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.
May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015
The Lake Washington Schools Foundation brought in more than $260,000 through its 10th annual Learning for Learning luncheon April 29.
May 13, 2015
The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites the public to participate in two Nourish Every Mind fundraising events in the coming week.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
April 7, 2015
John T. Kennedy will be the next president of Eastside Catholic School, effective July 1, the school announced March 26.
Kennedy will join Eastside Catholic from Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia, where he serves as assistant headmaster for finance and operations.