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    Lakewood recognizes valedictorian and co-salutatorians

    Congratulations to the Lakewood High School Class of 2024! Lakewood High School is recognizing Kamran Alavi Zargar as valedictorian and Claere Cody and Julissa Vazquez-Mejia as co-salutatorians in 2024. Read more.

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    Nominate a recipient for Heart of Lakewood

    The Lakewood School District and Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the Heart of Lakewood Community Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding community service contributions made by a student, staff member or community member. The deadline for 2024 is May 22. Awards will be presented during the June 5 Board meeting. Learn more and nominate someone for the award.

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    From the Superintendent: Thank you, voters!

    It is with the greatest appreciation and gratitude that I share with you early election results. As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, Lakewood’s Replacement Educational Programs & Operations levy is passing at 54.11% with 3,833 ballots counted. The Capital Improvements and Safety levy is passing at 52.79% with 3,832 ballots counted. These results are a true testament to the dedication of our staff, families and our community.

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    District's third electric bus delivered

    Dr. Erin Murphy, Superintendent, was on hand to receive Lakewood’s third electric bus on March 14 from Collins Bus Corporation. In 2020, Lakewood applied for and received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to purchase three electric school buses at a cost lower than the purchase of diesel-fueled buses. Chargers for the buses – included with the grant – have also been installed. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, electric buses save money, since we don’t have to purchase fuel.

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    Is it trash? Club sorts school garbage to find out

    How much waste does one middle school create in a single day? Lakewood Middle School’s Green Thumb Club conducted a waste audit to find out. Students sorted items that had been thrown into the trash into piles: items that could have been recycled, compostable food and paper items, trash, and unopened food. The heaviest pile after the club sorted everything? The compostable food and paper at 52 pounds. Recyclables weighed 28 pounds and the remaining trash only weighed 37 pounds. An additional 9 pounds made up the unopened food.

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    Cougar Creek fifth graders analyze the impact of trees on their stormwater

    Students in Tiffany Dewitt's fifth grade class measured trees near the playfield and took the estimates back to their classroom as part of their Earth Day activities. Plugging in the type of tree and their numbers to the MyTree website, they were able to estimate how much water the trees pull out of the ground each year – helping to dry out their playfield during our wet winters.

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