KITE STEM Challenge is over!

Fifteen LWSD schools win a total of $41,500, plus over 300 individual winners! Winning schools announced 5/23.

The Winners

Redmond High – 1st Place, High School – $10,000

Lake Washington High – 2nd Place, High School – $5,000

Tesla STEM – 3rd Place, High School – $3,000

Kirkland Middle – 1st Place, Middle School – $6,000

Environmental & Adventure – 2nd Place, Middle School – $3,000

Redmond Middle – 3rd Place, Middle School – $2,000

Thoreau Elementary – 1st Place, Elementary – $3,000

Peter Kirk Elementary – 1st Place, Elementary – $3,000

Rose Hill Elementary – 2nd Place, Elementary – $1,500

Twain Elementary – 2nd Place, Elementary – $1,500

Lakeview Elementary – 3rd Place, Elementary – $1,000

Alcott Elementary – 3rd Place, Elementary – $1,000

Stella Schola Middle – Participation Prize – $500

Juanita Elementary – Participation Prize – $500

Blackwell Elementary – Participation Prize – $500


The Challenge

The KITE STEM Challenge (Kirkland Interactive Technology Experience) is a Google-sponsored challenge between Lake Washington schools to see who has the most STEM knowledge. Every correct answer gives your school a chance to win up to $10,000 cash for STEM programs, as well as individual rewards.

Open to every student in the district, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, everyone is encouraged to participate. Students (or their parents) will use the KITE STEM Challenge app, available for iOS and Android, to participate in the competition. Students identify only their school and grade level in the app; if they’d like to be entered into drawings for individual prizes, they can enter their name and email. This is completely optional; more about privacy here.

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When: April 23 – May 13, 2018

Who: All students currently enrolled in Lake Washington School District

How: Play the Challenge on our iOS or Android apps. Students without smartphones are welcome to use the a family member’s device.

Where: Participants can access the Challenge from within the app anywhere they like. If you answer questions from within one of these Kirkland parks, you get triple entries in the final competition drawing.

Get Involved. Download the Action Plan.

Parents, PTSA, administrators – we’ve created an Action Plan to help you promote the Challenge in your school and classrooms, using video, flyers, social media, announcements, and more. We’ve done all the work so it’s easy for you. Put in your info and we’ll send it to you right away.

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Special Thanks to our Partners

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