Skyline hosts summer dance camp

July 2, 2015

Girls entering kindergarten through eighth grades are invited to join the Skyline High School dance team for its annual Junior Spartans Summer Dance Camp.

The camp will be held at Skyline from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19-21. Dancers will perform a routine for parents at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21.

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LWSD School Board accepts gifts to district

July 2, 2015

The Lake Washington School District board of directors approved at its June 1 meeting the following donations to the district of more than $1,000: Read more

PTSA awards college scholarships to EHS students

July 2, 2015

The Lake Washington PTSA awarded the following scholarships to Eastlake High School students at the June 1 meeting of the Lake Washington School District board of directors: Read more

Local teacher wins Buchwald Summer Fellowship?for graduate study

July 2, 2015

Teacher David Dingler, of Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, has been awarded a competitive Buchwald Summer Fellowship by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio.

The center is a highly regarded nonprofit provider of educational programs for U.S. history and government teachers, as well as high school and college students.

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Local student achieves top ACT score

June 25, 2015

Luke Beeman, son of Keith and Wendy Beeman and a junior at Skyline High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.

Luke Beeman

Luke Beeman

Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36.

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Eastlake High School team programs its way to victory

June 17, 2015

Contributed Two freshmen from Eastlake High School, Daniel France and Austin Jenchi, programmed their way to victory at the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association’s Spring Programming Contest on April 25. The Eastlake team took first place in the intermediate division of the event, earning 775 points. Two hundred students in grades eight through 12 participated in 85 teams at the event held at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle.

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Two freshmen from Eastlake High School, Daniel France and Austin Jenchi, programmed their way to victory at the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association’s Spring Programming Contest on April 25.
The Eastlake team took first place in the intermediate division of the event, earning 775 points.
Two hundred students in grades eight through 12 participated in 85 teams at the event held at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle.

Skyline students awarded more than $3 million in scholarships

June 17, 2015

Skyline High School and the Issaquah School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $3 million in scholarships to Skyline’s class of 2015 as reported by students and their parents.

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Sammamish residents graduate from Eastside Catholic

June 10, 2015

By Brian DalBalcon Fifty-four students who are residents of Sammamish graduated as part of Eastside Catholic High School’s class of 2015. The residents are, top row, left to right: Jiaqi Liu, Bradley Barrett, Marek Kossik, Griffin Crow, Joseph Meehan, Reed Holland, Alexander Wright, Brandon Graue, Chase Crittenden, Sean Fearon, Brennan Ober and Andres Rincon; second row from the top, left to right: Austin Moss, Kollin Malsam, Grant Sampson, Brooks Meadowcroft, Andrew Padilla, Matthew Siegel, Daniel Venkitachalam, Theodore Braun, Matisse Thybulle, Ryan Mazure-Schmidt and Dino De Raad; third row from the top, left to right: Ji Youn Kim, Jacob Steward Steele, William Dimlow, Alec Baer, Arend Broekmate, Daniel Carlton, Ian Dorney, Zachary Steffens, Matthew Iwicki, Myles Lewis, Michelle Taam and Madeline Murry; second row from bottom, left to right: Valerie Vachris, McKenna Boit, Kayla Powlesland, Audrey Menz, Julianne Symmons, Stephanie Wolff, Gabrielle Russell, Zofia Toth, Kelsey Lobisser, Yao Xiao, Carson Brown and Tori Tlachac; and bottom row, left to right: Sarah Ford, Sally Carroll, Tristana Leist, Madeline Mechelsen, Morgan Mackenzie, Megan Bastian, Anna Rose Schutt, Robyn Breynaert, Lauren Shigley, Bianco Scharkowski, Tinuola Dada and Lujia Zhang. Not pictured are Nathan Hansberry and Preston Ewart. The graduation ceremony was held June 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. A Baccalaureate Mass was held June 5 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. It was the 33rd graduating class for Eastside Catholic, with 171 students participating in the ceremony. Ninety-eight percent of graduates will attend 72 colleges in the fall, and 142 seniors will graduate with honors.

By Brian DalBalcon
Fifty-four students who are residents of Sammamish graduated as part of Eastside Catholic High School’s class of 2015. The residents are, top row, left to right: Jiaqi Liu, Bradley Barrett, Marek Kossik, Griffin Crow, Joseph Meehan, Reed Holland, Alexander Wright, Brandon Graue, Chase Crittenden, Sean Fearon, Brennan Ober and Andres Rincon; second row from the top, left to right: Austin Moss, Kollin Malsam, Grant Sampson, Brooks Meadowcroft, Andrew Padilla, Matthew Siegel, Daniel Venkitachalam, Theodore Braun, Matisse Thybulle, Ryan Mazure-Schmidt and Dino De Raad; third row from the top, left to right: Ji Youn Kim, Jacob Steward Steele, William Dimlow, Alec Baer, Arend Broekmate, Daniel Carlton, Ian Dorney, Zachary Steffens, Matthew Iwicki, Myles Lewis, Michelle Taam and Madeline Murry; second row from bottom, left to right: Valerie Vachris, McKenna Boit, Kayla Powlesland, Audrey Menz, Julianne Symmons, Stephanie Wolff, Gabrielle Russell, Zofia Toth, Kelsey Lobisser, Yao Xiao, Carson Brown and Tori Tlachac; and bottom row, left to right: Sarah Ford, Sally Carroll, Tristana Leist, Madeline Mechelsen, Morgan Mackenzie, Megan Bastian, Anna Rose Schutt, Robyn Breynaert, Lauren Shigley, Bianco Scharkowski, Tinuola Dada and Lujia Zhang. Not pictured are Nathan Hansberry and Preston Ewart.
The graduation ceremony was held June 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. A Baccalaureate Mass was held June 5 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish.
It was the 33rd graduating class for Eastside Catholic, with 171 students participating in the ceremony. Ninety-eight percent of graduates will attend 72 colleges in the fall, and 142 seniors will graduate with honors.

Blackwell Elementary students win state math competition

June 10, 2015

A team of fifth-graders from Blackwell Elementary School won first place in the masters division of the Math is Cool competition May 16.

Contributed The Blackwell Elementary School students who won the state Math is Cool competition were, from left to right, Austin Womack, Aaditya Prasad, Ayana Bharadwaj and Andrea Wu.

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The Blackwell Elementary School students who won the state Math is Cool competition were, from left to right, Austin Womack, Aaditya Prasad, Ayana Bharadwaj and Andrea Wu.

The team of Aaditya Prasad, Austin Womack, Ayana Bharadwaj and Andrea Wu is led casino spiele by parent volunteer coaches Vijay Bharadwaj, Andy Wu and Jianbo Peng.

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Eastlake students learn, give during trip to Nicaragua

June 3, 2015

For 15 Eastlake High School students, this year’s spring vacation was unlike any other because of where they went and what they learned.

Contributed Fifteen Eastlake High School students, including several members of the Spanish Honor Society, traveled to rural Nicaragua this spring for an educational trip that included donating school supplies to needy children.

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Fifteen Eastlake High School students, including several members of the Spanish Honor Society, traveled to rural Nicaragua this spring for an educational trip that included donating school supplies to needy children.

In early April, the group embarked upon a trip to rural Nicaragua, where they interacted with the native population and gave school supplies to needy children.

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