Issaquah High School Information

IHS E-News 3/12/18


Issaquah High School Information

MOD Fundraiser For Senior Class

Support the Issaquah Seniors and go to MOD pizza in the Issaquah Highlands on Monday, March 19th anytime during the day! Just show them the flyer at checkout and 20% of your purchase will go the senior class and help lower the cost for prom! Spread the word and hope to see you there! " 

High School Musical

Calling all WILDCATS at heart!  Tuesday March 27th through Saturday March 31st Issaquah High School presents Disney’s High School Musical!  The show begins at 7:00pm in the IHS Performing Arts Center.  No presale tickets will be available.  Ticket pricing is as follows students $10 adults $15.  Come and out enjoy some music, fun, and laughter and we remember that we are “all in this together”

Issaquah Thespian Society Workshop

Issaquah High’s chapter of the International Thespian Society will be hosting a theatre workshop for children in grades 3-8. These workshops  aim to teach children about everything theatre, from dancing, singing, acting, and auditions, to prop and set building, costuming, light and sound board and microphone operation, theatre tours, and a showcase of everything your elementary school children learned at the conclusion of the workshops.  Lessons will be taught by our own trained and dedicated troupe members, and supervision will be provided by our adult troupe advisers. The elementary school level workshop will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 10:00-1:00 pm with the showcase from 1-1:30pm. Both workshops will be held in Issaquah High School's theatre.  The middle school level workshop will be held from 1:45-5:00 pm. Registration costs $35 per child and snacks will be provided at both workshops. This fee will go towards supporting our grateful high school theatre department and Troupe #8397.   

Contact Holly Whiting with any questions:

Automated Lunch Balance Notifications Starting March 12
The ISD Food Service Department has developed an automated lunch balance notification system that sends an e-mail to parents and guardians when a student’s lunch balance is low or account is in arrears. No action is required to begin receiving these notifications. Those who may wish to opt out may do so at any time via the instructions at the bottom of the automated emails. The low lunch balance e-mail notification system will go live on March 12, 2018. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Food Service Director, Brian Olson by email or 425.837.5061 by phone.

Traffic Safety Education- Spring II Session

The Spring II session of the Issaquah High School Traffic Safety Education program will open for enrollment on Monday, March 5. The application is available here and can also be found on the Teacher webpage tab under Brenda Fortier (CTE and PE). Enrollment is open to the first 25 students that apply so sign up today.

The session begins on April 16, 2018. 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

New TOLO Date- April 28th

The TOLO Dance will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30-11pm at Issaquah High School.  It was recently brought to our attention that the original TOLO date (March 31st) is the second night of Passover. We apologize for overlooking this important Jewish holiday and will continue to work to be sensitive to the cultural and religious needs of our community. We apologize for any inconvenience the date change causes and appreciate your understanding.  Tickets for the dance will go on sale beginning on April 23rd.  Pre-sale tickets will be $15 with an ASB card and $20 without an ASB card.  All tickets at the door will cost $25.  If you would like to bring a guest to the dance that does not attend IHS be sure to complete a guest form and submit it to Ms. Couty no later than 3:15 pm on April 26th.

 8th Grade Course Selection Nights

Believe it or not, it is time for 8th grade students to begin the registration process for high school. Please take a moment to read the 8th to 9th grade transition letter.

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


Issaquah Schools Foundation

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again providing scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. Current Issaquah Schools Foundation Student Trustees and children of ISF Board and staff may not apply.

The Impact Scholarship will be awarded in two categories. The winner of each category will receive a scholarship for use at a post-secondary institute of learning.

  • Written category ($1000) entries will be judged on answers to required essay questions.
  • Presentation category ($1500)entries will be judged on a 5-minute oral presentation of the written essays and students may have the opportunity to tell their story at the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s 20th Annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon on May 17th or 5th Annual Nourish Every Mind Breakfast on May 22nd.

To view the application and apply, click one of the links below. The link for the online application will prompt you to create a log-in name and password. This will allow you to save your work and complete your application in multiple sittings. To preview the online application click here. (link to PDF of application)

Apply Online-- 

Applications must be received by March 15, 2018. For more information, call 425-391-8557. 

Please help us get the word out to your students by including information about this scholarship opportunity in your enews or other information sent out to students.  

Thank you so much for all you do for students!  

