Ms. SiegfriedCounseling Secretary425.837.6912SiegfriedJ@issaquah.wednet.edu
Ms. KellarCounselorLast names: A-Hi425.837.6916KellarN@issaquah.wednet.edu
Ms. NelsonCounselorLast names: Pf-Z425.837.6915NelsonC2@issaquah.wednet.edu
If students need to see a Counselor, they should come see Ms.Siegfried in the Counseling Office and fill out a pink meeting request form, including the reason for the visit. Be sure to let her know if you have a concern about your safety or the safety of someone else so we can get you to a counselor right away. For less urgent requests, please know we will get you an appointment as soon as possible, but be patient. With so many students, it might take a day or so to get to you.
Parents can reach counselors by emailing or calling them directly, or they may stop in and fill out a meeting request slip. Keep in mind counselors are often occupied by students during the day and may not be immediately available if you stop in unexpectedly.
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Holiday Gift Barn
The gift barn provides Holiday shopping for families in the Issaquah School District. Each family chooses 3-4 brand new gifts per child, plus stocking stuffers. Wrapping station and child care are available. This is offered the first full week in December – gifts are dropped off Monday and Tuesday, and families shop Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration is required for this program. Please follow the link provided to register:
Holiday Gift Barn Registration
ELL Family Information Night
Maywood will be hosting an ELL Parent Information Night on Wednesday October 24th from 6-8pm in the Library. This will provide an opportunity for families to get to know their student's teachers and other Maywood staff members. We will be sharing resources our school and district has to offer, and answer questions you might have. Please come join us!
Are you looking for a way to help support our school and Maywood community?
Joining the PTSA is a great way to get involved and help support the opportunities offered to our students and families. The Maywood PTSA is an important part of our Maywood community. Membership and donations help to fund guest speakers, social events, support for field trips, the Book Fair, and our after school Math Lab, to name a few. For more information or to join our PTSA please click on the image below:
Skyward Family Access Help Session
We will be hosting a Skyward Family Access Help Session on Tuesday 9/18 from 6:30-8:30pm. Please click this link for more information:Family Access Help flyer.docx
Healthy Youth Survey 2018
This year, in October, our 6th and 8th graders will be completing the Healthy Youth Survey. This survey allows schools to collect information about the behavior and trends in our teen population, and helps to guide interventions and preventative measures at the state, district, and school level to help students make healthy choices.
More information can be found here: Healthy Youth Survey Information
Habits for Middle School Success
Is your student organized for success? ParentWiser is hosting workshops by national education coach Seth Perler designed to help students organize their homework and papers to match their own unique learning style. Success within reach! Seth walks you through proper setup of systems, and relates it to the students' brain, routines, advocacy, resistance, and emotional regulation. You will leave with a printout of helpful homework systems and how to use them to your advantage! Choose the date and location that works best for you AND your student! Bring your backpacks, laptops, and school supplies!
Register here for:
Tue, Sep 25 at Issaquah Middle
Wed, Sep 26 at Beaver Lake Middle
Thu, Sep 27 at Maywood Middle
More information at: http://ParentWiser.org
Maywood's 2018-2019 Curriculum Night
Curriculum night is Wednesday September 12th from 6-8pm
This is a parent only event. Parents, please report to the Gym at 6pm, and you will be excused to follow your student's schedule from there.
Students will bring home a copy of their schedule on Tuesday, for your convenience. Schedules can also be viewed and printed on Family Access.
Parking will be very limited, so carpooling is encouraged.
We can't wait to see you on Wednesday September 12th at 6pm!
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
Welcome, or welcome Back! We are very excited for the start of another great year here at Maywood! We have added a 3rd counselor, Mrs. Fettig, to our counseling team. Please see the updated last name caseload breakdowns in the contact information to the right to ensure you are contacting the correct counselor for your student(s).
Please reach out if you have questions or concerns as the school year begins. Thank you for your support and partnership, and we are so glad to have you as a part of our Maywood community!
-The counseling team
Registration is now open for families in need of food for spring break, which will take place April 9th-13th. If your family is in need of food for the break, please follow the link provided to register.
The Washington State University Academic Outreach & Innovation department are offering Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs over the summer for children and adults. There are programs geared towards specific grade levels and needed skills. Please see the attached flier for information, or you can call 1-800-570-8936, Mon-Fri 5am-7pm, Saturday 5am-4pm, and Sunday 7am-3pm for more information and registration.
