Endeavour ENews 1.25.2019


Dates to remember:

January 28 -- Teacher In Service Day-- NO SCHOOL for students
January 30 -- 4th grade concert 6:30-7:30 pm



It's Almost Time to Enroll for Kindergarten!!! 
Do you have a child that will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall?  Do you have a neighbor or friend that does?  Starting February 1st, Kindergarten families can begin the online enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2019 and you must live within Endeavour's boundary in order to enroll.  Information packets will be available in the school office starting February 4th and all required documents will need to be returned to the school office by March 8th.  Kindergarten tours will be May 29th from 2:00-4:00.  If you have questions, please contact Janine Kotan at kotanj@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7354.

Open Enrollment Begins February 1

Per ISD Regulation 3131 regarding In-District Student Transfers, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may apply to transfer to any District school other than their neighborhood school during open enrollment through the month of February for the following school year. For complete information on this process, please visit the ISD website.

Congratulations to Endeavour's Robotics Club (First Lego League) 

Saturday, January 19 concluded our robotics season at the state semi-finals.  The kids did a fantastic job.  There were not many better teams, only more experienced teams.  Even though they did not advance to the state finals, they did bring home more hardware for Endeavour.  At this event they were awarded the Judges Trophy, which the judges indicated at this event should be the "Stars of Tomorrow" trophy.  This was their concession/acknowledgement that the students performed very well even though they were some of the youngest competitors in the field.

To give you some context, at their preliminary event the highest score was 100 points.  They achieved that score twice, en route to a 16th place (of 30 teams) in the robot competition portion.  For context, the two highest scoring teams were Eastside Prep and the "A" team full of 8th graders from a K-8 private Christian school in Renton.

We were hopeful the students could make the state finals, but this time it wasn't meant to be.  This is just about the best outcome we can have as an Elementary school since we lose 1/2 of our experienced kids every year to BLMS (which by definition means our new comers don't know much about lego robotics or how the competition works).  The students on this team indicated they would like to compete together again next year, so we may have to have some discussions in the future (after they decide if they're really serious about that) on how to possibly bring a few alumni back to compete.  A big thank you to Mike Thomas, Caitlin Thomas, Taya Montgomery and all the other great volunteers that made this possible!!



Will your student be participating in the sports programs offered at middle school?  If so, mark your calendar and plan to get their sports physical during the summer.   Students entering 6th and 9th grade are required to have a physical dated after June 1.   A physical date in the summer is valid for the entire school year.  If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer.  Fifth grade students getting their physical while in the 5th grade will be required to get a second physical dated after June 1 if they want to participate in middle school sports.   For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out the ISD Middle School Sports webpage or call the middle school office.  The office team will answer all your questions.


WHAT: Showcase of STEM learning hosted by teachers and students from the Issaquah School District. Teachers and students through interactive booths and demonstrations share how they learn STEM skills and knowledge through classroom projects, afterschool clubs, and student competitions. In addition to teacher/student booths, there will be various STEM related industries invited to share their work in the area of STEM.

WHEN: February 7, 2018 - 5:30-7:30 pm.

WHERE: Issaquah High School Commons – 700 2nd Avenue SE, Issaquah 98027

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-2020 Kindergarten Families
Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-2020 Kindergarten Families. Please join us on January 30th at Clark Elementary for this event designed for families new to the US Public Schools to learn more about the ISD Kindergarten program. All parents and caregivers of kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend.

Special Services Parent Night

The Issaquah School District Special Services Department and The Arc of King County have partnered to offer FREE training sessions open to parents, guardians, caregivers and teachers of students with special needs.   
Financial Planning and Resources for Families

  • March 19, 2019  6:30-8pm at Pacific Cascade Middle School.

Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring! As many people have seen and heard in the news, schools all across the country are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This is true in the Issaquah School District as well. The ISD offers paid training and a competitive wage of up to $24.91/hour. Drivers may work part time or up to 40 hours. Full benefits include medical, dental, and vision. Drivers work a school calendar and schedule. If you or someone you know is interested, please call 425-837-6327 for more information or apply online by clicking here.


Impact Scholarship Applications due Feb 15th

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page. 

Program Showcase – January 29th

This showcase is a great opportunity to hear about how the Issaquah Schools Foundation supports students in our district.  

Come and learn about several programs as well as some larger grants the Foundation has funded.

January 29th from 6 - 8 pm at the Issaquah School District Administration building

Dining for Kids at Tanoor - Wednesday, February 6th

Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Success program, which provides food aid in schools.

Nourish Every Mind

Save the date!

Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church in Issaquah

What's happening outside of school?
Check out the Community Fliers electronic bulletin board

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