Admissions decisions are in the mail. #ldubclassof2021 ❤️
Oh, Pi Day, you’re so darn fun. And awesome. And tasty. Thanks to the STEAM department for a great day of learning and shenanigans...and pie. Congrats to Ali ‘18 on a whopping 793 digits of Pi (and thus the privilege to pie Ms. Hearn! 😳), and to Lucia ‘20, for that right hook! 💪🏽 We danced, sang, and paid homage to math! And our day was topped off with a cameo from our beloved retired math teacher, Ms. Straley...what a day! ❤️
Lake Washington Girls Middle School students, faculty, and staff joined the protest today against gun violence for #NationalWalkoutDay. The protest was in response to the 17 people killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one month ago today. The student-led initiative included a reading of the victims’ names, personal reflections, and a moment of silence and solidarity. #NotOneMore #EnoughIsEnough #NeverAgain #EndGunViolence #Enough
The cast of Charlotte’s Web has a chance encounter with a real pig! Uncle? Break a leg in today’s closing performance, all! 🕸🕷🐷
📢 Tune in to @king5seattle at 4p today! Eighth grade ThinkTank students were filmed and interviewed about their startup projects! Story to air around 4:30! #girlpreneurs #startups 🤜🏾💪🏾👏🏾
ThinkTank week is wrapping up and sixth and seventh grade students are on tap to present their findings from statistics projects, followed by the eighth grade Start Up Symposium at 12:40. Families, join us! #statistics #girlprenuer 💪🏽
Happy #internationalwomensday from all of the students at L-Dub, growing into the next generation of women strong in mind, body, and voice. And to all who support, champion, love, nurture, challenge, and blaze paths for them: we ❤️ you! #stronggirls #whoruntheworld 💪🏽
This is a slightly personal post from Ms. Blaisdell: Every time I shoot (📸) #anlwgmsproduction I believe it is the “best one ever!” Point is, every play our girls puts on knocks my socks off! Charlotte’s Web is no exception. Grab your tickets today and see you tomorrow! 🐷🕷🕸🐔🐣🐴🦉🦇🐑🐀 👨🏽🌾👩🏽🌾👫 #congratstothecrewandadultstoo ❤️
It is ThinkTank week! While the cast and crew of Charlotte’s Web are at Broadway Performance Hall putting their final touches on the production that opens Thursday at 7p, the rest of our students are here on campus, deep diving into statistics projects and creating plans for businesses they’re dreaming up.
To help them along, we invited Molly Moon Neitzel, Founder and CEO of Molly Moon’s, to tell our girls her story…and answer their many questions! Ms. Molly told our girls that while growing up she took every opportunity she could to stretch herself in terms of leadership roles; that she started off her career in the non-profit world, engaging young people in progressive politics; that she worked three part time jobs while writing the business plan for Molly Moon’s; that optimism is a core component of all she does, from hiring and employee management to living her life; that equitable employment practices – providing free health care, paid family leave, sick leave, living wages, and pay transparency – a tool for reducing the gender and POC pay gap – creates a healthier, more robust work force; that being a mom and a CEO is hard, and she often tells herself “you don’t have to do all the things you want to do at the same time.” The seventh grade, exploring bias and control in statistics as well as learning some mathematical tools to better understand and explain data, have already reported that “Ms. Molly's talk allowed us to stretch our ideas about bias and control by thinking about how she creates a similar customer experience. We also benefitted from her story, as we are thinking about values and intentions and how these ideas can play our in our projects/work.” Her stories were relatable. Her advice was responsible. Her passion was palpable. She’s total Locker Lady material…
We were honored to have Molly Moon with us today!
@mollymoonicecream @iammollymoon . . . . .
#icecreamforeveryone #mollymoons #behomemade #mollymoonsicecream #bejoyful #icecreammakesyouhappy #odessamoon
Guess what these girls are practicing for. You’re right! The upcoming performance of Charlotte’s Web. 🤷🏽♀️ 🕷🕸🐷Opening night is next Thurs, 3/8 at 7p, Broadway Performance Hall. Ticket link in bio!
Happy Galentine’s Day from L-Dub! 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
We are so thrilled to hear from our keynote speaker, Asta Roseway, Principal Research Designer and Fusionist from @microsoft Research. 💪🏽🎨🛠💻
We’re looking so forward to welcoming our guests to the STEAM Luncheon in moments!!!
Grammar Day was a blast! Thank you to Ms. Eva, our fun-loving faculty, and smarter-than-whips students for all the energy and joy you brought to the day. From posters to costumes, this crowd was all-in! Here are some of the winners of the grammar-inspired costumes: Reigning/Raining Cats and Dogs, Serial Comma Cereal, A Brush With Death, and Period/Period (💥) to name a few...
Come see the 6th grade posters and brush up on your grammar skills...they’re adorning the south stairwell. #grammariansunite #grammarpolice #grammar #grammariseverything
Tonight, Ms. Eva, Ms. Jenny, and Ms. B took a group of students to the Youth Speaks Poetry Slam at the Carco Theater in Renton. The group went to support L-Dub alum, Azura '14. Azura is an accomplished and passionate poet who "...started to write poetry in eighth grade as part of an assignment. Tyabji credits her teacher [Ms. Eva] with nurturing her ambitions and providing her the freedom to choose whatever subject matter she liked. She chose to write about her great-grandfather, and she remembers the enthusiastic [Festival of Lights] audience response." “That’s what really prompted me to continue performance poetry specifically,” she said. “It provided me with a space where I could evoke emotions from an audience. That was really powerful.”" Azura participated in the Youth Speaks Seattle 2017 Grand Slam (and in 2016 as well), and we were so excited and proud to see her do her thing again this year! ❤️💪🏾 @azura.tyabji
“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