In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • High School Bell Committee
    • Draft and Community Input on EL-16 Equity
    • Winter Sports Registration
    • DECA’s Goodwill Drive
  • ISF
    • All In For Kids
    • Dining For Kids
    • Glassy Baby Event
  • PTSA
    • IHS Ask A Counselor Night
    • Reflections
    • College Planning #101
    • Community Service Hours
    • All Night Grad Party
    • ParentWiser: Breaking Points
    • All In For Kids
    • Support IHS DECA
  • Booster
    • Got Purple

Issaquah High School

Community Input on High School Schedule Possibilities

Dear Issaquah School District Community,

Last June, with the passage of the Educational Programs and Operations Levy, Superintendent Thiele commissioned a High School Scheduling Committee to study possible changes to high school schedules. This committee, comprised of teachers, parents, and building administrators from each comprehensive high school was assembled along with a District technical team to advise and assist the committee with their work. The committee first met in June to review the charter and begin.

Sending out surveys to solicit input from students, staff, and community members was the committee’s first priority and that task has been completed. In addition to surveys, the committee agreed it would hold two community input meetings to hear directly from community members and listen to their thoughts on what an optimal high school schedule would look like.

To that end, two community input meetings have been scheduled for Monday, October 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the ISD Administration Center Board Room located at 565 NW Holly Street, Issaquah.

The meetings are for interested community members to provide input about their values and priorities for a high school schedule in an informal and conversational setting.  The committee will then consider those values and priorities as it works to craft a proposal for the Superintendent. The agenda will include an update from the technical team who will review its charter and direction from Superintendent Thiele and inform the group on the work the committee has done thus far. After that short presentation, meeting participants will have an opportunity to discuss and provide input in small conversation groups facilitated by district staff.

Information on the High School Scheduling Committee, including the committee charter and upcoming meeting minutes and agendas, is available on our website.

We value your input as the committee works towards a recommendation to the Superintendent and look forward to meeting you. If you are unable to attend, please email your thoughts to


 The High School Schedule Committee, Issaquah School District

Draft Interpretation and Community Input of EL-16- Equity

The Superintendent has created a draft interpretation and invites the community to provide input into this interpretation. Once the Superintendent is satisfied with the interpretation, he and his team will begin to collect the evidence that must be brought forward for monitoring purposes. The ISD Board of Directors is scheduled to perform its first monitoring of EL-16 at the January 23, 2019 school board meeting.

The Draft Interpretation of EL-16 is available for review or download on our website at

Again, we welcome and hope to hear your feedback and comments. Please provide input on the draft interpretation by emailing us at

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports online registration will open on 10/15/18. The athletic office will be accepting paperwork on Monday 10/15 before school, during lunches, and after school. All paperwork must be turned in by 11/9. Winter sports night will be on 11/15/18 in the main gym at Issaquah High School starting at 6:30, individual coaches meetings to follow. This meeting is mandatory for all winter athletes and highly recommended for parents. Boosters will be selling logo wear.

Please note that Original physicals along with other required registration documents are to be turned in to the bookkeeping and then athletic offices during the three main open athletic registration periods.

Please make & keep extra copies of your student’s physicals!! Parents will need extra physical copies for any students who plan on participating in any spring or summer type camps at the end of the school year!!

The Athletic Registration process for the 2018-2019 school year requires you to register online AND submit documents in person to the Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary.  Online registration for WINTER SPORTS will be available starting October 15th.  From October 15th – November 9th, during the hours of 8:00am-2pm, the Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary will accept the required documents to complete the Athletic Registration process.  All forms must be turned in by November 9th.  Forms will NOT be accepted on Monday, November 12th.

Paperwork that was turned in for Spring/Summer activities is not the same as Winter Sports registration. Please make sure if you are planning to participate in Winter Athletics you follow the instructions for the online registration.

For further winter sports registration information please visit Issaquah High School web site. The Athletic Gateway registration link can be found here: 

Yearbook Wants Your Salmon Days Pictures

Yearbook would like your pictures from Salmon Days. Please send to in their ORIGINAL size. Also, please specify the first and last names of EVERYONE in the photo (even if not IHS students) and tell us what you were doing.

