August 15, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 15, 2015
The Issaquah PTSA Council presents a conversation with parent education experts Dr. Jong Zhao and Myron Dueck from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Issaquah High School theater.
Zhao is the author of numerous books including “World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students” and Dueck is the author of “Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn.”
During the free presentation, Zhao and Dueck will share their message about students’ global competitiveness and how to best assess and motivate kids for effective learning.
Issaquah High School is at 700 Second Ave. S.E.
August 14, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 2015
Three recent graduates from Issaquah have been accepted into Teach for America’s 2015 teaching corps.
The students are Brandon Boyd, a 2011 graduate of Skyline High School and a 2015 graduate of University of Washington; Max Sugarman, a 2010 graduate of Issaquah High School and a 2014 graduate of University of Washington; and Kelsey Smith a 2011 graduate of Eastlake High School and a 2015 graduate of Seattle University.
Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for students in low-income communities. Corps members commit to teach in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong advocates for educational equity.
The trio joins a network of 50,000 corps members and alumni working alongside parents, principals and communities for positive change.
To learn more about Teach for America, go to www.teachforamerica.org.
August 7, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 2015
August 5, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
Discover Scottish Dance USA has announced that 14 American Scottish Highland Dancers will pack their bags, dance shoes and costumes to perform in the 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of the world’s most prestigious global presentations.
From Aug. 7-29, the U.S. dancers will join bagpipers, drummers, singers and other dancers from four continents in a daily presentation that entertains an annual onsite audience of 220,000 and an at-home audience of 100 million worldwide.
This marks the first year American Scottish Highland Dancers have been invited to audition to perform in the Tattoo. One hundred and eighty-eight applicants from Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States submitted audition videos, competing for 66 coveted spots. Read more
July 29, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015
Lakeside Recovery won its first three games at the Senior American Legion state tournament, putting the team in prime position to earn a berth at next week’s regional championships.
Lakeside Recovery (32-15) was scheduled to face the Kennewick Outlaws on July 27, after press time, with a win putting the group of Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high school players in the July 28 state title game at Bellingham’s Joe Martin Field.
July 28, 2015
NEW — 4:52 p.m. July 28, 2015
Five local players were named to the 2015 Washington boys lacrosse all-state team selected by USA Today High School Sports.
July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015
The Issaquah Gliders track and field club sent five athletes to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Region 13 championships, July 8-12 at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon.
In the 17/18 men’s division, Jack Welch took fourth place in the 400 meters in 49.61 seconds. Welch, a 2015 Skyline High School graduate, is heading to the University of Portland this fall.
July 16, 2015
The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle: