Five schools starting fresh with new principals

New: August 22, 10:17 a.m.

The Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts have hired 16 new principals for the coming school year, including five in the Sammamish area.
Both public high schools in the city will have new leadership, as Donna Hood takes over at Skyline, and interim principal Chris Bede moves into the permanent role at Eastlake.
Hood is a former assistant principal at Liberty High School, and said the support she’s received from other district leaders has helped her prepare to be a first-time principal. Read more »


What to watch for as prep football season nears its start

High-school football practices open Aug. 25, and the first games of the 2014 season will follow on the weekend after Labor Day.
The Class 4A KingCo Conference could be a more difficult gauntlet than ever for the Eastlake Wolves and Skyline Spartans. The conference has whittled down from 11 teams to nine – Ballard, Garfield and Roosevelt were reclassified as 3A schools, and Mount Si moves up to join the 4A schools.
Here are five things to watch for when the new season opens Sept. 5: Read more »


Incumbents look good in first night election results

New: August 6, 9:42 a.m.

If the first round of results for the Aug. 5 primary election mean anything, they mean incumbents don’t have much to fear this election cycle. All five candidates representing Sammamish in the Legislative have healthy leads over their opponents.

All of the same names were going to appear on the November ballot no matter the results. Washington has a top-two primary system, and all five of the Legislative seats on the ballot had only two candidates. Read more »