Issaquah Schools Foundation News

All in 4 Kids

The Foundation’s annual All in for Kids campaign is still going strong.  The Foundation supports everything from essentials like food and school supplies for students in need, to enrichment such as robotics and fine arts programs.  Please support our students by donating at

Here’s how your gift to the Issaquah Schools Foundation elevates and enriches education

  • $5/month ($60/year) — Provides 30 healthy breakfasts to hungry children.
  • $10/month ($120/year) — Supports 44 students as they explore STEM through robotics, rocketry & sports medicine clubs.
  • $34/month ($408/year) — Provides 50 students with state-of-the-art writing instruction.
  • $50/month ($600/year) — Brings the Seattle Shakespeare Company to inspire and engage one 9th grade language arts class.
  • $83.33/month ($1,000/year) — Provides free after-school homework help and tutoring to 365 middle and high school students.

Dining for Kids

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. Join us anytime on Wednesday, November 7 at Agave Cocina & Tequilas in Issaquah Highlands. Agave will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Foundation. 

Glassy Baby Event

Please join Issaquah Schools Foundation for our Glassybaby event Thursday, November 8, 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Capri Cellars, 88 Front Street S, Issaquah. 10% of all sales go to the Foundation, fueling success for  more than 21,000 students in the Issaquah School District.


IHS “Ask a Counselor Night” 

Our academic counselors have graciously offered to speak with new ISD families regarding topics such as graduation requirements, getting involved, and wide-spread school supports available to students. Parents will have an additional opportunity for questions from families new to the Issaquah school system, and/or the American system, overall. Join us in the IHS Library, on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, starting at 6:30 PM. Mandarin and Spanish interpreters available. Other languages, contact  Questions, email Leslie Guajardo.

Reflections Wrapping-Up - "Heroes Around Me”

Deadline is fast approaching, Nov. 1st, 2018, 3:30 PM, IHS front office. PTA Reflections Program Overview. The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through original works.  Click HERE for more INFO.

College Planning #101 Seminar, w/ Sally Fouche'

Gives parents and students a plan to ease stress and intimidation of college application process. Learn what to expect, how to best assist students.  SPACE IS LIMITED. Register here for Nov 5th 7pm at Issaquah HS.  Sponsored by IH PTSA, free for ISD PTSA members; $10 donation requested from non-members.

Senior Community Service Hours Seniors

Don’t forget to continue logging hours with the IH PTSA for Graduation Acknowledgement.  100+ cumulative hours. This program is designed to recognize students’ contributions to the community through service. Community Service Hours are reported to IH PTSA throughout each year.  Click HERE to record hours and info. 

2019 Senior All-Night Graduation Party- Register Early to Save

What’s the All-Night Grad Party?  An all-inclusive graduation party-senior year highlight-providing a safe, sober, terrific opportunity for graduates to CELEBRATE!  After the ceremony, June 13th, 2019, at 10:00 PM, graduates hop on buses, and whisked away to "secret" locations for a night of festivities. Current cost is $170: transportation, venues, entertainment, activities, games, prizes, food, breakfast and FUN all night long.  CLICK HERE for more information.


Film documentary & discussion explores the stress and reassures teens face every day, and some unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including abusing stimulants. Discuss with local mental health and substance abuse disorder professionals about how parents can support teens struggling to manage stress.  Register here for Oct 29th 7pm at Issaquah HS. Co-sponsored with Influence the Choice, FREE for all community parents & students ages 14+.

Go All in for Kids! 

The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to go All in for Kids and donate today! Gifts to the Foundation’s All in for Kids annual campaign fund programs such as robotics, art education, food aid, STEM clubs, one-to-one mentoring, orchestra and band – and much more – in each of the Issaquah School District’s 24 schools. Learn more at ISF ALL IN FOR KIDS Campaign.

Support IHS DECA Club by Donating Junk! 

There will be two semi-trucks from Goodwill parked in the IHS bus loop Saturday, October 27th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The mission is to fill the Goodwill trucks to the rim with clothes, books, toys, lamps, electronics, blankets, art, supplies, dishes, small appliances --- really anything smaller than a coffee table!  Thank you for your help! 

Booster News


IHS 2018 LogoWear ONLINE Sale is going on now through October 8th.  Be sure to reserve some of the most popular items; Purple Sweatshirt, the Black T-Shirt, the Baseball Shirt, and much more.  DEADLINE to order October 8th.  Click Here to check out available items and order. 

Boosters is the only Issaquah High School 501(c)(3) non-profit,  that supports  IHS extra-curricular activities (clubs, activities, sports). 100% of your Booster donations are tax deductible.

Visit the Booster Website to learn more or donate.  Questions:

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