April 19, 2011
Liberty High School’s first garage sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 in its main gym.
The garage sale is in honor of Maple Hills Elementary School teacher Steve Birdsall who died of multiple system atrophy in February. All proceeds will benefit Shy-Drager, an organization that offers support to families affected by the disease.
Donate gently used clothing, home furnishings, luggage, electronics, computer equipment, child supplies and sports equipment for the sale. Students from the school’s Associated Student Body will collect donations at the school from 2:30-3:30 p.m. through April 20 in the upper gym.
School officials ask that parents drop off donations with a student present.
April 12, 2011
King County is honoring Grand Ridge Elementary School — plus teachers, a student and a staff member from the Issaquah School District — as Earth Heroes at School.
The annual honor highlights schools and people for contributions to environmental protection and student environmental education. The county Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Solid Waste Division announced the 2011 honorees March 30.
“Winners of the Earth Heroes at School awards are a diverse group who share the common goal of making our world a better place,” County Executive Dow Constantine said in a statement. “It is an honor to recognize their achievements in environmental education, waste reduction, energy conservation and other positive efforts.”
March 29, 2011
First Columbine shooting victim’s message of kindness lives on
One day in a busy high school lunchroom, a new student sat down at an almost full table. Those at the table rudely cleared out as the new girl sat, prompting Rachel Scott — who sat at a different table — to approach and join the new student for lunch.
February 22, 2011
Together Center announces board of director changes
Barbara de Michele, of Issaquah, has been named chairwoman of the Together Center board of directors. She is the executive director of the Issaquah Community Network.
De Michelle takes over for longtime chairman John Spangenberg, of Kirkland, who has been named chair emeritus.
John Rittenhouse, a manager at Microsoft from Issaquah, is now vice chair.
Also joining the board of directors is Donna Batter, of Issaquah, a fundraising consultant.
Together Center is a nonprofit organization that helps the needy find food, shelter, medical and dental care, child care assistance, youth and family counseling, and more.
February 1, 2011
The Rotary Club of Issaquah honored the following seniors as its students of the month for January.
School: Liberty High School
Parents: George and Sherri Thompson
Category honored: Leadership
Sponsoring teacher: Michelle Munson
Achievements: varsity golf captain (twice); junior varsity baseball captain; Associated Student Body vice president, homecoming king, junior class president
Activities/interests: ASB Leadership; math, DECA, Link Crew
Hobbies: Baseball, golf, fishing, ASB
Outside school affiliations: hanging with friends, working at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course
Future goals: go to a four-year university and obtain a degree; continue leadership throughout life; pursue a career in the field of landscaping architecture
January 4, 2011
U.S. Army honors Issaquah senior
Issaquah High School senior and wide receiver Evan Peterson was named U.S. Army Player of the Week following a triple-overtime loss to Eastlake on Oct. 15. Representatives from the Seattle Seahawks and U.S. Army visited his school to honor Evan for his 11 catches for 176 yards and four touchdowns. The Seahawks donated $250 to Issaquah High School’s Associated Student Body in Peterson’s name, gave him two Seahawks game tickets, and a personalized jersey and football.
December 9, 2010
NEW — 8 a.m. Dec. 9, 2010
Issaquah High School students have found a way to combine burning calories and fundraising for people in need.
The school’s Associated Student Body invites community members to register for the 5K December Dash. Proceeds benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
The race is scheduled for Saturday at Lake Sammamish State Park. Registration start at 8:15 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m.
ASB Health Awareness Liaison Margaret Rauch and Cheer Liaison Sam Mele, both seniors, encouraged runners to bring their dogs with them to the Snow Much Fun Run.
December 7, 2010
The Skyline High School Associated Student Body is seeking donations for its first garage sale, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Skyline commons, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.
ASB officers will collect donations from 2:30-3:15 p.m. Dec. 6-9 and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Skyline commons. Proceeds will benefit the general scholarship fund.
“Really, we are looking for whatever people have to give,” ASB executive secretary Laura Cindric said.
The general scholarship fund helps students in need pay for myriad activities, including field trips, sports fees and traveling to music competitions, Cindric said.
Learn more by e-mailing SkylineasbASB@gmail.com.
November 16, 2010
Jerry Pearson grew up in Issaquah, working at Pickering Farm and serving — in his joking manner — as the 1964 vice president of the Associated Student Body his senior year at Issaquah High School.
Many knew him as the class clown, the student who ran a stop sign and tried to hide his car from police behind a farm’s giant pile of manure in then-rural Issaquah.
After high school, the steps he took next eventually took him to Vietnam, changing his views of himself and of his world. Read more
November 9, 2010
Every year during Liberty High School’s Veterans Day assembly, I am amazed by the number of people who stand up when an especially solemn Associated Student Body officer asks those who know a member of the armed services to rise.
Nearly the entire student body stands up and looks around, many students wearing the same astonished expression that crosses my own face. As Veterans Day approaches, I am reminded of the overwhelming number of “support the troops” yellow ribbons that plastered the bumpers of American cars shortly after the Iraq War began. Looking back, I realize I seldom see these tokens of patriotism anymore, which leads me to wonder: Are we really supporting our troops? Read more