August 25, 2015
NEW — 5:55 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015
Parents from three Issaquah elementary schools received letters last week informing them their schools were failing under federal standards.
Briarwood, Clark and Issaquah Valley elementary schools have failed to meet the standards established under the No Child Left Behind act. The school principals explained, however, the standards are nearly impossible to achieve — 100 percent of students must meet proficiency standards in schools this year to meet their Adequate Yearly Progress under NCLB, regardless of special needs or English language mastery.
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.
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 10, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 10, 2015
The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund kicked off its School Nutrition Program recently at Issaquah Valley Elementary School.
On-duty and off-duty firefighters joined to deliver three months’ worth of breakfast for 40 kids in need.
“We are hopeful that through partnerships with local business and citizens, we can make sure children get enough to eat, because children can’t learn when they’re hungry,” fund president Dave McDaniel said in a news release.
March 25, 2015
Three years ago, Issaquah School District voters approved a $219 million bond measure to refurbish and expand several facilities.
Next year, they’ll likely be asked to do something similar.
Issaquah officials have formed a bond feasibility committee, which will work for the next two months to study options for a ballot proposal that could be presented to voters in the first half of 2016.
March 10, 2015
City is keeping people from use with high prices
I have lived on the Sammamish Plateau since 1978 in unincorporated King County. I pay taxes to the Issaquah School District. I shop and dine daily in Issaquah and by doing so, pay sales taxes to Issaquah.
February 3, 2015
The Issaquah School District is accepting applications for children to participate as “Peer Models” in its Early Childhood Special Education Preschool for the 2015-16 school year.
The district provides special education services and peer model tuition programs for children ages 3-5.
December 23, 2014
Two 17-year-old males face felony charges after surrendering to police Dec. 18 following a six-hour standoff.
Police responded at about 5:45 a.m. to a domestic violence call at a home near Third Place Northwest and Northwest Dogwood Street, according to Cmdr. Stan Conrad. While police were speaking with other family members in the home, Conrad said the two youths locked themselves in a bedroom and refused to come out.
November 24, 2014
NEW — 8:19 p.m. Nov. 24, 2014
A medical incident on a middle school bus passing by Issaquah Valley Elementary School caused a minor traffic backup on Newport Way Northwest at about 3 p.m. Nov. 24.
“The bus pulled into our lot in order to care for the student,” Principal Denise Waters wrote in an email to parents. “The middle school students were calm and quickly disembarked from the bus while the other student was cared for by medics.
“Another district bus promptly arrived to take the middle school students home,” she added. “Our IVE staff and the district transportation team along with Issaquah first responders were able to attend to the situation quickly and safely.”
Traffic was directed around the buses by Issaquah police officer Nathan Lane.
November 5, 2014
Permanent fish mural guides the way for drivers, students
What first appeared to be a colorful display for Salmon Days attendees is actually an education project that will last for hopefully a decade or more.
All Issaquah Valley Elementary School students, from preschoolers to fifth-graders, have a fish on the Stream of Dreams.
It was a “massive volunteer effort,” according to Tiffany Aske, who co-chaired the project with Leah Gibson. They were inspired by a similar mural project at Laurelhurst Elementary School in Seattle, and coached through it by the Canadian-based Stream of Dreams Murals Society.