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Make your voice heard! Now is the time to register to vote. September 24 is National Voter Registration Day.

Discover, Explore & Plan Your Future!

High school students and families are invited to COLLEGECON—a free one, day learning experience for high school students and families. Engage in interactive workshops about college and career options, how to apply and pay for college and more. 

Creating an Education System where everyone belongs

Please join us on September 25 at 7:00 p.m. to share your thoughts and participate in a community conversation on how to create a better future for special education in Washington state. 

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Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work. Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school. That's just one day every two weeks. 

White Center Heights students on the first day of school.

It is almost time for school to start! Here are nine things to do as you get ready for the first day of school.

students help spruce up the gardens at Shorewood

King County named this year’s Green Schools, and five of our schools made the list. Congratulations to North Hill Elementary School, Shorewood Elementary School, Waskowitz Outdoor School, McMicken Heights Elementary School and Sylvester Middle School.

Student eating lunch

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program. The program provides funding for several of our schools to serve children living in South King County. 
 

Our Promise

WELS creates a pathway for students to take control of their future as a Scholar and Leader in service to their community.

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