Lake Washington High School, Kirkland, WA
PTSA Local Unit 2.8.95

Kang Crier
May 21, 2014
Issue No. 17
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In This Issue
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PTSA General Membership Mtg (with Officer Rob King Speaking on Drug & Alcohol Awareness)
Tonight! Wednesday, May 21, 6:30pm LWHS Library
Parent Ed - What Parents Need to Know about Bullying, Harassment and Cyber-safety
Wednesday, May 21, 7-9pm, LWSD Resource Ctr.
Football Team Dates (see below)
LEAP Day & Memorial Day - No School
Friday, May 23 & Monday, May 26
Senior Salute Ticket RSVP Deadline (see below)
Sunday, May 25
Special Needs Group Parent Ed. Presentation
Tuesday, May 27, 7-8:30pm, LWSD Resource Ctr.
Yearbook Distribution
Friday, June 6
Senior Salute (formerly Baccalaureate)
Thursday, June 12, 7pm, LWHS Theatre
LWHS Graduation
Monday, June 16, 8pm, Key Arena, Seattle 
Senior All-Night Party
Immediately following graduation
Last Day of School (half day)
Wednesday, June 18


Picture Day/ASB Cards/Laptop Rollout 
Tuesday August 19th
9th Grade: 8-11am, 10th Grade: 12-3pm
Wednesday August 20th
11th Grade: 8-11am, 12th Grade: 12-3pm
LW Football Fundraiser - Auction
Friday, August 22, Kirkland F.O.E.
Freshman Orientation
Wednesday, August 27
Back to School BBQ
Wednesday evening, August 27
First Day of School 
Tuesday, Sept. 2


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LWHS PTSA General Membership Meeting
Tonight!!! Wednesday, May 21, 6:30pm, LWHS Library
Guest Speaker: Officer Rob King - Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Please join us for the last general membership meeting of the year. We will be asking our membership to approve the 2014-15 budget, goals and standing rules.


After the meeting, Officer Rob King will be speaking on Teen Drug and Alcohol Awareness. You do not have to be a member to attend - all are welcome!

Letter from President Julie Peterson 

We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row Lake Washington High School PTSA received the Standards of Excellence Silver Level Award at the Washington State PTA's 101st Annual Convention at the Bellevue Hyatt on April 25, 2014. This award acknowledges your PTSA's use of best practices in child-centered goals and activities, financial matters, and ongoing leader training. This award is something we work toward all year long and demonstrates our commitment to excellence in everything we do. We are proud to be an award winning PTSA in an award winning school!


A big thank you to all of our volunteers. We appreciate all the little things you do for the school and our children. We couldn't do it without you. We are actively seeking chairpersons and committee members for next year. Please contact us through our website if you are interested or contact any member of the board directly. Many roles do not take much time and all can be shared with a friend. No matter how small, they all help make LWHS a better school and place for our children!


Senior families, please join us for Senior Salute on Thursday, June 12 from 7-9pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved - see the article in this Kang Crier for more information. This event is produced by the PTSA to honor and bid farewell to our seniors each year. This inspirational and intimate event will feature music performed by our orchestra, choir, and soloists; speeches by students; and a Keynote speech by Jeff Burnside, LWHS Class of '75 and KOMO News Senior Investigative Reporter.


Also for seniors, don't miss the opportunity to join your classmates for the all night Senior Party! Tickets are still available but are limited. Check our website for more info.  


It is not too late to join your LWHS PTSA. We welcome new members all year long. Join online at


Please join us tonight for our last General Membership Meeting of the year at 6:30pm in the library. We will be voting on next year's budget, goals, and standing rules and our own Officer King will be speaking on Teen Drug & Alcohol Awareness. All are welcome!


Julie Peterson

President, LWHS PTSA


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Senior Saluteseniorsalute 
A Cordial Invitation to LWHS Seniors and Families
Reserve your seats by May 25th 
Join us in the LWHS Theatre for an inspirational and intimate celebration for graduating students and their families. There will be music performed by our orchestra, choir, and soloists; speeches by students; and a Keynote speech by Jeff Burnside, LWHS Class of '75 and KOMO News Senior Investigative Reporter.

Refreshments will be served immediately following, in the LWHS Commons.

When: Thursday, June 12th, 7-9 pm
Where: Lake Washington HS Theatre
Dress: Seniors wear caps and gowns
RSVP: Email name of student, name of parent, and number of tickets. Due to limited seating each student can get up to 4 complimentary tickets. (Do not include your senior in the count.) Tell us if you need more tickets and we will contact you if there are more available. Admission is free.

