August 14, 2015
NEW – 1:55 p.m., Aug. 14, 2015
Three members of the Issaquah Swim Team were selected to compete in a high-quality competition earlier this month when they traveled to Maui, Hawaii. Read more
August 5, 2015
NEW — 11:15 a.m., Aug. 5, 2015
The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr has impacted countless musicians worldwide, and their influence will soon be seen in tangible ways through four Skyline High School seniors. Read more
July 4, 2015
NEW — 3 p.m. July 4, 2015
Strong4Sam Foundation presents an exclusive screening of “The Adventures of Pepper and Paula” at the Issaquah Cinebarre.
Issaquah actress and star of the film Mindy Raymond, as Paula, will be at the screening. The fundraiser is $15 per ticket and starts at 1 p.m. July 6. In addition, signed copies will be raffled and a limited number of Strong4Sam T-shirts and bracelets will be sold.
All proceeds benefit the Strong4Sam Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating community awareness and raising funds for innovative research to discover more effective and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancer. It was named for a Beaver Lake Middle School student who is battling a brain tumor.
June 10, 2015
Several Issaquah schools were among 55 schools the King County Green Schools Program is recognizing this month for conservation achievements.
May 12, 2015
A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.
At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.
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 14, 2015
Just two days before Christmas, Sammamish residents Jeff and Kellea Taylor received some of the worst possible news about their youngest child, Sam.
Sam was having chronic headaches and nausea, so doctors began checking him. They found a cancerous tumor in his brain, known as astrocytoma, and because an operation to remove it wasn’t possible, they immediately put him on a chemotherapy treatment plan.
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.
March 10, 2015
More than 70 Beaver Lake Middle School students will perform the Disney classic “Aladdin” during three performances at the school March 20-21.
August 26, 2014
Kym Clayton has a child who struggles with social skills and speech delays, and in her quest to find help, she stumbled across an idea from a suburban school in Pennsylvania.
Christian Bucks, a student at Roundtown Elementary School in York, Pa., invented a simple but effective way of helping children who were feeling sad or lonely. His Buddy Bench concept — a bench where kids can sit when they’re in need of a friend — has spread like wildfire in less than a year, reaching schools around the world.
Clayton believed the Buddy Bench might be a useful tool at Sunny Hills Elementary School, where she was PTSA president during the 2013-14 school year.
But simply going to a local hardware store and building a bench wasn’t what she had in mind.
“I think it would be really neat to be full circle, that kids are building this bench for other kids,” she explained. Read more