July 29, 2015
NEW — 10:45 a.m. July 29, 2015
Seated at the piano in the living room of her Sammamish home, Ananya Goparaju’s fingers fly across the keys, creating chords and melodies that evoke feelings of a walk through the Himalayan countryside or the busy streets of Bombay.
Goparaju, 12, has taken piano lessons for nearly seven years. She’s not only proficient but is also an emerging prodigy in the world of Indian classical music. She recorded her first album last year and next week, she’ll be the opening act for one of the genre’s most recognized artists at his concert in Bellevue.
June 10, 2015
Several Issaquah schools were among 55 schools the King County Green Schools Program is recognizing this month for conservation achievements.
May 12, 2015
A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.
At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.
May 5, 2015
Sixth-grader Anna Chisholm had never before volunteered for community service, but she said she enjoyed the time she spent helping homeless residents in Seattle earlier this year.
“I feel so sad for people that don’t have the opportunities that I have,” said Chisholm, who packed and delivered supplies, and prepared breakfast for homeless adults and teens, alongside members of her select basketball team.
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 5, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 5, 2015
The public is invited to a clothing drive and fundraiser to benefit Treehouse, an organization that helps foster children.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11-12 at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah.
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 17, 2015
The Issaquah School District announced this year’s Reflections art contest winners, who will have a chance to compete at the state level this spring. Students in every grade are eligible to compete in several different categories.
January 15, 2015
UPDATED — 4:20 p.m. Jan. 15, 2015
Pine Lake Middle School was again on alert, after a student reported a suspicious message written on the wall of a boys bathroom.
“The message references the school blowing up, but was not at all specific as to by what means or when,” Principal Michelle Caponigro wrote in an email to parents.
Caponigro said the message was likely a prank, but that law enforcement was quickly alerted. After a thorough sweep, police found no evidence of any explosives. School will resume normally on Friday, she added.
“We will continue our investigation and certainly hope to identify the individual responsible,” she said.
January 13, 2015
Pine Lake Middle School receives bomb threat
There were no problems during the first week back in class for students at Pacific Cascade Middle School, said Principal Dana Bailey in an email to parents.
But the search goes on for whomever penned a letter threatening violence at the school, a letter that caused officials to close the building for three days in December just prior to winter vacation.