In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • IHS Eagles Work to “Kick MS With Claudia”
    • Traffic Safety Education Program
    • Draft and Community Input on EL-16 Equity
    • IHS Mini Cheer Camp
    • Winter Sports Registration
    • Teen Vaping: What Parents Need to Know
    • Issaquah School District Bus Drivers Wanted
  • ISF
    • All In For Kids
    • Dining For Kids
    • Glassy Baby Event
  • PTSA
    • Reflections
    • College Planning Seminar
    • ISD Family Partnership- Communicating with Teachers
    • Community Service Hours
    • All Night Grad Party
    • ParentWiser: Breaking Points
    • Thank You Volunteers
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • More Info on the PTSA
    • Next General Membership Meeting
  • Booster
    • Got Purple

Issaquah High School

Issaquah Eagles Work To “Kick MS With Claudia”

On Tuesday October 30th at 7PM, the defending State Champion Issaquah Eagles will host the second place WesCo team in the KingCo/WesCo District semi-final playoff game.  As important as this night is for soccer, it is special in another way as well.  On this night, the Eagles will honor one of their own, assistant coach and Class of 18 graduate, Claudia Longo, a remarkable young woman facing a daunting diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis with passion and determination.  Claudia is a soccer champion in her own right, and was instrumental in two state championships for the Eagles. She is an All-American soccer player and a member of the University of Washington Huskies Women’s Soccer Team. This remarkable young woman who has battled stellar soccer teams for years is facing a new battle as she deals with the uncertainty of her diagnosis.   The diagnosis, which came in the spring of last year, may have put her collegiate soccer plans on hold, but will not stop Claudia’s passion for soccer.  This year, while she redshirts the UW soccer season, she has dedicated her time and energy to the varsity soccer program at Issaquah High School.  The Issaquah Eagles want to show her how much they love and appreciate her by dedicating this game to her, vowing to “Kick MS with Claudia” by raising money for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society that night. During the evening, Issaquah High School volunteers will be selling t-shirts, bracelets, and stickers to raise money. Additionally, donations can be made to the National MS Society that evening at the ticket counter, to volunteers designated at the event or on-line anytime between now and November 6, 2018 using the link below.

That night, the girls on the pitch representing Issaquah High School will be wearing orange socks and armbands to support Claudia and to create awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research. Please join us on Tuesday October 30th at 7PM to honor Claudia’s fight against MS, and to watch the Eagles on their quest to return to the state tournament.

For more information, please contact:

Chloe Lang (Varsity Goalkeeper) (425) 443-2600 or 

Luke Ande (IHS Athletic Director)  (425) 837-6006 or

Donation link:

Traffic Safety Education Program

The Winter session of the Issaquah High School Traffic Safety Education program is now open for enrollment. The application is available on the Teacher webpage tab under Brenda Fortier (CTE and PE) as well as the school website. Enrollment is open to the first 25 students that apply so sign up today.

The session begins on November 14. 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

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

IHS Mini Cheer Camp

Saturday 11/3/18

K – 2nd Grade 9:30am to 11:30am

3rd – 5th Grade 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Issaquah High School Main Gym

Cost – only $45 – Includes camp photo & t-shirt

Register at: https;// by 10/30 to guarantee t-shirt size; walk-ins welcome. Register in person at I H S with Laura Couty in the main office.

Questions? Contact Jaime Crothers 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: 

Teen Vaping: What Parents Need To Know

November 14th, 2018

7-8 pm @ Mt. Si High School Auditorium

Come learning about vaping- Experts will discuss emerging trends, health effects, and tips on how to talk with your student about this topic.  This event is for parents only.

Issaquah School District Bus Drivers Wanted

ISD is now hiring drivers to help cover all of our runs.  Check out the attached flyer for more information.

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.


LAST WEEK - 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.

Sign-Up TODAY! 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 and AllState – David Ngai, free for ISD PTSA members; $10 donation requested from non-members.

ISD Family Partnership-Communicating w/ Teachers 

For Elementary School parents: topics will include conferences, contacting schools, norms, expectations for parent-teacher communications, November 7th, at Issaquah Valley Elementary, starting at 6:30 PM.  Chinese and Spanish interpreters available at event.  For other language interpretation services, questions, contact Lorna Gilmour, at

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 opportunity for graduates to CELEBRATE!  After the ceremony at Safeco, 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, FUN all night long.  CLICK HERE for more information.


Film documentary & discussion explores the stress and pressures 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+.

Upcoming IH PTSA Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

For more information on IH PTSA programs, or to join/donate, visit

Next IH PTSA Membership Meeting – November 16th, 2018

Doors open at 9:00 AM; meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Thank you to all our incredible IH PTSA Volunteers!

Thank you for giving your time, services, talents, and donations to IHS! We couldn’t do it without YOU!  Kelly Burch, Carolyn Kennedy, Ami Maron, Andreanne Gringas, Rebecca Fay, Amber Zielinski, Debbie Zimmerman, Diane Burdette, Erin Saviello, Jan Newberry, Jen Crew, Joanne Wrightson, Kristen Allen-Bentsen, Leslie Guajardo, Linda Lin, Marisa Garcia Struck, Mary Adkins, Mele Sosa, Michelle Palm, Nina Cordova, Sarah Fletcher, Sun Young Kim, Teresa Fornia, Valerie Yanni, Wendy Marucheck, Pamela Kreuger, Wendy Redding, Krista O’Malley, Krista Wood, Carmela Gellos, Victoria Evans, Shannon Lee, Ellen Yoon, Stefanie Beighle, Leah Gibson, Ann Taylor, Heidi Fuhs, Melissa Hein, Laura Head, Carol Stuckey, Dallas Serumgard, Sara Carmichael, Erika Heesacker, Cynthia Lydum, Christy Otley, Elaine Eckert, Sue Richards, Gina Jackson, Gudrun Odendaal, Cynthia Lydum, Joslyn Rucker, Nathalie Isensee, Jaime Crothers, SunYoung, Stacey Yoon, Na Rha, Nicole Garcia, Kendra Hoffman, Sheila Barlow, Jaimie Messmer, Jill Angell, Stephanie Shipley, Cecily Novak, Carri Christianson, Leah Gibson, Joslyn Rucker, Lida Buckner, and Mary Denkenberger.

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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