In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • High School Scheduling Committee Posts Recommendation
    • Senior Ads
    • When to Contact the School Nurse
    • Draft and Community Input on EL-16 Equity
    • Issaquah School District Bus Drivers Wanted
  • PTSA
    • Family Series- What Every Parent Wants to Know About ISD
    • Support the Angel Closet This Holiday Season
    • Lunch For The Break
    • Join PTSA For the Holidays
    • Amazon Smile
    • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Booster
    • Another Eagle Goes to State
    • Booster Membership

Issaquah High School

High School Scheduling Committee Posts Recommendation

On November 13, 2018, the Issaquah School District’s High School Scheduling Committee met for its final session. All committee members gave their final input on the processes before taking a closed ballot vote. Please visit the HSSC website by clicking here for full details and the recommendation made to the Superintendent.

Senior Ads

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors:

Senior ads are now being accepted for the yearbook.

  • Early-bird special! Complete and pay for your ad by Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2018, and save! Prices go up after Dec. 20, 2018.
  • Ads must be purchased and completed by Friday, January 4, 2019. If you wish to take advantage of the early-bird special, your ad must be purchased and completed by Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2018.
  • Ordering, submitting photos/text, creating, and paying for your ad will all be done online. You will be purchasing your ad directly from Jostens, our yearbook company. Because of this, Jan. 4 is the final cutoff for ad purchases.
  • Please click herefor ordering. Enter the school name, Issaquah, then select Issaquah High School, and then choose Yearbook Recognition Ads on the lower left.

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

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.


Family Series-What Every Parent Wants to Know about ISD? 

The general session, for K-12 parents, will include information about curriculum, ELL program, testing/assessments, Special Services, and parent involvement at schools. Children’s corner and snacks provided. Interpretation will be available in Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese. December 5th, 2018, at Issaquah Valley Elementary, starting at 8:00 PM. Please contact gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edufor more information, questions, or needing an interpreter in another language.

Be an Angel this Holiday Season! Holiday Gift Bag Drive

This holiday, the IHS Angel Program is 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!

Donate to 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 in time for the Holidays!

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 PTSA Staff Breakfast, December 5th, 2018.  Sign-up HERE. (December 19th, 2018 IH PTSA Staff Breakfast has been postponed.)

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. 

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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