Issaquah High School Information

Issaquah High School Information

State Testing

Monday April 23 and Tuesday April 24 Issaquah HS will be on a special schedule for Smarter Balance State Testing.  All 10th grade students will take the English Language Arts exam on school computers (this test is also for any 11th and 12th grade students who did not pass it previously).  Later this week on the windows in the Commons, students names and room numbers will be posted for their specific testing locations.  Students are asked to bring water and a snack, and please bring headphones that can be plugged into a computer (so that the room is quiet and isolates any noise).  

Practice tests and more information about graduation requirements and state testing are located on our school website on the right hand side under the “State Testing” Section. 

For any 9th, 11th, and 12th grade students, there will be rooms available for study hall if they take transportation and want to be on campus that morning at 8am, but students will be testing in various locations around the school, so the students on campus must be in classrooms and quiet and respectful for those who are testing. 


10th Gr

ELA Computer Adapted Test



Min time needed = 2.5 hours



ELA Test (p/p)



Min time needed = 2.5 hours


9th Gr

Study Hall/Career Cruising?


11th Gr

Make-up testing or Study Hall


12th Gr

Make-up testing or Study Hall




Period 1

25 minute periods


Period 2



Period 3



1st lunch



Period 4



2nd Lunch


Period 4



Period 5


 The same will occur on May 21 and 22 for all 10th and 11th grade students currently in Algebra 2 who will take the Smarter Balance test for Math.  If students are in Running Start or cannot make the test dates listed, the alternate testing dates will be May 3rd and 4th in the afternoon from 12-3pm or by appointment (as there are several AP exams and school trips occurring this time of year).  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Jergens-Zmuda at .  

Graduation Seating

Seating for graduation is determined based on request process, with students being able to sign up in groups of up to 11 people per row.  The process is explained on the form below, and you should be discussing your preferences with friends well ahead of the deadline, Wednesday April 25th. On Wednesday, April 25th, 8:00am-9:30am, Senior Class Council will be in the commons, your group must submit the group’s request form in person and reserve your seating at that time. Link to print out: Grad Form Sign Up

Club Letter Applications- Due April 20th

All students who would like to earn a letter for their participation in an approved club this year must submit their applications to their club advisor by the end of the school day on April 20th.  The following clubs have completed the requirements and application to earn a club letter:

    1. Wise Club
    2. Debate Club
    3. Science Bowl Club
    4. DECA club
    5. Robotics
    6. Engineering Club
    7. FBLA club
    8. FCCLA club
    9. New Gen Club
    10. Yearbook
    11. High School Choirs
    12. StarKiller Base Club
    13. Debate Club
    14. CARE Club
    15. Journalism
    16. Equal Club
    17. JSA
    18. SIFF Club
    19. Math Club
    20. Sports Medicine
    21. Green Team
    22. Eagle Crew
    23. Japanese Club
    24. TLC
    25. Chemistry Club
    26. Key Club
    27. Creative Writing Club
    28. Code Club
    29. IVision
    30. Cyber Patriot Club
    31. National Honor Society

Club or Athletic Cords for Graduation

This year, we are introducing two new cords to acknowledge student athletes and dedicated club members at graduation.  In order to be eligible and register for each cord students must meet all deadlines and requirements. Students who successfully registered for cords and met all requirements will be able to purchase a maximum of one club and one athletic cord for $7 beginning on May 24th during Cap and Gown Pick Up.  The last day to pick up cords from the ASB Bookkeeper will be at 3:00 pm on June 14th at 3:00 pm.

Athletic Cords: To be eligible students must have earned a letter (JV or Varsity) in the same sport for two years and complete registration by May 1st.

Club Cords: To be eligible students must have participated in the same club for two years, earned a club letter for their participation in the club during the 2017-2018 school year, and complete registration by May 1st.

  • How to Register
    1. Submit your club's letter application to your club advisor by April 20th
    2. Complete this google form no later than May 1st

TOLO Chaperones Needed

Issaquah High School needs parents to help chaperone our TOLO dance on April 28th. We are hoping to find volunteers who can help ensure that our students have a great time at the dance in a safe environment. We need volunteers to be at IHS from 8:00-11 pm that evening. If you are available to chaperone, please sign up here:

All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Background check no later than Wednesday, April 25th, so if you sign up to chaperone and have not already completed a background check for the 2017-2018 school year,  please complete the process by clicking on the following link:

Thanks so much for your interest and consideration.

Prom 2018 Photos

Due to low turnout, past participation, and feedback from the current Senior class Dorian will not be offering professional photography services for prom this year.  There will have a photobooth at prom available for pictures.

Fall Smarter Balanced Assessment Results Now Available on Family Access

Individual Student Report results from Fall Smarter Balanced Testing can be viewed in Family Access by choosing the Portfolio tab and then the Fall 2017 SBA ELA or Math tab.  The reports will be available online until June 2018.  Parents are encouraged to print the reports prior to June.

