResourcesAndrea Knott8/23/20239/9/2023
Back to School Resources
Check out the LWHS website for helpful back-to-school resources and subscribe to the Kang Crier newsletter to stay informed!   ... read full article
2023-2024 First Week of School & New Bell SchedulesAndrea Knott6/23/20239/9/2023
2023-2024 First Week of School & New Bell Schedules
First Week of School 2023-2024 (Sept 5-8) 2023-2024 Official Bell Schedule   ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitiesShiree Wright5/22/20246/5/2024
Volunteer Opportunities
Reminder: Volunteer Request: Senior Farewell Chair CALLING ALL UNDERCLASSMEN FAMILIES: It is time to pay it forward; PTSA needs volunteers to help with Senior Farewell! Please contact  Colleen Rutherford , if you are interested in throwing a great party for Seniors and their families. PTSA provides a good budget and needs help with coordinating this time-honored event!   Senior Farewell provides an opportunity for all 2024 seniors and families, as well as LWHS staff, to connect and celebrate one final time as LWHS Kangs. Time and space limitations at the graduation ceremony prevent a reception; Senior Farewell provides a chance ... read full article
Senior Signs and Decals are here!Shiree Wright5/7/20245/21/2024
Senior Signs and Decals are here!
  When: Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th, 3:30-5pm What:  Senior Yard Signs and Decals  Where: In Front of LWHS Please come pick up your signs and decal in front of the school this Thursday and Friday! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation WeekShiree Wright4/24/20245/8/2024
Staff Appreciation Week
Donations Request: Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10th It’s All Hands On Deck for donations and volunteers for Staff Appreciation Week (May 6th to May 10th)!! Our biggest celebration for the staff will comprise of something special every day of the week:   Monday, May 6th: Star Wars breakfast (Revenge of the Sith); Tuesday, May 7th: Pizza and Salad lunch; Wednesday, May 8th: Gift cards/Raffle and Gift Day; Thursday, May 9th: Make Your Own Trail Mix! Friday, May 10th “Cinco-Cinco de Mayo (5 + 5 = the 10) luncheon.   Because we have five days to prepare for, there are lots of ... read full article
Senior Party Tickets on Sale Now!Shiree Wright2/1/20246/14/2024
Senior Party Tickets on Sale Now!
LWHS Senior Party 2024 The LWHS Senior Party is a fun-filled all-night party for the Class of 2024! This annual tradition is a chaperoned, drug- and alcohol-free celebration that provides a safe, once-in-a-lifetime evening for our graduates. It is a last chance for graduates to be together after the formality of the ceremony and before they go their separate ways for summer and beyond and relieves the stress of making plans! Selected venues for the party are top secret so as to surprise our Seniors!  Tickets are now $225  For More information, click here ... read full article
Fall Give and Honorariums Shiree Wright10/11/202310/25/2023
Fall Give and Honorariums
Application Deadline for Fall PTSA Grants is Friday, October 27th LWHS PTSA is excited to be able to support the Kang community by funding equipment and activities that will help to foster connection and learning. LWHS PTSA has funds to support grants for school staff and ASB clubs: The teacher/staff enrichment grants provide an opportunity for staff members to request funding to support programs, equipment, or other activities that will help enrich the educational experience at LWHS. ASB Club grants can support activities by funding equipment and participation at events.   If you would like to apply for a grant, ... read full article
LWHS PTSA Sponsored SAT/ACT Practice TestAndrea Knott8/27/20239/19/2023
LWHS PTSA Sponsored SAT/ACT Practice Test
LWHS PTSA is partnering with Princeton Review to give students the opportunity to take the SAT test just “for practice” at no cost. Students can take this practice test any number of times and the scores from these  do   not  go on their record. Students take the tests online at a date/time that is convenient within the time window below: SAT/ACT Practice: Online window Sept 23 – Oct 8 (Registration deadline Sept19) Note:  If your student has taken an earlier practice test, they can take it again. However, please note that the set of questions will be the same. ... read full article
Chaperones Need!Shiree Wright6/3/20246/14/2024
Chaperones Need!
