To the Editor — May 21, 2015

May 20, 2015

Teachers

Strike doesn’t set a good example for students

When teachers go on strike, they doing so against state law (RCW 41.56.120). (Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any public employee the right to strike or refuse to preform his or her official duties.)

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Issaquah teachers walk out to protest lack of state funding

May 19, 2015

NEW — 12:10 p.m. May 19, 2015

By Greg Farrar Issaquah School District teachers along with the support of students and their parents picketed by the hundreds at two locations in downtown Issaquah May 19 to pressure state legislators to obey the state Constitution’s mandate to fully fund K-12 public education.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah School District teachers along with the support of students and their parents picketed by the hundreds at two locations in downtown Issaquah May 19 to pressure state legislators to obey the state Constitution’s mandate to fully fund K-12 public education.

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Nourish Every Mind Luncheon raises $617,000 to benefit students and schools

May 16, 2015

NEW — 1:40 p.m. May 16, 2015

Almost 900 community members attended the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon on May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center and donated $617,000 for local schools.

The program featured several students and educators who spoke passionately about the foundation’s impact on education.

Nourish Every Mind continues next week with the second annual Nourish Every Mind Breakfast on May 20 at Eastridge Church. Proceeds of both events will fund programs that benefit students throughout the district.

Reserve your seat or learn more by calling the foundation at 391-8557 or emailing becky@isfdn.org.

Committee approves $518 million school bond proposal

May 12, 2015

A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.

At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.

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To the Editor — May 13, 2015

May 12, 2015

Student sleep

Help make school start times later

Issaquah has joined the national Start School Later movement, where health care professionals, sleep scientists, educators, economists, legislators, parents and students are united in their concern that early school start times for teenagers are a major factor contributing to the widespread sleep deprivation facing teens, and that this constitutes a significant public health concern.

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Issaquah Schools Foundation hosts fundraisers May 14 and 20

May 12, 2015

The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites the public to participate in two Nourish Every Mind fundraising events in the coming week.

The foundation will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center, and a breakfast from 7-8:45 a.m. May 20 at Eastridge Church.

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Issaquah girls lacrosse team begins title defense

May 12, 2015

The Issaquah girls lacrosse team began its state title defense with a 21-1 opening-round playoff win over Stadium on May 8.

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Relay For Life 2015

May 12, 2015

Support the Drug Free Community Coalition by taking survey

May 9, 2015

NEW — noon May 9, 2015

The Drug Free Community Coalition is asking for your help.

Fill out a survey by May 30, and encourage others to do so as well.

The information will give the coalition a baseline to evaluate the progress of the coalition and Healthy Youth Initiative programs over the coming years. The survey is important for the organizations’ future success. Both help youths with substance abuse issues.

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District students to perform at Benaroya Hall May 8

May 6, 2015

NEW — 4:25 p.m. May 6, 2015

Students from nine state high schools will be among the young musicians to perform in the Ten Grands Seattle concert at Benaroya Hall May 8.

All are medalists from the WIAA/WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Contest held April 24, and four of them hail from the Issaquah School District.

Skyline High School student Tommy Lin (string bass) is the only of the five that gets to participate as an on-stage performer.

Issaquah High School students Bryan Hanner (baritone), Elizabeth Moore (mezzo) and Skyline students Jennifer Jeon (violin) and Lin (string bass) will perform as ensembles in a pre-concert VIP reception. Read more

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