In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • School Pictures (Pick Up, Orders, and Retakes)
    • College Essay Help for Seniors During PSAT Testing
    • Yearbook Senior Portrait Deadline
    • Free And Reduced Lunch Grace Period Ends Oct. 16
    • DECA’s Goodwill Drive
    • Healthy Youth Survey
  • PTSA
    • Picture Retakes
    • General Membership Meeting- October 11th
    • Staff Appreciation Breakfasts- Thank You
    • IH PTSA Grants
    • Reflections
    • College Planning 101 Seminar
    • SAT Prep Courses
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Join the PTSA
    • ISF All In For Kids
    • Teens for Teens Advisory Committee
    • WA State Legislative Assembly
    • ISF Cultural Bridges Family Guide
  • Booster
    • Got Purple

Issaquah High School

School Pictures

School pictures are available in the main office.  Please be sure to pick up your pictures today.  If you would still like to order pictures please pick up a post-order form from the main office and submit it by October 19th, 2018. Picture retakes will be taking place during both lunches on October 11th.

Senior Activity During PSAT Testing

During the PSAT Testing window (10:10-1:15), seniors are invited to come into the Career Center for help on their college essays. English teachers will be available to give feedback on essay drafts, help with navigating multiple prompts, and provide support for topic brainstorming. Seniors can drop in for help, and/or stay to work on their application essays in the Career Center.

Senior Portraits For Yearbook Due October 15

Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors: The senior picture deadline for the yearbook is fast approaching! Pictures are due Monday, October 15. Please visit for details. 

Grace Period for Last School Year’s Eligibility for Free/Reduced Lunch Ends October 16, 2018 

Families in need of meal assistance must submit an application each school year.  If you qualified for free or reduced priced meals in the previous school year, but have not submitted an application for the 2018-2019 school year, you must do so by October 16th in order for your benefits to continue uninterrupted.

 If you have submitted a new application for this school year, no further action is needed.

Applications are processed as received; however, while you are awaiting approval, please send money or a lunch for your student until your qualification has been determined. Once approved, a letter will be sent to your primary family address.

Low income families may qualify for free or reduced price school lunches. The online English and Spanish application can be found here. If you prefer to fill out a paper application, one may be printed from the District website under Family Resources/Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  If you do not have access to a computer, a paper copy is available by contacting your school office.

DECA Goodwill Drive

DECA’s annual Goodwill Drive will be on Saturday, October 27th. There will be two semi-trucks from Goodwill parked in our bus loop from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and our mission is to fill them to the rim with clothes, books, toys, lamps, electronics, blankets, art, supplies, dishes, small appliances; really anything smaller than a coffee table! So don’t throw anything away—Instead you can stockpile over the next few weeks and bring a wonderfully hefty load to the school on the 27th, where DECA students will happily take them off your hands and help you unload.

In addition to supporting the community, Issaquah DECA receives $1,000 per truck that we fill. All of which goes towards our trip expenses at Area, State, and International DECA competition.

Just by amassing whatever discarded belongings you have at home for a few weeks and making a quick trip to the high school on Saturday the 27th, you’ll be make a huge difference for the community, the DECA club, and our students. Every bit helps! Thank you for whatever you can contribute.

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.

Healthy Youth Survey

Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey
In October 2018, Issaquah School District 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders will take the State's Healthy Youth Survey — the eighth time Issaquah School District had been involved in the state-wide data collection effort. More information about the survey is available on the ISD’s Healthy Youth Survey webpage.

On October 15th, all 10th and 12th grade students will be given the opportunity to participate in the survey during Nest Time.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.  If you would prefer your student not participate in the survey please contact Erin Connolly ( to let her know no later than October 1st.


Picture Retakes:  October 11th, 2018.


Next IH PTSA General Membership Meeting is October 11th, 2018, at 7:00 PM, hosted with Superintendent Ron Thiele, Principal Andrea McCormick. Please take our short survey to tell us how best to serve YOU, this year? Also, what topics would YOU like discussed at our next IH PTSA Panel Meeting? Share Your Voice!  PLEASE TAKE SURVEY BY OCTOBER 7, 2018!

IH PTSA Monthly Staff Appreciation Breakfasts – THANK YOU!!!

As a show of appreciation, IH PTSA provides breakfast at IHS’s monthly, Wednesday AM, staff meetings.  To help, simply sign-up, contribute a breakfast item, dropping off at IHS - Tuesday AM before breakfast.  Next Staff Breakfast:   October 10th, 2018.  Sign-up HERE!  Questions, Click HERE.  Thank you to the 23 parents who donated to the 1st Staff Breakfast!  YOU ROCK!  

IH PTSA Grants Supporting Programs Throughout IHS 

IH PTSA budgets money each year funding selected projects & programs to further the IH PTSA mission. If interested, Grant INFO can be found HERE.  IH PTSA considers proposals three times a year. First deadline – 10/18/18. Submit applications to IHS office, for Principal McCormick.  Questions, Patti Miller, Grant Committee Chair.

Reflections’ Theme: "Heroes Around Me,”

Due 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 their own original works.  Click HERE for more INFO.

College Planning #101 Seminar

Join IH PTSA for college planning seminar designed to help parents through college admissions process, 11/5/18, starting at 7:00 PM. This event is FREE for IH PTSA members; $25 non-PTSA members, includes supporting handouts. Preregistration required; Register here. Questions-contact Jamie Beck. 

2018-19 SAT PREP Courses

This year, IH PTSA is working with Skyline PTSA to offer students a SAT Prep Course - 6 sessions including textbook and all materials, for $389.  Information, registration, all online at

IH PTSA Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

IH PTSA is always looking for volunteers, check out the link on our IH PTSA Homepage for current opportunities!  Thank you for volunteering! 

Haven't joined IH PTSA, yet? 

IH PTSA relies on Membership and Pass the Hat.  Show your school spirit and support, Join today!  Pass-the-Hat is our ONLY fundraiser! IH PTSA avoids auctions, fundraisers, drives because we believe parents prefer donating directly! Learn more, visit website or Why Join?  Also, watch a short video from Superintendent Ron Thiele on donating!

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.

Teens 4 Teens Advisory Committee

ISF: The Garage, a Teen Café, is recruiting ISD area high school students for the Teens 4 Teens Student Advisory Committee.  Teens 4 Teens will help shape and develop the environment, and possible programming for The Garage, which opened at 235 First Street, in downtown Issaquah.  Deadline for Applications:  October 19th, 2018.  To apply, complete the application the website: Teens 4 Teens Application,  forward to Garage Director Kaylee Jeach.  Learn more - The Garage is on Facebook “The Garage, A Teen Café,” or our website 

WA State Legislative Assembly

October 20th and 21st, 2018, at the Green River College in Auburn.  State-wide PTA/PTSA members will discover the power PTA has to advocate for every child – the whole child – regardless of race, creed, gender, or zip code.  Your voice is essential to the success of WSPTA’s member-driven platform, so please make sure to join us so you can be heard! For more information, visit

Don’t forget to download your copy of the ISF Cultural Bridges Family Guide.

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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