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

Date:
Wednesday, December 2
Time:
10:30a - 4:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Half-hour Virtual College Visits:

10:30 AM Pacific Northwest College of Art
11:30 AM U. of Tennessee - Knoxville
12:30 PM
1:30 PM Illinois Institute of Technology
2:30 PM U. of Victoria
3:30 PM Pacific Lutheran U.

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
3:30p IHS FAFSA/WASFA Virtual Workshop
IHS FAFSA/WASFA Virtual Workshop

Date:
Thursday, December 3
Time:
3:30p - 5:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Sponsored by IHS College and Career Center

Do you need assistance filing for financial aid?

The College & Career Center is partnering with college financial aid experts to help you take the first steps to funding your post-secondary goals. This is a working event. Please bring materials to the workshop (as listed on sign-up).

Sign up for link HERE

7:00p Liberty HS: Coping with Sudden and Traumatic Loss
Liberty HS: Coping with Sudden and Traumatic Loss

Date:
Thursday, December 3
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Liberty HS Presents:

Coping with Sudden and Traumatic Loss
By Laura Takacs, LICSW, MPH (Virginia Mason Grief Services)

Many of us have experienced, and are continuing to experience, losses during this difficult time. Come learn about what grief can look like, how to cope with sudden and traumatic losses, coping during COVID19 and more.

Students and parents are both strongly encouraged to attend.

New Zoom link
2:00p IHS FAFSA/WASFA Virtual Workshop
IHS FAFSA/WASFA Virtual Workshop

Date:
Friday, December 4
Time:
2:00p - 3:30p
Where:
Zoom online

Do you need assistance filing for financial aid?

The IHS College & Career Center is partnering with college financial aid experts to help you take the first steps to funding your post-secondary goals. This is a working event. Please bring materials to the workshop (as listed on sign-up).

Sign up for link HERE

Sponsored by IHS College and Career Center
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6:30p ISD - Understanding US Public School System
ISD - Understanding US Public School System

Date:
Tuesday, December 8
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Zoom online

What: ISD-sponsored Parent information night - Understanding the US Public school system for Middle and High School Parents

When: December (Dec 3 Middle and Dec 8 High) 6:30 pm

Who: Target audience – culturally and linguistically diverse parents or new parents to the district

Register for Zoom HERE
10:30a New Family Ambassador: Trip to Molbaks
New Family Ambassador: Trip to Molbaks

Date:
Wednesday, December 9
Time:
10:30a - 2:00p
Where:
Molbaks Nursery

Who: Families new to the district or those who would like to meet those families

What: Trip to Molbaks' Nursery

When: 10:30 AM to 2 PM

Where: Contact IHSNewFamilyConnect@gmail.com for meeting location

Why: To connect with other IHS families

Click HERE for more info on the New Family Ambassador Program.

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

Date:
Wednesday, December 9
Time:
10:30a - 4:00p
Where:
Zoom online

Half-hour Virtual College Visits:

10:30 AM Fordham U.
11:30 AM U. of Portland
12:30 PM Carroll College Montana
1:30 PM Colorado State University - Fort Collins
2:30 PM Montana State
3:30 PM Portland State U.

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

6:00p ISD School Board Meeting
ISD School Board Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, December 9
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Zoom

ISD School Board Meeting (Wednesday, 12/9/2020).

Regularly scheduled ISD School Board meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Agenda and videos are also available on the same page.

These meetings are open to the public.

More info about the role of the school board can be found HERE.

7:00p ParentWiser: Challenging Behavior
ParentWiser: Challenging Behavior

Date:
Wednesday, December 9
Time:
7:00p - 8:15p
Where:
Zoom webinar

Are you trying to parent through tantrums and unpredictable behavior? What about aggressiveness?

Dr. Mona Delahooke will share neuroscience-based tools and strategies to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships.

