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Aja Valm is the new paraeducator and tutor at LSHS. She is located in the Learning Commons on the third floor during the school day and will tutor students after school on the second floor (3:00-4:00).

Meet our new paraeducator

Jory McColley, Staff Reporter January 31, 2024

Do you need help with English or history homework? You can ask Aja Valm, a new paraeducator and tutor at Lake Stevens High School. She is replacing recent retiree Barbara Frederick. Valm is located in...

One of the many schools doing a dance routine before Inter-High started

2023 Inter High inspires student leaders

Connor Thornberg, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

2023 Inter High brought together neighboring high schools at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Nov. 14 to share ideas and build leadership skills. The Leadership class and ASB officers were in attendance. This...

Students evacuated LSHS Dec. 1, and students with first lunch tried to locate their fourth period teachers.

Confusion arises amidst school-wide evacuation

Staff Editorial December 1, 2023

During the first lunch on a rainy Dec.1, burnt popcorn set off the fire alarm in NW108, and then the unnecessary confusion began as students tried to figure out where to evacuate after leaving the gates...

Students enter the bus after a full school day.

Bus issues contribute to attendance issues

Chloe Sanders, Features Editor and Photographer November 6, 2023

Across the nation, schools are struggling to hire enough bus drivers to transport students every day. This issue is impacting the Lake Stevens School District as well. The driver shortage impacts students’...

Washington voter registration cards prove voter eligibility, and a  2023 Washington state voter pamphlet provides information about all of the candidates in the upcoming elections. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7, 2023.

A need for younger voters

Jory McColley, Staff Reporter November 6, 2023

Voting is the best way to create changes in our country. Many seniors at LSHS are eligible to vote in the 2024 election; however, those who actually vote will be a small minority. There are many issues...

Step right up: Business Secretary Melissa Dee sells prom tickets to sophomore Keagan Hyatt during lunch. Prom season means students are busy planning for a memorable event.

Old Hollywood returns

Brynne Shipman, Social Media Editor May 9, 2023

Lake Stevens High School’s 2023 prom will take place May 20 at the Angel of the Winds Arena Ballroom from eight PM to 11 PM. There will be no entry after ten PM. The prom theme this year is Old Hollywood,...

Creative campaigns: Juniors Mackenzie Conniff (left) and Lucie Grimes (right) post promotional posters around the school. ASB officer candidates worked hard to stand out from their competition.

ASB Executive Officers draft plans for upcoming school year

Monica Velasquez, Editor in Chief April 12, 2023

March 10, Sophomores and Juniors attended the campaign speeches of ASB Officer candidates in the gymnasium. These speeches allowed students to narrow their vote for who they wanted to represent the school....

Presentation ready: Junior Amelia Vasquez and senior Miguel Cervantes present a project outline, accompanied by a speech at LSHS. LSHS recently hosted a regional star event with nine schools in attendance.

LSHS boasts competitive FCCLA chapter members

Elliott Chappel, News Editor March 2, 2023

Most recently, LSHS hosted a regional competition on Jan. 21. Here, fifty-five members from across nine different schools competed for the chance to advance to a state level competition. Members who scored...

Creating impact: Josh Binda and the BSU of LSHS bring back the voice of Dr. King. The students and staff of Lake Stevens High School celebrated the legacy and memory of Dr. King with the annual MLK Day Assembly.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice continues to impact students at Lake Stevens

Josephine Wilcox, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought throughout the Civil Rights Movement to create justice for people regardless of their skin color and to spread the idea of peace and love to the country. He believed violence...

On the Lookout: Last December, NHS members, (left to right) seniors McKaden Hein, Ian Allenfort, and junior Andrew Winston, senior Franco Vidal, juniors Anthony Craig, Ivan Dimabayao and Elissa Hong pose with Principal Ivelia (center) in front of the school. The group searched the area for prospective locations for the Little Free Library.

National Honor Society introduces a Little Free Library to campus

Monica Velasquez, Features Editor January 24, 2023

Everybody loves a good book, but engaging literature isn’t always easily accessible. In March, members of the National Honor Society plan to ease this problem by bringing a Little Free Library to LSHS.  The...

Feedback: Left to right- seniors Abby Ray, Lauren Ruble, Dr. Monica Meadows, Dr. Ken Collins, senior Ethan Maples. Students spent their fourth period on Jan. 19 discussing topics like attendance and inclusivity.

LSHS students weigh in on policy change

Elliott Chappel, News Editor January 24, 2023

The Lake Stevens School District began using student feedback in future decisions starting in 2019. Student viewpoints at both the school and district level are being taken into consideration for new policies...

Making progress: The Lake Stevens Costco opens. Construction on the 170,000 square foot warehouse and its 30 gas pumps started back in early August. “I think it’s a great addition that is being implemented off the highway,” senior Ryan Giuliacci said.

Lake Stevens establishes new shopping and dining opportunities along Highway 9

Elliott Chappel and Isaac Olson, News Editor and Staff Reporter December 15, 2022

Lake Stevens has begun expanding, incorporating new businesses in previously undeveloped areas of the city. Despite struggles with permits, along with both excited and upset residents, city officials believe...

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