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February 26, 2013

Students build, eat ‘world’s largest’ ice cream sandwich

By Greg Farrar Freyana Kapadia, a Pacific Cascade seventh-grader, sprays ‘!MPACT’ with whipped cream on a giant ice cream sandwich the students assembled Feb. 21 at Beaver Lake Middle School.

By Greg Farrar
Freyana Kapadia, a Pacific Cascade seventh-grader, sprays ‘!MPACT’ with whipped cream on a giant ice cream sandwich the students assembled Feb. 21 at Beaver Lake Middle School.

Twenty-seven pounds of flour, 48 eggs, 9 pounds of white sugar, 9 pounds of brown sugar, 15 pounds of butter and about 10 gallons of vanilla ice cream — those are just some of the ingredients that went into making the state’s (unofficially) largest ice cream sandwich Feb. 21.

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Popular after-school program aims for deep !MPACT

December 11, 2012

Drew Fritz (left) and Will Dunlap play foosball during the !MPACT after-school program at Maywood Middle School. By Christina Corrales-Toy

Most days of the week, it takes a bit of coaxing to get Maywood Middle School sixth-grader Alya Phillips out of bed.

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Adventures await at school district’s summer camp

May 3, 2011

From archeological digs to building a garden, rope courses to hiking, adventure awaits Issaquah campers this summer.

Club Connection, for kindergarten through fifth grades, is held at four locations, including Apollo, Discovery, Endeavour and Sunset elementary schools. !MPACT, for grades six through eight, is held at Beaver Lake and Pacific Cascade middle schools.

Issaquah School District Day Camps are from June 20 to Aug. 19. The camps cost $40 per day, with a three-day minimum per week. All camps provide multiple field trips, on-site learning activities, simple and extensive crafts, cooperative games, physical challenges, team-building exercises and access to enrichment specialists from various fields.

Registration ends May 6. Download a form at Go to “District,” at the top menu and click on “Before and After School Enrichment.”

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Students can attend camp for mid-winter break

January 20, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 20, 2011

Middle school students can register for !mpact’s mid-winter break camp, Feb. 21-25.

Students will go to Pattison’s Roller Skating Rink, Hard Rock Café, Pike Place Market, and an improv comedy show at Unexpected Productions. Campers can also take DJ classes and be a contestant on a game based on the TV show “Minute to Win it.”

Find the registration form at the Issaquah School District website. The camp costs $40 per day. Contact Colleen Carroll with questions at 837-5080 or

Registration is due by noon Jan. 21.

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Middle-school programs making an !MPACT this summer

April 13, 2010

Looking for something to keep your elementary or middle schooler occupied this summer?

Look no further than the Issaquah School District’s summer programs.

District officials are registering students for their Club Connection and !MPACT programs through April 16. The programs provide care for students from 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. during the workweek, and provide fun activities and field trips for students at neighborhood schools all summer.

“It’s not a normal summer camp and it’s not a daycare,” said Amanda Enright, a program leader. “This is way more fun for kids. In fact, we’re away from the schools three days a week. And on the days we’re there, we have cool activities, like theater improv, video game design contests, water battles, cooking and food fights.”

!MPACT serves all 2010-11 incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. There are two locations — Beaver Lake Middle School and Pacific Cascade Middle School (the former freshman campus).

Club Connection is hosted at five locations: Apollo, Challenger, Grand Ridge, Cascade Ridge and Sunset elementary schools. Read more

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