March 4, 2014
The Issaquah School District is holding three meetings in March for families of third-grade students interested in joining the district’s science and technology magnet programs.
The programs typically serve 50-plus fourth- and fifth-grade students over a two-year period. The magnet program is located at Briarwood, Cascade Ridge and Clark elementary schools, but is open to students from other schools. Read more
February 19, 2014
Issaquah School District students are invited to submit their artwork for possible publication in the district’s 2014-15 student art calendar.
The calendar is distributed free of charge to every family and staff member in the district. All current students are eligible to submit up to three pieces. Read more
February 13, 2014
Hana Keller and Pavitra Siva enjoy different disciplines within the world of science, but both are participating in a five-month-long program to build their skills in aerospace technology.
Keller and Siva, of Sammamish, attend the Lake Washington School District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Redmond. Along with Eastlake High School student Rahul Singal, they were included among the 308 high-school juniors in the state selected last month to participate in the seventh annual Washington Aerospace Scholars program. Read more
February 5, 2014
As the Seattle Seahawks prepared last week for Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, some of their youngest fans back home found a unique way to connect with them.
Members of Cub Scout Troop 545 – a group of second- and third-grade students who attend McAuliffe Elementary School – joined forces for a special pack meeting known as “Science of the Seahawks.”
February 5, 2014
As her students returned to the classroom from afternoon recess, Michelle Toth had a table filled with tools for a science lesson.
Toth’s fourth-grade students at McAuliffe Elementary School were about to experiment with various water temperatures, and determine whether hot and cold water is more or less dense than room-temperature water.
January 20, 2014
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When he was a ninth-grader, Jamie Utt was subjected to some of the most hurtful insults of his life, but it took the simple actions of one person to reinforce his sense of self-worth.
Utt shared his upbringing – and his message for creating a positive culture – to Skyline High School Jan. 17 as part of the school’s recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read more
January 17, 2014
There’s a stigma surrounding math instruction that Nancy Pfaff doesn’t quite understand.
She often hears students and parents say they’re not good at math. That’s puzzling, she said, because few people say they’re poor at reading. Getting students to change their thinking – to enjoy math and excel at it – has been her passion for three decades.
“There’s a lot of bad feelings about math,” she acknowledged.
January 17, 2014
At Eastlake High School, members of the DECA club are involved in community service projects at various points of the year, and last week was one of those times.
DECA is a national organization for high school and college students looking to boost their business and marketing skills. At Eastlake, students try to find causes in their own back yard they can use for both altruistic and personal gain. Read more
January 7, 2014
Police conducted a sweep of Skyline High School the night of Dec. 18 using specially trained dogs after a bomb threat was found on a wall in a boy’s restroom that day.
Police discovered no bomb or any other suspicious items
“The threat indicated that the school should evacuate or a bomb would go off on Friday,” an email from Principal Lisa Hechtman read. “Since the threat was discovered, we have been working closely with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of students and staff.
December 18, 2013
If anyone strolling through the library at Blackwell Elementary School wasn’t filled with holiday spirit, Julie Sanders probably perked them right up.
Sanders, the mother of a sixth-grade student, was the architect of the school’s inaugural gingerbread building contest last year.
She organized its return Dec. 13, and she helped guide Blackwell students and parents through a maze of houses, cabins, barns and other structures made from the traditional holiday treat.