Coffee with Christine - Wednesday, May 25
Please join us for the last Coffee with Christine event this year on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 pm in the LW Commons. This coffee is primarily geared towards parents of next year’s freshman class, but all are welcome. Experienced parents are always helpful in answering questions, too! Grab your coffee and join us as we welcome new families, hear what’s happening at the school and have a chance to ask questions. There will also be a guided walking tour through the school, so please wear comfortable shoes.  Coffee with Christine - Wednesday, May 25 6 PM: In-person in the LW ... read full article
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Denise Ferguson 
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5/17/2022-5/25/2022

Nomination Committee Report
The 2022 Nomination Committee for Lake Washington High School PTSA is pleased to announce our nominations for the slate of officers for the 2022-2023 school year! Elections will take place at our next (virtual) membership meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 PM. President: OPEN Executive VP: OPEN Secretary: OPEN Treasurer: Susan Dietz VP, Student Programs: Judy Chiu VP, School Support: OPEN VP, Ways & Means: Janet Smith VP, Family & Community Engagement: Colleen Rutherford If you are interested in any of the open positions or have any questions about serving as part of our PTSA leadership team, please contact ... read full article
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Denise Ferguson 
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5/1/2022-6/30/2022

Senior Party tickets are on sale until June 1st!
The Class of 2022 Senior Party will be held in the evening of Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Graduation will be held at the UW Alaska Airline Arena from 6-8 PM. Check-in for the Senior Party will start at 9 PM at LWHS. The ticket price includes transportation to two venues, food, and a variety of entertainment to enjoy. Pick-up will be at 5:30 AM at LWHS. Please see our Senior Party Info page for more details.    Tickets are for sale online or in person - see below for details Purchasing tickets online You do not need to join PTSA ... read full article
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Denise Ferguson 
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12/18/2021-6/1/2022
March PTSA General Membership MeetingDenise Ferguson3/15/20223/16/2022
March PTSA General Membership Meeting
    TONIGHT: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 7:00 pm (virtual)   Our guest speaker is Nichole Swanger, LWHS College and Career Specialist, who will be talking about summer jobs and volunteer opportunities for high schoolers; Q&A to follow.   We’ll be presenting our mid-year financial review results. There will be time to socialize with and ask questions of fellow parents/guardians after the meeting.   Click here to join the meeting. Meeting documents are posted on our Meeting Documents  page. We hope you can join us!    Denise Ferguson , 2021-2022 LWHS PTSA President ... read full article
September General Membership meeting - this WednesdayDenise Ferguson9/26/20219/29/2021
September General Membership meeting - this Wednesday
You're invited to our first General Membership meeting of the school year!  Everyone is welcome to attend (but only members can vote).  Our first General Membership Meeting of the year will be on Wednesday,   September 29  beginning at  7:00 pm . During the virtual meeting, we will approve our May 2021 GM meeting minutes , budget and our standing rules . Our guest speaker, LWHS Principal Christine Bell, will provide a school update and answer your questions. We would appreciate questions for Principal Bell in advance – please email them to info@lwhsptsa.org  by September 28. Click here to join ... read full article
May General Membership MeetingDenise Ferguson5/16/20225/18/2022
May General Membership Meeting
Our final General Membership meeting of the year is this Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm. We will elect our officers and approve our budget for 2022-2023.  Our guest speakers will be School Resource Officer Storm Gehrke and LWHS PTSA Emergency Prep chairs Jennifer Malick and Mathew Wetmore.  Meeting links are posted on our website calendar or simply click here to join our May GMM. Meeting documents are on our Meeting Information page. We hope you can join us! Questions? Please email LWHS PTSA President Denise Ferguson .   ... read full article
Cap Decorating Supplies RequestedDenise Ferguson5/3/20225/11/2022
Cap Decorating Supplies Requested
