LocalCome see holiday lights at Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Sammamish tonight
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 7, 2013
A new tradition begins tonight with the first parade of boats decked out in holiday lights on Lake Sammamish at 5 p.m. at the state park beach.
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park invite the public to sing carols around a bonfire and sip hot chocolate while enjoying the magic of the twinkling lights on the boats from the beach. Visitors will need a Discover Pass to enter the park or pay a $10 admission fee per carload.
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.