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
September 30, 2015
NEW — 4:14 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
September 25, 2015
NEW — 4:49 p.m. Sept. 15, 2015
Taste Washington Day on Oct. 7 celebrates Washington agriculture and promotes good nutrition local schools by highlighting local produce, grains and dairy from Washington state.
Each featured produce item will be accompanied by signage in the lunchroom for students to read with information about the local farm that grew and harvested the food.
September 16, 2015
NEW — 4:19 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015
High-School seniors, mark your calendars for June 13, 2016. Read more
September 9, 2015
September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:51 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
As a child, Tim Finnegan longingly stood on the sidelines, watching his siblings race soapbox derby cars.
He, too, wanted to feel the wind consume his face as the gravity car sped down a hill.
Due to a developmental disability, he was never able to participate, until his father Leo Finnegan built a doublewide car that could fit two kids. With his siblings at the wheel, Tim could finally participate in the activity he watched for so long.
September 1, 2015
NEW — 5:45 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015
September 1, 2015
NEW — 5:40 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015
August 27, 2015
NEW — 5:48 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015
The city of Issaquah, the Issaquah School District and several local businesses were honored by King County’s Solid Waste Division on its eighth annual list of Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.
Every year, King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Solid Waste Division honor businesses and organizations for adopting practices that reduce waste and increase recycling. It was the ISD’s seventh year on the list and the third in a row on the Honor Roll. The city of Issaquah joins the ISD on the Honor Roll for the first time, having been named to the list five straight years.
August 26, 2015
NEW — Noon Aug. 26, 2015
As students head back to school Sept. 1, many will enter new buildings and utilize new facilities.
While this year’s school budget is in place, the future of the Issaquah School District’s finances is yet to be determined. While the state Legislature tackles a Supreme Court mandate to fully fund education, the Issaquah School Board will discuss future bond issues later this month as the 2012 bond expires.
Jake Kuper, chief financial operating officer, said the district has completed a lot of the work in the $219 million bond approved in 2012.