Register HERE.
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We sincerely apologize to the attendees at one of our PTSA events for the Zoom bombing. We are taking this computer trespass very seriously and have consulted with school administrators and local law enforcement. As an immediate result, we are making the following changes:  instituting a Zoom waiting room, not allowing attendees to change their names, and not allowing attendees to unmute themselves (they will have to ask the host). We already do not allow screen sharing and annotation by attendees.  We will continue to discuss our security options internally.  As a PTSA, we want our areas to be safe places while making our events as accessible as possible.

The Issaquah High PTSA supports the positive, inclusive, and welcoming environment at Issaquah High School. We stand against racism, sexism and all other forms of bigotry and intolerance. 

Sara Torelli, the IHS Mental Health Counselor, has suggested this article.

Help Guide: Emotional and Psychological Trauma (PDF)

The Issaquah School District has provided the following resources for dealing with hate. 

ISD Resources for Teaching Tolerance

Dear Educators: Responding to Students Using the N-Word

ISD Racial Trauma Resources


Thank you IHS College & Career Center

Thank you to Karen Stevens from the College and Career Center who walked parents through the CCC website on Nov. 17.   Jen Schwarz from IHS Counseling also created this 11-minute overview of the CCC website .   You may always explore the CCC website on your own at https://sites.google.com/site/issaquahhsccc or contact Karen at stevensk@issaquah.wednet.edu .  


ParentWiser Event, Dec. 9 @ 7 PM 

Are you trying to parent through tantrums and unpredictable behavior?  What about aggressiveness?  Dr. Mona Delahooke will share neuroscience-based tools and strategies to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. 

Join ParentWiser as they host Beyond Behavior: Understand and Solve your Students' Behavioral Challenges on Dec. 9 (7:00 PM to 8:15 PM)

Register at https://www.parentwiser.org/events .    


Did you miss the last ParentWiser event? 

The webinar with Julie Lythcott-Haims (How to Raise Successful Kids without Overparenting) is now available on ParentWiser's website, https://www.parentwiser.org/watch-online.  
 
On the same page, you'll find links to Julie's books, referenced material, four parenting tips from her site, her TED Talk and ways to connect.  Free for PTSA members.  Not a member yet?  Join HERE
 


   Staff & Student Spotlights  

We are featuring fun information about our Issaquah High Community. Find out more about our amazing IHS staff and wonderful students!  Our next spotlights are teachers Jacob Blaskie, Vale Crain, and Patrick Holen.  Student spotlights are Eli McCalmontLeila Rao and Alex Benis !


Presidents' Fall Newsletter  

View the Presidents' Fall Newsletter HERE.  Be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. 



Thank you to our Angel Program supporters! 

With your help, the PTSA was able to purchase coats, shoes, hats, gloves, and toiletries for students.  Thanks also to our chairs, Karissa Mobilia and Julie Gamble! 

Students needing assistance may contact the IHS Attendance Secretary, Lisa Hollingsworth at hollingsworthl@issaquah.wednet.edu.  To learn more about the Angel Program, click HERE. 


Thank you for attending the Nov. PTSA GMM 

The Nov. 13 recordings and meeting documents (including slides) can be found HERE.   You may also view the videos of Principal McCormick and Teen Health Counselor Sara Torelli.  



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!


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  


WA State PTA Legislative Assembly

The Washington State PTA has set its top 5 priorities for the next two years.  View them HERE.  Thank you to Sathya Kannan, Wendy Cummins, Kim Wilkinson, and Wendy Marucheck for attending from IH PTSA. 


National PTA News 

The Issaquah High PTSA aligns with the National PTA.  Please see the National PTA's statement of Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity HERE


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. 


 

Quick Links: IHS Website.  IHS COVID Bell Schedule.  ISD Family Access.  IHS Booster Club.  Issaquah Schools Foundation.  ParentWiser.  ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships.  My School Bucks-Lunch Program.  ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application.  Senior ScholarshipsCommunity Service Hours


Support the IH PTSA: Join the IH PTSA, Pass the Hat,  Donate Here, AmazonSmiles. IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are100% tax-deductible. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Questions? Contact Us