Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2023

Our school is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2023. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in LWSD. The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. There are no codes or information used to match a survey to a student. Please read the attached Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

Information for parents and students


Meet Our Counselor


Hi! I’m Crysta Cady, the Behavioral Health Support Specialist (BHSS) from Youth Eastside Services who works with Northstar, and the other schools on campus. As a BHSS, I work with the school to address mental health and substance use patterns that arise throughout the school year. I do short-term individual mental health counseling, group counseling, classroom presentations, general consultation with staff and families, and other fun activities.

I love what I do, and feel honored every day to get to work with amazing youth and families. I am very excited to be back with Northstar this year. I have enjoyed growing up in the Pacific Northwest, and am known to engage in those “PNW” activities such as camping, hiking, and lots of days spent at the lake in the summer. I have a dog named Gretchen, who I am obsessed with. I love coffee, painting, and cooking.

Come enjoy Lunch Bunch - Thursdays!

Northstar students are also welcome to join Lunch Bunch on Thursdays in Janet's classroom. We meet during lunch time (12:00-12:30pm). This is meant to be a social space for students to play games and connect with each other.

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