District’s newest school named Creekside Elementary

December 15, 2009

Creekside Elementary School as seen from the northeast, with the main entrance at left and classrooms at right. By Issaquah School District

Creekside Elementary School as seen from the northeast, with the main entrance at left and classrooms at right. By Issaquah School District

The Issaquah School District’s 15th elementary school finally has a name.

Creekside Elementary School, 20777 S.E. 16th St., Sammamish, will open in fall 2010 for students on the Sammamish Plateau near Pine Lake.

The school board unanimously voted on the name at its Dec. 9 regular business meeting.

The Chang family, of Sammamish, couldn’t be more thrilled with the choice, since it was their submission, Melody Chang said.

Jesse and Melody Chang’s two daughters, Emma, 7, and Erin, 4, will attend the school.

“When the community was asked to submit names, we came up with the name Creekside because it was simple, yet true to the area,” Melody Chang said. “We think it is indicative of the surrounding area and the nurturing environment that the elementary school has such an important role in playing.” Read more

Shovels turn for new school

July 7, 2009

Ground is broken June 23 for the Issaquah School District’s new elementary school in Sammamish west of Pine Lake with Principal Robin Earl (left), Superintendent Dr. Steve Rasmussen and school board members, (from left) president Brian Deagle, Suzanne Weaver, Jan Woldseth, Chad Magendanz and Connie Fletcher, turning shovels of dirt for the ceremony.  By Adam Eschbach

Ground is broken June 23 for the Issaquah School District’s new elementary school in Sammamish west of Pine Lake with Principal Robin Earl (left), Superintendent Dr. Steve Rasmussen and school board members, (from left) president Brian Deagle, Suzanne Weaver, Jan Woldseth, Chad Magendanz and Connie Fletcher, turning shovels of dirt for the ceremony. By Adam Eschbach

Contractor selected to build new elementary school

June 2, 2009

Issaquah School Board members unanimously voted to accept a bid presented by Babbit Neuman Construction for a new elementary school at their May 27 board meeting. Read more

Teacher layoff count expected tonight

April 21, 2009

At the April 22 school board meeting, Issaquah School district officials will announce the number of teachers they expect to cut from the payroll. Read more

Challenger Elementary School gets new principal

March 23, 2009

Challenger Elementary School has a new principal. Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen announced in a letter to the district that Clark Elementary School Principal Sue McPeak will replace outgoing Principal Robin Earl.

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Two elementary schools get new principals

March 9, 2009

The Issaquah School District’s planned elementary 15 (above), which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010, will be built in the 28000 block of Southeast 20th Street as part of The Park at Pine Lake development. Issaquah School District

The Issaquah School District’s planned elementary 15 (above), which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010, will be built in the 28000 block of Southeast 20th Street as part of The Park at Pine Lake development. Issaquah School District

As the Issaquah Valley Elementary School community says hello to a new principal, Challenger Elementary School students bid farewell to Principal Robin Earl.

On March 3, district officials announced they hired Diane Holt to be principal at Issaquah Valley.

The school’s former principal, Jennelle Hawthorne, announced her resignation last June. Read more

Top 10 news stories of 2008

December 29, 2008

2008 news stories revisited

From an increase in robberies to the demise of the proposed Southeast Bypass, 2008 was action packed in Issaquah. Lightning and snow storms, a stronger Moroccan connection and business closures all made headlines.

In no particular order, here are updates on our pick of the top 10 news stories of the year: Read more

City, school district anticipate better planning for new school

November 25, 2008

Staff members from the city of Sammamish and the Issaquah School District say the district’s new elementary school should open on time in fall 2010. Read more