June 25, 2015
In keeping with tradition, this is the commencement speech I heard from a student or adult at graduation that, in my opinion, stood out from the rest. Enjoy! — Greg Farrar
By Ivy Catlin, student speaker
Tiger Mountain Community High School
Words cannot describe the tears of sorrow and relief I’ve cried over being a part of this graduating class of Tiger Mountain Community High School. I think we can all agree that this is a bittersweet moment for us all.
June 23, 2015
June 17, 2015
June 3, 2015
You did it, grads!
You endured the tests, the homework, the projects, the classes, the early start times and the occasional sleepless night to get to this point — right here, right now, the finish line is in sight.
Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school seniors will receive their diplomas June 12 at Safeco Field. Tiger Mountain Community High School seniors will celebrate graduation June 11 at the school.
June 3, 2015
In a unanimous decision May 18, the Issaquah City Council approved the Issaquah School District’s master site plan and site development permit for the new middle school.
The new campus will be built on the current site of Clark Elementary School along Second Avenue Southeast.
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.