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.
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
June 17, 2014
The Issaquah School District honored Kelly Munn with its Community Leadership Award at the Washington School Administrator Association’s regional awards ceremony held at the Puget Sound ESD on May 23.
Munn has been an active volunteer in the Issaquah School District and an advocate for public education for many years. Her leadership has been instrumental in helping the district maintain high quality programs and meet the demands of continued growth as co-chair of the Volunteers for Issaquah Schools Community Bond and Levy Committee, according to a news release.
April 8, 2014
Issaquah School District Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Awards were recognized at a reception at Swedish/Issaquah on March 25.
Golden Acorns are presented, by a local PTA unit or council, to volunteers in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youths.
Since the beginning of the program, more than 44,000 Golden Acorns have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. A contribution in the name of the recipient(s) is made by the honoring PTA to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. From these contributions, WSPTA is able to provide grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education.
January 17, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 17, 2014
Issaquah School District administrators and members of its teachers’ union bargaining team met Jan. 9 to discuss the results of a community values survey.
The survey, conducted during the fall by the Issaquah PTSA Council, sought to gain information from district parents, students and teachers. The council conducted similar surveys prior to the last two rounds of contract negotiations between the district and the teachers’ union, the Issaquah Education Association.
The current IEA contract runs through Aug. 31. In 2010, negotiations began in March and a new four-year deal was ratified in June.