May 18, 2010
More than 770 people attended the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Nourish Every Mind Luncheon May 13.
In some cases, luncheon goers donated up to $5,000 to set a new estimated fundraising record of $406,000, said ISF Executive Director Robin Callahan.
“This luncheon is an event the entire community can take pride in, because it is a culmination of the combined efforts of hundreds of volunteers,” Callahan said.
“Awesome! That is what I have to say about today, in one word, just awesome,” Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said after lunch. The foundation “really connects our community in a different way to our kids, to our teachers and to our school communities.”
Proceeds benefit Issaquah School District students and schools by providing funding for after school programs, classroom grants, teacher scholarships to pursue National Board Certification, textbooks, the high school and middle school robotics teams, and many other essentials.
Local comedian Pat Cashman donated his time for the seventh year to be master of ceremonies for the luncheon. He tossed out punch lines while honoring many of the district’s most inspirational teachers.
March 9, 2010
Middle school multimedia program raises community awareness
Pine Lake Middle School eighth-graders Kyle Feuerberg and Henry Jarvis threw a Super Bowl party for 25 homeless men for their multimedia elective class.