All-School Booster Club News

Does Your Student Play on the IHS Golf or Tennis Teams this Spring?

If so, the Booster Club could use your help to serve as a Booster Crew representative.  This is a fun and easy way to get involved, and helps promote your team sport!  All we need is a quick recap of your team’s events and matches that we publish in the very popular Booster Buzz.  If you are interested, please contact Kari Alexander – thank you!

Earn Money for Boosters While Shopping

Amazon recently announced they will triple the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12 – 31.  To get shopping, CLICK HERE and Amazon will donate to the Issaquah High School Booster Club.

Next Booster Club Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting on March 13th at 6:30pm in the Large Conference Room near the main office.  


Last Chance to support Eagle Day!!!

If you or your senior student are committed volunteers in your community, PLEASE come share your experiences with freshman, sophomores, and juniors during the community service session at Eagle Day. It's easy to volunteer -- you just show up and be prepared to discuss your experience with a small group of 8-10 students. Volunteer signups will close at midnight March 13, 2018, so please don't wait to sign up! For SIGN-UP links, CLICK HERE to see listing on IH PTSA website.

PTSA Senior Scholarships – Applications Available Today!

Are you a graduating Senior, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher? Apply today IH PTSA $1000.00 Scholarships! Tell us about your goals, and how to achieve them!  We want to hear about your high school experience, and  next future steps.  Application packets due 3:30 PM, April 18th, 2018, in the IHS school office.  Questions, contact Mary Adkins.  Click here for Information; here for Application. 

IH PTSA Grants congratulates Erin Connolly, Kari Leon, Andrew Shanafelt, and Brenda Fortier for approval of their IH PTSA Grant submissions, totaling over $2300! The last 2017-2018 school year grant cycle due date is April 20th, 2018. For information, visit the IH PTSA Grants Page on the IH PTSA website. Contact Jamie Beck with questions. 

Monthly Staff Appreciation Breakfast - March 14th, 2018

As show of appreciation, IH PTSA provides breakfast at IHS’s monthly staff meetings.  To help, simply sign-up, contributing a breakfast item, dropping off at IHS on Tuesday before the breakfast.  We do the rest!  Next Staff Breakfast will be March 14th, 2018 Sign-up HERE.  Questions for Lida Buckner, Click HERE.  

SAVE THE DATE:  IH PTSA College #101 Planning Seminar

Join the IH PTSA for College Planning #101 Seminar, designed to help parents through the college process, April 23, 2018, starting at 7:00 PM.  Presented by Sally Fouché.  Event is free for PTSA members; $25 non-PTSA members.  More information and sign-up, visit

Seniors:  Community Service Hours Due Soon for Graduation Recognition Cord

Congrats to the 48 Seniors who’ve already reported 100+ hrs of community service! 2018 Seniors have recorded a whopping 11,900+ hrs of volunteer service! If you haven’t reported hours using our easy-peasy online form, (CLICK HERE TO RECORD VOLUNTEER HOURS), do so soon! Deadline for Senior graduation recognition is May 1, 2018. Seniors interested in sharing inspiration from their community service, click HERE to email, as we have an opportunity for you to pass on your legacy of by talking with underclassmen at our upcoming Volunteer Fair, as part of Eagle Day, March 15th, 2018.  Questions, email Pamela Kreuger.

2018 Senior All-Night Graduation Party – EXTENDED Savings!!!!

Register for the All-inclusive graduation party-senior year highlight-providing a safe, sober opportunity for graduates to CELEBRATE. Tickets $170 CLICK HERE for information.   Senior Hoodies available, too.  Order HOODIES by 3/15/18CLICK HERE.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Can you spot the signs? Looks can be deceiving, especially if you don't know what to look for.  Come to our community-wide Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit  learn from local experts what teens are doing today, how they can hide at-risk behavior, and what to do if you suspect something. Events run 6:30-8:30pm on March 12th, 2018 at IHS Theater.  ADULTS only.  Click HERE to register.

State of Mind Conferences - March 3rd and 24th, 2018, at Gibson Ek High School 

Join us for a discussion on mental health and substance abuse challenges facing community youth!

All are invited, and free with registration. Workshops for teens and adults, guest speakers, giveaways, and Qdoba will be available. Conferences run from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  Register HERE to attend State of Mind Conference.

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