Diane Holt to leave Issaquah Valley Elementary School, take survey to help find new principal

June 26, 2014

NEW – 11:40 a.m. June 26, 2014

Diane Holt, the principal at Issaquah Valley Elementary School, has accepted a new job with the Federal Way School District.

Holt, principal at Issaquah Valley for the past five years, will be the new director of leadership support for Federal Way schools.

She has been working for the past year to become a nationally certified principal mentor, and the position in Federal Way will allow her to put those skills into practice, Holt said in an email to Issaquah Valley families.

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Rep. Chad Magendanz will give higher education perspective to workforce discussion June 18

June 17, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 17, 2014

Fifth District Rep. Chad Magendanz will take part in a discussion on higher education June 18.

“Closing the Skills Gap: How Higher Education, Business and Policy Can Collaborate,” will draw a diverse set of experts to discuss actions that more effectively integrate the collaboration between businesses and higher education institutions.

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Robin Earl resigns as Creekside Elementary School principal

June 14, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 14, 2014

Creekside Elementary School is searching for its next principal after Robin Earl announced her resignation June 10 in an email to families.

Earl has worked in the Issaquah School District for more than 20 years, serving as principal at Creekside and Challenger elementary schools, and as one of the original science magnet program teachers at Briarwood Elementary School.

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Seth Adams to take over as IMS principal

June 10, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 10, 2014

Seth Adams will be the next principal at Issaquah Middle School.

Adams formerly served as an assistant principal at the school. He replaces outgoing Principal Corrine DeRosa, who is leaving to take a job as the Issaquah district’s director of school improvement.

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Newcastle Elementary School principal is leaving

June 8, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. June 8, 2014

Newcastle Elementary School Principal Marla Newton announced May 30 that she is leaving at the end of the school year.

Newton has accepted a position in the Federal Way School District.

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Rotary Club honors top seniors

June 3, 2014

March

Taryn Frazier

  • Tiger Mountain Community High School
  • recognition in pre-vocational
  • volunteer at Eastside Baby Corner and Providence Marianwood nursing home
  • enjoys all classroom subjects, especially European studies, and is a teacher’s assistant
  • activities include drawing, knitting, sewing, dancing, reading, video games and solving brain puzzles
  • plans to attend Bellevue College and Texas Woman’s University and pursue a career as occupational therapist/nurse

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Community is invited to attend tri-high school science fair June 3

May 30, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 30, 2014

It’s like no other high school science fair you’ve experienced before.

The Issaquah School District invites the community to attend the Tri-High Physic Symposium from 4-8 p.m. June 3 at Liberty High School, 16655 S.E. 136th St., Renton. There is no charge to attend.

Visualize more than 600 students from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools sharing fascinating research in kinematics, dynamics, energy and work, momentum, and wave behavior.

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Hot List — check out ‘In The Lonely Hour’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

May 27, 2014

NEW — 6:30 p.m. May 27, 2014

‘In The Lonely Hour’

"In The Lonely Hour," by Sam Smith

“In The Lonely Hour,” by Sam Smith

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith is already well known in the United Kingdom and starting to gain a following in the United States due to his stunningly beautiful and unique voice. The craze began with an acoustic version of “Latch” in collaboration with Disclosure. Every one of Smith’s current songs have found huge success; “Money on My Mind,” “Stay With Me,” “Leave Your Lover” and “Not in That Way” have all been chart toppers. From what we’ve seen already, In the Lonely Hour (to be released June 17) should be a remarkable album.

 

 

 

‘The Fault In Our Stars’

“The Fault In Our Stars”

“The Fault In Our Stars”

“The Fault In Our Stars,” by John Green has been recognized as a heart-wrenching story of two lovers, 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel Lancaster and 17-year-old amputee Augustus Waters. A film based on the novel is set to be released this upcoming summer and already has a huge following of teens anticipating the movie, which will star Shailene Woodley as Hazel and Ansel Elgort as Augustus. If you have yet to read the book, there’s still time; the movie premiers June 6.

Beaver Lake looking to dedicate gym to teacher

May 27, 2014

Beaver Lake Middle School is seeking to name its gymnasium Chuck Lee Court, after one of its teachers who lost his battle with cancer this year.

Principal Stacy Cho made the proposal at the Issaquah School Board’s May 14 meeting, and the board is expected to adopt the plan at its May 28 meeting.

Lee spent more than three decades teaching and coaching in the community, at Beaver Lake and Skyline High School. Peers and students lauded him for not only teaching fundamentals, but for being a strong role model and developing character among children, Cho wrote in a letter to the board.

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Apollo, Issaquah Valley budgets revised

May 27, 2014

The ongoing construction projects at Apollo and Issaquah Valley elementary schools had details revised for a third time at the Issaquah School Board’s May 14 meeting.

A revised contract of $10,318,949 was approved at the meeting, an increase of $141,622 from the previous amount. Babbit Neuman Construction Co. is the contractor on the two schools.

The revisions include changing storage rooms into small instructional spaces, sound-system changes in multipurpose classrooms, and the addition of call buttons in classrooms and activity spaces at both schools.

The revised contract total is within the board’s original budget.

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