Issaquah School Directory

September 19, 2008

Issaquah School District

Administration Building

565 N.W. Holly St., Issaquah, WA 98027



16,000 students • 110-square mile area east of Bellevue

15 elementary schools, five middle schools,

four high schools

» Elementary Schools (Grade K-5) » Middle Schools (Grades 6-8) » High Schools (Grades 9-12)
» State Juvenile Facility » Private Schools

Elementary schools (grades K-5)



Cascade Ridge



Cougar Ridge




Grand Ridge

Issaquah Valley

Maple Hills


Sunny Hills


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Middle schools (grades 6-8)

Beaver Lake



Pacific Cascade

Pine Lake

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High schools (grades 9-12)




Tiger Mountain Community

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Special programs or facitilies

Academy for Community Transition

Echo Glen Children’s Center State Juvenile Detention Facility

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Private schools

The Arbor School

Cougar Mountain Academy

Dartmoor School

Lakeside Montessori

St. Joseph Catholic School

TLC Academy

Snoqualmie Springs School

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Skyline demolishes Ballard

September 19, 2008

Spartans use a strong offensive attack to win 56-6


It was over from the beginning.

Coming off a shutout win against Oregon’s top 6A team Sept. 6, which coaches attributed to Read more

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Cross country teams chasing lofty goals

September 19, 2008


By Derek Johnson, Jim Feehan and Christopher Huber


“The boys team finished second in KingCo, third in district and third in state,” said Read more

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Eagles look to excel against 4A teams

September 19, 2008

Patriots rebuilding, Spartans reloading

By Derek Johnson,   Jim Feehan and Christopher Huber


“I think we’re going to be pretty good this year,” said Issaquah High School golf coach Tom Bakamus. “Even in moving up to 4A. We finished fourth in KingCo last year, and sent four to district and one to state. Our best player and captain is Kevin Moon. He’s an outstanding golfer. We have one senior in Cameron Danforth, and then just a slug of juniors from whom we should see some good things.

“The one big difference in moving to 4A will be that our kids will be able to play at some private golf courses, like Bear Creek and Inglewood,” he said. “Private courses are often in much better condition than public courses.”

Bakamus is also the women’s golf coach, which plays its games in spring. 

“The boys definitely have it better than the girls,” said Bakamus with a chuckle. “They get to play in far better weather in the fall. In the spring months, the weather is terrible. The girls have to play in sweatshirts and rain jackets — they are always getting wet.”



Andrew Pittman will be the only golfer with extensive varsity experience from a squad that saw four seniors graduate last year, said Coach Jon Kinsley, entering his third year at Liberty High School.

Six newcomers will join Pittman, a senior, this fall. Juniors Wright Noel, Robbie Gage, Troy Colyer, Connor Sjolander, Nick Stevens and Sean Pittman, Andrew’s younger brother, will make up the nucleus of the team. 

“We’re deeper than we’ve ever been in my three years here,” Kinsley said. “We have an eager, more competitive group of golfers this year.”

Kinsley said he expected Mount Si and Issaquah to be among the top teams in the KingCo conference. 

“We find out real quick how good we are when we go up against Mount Si,” he said.

At their Sept. 10 matchup at the Mount Si Golf Club, Mount Si won handily, 179-219.



The Skyline High School boys golf team is coming off a respectable 6-2 record in 2007. The team finished fourth in Class 3A KingCo after a couple of tough tiebreaker matches. Last year was highlighted with a win over Mercer Island, which gave the Islanders their first loss in two years.

But this year, the guys will try their hand against some new opponents and new courses as they move up to the Crest division of KingCo 4A. 

Skyline golfers look to the only two seniors Nick Tran (captain) and Ben Griffin to provide strong leadership on the course, as it remains to be seen which schools are the major power brokers in the league. 