Dear LWHS Parents,  We have okayed cap decorations for our seniors this year. We want to make cap decorating a fun event and we need your help securing supplies.  Cap decorating is planned for May 11th, from 1-2 PM (LEAP Wednesday) in the commons. I would love supplies, or donations, by Monday, May 9th.  Glue/fabric glue Scrapbook paper Paint pens Stickers (letters or cute icons!) Ribbon and washi tapes Fake flowers Foam letters Paint Markers, pens Glitter Other ideas?? Thank you in advance for any support you can provide. Also, if you are looking for ideas Pinterest is a great resource. ... read full article
Parent Ed: ALICE Exercise Explained Denise Ferguson3/29/20223/30/2022
Parent Ed: ALICE Exercise Explained
Wednesday, March 30, 7 PM - virtual; see below for link LWHS staff and students will be reviewing safety practices in March, specifically ALICE training. School Resource Officer Storm Gehrke will tell us more about this and other aspects of LWSD's safety and security plan during this Parent Ed event. We'll also be joined by our Emergency Prep chairs, Jennifer Malick and Mathew Wetmore.   Click here  to join the meeting.    Questions? Please email LWHS PTSA President Denise Ferguson . ... read full article
Sustainability ContestDenise Ferguson3/2/20224/1/2022
Sustainability Contest
Create a Slogan + Graphic for Earth Day (April 22 nd )  The Sustainability Chair is looking for a slogan to highlight the “green” goal for the year: Reuse . This is a great opportunity for students to inspire and remind others to think “green.”  This contest is open to all students. To enter, students are asked to create a slogan + graphic based on the theme: Reuse . The slogan should represent how students, their school or community can help reduce the amount of waste we produce and how that action can lead to change. As well, the student ... read full article
Recognize a FABULOUS Educator, Volunteer, or StudentDenise Ferguson5/1/20225/24/2022
Recognize a FABULOUS Educator, Volunteer, or Student
  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, MAY 24     Every year LWHS PTSA recognizes individuals and volunteers who have gone above and beyond for LWHS students and families. Please take a moment to nominate a candidate for one of the following awards: Golden Kang / Outstanding Educator - for an outstanding teacher or staff member  Golden Acorn - for an outstanding volunteer  Outstanding Advocate - for an outstanding advocate of all children  Outstanding Student Advocate - for a student who has made significant contributions in leadership and service  To nominate someone, please complete this short form and either email it ... read full article
SAT and ACT Practice tests in MarchDenise Ferguson2/14/20223/14/2022
SAT and ACT Practice tests in March
LWHS PTSA is pleased to offer spring sessions for the SAT and ACT practice tests with Princeton Review. The practice tests will continue to be conducted online due to COVID restrictions.  Students are given an access code that begins on the dates below – but the access code is good for 30 days. The practice tests are created from original SAT/ACT tests from past years. They are a great way for your student to get comfortable with the format and style of the SAT or ACT. Students who take the test will also be invited to a Strategy Session that provides tips and ... read full article
Coffee with Christine - Wednesday, May 25Denise Ferguson5/17/20225/25/2022
Coffee with Christine - Wednesday, May 25
Please join us for the last Coffee with Christine event this year on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 pm in the LW Commons. This coffee is primarily geared towards parents of next year’s freshman class, but all are welcome. Experienced parents are always helpful in answering questions, too! Grab your coffee and join us as we welcome new families, hear what’s happening at the school and have a chance to ask questions. There will also be a guided walking tour through the school, so please wear comfortable shoes.  Coffee with Christine - Wednesday, May 25 6 PM: In-person in the LW ... read full article
Nomination Committee ReportDenise Ferguson5/1/20226/30/2022
Nomination Committee Report
The 2022 Nomination Committee for Lake Washington High School PTSA is pleased to announce our nominations for the slate of officers for the 2022-2023 school year! Elections will take place at our next (virtual) membership meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 PM. President: OPEN Executive VP: OPEN Secretary: OPEN Treasurer: Susan Dietz VP, Student Programs: Judy Chiu VP, School Support: OPEN VP, Ways & Means: Janet Smith VP, Family & Community Engagement: Colleen Rutherford If you are interested in any of the open positions or have any questions about serving as part of our PTSA leadership team, please contact ... read full article
Senior Yard Sign and Car Decals for Sale until May 6Denise Ferguson3/19/20225/6/2022
Senior Yard Sign and Car Decals for Sale until May 6
