The Beat — Drunken driving is not a good I.D.E.A.

May 27, 2015

Skyline High School students have built a reputation for being the drinkers of the district. In the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, 23 percent of Skyline seniors reported binge drinking. These rates of youth alcohol abuse translate to more underage drunken drivers.

Erika Kumar Skyline High School

Erika Kumar
Skyline High School

In the past four years, there have been 233 DUI arrests in Sammamish, 40 percent of which were underage, according to the Sammamish Police Department. These are the tip of iceberg. The average drunken driver will drive 80 times before his or her first arrest, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Thirteen percent of Skyline students reported having ridden in the past month with a drunken driver.

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Twin brothers to receive Eagle Scout award

May 27, 2015

Lucas and Ryan Tjom, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 636, were honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony May 16 at Community Church of Joy in Sammamish.

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To earn Scouting’s highest award, Lucas earned 32 merit badges, served in a variety of leadership roles including patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and librarian. He also completed a major community service project, installing light poles at his church, Community Church of Joy.

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Committee approves $518 million school bond proposal

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.

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Relay For Life 2015

May 12, 2015

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District students to perform at Benaroya Hall May 8

May 6, 2015

NEW — 4:25 p.m. May 6, 2015

Students from nine state high schools will be among the young musicians to perform in the Ten Grands Seattle concert at Benaroya Hall May 8.

All are medalists from the WIAA/WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Contest held April 24, and four of them hail from the Issaquah School District.

Skyline High School student Tommy Lin (string bass) is the only of the five that gets to participate as an on-stage performer.

Issaquah High School students Bryan Hanner (baritone), Elizabeth Moore (mezzo) and Skyline students Jennifer Jeon (violin) and Lin (string bass) will perform as ensembles in a pre-concert VIP reception. Read more

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Issaquah Relay For Life is May 9-10

May 5, 2015

More than 750 people will descend on Issaquah High School this weekend to take up arms against a nasty, unforgiving foe.

The fight against cancer comes to Issaquah on May 9-10 in the form of Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser that backs the nonprofit’s mission to create a world without the disease.

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Lyceum Players stroll back to jolly ol’ England in ‘Mary Poppins’

April 28, 2015

Fans of the famous 1964 Walt Disney-produced “Mary Poppins” will have a lot to smile about if they attend Skyline High School’s upcoming production, but the student cast is trying to put their own spin on the familiar tale, too.

By Neil Pierson Starring in Skyline High School’s musical production of ‘Mary Poppins’ are (from left) Lucas Lindberg as Michael Banks, Jenna Bellavia as Mary Poppins and Madison Willis as Bert.

By Neil Pierson
Starring in Skyline High School’s musical production of ‘Mary Poppins’ are (from left) Lucas Lindberg as Michael Banks, Jenna Bellavia as Mary Poppins and Madison Willis as Bert.

Skyline’s spring musical, under the direction of Hannah Fry, opens a four-night, five-show run April 29. The 35-member cast has a treasure trove of beloved songs to perform, such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and “Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag).”

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Congratulate 2015 Golden Acorn winners

April 28, 2015

The Issaquah PTSA Council recently recognized the Issaquah School District’s outstanding volunteers at a reception at Swedish Hospital.

Contributed Issaquah PTSA Council award recipients, from left to right, are Korista Smith-Barney, Caroline Brown, Dianne Bugge, Becky Gordon and Dawn Peschek.

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Issaquah PTSA Council award recipients, from left to right, are Korista Smith-Barney, Caroline Brown, Dianne Bugge, Becky Gordon and Dawn Peschek.

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

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Overall winner — ‘Life is Beautiful’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Trevor Thacker-Beach won the overall prize, along with a $1,ooo grand prize, in the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition’s annual Influence the Choice video contest. Learn more about the contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

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Alcohol category (second place) — ‘Influence the Choice: Alcohol’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Evan Minicucci earned second place in the alcohol category for this video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

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