“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. #liftyourvoices #equality #martinlutherkingjr @giddens.school @king5seattle
As part of our civil rights unit in Humanities, sixth grade students learned about songs in the civil rights movement and how they can be inspiring. They learned songs that people sang when they marched, including Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around.
On Wednesday, Ms. Laura took sixth grade (randomly drawn) students Josie, Lauren, Sid, Maylie, and Maddy to @giddens.school to teach Ain't Gonna Let... to their students. When they returned, the entire sixth grade taught their L-Dub sisters the song as well and they paraded around the school in song. On Friday, the L-Dub and Giddens communities will sing the song together during our MLK march today.
The sixth graders taught: "People sang songs as a marching beat to motivate themselves. They also sang to unite them as a group and when outsiders were harassing them they could stand together for their rights. MLK was a pastor and one the most important civil rights leaders, he believed in nonviolent protests. The civil rights movement was started to end legal segregation and discrimination," explained Maylie. Lauren continued, "We will be singing Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around by Kim and Reggie Harris and Magpie. The song was released 2010 January 12th. The song was based on and African gospel song called Don’t Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round. This song was meant to be sung in groups not just one person. Many different people have changed the lyrics and sang the song differently." Today we march. #martinlutherkingjr #peace #mlk ❤️🚶🏻♀️🚶🏼♀️🚶🏽♀️🚶🏾♀️🚶🏿♀️✌🏿✌🏾✌🏽✌🏼✌🏻 #justice #blacklivesmatter #equality
Seventh grade students brought so much curiosity and enthusiasm to the 🐖❤️ dissection today! Thank you to all who helped make this happen for them! 💪🏽
Family volunteers helping prep for the 7th grade 🐖❤️ dissection! #bigbagofhearts
Today, every L-Dub student spent time with STEAM speaker Jeannette Illsley, Mission Ops and Flight Test Engineer for Boeing and NASA, currently with the Museum of Flight with a focus on outreach and education – an engineer who worked on the Cassini mission!
The projects of Ms. Illsley’s 15+ year career in aerospace engineering range from flying Space Shuttle Payloads to testing F-22 structures to operating the Cassini and Dawn Spacecraft and testing Curiosity rover systems. She is currently volunteering as a docent at the Museum of Flight and coordinating events for the Museum's Future Leaders Team. Ms. Nisha met her at one of these events last year, and invited her to L-Dub to speak to all of our girls.
Ms. Illsley talked to our students about aerospace and aviation and the #Cassini probe's construction and groundbreaking 13-year exploration of Saturn, and taught them about gravity assist, or “how humans manage to fling objects so far into space.” It was so exciting!
#GirlsInSTEM #WomenInSTEM #GravityAssist #nasa #space #science #saturn #planets #planet #solarsystem #distance #voyage #journey #exploration #discovery
What a night! Thank you all for making Festival of Lights so magical and to these girls – the poetry elective – for reminding us that Hope Is The Thing...
Bravo, also, to Ms. Eva and the humanities department! Happy Holidays, L-Dub Community! ❤️
L-Dub Happiest of Happy Hours at @optimismbrewing is happening now! Come help us kick off our 20th anniversary year! ❤️
Mr. E and L-Dub Code Clubbers Olivia, Ella B, Marcellas, and Addiemaymae spent time – an #HourOfCode to be exact – at Leshi Elementary today, helping K/1 and 1/2 classes work on simple coding exercises using @PBS-based coding games. Happy Computer Science Education Week – held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906)!
@codeorg @pbskids #pbskids #programming #HourOfCode2017 #codergirl
This #GivingTuesday, we celebrate you, our supporters! At L-Dub we empower girls to be strong in mind, body, and voice, and YOU help make that happen. Your donations to the Fuerza Fund go directly to our students, faculty, and program. This #givingtuesday, consider a donation, a kind word, or even a shout-out to someone doing good in the community. ❤️ If you donate $250 or more today, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win two tickets to our 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala on May 18. Yay!
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We are so excited to welcome our alum and their families back to campus for a brunch in their honor! Please join us for some great food and even better company on December 2, 2017 at 11a.
Please spread the word to your pals! We can't wait to see you!
