Luncheon raises $617,000 to benefit students and schools

May 20, 2015

Almost 900 community members attended the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 17th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon on May 14 at the Issaquah Community Center and donated $617,000 for local schools.

The program featured several students and educators who spoke passionately about the foundation’s impact on education.

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Rays of Hope in the Relay for Life

May 20, 2015

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School juniors on the Neon Rays of Hope team pose with their appropriate pink camping tents, for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held May 9 and 10 at Issaquah High School. There were 11 students on the team that raised more than $2,800, in an annual effort with about 100 teams of districtwide public and private school students that has in past years raised more than $200,000.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School juniors on the Neon Rays of Hope team pose with their appropriate pink camping tents, for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held May 9 and 10 at Issaquah High School. There were 11 students on the team that raised more than $2,800, in an annual effort with about 100 teams of districtwide public and private school students that has in past years raised more than $200,000.

Lake Washington Schools Foundation raises about $260K

May 13, 2015

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation brought in more than $260,000 through its 10th annual Learning for Learning luncheon April 29.

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Issaquah Schools Foundation hosts fundraisers May 14 and 20

May 13, 2015

The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites the public to participate in two Nourish Every Mind fundraising events in the coming week.

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King County honors local schools at Earth Heroes ceremony

May 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 10, 2015

Eastlake High School and the Issaquah School District were recognized for their conservation efforts during King County’s annual Earth Heroes at School ceremony on May 5.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Pat McLaughlin, the county’s solid waste division director, presented the awards to several individual students, teachers and schools.

This year, the program recognizes actions in waste reduction, reuse or recycling; food-waste prevention or food-waste collection for composting; household hazardous waste prevention or management; and climate change education or greenhouse gas emission reductions.

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Eastlake seniors celebrate their future plans

May 5, 2015

May is the last full month high-school seniors will spend with each other, and Jordan Lim wanted to find a special way for Eastlake High School’s class of 2015 to reminisce.

About a month ago, Lim pitched the idea of a Senior Destination Day to leadership teacher Don Bartel, and after getting approval, she quickly organized an after-school get-together for the school’s 430-plus seniors on May 1.

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Pine Lake Middle School celebrates heroes on a local level

April 29, 2015

Sixth-grader Anna Chisholm had never before volunteered for community service, but she said she enjoyed the time she spent helping homeless residents in Seattle earlier this year.

By Neil Pierson Pine Lake Middle School student Darsh Desai explains his community service efforts with the Vedic Cultural Center to teacher Anne Kiemle during the school’s April 21 event, Heropalooza, to celebrate volunteer work among sixth-grade students.

By Neil Pierson
Pine Lake Middle School student Darsh Desai explains his community service efforts with the Vedic Cultural Center to teacher Anne Kiemle during the school’s April 21 event, Heropalooza, to celebrate volunteer work among sixth-grade students.

“I feel so sad for people that don’t have the opportunities that I have,” said Chisholm, who packed and delivered supplies, and prepared breakfast for homeless adults and teens, alongside members of her select basketball team.

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Issaquah schools launch mobile app

April 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 28, 2015

The Issaquah School District announced a new application for Apple and Android devices that students and parents can use for various tasks.

The app, available in the Apple or Google Play app store, allows users to view grades, attendance records, lunch balances and other information on their mobile devices.

A video tutorial is available on the district’s website.

State schools superintendent releases plan to fully fund basic education

April 21, 2015

At an April 14 press conference, state Superintendent Randy Dorn released a plan to fully fund basic education costs, to help state legislators comply with a state Supreme Court mandate.

The state is under court order to produce a complete plan detailing how it intends to fully fund K-12 basic education without the use of local funding. Neither Gov. Jay Inslee nor the Legislature has introduced such a plan.

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Eastside Catholic hires new president

April 7, 2015

John T. Kennedy will be the next president of Eastside Catholic School, effective July 1, the school announced  March 26.

John T. Kennedy

John T. Kennedy

Kennedy will join Eastside Catholic from Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia, where he serves as assistant headmaster for finance and operations.

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