2012 Auction Success

Thanks to our Auction Chair, Teresa McCann P'13, and our team of dedicated and hard-working community members, the 2012 Auction was resounding success! Not only was the evening fun-filled and full of great friends, food, and stuff, our community came together to raise nearly $88,000 – $14,000 more than the previous year! The LWGMS Community rallied together to get the word out, and to procure fantastic live and silent auction items. Our parents and guardians helped with formatting and printing materials, stuffing bid packets, and were set-up superstars! We couldn't have pulled the event off without everyone's help. We are deeply appreciative.

The LWGMS Advancement Team is excited to be gearing up for auction season once again. This year’s auction will be held on April 26th, 2013, and due overwhelming positive feedback, we will be partnering for the second time with Fundraising Auctioneer Laura Michalek, and holding the event at the Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle. We are currently building another strong team to keep the trend of success alive. We hope that you will join us! If you are interested in helping with auction efforts in any way, please email us. The auction is integral for continued community building, fundraising, and sustaining our mission: supporting our 68 girls (and more to come!) to be strong in mind, body, and voice. 

Invitations will be sent to families and friends in March, but mark your calendars and prepare your guest lists today!

Film Festival: Claymation!

We were so excited and proud to feature our talented LWGMS filmmakers at our inaugural Film Festival last week. As we enjoy the new STEAM Studio, girls in all grades have learned new ways of telling stories, learning history, and creating art from pictures and words. The 8th grade Social Studies class spent a good part of this year making documentaries, first about Washington State and then about topics relevant to this year’s History Day theme: Rights and Responsibilities in History. In the STEAM classes, girls have created claymation films using colorful clay and stop motion animation. FLEx Week has produced some great films about being a strong girl, and the Drama class has used filmmaking as another way of exploring the dramatic arc and the role of conflict in stories. In only our first Film Festival, we had so many wonderful films to choose from – clearly, our girls have a lot to say and now have a whole new medium to express ideas and art. Here’s to the beginning of a great new L-Dub tradition!

– Ms. Jenny and Ms. Caitlin

Thank you to those who provided feedback to our 8th grade students about their documentaries. When the girls finish editing their pieces for the WA State Regional History Day competition, we'll post them here. Today, though, enjoy these wonderful stop-motion pieces from our STEAM class! All LWGMS videos can be seen here.

Festival of Lights, 2013

Congratulations to all you revolutionary petunias for a wondrous and inspirational evening of poetry. Every one of you was enchanting, and I enjoyed watching you celebrate each other's moment of glory on the stage with rapt attention and rapturous applause. What a fitting way to commence this season of gratitude. 

I've included a literary gift as a token of gratitude for all of you.

Like You 

Like you I
love love, life, the sweet smell
of things, the sky blue
landscape of January days.

And my blood boils up
and I laugh through eyes
that have known the buds of tears.

I believe the world is beautiful
and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.

And that my veins don't end in me
but in the unanimous blood
of those who struggle for life,
little things,
landscape and bread,
the poetry of everyone.

-Roque Dalton

–Ms. Eva

To see all of the Festival of Lights photos, click here.