October 14, 2014
The Issaquah School District hired new principals at eight schools for the 2014-15 year, including five newcomers to the district.
Three of the new hires have prior experience in Issaquah, including Donna Hood, who took over as Skyline High School’s principal after serving as an assistant principal at Liberty High School.
Hood said the support she has received from other district leaders has helped her prepare to be a first-time principal.
September 30, 2014
Deputy Dave Montalvo has had his fair share of assignments in a 27-year career with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
He spent time on the SWAT team; he taught new recruits as a master police officer; he served on motorcycle patrol; and he also worked with a traffic enforcement unit.
But he has truly found his home in the south end of the Issaquah School District where, for the past 12 years, Montalvo has served as the school resource officer at Liberty High, Maywood Middle and surrounding elementary schools.
“This is by far, in my opinion, the best job that anybody can have, because you get to work with the kids and make a difference,” he said.
July 8, 2014
Maywood Middle School took second place at the local “You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube” competition June 7 at Mill Creek Elementary School.
Seven Maywood students, plus one from a Marysville school to round out the team, combined to solve the cube faster than all but one team.
May 13, 2014
Singer Shirley Ellis introduced the country to “The Name Game” with her “Bonana fanna fo” rime scheme designed to turn any name into a poem. (Google it. Your kids will love it.)
But everyone faced with the birth of a baby must play a name game of sorts. Shall we look for something new, something unique? Shall we maintain a tradition, or even maybe a unique tradition?
April 8, 2014
Issaquah School District Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Awards were recognized at a reception at Swedish/Issaquah on March 25.
Golden Acorns are presented, by a local PTA unit or council, to volunteers in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youths.
Since the beginning of the program, more than 44,000 Golden Acorns have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. A contribution in the name of the recipient(s) is made by the honoring PTA to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. From these contributions, WSPTA is able to provide grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education.
March 4, 2014
Heliqiong Sun began playing the piano when she was 4. Ten years later, it’s the instrument she’s most proficient with.
But Sun, an eighth-grader at Beaver Lake Middle School, has some versatility. She picked up the violin three years ago, and has mastered it enough that she can be considered among the best violinists in the state for her age group.
She was among 58 middle-school students from the Issaquah School District selected for the Washington Music Educators Association’s Junior All-State groups. Students from across the state converged Feb. 15 in Yakima, and they spent several hours rehearsing before the three choirs, two bands and one orchestra took the stage that evening for their performances.
January 7, 2014
Liberty’s fall sports underclassmen take the stage
Less than a year ago, Brigette and Kelsey Takeuchi, Sydney Hartford and Noah Pritchett roamed the halls at Maywood Middle School.
Fast forward to their first year at Liberty High School. Three of them have competed among the top athletes in the state, while the fourth has found a place on a varsity squad that rarely makes room for freshmen.
December 17, 2013
A whole lot of families will eat well this holiday season, thanks to Maywood Middle School’s annual food drive benefitting Northwest Harvest.
Students took the challenge seriously to bring in as much canned and nonperishable food as possible, collecting about 3,500 pounds of donations.
One student in particular, though, went above and beyond in his quest to bring needy families a dash of holiday cheer.
June 11, 2013
The last time Maywood Middle School science teacher Marla Crouch traveled Alaskan waters, she was on a cruise ship. She headed north once again June 8, but this time she will be living aboard a different vessel.
Crouch joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea program, allowing her to spend about three weeks aboard the Oscar Dyson, where she will study Pollock, a type of fish, alongside NOAA scientists.
“Just living and working with these scientists, I expect to get a great deal of information I can share with my students when I return,” she said.
January 8, 2013
Maywood Middle School is offering a youth wrestling camp for grades 1 through 5 from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The classes run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on each day the class is offered. The cost for classes is $60 per participant.
Call Wright Noel at 837-4717, ext. 106, with questions.