December 10, 2013
People who are well-versed in “The Crucible” might not find a lot of surprises in Skyline High School’s adaptation, but the student actors and actresses have been working hard to put their own spin on Arthur Miller’s famous 1950’s production.
The play includes many real-life elements of the Salem witch trials that occurred in colonial New England during the late 1600s. And the cast at Skyline, under the direction of Hannah Fry, has used a fine-toothed comb to unearth historical nuggets of the story.
The junior and senior cast members have studied “The Crucible” in class, and at the start of fall rehearsals, the entire cast took part in a dramaturgy — research for a dramatic performance — said sophomore Madeline Miller, who has taken on the key role of Betty Parris.
“We kind of learned about the show itself and the time period … and the different relationships that have changed,” Miller said. “Now, a father and daughter would probably be pretty casual, but back then it was really strict, and if you did something wrong, you got whipped.”
November 12, 2013
When the Skyline and Eastlake volleyball teams met in a regular-season match Oct. 21, Skyline let down its guard and nearly let Eastlake back into contention.
When the rival programs met again Nov. 5 in the KingCo Conference tournament with a berth into the Class 4A state tournament at stake, the Spartans didn’t let history repeat itself.
November 12, 2013
The first Mighty Muscle Day to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy is Nov. 30 at the Sammamish EX3 Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. N.E.
The free event is from 1-4 p.m. and will include activities for all ages, including Hula Hooping and jump roping competitions; healthy snacks; local vendors; arts and crafts; video games; and presentations about muscular dystrophy, which affects more than 1 million Americans.
November 5, 2013
Skyline blanks Issaquah to win 4A KincCo title
Skyline High School has had a stellar defensive record all season, but in the span of seven days, it got even better against one of the state’s top teams.
October 22, 2013
Football fans, show your spirit and support the Issaquah Schools Foundation at the rivalry game of the season, Issaquah vs. Skyline, on Friday, Oct. 25, at Issaquah High School Stadium.
Battle of the Fans in the Stands is a friendly competition between Issaquah and Skyline to see which fans can rally the most support for the Issaquah Schools Foundation.
October 15, 2013
NEW — 10:45 a.m. Oct. 15, 2013
At Discovery Elementary School, fourth-grade students recently huddled around plastic bins filled with sediment and conducted science experiments about water flow.
It was a simple lesson, but one that might not have been possible without private funding.
Each of the 15 elementary schools in the Issaquah School District has received money to improve its science curriculum from the Issaquah Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization. It’s just one of dozens of programs ISF assists every year at all grade levels.
September 24, 2013
This summer, Rachel Catterall and Megan O’Brian achieved something none of their peers at Skyline High School can claim.
The two seniors won gold-medal honors in July at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville. Thousands of students attended the event, but a relatively small percentage did as well as Catterall and O’Brian.
Projects that qualify for nationals are scored with a rubric — a point-based system that looks at the quality of each component. The points are converted into a percentage, and students earn medals based on their scores.
August 27, 2013
With the start of the 2013-14 school year on the immediate horizon, students at Skyline High School are looking to make an impression on their first days back in the classroom.
Eight students from Skyline participated in a popular and long-running leadership camp known as Mount Adams, one of six camps held over the summer with the support of the Association of Washington School Principals.
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.”
August 20, 2013
Coming off a sixth-place finish in 2011 at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament, the Skyline High School Spartans felt 2012 would be a season for them to challenge for a championship.
It didn’t quite work out that way. Skyline had a dominating regular season, and then beat Newport to capture the KingCo Conference tournament title. At state, however, the Spartans got off to a slow start, losing to Union in straight sets. They beat Wenatchee to stay alive for a trophy, but were swept out of the tourney at the hands of Auburn Riverside.
It was an experience that this year’s four seniors — including reigning all-conference selections Crystal Anderson and Molly Mounsey — may use for motivation.