The L-Dub STEAM Department is excited to host another year of inspiring and informative STEAM Cafés. During one lunch period per month, the STEAM Department will host STEAM Cafés for students to meet with female leaders in STEM fields and learn about their research or work. STEAM Cafés are a wonderful opportunity to open our students' minds to new careers and introduce students to role models. Also, STEAM Cafés are a great way to invite community members into our building without impacting class schedules or curriculum. Last year, we were honored to meet a math professor, HIV doctor, cancer researcher, computer architect, salmon ecologist, and medical devices engineer. This year, we especially welcome womxn who have followed their passion and can speak to how they apply their skills in problem-solving, empathy, collaboration, and project management.
We’re currently recruiting volunteer professionals to participate in STEAM Cafés to share their research or work with a group of 6-10 students during our lunch period once a month on Tuesdays. This year, the program is widening the lens to include people who have followed their passion and can speak to how they apply their skills in problem-solving, empathy, collaboration, and project management.
If you know of someone who may be interested in participating, please tag them or point them to the sign up form…link in bio! Thank you!
Our Heads of School were on site to check things out today. And tomorrow @king5seattle is coming. Stay tuned to follow the progress! #ANewHomeForLDub #ANewHomeForGiddens #FutureReadyLWGMS #SecuringTheFutureOfGiddens
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Today began the first really visible step in our new home’s journey: demo has begun. Check your inboxes for more info about the process and what’s next later this week! 🎈
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We’re all still reeling from the @seattlestorm win last night. Check out the behind the scenes footage of Ms. Christine and Shae ‘21 speaking to Natalie Swaby right after the buzzer...on live tv! Link in bio to the piece @king5seattle put together. Thanks for joining us, all!
Showing our love for the @seattlestorm with a watching party at L-Dub. These women are huge role models for our girls! 💪🏽🏀 @wnba
In case any students didn’t get the memo: We are so glad you are here! 🌈❤️😘
Calling all WNBA and women's professional sports fans! The Seattle Storm have made it to the WNBA finals! Come watch the Storm take on the Washington Mystics at L-Dub on Wednesday, September 12 at 5p. Bring your own snacks or dinner. Ms. Christine will provide drinks. L-Dub students/alum friends and family welcome! Email Ms. Christine if you have any questions! Go @seattlestorm! 💪🏽🌈🏀
This morning we welcomed our newest crop of L-Dub students – the Class of 2021! – and we’re also thinking of our graduates from the classes of 2014 (and two members of 2016!!) and 2018 starting college and high school this fall. We’re proud of each and every one of you and wish you a wonderful start to your new academic adventures. Keep us posted! xox 💪🏽❤️🌈
It's official and the cat is out of the bag: After initiating this project in 2016, LWGMS and Giddens School searched for like-minded organizations to share the block, and sold a parcel of the land to JazzED and Capitol Hill Housing who have announced their partnership to develop space adjacent to the schools for music education and affordable housing. While these four entities will all continue to operate independently, they share a commitment to social justice and activating a community with attention to access, equity, and empowerment.
Read the official press release (link in bio) and stay tuned for info on demolition, scheduled to begin this Friday, August 17, 2018!
Registration for fall sports and after school activities is open! Link in bio to sign up or head to school programs on lwgms.org. Go, Fuerza! ⚽️🏐🏃🏽♀️💃🏽
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SUPER FUN EVENT ALERT❗️Ok so remember how I sometimes create art?? I know I know I barely ever post about it but I DO and some of it is going to be hanging at The Vera Project this Saturday evening as part of a benefit for the Gender Family Alliance and Rainbow Book Fund organizations! My lovely friends Kaya @ruinedfilm and James @barbeque_tofu are also showing their work!! There will be music, snacks, and menstrual product collection for @onemilliontampons 🎀 All around it’ll be such a fun night and I would love to see some of you there 🌈🍎💕🧡🤩
The Goat Rocks campers! 🏔❤️💪🏽#lduboutdoorprogram
Today is Amazon Prime Day! Set your Amazon Smile giving to LWGMS and grab your school supplies for 2018/2019 and other items today. Amazon will donate .5% of purchases to L-Dub! And every other day, Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support LWGMS every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you! Thank you for your support. ❤️ @amazon #amazonsmile #amazonprimeday
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!