Rotary Club of Issaquah awards scholarships

July 9, 2015

By Greg Farrar Issaquah Rotary Club scholarships totaling $12,000 were presented to three seniors during the annual scholarship luncheon held May 26 at Tibbetts Manor. Scholarship committee co-chairs Maryanne Johanson and Bob Harrison stand with (from center) Hannah Balducci, Issaquah High School; Nick Peters, Tiger Mountain Community High School; and Signe Stroming, Liberty High School, who each were awarded $4,000. The program seeks to assist and encourage high school seniors to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community, with criteria for selection including academic achievement, character, integrity and service in school and community affairs, and commitment to making a difference.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah Rotary Club scholarships totaling $12,000 were presented to three seniors during the annual scholarship luncheon held May 26 at Tibbetts Manor. Scholarship committee co-chairs Maryanne Johanson and Bob Harrison stand with (from center) Hannah Balducci, Issaquah High School; Nick Peters, Tiger Mountain Community High School; and Signe Stroming, Liberty High School, who each were awarded $4,000. The program seeks to assist and encourage high school seniors to pursue a post-secondary education with an emphasis on service to the community, with criteria for selection including academic achievement, character, integrity and service in school and community affairs, and commitment to making a difference.

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Off The Press — Proud to be a graduate of Tiger Mountain

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.

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Issaquah, Liberty, Tiger Mountain Graduations

June 23, 2015

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Parting salutations — Tiger Mountain Community High School class of 2015 bids farewell

June 17, 2015

By Greg Farrar Corey Hayes springs high into the air in his happiness as students start to toss their caps at the end of the Tiger Mountain Community High School commencement ceremony June 11 for the 29 students of the class of 2015.

By Greg Farrar
Corey Hayes springs high into the air in his happiness as students start to toss their caps at the end of the Tiger Mountain Community High School commencement ceremony June 11 for the 29 students of the class of 2015.

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Editorial — Celebrate safely this graduation season

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.

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Council approves plan for new middle 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.

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Julia Bamba will lead Issaquah’s new alternative high school

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.

Julia Bamba

Julia Bamba

Bamba will begin working immediately to help plan the development of the new school, a district news release stated.

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Tiger Mountain High School Art Day

April 21, 2015

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Police activity puts schools into short, modified lockdown

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.

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Youth board hosts State of Mind conference

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.

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