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Teacher Work Day
Teacher Work Day

Date:
Monday, October 19
Where:
IHS

Teacher Work Day - No school for students

The full Issaquah School District (ISD) calendar can be found HERE.

10:30a IHS Virtual College Visits
IHS Virtual College Visits

Date:
Wednesday, October 21
Time:
10:30a - 5:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Half-hour Virtual College Visits:

10:30 AM Vanderbilt
11:30 AM SUNY at Purchase College
12:30 PM Georgia Tech
1:30 PM U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:30 PM San Diego State
3:30 PM Marquette U.
4:30 PM New York U.

Up-to-date info under IHS College and Career Center's calendar.

Click on college title for Zoom and college representative info.

Questions? Email Karen Stevens at StevensK@issaquah.wednet.edu

7:00p Ask an Academic Advisor
Ask an Academic Advisor

Date:
Wednesday, October 21
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Our counselors will present information about:

- Graduation requirements/Grading system
- Course Selection
- College/Career Center & Counseling Office
- Homework Help Options/ Clubs and Sports
- SAT/ACT Testing

More info HERE.

Questions? Email IHPTSAOutreach@gmail.com .
9:30a Issaquah PTSA Council Meeting
Issaquah PTSA Council Meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 22
Time:
9:30a - 11:30a
Where:
Zoom

Issaquah Area PTSA Countil Meeting.

Schedule HERE with documents HERE.
ASB Deadline for Veteran Tribute
ASB Deadline for Veteran Tribute

Date:
Friday, October 23
Where:
Online

Veterans Day is coming up, and Issaquah High ASB wants you to get involved!

ASB is looking for veterans and students to speak about what Veterans Day means to them. It would be great if you (your student) could film a 30 second video of either yourself (student) or a veteran you know.

Videos must be sent in HERE by October 23.
2:00p IHS CCC - All Things Essay
IHS CCC - All Things Essay

Date:
Friday, October 23
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
Online

IHS College & Career Center is excited to host All Things Essay, by Anna Aegerter, Sr Assc Dir of Admissions, U. of Redlands.

From brainstorming topic ideas, tackling common challenges, and learning how to refine your ideas, this workshop will address “all things essays.”

Take your essay from good to great! Have pen and paper ready for this interactive workshop!

REGISTER for url.
WSPTA Legislative Assembly
WSPTA Legislative Assembly

Date:
Saturday, October 24
Where:
Online

The 42nd Annual Legislative Assembly will take place in a virtual format on October 24-25, 2020.

Take part in deciding Washington State PTA’s top 5 legislative priorities for 2020-2022. This only happens every two years!

More info HERE.
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WSPTA Legislative Assembly
WSPTA Legislative Assembly

Date:
Sunday, October 25
Where:
Online

The 42nd Annual Legislative Assembly will take place in a virtual format on October 24-25, 2020.

Take part in deciding Washington State PTA’s top 5 legislative priorities for 2020-2022. This only happens every two years!

More info HERE.
2020 Run with the Fishes
2020 Run with the Fishes

Date:
Sat 10/24 - Sun 11/1

44th Annual Run with the Fishes - Oct 23 thru Nov 1.

This event is a community fundraiser for many Issaquah-area non-profit organizations that need all our support, especially during COVID-19.

Get your family together and run the provided routes or put together your own 5K/1K route!

Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits Issaquah Schools Foundation, Food & Clothing Bank, et al.

More info HERE.
Last day to register to vote
Last day to register to vote

Date:
Monday, October 26
Where:
Online

Your vote counts - make sure your voice gets heard!

Online and mail in registrations must be received by Monday, October 26. Learn more HERE
2020 Run with the Fishes
2020 Run with the Fishes

Date:
Sat 10/24 - Sun 11/1

44th Annual Run with the Fishes - Oct 23 thru Nov 1.

This event is a community fundraiser for many Issaquah-area non-profit organizations that need all our support, especially during COVID-19.

Get your family together and run the provided routes or put together your own 5K/1K route!

Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits Issaquah Schools Foundation, Food & Clothing Bank, et al.

More info HERE.
2020 Run with the Fishes
2020 Run with the Fishes

Date:
Sat 10/24 - Sun 11/1

44th Annual Run with the Fishes - Oct 23 thru Nov 1.

This event is a community fundraiser for many Issaquah-area non-profit organizations that need all our support, especially during COVID-19.

Get your family together and run the provided routes or put together your own 5K/1K route!

Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits Issaquah Schools Foundation, Food & Clothing Bank, et al.

More info HERE.
10:30a IHS Virtual College Visits
IHS Virtual College Visits

Date:
Wednesday, October 28
Time:
10:30a - 4:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Half-hour Virtual College Visits:

10:30 AM Arizona State - Tempe
11:30 AM U. of Arizona
12:30 PM University of Pittsburgh
1:30 PM Penn State - main campus
2:30 PM University of Chicago
3:30 PM Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo

Up-to-date info under calendar at IHS College and Career Center.

Click on college title for Zoom and college representative info.

Questions? Email Karen Stevens at StevensK@issaquah.wednet.edu
2020 Run with the Fishes
2020 Run with the Fishes

Date:
Sat 10/24 - Sun 11/1

44th Annual Run with the Fishes - Oct 23 thru Nov 1.

This event is a community fundraiser for many Issaquah-area non-profit organizations that need all our support, especially during COVID-19.