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:

Issaquah DECA Presents: Mr. Issaquah in Paradise!

Come join us on May 18th for our annual Mr. Issaquah show featuring 12 contestants competing in funny games, performances, and more to become the next Mr. Issaquah. It will be a night filled with fun and great laughs and it is open to both students, adults, and families. Those who attended last year say it was the best show they had watched. Mark the date on your calendar and be prepared to have fun while supporting our students! 


All-School Booster Club News

Congratulations to our Amazing Tutta Bella Scholar Athletes!

The Booster Club is very pleased to announce the following athletes as the recipients of The Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete Award for Winter sports.  These outstanding athletes received this award based on nominations from their coaches because they embody leadership and success both athletically and academically.  Tutta Bella in Issaquah is a proud supporter of our IHS students and is dedicated to recognizing their outstanding accomplishments. 

Joey Jensen - Boys Basketball

Brandon Leu - Boys Swimming

 Click Here to see write-ups and pictures on each of these amazing student athletes. 

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!

Looking for a Fun and Rewarding Way to Get Involved Next Year?

The Booster Club has the following open positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Elections will be held during the Booster Club Annual Meeting on May 8th.  Please click here for job descriptions Job Descriptions  and email inquiries to    

  • Open Officer Positions:  Assistant Treasurer, Secretary
  • Open Advisory Board Positions: Communications Chair (BoosterBuzz), Social Media Chair (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Open Advisory Committee Chairs:  Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Boys & Girls Cross Country & Track    

Please Join Us

Our next Booster Club meeting is being held on April 17th at 6:30pm in the IHS library.


College #101 Planning Seminar at HIS

Join College Planning Counselor Sally Fouche on April 23rd, 2018, Sally will give a “College 101” seminar, starting at 7:00 PM, in the IHS Theatre.  This special event is FREE to PTSA members (and $25 for nonmembers).  REGISTER EARLY!  For a list of topics covered, AND sign-up, click HERE.

IH PTSA Washington State Reflections Winners 

Congratulations to several IHS students for placing at the WA State Reflections Finals! In Dance Choreography, “Rise Up,” by LilyAnn Vu, earning the Award of Merit, placing Third in state competition; Literature, “Genesis,” by Lauren Rosen, earning the Award of Merit, placing Third in state competition; Photography, “Shooting for the Stars,” by Kyle Hoffman, earning the Award of Excellence, placing Second in state competition.  CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Eskenazi, earning the Outstanding Interpretation Award, placing FIRST in the state competition, in Photography, for “Above the Below.” Ben’s Photography will move on to the National Reflections, in Washington D.C.  Thank you to everyone!

PTSA Senior Scholarships – Applications Available Today! 

The IH PTSA is thrilled to fund FIVE $1000 scholarships for seniors continuing education.  These scholarships honor students who demonstrate passion and commitment, not limited to individuals attending four-year universities.  Applications due April 18th, 2018. Questions?  Contact Kristen Allen-Bentsen. Click here for Information; here for Application. 

Outstanding Educator Awards

Don't forget to fill-out a nomination form for Outstanding Educator to say thank you to that special staff member or teacher who has made a difference in your life!  Look on the PTSA website for more info, or click on the QR code on posters around school.  Last day for online submissions is April 22, 2018Click HERE for more information.  Click HERE for nomination forms.  Questions, contact Marni Kilzi,

IH PTSA Grants         

CONGRATS to Erin Connolly, Kari Leon, Andrew Shanafelt, and Brenda Fortier for their IH PTSA Grant submissions totaling +$2300! The LAST GRANT cycle applications are due April 20th, 2018. For information, visit the IH PTSA Grants Page on the IH PTSA website. Questions, contact Jamie Beck

Seniors:  Community Service Hours Due Soon for Graduation Recognition Cord 

Congrats to the 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). Deadline for Senior graduation recognition is May 1, 2018.  Questions, email Pamela Kreuger.

2018 Senior All-Night Graduation Party!!!! 

Register for the All-inclusive graduation party-senior year highlight-providing a safe, sober opportunity for graduates to CELEBRATE. Tickets $195 Click HERE for more info. 

IH PTSA Staff Appreciation Week, May 7th, 2018: 

Join us in honoring our wonderful IHS staff!  A few ways we need your help: Send a check to help support (as our budget is limited), donate/volunteer for lunch - click here, donate/volunteer for breakfast - click here, or donate a few $10 gift cards to help support the budget and celebrate staff giveaways.   Drop off at the IHS front office, or contact us to make arrangements. THANK YOU for your amazing support.  Questions, contact Christy Otley,


The next IH PTSA Membership Meeting will be held April 20th, 2018, at 9:30 AM, the Friday after Spring Break!  We look forward to seeing everyone there to discuss the IH PTSA 2018-2019 Board Elections, and receive IHS and IH PTSA updates, as well! 


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