April 28, 2015
The Issaquah PTSA Council recently recognized the Issaquah School District’s outstanding volunteers at a reception at Swedish Hospital.
Congratulations to the following award recipients:
Council — Golden Acorn: Korista Smith-Barney, Becky Gordon and Dawn Peschek; Outstanding Advocate: Dianne Bugge; Honorary Life Membership: Caroline Brown
April 21, 2015
Jane Harris will take over as Apollo Elementary School principal next fall, the district announced in an email to parents at the beginning of April.
Harris moves to Apollo from Maywood Middle School, where she most recently served as assistant principal for the past eight years. She was also a longtime teacher at Liberty High School.
March 25, 2015
Apollo Elementary School will be in the market for a new principal come next school year.
Susan Mundell announced March 4 that she will leave the school to take a position in the Issaquah School District administration, serving as the director of elementary special programs.
March 25, 2015
Three years ago, Issaquah School District voters approved a $219 million bond measure to refurbish and expand several facilities.
Next year, they’ll likely be asked to do something similar.
Issaquah officials have formed a bond feasibility committee, which will work for the next two months to study options for a ballot proposal that could be presented to voters in the first half of 2016.
March 17, 2015
The Issaquah School District announced this year’s Reflections art contest winners, who will have a chance to compete at the state level this spring. Students in every grade are eligible to compete in several different categories.
February 3, 2015
If you’ve ever been to a Liberty High School football game, you know what “We are one” means.
It’s the chant that, without fail, win or lose, emanates from the packed Liberty home bleachers, showcasing the pride and camaraderie that comes with being a Patriot.
January 20, 2015
Ever since he was little, which, admittedly, wasn’t too long ago, Apollo Elementary School fourth-grader Arthur Gwozdz often found himself staring at a globe.
“I don’t know why,” he said, fully aware that it sounds a bit unusual. “I just like to do it.” Read more
January 6, 2015
NEW — 2:21 p.m. Jan. 5, 2015
Apollo Elementary School will host a public meeting tonight to introduce parents to the district’s “Run, Hide, Fight” safety measures.
District schools enact the “Run, Hide, Fight” procedures should an intruder enter the building. This meeting is in advance of student training that will take place Jan. 14.
All teachers have been trained on these procedures and on how to best cover this information with students.
October 14, 2014
District unveils remodeled Liberty High School
The new Liberty High School building is sleek, modern and almost industrial in its appearance.
Past Liberty students would hardly recognize it as the same school, but some internal touches, most importantly a can’t-miss banner inscribed with the words “Proud to be a Patriot,” bring familiarity and warmth to the newly remodeled campus.
The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and Issaquah School District partnered to unveil the new Liberty at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 10.
September 30, 2014
Deputy Dave Montalvo has had his fair share of assignments in a 27-year career with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
He spent time on the SWAT team; he taught new recruits as a master police officer; he served on motorcycle patrol; and he also worked with a traffic enforcement unit.
But he has truly found his home in the south end of the Issaquah School District where, for the past 12 years, Montalvo has served as the school resource officer at Liberty High, Maywood Middle and surrounding elementary schools.
“This is by far, in my opinion, the best job that anybody can have, because you get to work with the kids and make a difference,” he said.