Tickets are available on a first-come-basis, so RSVP TODAY!
RSVP by email by MAY 25th.

It is a great opportunity to take pictures of your student with family and friends, while dressed in caps and gowns. Student art will be on display in the commons. 

If you have questions please email This event is sponsored by the LWHS PTSA.
View the flyer. 

2014 Senior Party Update seniorparty

Tickets on Sale 

Over 155 Seniors have purchased their tickets for this once in a lifetime event with great venues, entertainment and food! More importantly, this is a safe, alcohol- and drug-free event. Tickets are $180 and include transportation. Click here for more information and the form. Don't miss out!


Bus Assignments and Paperwork

If your Senior has already purchased a ticket, you should have received a Hold Harmless agreement by email. Filling this form out is their ticket to signing up for one of 4 buses to be with their friends on party night. 80 students have already claimed their seats on their bus of choice.


We will be taking forms and requests for bus assignments at lunch on the following days:


Thursday, May 22nd

Friday, May 30th

Friday, June 6th    

Friday, June 13th


Contact for more information or questions.


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LWHS PTSA Receives 'Standards of Excellence' Award from WA State PTA  

The LWHS PTSA received the 'Standards of Excellence' Silver Level Award at the Washington State PTA's 101st Annual Convention at the Bellevue Hyatt on April 25, 2014. This award acknowledges the group's use of best practices in child-centered goals and activities, financial matters, and ongoing leader training. 
Congratulations and thanks go to PTSA President Julie Peterson for her hard work in putting together the extensive submission documents necessary for entering this competition and for her work over the last two years making sure that the LWHS PTSA met the standards required to win this prestigious award.
Get Involved! LWHS PTSA Has Open Positions for 2014-2015

Are you interested in getting more involved in your student's school? Participating in PTSA is a great way to learn more about your child's school, get connected with like-minded parents, and do something positive for the school. The LWHS PTSA is on the lookout for volunteers to fill the following chair positions:

Membership - With the online membership capability with our new PTSA website, this job is becoming less about data entry and more about marketing. Late summer/early Fall is the busiest time for this chair. Membership chair attends monthly PTSA board meetings. Contact Co-VP of Communications Karen Tollefson for more information.

Parent Ed Coordinator - Have good ideas for speakers that we could offer at our General Membership Meetings? This chair works with the board to plan for five speakers throughout the year. Contact Co-VP of Communications Karen Tollefson for more information.

Special Needs Liaison - This chair provides a bridge between LWHS PTSA and the Special Needs Community. Can be a large or small role. Contact Co-VP of Communications Karen Tollefson.

Interested in volunteering, but not sure if these positions are quite what you are looking for? Contact Co-VP Communications Liz Hedreen for more information about other open positions.
Kang Crier Info

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Information about Privacy Issues & the Kang Crier to Consider Next Fall
Every August/September in the First Day packet parents/guardians receive a form from the District called "Directory Withhold Form - SS100", where you have the opportunity to check boxes labelled "Withhold [your child's name or image] From Public Release" and "Withhold [your child's name or image] From District Use". If you check those boxes, your child will not be listed in the Kang Crier, nor will any photos including their image be published. If your child is in a group photo, then that photo will not be used. The Kang Crier newsletter primarily goes out to LWHS families, but any member of the public can go to our LWHS PTSA website and sign up to receive the Crier, and we also archive our newsletter on that website, which is accessible to the public. 
If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the Kang Crier editors Liz Hedreen or Jeanine Lewis at

Thank you for your support this year as we refine our new online format. Look for your first Kang Crier of the 2014-2015 school year sometime in August!

Your Kang Crier Editors,
Liz Hedreen & Jeanine Lewis

LW Staff Appreciation Week 
LW's PTSA provided themed daily treats for National Teachers' Week. The Staff Appreciation Team kicked off the week with Taco Monday serving a delicious taco lunch; Tuesday was tasty munchies and snacks; and Watermelon Wednesday was a morning of fruit and breakfast items with, of course, lots of watermelon slices. On Thirsty Thursday, staff was given a canned drink to enjoy and Friday was sweet treats to round out the variety of enjoyable goodies. 
It is never too late to show teachers and staff members that we really appreciate them. Show your gratitude with such ideas as a hand-written note, an item from the Wish List (on the PTSA website), a gift card, homemade cookies, etc. There are so many other ways to show you care! As the Nike slogan goes, "JUST DO IT! ".

