Issaquah School District 2010-11 bell times

August 11, 2010

Elementary schools

Apollo

Regular days

  • Start: 8:30 a.m.
  • Stop: 2:53 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • Start: 8:15 a.m.
  • Stop: 12:30 p.m.

Early release

  • Start: 8:30 a.m.
  • Stop: 11:03 a.m.

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Issaquah School District 2010-11 assessment calendar

August 11, 2010

Assessment dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 20

Grade level tested: 2

Test: Developmental Reading Assessment

Required by: state

Assessment dates: Oct. 13

Grade level tested: 10-11

Test: PSAT

Required by: student

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Meet the Issaquah School Board

August 11, 2010

The five-member school board sets district goals, oversees financial affairs and advocates for schools and students. Though residents throughout the district elect the entire board, members must live within the boundaries of their designated district. Members serve four-year terms in the nonpartisan posts.

Board President Suzanne Weaver was appointed to the board to represent District 5 in January 2007 and re-elected to her position in November 2007. She has been involved with the district for the past nine years, mostly as president of various elementary, middle, high school and districtwide PTSA boards. Weaver’s district includes parts of Issaquah and Sammamish. Her term expires in November 2011. Reach her at 313-2494 or weavers@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Jan Woldseth was elected to the board in November 1999. She is a former high school English teacher and has been an active district volunteer and community member for more than 10 years. She is serving her fourth consecutive term as board representative to District 1. Woldseth’s district includes western Issaquah and a sliver of Bellevue. Her term ends in November 2011. Reach her at 641-9941 or woldsethj@issaquah.wednet.edu.

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Issaquah School District PTA school contacts 2010-11

August 11, 2010

Issaquah PTSA Council

  • President Janine Kotan — 427-9029

Elementary schools

Apollo

  • Lauri Mendoza — 271-4997

Briarwood

  • Beth Donahoe — 793-7890

Cascade Ridge

  • Tina Yerges — 557-0606

Challenger

  • Deneall Owens — 369-0380

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Issaquah School District administrative directory

August 11, 2010

Superintendent

Steve Rasmussen, 837-7002

rasmussens@issaquah.wednet.edu

Associate superintendent

Ron Thiele, 837-7025

thieler@issaquah.wednet.edu

Executive director of communications

Sara Niegowski, 837-7004

niegowskis@issaquah.wednet.edu

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Teenagers report armed robbery at Apollo Elementary

August 11, 2010

NEW — 4:45 p.m. Aug. 11, 2010

Police said masked men robbed two teenagers at gunpoint at Apollo Elementary School early Monday morning.

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives said an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man were robbed at gunpoint at the school, 15025 S.E. 117th St., just after 1 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said the teenagers received a call from their 16-year-old friend late Sunday night. The friend told them he was in trouble and needed $90. He told them he was at a mutual friend’s house and that he could meet them at the school.

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Stimulus dollars fund upgrades at Issaquah public housing complex

August 11, 2010

NEW — 11 a.m. Aug. 11, 2010

The county public housing agency has put stimulus dollars to work to make units at a downtown Issaquah apartment complex accessible to the disabled.

King County Housing Authority leaders plan to modify three units at Eastridge House in Issaquah and 56 other public housing units countywide. The agency announced the $3.85 million project Wednesday.

The money comes as part of $4 billion in stimulus money steered to housing authorities nationwide to preserve and enhance public housing.

Crews plan to modify bathrooms, kitchens, and living areas to enable people with mobility impairments or other physical disabilities to live independently. The plan also calls for appliances, interior doors and flooring to be replaced.

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Help Issaquah nonprofit make a home for adults with disabilities into reality

August 11, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Aug. 11, 2010

Issaquah nonprofit organization Life Enrichment Options plans another expansion to house more adults with developmental disabilities — and LEO has invited community members to help launch the campaign.

The kickoff starts at 1 p.m. Sunday on the sight for a planned group home, at 25th and Logan Street in the highlands.

LEO founder Rose Finnegan invited community members to stop by for free lemonade and apple pie — and to learn about the innovative organization.

The organization aims to raise $100,000 in 100 days to build a group home in the Issaquah Highlands. LEO operates the Rose House in downtown Issaquah and the Ann Dennis House in the highlands.

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Contest aims to strengthen ties between Issaquah, Morocco

August 11, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 11, 2010

Snap photos of Issaquah people and places — and help strengthen bonds between the community and sister city Chefchaouen, Morocco.

Issaquah and the American Moroccan International Exchange teamed up for a photo contest for students age 12-18 from both cities. Eligible students can create and submit photos to the contest. Organizers hope the photography project helps improve understanding and relationship between people in both nations.

Find the contest guidelines here. Submit photos here by Sept. 15.

Winners will be announced at the Salmon Days Festival on Oct. 2-3. The winning photos will be displayed in Issaquah and Chefchaouen. The top finishers also receive cash prizes.

Plan for roadwork at several spots

August 10, 2010

Sunset Way widening project removes street parking

Crews have started removing street parking along East Sunset Way as part of a project to relieve traffic congestion.

Issaquah city planners required the Issaquah School District to complete the project as part of the $84 million Issaquah High School renovation. The school sits along Second Avenue Southeast.

Work at Sunset Way and Second Avenue started Aug. 9. The district plans to avoid closures during peak commutes. Expect traffic delays at other times.

Plans call for another lane to be added on westbound Sunset Way to create a left-turn lane — plus a combined through and right-turn lane — at the intersection.

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