In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • When to Contact the School Nurse
    • Draft and Community Input on EL-16 Equity
    • Holiday Gift Barn
    • Issaquah School District Bus Drivers Wanted
  • PTSA
    • Support the Angel Closet This Holiday Season
    • Lunch For The Break
    • AmazonSmiles
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Thank You PTSA Volunteers
  • Booster
    • Another Eagle Goes to State
    • Next Booster Club Meeting
    • Booster Membership

Issaquah High School

When To Contact the School Nurse

Our School Nurse, Alison Cathro is here to support in a variety of ways.  Be sure to contact the school when:

  • When there is a health concern
  • If your child has a life threatening allergy
  • If your child has experienced a seizure
  • If your child has a cardiac history
  • If your child needs rescue medication for asthma
  • If your child has diabetes
  • If your child has experienced a head injury
  • If your child has any mental health of safety concerns
  • When your child has a hospitalization
  • When your child needs prescription medication at school
  • When your child needs over the counter medication at school
  • If your child needs access to 72 hours disaster medication
  • When your child has an immunization update
  • If your child is bullied

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 

Holiday Gift Barn

“Holiday Gift Barn” is a holiday gift program for Issaquah School District families with children ages birth-18. Like last year, Pickering Barn will become a “department store” for families in need to do their holiday shopping.   Child care will be available if needed.

Please click on the Issaquah Food Bank website below to get to the link for more details and registration forms:  (Ctrl + Click to follow link). 

Registration is required between November 1-30.

This link has the information for Issaquah School District families in need who want to register as a shopper as well as information for anyone or any group wishing to donate items/volunteer to the Holiday Shop.

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.


Be an Angel this Holiday Season! 

This holiday season the IHS Angel Program is very pleased to provide gift bags to our Angel students. Our goal is to provide something fun to help the kids feel special, as well as including some necessities to help them get through the two-week break. The bags will include grocery gift cards, movie tickets, hats and socks as well as some other fun surprises. While some items are being donated by local companies, we need your help to fill in the rest. Please consider signing up to provide some holiday cheer for Angel students at Issaquah High School.  Sign up to donate.  Send donations to Lisa Hollingsworth, the attendance secretary, by Friday, December 7, 2018Learn more about our Angel program. Thank you for your generosity!

Lunch for the Break-Supporting Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

School breaks should be exciting, but for some, no school means not enough food.  “Lunch for the Break” makes sure all ISD kids have enough to eat, even when school’s out.  You can help by donating a box (or two, or three) by registering HERE to donate these items, or donate a pre-made box.  If you would like to contribute, but neither option works, consider making a financial contribution to help purchase perishables.  Each box costs $45 to fill, pack, deliver. December 19th, 2018 - last day to donate.  Your donations directly impact families experiencing food insecurity in our community. Visit Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for more information.

Join the IH PTSA – We’re THANKFUL for our Great Families!

For more information on IH PTSA programs, or to join/donate, visit  IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; all memberships and donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

AmazonSmiles Supports Issaquah High PTSA – Start Shopping!

Every time you shop Amazon, give to the IH PTSA, supporting ALL IHS students and programs, throughout the Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!  When logging into AmazonSmiles, select “Issaquah High PTSA” (for legal reasons, it’s states a Tacoma address) to quickly and easily donate directly to Issaquah High PTSA!  It’s quick and easy…..  Click HERE to get started, today!

Upcoming IH PTSA Volunteer Opportunities

There’s always something to do, click HERE.  Next IH PTST Staff Breakfast, December 5th, 2018.  Sign-up HERE.

Thank you IH PTSA Volunteers!

A special thank-you to all the November IH PTSA VOLUNTEERS!  We can’t do it without YOU:  Carmela Gellos, Victoria Evans, Shannon Lee, Ellen Yoon, Stefanie Beighle, Ann Taylor, Heidi Fuhs, Melissa Hein, Laura Head, Carol Stuckey, Lida Buckner, Dallas Serumgard, Sara Carmichael, Erika Heesacker, Cynthia Lydum, Christy Otley, Elaine Eckert, Trisha Prout, Diane Burdette, Sue Richards, Gina Jackson, Gudrun Odendaal, Joslyn Rucker, Lida Buckner, Mary Denkenbergerg, Nicole Garcia, Nina Cordova, Amy Dukes, Shalini Bansai, Sally Porter, Victoria Evans, Tracie Jones, Patti Miller, Lisa Bishop, Valerie Yanni, Susan Huffaker, Victoria Evans, Leslie Macinnes, Joanna Kowalska, Jennifer Briody, Jamie Beck, Wendy Marucheck, Rebecca Fay, Amber Zielinski, Carolyn Kennedy, Blyth Claeys, Elizabeth McIntyre, Pamela Krueger, Marni Kilzi, Kim Wilkinson, Leah Gibson, Kristen Allen-Bentsen, and Kelly Burch.

Booster News



How do you know when our IHS student and program are on top of their game and beating the competition?  Your Booster Club!   Stay “In the know” with IHS sports, club and activities by following Booster Club on Facebook,   Twitter, and Instagram 

Become a Member and get the weekly BoosterBuzz Recap.

CLICK HERE to see November 3rd’s BoosterBuzz. 

Next Booster Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm in the IHS Library.  

Booster Club Wants Your Membership

Not a Booster Club Member?  It’s not too late to join!  The Booster Club is a 501c3 non-profit, parent-led fundraising organization that exists to support and enrich the high school extra-curricular experience of our kids.   The Booster Club is a major source of funding for IHS students that would not be available without your support.  100% of your Booster donations are tax deductible and support ALL IHS clubs, sports, and activities!  Last year, Boosters contributed over $37,000 to our students through scholarships, awards, grants and activity funding!   Please consider joining today.  Join Boosters Today!

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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