In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • Winter Fest Information
    • Annual Community Report
    • IHS Traffic Safety Education Program
    • High School Online Learning Registration
    • Yearbook Senior Ads
    • Angel Closet Gift Bags
    • Parent Chair/Lead Need
    • Amazon Smile Donations
    • Awards Season
    • Senior Parents
    • Senior All Night Grad Party
    • Back to School Quick Links
    • One Stop Shop

Issaquah High School

Winterfest Week- December 16th-20th

Next week is WinterFest, a week of spirit days and activities.  Each day next week an ASB Exec Board member will randomly select a staff member’s 7th period (6th period on Wednesday) class to check up on.  If that class has more than 50% of the students dressed in spirit wear, the class will receive a pizza party.  The spirit days are as follows:

Monday—“’Twas the Monday Before Break” is pajama day or the color blue.  After school Senior Class Council will be hosting “Sweets with Stevens” and decorating cookies in the commons.

Tuesday—“Winter Wonderland” is snow gear day or the color white.  After school Freshmen Class Council will be having gingerbread house decorating in the commons.

Wednesday—“New Year’s Eve” is dress to impress day or the color gold.  Before school Sophomore Class Council will be making holiday cards for families or local retirement homes in the commons.  Every card made gets a cookie.

Thursday—“Class Competition” Freshmen Blue, Sophomores Green, Juniors Red, Seniors White.  After school Junior Class Council will be doing karaoke in the commons.

Friday—“Ugly Sweater Day” or the color red.

We look forward to seeing everyone participating in these great activities and spirit days.  Break is almost here and we hope this will be a fun way to finish out the year!

Annual Community Report for the 2018-2019 School Year

The Issaquah School District invites the community to view our annual report online for the 2018-2019 school year. The report contains an interactive scorecard along with links to take a deeper dive into student performance data on state assessments. Because student achievement is also demonstrated through extra-curricular activities, the arts, community service, leadership, and citizenship, the report connects to our snapshots page celebrating these accomplishments. Information and links are also provided to learn about programs and services designed to assist students in accomplishing the ISD School Board’s Ends for Students. An overview of the District’s finances including revenues and expenditures is reported along with a comprehensive guide to understanding the 2018-2019 budget. For more information regarding the community report, please contact Executive Director of Communications, L. Michelle at or 425-837-7004.

Important Note:

The Issaquah School District is committed to providing access to all individuals visiting our district website, including persons with disabilities. If you cannot access content on our website or this annual report because of a disability, please call L. Michelle at 425-837-7004 or email and describe the nature of the accessibility needs and your contact information. We will make every effort to provide the information requested in an accessible format and seek to correct any accessibility issues on our website.

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

High School Online Learning Registration

Interested in taking a high school course online? ISD offers online learning courses to 7-12th grade students who attend ISD high schools and middle schools. We provide students with an opportunity to take high school level courses online. There are several reasons why online learning may be advantageous to a student: acceleration, credit deficiency, credit recovery, enrichment, grade improvement, graduation requirement, learning style and/or course is not offered at their school. Students have the option of participating in 1-2 semester long online learning course(s) during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students who would like to complete a yearlong course will need to take the first and second semester of the course in separate terms (Fall/Spring, Spring/Summer, or Summer/Fall). Registration for the spring term opens on October 31, 2019 and closes on January 29, 2020. Please visit the online learning website to learn more about Online Learning for high school students!

Yearbook Senior Ads

Attention parents/guardians of seniors: Senior ads for the yearbook are due Jan 10 at 10:00 pm. Click here for details.

Issaquah PTSA

Everyone Deserves Some Holiday Cheer!

Angel Closet Holiday Gift Bags Available Now! 

The IHS Angel Program is working hard to make sure that every Issaquah High School student has something to smile about this Holiday Season. We simply can’t do this without your help! This year our Angel Student gift bags will include some necessities to help our kids through the long holiday break as well as a few little luxuries to help them celebrate the season. For some students, this will be the only holiday gift they receive. Please consider signing up to donate some grocery gift cards, hats, socks, movie tickets and other surprises so that ALL of our students have something to cheer about!  Sign-up here to help: Angel Closet Holiday Gift Bags 

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 for more info!

Holiday Shopping at Amazon?  Generate some free $$ for your IH PTSA! 

When you do your Holiday Shopping at Amazon, remember that your purchases generate AmazonSmile Donations to the Issaquah High PTSA! Shop at

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.  Recent recipients, 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. A donation will be made in the recipient’s name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. 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” Grad Party Tickets 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 that will want to party, this is the perfect safe, sober and FUN opportunity to celebrate all night long with their friends!  Graduation this year is at 1pm.  Graduates will have time to enjoy their families after the 1pm Graduation 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 information and to register 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.


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IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are100% tax-deductible.

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