In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News 

  • Issaquah High School
    • Thank you for Voting and Renewing Our Levy
    • ISD Site Work Begins at Middle School 6
    • Dyslexia Family Engagement
    • 2020 Census
    • Issaquah High Dance Clinic
    • Spring Sports Registration
    • Cheer Team Tryouts
    • ASB Elections for 11th Grade Running Start Students
    • DECA Clothing Drive 
    • ELPA21 Testing 
    • Summer School Information 
    • Open Enrollment Begins February 1 
    • City of Issaquah Dodgeball and Doughnuts
  • Issaquah Schools Foundation
    • Spread the Love Campaign
    • DiningFor Kids - March
    • Senior Scholarships
    • Practice ACT and SAT
    • Awards Season 
    • New Online Reporting System for Community Service Hours
    • IH PTSA Directory
    • Senior All Night Grad Party Tickets 
  • Issaquah Booster Club
    • Join Our Team
    • Senior Scholarship Applications
    • Next Booster Meeting

Issaquah High School 

Thank you for Voting and Renewing the Educational Programs and Operations Levy!
Thank you to our community for renewing our two-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy! Your support for ISD schools ensures local kids will continue to receive a high quality education in a safe learning environment. The levy passed with 63.6% of voters approving the measure. To pass, levies in Washington State must be approved by a simple majority (50% +) of voters

ISD Site Work at Middle School #6 – What to Expect

The Issaquah School District is beginning site preparation work for the construction of Middle School #6. Beginning the week of February 17, equipment will be arriving on site and continue for the next few weeks. Site clearing and grading will take place during the week of February 24 as well as moving substantial amounts of dirt in preparation for the relocation of a water line.  

What to expect:

  • Equipment trucks entering and exiting the site.
  • Intermittent road closures on Falcon during the water line work.
    • Tenants will be able to access the parking garages but there may be a wait at times. This area will be clearly marked and a flagger will be on site.
  • Lights may be turned on for security purposes.
  • Materials for the water line will be delivered March 3.
  • Construction will be complete before the Fall 2021 school year.

Dyslexia Family Engagement Forum

Families interested in connecting with the Issaquah School District regarding support for students with dyslexia are invited to a community forum hosted at the Administration Building Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at 5150 220th AVE SE. Issaquah. The purpose of the forum is to facilitate two-way communication, collaboration, and shared learning related to supporting students with dyslexia. Additional forums will be held on April 2 and May 21. Families are welcome to attend one or all of the meetings.

The 2020 Census:  It’s important. It’s easy. It’s safe. 

This spring you will be asked to perform an important task: Fill out the census. The Census:  It’s important. It’s easy. It’s safe. 

The U.S. Constitution requires a count of the United States’ population every 10 years. The goal is to count every resident. Collecting accurate information on everyone who lives in Washington is important to the future of our state, ensuring we receive our fair share of federal dollars for vital community programs. In 2016 alone, Washington received $16.7 billion in federal assistance, based on data collected during the 2010 census.

The census also determines the number of representatives each state has in Congress, which can make a difference when it comes to issues important to Washingtonians. Beginning in March 2020, all households will receive a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau asking them to take the census online or by phone. Each household will be asked to provide details about people who reside in the household “most of the time” as of April 1, 2020, the official “Census Day.” 

What do you need to do? Complete the short and easy form online. If you don’t have a computer at home, you can use one at a library or at a location in your community clearly identified Census Questionnaire Assistance Center.

Also, we know that infants and young children are the most under counted people. Your kids count, so make sure to count them when you fill out the census form in Spring 2020!

Issaquah High School Dance Clinic

The IHS Dance team will be hosting a dance clinic for 4th- 8th graders on March 14th.  For more details see the attached flyer or visit the dance team’s website:

Spring Sports Registration

The Athletic Registration process for the 2019-2020 school year requires you to register online AND submit documents in person to the Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary.  Online registration for SPRING SPORTS will be available starting January 27th  

From January 27th – February 28th, before & after school, and during lunches, the Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary will accept the required documents to complete the Athletic Registration process. All forms must be turned in before Friday, February 28th.  

Forms will NOT be accepted on Monday, March 2nd.

Cheer Team Tryouts

Cheerleading tryout applications for the 2020/2021 season are now available at the athletic secretary window.  Tryouts will be the week of March 16-20th, every day after school, and attendance at a parent/student information meeting is also required.  Applications are due by Friday March 13th at 3pm to either Mrs. Couty or Coach Laura Meserole at PCMS.  See application packet for more details and requirements, or send questions to Coach Mez at!

ASB Election Voting for Running Start Students

If you are interested in voting for next year’s ASB Executive Board positions, please contact Mrs. Henry to pick up a ballot.  Ballots can be picked up on 3/3 and are due back to Mrs. Henry’s mailbox in the main office on 3/4 by 3:45pm.  Contact Mrs. Henry with any questions (

DECA Clothing Drive

Issaquah DECA is running a clothing drive on February 29th from 2-5 PM in the IHS parking lot. All donations benefit Goodwill and Issaquah DECA. DECA is a business club designed to prepare high schoolers for business skills in real life, and all donations help with travel expenses. Any and all donations are very much appreciated!

ELPA21 Testing 

The annual ELPA21 assessment is an online assessment given between February 3- March 27 to all students who qualify for English language development (ELD) services.The ELPA21 summative assessment measures students' English language proficiency  in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Results from this test determine which students are eligible to continue receiving ELD services. 

Please contact your student’s ELL teacher with questions regarding specific dates for testing. 

