May 18, 2013
New: May 18, 1:13 p.m.
For a physics teacher, even a popcorn movie can be a chance to cement a lesson.
And so it happened that students in Pete Saxby’s class, at the Lake Washington School District’s STEM school were watching the Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock movie “Speed.” Read more
May 7, 2013
Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is about to get a whole lot more colorful.
For the last several months, students there have given up recess time to work on a mural of the Pacific Northwest, which is set to be unveiled May 17.
May 7, 2013
Eastlake High School sent 17 students to the DECA’s international competition April 24-27 in Anaheim, Calf.
Of those, Natalie Hurd was a top 10 finals finalist in marketing management series and, along with Aneesha Nanda for retail merchandising series, was top 10 role play No. 1 in preliminary round. Read more
April 11, 2013
New: April 11, 2:26 p.m.
Eight Sammamish schools are among this year’s recipients of the 2012 Achievement Awards, which the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction calls the state’s highest honor. Read more
April 2, 2013
From robots made of colorful fused glass to a giant mobile of spaceships that appeared to hover just above the childrens’ heads, Rachel Carson Elementary School was transformed into an out-of-this-world art gallery March 28.
The work of more than 460 students filled the school for the fifth annual art walk that saw a constant crowd of families flowing from display to display. Read more
March 20, 2013
For his first ever science fair project, 6-year-old Atharv Allepally borrowed an idea from Dr. Seuss and made “Oobleck,” slime made out of corn starch and water, that has the properties of both solids and liquids.
“When you shake it a lot, it becomes a liquid,” the kindergartner said, standing up straight in font of his presentation board. “When you make it stay still, it becomes hard again.”
March 6, 2013
What does nearly three dozen activity booths times 300 children divided by 45 volunteers equal? Math Night at Margaret Mead Elementary School.
After four years of not having the event, the school’s PTA resurrected the celebration of arithmetic, by turning the building into a carnival where children raced to add up equations in their head in a game of add-it-N-slap it and stood in line to do “Skittles Math.”
March 6, 2013
Five local students have been accepted into Phase One of this year’s Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at the Museum of Flight.
Affiliated with NASA and the University of Washington, the program is a free, competitive, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program for high school juniors from across the state. Read more
February 25, 2013
New: Feb. 25, 2:31 p.m.
Twenty-seven pounds of flour, 48 eggs, 9 pounds of white sugar, 9 pounds of brown sugar, 15 pounds of butter and around 10 gallons of vanilla ice cream – those are just some of the ingredients that went into making the state’s (unofficially) largest ice cream sandwich Feb. 21.
February 20, 2013
The Eastlake Speech and Debate club is wrapping up a successful season by sending nine of its members to the state tournament.