December 15, 2009
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
July 7, 2009
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
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
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.
March 9, 2009
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
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
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