Issaquah PTSA welcomes expert parent educators to public conversation

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.

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Issaquah students accepted into Teach for America

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.

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Issaquah’s Karin Weihe wins SRO award

August 7, 2015

NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 2015

Contributed Karin Weihe (left) smiles as she is named the 2015 Washington State School Resource Officer of the Year and receives the award from Washington School Safety Organization President John Giudice during the WSSO annual conference July 20 in Kennewick. The award was in recognition of her decade of service to the Issaquah High School community, students and parents. ‘All of us at the Issaquah School District should feel honored to say we have the best of the best SROs in the state,’ Issaquah High School Security Chief Neil Lasher said.

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Karin Weihe (left) smiles as she is named the 2015 Washington State School Resource Officer of the Year and receives the award from Washington School Safety Organization President John Giudice during the WSSO annual conference July 20 in Kennewick. The award was in recognition of her decade of service to the Issaquah High School community, students and parents. ‘All of us at the Issaquah School District should feel honored to say we have the best of the best SROs in the state,’ Issaquah High School Security Chief Neil Lasher said.

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Issaquah sisters invited to dance in Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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.

By Richard Ochs Katie (left) and Jennifer Ochs compete in the Sword Dance at the Sacramento Valley Open Championship in April.

By Richard Ochs
Katie (left) and Jennifer Ochs compete in the Sword Dance at the Sacramento Valley Open Championship in April.

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

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Lakeside zeroes in on American Legion baseball regionals

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.

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Local lacrosse players named to USA Today all-state team

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.

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ISC Gunners win semifinal, fall short in championship

July 23, 2015

By Christina Corrales-Toy At left, Sarah Shimer (yellow), ISC Gunners goalkeeper, gets a hand on a corner kick launched by a San Diego Sea Lions player July 18 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners defeated the Sea Lions, 3-1, in the regional Women’s Premier Soccer League playoff match.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
At left, Sarah Shimer (yellow), ISC Gunners goalkeeper, gets a hand on a corner kick launched by a San Diego Sea Lions player July 18 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners defeated the Sea Lions, 3-1, in the regional Women’s Premier Soccer League playoff match.

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Bullets aim for national title

July 23, 2015

By Lennon Lo The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

By Lennon Lo
The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

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Five athletes compete for Gliders at Junior Olympics track and field

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.

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Students accepted into aerospace scholars summer residency

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:

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