View the after school studying and tutoring schedule here.
10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 10. The cost is $10 and scholarships are available. Additional information will be coming about the schedule for that day, including the activities for 9th and 12th grade students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong.
Students are assigned an administrator and counselor depending on their last name.
Loren Krogstad, Assistant Principal (A-Li)
Laurel Shane, Counselor (A-Es)Vicki Kenney, Counselor (Et-Li)
Andrew Brownson, Assistant Principal (Lj-Z)
April Flores, Counselor (Lj-Ri)Robin Klym, Counselor (Rj-Z)
Safety is paramount to King County, which has taken a number of steps to improve safety in the residential neighborhood next to Liberty High School, Briarwood Elementary School and Maywood Middle School.
Read more about King County safety improvements here.
Does your family need support with backpacks and school supplies? Tools4Schools is here to help! Tools4School provides new backpacks filled with school supplies for District families needing financial support. Register here to receive free backpacks and school supplies.
In this issue of E-News:
LHS Snowcoming Assembly: December 14
Don't forget - the LHS Snowcoming Assembly begins at 2:15pm in the main gym tomorrow, Friday, December 14. Seating is limited so guests should plan accordingly.
Liberty has partnered with Dairy Queen this year to bring some holiday cheer into your life. On Friday, December 14, wear Blue/White and take your school id to our local Dairy Queen to get a small blizzard for only $2.00!
VTS Clothing Drive: December 3 - 19
The holidays are approaching and many of us have great comfort in our warm households to withstand the cold weather of the season. Do you want to help those who don’t live with the same comforts as you? VTS is starting a clothing drive to help those in
need. VTS will be taking clothes through December 19, so please donate any clothes you are no longer using. Donation boxes will be found in the main office, and all clothes go directly to those in need, so please make sure you donate clean and lightly used
No EDA/Academic buses on Wednesday, December 19
As a reminder, there will be NO EDA/Academic buses on Wednesday, December 19 (the day before winter break). Please plan accordingly.
First Winter Break (No School): December 20 – January 1
The school will be closed for the first winter break Thursday, December 20 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We wish you happy and restful holidays!
LHS Choirs Winter Textile Drive: through February 9
Bring your textile donations to the LHS Choir Room or wait for the Community Drive-Through Drop-Off Day:
Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:00am – 3:30pm. *Textiles include CLOTHING, SHOES, TOWELS, SHEETS, BLANKETS, etc. Your donations benefit the LHS Choirs.
Registration for CTE Dual Credit Now Open
Registration for CTE Dual Credit is now open. CTE Dual Credit offers real college credit for students that complete eligible CTE courses with a grade of B or Better. A one-time payment for each year the student participates in the program must be
paid by June 15, 2019. For more information, including how to register, please click the headline.
9th – 11th Grade: Career Cruising / High School & Beyond Plan
It’s that time of year! All students need to complete their annual Career Cruising/HSBP requirements. The completion bar (found on the home page of the student's portfolio) should show 100% by the deadline. Logon
information and assignment details can be found through these links 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade.
Students can complete assignments at home or they can to stop in the College & Career Center before school or during lunches any day for assistance. The 9th grade deadline was November 1 (check to see if you are complete!) and 10th/11th assignments
are due January 2, 2019. Winter break is a great time to check this off your to-do list!
Community Input Sought on Draft Interpretation of EL-16 Equity Policy
Last spring, the Issaquah School Board of Directors adopted a new Executive Limitation on Equity, called EL-16. We are now in the first phase of monitoring which requires the Superintendent to provide an interpretation of each sub bullet within the Executive
Limitation. The Superintendent has created a draft interpretation and invites the community to provide input into this interpretation. Once the Superintendent is satisfied with the interpretation, he and his team will begin to collect the evidence that must
be brought forward for monitoring purposes. The ISD Board of Directors is scheduled to perform its first monitoring of EL-16 at the January 23, 2019 school board meeting.
The Draft Interpretation of EL-16 is available for review or download on our website at
Again, we welcome and hope to hear your feedback and comments. Please provide input on the draft interpretation by emailing us at
WCAS, PSAT, and SBA Score Reports
9th and 12th grade students who participated in the
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) last Spring received their family score reports back in their English class. If you go to the “Student Portfolio” section of Student/Family Access, you can view the full score report as well.
10th and 11th grade students who participated in the
PSAT this year in October received their score reports back in their Social Studies class. All score reports have an access code that gives students access to additional resources online (such as the ability to see all questions and correct answers,
a suggested study plan for the SAT based on their score, and information about AP Potential). If you need an additional copy, please contact Mrs. Armstrong, Dean of Students (firstname.lastname@example.org).
11th and 12th grade students who participated in
Fall Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) retakes to meet graduation requirements should have received preliminary score reports. Reports have been mailed home for full-time Running Start students. If you have any questions, please
contact Mrs. Armstrong, Dean of Students (email@example.com).
2019 Advanced Placement Exam Registration: January 4 - February 24
The AP exam registration window will be January 4 - February 24, 2019 through the
Total Registration website. After Winter Break, Mrs. Armstrong will visit AP classes to give students a copy of the
AP Student Bulletin and talk about the registration process. You can find additional information about the registration process (along with the testing schedule) on the
Liberty High School Advanced Placement website. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong, Dean of Students (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Did you know? Last year Liberty High School had 555 students take 1024 AP exams – and 82% of students earned 3’s or higher!
Lunch for the Break – Supporting Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
School breaks should be exciting, but for some students no school means not enough food. “Lunch for the Break” works to make sure all ISD kids have enough to eat, even when school’s not in session. You can help by donating a box (or two, or three) by
registering HERE to donate these
items, or donate a
pre-made box. If you would like to contribute, but neither of those options work, consider making a
financial contribution to help purchase perishables. Each box costs $45 to fill, pack, and deliver.
December 19, 2018 is the last day to donate. Your donations will directly impact families experiencing food insecurity in our community.
Thank you so much for your support! Visit
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for more information.
Lost & Found
Missing a water bottle, coat, hat, backpack, sweatshirt? Please stop by the main office to claim your lost item.
A Message from Issaquah Schools Foundation
The season of caring and sharing is here! At this special time of year, we invite you to join us in giving students the essential support they need for success at school.
Throughout the Issaquah School District, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is there to lend a helping hand through our Basic
Student Needs programs.
Beaver Lake Middle School Principal Stacy Cho shared the story of how the Basic Student Needs programs made a world of difference for one student:
Let me tell you about an 11-year-old whose family recently experienced homelessness. During the first days of the school year, I showed him how he could choose a new, free backpack filled with school supplies. I shared that free breakfast bars were always
available if he ever came to school hungry (and he would come to the office and eat six bars at a time). I helped his family access support from the Nurses Fund, which paid for transportation to doctor's appointments. This support set him up for success at
school. It was all made possible by the Foundation.
This holiday season, will you help kids in need by donating to the Foundation's Basic Student Needs Fund? Click
here to make a donation.
Dan, Martha and the Timmins family have already donated $5,000, with the hope that your generosity will allow us to raise $20,000 towards the fund. Please join the challenge by this wonderful family to help students!
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Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during Fall 2018.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
Contact Mrs. Armstrong if you have any questions.