Lake Stevens School District is pleased to announce two district-wide partnerships with Lund Orthodontics and Milestone Kids Dentistry. As part of the district's new Partners in Education program, staff members from both organizations will support student learning in Lake Stevens' schools through volunteerism, oral hygiene education, sponsorships and hosting field trips to their office.
Lake Stevens School District has once again been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency with several Energy Star Awards for seven buildings. On average, Energy Star buildings use 35 percent less energy; generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and cost $0.54 less per square foot to operate.
Safety remains our district’s top priority, and to help continually safeguard our school community, Lake Stevens School District is implementing SafeSchools Alert, an anonymous tip reporting service that allows students, staff members, parents and community members to submit safety concerns to our administration in four different ways.
Increased enrollment and overcrowding in some buildings caused Lake Stevens School District officials to form a new Facilities Advisory Committee to assist in the creation of a long-range district facility plan. The FAC, which began its work in October 2014, is led by long-time Lake Stevens residents Jeff and Jo-Ann Sickles, and is made up of parents, district staff members, students, administrators, two board members, community members and local business owners.
The use of technology and the Internet are integral tools in the education of students. Our students are living in a digital world that requires them to interact in non-traditional ways. Lake Stevens School District recognizes the instructional benefits of these technological resources, but also strives to ensure students are protected from risks and unnecessary distractions.
Eight Lake Stevens School District teachers and specialists earned their National Board Certification in 2014. Certification is an advanced teaching credential, and, as part of the process, educators must analyze their teaching content and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
Highland Elementary School and Lake Stevens Middle School were named 2014 Schools of Distinction. In total, only 101 elementary, middle, high and alternative schools across the state were recognized.
LSHS emergency drill Feb. 27: Lake Stevens High School will host an emergency drill on Friday, Feb. 27. This will involve a heavy police and fire presence on campus, along with the evacuation of students and staff. Please do not be alarmed.