School district embraces the new

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.

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Fall Football Practice

August 24, 2015

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Liberty High School hosts summer youth camp

August 6, 2015

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Photos — Liberty High School hosts summer youth camp

August 6, 2015

NEW — 5 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015

Click the photo below to see pictures from the Liberty High School football team’s youth summer camp.

By Greg Farrar  Isaiah Valach (left) takes the snap from Liberty senior quarterback Nate Solly and turns to hand the ball off during a running back drill July 20 at a football minicamp held by Liberty High School coaches and several varsity football players at Maywood Middle School.

By Greg Farrar
Isaiah Valach (left) takes the snap from Liberty senior quarterback Nate Solly and turns to hand the ball off during a running back drill July 20 at a football minicamp held by Liberty High School coaches and several varsity football players at Maywood Middle School.

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Bullets aim for national title

July 23, 2015

By Lennon Lo The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

By Lennon Lo
The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

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Students accepted into aerospace scholars summer residency

July 16, 2015

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle:

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Rotary Club of Issaquah awards scholarships

July 9, 2015

By Greg Farrar Issaquah Rotary Club scholarships totaling $12,000 were presented to three seniors during the annual scholarship luncheon held May 26 at Tibbetts Manor. Scholarship committee co-chairs Maryanne Johanson and Bob Harrison stand with (from center) Hannah Balducci, Issaquah High School; Nick Peters, Tiger Mountain Community High School; and Signe Stroming, Liberty High School, who each were awarded $4,000. The program seeks to assist and encourage high school seniors to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community, with criteria for selection including academic achievement, character, integrity and service in school and community affairs, and commitment to making a difference.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah Rotary Club scholarships totaling $12,000 were presented to three seniors during the annual scholarship luncheon held May 26 at Tibbetts Manor. Scholarship committee co-chairs Maryanne Johanson and Bob Harrison stand with (from center) Hannah Balducci, Issaquah High School; Nick Peters, Tiger Mountain Community High School; and Signe Stroming, Liberty High School, who each were awarded $4,000. The program seeks to assist and encourage high school seniors to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community, with criteria for selection including academic achievement, character, integrity and service in school and community affairs, and commitment to making a difference.

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Acting on a director’s passion — Liberty graduate Alex Bell shoots first feature film

July 9, 2015

Newcastle native Alex Bell first caught the filmmaking bug as a student at Liberty High School.

Contributed Alex Bell (right) mans the camera as he shoots scenes for his film ‘Superior.’ Bell, a Newcastle native and Liberty graduate, is a producer and the director of cinematography on the project.

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Alex Bell (right) mans the camera as he shoots scenes for his film ‘Superior.’ Bell, a Newcastle native and Liberty graduate, is a producer and the director of cinematography on the project.

The 2009 Liberty graduate went on to produce video highlights of the Patriots’ sports teams and a video for the school administration, titled “A Day in the Life at Liberty.”

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College News

June 25, 2015

Graduates

Emma O’Melia, of Issaquah, graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Magna Cum Laude.

Michael Payant, a 2012 Liberty High School graduate, graduated June 19 Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.

Kellyn Beeck, of Issaquah, earned a Master’s of Science in computer information systems from Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts, in May.

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Issaquah, Liberty, Tiger Mountain Graduations

June 23, 2015

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