Chase Steiner named as national youth delegate

February 10, 2015

Chase Steiner, a student at Eastside Catholic High School, has been selected to represent Washington as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

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Seat will open on Issaquah School Board

February 3, 2015

Because Issaquah School Board Director Brian Deagle will not seek re-election at the end of his term in November, a new director will need to be elected.

Deagle, who will have served nine years, will continue through the end of his current term, through November.

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Application period opens for special education preschool program

February 3, 2015

The Issaquah School District is accepting applications for children to participate as “Peer Models” in its Early Childhood Special Education Preschool for the 2015-16 school year.

The district provides special education services and peer model tuition programs for children ages 3-5.

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Issaquah drama program hosts fundraiser

February 3, 2015

Life is a cabaret for Issaquah High School drama students.

The school’s drama program has found a creative way to raise funds for its spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” Students, and some staff members, will perform in a fundraiser cabaret Feb. 5 and 6.

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Samantha Smith Elementary School helps Issaquah Food Bank program

December 30, 2014

The Samantha Smith Elementary School’s Student Leadership Council collected gifts from Dec. 1-5 for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn, a program of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Contributed Samantha Smith Elementary School fifth-graders (from left) Dylan Denq, Aditi Goyal, Maeve Toland, Parker Kirkwood, Jaskaran Dhilon and Sada Hitzemann helped lead the school’s gift drive for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn.

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Samantha Smith Elementary School fifth-graders (from left) Dylan Denq, Aditi Goyal, Maeve Toland, Parker Kirkwood, Jaskaran Dhilon and Sada Hitzemann helped lead the school’s gift drive for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn.

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Liberty High School Diversity Club includes all

December 23, 2014

At Liberty High School there are countless types of people: tall, skinny, overweight, brown, white…the diversity is endless. But until now, there has not been a club to encompass all of these people.

Azan Sarosh Liberty High School

Azan Sarosh
Liberty High School

Diversity Club was founded by seniors Hayley Murdoch and Cecelia Lofton, who hope the club will help students embrace their diversity and find a safe place to be around other people who feel the same.

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Join Issaquah High School Students for Cycle the Wave Club

December 23, 2014

Gathering in the Issaquah High School ceramics room after school each Thursday, a club of six students and adviser Karin Walen discuss how to educate people about and raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.

Jaimie Waltz Issaquah High School

Jaimie Waltz
Issaquah High School

The Fight the Fear event Nov. 17, sparked new interest in Students for Cycle the Wave.

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Skyline High School Red Cross Club has Jan. 12 fundraiser

December 23, 2014

During the holidays, it’s important to be thankful for everything you have and remember there are people less fortunate than you. It’s important to remember to give back.

Noela Lu Skyline High School

Noela Lu
Skyline High School

Skyline High School’s Red Cross Club is holding a fundraiser Jan. 12 to raise money for the Red Cross Measles & Rubella Initiative. The initiative essentially raises money for children and families in Africa — who don’t necessarily have access to immediate health care — to allow them to get measles and rubella vaccinations.

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Eastside Catholic Microfinance Club helps Third World countries

December 23, 2014

Since its inception last year, the Eastside Catholic Microfinance Club’s mission has been to raise money for entrepreneurs in Third World countries to start a business.

Billy Dimlow Eastside Catholic High School

Billy Dimlow
Eastside Catholic High School

Microfinance is relation-based banking; several entrepreneurs loan money to a person in a Third World country to help him or her start a business.

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Hot List

December 23, 2014

Movie: ‘Interstellar’

“Interstellar” is a dramatic sci-fi film that came into theaters Nov. 7. With human life on Earth on the brink of apocalyptic termination, a team of explorers embarks on an intergalactic mission to find mankind a new home. “Interstellar” combines the virtues of “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Gravity” into a dramatic, mind-bending adventure among the stars.

Album: ‘V,’ by Maroon 5

“V” is Maroon 5’s fifth and most recent album, showcasing their upbeat style and Adam Levine’s impressive falsettos. “V” spawned hit singles “Maps” and “Animals.” Featuring pulsing rhythms and highly energetic songs, “V” is Maroon 5’s first album since 2012’s “Overexposed.”

Book: ‘Unbroken’ by Laura Hillenbrand

The novel “Unbroken,” which is being released as a movie this Christmas, tells the harrowing true story of survivor Louis Zamperni. Emerging from a troubled youth to become a groundbreaking Olympic runner, Zamperni eventually joins the military only to wind up in a World War II Japanese POW camp. “Unbroken” is the powerful story of one man’s persistence and grit in overcoming impossible odds.

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