IHS E-News 2-5-18

Issaquah High School Information

Multicultural Fair March 2nd - 2:52pm to 5pm

Parents and Students, 

IHS will be hosting a Multicultural fair to showcase the various cultures around our school and provide people a chance to learn and experience the beauty of diversity. If you would like to be a part of the festivities and display your culture, please fill out this survey.

https://goo.gl/forms/7Omqo2ViKTFi2GUk2

8th Grade Registration Nights

Believe it or not, it is time for 8th grade students to begin the registration process for high school. 8th grade registration will take place on multiple nights determined by last name. The dates and times for registration are listed below. Please view the registration flyer attached to this email for more information.

A-B March 5th @ 6:00pm
C-D March 5th @ 7:30pm
E-G March 6th @ 6:00pm
H-J March 6th @ 7:30pm
K-L March 7th @ 6:00pm
M March 7th @ 7:30pm
N-R March 12th @ 6:00pm
S March 12th @ 7:30pm
T-V March 13th @ 6:00pm
W-Z March 13th @ 7:30pm

If Riding the Academic Busses

Students who ride the academic busses are still to follow proper loading procedures. This includes waiting on the sidewalks while busses arrive. Please do not stand in the driveway or in the bus loading areas until your bus has come to a complete stop and has opened the door. This is a safety issue, so please stand on the sidewalk until busses have arrived.

Issaquah High School Welcomes Two New Coaches

The new Head Girls Soccer coach will be Kyle Tatro:

Coach Tatro started in 2014 as the boy's program head coach.  Prior to the 2015 season Coach Tatro was the C-team coach.  In his first season in charge the Eagles won a conference championship- the first in program history.  The 2018 season will be his fifth season in charge and holds a 30-17-6 career record at Issaquah. In 2014 he was awarded the Star Times Coach of the year award by Seattle Times as the top boys soccer coach in the area. Prior to joining the Issaquah staff, Coach Tatro was a standout player in the area.  In 2003, Coach Kyle helped lead Newport to a #1 national high school ranking and a Washington state title. Following a formidable high school career he began playing collegiality at Edmonds Community College and Northwest University. He also played locally for Semi-professional team, Seattle Wolves FC. Since then he has coached locally for Bellevue FC, Eastside FC, and Northwest University. He has been a youth coach for the past 12 years. Coach Tatro works at Issaquah Middle School as a Health and fitness teacher. Coach lives in North Bend with his wife Heather, and Son Crosby.

The new Head Girls Tennis coach will be Amy Huish:

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Coach Huish is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Utah. Sammamish became her home in 2001 when she moved here from Lake Oswego, Oregon. She has two daughters and a son that have all graduated from the Issaquah School District.  In addition to raising kids and volunteering in the community, tennis has been her personal passion for the past 12 years. Since 2007 she has competed year-round in local leagues, tournaments and the United States Tennis Association. Her USTA teams have competed on an area, regional, and national level. In 2014 her team won the 18 + National Championships in Tucson Arizona. Respect,  sportsmanship, and dedication to the team are the characteristics she values most in any tennis player. She is looking forward to working with all the talented athletes at Issaquah High School and having a memorable 2018 season! 

Advance Placement Exam Registration

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Issaquah High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2018 AP exams, students at Issaquah High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

This year each AP exam costs $98.00. Issaquah High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Mrs. Taneka Ogden, ogdent@issaquah.wednet.edu, in the Issaquah High School to learn more.

Online Exam registration will begin on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 8:41 PM and end on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 8:42 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/480500 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Issaquah High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 8:41 PM - Registration Begins
  • Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 8:42 PM - Registration Ends
  • Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 8:42 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Mrs. Taneka Ogden, ogdent@issaquah.wednet.edu , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

Click Here for the schedule of exams for 2017-18

Issaquah School District Information

Levy Links: Don't forget to vote in February's election!

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it, and ballots can be returned by mail or to a ballot drop box. For more information on the ISD Levies please click the headline to visit the ISD's Levy webpage.

STEMposium
Issaquah School District, in collaboration with the Issaquah Schools Foundation, is embarking upon a new endeavor to engage students: STEMposium. This event, which will take place on the evening of February 15, 2018, allows students in grades kindergarten through 12 the opportunity to display their science, technology, engineering, and math skills through an exhibition style fair. For more information click the link!

Cold and Flu Season - Prevention and When to Keep Your Child Home from School

Influenza is severe this year and it's important to protect yourself and others from becoming ill. If your child is sick, please keep them at home.  If you're not sure if your child has the flu, ask these questions: Does your child have a fever? Do they also have other symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, diarrhea, or vomiting? If the answer is YES to both, your child may have the flu and should stay home. The best way to protect your family is to ensure that everyone has a flu shot annually and to make sure to wash hands thoroughly, drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest, and stay home when ill. For more details, including important links for your family’s health and our document “When to Keep Your Child Sick Child Home” checklist,Please visit our family health page.

