IHS Enews 12-18-17

Yearbook Purchases - Last Chance!

If you want to buy a yearbook, your last chance to do so in person with cash, check, or charge is Wed. Dec. 20. You can pay the bookkeeper before school, during lunch, or after school. You can also pay online any time now through Dec. 31st.  You cannot purchase a yearbook after Dec. 31st and we cannot order extras. 

Traffic Safety Education

The Spring session of the Issaquah High School Traffic Safety Education program will open for enrollment on Tuesday, December 12. The application is available 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 Tuesday, January 30. 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 fortierb2@issaquah.wednet.edu

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 http://www.washingtonwomeninbusiness.org/ 

Levy Information

If renewed, the School Bus Levy will provide $2 million in 2019 to purchase 76 buses to enable the District's fleet to run as safely, cleanly, and efficiently as possible. For more information on the School Bus Levy please click the headline to visit the ISD's Levy webpage.
The four-year Capital Levy includes two components: educational technology and critical repairs for each school District-wide. If renewed, the District will collect nearly $54 million for technology and $14.5 million for critical repairs over the life of the levy. For more information on the Capital Levy please click the headline to visit the ISD's Levy webpage.

Come learn more about the Issaquah School District on February 1 at Issaquah Valley Elementary at 6:30pm. Parents and staff will present information about school programs, behavior expectations, grading, assessment, communicating with schools, and other topics regarding education in the Issaquah School District. Interpretation available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. If you need interpretation in another language, please contact Lorna Gilmour by Thursday, January 18 at GilmourL@issaquah.wednet.edu.
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 https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/news/ENews. 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!
WAVE Workshop – Thank You!
In November, students and parents from all ISD high schools convened at IHS for “Discover Your Power,” a sexual assault awareness and self-defense WAVE workshop.  The discussion focused on current sexual harassment climate, #MeToo, societal stereotypes, importance of consent in relationships, & role of bystanders in stopping sexual harassment and assault.   Our event was covered by KOMO: KOMO News WAVE Coverage.  . Many thanks to Meggan Atkins, Jaci Belur, WAVE Team, Victoria Evans, and ParentWiser.
Graduation Community Service Hours for 2018 Seniors
Seniors who would like to be recognized for community service at graduation, please remember to report your hours online before May 1, 2018. If Seniors report 100 hours or more of service since eighth grade graduation, PTSA will supply a white honor cord at graduation in honor of your and you will be recognized in the school program. For more details, Graduation Community Service Information.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!  SAT AND ACT MOCK EXAMS – February 3, 2018
IH PTSA Annual Volunteer Fair Supporting Community Service
Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors, please look forward to our Annual Volunteer Fair coming in early Spring! We'll help connect you with service opportunities then. Also stay tuned for small group sessions with individual service organizations in the College and Career Center in the coming months.
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.
What's happening outside of school?
Check out Issaquah High School's Community Fliers electronic bulletin board.
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