Get your family together and run the provided routes or put together your own 5K/1K route!

Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits Issaquah Schools Foundation, Food & Clothing Bank, et al.

More info HERE.
2020 Run with the Fishes
2020 Run with the Fishes

Date:
Sat 10/24 - Sun 11/1

44th Annual Run with the Fishes - Oct 23 thru Nov 1.

This event is a community fundraiser for many Issaquah-area non-profit organizations that need all our support, especially during COVID-19.

Get your family together and run the provided routes or put together your own 5K/1K route!

Sponsored by Rotary Club. Benefits Issaquah Schools Foundation, Food & Clothing Bank, et al.

More info HERE.
10:00a Cancelled - Grant Committee Meeting
Cancelled - Grant Committee Meeting

Date:
Friday, October 30
Time:
10:00a - 11:30a
Where:
Zoom

Cancelled. No grants were submitted this cycle.
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IH PTSA grants are done in three cycles. For the first cycle, grants are due on Oct. 16 and evaluated at a committee meeting on Oct. 30 @ 10 AM.

Grants that are approved are presented at the Nov. 13 PTSA GMM for a vote by the membership.

If interested in participating in this first cycle, please email IHPTSAGrants@gmail.com.

More info HERE.

3:00p PTSA Reflections Contest Due Date
PTSA Reflections Contest Due Date

Date:
Friday, October 30
Time:
3:00p

Deadline for the PTSA Reflections Art Contest. The 2020-2021 theme is "I Matter Because ..."

Different categories include Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video, and Choreography/Dance.

More details can be found HERE.
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Ask an Academic Advisor Night 

Thank you for attending the "Ask an Academic Advisor" Night.  For those unfamiliar with the U.S. school system or public high schools,  IH PTSA invited the IHS Counselors to present IHS-specific graduation requirements and information on Oct. 21.   

Click HERE for the PowerPoints (including Chinese and Spanish) and links to videos.  In the future, these will be available on the left side menu under /PTSA Programs & Events/Ask an Advisor.


 Staff & Student Spotlights 

New! We are featuring fun information about our Issaquah High Community. Find out more about our amazing IHS staff and wonderful students!  Our next two spotlights are Karen Kirsch and Josh Delgadillo! 


Presidents' Blog Fall 2020 

View the Presidents' October Newsletter HERE.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 


Calling All Artists! 

Create visual art, photography, literature, film, dance choreography or music composition inspired by this year's theme to be shared with your school community and potentially to advance to the district, state and/or national level.  Details can be found HERE, including the registration form.  Due date is Oct. 30.  


Virtual Coffee with the Principal

This event is one of our most popular!  Principal McCormick is always very gracious in answering all questions.  Guardians of transfer students and 9th graders are especially encouraged to attend on Nov. 5, from 9-10 AM.  Zoom info will be published here, 24 hours before the event.  Sponsored by the New Family Ambassadors. 


ACT/SAT Practice Tests

ACT/SAT Practice Tests via Zoom are now available for Nov. 7 & 14.  More info HERE.  Email ihptsaCCP@gmail.com to request a scholarship.


ParentWiser Headliner: How to Raise Successful Kids without Overparenting 

ParentWiser is thrilled to host an ISD exclusive webinar with national bestselling parenting author Julie Lythcott-Haims on How to Raise Successful Kids without Overparenting, Nov 18th @ 7 PM. As former Dean of Stanford University Student Admissions, she emphasizes the latter teen years and preparing kids for independence. This is a must-see speaker for parents of high schoolers! (Julie is author of "How to Raise an Adult").  Register HERE for the Zoom link.


New to the Area?

We have a group for you!  Sign up to be paired with a New Family Ambassador HERE.   Interested in meeting those new people?  Socials happen yearlong.  Get on the list by contacting IHSNewFamilyConnect@gmail.com.  More info including the calendar HERE. 


New to IHS?  

Check out our webpage for guardians of 9th graders and 10-12 grade transfers, including a list of acronyms!


Attention Future Voters! 

You can register to vote for all future elections starting at age 16.  Don’t miss your opportunity to have your voice heard!  The registration deadline for the upcoming General Election is Monday, October 26, if you register online or by mail.  


Community Service Hours

Students with 100+ community service hours can earn a graduation honor cord (due May 1st, senior year).  See Issaquah High PTSA Community Service for more info.  Submit hours HERE.


Corporate Matching  

Hundreds of local companies offer matching.  There are MANY companies that match, so please see if your company does. Claiming your match takes seconds. We’ve made it as easy for you with links on our corporate matching site  


Do you PTSA? 

By joining the Parent-Teacher-Student Association HERE, you support the Angel Program, Senior Events, School Grants, Community Service, the Reflections Art Program, PTSA ParentWiser, New Family Ambassadors, and more!  You also have access to the online directory and state/national discounts such as FedEx, Great Wolf Lodge, and car rentals.  Are you a staff member?  Join HERE instead. 


Thank you for attending the October PTSA Meeting 

Thank you attending our Evening PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 @ 7 PM. We appreciate both our speakers -- Principal McCormick and Lorna Gilmour, an Equity and Family Partnership Specialist with the Issaquah School District.  Meeting documents are posted on our Meetings page.


Thank you for attending PTSA’s ZOOM COLLEGE WEEK!  

All slides and recordings are accessible through the College & Career Planning button on the left sidebar menu.     


 

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