Summer School Registration 

Registration for High School Summer School 2020 is open! Additional information, including live registration links, can be found on the Secondary Summer School webpage.

Open Enrollment Begins February 1 

Per ISD Regulation 3131 regarding In-District Student Transfers, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may apply to transfer to any District school other than their neighborhood school during open enrollment through the month of February for the following school year. For complete information on the open enrollment process, including applications, please click here 

City of Issaquah Dodgeball and Doughnuts

2nd Annual Dodgeball & Doughnuts is back on Friday, March 13, at the Issaquah Community Center! High Schoolers and Issaquah Police Officers are joining forces in this epic double-elimination dodgeball tournament! Prizes, FUN and of course...doughnuts! Last year’s event was so fun!! 6:00-9:00pm. $25/team. Reserve a spot in the bracket for your team of 5 or 6 by emailing If you're a team of 5, a Police Officer will join you to make a team of 6. This event is hosted by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board.

Issaquah Schools Foundation  

Spread the Love 2020: Make a Contribution in Your Teacher's Name!

The Issaquah Schools Foundation loves to support our teachers! The Foundation began by providing grants to educators in the Issaquah School District, and because of YOUR donations we are able to continue this great work! This February, share the love by expressing our appreciation for the teachers of the Issaquah School District! Donate in honor of a teacher and what they give to us every day.  Make your contribution here ( )and include your teacher’s name and personal message. We will let them know of the gift you made in their honor.  You can view the list of all teachers honored here! (

Dining for Kids: March

Next month's Dining for Kids partner is Big Fish Grill. Join us on Wednesday, March 4th from 11AM-10PM and Big Fish Grill will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School District students, including food & snack support during the school day.  More info:

Issaquah PTSA 

Hey Seniors

The Issaquah High PTSA encourages students to continue their education after graduation, by offering five $1,000 scholarships for Tech/Vocational and College/University pursuits.  For more information please CLICK HERE or contact 

Practice Test for SAT or ACT on Feb. 29th 9am to 1pm; Volunteers Needed

February 29th (9am-1pm) is the last chance to take an SAT or ACT test just for practice at Issaquah High School for the 2019/2020 school year.   It is full length with an essay option, and different from the previous practice tests offered this year.  The results and feedback session will be at IHS with Huntington Learning Center on Mar 5 @ 8 PM.  Fee: $25/test (scholarships available). Sign-up by Feb 25 HERE  For more information on the SAT, ACT, or our  practice tests, see our FAQs.   Volunteers are needed for help with sign-in and proctoring the exams.  Please contact Tracie Kinsley at if you are available to help.

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,

Outstanding Advocate Award and Outstanding Educator Award.  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. Click HERE to nominate.  

New Online Reporting Site for Community Service Hours is now LIVE! 

Previously reported hours have been migrated over.  The new site can be accessed HERE Seniors who complete 100 verifiable hours (during high school) and report them on the online site by May 1, 2020 will be eligible for a certificate and honor cord purchased by IH PTSA. Find out more here (link to new PTSA Community Service Program page).  Questions to

IH PTSA Directory:

Did you know the IH PTSA Family Directory is available online, exclusively to all IH PTSA members?  Log in at  Not a member yet?  It's never too late to join! Click HERE.

2020 Senior All-Night Graduation Party 2020

SIGN-UP NOW The Senior All Night Party is an Issaquah High annual tradition that takes place the night of graduation. Seniors are whisked off by bus to a night full of fun, food, surprises, and fantastic memories.  Student have one last night to spend with their classmates, to relax after all the hustle and bustle of graduation activities.  Parents rest easy know that their new graduate is having a blast in a safe, entertaining, drug- and alcohol- free party. ***EARLY BIRD PRICE  ~ DON’T WAIT!***  Today, the tickets are $170.  Ticket prices go up on March 1,2020 to $195. Scholarships (financial aid) available.  If you or someone you know may need assistance in paying for a ticket, please email Cindy Liddle,  All requests are kept strictly confidential. Visit the IHS Senior All Night Party to sign-up, see the guest list, FAQs, and Senior Timeline with deadlines.  

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.  


Join the IH PTSA, Pass the Hat,  Donate Here, AmazonSmiles. Join us on FacebookInstagram, & Twitter.  IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are100% tax-deductible. 

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

Issaquah High School Booster Club

JOIN OUR TEAM! ~ Join the 2020-2021 Issaquah Booster Club BOARD      

2020-2021 Board SLATE    

The Booster Club is looking for IHS parents to join the Board for next year, 2020-2021.  Booster Board positions are one-year term, July-June, with no term limits.  Candidates must have a student attending Issaquah High, and be a Booster Club Member.  The Board meets the second Tuesday every month at 6:30pm for about an hour.  Now is the time to express your interest or suggest someone you think would be a great fit.  Forward questions and interest to:  Lida Buckner, 

OFFICER Positions Open: President,  Co-VP Fundraising, Assistant Treasurer 
ADVISORY BOARD Positions Open: Matching Donations Chair, Assistant Logowear, Another Eagle Goes to State Chair, Student Recognition Chair (Senior Scholarships and Tuta Bella Scholars Athletes), Concessions Chair

Accepting SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS applications NOW    

Scholarship valued at $1,000 or greater are awarded to selected IHS graduating seniors.  Scholarships are applied towards college school tuition, fees, and costs.  Scholarships must be used during the school year following high school graduation. All scholarships are announced at the end of May. 

DEADLINE to apply is 3pm on April 24, 2020    CLICK HERE 

Please Join Us

Our next Booster Meeting is Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30 pm in the IHS Library.    AGENDA

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