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.
April 28, 2015
The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon and second annual Nourish Every Mind Breakfast will celebrate the foundation’s role in creating its motto of “Great Schools and Great Communities.”
The luncheon is from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center. The breakfast is from 7-8:45 a.m. May 20 at Eastridge Church.
March 31, 2015
Results from a new survey show Issaquah School District students aren’t very different from students around the state when it comes to using alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and other behavior.
At a March 25 study session, district officials shared results of the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey with Issaquah School Board members.
March 28, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 28, 2015
The Issaquah Schools Foundation has created a new scholarship to help Issaquah School District juniors and graduating seniors continue their educational journey.
The foundation’s new Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays about the ways foundation-funded programs have enriched their education.
The Impact Scholarship will be awarded in two categories. Entries to the Written category will be judged on answers to two essay questions. Students who enter under the Presentation category will be judged on a five-minute oral presentation of their written essays.
March 17, 2015
Children of all ages are one of our most valuable resources. They’re the ones who will grow up and inherit this planet. They will also be the ones to try to repair problems that people before them have created or not been able to fix.
So it’s crucial that they have good teachers. And good teaching doesn’t always happen in the classroom. In the Issaquah School District, hundreds of people are giving valuable time.
March 10, 2015
At Maywood Middle School, a robotics club allows students to build motorized submarines that are tested in an above-ground pool before they enter a competition this spring.
Up the road at Liberty High School, technical education teacher Gary McIntosh has a room filled with students learning to make guitars. They’ll not only shape, paint and polish the guitars before the end of the semester, they’ll also make them fully functioning electric instruments.
February 17, 2015
Issaquah’s first and possibly only recreational — or, as some would prefer, “retail” — marijuana store opened Jan. 30 on Northeast Juniper Street.
The Drug Free Community Coalition, part of the Healthy Youth Initiative of the Issaquah Schools Foundation, heard some details on the opening of that store, the Issaquah Cannabis Co., at its monthly meeting Feb. 9.
February 10, 2015
The Issaquah Schools Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation.
The grant will enhance the Start Strong and VOICE Mentor programs, both of which support struggling students, “at hope” students and students from under-represented populations.
January 27, 2015
There are a lot of statistics for Issaquah School District educators to ponder as they work to improve reading and writing skills in their classrooms.
National research shows children are increasingly less interested in reading — particularly after age 13 — and that aversions to deep, sustained reading sessions are impacting their ability to succeed in college.
Penny Kittle has been studying literacy trends for many years. A high-school English teacher in North Conway, New Hampshire, she also mentors other teachers and travels the country as a literacy coach.
While much of Kittle’s knowledge is accessible online, Issaquah officials chose to bring it to their doorstep last week by having her visit several classrooms, and by speaking to parents Jan. 21 at Pacific Cascade Middle School. Read more
January 20, 2015
The move first was announced in December 2013. Now, after months of planning and remodeling work, Value Village is ready to open in the former Albertson’s supermarket space.
The store, at Southeast 56th Street and East Lake Sammamish Parkway, will open its doors at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 19.
A large network of thrift stores, Value Village operates off donations of clothes, housewares, appliances, kitchen items and so on. The items are resold for charity, particularly Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Puget Sound, according to information released by Value Village.
Instead of going to landfills, unused items are recycled or sent to developing countries. Read more