We request your RSVP by November 20. Tag your sisters and alum family friends!!! 👆🏽💪🏽❤️🌈
Art at LWGMS starts with a unit on line, no matter the grade. Eighth grade students used tape to create landscape compositions on black foam core. This project allowed them to play with line and form using a non-traditional medium. Aren’t they gorgeous?! #art #studentart #steam
Check out the Class of 2018’s Walls to Bridges direct action campaign, @realisideal! "Real is Ideal" is a campaign about how all people should feel empowered to be themselves and to love their bodies, a tough thing to do in a world where body image in the media (and beyond) sends so many damaging messages to our kids. In teams, the students are working on art and design, writing and research, fundraising and event planning, website building, and social media management. They are pretty excited about the culminating event, an empowering slam poetry competition! Stay tuned for more about this project and follow them!!! 👆🏽💪🏽🌈❤️
L-Dub spirit wear is ready for the ordering! Show your school pride while keeping warm or keeping hydrated this year. Swipe left to check it all out! All pieces available for pickup (only) before winter break! 💪🏽❤️
Our first Open House of the admissions season is this Thursday, Nov 2, at 6p. Please join us to learn more about L-Dub!
Parents/Guardians: Please join us for this year’s first FFA-Sponsored Parent Engagement Workshop: Supporting Stressed Teens: Coping Skills, Connections, and Community
An evening with Jodi Burrus Newman, Ph.D
Thursday, November 9
Social Time: 6:30-7p
Jodi Burrus Newman, Ph.D. teaches child and adolescent development at the University of Washington, College of Education. Her focus is creating socially just, caring communities of engaged learners. These ideas are central to both her teaching and research. Specifically, her research interests include bullying prevention and exploring ways to make classrooms more equitable spaces. She has worked in a variety of learning contexts, including middle school, elementary school, and child care settings. Her talk on Nov 9 will be about building coping skills, connections, and community to support teens in stressful times. Many parents and teachers have noticed a rise in anxiety among our young teens. The talk will build upon a report recently published by the Harvard Center for the Developing Child on supporting youth. #healtystudents #strongparents 💪🏽❤️
Last week, seventh grade students were treated to some one on one, hands-on time with a HUMAN BRAIN and spinal cord. L-Dub parent and UW Bothell neurobiology adjunct lecturer Bryan White treated our girls to this opportunity, and it was truly awesome. Swipe left to check out some highlights!
More (awesomeness) from Dr. White:
I strive to make biology and neurobiology exciting and accessible to all people, regardless of their previous experiences with science. By connecting science to everyday experiences, I try to help my students realize that biology surrounds our daily lives and how our personal decisions interact with the biology of the environment, our bodies, and our brains.
I try to excite students to the wonders of science and foster their abilities to think for themselves, ask important questions, and critically analyze data. I engage students in inquiry-based thinking and recognize that science is not simply a list of facts to be memorized but a process of learning how to think, wonder, and ask questions of the world. My role is not to transmit knowledge but to create learning opportunities for students to work collaboratively. I believe that learning can be enhanced and strengthened when students are motivated to learn by authentic assignments that have a real world purpose. When students leave my classroom or lab, I hope that they are fascinated by biology, empowered to think scientifically, and inspired to approach life with a mixture of awe, curiosity, and critical thought. A successful class is one in which we all learn from each other and take pride in and ownership of our learning. #girlsinstem
Does anyone remember when L-Dub was a school of 54?! Wow! Those days are gone...look at our IMMEDIATE community celebrating together tonight! 🌈❤️💪🏽
Festival de Otoño activities in full swing!
Clara, Gretchen, Ally, Ali, Ruby, Hi'ilei, Lyric, Lydia, Genevieve, Valerie, Nabila, Rowan, Marigold, Deedee, Vivi, Ronan, Amelie, Ale, Lucia, Josie, Ryan, Maddie, Hazel, Hana, and Maylie are lunching with Dr. Lindi Mujugira, Ph.D, STEM Liaison, Program Manager, Adjunct Math Faculty at Bellevue College at today’s STEAM Cafe! Dr. Mujugira works to inspire and promote STEM career pathways for her students and is also the faculty advisor for the Association for Computing Machinery - Women student chapter!
Her mission in life is to help students reach their full potential – particularly those disadvantaged by circumstance – and help them reach their dream goals in science and engineering.
#ldubsteamcafe #ifshecanseeitshecanbeit ❤️💪🏽
#womeninscience #womeninSTEM #stemwomen #womeninscience #womenintech #girlengineer #womeninengineering #ilooklikeanengineer #equality #diversity
Happy International Day of the Girl! Check out the video our girls put together to show the world what girls are made of! Link in bio. #DayoftheGirl