Skyline’s Gretel von Bargen earns national teaching award

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.

By Neil Pierson Skyline High School’s Gretel von Bargen won a national teaching award.

By Neil Pierson
Skyline High School’s Gretel von Bargen won a national teaching award.

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

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Students accepted into aerospace scholars summer residency

July 16, 2015

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle:

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Sammamish youth wins video game challenge

July 9, 2015

Matthew Bellavia, of Sammamish, was one of several winners in the fourth annual National STEM Video Game Challenge.

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Let’s Talk About It — Beware the dangers of texting while driving

May 27, 2015

In an era dominated by technology, texting has become the go-to method of fast communication. Especially for teenagers, texting is present everywhere in our lives: when we’re at school, when we’re hanging out with friends, when we’re talking to parents and when we’re driving.

Noela Lu Skyline High School

Noela Lu
Skyline High School

The truth of the matter is that if someone were to say, “Don’t text while driving” and another person were to say, “Don’t drink while driving”, the latter person would be taken more seriously. It’s easy to downplay the dangers of texting, emailing or calling when driving because of the perceived benign nature of the cell phone compared to other substances, such as alcohol.

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Tim Flood announces candidacy for Issaquah City Council

May 20, 2015

Tim Flood has announced in a news release that he will run for the Issaquah City Council.

Tim Flood

Tim Flood

Flood has filed a declaration with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission and King County Elections for Position 4.

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Nourish Every Mind banquets highlight donor-funded school programs

April 28, 2015

The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon and second annual Nourish Every Mind Breakfast will celebrate the foundation’s role in creating its motto of “Great Schools and Great Communities.”

The luncheon is from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center. The breakfast is from 7-8:45 a.m. May 20 at Eastridge Church.

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State names Issaquah as green school leader

April 28, 2015

The Washington state schools superintendent’s office named the Issaquah School District as its Green School District Leader, according to an April 22 news release.

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Teen makes nationwide ranking of STEM students

March 31, 2015

STEM Premier has announced the first national rankings of top science, technology, engineering and math high school students.

Lisa Tang, of Sammamish, has placed in the top 50.

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Students join Aerospace Scholars Program

March 17, 2015

Several local students were recently accepted into the first phase of the 2014-15 Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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Issaquah, Renton make top 10 cities for millennial job seekers

February 10, 2015

The financial website NerdWallet was curious to find the top Washington cities that appealed most to millennial job seekers. Issaquah was ranked fifth and Renton 10th.

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