LocalJoin Ruth Kees Big Tree Trail improvement party Tuesday
NEW — 4:45 p.m. Dec. 9, 2013
Need some holly or ivy for your holiday decorating? Join Janet Wall and friends Dec. 10 as they head up Tiger Mountain’s Ruth Kees Big Tree Trail to remove these invasive plants.
Meet at 10 a.m. at the High Point Trailhead. Cars will either need a Discover Pass or can park outside the gate.
Light snacks will be available. Bring your own drinks and lunch if you want.
SportsIssaquah boys team looks to avenge last year’s bitter end
The way last season ended for the Issaquah High School boys basketball team was a bitter pill that was hard to swallow for third-year coach Jason Griffith.
“We were basically one bucket away from making it back to state,” Griffith said.
SchoolsClark, Creekside honored as schools of distinction
The Issaquah School District had two schools — Clark Elementary and Creekside Elementary — earn 2013 School of Distinction awards in October.
The awards were given to 55 elementary schools, 24 middle/junior high schools and 23 high schools throughout the state.
To attain the honor, schools must demonstrate outstanding student performance and improvements over a five-year period. Student achievement in both reading and math must be above the state median. Both math and reading improvements must be among the top 5 percent of the state’s schools.