May 15, 2013
A trail of pink helium balloons curved up into an arch from Eastside Catholic campus May 8 as Sammamish’s three high schools gathered for the fourth annual Plateau Pink Day.
Outside the school’s gymnasium, students from Eastlake and Skyline high schools mingled with those from Eastside Catholic in the 70-degree weather. Dressed in varying shades of pink, some stood in line chatting, while they waited for their turn to get a henna tattoo. Other’s sat and listened to live music. Nearby, a line of tables offered sticky doughnuts shining in the sun and other sweet treats. Read more
February 20, 2013
The Eastlake Speech and Debate club is wrapping up a successful season by sending nine of its members to the state tournament.
January 2, 2013
Eastlake graduates return to alma mater to coach
For many of the Wolves basketball coaches, Eastlake High School is more than just a place where they hold practice and give locker-room speeches. It’s where they took math exams, ate lunch with friends and where they once donned the maroon jersey and hit the hardwood. Read more
January 2, 2013
Eastlake High School is working with All-American Sports Posters to raise money for the school’s athletic programs.
From now on, the company will be printing Eastlake’s sports posters and contacting local businesses to sponsor the effort by purchasing advertising on the posters.
“We are always looking for ways to fund our program,” said Eastlake’s Athletic Director Pat Bangasser. “All we want to do is promote our programs…lots of high schools do it.”
All-American Sports Posters can be reached at 1-800-556-1380.
December 21, 2012
New: Dec. 21, 4:09 p.m.
Stan Chapin had an impact on an entire generation of Eastlake High School students. And with the re-naming of a section of road, he’ll leave a mark on Eastlake’s actual campus.
The second entrance to the school, 233rd Avenue south of Northeast Eighth Street, was christened as Stan Chapin Way Dec. 18. Chapin’s family, city leaders, teachers and more than 100 students were on hand to see the unveiling of a permanent memorial to the longtime school resource officer, who died unexpectedly from natural causes Jan. 30.
December 10, 2012
New: Dec. 10, 1:38 p.m.
A section of 233rd Avenue will be renamed Stan Chapin Way to honor the longtime school resource officer who served at Inglewood Middle and Eastlake High schools.
The dedication is set for 3:15 p.m. Dec. 18. City officials note that the time has been changed from the one printed in the city’s newsletter. Read more
November 14, 2012
Theater fans can get two for the price of one this week when the Eastlake High School Drama team presents two one-act comedies, “This Is a Test” and “Making Nice.”
Doubling up on the number of fall productions makes sense as the size of the club has more than doubled. When director Rachelle Horner took over the Eastlake drama club four years ago she had about 10 students to work worth. That number now fluxates between 20 and 30, depending on the season and students’ class loads.
September 19, 2012
New: Sept. 19, 1 p.m.
A 22-year-old Redmond man will spend most of the next two years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Claire Thompson, a 2010 Eastlake High School graduate.
Cornelius De Jong IV was sentenced to 27 months in prison Sept. 17 as part of a plea deal in connection with Thompson’s death, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. He will be given credit for the five months of jail time already served. Read more
July 5, 2012
There’s a new sport in town. Badminton.
Beginning spring, 2013 high school girls across the Lake Washington School district will get the chance to compete in the sport that has been an Olympic event since 1992.
“I’ve been pushing for it,” said Pat Bangasser, interim athletic director at Eastlake High School. “It’s great for kids. It’s a sport where you use your brains and your quickness. It’s as much about intelligence as it is about athleticism.” Read more
June 27, 2012