Earn $$ for LWHS PTSA With Your Safeway Shopping 
Renew or sign up with your Club Card today! It's quick and easy. 
Sign Up
Go to and follow the instructions. 
If you participated last year, renew so our group continues to earn contributions.
 Go to
 Click on "YES RENEW!"
 Enter either your phone number, email or Club Card number 

*For uninterrupted contributions, you must renew annually by November 1. After November 1 you
can still renew to begin earning again! 

Please note, effective November 1, 2013, you may earn money from Safeway using any form of payment EXCEPT credit cards. See website for details.
Check out the flyer from Safeway.
LW Staff Wish List
In addition to PTSA grant monies allocated for LW staff each year, the PTSA manages a LW Staff Wish List.This list will allow students, parents, and the broader school community to grant a wish for something Kang staff and teachers need for the school or for the classroom. This is just another way the PTSA can support LWHS to provide the best education possible. Fill a need, grant a wish! Thanks, in advance, for your generosity! Please contact the staff member directly, unless otherwise specified. Any other questions, contact Shannon Harris at

Check out the Staff Wish List on the LWHS PTSA website.

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LWHS News & Activities

Yearbook Distribution - Friday June 6th
Some yearbooks still available - don't delay!

Yearbook distribution is set for Friday, June 6th from 2:35-3:00pm in the LW commons.


Buy your copy while they last! 


We placed our order for 935 yearbooks based on the number pre-ordered books from Feb and our sales figures from last year (900 copies). We now have a remaining 73 copies available for purchase for $70 through the ASB office and fully anticipate selling out again this year.  


There is no way to get additional copies when we run out (well, not unless you have $10,000 for a minimum press run). 
The Pouch Student Newspaper
Read all about the 1st Annual LWHS Talent Show, the upcoming music department trip to Anaheim, and what is on the minds of LWHS students in the May edition of The Pouch.
Kang Parents - The Freshman Class Needs Car Wash Supplies
Car Wash Fundraiser - Bridle Trails DQ
Saturday, June 7th, 11am-3pm

The freshmen (Class of 2017) are putting on a Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, June 7th, from 11am-3pm at the Bridle Trails Dairy Queen. 


In order to make this the best fundraiser ever, we need car wash supplies. If able, please donate a brush, clean rag, sponges, buckets or car washing soap by dropping it off at the Main Office of LWHS by Friday June 6th.


Then, on the 7th, come get your car all sparkly clean!  We'll be taking cash donations for the freshman class!

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Cheer Booster Club Fundraiser
Tres Hermanos Restaurant, Wednesday June 11th, all day

The Cheer Booster Club is sponsoring a fundraiser at Tres Hermanos on Wednesday June 11th, all day, either dine-in or take-out. We want to invite all students, their families and friends, as well as staff to come help support our club and the LWHS Cheer Team. Be sure to bring the flyer and present it to your server.

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Reminder on Dress Code from Assoc. Principal DeAnne Kilga  


nullAs a reminder, students must abide by the dress code; clothing must cover students complete stomach, back, shoulders, chests and undergarments. Shorts, skirts and dresses must be longer than mid-thigh. Any shorts worn for sports or as part of a team uniform are acceptable. 


In addition, wearing tops or bottoms that are made from sheer fabric requires that an undershirt/shorts are also worn. Clothing that promotes drugs or alcohol, tobacco, violence, is sexually suggestive, or displays inappropriate pictures, writing or innuendo is prohibited. Innuendo includes a logo that looks like a known brand, but does not include actual names of products.


Check out the poster illustrating the dress code.


DeAnna Kilga

Associate Principal


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End of Year Clearance on Student Store and Graduation Sale!
You can purchase LWHS Lanyards for $6 and "We Bleed Purple and White" t-shirts for only $5!

Check out our flyer for more information and photos!

Student Store Contact Information E-mail:
Phone: 425

Open Gym


Open Gym is open to all LWHS students that are interested in recreational activities. Students have the opportunity to choose an activity. There is no coaching of the students. LWHS staff is on-site supervising.     


May 19th - May 31st



Monday - Thursday:
MAIN GYM: 3 - 5pm
AUX GYM: 5 - 7pm 

MAIN & AUX GYM: 10am - 12pm


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Kang Sports News

LW Girls Tennis Dominate at Sub-Districts

Congratulations to the LW Girls Tennis team for their dominating performance at the Sub-District Tournament this week. The Kangs have qualified the entire team to go on the the District Tournament next week at Granite Falls High School.


