In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • Yearbook Purchasing Deadline
    • Preparing for Winter Weather
    • Deadline for Senior Ads
    • Special Olympics Basketball Game
    • Yearbook Is Seeking Pictures
    • IHS Traffic Safety Education Program
  • IH PTSA
    • Calling All Programmers
    • IH PTSA Grants Winter Deadline
    • ParentWiser Event
    • New Family Mixer
    • Parent Chair/Lead Needed for PE 5K
    • Awards Season
    • Calling All Senior Parents
    • Senior All Night Grad Party Tickets

Issaquah High School

Yearbook Purchasing Deadline- Extended!

The deadline for purchasing a yearbook was Dec. 31, 2019. Since online pay was unavailable over break due to malware, we will sell yearbooks at the ASB bookkeeper’s window from 7:30 – 2:30 until Jan. 17. 2020. This will be your LAST CHANCE to purchase a yearbook. Please note that yearbooks can no longer be purchased online

Preparing for Winter Weather

With snowflakes in the 10-day forecast, please make sure your family and child care givers are signed up for snow day closure and delay texts or emails from our Transportation Department through FlashAlert. (Only families with verified mobile numbers in Family Access will receive texts from the District.) The District and school websites will post information by 6:30 a.m. Please take a moment to locate your Emergency Transportation Bulletin (ETB) that was mailed out in October or access the ETB online. Also take a moment to use SNOW E-Link to find your emergency snow route and make sure you check the chart below to become familiar with program changes due to delays and closures. For more information, including how programs such as field trips and athletics are affected during school closures, please click here.

Senior Ads Deadline- This Friday

The deadline for purchasing a senior ad for the yearbook is FRIDAY, Jan. 10 at 10:00 pm. Please see ordering info here.

Special Olympics Basketball Game- January 15th

Issaquah High School will be hosting a Special Olympics basketball game on 1/15 at 7pm. The team from Issaquah is made up of students from Issaquah, Skyline, Liberty, and the Act program. The team from Issaquah will be playing against a team from Tahoma High School. This is a great community event and we would love to have as much support as possible for the players.

Yearbook Is Seeking Pictures

Yearbook would like to have pictures of students with their pets. Please send a high resolution photo to Mrs. Jarvinen with the pet’s name and student’s name. We’d especially like to have unusual pets (as in, ones besides cats and dogs)!

IHS Traffic Safety Education Program

The Spring session of the Issaquah High School Traffic Safety Education program will open for enrollment on December 9. The application is available on the Teacher webpage tab under Brenda Fortier (CTE and PE) as well as the bottom of this message. Enrollment is open to the first 20 students that apply so sign up today.

The session begins on January 29. Please see the registration for exact dates and times. Classes will be held at Issaquah High School in room 3206. If you have any questions please contact Brenda Fortier at fortierb2@issaquah.wednet.edu

Issaquah PTSA

Calling all programmers!

Enter the WA State PTA Game Development Competition and create a video game about "Animals!"  The "intent to submit" form is due January 15 while the game itself is due March 1, 2020.  Open to 9-12th grade teams (1-6 people).  More details can be found at https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/game-competition/ .

IH PTSA Grants Winter Deadline

The Issaquah High PTSA has a budget to fund selected projects and programs proposed by teachers, staff, parents and/or students to further our mission, "To expand educational opportunities and enhance the learning and social enrichment opportunities at Issaquah High School."  The winter deadline to apply for a grant is January 17, 2020.  You can find an application and the criteria for selecting a proposal by clicking this link: http://issaquahhighptsa.org/Page/Pta/PTSA%20Grants  

ParentWiser Event:  How to be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020 Jan 22nd at 7-8:30pm at Liberty High

Are your kids exposed to racially or culturally-charged comments? Parent Wiser hosts Dr. Caprice Hollins for a paradigm-shifting talk to help parents engage in courageous conversations with our children and learn.  Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, and implicit bias to develop a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences. For all parents of K-12.  Register at http://ParentWiser.org/events

Is your Family New to the Area? 

Join us every third Tuesday of the month at Capri Cellars in Issquah for a social mixer.  Come get to know people and find out about IHS and our community.  Our next socials are on is Tuesday, December 17th and Tuesday January 21st.  Questions? Email: ihsnewfamilyconnect@gmail.com.

Seeking a Parent Chair/Lead for the PE 5K run on January 14th

Want to encourage active kids? The IHS semester PE 5K (open to all students) is on Jan 14th; IHPTSA provides volunteers and post-run refreshments and seeks a parent Chair/Lead for this effort. This is an easy but effective way to meet and support students at IHS!  Contact ihptsaevents@gmail.com for more info!

Awards Season!

This is the time of year that we honor our outstanding PTSA Volunteers! Do you know a volunteer who goes “above and beyond” for our kids at IHS? Each year the Issaquah High PTSA presents the following awards to honor the dedication and service of our volunteers: The Golden Acorn Award and the Outstanding Student Advocate Award.  More information and an online submission form can be found on the PTSA Awards page of the IHS website HERE.. Award recipients will receive a Washington State PTA certificate, pin, and will be honored at the March 20th Issaquah High PTSA meeting and at a district-wide reception in April. Click HERE to nominate. 

 Calling all SENIOR PARENTS! 

Graduation date is finally set for June 12, 2020, but do you know all important Deadlines for your Senior?  The PTSA has your back, go to the PTSA Website, tab Seniors, or Click Here.    Register for the Senior All-Night Grad Party today!   Click Here  or more information and to see who has already signed up.   

Senior All Night Graduation Party 2020 TICKETS

Get your senior’s " EARLY BIRD”  Ticket now.   

A tradition at Issaquah High School, the all-night, all-inclusive grad party is a senior year highlight.  On a night that your Grad will want to party, this is the perfect safe, sober and FUN opportunity to celebrate all night long with their friends!  Graduation is at 1pm.  Graduates will have time to enjoy their families after the 1pm  Ceremony at T-Mobile before coming together for the all-night party where they whisked away to multiple, activity-packed SECRET venues, with entertainment, activities, games, prizes, and lots of food.  This PTSA-sponsored celebration is planned and paid for by the senior parents. The Early Bird tickets are $170 until February 28, 2020, then they go up to $195 through March 31,2020.  For more info: CLICK HERE   

Back-to-School Quick Links

IHS Website.   2019-20 IHS Bell Schedule.   ISD Family Access.  IHS Fall Sports Registration.  IHS Booster Club.  Issaquah Schools Foundation.  ParentWiser.  ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships.  ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program.  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application.

One-Stop-Shop

Join the IH PTSA, Pass the Hat,  Donate Here, AmazonSmiles. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.  IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are100% tax-deductible.

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