In this issue of E-News:

  • High School Scheduling Committee Posts Recommendation
  • LHS Snowcoming Week: December 10-14
  • Holiday Hullabaloo: December 12
  • VTS Clothing Drive: December 3-19
  • PNB Box Office Discount Offer
  • Community Input Sought on Draft Interpretation of EL-16 Equity Policy
  • Lunch for the Break
  • Holiday Gift Barn
  • 2018 PSAT/NMSQT Scores Released


High School Scheduling Committee Posts Recommendation

On November 13, 2018, the Issaquah School District’s High School Scheduling Committee met for its final session. All committee members gave their final input on the processes before taking a closed ballot vote. Please visit the HSSC website by clicking the title above for full details and the recommendation made to the Superintendent.


LHS Snowcoming Week: December 10-14

Liberty’s Snowcoming Week is Coming!  Join us in dressing up for the spirit days and for the Holiday Hullabaloo, as well as enjoy free hot cocoa on Wednesday morning.

This year’s spirit days include:

12/10               Monday – PJ day       

12/11               Tuesday – Lumberjack Day

12/12               Wednesday – Sweater Weather Day

12/13               Thursday – Swinter (Summer AND/OR Winter) gear           

12/14               Friday – Blizzard (Blue and White)  

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! 

Our Snowcoming assembly begins at 2:15pm in the main gym on Friday, December 14.  Seating is limited so guests should plan accordingly.


Snowcoming calendar


Holiday Hullabaloo: December 12

On Wednesday, December 12, from 4-6 pm, Liberty will be hosting its first Holiday Hullabaloo during Snowcoming week! In the cafeteria there will be gingerbread house decorating, board games, and a movie will be playing. This is a great time to celebrate the holidays and spend time with your friends and maybe make new ones. 


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 from December 3 to 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 clothes.


PNB Box Office Discount Offer

The LHS Jazz Choir will be spreading holiday cheer at the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” this Saturday night!  The Jazz Choir will be caroling before the show and during intermission, and the PNB Box Office has created a discount code for choir members to share with friends and family J!   As a Thank You for all of your support for our endeavors, we would like to share it with our whole community.  Here is how you access your discounted tickets for ANY show: 

25% discount - Code:

For folks to get 25% off tickets, they can go to  or call the PNB Box Office at (206) 441-2424 and mention the discount code NutChoirs.  If you would like to attend the same performance as the choir this Saturday night, December 8th, you will need to be sure to click on the correct date and show time.  The discount does not apply to the lowest-priced seats, and cannot be used with other discounts or previously-purchased tickets. Also, we cannot guarantee seating next to the choir members. As an added bonus, this discount can be used for other ballet presentations other than The Nutcracker.  Be sure to call the Box Office to inquire about upcoming performances!

Thank you, and Happy Holidays from the Liberty High School Choirs and the Pacific NW Ballet.


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


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.


Holiday Gift Barn

Holiday Gift Barn is one of the biggest and most exciting events at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank serving 1,500 children in the Issaquah School District each year. Pickering Barn will become a huge toy store where parents can choose gifts and stocking stuffers for their children.  Child care available.  Please visit the Issaquah Food Bank website for more details:


2018 PSAT/NMSQT Scores Released

2018 PSAT/NMSQT scores have been released by College Board.  The range of scores on the PSAT goes from 320 to 1520.  Students receive sub-scores in Math, Reading, and Writing and Language.  Paper copies of score reports are on the way to the school and will be distributed to all students when they arrive.  If students chose to provide their email address with their registration information, they will receive an email with information about their scores. 

You can view a sample PSAT score report here: .  You can view a video about understanding a PSAT score report here: .  If you have any questions about the PSAT, contact Erin Armstrong, Dean of Students ( ).


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