Winners for LW were:

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1st Place Singles:  Marissa Kirk

1st Place Doubles:  Kelly Barnes and Amanda Levine 

2nd  Place Singles:  Sara Tamai

2nd  Place Doubles:  Kristi Lynch and Grace Muenz

3rd Place Singles:  Sharada Tangirala

3rd Place Doubles:  Olivia Nguyen and Maia Anderson


Sharada won 6-2, 6-0 against Sammamish's #2 singles player, while Olivia and Maia won 6-0, 6-4 against Granite Falls #1 doubles team.


Good luck in the next round, Kangs!

LW Badminton
Mr. Parnell and Karter Duke

The LW badminton team hosted the 2nd Annual Badminton with the Stars on Thursday, May 1. Each player chose one staff member to be their partner! A big thank you to all of the staff that made this event possible and to sophomore parent Marion Toth for organizing!


1st place: Karter Duke and Mr. Parnell!   

2nd place: Team Captain Bhavya Jain and Ms. Schwartzberg

3rd place: Mckenna Thompson and Ms. Yates (guest star from from KiMS)





The badminton team finished out their 2nd season with gusto! Sophomores Nadia Popovici and Julia Toth finished third in the league doubles tournament. The team also had the highest GPA in the league. Coaches Chris Moe and Lindsay Roger could not be more proud of these young ladies!  

LW Football Newsfootball
Summer Schedule and Fundraiser Auction


Welcome to LW Football! Come on out, meet the team and the coaches and see if Kang Football is for you! Remember Spring football is free, you just need to make sure you have athletic clearance to play. Note the calendar below for important dates like summer camp, camp clothing orders, gear handout and team meetings. No physical, no summer camp! Stay on top of the LW football details through our Facebook page and the Kang Football website to get forms, download the powerpoint, etc. Questions? Email


The football team has one big fundraiser this year so the players do not have to go and sell any items to family and friends throughout the season. We need all families to participate in the Auction on Aug 22 to meet our fundraising goal and have our 'one and done' fundraiser. Please continue to read Facebook and the website for updates. Start thinking of your item, basket, gift certificate, or activity to donate.


May 20: Order Spirit Pack clothing for camp (optional)

May 27: Seniors 2014 Gear Handout 3:00pm

May 28: Junior Gear Handout 3:00pm

May 29: Sophomore gear handout 3:00pm

June 2: Team Meeting and Event 2:45-4:30pm

June 3: Spring practice starts for 12/11/10 graders

June 9: Freshman gear handout 3:00pm

June 9: Spring practice starts for 9th graders

June 13: Alumni 7 on 7 football game 6:30pm-8:00pm

June 27-30: Summer camp @ Evergreen College

July 4: Kirkland Parade

Aug 18: Athletic office opens, eligibility paperwork due

Aug 20: First day of practice

Aug 22: #1 and only fundraiser Auction at Kirkland F.O.E.


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Kang Girls Golf

Congratulations to Sydney Majors who finished tied for fourth in the Girls Golf Kingco Tournament. Way to go, Sydney! 


LW Student Rows in Front of 40,000 Opening Day Spectators


SRA's HS girls, winners of the Sykes' Cup
 at 2014 Opening Day, including Alaena 
Roberds of LW (on left)


Alaena Roberds, a sophomore at LWHS, participated with her club (Sammamish Rowing Association) in the Opening Day crew races at Montlake Cut on May 3rd, in front of an estimated 40,000 spectators. Her boat, with a coxswain and four rowers (which she led as the "stroke"), came in first by a wide margin against 4 other invited high school girls' boats from the Pacific northwest and Canada, winning the Sykes' Cup.


Many LWHS students row for the Sammamish Rowing Association.



Counseling Center

Looking for Something to do Over the Summer?

Ah, the lazy days of summer. A few spattered here and there are great. You've worked hard all year and deserve some of these 'no list' days. But too many can get boring! Here are some great ways to stay busy and get ahead of the busy upcoming school year.