Matches to watch this season are: Skyline vs. Redmond at Bear Creek, 3 p.m. Sept. 25; Skyline vs. Eastlake at Plateau, 3 p.m. Sept. 30; and Skyline vs. Mount Si, at Plateau, 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

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Tennis squads have new faces, key injuries in ’08

September 19, 2008


Shannon Small has stepped in to take over the Issaquah High School boys tennis team, in addition to her position as coach of Read more

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Take a swing at Salmon Days sports

September 19, 2008


On Sunday, Sept. 28, golfing enthusiasts and casual duffers alike will want to be at the Twin Rivers Golf Course in Fall City. 

A shotgun Read more

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Eagles remain unbeaten with 43-20 win over Mount Si

September 19, 2008


The defense made more big plays, Grant Gellatly scored four more touchdowns and the Issaquah High School football team rattled off another big Read more

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Woodinville downs Liberty 34-17 in battle of top ten ranked teams

September 19, 2008


Woodinville scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to spoil Liberty’s Sept. 12 home opener, 34-17.

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Arts Calendar

September 19, 2008


Village Theatre presents the musical “Saint Heaven,” which runs through Oct. 26. Tickets are $18 – $58 and are available by calling 392-2202 or going online to


The Music on the Streets series presents The Dandelion Greens performing from 4-6 p.m. at Depot Park. Call 391-1112.

The Steve Alboucq Jazz Quartet performs from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20 at Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N. Call 391-1424.


The Down the Road Band    performs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at the Farmers Market at Pickering Farm.

Pogacha restaurant hosts The Cory O’Brien Memorial Scholarship Dinner and Auction from 4-9:30 p.m. Twenty percent of all food and beverage revenues for the evening will be donated to the Eastlake High School scholarship fund. Silent auctions close at 7 pm and 8 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.  Call 392-5550 or go to

The Kelley Johnson Quartet  performs from 7:45-10 p.m. at Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Dr. S.E. Tickets are $54.50 for dinner and the show; performance only is $27. Call 391-3335.


The All Mazda Meet is at 8 a.m. at the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-1266.


The Issaquah Valley Grange and former Issaquah resident and author Carla Danziger hosts a talk about her book, “The Story Behind Hidden Falls — From Issaquah to Norway,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Issaquah Masonic Hall, 57 Sunset Way, third floor. Reservations are suggested. Call 206-232-5233 or e-mail


Chris Stevens’ Surf Monkeys perform from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N. Call 391-1424.


Half Pack Live!!! performs live jazz from 8-11 p.m. at Pogacha of Issaquah, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-5550.

The Jovino Santos Neto Quartet performs from 7:45-10 p.m. at Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Dr. S.E. Tickets are $54.50 for dinner and the show; performance only is $27. Call 391-3335.

Paulo Viocava performs from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N. Call 391-1424.


An All Star Jazz Jam, featuring Hans Brehmer, Mary Kadderly, Jennifer Scott, Greta Matassa, Gail Pettis, Trish Hatley and Craig Baker, is from 6:45-9:30 p.m. at Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Dr. S.E. Tickets are $59.50 for dinner and the show; performance only is $32. Call 391-3335.



The Jay Roberts and Don Mock    guitar duo performs from 7:45-10 p.m. at Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Dr. S.E. Tickets are $54.50 for dinner and the show; performance only is $27. Call 391-3335.


Swil Kanim, world-class virtuoso violinist and American Indian storyteller, performs at 7 p.m. at the Lodge at Beaver Lake, 25101 S.E. 24th St. Admission is free, but space is limited. Go to

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Duo brings pianist virtuosos to the Emerald City

September 19, 2008

Chopin Academy founders hope to create buzz with new international competition

Watch enough “American Idol” and one is left wondering if the musical landscape across the gilded plains is mostly filled with tone-deaf hacks whose idea of the classics is Britney Spears’ first album.

Chris Bowlby and his wife Ivana Kaminska have a plan to change that image.

“Classical music is not dead,” said Bowlby, co-founder, with his wife, of Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah. “We’re trying to make sure it keeps growing in excitement.”

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