Learn about being a school board member at information night

March 26, 2015

NEW — Noon March 26, 2015

Community members interested in serving on the Issaquah School Board can learn about the process for applying and running for office at an informational meeting April 2.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the ISD Administration Building, 565 N.W. Holly St., Issaquah.

Three current board members will be in attendance to offer their perspective, share their experiences and answer questions.

Skyline preschool provides the best of both worlds

March 25, 2015

Deep within Skyline High School, there’s a room that serves as a quasi-laboratory for preschool students trying to learn vital social and academic skills, and high-school students looking to take the first steps on a possible career path.

The Skyline preschool has been around for many years, but some parents might not be aware of its existence, said Michelle Campbell, the program’s lead teacher.

By Neil Pierson Teacher Annemarie Willey plays with a group of students at the Skyline High School preschool March 10. The school serves a few dozen families, and is accepting new students, ages 3-5, for the 2015-16 year.

By Neil Pierson
Teacher Annemarie Willey plays with a group of students at the Skyline High School preschool March 10. The school serves a few dozen families, and is accepting new students, ages 3-5, for the 2015-16 year.

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Issaquah schools studying options for 2016 bond vote

March 25, 2015

Three years ago, Issaquah School District voters approved a $219 million bond measure to refurbish and expand several facilities.

Next year, they’ll likely be asked to do something similar.

Issaquah officials have formed a bond feasibility committee, which will work for the next two months to study options for a ballot proposal that could be presented to voters in the first half of 2016.

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Local students accepted into aerospace scholars program

March 25, 2015

Several local students were recently accepted into the first phase of the 2014-15 Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

The students are Ian Camal Sado, Lara Hakam, Pierce Klinke, Shashank Murching, Meryl Seah and Jack Kooley, of Skyline High School; Matthew Suhy, Nivida Thomas, Markus Zimmermann and Dinesh Parimi, of Tesla STEM High School; and Samuel Madasu, of the International Community School.

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Tesla STEM students participate in U.N. conference

March 25, 2015

Two Sammamish residents, Nivida Thomas and Catalina Raggi, participated in the 15th annual Washington State Model United Nations Conference, held Feb. 28 to March 1 at the University of Washington.

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Eastside Catholic names spelling bee champs

March 17, 2015

Congratulations to Eastside Catholic Spelling Bee Champion Rachel Goodwin, from Sammamish, and alternate Saatvika Nair, from Snoqualmie.

Contributed Alternate Saatvika Nair (left) and Eastside Catholic Spelling Bee Champion Rachel Goodwin take time for a photo after the bee.

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Alternate Saatvika Nair (left) and Eastside Catholic Spelling Bee Champion Rachel Goodwin take time for a photo after the bee.

 

*This story has been corrected, because inaccurate information was given to the paper.

Beaver Lake Middle School students to perform ‘Aladdin’

March 17, 2015

More than 70 Beaver Lake Middle School students will perform the Disney classic “Aladdin” during three performances at the school March 20-21.

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Alcott Elementary School student advances to state geography bee

March 15, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 15, 2015

Arjun Manesh, a fifth-grade student at Alcott Elementary School, will compete March 27 at the Washington State Geography Bee.

Manesh won the school’s geography competition, and based on his score on the national test, qualified for the state event at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

Manesh will compete against students in grades four through eight for a chance to go to the National Geographic Bee Championship, held in May in Washington, D.C.

Issaquah School District seeks members for bond feasibility study committee

March 14, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 14, 2015

The Issaquah School District is embarking on a community process to study the feasibility of a 2016 school bond.

The district is seeking interested community members to apply to serve on the committee, comprised of community members, parents and school personnel.

Applications are due by Friday, March 20.

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Lake Washington schools seek input on facilities planning

March 12, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 12, 2015

The Lake Washington School District’s long-term facilities planning task force is meeting this week, and is looking for public input as it addresses a shortfall in classroom space and aging school buildings.

Since late January, a task force subcommittee has been working on the details of addressing specific challenges. Those include existing conditions of facilities; the district’s growth projections and standards of service for class size and space usage; and options for managing growth, including funding.

The public is invited to provide feedback through an online open house — a link is located on the district’s home page, www.lwsd.org. The open house will stay open until the task force makes its final recommendations, which are expected in June.

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