    • Class of 2018 and 2017: Begin thinking about your post high school plans (apprenticeships, gap year, military, private career schools, technical colleges, two and four year colleges). If you already know you plan to apply to two and/or four year colleges, begin exploring and investigating details about colleges of interest. Enrolled in an honors class next year? Make sure you have completed your required readings. Check out potential scholarships.
    • Class of 2016: Continue to explore your interests and options. If you are four year college bound, check out college websites or visit campuses. Make a list of colleges that are of interest to you. If you have already taken the SAT or ACT, review your strengths and weaknesses and take some timed practice tests. Check out potential scholarships.
    • Class of 2015: Continue to refine your list of post high school options and narrow down your choices. Plan to retake the SAT or ACT if you need to improve your scores; register online for these tests and for SAT II Subject Tests if needed. Narrow your college choices to four to six schools; determine if you will apply for early admission. Polish your resume. Create a master calendar of due dates that honor deadlines. Check out potential scholarships. 
    • Class of 2015: Going on a college road trip? Here are things to keep in mind. Juniors, get ahead of the curve - check out this list of things you can do this summer.

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Upcoming SAT and ACT Test Dates for June 2014

LWHS Code is 480545  


SAT (see complete list of registration dates)

Test Date                                                                Late Registration Deadlines


June 7, 2014                                                            May 28, 2014 


ACT (see complete list of registration dates)

Test Date                                                                Late Registration Deadlines


June 14, 2014                                                          May 23, 2014 


SAT Prep at LWHS

The SAT Prep Course provides classroom-based practice testing and instruction in preparation for the SAT test. Areas covered include essay writing, grammar, geometry and algebra topics. Practice tests provide immediate feedback -- after the test students leave with a marked essay, a better understanding of SAT scoring, and their score from the practice test.  


To register for the upcoming classes, and for more information and additional locations, see the current flyer here or visit  

Information for Seniors & Senior ParentsSeniorInfo 

Seniors: You're Not Done Yet!

Culminating Project presentation, Level V requirements, subject requirements, finals - there's lots to do in order to pass classes and graduate! Remember, if required classes are not passed and all the Advanced Literacies met (including the Culminating Project), seniors will not be allowed to participate in the walk through graduation ceremony.

Senior Countdown
The Senior Countdown is a list of important dates and events for seniors to look forward to, such as prom, when senior projects are due, and other fun and important dates. It is available on our website, and hardcopies will be available in the reception area and counseling office. Students can watch the monitors throughout the building for updates. 

Go to article on Senior Party.

Go to article on Senior Salute.

Lake Washington PTSA Council News

Parent Education 

What Parents Need to Know about Bullying, Harassment, and Cyber Safety

Wednesday, May 21st, 7-9pm

LWSD Resource Center

16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond


See the poster to learn about the speakers and for more information.


This program is supported by Lake Washington School District and sponsored by LWPTSA Council 2.8. No pre-registration is required. For questions, please contact 

Special Needs Parent Education Presentations
Presented by LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group

Cathy Murahashi, coordinator of Parent to Parent at The Arc of King County, will share ideas for 
summer time fun as well as share strategies and suggestions for preparing for the school year in 
the fall. Cathy's presentation will include tools for building partnerships for your child's success 
and fostering positive relationships with school staff. Parent to Parent is a parent support program for families with a child with special needs. 

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 7 - 8pm. Presentation, 8-8:30pm Q&A 
Where: Board Room @ LWSD Resource Center

16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052 (at Redmond Town Center) 
(Please note that the previously scheduled speakers, Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide on their book 
The Dyslexic Advantage, will be re-scheduled during the 2014-15 school year.) 


All meetings are held on Tuesdays at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center, from 7-8:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.   


Lake Washington Schools Foundation News

LWSF Luncheon was a Huge Success!

Education supporters gave generously at Lake Washington Schools Foundation's April 23 "Legacy for Learning" fundraising luncheon, raising the largest amount ever, over $240,000 to help the Lake Washington School District build pathways to success for all students.


The ninth annual luncheon, held at Juanita High School, was attended by 585 parents, educators, business and civic leaders, and other community members.

Check out the LWSF website for lots of information about the Foundation and about all of the great programs they support all around the Lake Washington School District!

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LWSF Needs an Ambassador from LWHS

Want to be involved in your students school but don't have much time in the day?


Well, have we got a job for you... The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is looking for a new Ambassador representing Lake Washington High School. The role of the Ambassador is to be a link between the Foundation and the Ambassador's school community. LWSF raises funds to support academic excellence and success for all students within the Lake Washington School District.


For a complete job description and questions, please contact Suzie Connor (


These Community Announcements are provided as a service to the community: Lake Washington School District (LWSD) does not sponsor, endorse or recommend any of the organizations, services, or activities described in these materials.

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