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
Half time pep talk: "I don't care if you win or lose. I care about your effort." 💪🏽⚽️
Kudos to the Fuerza Cross Country team! Today the hosted a meet and Ava '19 took first place! Congrats to coach Melanie and the hard-working team! Go, Fuerza! 💪🏽👊🏽
Sra Jacquie just sent this 👌🏽 video of the seventh grade group. 😋 📹: @jmtilden
Sixth graders getting to know one another better and deepening their L-Dub sisterhood bonds! Can't wait to hear more about it upon their return! 😍
A little seventh grade field trip love for you. 💪🏽🌈🍎🍐
Spread the word! L-Dub’s Open House programs provide a great opportunity for students and families to interact with our diverse student body, faculty, and staff to gain valuable insight about the LWGMS Community and student experience. Come see what makes our students strong in mind, body, and voice and discover whether or not L-Dub is the right fit for you! November 2 and 15, 6p. No RSVP required but registration is appreciated! Visit lwgms.org/admissions for more information.
Research on the gap between men and women in STEM fields points to the scarcity of readily available role models for girls as they consider STEM careers. The lack of female role models reinforces some negative stereotypes held by girls and young women about STEM fields, and as girls begin to consider high school classes, college majors, and career paths, STEM fields are not reinforced by respected role models for them. It’s been noted that the “male geek” stereotype about computer scientists actively dissuades women from considering the field. At LWGMS, we aim to expose our students to a wide variety of women role-models and mentors in STEM fields...to ensure that every girl has the potential to find a role-model or mentor with whom she connects.
For our students, this is where STEAM Cafés come in. Did you know that LWGMS’s STEAM Department hosts times for students to meet with female STEM leaders during their lunch period one a month to learn about their research and/or work? Yup! STEAM Cafés are a wonderful opportunity to open our students' minds to new careers and introduce them to STEM role models, and they were a huge hit last year!
We learned from our role models Riley Andert, Parul Christian, Amie Patao, Cynthia Putnam, Cheryl Greengrove, I-Wei Feng, and Dana Manalang to name a few, that many of them are trying hard to encourage others into their fields, taking on leadership positions, and trying hard to inspire fellow and future scientists. For our students to have faces, names, and biographies to aspire to was truly inspiring.
We are currently accepting nominations and registrations for LWGMS STEAM Café presenters! If you are – or know – a rad woman in STEM who would like to connect with our students, please click the link in our bio and send her our way!
#STEMwomen #ifshecanseeitshecanbeit #LDubSTEAMCafe
A mindful moment before the sixth grade heads out on their first ever L-Dub trip! Two nights and three days of team building and F.U.N! 🌈💪🏽❤️
Shout out of love and appreciation for this group of strong and dedicated women...your FFA! 💪🏽❤️👊🏽