Come to pep rallies, buy tickets to support Issaquah, Skyline high schools for the big game

December 4, 2008

NEW — 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 2008

As the kickoff clock winds down to the start of the 4A state championship game between the Issaquah High School Eagles and the Skyline High School Spartans, students, staff and community members are rallying behind their school colors.

To get the Eagles excited for a win at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Tacoma, students are inviting community members to their pep rally at 2 p.m. in the school commons.

Skyline students and staff are sending the Spartans off with an all-school pep rally assembly at 1:50 p.m. The community will rally for the Spartans at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of 228th and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road (Wells Fargo Bank). Read more

Skyline learns from a master

December 3, 2008

NEW — 9:35 a.m. Dec. 3, 2008

Skyline’s football team practiced at the new Seattle Seahawks indoor practice facility (Virginia Mason Athletic Center) Dec. 2. Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren addresses the team as Skyline’s coach, Mat Taylor, looks on.
Skyline’s football team practiced at the new Seattle Seahawks indoor practice facility (Virginia Mason Athletic Center) Dec. 2. Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren addresses the team as Skyline’s coach, Mat Taylor, looks on. Skyline will face Issaquah at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in an attempt to win their second consecutive state title.

Photo by Jim Simpkins

Eagles ready to soar

December 2, 2008

Issaquah’s football fans scream for their team prior to kickoff at the 4A state semifinal football game Nov. 29 against Central Kitsap. The Eagles’ 31-13 win puts them in the championship game against league rival Skyline Dec. 5.

Bring your car and toys to Jingle Bell Cruz

December 2, 2008

NEW — 1:58 p.m. Dec. 2, 2008

Rain or shine, cruise on down to the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in for the annual XXX Jingle Bell Cruz and Toys 4 Tots drive Sunday. Read more

City to shoulder county budget burdens

December 2, 2008

Local nonprofit groups have to get by on less

The Metropolitan King County Council has passed a budget for 2009 that plugs, at least temporarily, a $93 million hole in the general fund. But while that is good for the county, it will have a decidedly mixed effect on Issaquah. Read more

Issaquah man is Rhodes scholar

December 2, 2008

If graduating from Harvard in June 2009 isn’t enough, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, 22, of Issaquah, is one of 32 U.S. men and women accepted to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

After a lengthy and intimidating process, including eight letters of recommendation and an interview, Haddad-Fonda was chosen last week for the scholarship. 

Haddad-Fonda talked with The Press about his amazing accomplishments and what he intends to work on in England. Read more

Schools foundation director moves on

December 2, 2008

After nearly 10 years, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is looking for new leadership.

Robin CallahanRobin Callahan

Robin Callahan, the foundation’s executive director, announced her resignation — effective June 30 — to board members in September. 

“Robin has brought her intelligence, wisdom, compassion and her willingness to do any task needed to cultivate the partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and the Issaquah School District,” said Eve Martine, foundation board president. “She has spent a decade helping to make this a strong district for all students.” Read more

Fifth District incumbents win, Democrats take 41st seats

December 2, 2008

The majority of voters in Issaquah’s two legislative districts voted party line — 5th District voters re-elected incumbent Republicans and the 41st District voted in a slate of Democrats. Read more

Negotiations are under way for Issaquah High School traffic fixes

December 2, 2008

As part of its big remodeling project for Issaquah High School, Issaquah School District officials are obligated to mitigate traffic impacts in the city. But how and where to do that has not been settled. Read more

Boehm Pool upgrades favored in study

December 2, 2008

Results of an aquatics feasibility study were unveiled to the public and City Council Nov. 25, and they have clarified the options for new or improved swimming pools in Issaquah. The most feasible — and most popular — are either to conduct a major overhaul of Julius Boehm Pool, or to build a new pool complex in the Issaquah Highlands.

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