Schedule Pick Up

WEDNESDAY, August 20th

8th Grade–9am – 12pm

7th Grade–1pm – 4pm

THURSDAY, August 21st

6th Grade–10am – 2pm

ALL GRADES–4pm-7pm

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Lakota Achieves Level Two Green School Certification

Level-Two-School_logoLast year Lakota achieved Level One Green School certification, focusing on waste reduction, and this year, we continued our quest by becoming one of ten King county schools who completed Green School Level Two certification by engaging in energy conservation practices, such as turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, setting thermostats at 68-70 degrees, and educating the public about energy conservation, among other rigorous criterion. We still had to maintain the progress in waste reduction with our Level One all the while.

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Green School Information

 

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Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Academy Attends “Make a Difference” Summit

The IES Academy presents their Styrofoam free proposal.

The IES Academy presents their Styrofoam free proposal.

On May 20th, students in the IES Academy attended the “Make a Difference” Summit facilitated by Islandwood- School in the Woods at the KCTS Studio in Seattle. Students in 7th and 8th grade presented a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), project-based stewardship initiative that promotes and encourages making Federal Way “Foam Free” by eliminating the use of Styrofoam at all district schools. Future presentations will be June 4th at Lakota’s last spring exhibition of learning and students will formally present the initiative on June 10th to the School Board.

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The Mr. Tutt puppet says “Let’s go foam free!”

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Tech Academy Students Experience Feats of Engineering Excellence at UW

On Friday, April 25th, Lakota Tech Academy students joined many other schools from across the region at the University Of Washington Engineering Discovery Days. Engineering departments created displays and activities so local middle school students could be exposed to the excitement and variety of engineering disciplines. Students observed 3D printers, video game design, earthquake simulators, and many others. Some displays were hands on, such as one of the big hits: the station where students could make Oobleck, a type of non-Newtonian fluid. Non Newtonion fluids act like liquid when poured, but act like a solid when force is applied. At another remarkable station, which is shown in the accompanying picture, electrodes were hooked up to a subject’s arm which allowed him to control the robotic hand on the right.20140425_115120

 

 

 

 

 

 

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