The Senior Party needs 7 chaperones.   Are you able to pay it forward by supporting this night of fun?        The LWHS Senior Party is a fun-filled, all-night party for seniors presented by the LWHS PTSA! This annual tradition is a chaperoned, drug- and alcohol-free celebration that provides a safe, once-in-a-lifetime evening for our graduates.      The party is held immediately after graduation and chaperoned by parent volunteers. It is an inconvenient time for senior parents to volunteer at an all-night party (they have family in town, they are planning family graduation events, etc.).      ... read full article
Senior Signs and Decals now on Sale!Shiree Wright3/20/20244/30/2024
Senior Signs and Decals now on Sale!
Personalized Yard Signs and Car Decals to Celebrate Seniors Show pride for your graduating senior by purchasing a personalized yard sign and/or decal for your car! Order now through April 30th.   Custom Yard Signs for Class of 2024: Signs are 18" x 24" in size with an H-stake and cost $20. Please enter the name of the student as you wish it to appear on the sign. Sign can only accommodate a FIRST name or a nickname. Car Decal: Decals are 8" round and cost $15. There is no name on the car decal. Combined purchase of sign and ... read full article
Multicultural Night this FridayShiree Wright10/23/202310/28/2023
Multicultural Night this Friday
If you are interested in being a part of this night, the link to the survey for those interested in participating and/or attending is here:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=P2fUH5bfIUaGOKHYjEyF19RAVVLSuNFJlmL73OrgxrZURFlVTUlRVFNSNENNWEJRNEZGOEw1RU1RSC4u   We welcome all community members to join us and share their culture through food, art, music, storytelling or any other way meaningful to them.  We hope to see our diverse community fully represented in the commons on October 28 th  from 4-6pm!  While contributors may want to bring food, games or crafts, they do not need to plan an activity or bring anything in particular in order to participate- feel free to decorate ... read full article
2023-24 LWHS PTSA BoardAndrea Knott5/18/20239/9/2023
2023-24 LWHS PTSA Board
LWHS PTSA Board officers for the 2023-2024 school year, as voted in by LWHS PTSA General Membership are as follows: President: Colleen Rutherford Executive VP: Judy Chiu Secretary: Sue Dietz VP, Ways & Means: Ioana Hall Some Board and Committee roles have yet to be filled, so please reach out if you're interested in jumping into a leadership role to support this wonderful school community! You'll be given training and support from the Board and have access to a wide range of free training from the State and District PTSA organizations.  Open Board Positions: Treasurer | VP, Student Programs | ... read full article
Teacher, Volunteer, and Student NominationsShiree Wright5/10/20245/20/2024
Teacher, Volunteer, and Student Nominations
Recognize Your Favorite Teacher, Volunteer and Student     LWHS PTSA recognizes individuals and volunteers who have given outstanding, continued, and dedicated service to our LWHS community. Nominations can come from parents, teachers, staff members, students, and community members.  Nominate a candidate  for one of the following awards: Golden Acorn Award : This Award is presented to a volunteer in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youth. Outstanding Educator Award : This Award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their jobs. These educators make the ... read full article
National Honor SocietyShiree Wright4/24/20245/8/2024
National Honor Society
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Practice Tests, Register Now!Shiree Wright4/3/20244/24/2024
Practice Tests, Register Now!
Free SAT/ACT/AP Practice Tests - Register by April 24th LWHS PTSA is partnering with Princeton Review to give students the opportunity to take the SAT, ACT or a select group of AP exams “for practice” at no cost. Students can take these practice tests any number of times and the scores from these do not go on their record. AP practice tests include: AP World History AP US History AP US Government AP Statistics AP Physics 1 AP English Literature AP European History (course not offered at LWHS) AP English Language AP Chemistry AP Biology Register by April 24th here: " ... read full article
Thanks for the Donations!Shiree Wright3/20/20244/3/2024
Thanks for the Donations!
