Chase Steiner selected as national youth delegate

March 3, 2015

Chase Steiner, a student at Eastside Catholic High School, has been selected to represent Washington as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

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Endeavour Elementary School honored for environmental practices

March 3, 2015

Endeavour Elementary School, in the Issaquah School District, is the first school to attain the title of Level Four Sustaining Green School from the King County Green Schools Program.

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Career path focus helps Eastlake DECA club prosper

February 24, 2015

For many of the Eastlake High School students attending next month’s state DECA competition, the experience will be about much more than winning or losing.

One of the main purposes of the event, March 5-7 in Bellevue, is to make connections and spark a future in the business world, whether a student is interested in marketing, entrepreneurship or finance.

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Popular preschool set to close after 20 years

February 17, 2015

The Sammamish Learning Center, which has been serving Eastside families and their preschool students since 1995, will permanently close its doors in June at the end of the current school year.

It wasn’t the original intention of the school’s directors, Jill Porter and Helen Glenn, who sold the property to a developer last year.

“Jill and I were going to retire at some point anyway,” Glenn said, “and we hoped that someone else was going to carry on the torch, which we have attempted to do. But nothing has panned out yet.”

By Neil Pierson Students at Sammamish Learning Center join in sing-along time with music teacher Sherrie Newman (with guitar) during a morning classroom session. The preschool is closing in June after 20 years of business.

By Neil Pierson
Students at Sammamish Learning Center join in sing-along time with music teacher Sherrie Newman (with guitar) during a morning classroom session. The preschool is closing in June after 20 years of business.

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Connie Fletcher will return to state Board of Education

February 17, 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Connie Fletcher to another term on the Washington State Board of Education.

Fletcher joined the board in 2009 and currently serves on its executive committee.

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Lake Washington schools shift boundaries next year

February 3, 2015

The Lake Washington School District wrapped up a four-month process Jan. 26 by changing some attendance boundaries.

The boundary changes are posted online at www.lwsd.org. District officials believe they were needed in order to deal with expected enrollment growth in existing school buildings. Some schools are at or near capacity, and voters rejected two bond measures last year that would have built several new schools and expanded others.

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Reflections art contest winners announced

February 3, 2015

The Issaquah School District announced this year’s Reflections art contest winners, who will have a chance to compete at the state level this spring.

Students in every grade are eligible to compete in several different categories. The following students are from schools in Sammamish:

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Cascade Ridge Elementary School teacher earns leadership title

January 17, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 17, 2015

Anjuli Johnston, a fifth-grade teacher at Cascade Ridge Elementary School in the Issaquah School District, was recently named a teacher leader by the Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Anjuli Johnston

Anjuli Johnston

The PSESD used a competitive hiring process to find 15 new teacher leaders who joined with 10 returning ones.

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LWSD launches online open house for facility planning

January 13, 2015

The Lake Washington School District’s long-term facilities planning task force began working last month, and has launched an online open house aimed at gathering community feedback about school facilities.

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Eastlake High School students advance in art competition

January 13, 2015

Four Eastlake High School students have qualified for the Washington State PTA’s 2015 Reflections art competition.

The students are Jessica Birchfield (visual arts), Melissa Birchfield (literature), Heather Keyser (photography) and Liam Thrun (photography).

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