September 30, 2015
NEW — 4:14 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
September 25, 2015
NEW — 3:40 p.m. Sept. 25, 2015
Several local high school seniors were among about 16,000 semifinalists for the annual National Merit Scholarship.
The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million next spring.
September 16, 2015
NEW — 4:19 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015
High-School seniors, mark your calendars for June 13, 2016. Read more
September 7, 2015
NEW — 12:25 p.m. Sept. 7, 2015
Skyline High School graduate Kasen Williams was one of seven players to sign with the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad Sept. 6 following the cutdown to 53 players on all NFL rosters. Read more
September 4, 2015
NEW — 4:22 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015
Elaine Park, 16, a student at Skyline High School, earned a 2015 Youth Honor Award from Skipping Stones, a youth-centered multicultural magazine.
Park was one of 10 award recipients from the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong, all between the ages of 13-17. The winners received a certificate, five multicultural and/or nature books, a subscription to Skipping Stones, and an invitation to join the magazine’s student review board.
August 26, 2015
NEW — Noon Aug. 26, 2015
As students head back to school Sept. 1, many will enter new buildings and utilize new facilities.
While this year’s school budget is in place, the future of the Issaquah School District’s finances is yet to be determined. While the state Legislature tackles a Supreme Court mandate to fully fund education, the Issaquah School Board will discuss future bond issues later this month as the 2012 bond expires.
Jake Kuper, chief financial operating officer, said the district has completed a lot of the work in the $219 million bond approved in 2012.
August 24, 2015
August 19, 2015
NEW — 3:48 p.m. Aug. 19, 2015
Have you driven by Sunny Hills Elementary School on the Sammamish Plateau lately?
It is, quite simply, a vast, desert-looking wasteland dotted with large construction vehicles and even larger mounds of dirt.
Construction is well underway on a much-needed facelift for the Issaquah School District building.
I drive by it every day on my way to the office, and each time I pass it, without fail, I can feel a small, but noticeable, pull on my heartstrings.
You see, I’m a Sunny Hills Mustang, and so is my brother, Thomas. I started at the school as a third grader after our family moved from California. For my brother, Sunny Hills was the only elementary school he ever knew. Read more
August 14, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 2015
Three recent graduates from Issaquah have been accepted into Teach for America’s 2015 teaching corps.
The students are Brandon Boyd, a 2011 graduate of Skyline High School and a 2015 graduate of University of Washington; Max Sugarman, a 2010 graduate of Issaquah High School and a 2014 graduate of University of Washington; and Kelsey Smith a 2011 graduate of Eastlake High School and a 2015 graduate of Seattle University.
Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for students in low-income communities. Corps members commit to teach in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong advocates for educational equity.
The trio joins a network of 50,000 corps members and alumni working alongside parents, principals and communities for positive change.
To learn more about Teach for America, go to www.teachforamerica.org.
August 6, 2015
NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Gretel von Bargen, a science teacher at Skyline High School, was one of two educators from Washington state to earn the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachers, according to a news release from the organization.
This year’s award winners represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, several U.S. territories and the U.S. Department of Defense education activity schools. Read more