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LWHS builds a community that embraces the experiences of students from all backgrounds.

Inclusion Picnics

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  • About Inclusion Picnics

    Inclusion picnics are hosted by the school during the fall semester to foster relationships among incoming and returning families who share cultural or geographic backgrounds. Families gather to relax in a local park, connect with other families, and enjoy games and good food. Look for details in the weekly e-Tiger or contact Dee Johnson, the Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion for more information and volunteer opportunities.
  • Black Student Union Family Network Virtual Picnic

    Sun, Aug 15, 2021 | 12–4pm
  • East Bay Families Picnic

    Sun, Sep 12, 2021 |12–4pm
  • Peninsula Families Picnic

    Sun, Sep 25, 2021 | 12–4pm
  • Bienvenidos Virtual Family Gathering

    Sun, Aug 29, 2021 | 12–4pm | Contact Director of Center for Civic Engagement Christy Godinez
  • Asian/Asian-American Family Picnic

    Sun, Oct 3, 2021 | 12–4pm
  • LGBTQ+ Family Picnic

    Sun, Oct 16, 2021 | 12–4pm

Families New to Independent Schools (FNIS)

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  • Families New to Independent Schools (FNIS)

    Every incoming family has their own personal transition into LWHS. New community members come to learn, over time, our school traditions, unique school lingo, and the community culture.
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  • Family Networks

    Family networks are parent-led groups created to foster community, acknowledge and address common experiences of group members, and to encourage success and cultural pride for students. If you’re interested in learning more about family networks in general, contact the PA VP of Inclusions, Beth Weise or Yvonne Perez-Sallaberry. Otherwise, feel free to contact the family network chair directly for questions and event information.
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  • Peer Connect

    The Peer Connect Mentor Program is designed to help ease the transition to LWHS by pairing incoming 9th graders with 10th–12th graders who act as mentors throughout the year.
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Peer Connect Events

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Student Leadership Opportunities

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  • FM, AIF, & SURJ

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  • Skillify Student Leadership Training | Spring

    Skillify's mission is to re-define success for students by encouraging them to step out of the academic bubble and experience the real world, where your value is much more than your GPA, and your success is determined by your skills. 
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  • Student Council

    StuCo serves as the governing body for students at LWHS.
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  • Student Leadership Training

    All LWHS student leaders, including AM student club leaders, peer connect mentors, and the student council executive board, are required to attend the Student Leadership Training in August.
  • The Pact Mentor Program

    The Pact Mentor Program is designed to offer leadership opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) students at LWHS, Urban, and UHS.
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  • Be fully present
  • Speak from the “I” perspective
  • Lean into discomfort
  • Respect the messiness of ideas
  • Suspend judgment of self and others
  • Honor confidentiality
  • Accept silence as part of the process
  • Take space, make space, invite in
  • Seek multiple perspectives, treating the candidness of others as a gift

Schoolwide Conference

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  • Sam Mihara Days of Justice

    Every spring the entire LWHS community participates in an in-house conference that explores identity, privilege, and oppression planned by students who have attended the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference, the White Privilege Conference or the Creating Change Conference. 
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