PTSA and BOOSTER CLUB INFORMATION

Booster Club News

Did You Know?....

Did you know that members of the IHS Choir will be competing at State in April?  Or that our Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball teams are in 4th place in KingCo?  And Boys Swim and Dive have a record of 5-1 this year?  You would if you received the popular Booster Buzz, a weekly email touting all of the wonderful accomplishments of our IHS students.  Simply click here Join Boosters to join the Booster Club, and to support our kids and begin receiving the Buzz.

Is Your Son Interested in IHS Soccer?

Issaquah Boys soccer is holding open field kick-arounds every Tuesday and Friday from 3:15 - 4:30 pm at IHS.  Tryouts and the season start in a month.  Follow IHS Boys Soccer on IHS Soccer Twitter for updates, news, and information.

Is Your Son Trying Out for IHS Baseball?  

Follow the IHS Baseball Twitter account to stay up to date on open field times,  logo-wear, and much more.  Not getting Baseball program emails? Click here to be added to the Baseball email list.  

Want to Know More?

Come join us for our next Booster Club meeting, February 13th at 6:30pm in the IHS Library. 

PTSA NEWS

Next IH PTSA Membership Meeting This Friday Morning – FEBRUARY 9th, 2018

Join us for the PTSA February meeting, from 9:30-11:30 AM, in the large IHS conference room.  Social time begins at 9:00 AM.  Members will be voting on four grant proposals submitted by IHS staff.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but only PTSA members may vote.  Please click here to join IH PTSA, making your voice heard.  Annual, tax-deductible membership dues are $25. Questions, email IssaquahHighPTSA@gmail.com.

Upcoming EventsNewcomers & Ambassadors Social @ Masa - February 8th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM.  Masa Mexican Kitchen & Cantina, 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, Washington 98027.  Join the New Family Ambassadors for dinner and conversation, meeting IHS parents, and other new to IHS families.  Don’t miss a great night!  Questions, contact Leslie or Jen, at IHSNewFamily@gmail.com

ATTENTION PARENTS OF JUNIORS: Senior Breakfast, Senior Farewell, and All-Night Grad Party - highly anticipated by hundreds of graduating seniors.  Be a Hero for the Class of 2019, and volunteer to help Co-Chair.  Best way to learn “on the job,” working w/the current Senior Co-Chair.  You’ll learn the ropes THIS YEAR, then prepared for Senior Co-Chair duties NEXT YEAR. Interested?  Email Diane Burdette Diane5Burd@gmail.com.

HELP!  IH PTSA Membership – WE’VE ALMOST REACHED OUR GOAL!

It's not too late to join! Support IHS students, programs, and staff, making an impact in our school!  We need a few members to reach our goal!  Family memberships are $25. IH PTSA Student Directory and Parent Handbook are NOW available ONLINE, only to IH PTSA members. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! 

Monthly Staff Appreciation Breakfast – February 14th, 2018  IH PTSA provides breakfast at IHS’s monthly AM staff meetings.  To help, sign-up, contributing a breakfast item, dropping off at IHS on Tuesday before the breakfast.  We do the rest!  Next Staff Breakfast will be February 14th, 2018 Sign-up HERE.  Questions: Lida Buckner, Click HERE.  

We NEED YOU!  Looking for 2018-19 Board Members  Want to be more involved at IHS?  Know someone who would be great on the IH PTSA Board?  Nominating Committee would love to talk with you!  Email us! Contact Onti Rosen ontirosen@comcast.net.  More info, Click HERE to learn more.

PTSA Awards: LAST WEEK-Nominations for GOLDEN ACORN, OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE

PTSA recognizes outstanding volunteers with the Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Awards. The process is quick and easy. Nominations due February 11th, 2018. Click HERE for information.   Click HERE to nominate.  Questions, Marni Kilzi, mkilzi@msn.com.

2018 Senior All-Night Graduation Party – Register EARLY to Save

Register for the All-inclusive graduation party-senior year highlight-providing a safe, sober opportunity for graduates to CELEBRATE. Tickets $170: transportation to multiple, activity-packed SECRET venues, entertainment, activities, games, prizes, dinner, breakfast and FUN all night long.  CLICK HERE for information.   Senior Hoodies available, too.  Order your 2018 Senior HOODIESCLICK HERE.

ParentWiser:  Stress on the Rise, with Dr. Laura Kastner

Kids are stressed out! Dr. Kastner helps parents understand the science of stress, helping children with coping strategies, and wise-decision making.  Learn how to enhance your child’s resilience, social and emotional competence, making family mental health a top priority.  February 7th, at 7:00 PM, IHS Theater.  Questions and registration, visit ParentWiser.org.

DON”T FORGET TO VOTE- February 13th, 2018 Ballot:  For further information on ISD Renewal Levy Measures, impacting on our schools: Three Renewal Levies on the February 2018 Ballot

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