Winter Wish Granting

Students will be able to grant winter wishes starting Thursday 12/7 through Tuesday 12/19. To be able to do so, come to the front office, and pick a wish off of the christmas tree and make someone's day. If the item is a consumable or a material, please have them deliver it to the front office staff so they can send it to the right person. Have fun and happy holidays! 
Tues. December 12        7PM
Issaquah High Theater
$8 General  /  Students & Children FREE

Washington Women in Business - Nonprofit

Washington Women in Business (WA WiB) is a student run, nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging young women to pursue business, educating them about the field, providing a support system and network for females in the business world, and providing opportunities for young women interested in the field. Founded at our very own Issaquah High School, the IHS chapter of this nonprofit is a great opportunity for students of IHS interested in learning more about the different opportunities in the business world and how to promote equality in the workforce. Be sure to let your students know that the first meeting is Tuesday, December 19th in room 1603 (the DECA room next to the gym) right after school and encourage them to go. Learn more about the movement at 
Can you read, write, speak, & listen in a language other than English?
If you answered yes, you should consider taking the World Language Test.
The first opportunity to test will be on Wednesday, December 13th 2017 from 7:30-10am in P8. The STAMP test cost is $21.89 and includes many languages:  *See the flyer in the main office or near the counseling bulletin board.
The test cost is your responsibility to pay.
*You can pay or apply for a scholarship with the ASB bookkeeper
For more information, email or see Mrs. Ogden
We Have a New E-News Format Taking Effect in January
Community Members without IHS attending students - Please Re-Subscribe to Keep Receiving our News!
The Issaquah School District is transitioning to a new format called Blackboard for our E-News! We are making this switch to help us comply with the American Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility and to enable some features that help us to increase our ability to send messages translated into several languages. When we make the shift, we will no longer have email addresses for people who do not have a child at one of our schools. YOU ONLY NEED TO FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A STUDENT ENROLLED AT IHS and want to receive IHS E-News. Current students and parents will automatically continue to receive E-News after the change. If you still want to receive E-news for the District or Issaquah High School, please subscribe NOW by going to There you may select which E-News messages you wish to subscribe to! Thank you so much for continuing to stay connected to us, we appreciate you!

Goodwill Donation Drive from DECA

Parents, before doing your winter cleaning and getting rid of your donation items, consider holding on to them for just 2 months longer! Issaquah DECA is hosting a Goodwill truck fundraiser where we try to fill 2 entire trucks with donated items from our community. The Goodwill trucks will be coming to Issaquah High School on Saturday, January 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM. You can bring almost any donation items and not only will they go to a great cause, but Issaquah DECA get's a small donation from Goodwill to support our activities. Issaquah DECA students and Goodwill employees will be present to help you unload. Thank you for supporting our student's activities. 
Possible Items Include: 
-And much more!
Goodwill cannot accept furniture or hazardous materials. A full list of accepted items can be found at

College Essay Help

Do you need help with your college essay? There is free help available on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school throughout the month of December!
On Tuesdays, you can see Ms. Knecht in room 2309 and on Thursdays you can see Ms. Cerasoli in room 3207. For more information, please go to the College and Career Center. 
A Huge Thanks to Stop Action Photography!
Stop Action Photography donates 20% of their proceeds from all Issaquah High School athlete and event sales to the IHS Booster Club.  For the Fall Sports Season, Boosters received $129 – thank you Stop Action Photography!!  Visit Stop Action Photography to purchase your student athlete’s photographs and help support Boosters.
Help Earn Free Money for the Booster Club!
As you shop online this holiday season, please consider using Amazon Smile.  A portion of your purchases will be directly donated to the Issaquah Booster Club.  Simply click on to do your shopping and earn free money for our school!
Next Booster Club Meeting
There will be no December Booster Club meeting.  Please join us for the next meeting on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm in the school library.
Angel Closet Holiday Donations – THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donating items for the Angel Program holiday gift bags.  The Angel Program will now be able to provide holiday filled gift bags to all our kids, due to the tremendous support and generosity of the IHS community!  Thank you again for helping to make the season merry and bright!
IH PTSA Grant Winners!
Congratulations to Ellen Hayes, $283 for the National Spanish Exam; Holly Hovey, $690 for an online subscription of Read Naturally; and Jill MacDonald, $905.74 for a standing drill press for woodshop and robotics students. These teachers and staff submitted and won approval for their grant’s this fall. Don’t miss the next IH PTSA Grant cycle, submissions are due January 19, 2018. Go to IH PTSA Grant’s page for more information.  If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Beck, IH PTSA Programs Co-Chair.
Yes Brain - Online Interview with Tina Payne Bryson
Join ParentWiser for an exclusive online interview with NY Times bestselling author Tina Payne Bryson to discuss how to help kids cultivate a 'Yes Brain' instead of acting out or shutting down when faced with difficulties such as homework, screen time, eating, bedtime, or feeling challenged. Join us December 13th, at 1:00 PM.  Click HERE to register and attend.  Tina is the co-author, along with Dr. Dan Siegel, of the popular parenting books No-Drama Discipline and The Whole-Brain Child. For more info on Tina and Dan's upcoming book, 'Yes Brain' here:
Each year, the IH PTSA honors those PTSA members, IHS staff, and individuals within the community who continuously support and uplift our schools, through their time and efforts by volunteering for the benefit of our children.  Please consider supporting these efforts, and join our IH PTSA Awards Committee, forming now. For more information, contact Marni Kilzi,  PTSA Awards Chairperson, to join recognizing the amazing people within IHS!
Monthly Staff Appreciation Breakfast – December 13th, 2017
As a show of appreciation, the IH PTSA provides breakfast at IHS’s monthly, Wednesday AM 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  December 13th, 2017Sign-up HERE.  Questions for Lida Buckner, Click HERE.  
Gift Wrapping Made Easy! IHS Senior Fundraiser
Issaquah families and friends, Issaquah Senior Class Council is holding gift wrapping station on December 16th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Bring in any gift and we’ll wrap it for ONLY $2.00. Wrapping paper, tape, ribbon and bows all included! Make sure to stop by! Proceeds go towards the senior class prom, this spring.

WSPTA//Game Development Competition
WSPTA//Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program for students in grades 9-12, providing an opportunity to use their creative talents by expressing themselves, either individually or teams, in creating a computer game.  Teams are encouraged, and may include up to six members, in multiple grades.   Intent to submit forms due January 15, 2018; Submissions due March 15, 2018.  Winners announced by April 28, 2018.  All forms, rules, and more:
What's happening outside of school?
Check out Issaquah High School's Community Fliers electronic bulletin board.