  Custom Yard Signs for Class of 2022: Signs are 18" x 24" in size with an H-stake and cost $16. The sign can only accommodate a first name or a nickname. Car Decal for Class of 2022: Decals are 8" round and cost $11. There is no name on the car decal. Bundle and save! Order one yard sign and one car decal for $25! You may also make donations in any amount to support the Senior Party or purchase signs for students in need. Thank you! Click here to place your order. You do not need to be ... read full article
Moving Forward, Looking BackDenise Ferguson2/20/20223/5/2022
Moving Forward, Looking Back
After a particularly challenging two years, 2022 brings with it a few reasons to celebrate: It’s the 125th anniversary of the first meeting of the National Congress of Mothers, which formed the basis for what is now known as National PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. 2022 is the Centennial year for LWHS! Celebrations will continue throughout the year. LWHS PTSA will have been incorporated 35 years ago this June. All three LWSD levies on the Feb 2020 ballot are passing. LWHS PTSA thanks our membership and our community for voting in favor of them ... read full article
Parent Chat: Course Registration 2022-2023Denise Ferguson1/11/20221/13/2022
Parent Chat: Course Registration 2022-2023
  Join us for a Parent Chat about 2022-2023 Course registration! Students will be registering for next year's classes in homeroom on Thursday, January 20, and will be receiving information this week from school counselors about course offerings and the registration process. Counselors encourage us caregivers to talk with their students about course selection – and LWHS PTSA knows that you have your own questions too!  This Thursday's Parent Chat session gives parents an opportunity to ask questions and share their family experiences with different electives, AP classes, and other topics of interest. You can view last year’s Parent Chat ... read full article
SAT and ACT Practice testsDenise Ferguson12/9/20211/10/2022
SAT and ACT Practice tests
  Back by popular demand! LWHS PTSA is pleased to offer additional sessions for the SAT and ACT practice tests with Princeton Review. The practice tests will continue to be conducted online due to COVID restrictions.  Students are given an access code that begins on the dates below – but the access code is good for 30 days. The practice tests are created from original SAT/ACT tests from past years. They are a great way for your student to get comfortable with the format and style of the SAT or ACT. Students who take the test will also be invited to a Strategy ... read full article
November General Membership Meeting - virtualDenise Ferguson11/15/202111/17/2021
November General Membership Meeting - virtual
Our November General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Jon Holmen, LWSD Superintendent, and Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent, Business and Support Services , who will give an informational presentation on the 3 LWSD levies that will be on the February 2022 ballot. After the presentation, our membership will vote on whether to endorse and support the 3 LWSD ballot measures. We will also elect a VP of Ways and Means and the Nominating Committee. Bess Altamura, LWSD Social Worker from Evergreen Health , will join us for a short ... read full article
November Coffee with ChristineDenise Ferguson11/12/202111/18/2021
November Coffee with Christine
The next PTSA-sponsored “Coffee with Christine” will be  Thursday, November 18 . Come join other LWHS parents and community members for an open Q&A discussion with LWHS Principal Christine Bell. These informal gatherings will be held both virtually and in-person, with one in the morning and one in the evening (details below). The meetings last about an hour, but you are free to join late or leave early. Choose the attendance option that works best for you! Coffee with Christine - Thursday, November 18 8:30-9:30am: Virtual Teams Meeting 6:00-7:00pm: In person at LWHS with a walking tour. RSVP here   Details ... read full article
College Application Workshop: slots still available for Nov 15 UW application deadlineDenise Ferguson11/6/202111/15/2021
College Application Workshop: slots still available for Nov 15 UW application deadline
UW application deadline: November 15th Help us help your student with free essay support via Zoom! Reserve your spot now - spots are limited! Click here to sign up. Questions? Please contact Judy Shedd and April Creasey , CAW co-chairs. ... read full article
FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid TrainingDenise Ferguson11/3/202112/1/2021
FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD), in collaboration with Valley Cities, is providing  FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid training classes (each class takes place over two days) for interested adults living in King County. Attendees will learn how to assess and support children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing mental health or substance use challenges, and how to use the 5-step action plan to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. For more information or to register please click on the links below: November 9 & 10 from 9:30am to 12:15pm November 15 & 19 from 4:30 to ... read full article
Coffee with Christine - October 28Denise Ferguson10/21/202110/28/2021
Coffee with Christine - October 28
The next PTSA-sponsored “Coffee with Christine” will be  Thursday, October 28 . Come join other LWHS parents and community members for an open Q&A discussion with new LWHS Principal Christine Bell. These informal gatherings will be held both virtually and in-person, with one in the morning and one in the evening. The meetings last about an hour, but you are free to join late or leave early. Choose the attendance option that works best for you! Coffee with Christine - Thursday, October 28 8:30-9:30 am: In-person at LWHS Library 6:00-7:00 pm: Virtual Teams Meeting Click Here to Join ... read full article
Reflections Art CompetitionDenise Ferguson10/2/202111/1/2021
Reflections Art Competition
  Theme: I Will Change the World By...   Get your student’s creative juices flowing for this year’s Reflections competition. The theme is: I Will Change the World By… What is Reflections? A national arts competition offered through the LWHS PTSA.  Students enter a piece of art that goes through a judging process at the high school level with the potential to advance to the Council, State and National levels. More detail information, please check the following link: https://wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/ What are the Art Categories? Visual Arts (2D only), Music Composition, Photography, Literature, Film Production and Dance Choreography.  There is also ... read full article
Slides now available from the Welcome Event for New Students and Families of LWHSDenise Ferguson9/25/202110/24/2021
Slides now available from the Welcome Event for New Students and Families of LWHS
  Click  here to view the slides from that presentation. These slides will remain up all school year on our "For New Families" page. Click on the tab to the left to access it.  This presentation was designed for families of Freshmen and others who are new to our school community, but it has useful information for all families. It includes lots of information about the High School experience, both district-wide and specific to LWHS, and addresses some common questions.  Directions about how to activate the missing assignments alerts are in the slide presentation.  Questions? Please contact  Bea Joe, VP ... read full article
Welcome to LWHS! eventDenise Ferguson9/7/20219/23/2021
Welcome to LWHS! event
Looking for the correct registration link for the LWHS Welcome Event? It's below. The incorrect link was put up on Peachjar. We apologize for the error!   LWHS PTSA is pleased to present a live, virtual presentation designed for families of Freshmen and others who are new to our school community, although all Kangs are welcome to attend. We will cover lots of information about the high school experience, both district-wide and specific to LWHS, and answer common questions, including: What is different between middle and high school? Parent to school communication What to expect: keeping track of student work, ... read full article
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!Denise Ferguson8/31/20219/30/2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!
Greetings to our new families, and welcome back to those who are returning! After more than a year of remote learning, the start of this school year marks a return to in-person learning for many. Things will look a bit different this year, but some changes are cause for celebration: construction on the two new wings of LWHS is now complete, and we have a new principal, Christine Bell, to welcome to our school community! High school is an important time for us parents to be involved in our student's education, and as our students return to in-person learning, it ... read full article
Senior Party tickets are on sale until June 1st!Denise Ferguson12/18/20216/1/2022
Senior Party tickets are on sale until June 1st!
The Class of 2022 Senior Party will be held in the evening of Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Graduation will be held at the UW Alaska Airline Arena from 6-8 PM. Check-in for the Senior Party will start at 9 PM at LWHS. The ticket price includes transportation to two venues, food, and a variety of entertainment to enjoy. Pick-up will be at 5:30 AM at LWHS. Please see our Senior Party Info page for more details.    Tickets are for sale online or in person - see below for details Purchasing tickets online You do not need to join PTSA ... read full article