Thank You for Staff Appreciation Donations Thank you to all the families who volunteered and donated food items to make the “Luck O’ the Kangs” staff appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, March 13th a success! Feedback from the teachers and administration was glowing. The PTSA Staff Appreciation team could not have done it without this community's generosity. ... read full article
Scholarships AvailableShiree Wright3/20/20243/31/2024
Scholarships Available
Lake Washington PTSA Council’s 2024 Scholarship Program Lake Washington PTSA Council offers several student scholarships and two $500 staff scholarships each spring. This year's Student Scholarship Program will include 15 scholarships of $1,250 each: 8 Merit scholarships 1 LWEA/Teeley scholarship (funded by the LWEA) 2 Perseverance scholarships 1 Turnaround scholarship 1 Two-year, technical or vocational scholarship 2 At-large scholarships Applications for both staff and student scholarships are due by 11:59pm on Friday, March 29th. LWPTSA Council's Scholarship Program is funded by money raised at our annual scholarship fundraising auction, by annual donations from the 44 PTAs/PTSAs in the LWSD, the ... read full article
ReflectionsShiree Wright1/10/20241/19/2024
Reflections
PTSA   Reflections 2023-2024 - Three LWHS Students Advance to State LWHS PTSA had ten participants for Reflections 2023-2024; nine entries advanced to the council level competition, and now we have received word that three LWHS students have advanced to the state level. Congratulations! They are:   Erik Straka: Award of Excellence for Photography, title: Reaching for the Moon Jonho (Jacob) Lee: Award of Excellence for Visual art, title: A Young Man and a Shark Anvika Singhal: Award of Excellence for Music Composition, title: Endless    The Lake Washington PTSA Council would like to recognize the artistic achievements of the students within our school ... read full article
Amateur Photographers NeededShiree Wright11/29/20231/1/2024
Amateur Photographers Needed
Call for Volunteer Photographers! LWHS PTSA is looking for adults to provide brief senior portrait sessions for students in need.   We know many parents in our community are skilled amateur photographers: if that describes you, would you be willing to volunteer your time and talent to help seniors gain access to this tradition? Some seniors might not be able to afford portrait sessions, and your help could make a difference in their lives.   Our goal is to give these seniors a portrait that they would be able to use for the school yearbook...and also to give them a ... read full article
Senior Party VolunteersShiree Wright10/23/202311/6/2023
Senior Party Volunteers
Parents of Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors - We Need You! The Senior Party event needs you to pay it forward!   The LWHS PTSA Senior Party is looking for 15+ volunteers to help out at this June 2024 graduation day event. You can volunteer for the entire night or a portion of it. It is a great opportunity to pay it forward and to find out what Senior Party is all about!    For more information or to sign up, email  seniorparty@lwhsptsa.org .   Thank you! Michael Claiborne , LWHS PTSA Senior Party Co-Chair ... read full article
Donate Today!Shiree Wright10/11/202310/25/2023
Donate Today!
  Fundraising: Pass the Pouch Update A BIG THANK YOU to all the generous donations so far - we are just over 90% to our fundraising goal of $13800 from LWHS families and alumni. If you have not donated yet to LWHS PTSA, please consider doing so; your  donations now  will ensure funding for programs this year that benefit all students at LWHS.                                                                           ... read full article
Help with Grants CommitteeShiree Wright10/11/202310/25/2023
Help with Grants Committee
New Member Needed for Grants Committee   Do you have a small amount of time to help make a big impact for our school community?   We’re looking for a PTSA member to join the Grants Committee and help review grant applications from school staff and student clubs. We meet for about an hour in early November and February (and occasionally shorter meetings if applications are received at other times) to discuss the applications and prepare recommendations for the PTSA board.   Click  here  to find out more about the Grants program.   Interested? Please respond by end-of-day Friday, October ... read full article
Washington State PTA Student Programs & ReflectionsAndrea Knott6/29/20239/30/2023
Washington State PTA Student Programs & Reflections
The Reflections Art Contest is a National PTA program that encourages students to explore their creativity via various artistic mediums. The theme for the 2023-24 contest is “I am Hopeful Because…” The program is open to any student who attends a school with a PTA/PTSA in good standing. You can learn more about Reflections by visiting this page . Reflections is administered on the local level, so you will hear more details about due dates and submission policies from the LWHS PTSA early in the 2023-24 school year. Submissions are generally due in mid-autumn. The WSPTA Essay Contest encourages students ... read full article
RemindersShiree Wright1/10/20241/24/2024
Reminders
Reminders Student Directory Now Available The Lake Washington High School Student Directory is created by the Lake Washington High School PTSA as a member benefit. You must be a member of the PTSA in order to access the directory.   The directory is intended for use by LWHS students and their families only. This directory will not be given or sold to any commercial or charitable organization by the LWHS PTSA or its members. We only include student contact information authorized by a parent or guardian. Solicitations of any kind using phone numbers or emails are strictly forbidden.   LWHS ... read full article