April 21, 2015
Julia Bamba, an assistant principal at Issaquah High School, will become principal at the Issaquah School District’s new alternative high school, set to open in fall 2016.
Bamba will begin working immediately to help plan the development of the new school, a district news release stated.
April 21, 2015
April 13, 2015
NEW — 3:35 p.m. April 13, 2015
Four Issaquah School District buildings went into a modified lockdown at the request of city police at about 11:50 a.m. for just shy of a half-hour April 13.
Schools involved were Clark Elementary, Issaquah High, Tiger Mountain Community High and Issaquah Middle schools.
The lockdowns were done as a precaution, said L. Michelle, district communications director, and were due to unspecified police activity in the areas around the schools.
Michelle said she did not know what the police activity was that brought about the lockdowns. A police spokesperson did not immediately return a phone call for comment.
Such modified lockdowns are common and probably occur about once a month or so somewhere in the 110 square-mile district, Michelle said. She added police often don’t share the cause of the lockdowns with district officials.
Under modified lockdown, any children outside the building are brought in and the outer doors to schools are locked. Otherwise, the school day continues as normal.
March 8, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 8, 2015
One in four adults and one in five youths — that’s how many Americans are affected by a mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Unlike a physical disability, it is impossible to know about someone’s mental health problems just by looking at them. Mental illnesses and tragedies relating to poor mental health, such as suicides, have unfortunately been steadily rising the past two decades.
In response to this pressing issue, the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board and the Issaquah Healthy Youth Initiative have teamed up to host the second annual State of Mind, a free mental health fair for adults and students from noon to 5 p.m. March 21 at Tiger Mountain Community High School.
March 6, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 6, 2015
The Issaquah Women’s Club will offer $1,000 scholarships to graduating senior girls from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools, and from Echo Glen and Tiger Mountain alternative schools.
Get information about requirements and the official form for Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline at www.issaquahwomensclub.org/scholarships. Get information, and the official form for Echo Glen and Tiger Mountain schools, by seeing a counselor or adviser.
February 10, 2015
These seniors are Rotary Club of Issaquah Students of the Month.
January 20, 2015
Thanks to Tom Anderson for the cartoon. He has been an Issaquah resident since 1979, and lived here seven years when he was a child. He is the author of the “Issaquah Doodle Book,” available at the Issaquah History Museums’ gift shop. Email your cartoon about any Issaquah topic to email@example.com.
December 31, 2014
Annexations, retirements, plastic bags, development, a looming school closure, retail marijuana, bank robberies, the Concerts on the Green series, and business and occupation taxes made the list of the top 10 news stories of the year in Issaquah.
Here are those stories, in no particular order:
Klahanie-area annexation issue moves to Sammamish
Issaquah residents voted no, for the second time, on the city of Issaquah annexing the Klahanie area. The King County Growth Management Planning Council then unanimously approved the idea to move the Klahanie area from Issaquah’s Potential Annexation Area to Sammamish’s.
October 28, 2014
Tiger Mountain Community High School will close after the 2015-16 school year, a plan that deviates slightly from the one proposed by the Issaquah School District’s superintendent.
Superintendent Ron Thiele had recommended the closure of Tiger Mountain at the end of the current year, but the Issaquah School Board voted 5-0 at its Oct. 22 meeting to delay the closure by a year and remove a gap in alternative education for district students.
October 14, 2014
Marcus Naylor for judge
I encourage you to vote for Marcus Naylor to become a District Court judge.
I have known Marcus for 15 years and can attest to his integrity, wisdom and leadership. He is endorsed by the King County Democrats and Republicans — a rare feat — plus prosecutors, court staff and many judges, including the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. Marcus is also rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by the King County Bar Association.
Visit marcusnaylor.com for more information, and don’t overlook this “down-ballot” election decision!
Issaquah City Council, Pos. 4