August 19, 2014
School districts include retort
Because most Washington school districts don’t have 100 percent of their students passing state math and reading tests, the federal No Child Left Behind law says the districts must send letters to families explaining why.
But the districts don’t have to like it, and 28 school superintendents have jointly written a second letter they will send along with the first, explaining why they think their schools are doing much better than the No Child letters make it seem.
“Some of our state’s and districts’ most successful and highly recognized schools are now being labeled ‘failing’ by an antiquated law that most educators and elected officials — as well as the U.S. Department of Education — acknowledge isn’t working,” the cover letter states.
August 20, 2013
Skyline grad uses art to pay it forward
Karan Sunil’s infatuation with art began at an early age, and he’s developed his gifts to the point where one of the most prestigious schools in the country wants him to study there.
Sunil, who graduated from Skyline High School in June, will soon be headed to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he plans to work toward an art production career in film or television.
“I don’t know yet whether that’s animation, whether that’s storyboarding or character design,” he said. “That’s something I’ll have to discover and figure out.”
January 24, 2012
The KingCo Conference 4A will have a new look next fall after the league’s two divisions — the Crest and the Crown — were recently shuffled.
The Northshore and Lake Washington school districts have been paired in the Crown Division, while the schools in the Issaquah School District and Seattle Public Schools were placed in the Crest Division. Newport, the league’s only member from the Bellevue School District, was also placed in the Crest.
In the new alignment, the Crest consists of Skyline, Issaquah, Newport, Garfield, Roosevelt and Ballard. The Crown consists of Bothell, Woodinville, Inglemoor, Redmond and Eastlake.
Because of the alteration, longtime rivals Skyline and Eastlake will no longer meet in football every year.
The conference shuffle could make the Crest Division very tough in boys basketball.
“It means there will be six schools with real good programs,” Griffith said. “A lot of coaches are hoping the league will change its format for the tournament.”
However, based on their recent successes, Skyline and Issaquah football teams figure to dominate the Crest.
March 16, 2010
Issaquah School District officials presented a recommendation to adopt Key Curriculum Press’ Discovering Mathematics curriculum to the Issaquah School Board March 10. Read more
February 16, 2010
The Issaquah School District’s Instructional Materials Committee voted Feb. 11 to recommend school board members purchase the Discovering Mathematics textbooks to replace its aging textbooks. Read more