Summer Reading Program.pdf
Ms. Kellar will be presenting to 8th grade students about career paths/interests, in Language Arts classes the week of 3/13 (the day depends on students' Language Arts teacher). She will be discussing high school electives, post high school options, career exploration, and leading an activity with an interest survey to help students think about careers and areas of study they might be interested in.
Career Cruising is a new internet-based career exploration and planning tool for all middle school and high school students in the Issaquah School District.
Career Cruising can be easily accessed from school, home, or wherever you have access to the internet. Students are able to: complete assessments and career profiles, multimedia interviews, research colleges and financial aid information, and build resumes.
Username: ISSA-followed by Student Access Login (ex: ISSA-smitjoe21)
Password: Student ID (Found on your ASB card)
Career Cruising Login
While we encourage students and parents to report directly to us, we understand this is not always easy or possible. If you are concerned about your own safety or the safety of another person, please immediately make contact with one of the resources below for support with the situation:
1. Call 9-1-1
2. 24 Hour Crisis Clinic –Consults with families and connects them to appropriate services including Children’s Crisis Response System (CCORS). They can assess a student at school or home if they are in imminent danger.
http://www.crisisclinic.org Phone: (206) 461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS(866-427-4747)
3. Teen Link – professionally trained youth volunteers answer the phone and talk with students about problems at school, drugs and alcohol, self-harm, grief and loss, dating violence, family problems, eating disorders, and much more.
http://www.866teenlink.org/ Phone (206) 461-4922 Hours: 6pm-10pm
The included link is connected to an article that shows that cell phones may be causing depression in teens.
Cell phones may be causing depression in teens
This Monday (3/5) and Tuesday (3/6) Ms. Nelson and Ms. Kellar went into current 6th and 7th grade Social Studies classes to speak to students about registration for the 2018-2019 school year.
Students were given a paper packet with information about making selections for specific core classes around whether or not they would like to take Advanced courses next year, as well as making selections for their elective courses.
Students were also given information on how to complete the online portion of the registration. Students will need to log-in to their Student Access accounts and complete the process the counselors outlined. There were directions on how to complete this included in the paper packets that students received.
If students have misplaced their paper packets they can see their Social Studies teacher for a replacement. If their teacher does not have any more packets, students can come down to the counseling office for a new packet.
Online registration is NOW OPEN, and will be open until 8pm on March 12th
Paper packets are due to students' Social Studies teacher by March 13th
Lunch for the Break provides food boxes to families during long school breaks. This program helps alleviate food insecurity when school lunches are not available. Registration, and ways to donate/help are available on the website (linked below).
To register to receive food for mid-winter break click here: Food Recipient Registration
To register as a donor click here: Donor Registration
Please visit the website for more information: to make donations, view the shopping list to follow for donating, or to contact the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank regarding this service, please visit the Lunch for the Break main page: Lunch for the Break
Cancer Pathways is holding a middle school writing contest: Cancer Unwrapped.
The contests is open to 6-8 grade students in the King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties
-Letters may not be more than 750 words
-Submissions must be received at cancerpathways.org by March 4th 2018
visit cancerpathwas.org for more information, or contact Liz Lange with questions at 206-709-1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will receive a $250 cash prize, and their letter will be featured on the Cancter Pathways website. In addition, the classrooms of the winners will receive a $50 cash prize.
Click here to enter
See the original flier for the contest here: Cancer Unwrapped Writing Contest.pdf
Applications for current 8th grade students who are interested in applying to be a part of the lottery enrollment process for admission to Gibson Ek for the 2018-2019 school year are now available.
Gibson Ek Application
Applications will close on Thursday February 15th at 11:59 PM
The lottery drawing for admission will be held on February 28th
More information about Gibson Ek can be found here:
Frequently Asked Questions
Gibson Ek Handbook
King County Library offers free group tutoring and private (pay) tutors at a majority of their locations. Check out the page to find what works best for your student's schedule! https://kcls.org/study-zone/
Any attachments, links, or lists of individual(s)/agencies is being provided as an informational item for your convenience. The Issaquah School District does not recommend or endorse any of these individual(s)/agencies provided on the attached and will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. As such, the Issaquah School District highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation and exercise due diligence before selecting any of these individual(s)/agencies for services.
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