LocalLWSD may consider future magnet school in Sammamish
New: May 24, 1:16 p.m.
Traci Pierce, superintendent of the Lake Washington School District, hinted that there may be an option for a new choice school in Sammamish sometime in the future.
The issue came up during a joint meeting of the Sammamish City Council, and the Lake Washington and Issaquah school boards May 14. Read more »
SportsSkyline softball season ends in lopsided defeat
By Justin Lester
When just 12 girls turned out for tryouts, a rebuilding year became a likelihood for the Skyline softball team. But the Spartans hoped their subpar season wouldn’t conclude in as disappointing fashion as it did.
Skyline’s 2013 campaign came to an end on May 14 with an 11-3 loss to Newport in a loser-out game of the KingCo 4A Tournament at Inglemoor High School. Opponents outscored the Spartans by a combined margin of 19 in Skyline’s two playoff games, making for a frustrating finish to the season for head coach Ken Brooks. Read more »
SchoolsStudents settle in at Lake Washington’s new STEM school
For a physics teacher, even a popcorn movie can be a chance to cement a lesson.
And so it happened that students in Pete Saxby’s class, at the Lake Washington School, District’s STEM school were watching the Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock movie “Speed.”
As the bus approached a highway ramp with a 50-foot gap, Saxby stopped the film to check if the students were able to find the variables such as the buses’ speed and the distance of the jump. Students estimated the angle of the roadway, while Saxby muted some of the saltier dialogue, and calculated that, yes, it was feasible that the bus could make the jump. Read more »
ElectionsElection picture firms up for Sammamish
Of the four City Council races this year, one will be contested. The seat left open by John James will see a contest between former Councilwoman Kathleen Huckabay and Larry Wright. Councilman Don Gerend looked to face a challenge from Christie Malchow, but she withdrew her candidacy a few days after filing. Councilman Tom Odell has not drawn an opponent. Former Planning Commission Chairman Robert Keller looks to cruise to the council, running uncontested for the seat being vacated by Councilman John Curley. Read more »