October 6, 2015
UPDATED — 12:47 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015
The Issaquah School District will add a new secondary school in 2016, and it already has a name.
Gibson Ek High School, described on its website as an innovative, interest-based learning opportunity, will open Sept. 1, 2016 on the site that currently houses Issaquah Middle School.
The new school comes after the Issaquah School Board voted last year to shut down Tiger Mountain Community High School, which has served as the district’s alternative high school since 1971.
But district officials stressed that Gibson Ek is not an alternative school, nor is it replacing Tiger Mountain, which will close following the 2015-16 school year. Read more
August 26, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2015
The speed cameras along Second Avenue Southeast will be reactivated Sept. 1.
The cameras operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during school days. The cameras monitor both directions of traffic along Second Avenue near Clark Elementary, Issaquah High, Issaquah Middle and Tiger Mountain Community High schools.
July 14, 2015
“It really was a small town back then,” Brian Yorkey said while relaxing prior to a dress rehearsal of his vision of “Cabaret” at Village Theatre.
Yorkey was talking about when he lived here as a child and first became involved with Village Theatre. For being surely the only Issaquah native to land a Pulitzer Prize, Yorkey is casual, relaxed and seems genuinely sincere about his enjoyment of the city he grew up in and its effects on his ongoing career. Read more
July 2, 2015
UPDATED — 4:45 p.m. Oct. 6, 2015
Consisting mostly of dignitaries from the Issaquah School District and the city of Issaquah, a small crowd joined together the morning of June 26 to mark the official groundbreaking for the new Issaquah Middle School.
“We love to celebrate things that are going to be great resources for the community,” said L. Michelle, school district director of communications.
June 10, 2015
Several Issaquah schools were among 55 schools the King County Green Schools Program is recognizing this month for conservation achievements.
June 3, 2015
To celebrate Earth Day, the city joined the Issaquah School District to issue a Waste Free Wednesday Challenge to every school in the district.
The winning schools are Apollo Elementary, Issaquah Middle and Issaquah High schools.
June 3, 2015
In a unanimous decision May 18, the Issaquah City Council approved the Issaquah School District’s master site plan and site development permit for the new middle school.
The new campus will be built on the current site of Clark Elementary School along Second Avenue Southeast.
May 12, 2015
Puget Sound Energy has begun installing new transmission lines near Southeast Evans Street — close to Clark Elementary School and the Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club — for the new Issaquah Middle School.
April 28, 2015
The Issaquah PTSA Council recently recognized the Issaquah School District’s outstanding volunteers at a reception at Swedish Hospital.
Congratulations to the following award recipients:
Council — Golden Acorn: Korista Smith-Barney, Becky Gordon and Dawn Peschek; Outstanding Advocate: Dianne Bugge; Honorary Life Membership: Caroline Brown
April 21, 2015
The eighth annual Mostly Americana Dessert Concert will be at 7 p.m. May 2 at Issaquah High School.
The concert features hundreds of the top choir singers from Issaquah High, Pacific Cascade Middle and Issaquah Middle schools.