Awesome Alumnae Alert!
We just heard that two members of the Class of 2016 – Corina C. and Molly D. – were accepted to the University of Washington Robinson Academy, and will start as COLLEGE freshmen this coming fall when they would normally be entering their junior years at high school! 🎓💪🏽 The UW Academy, created in 2001 in partnership with the University of Washington Honors Program, is an early university admission opportunity for 10th grade students in Washington State. Every year, a small cohort of up to thirty-five academically advanced and highly motivated students are admitted to the UW Academy. Students apply to the program during their 10th grade year, and if accepted, withdraw from high school at the end of 10th grade to enroll as freshmen at the University of Washington.
More about the UW Academy: “Admission to the UW Academy is competitive. We look for students who love to learn, who actively seek out academic challenges, and who have the personal maturity to succeed in the university two years early. While there is no minimum high school GPA or test score required to apply to the UW Academy, admitted students tend to have excellent test scores and grades. For the incoming class of 2017, the average ACT composite was 32 (range of 25-35), the average SAT score (on the new system) was 1455 (range 1230-1550), and the average high school GPA was 3.96 (range of 3.75-4.00). That said, the Academy employs a holistic admissions model. This means that we carefully evaluate all elements of an applicant’s admission file (not just grades and tests) to determine whether the Academy and the UW are the right educational match for him or her. Unique educational experiences, service, goals, or other non-academic strengths will also be considered in our admissions decisions.” More L-Dub grads going above and beyond! Congrats to you both! 🌈❤️💪🏽
The last day of school at L-Dub is a day full of emptying lockers, cleaning (and making a crazy mess of the community room), yearbook signing, wishing our 8th grade sisters well into the world of high school, and the moving up tunnel…once they go through the tunnel, they’ve moved on to their next adventure! Have a great summer, all! 🌈
Hats off to the Class of 2018! 🎓 We know that each of you is bound to leave your mark on this world, just as you have your school. We are proud of all you have accomplished and carry with you to your high school experiences. Know, though, that you will always have a home at L-Dub (whatever the location)! ❤️Check out all the photos from your graduation…link in bio.
The Yearbook Team got a sneak peek of their book today! 👀
What an Art Show...the best ever way to end a year of creativity, exploration, and expression. 🌈❤️💪🏽
8th Grade OAF dress rehearsal today. Have your tickets yet?!
Last week, L-Dub students who have Asian roots or identify as Asian came together to shed light on and celebrate Pacific Asian American Heritage Month with an Asian Food Festival.
Students who participated brought an Asian dish dish to school with a "card with info about the history of significance of the dish” and another “card with info about a not very well known Asian person [the student] admire[s].” The food festival was open to all students and was both delicious and very enlightening. 💪🏽❤️ Kudos to the student organizers!
Events Reminder! 📣Future Ready Community Coffee and neighborhood forum: May 24
We invite you to come see design schematics, ask questions, and learn more about where we’re headed on Thursday, May 24:
LWGMS Community Coffee
Thursday, May 24 | 8-9am
Lake Washington Girls Middle School, 810 18th Ave
Two Schools Community Forum
Thursday, May 24 | 6-7pm
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South
Please, send us your ideas or questions, or come by and have a look at the latest plans.
The gala space is coming together!
Today, L-Dub Language Arts teacher Eva McGough won a Safeway Albertsons Innovation in Education grant for $6,500 and was surprised by Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin and Sara Osboren of Safeway Albertsons with an oversized check! Ms. Eva was awarded the grant for Equity and Social Justice work. Congrats to Ms. Eva and thank you @Safeway @Albertsons and @DougBaldwinJr for the support and the surprise!
PS: @take5seattle picked up the story and opened today’s show with the news, too!
We’re so excited to welcome 300 awesome guests (!!!) to our 20th Anniversary Gala on Friday. We can’t wait to celebrate with all of you! ❤️
SJFF begins now! 💪🏽🌈❤️
Thank you to all who have donated so far! It’s not too late to GiveBIG – you have until 11:59 PM PDT! Together we empower our students to be strong in mind, body, and voice! ❤️💪🏽 If you haven’t given to the Fuerza Fund yet, this is the time!
Link in bio to make your gift tonight. Thank you!
Today our students had the opportunity to meet and hear from Kate Welch and Jeremy Crawford…at a first of it’s kind D&D Café! Ms. Kate and Mr. Jeremy spoke to our students about their work as lead designers on D&D for Wizards of the Coast.
Ms. Kate has a background in both video game development as well as being the newest member of the D&D design team. Mr. Jeremy is the lead rules designer for D&D and is an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusivity in gaming.
Thanks, Mr. E!
@katewelchhhh @JeremyECrawford @ethanschoonover #DnD
New Family Welcome was tonight and it was full of love, laughter, some nervousness, and lots of boogieing! Welcome to the family, new students and parents/guardians! ❤️🌈
Don't wait until May 9 to #GiveBIG. It’s so easy to pre-schedule your gift to L-Dub today!
Together we empower our students to be strong in mind, body, and voice! ❤️💪🏽 If you haven’t given to the Fuerza Fund yet, this is the time!
Link in bio to schedule your gift today. Thank you!
Don’t forget to submit your work for the yearbook cover contest! Theme: sisterhood/20th anniversary. Deadline extended to 4/27. Paper and submissions folder on the door to room five. Good luck! 💪🏽
L-Dub Awesome-Alum-Alert! This Saturday, April 21, Azura ’14 will be one of 10 young poets on stage at the historic Neptune Theatre competing at the Youth Speaks Seattle 2018 Grand Slam – the culminating event of the annual all-city competitive slam series. The top five poets will represent Seattle at the 2018 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in Houston, TX. Azura is also writing a piece of original poetry for our 20th Anniversary Gala (May 18), and is on-tap for teaching next year’s Poetry Elective with Ms. Eva! We are so proud of Azura and her accomplishments, and will be there to support her on Saturday. Please go…and comment below to send her well wishes!
Youth (ages 20 & under) tickets $8; adults $22.
Links in bio to the Youth Speaks Seattle 2018 Grand Slam and the 20th Anniversary Gala.
@azura.tyabji @youthspeaks206 @bravenewvoices #ldubstronginmindboydvoice #youthspeaks206 #BNV2018 @stgpresents
@azura.tyabji photo credit @KUOW/Megan Farmer
A few teasers from the 8th grade gala shoot with the incomparable @briansmale yesterday and today! See the final work at the gala on May 18 at @block41_seattle. Link in bio for tickets.
Hearing from Malli (GM) and Michelle (Instructor) from @dirtfishrally about this rad rally car driving school. These gals talked to us about working in a male-dominated field, the current movement in women in racing, engineering, and teamwork. DirtFish teaches car control, confidence, and safety behind the wheel, through advanced driving techniques built from the roots of rally. From fifteen years of age with a learner’s permit, all the way up to the sophisticated age of 85, they teach everyone! Thank you for inspiring our girls! #ifshecanseeitshecanbeit ❤️💪🏽 Thank you also to alumna parents Alex Vollmer and @meredithlv for connecting L-Dub with DirtFish! 🏎