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8th graders' course selection review period
8th graders' course selection review period

Date:
Wed 4/14 - Wed 4/21
Where:
Skyward

April 14-21
You will be provided an opportunity to review the courses you requested in Skyward and be provided a route to make edits to your requests.
ISF auction
ISF auction

Date:
Fri 4/16 - Mon 4/26
Where:
Online

The Issaquah Schools Foundation gives grants to teachers in the Issaquah School District. The auction fundraiser this year is from April 16-26.

Join the auction HERE!

Find out more about ISF HERE.

Join the Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser HERE.
8th graders' course selection review period
8th graders' course selection review period

Date:
Wed 4/14 - Wed 4/21
Where:
Skyward

April 14-21
You will be provided an opportunity to review the courses you requested in Skyward and be provided a route to make edits to your requests.
ISF auction
ISF auction

Date:
Fri 4/16 - Mon 4/26
Where:
Online

The Issaquah Schools Foundation gives grants to teachers in the Issaquah School District. The auction fundraiser this year is from April 16-26.

Join the auction HERE!

Find out more about ISF HERE.

Join the Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser HERE.
8th graders' course selection review period
8th graders' course selection review period

Date:
Wed 4/14 - Wed 4/21
Where:
Skyward

April 14-21
You will be provided an opportunity to review the courses you requested in Skyward and be provided a route to make edits to your requests.
ISF auction
ISF auction

Date:
Fri 4/16 - Mon 4/26
Where:
Online

The Issaquah Schools Foundation gives grants to teachers in the Issaquah School District. The auction fundraiser this year is from April 16-26.

Join the auction HERE!

Find out more about ISF HERE.

Join the Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser HERE.
4:00p CCP Entrepreneur
CCP Entrepreneur

Date:
Wednesday, April 21
Time:
4:00p - 5:15p
Where:
Online

START & GROW A BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT. Sponsored by IH PTSA College and Career Planning.

Featuring Kim Guarino Bulger - Entrepreneur, Consultant, Georgetown University Adjunct Professor

She will provide tips on starting a business or non-profit, as well as share ideas on growing them for students with existing entities.

Registration to come at www.tinyurl.com/ihptsaccpWebinars

Questions? Email ihptsaCCP@gmail.com

7:00p ParentWiser: How to Be an Adult
ParentWiser: How to Be an Adult

Date:
Wednesday, April 21
Time:
7:00p - 8:15p
Where:
Zoom webinar

Julie Lythcott-Haims is returning for a second webinar to share her new book.

Julie offers compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood, as well as inspiration from individuals who have successfully launched their adult lives.

Register HERE.
ISF auction
ISF auction

Date:
Fri 4/16 - Mon 4/26
Where:
Online

The Issaquah Schools Foundation gives grants to teachers in the Issaquah School District. The auction fundraiser this year is from April 16-26.

Join the auction HERE!

Find out more about ISF HERE.

Join the Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser HERE.
9:30a Issaquah PTSA Council Meeting
Issaquah PTSA Council Meeting

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

Issaquah Area PTSA Countil Meeting.

Schedule HERE with documents HERE.
ISF auction
ISF auction

Date:
Fri 4/16 - Mon 4/26
Where:
Online

The Issaquah Schools Foundation gives grants to teachers in the Issaquah School District. The auction fundraiser this year is from April 16-26.

Join the auction HERE!

Find out more about ISF HERE.

Join the Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser HERE.
9:30a PTSA General Membership Meeting
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Date:
Friday, April 23
Time:
9:30a - 11:30a

Everyone is welcome to come! We will hear from Principal McCormick (typically at 10 AM) and an additional guest speaker (10:30 AM). Come and go as you have time.

Business includes voting on the PTSA Board Nominations for the 2021-2022 school year and announcements of the PTSA Golden Acorn Award (volunteer award).

Zoom registration will be posted on the front page of www.issaquahhighptsa.org
12:00p State of Mind Online Conference
State of Mind Online Conference

Date:
Saturday, April 24
Time:
12:00p - 3:30p
Where:
Online

State of Mind 2021 is an online seminar addressing mental health issues affecting youth.

Topics include: How to Help With a Mental Health Crisis, Coping with Toxic Relationships, Different Aspects of Anxiety, Coping with Grief and Trauma, Body Image and Confidence.

Hosted by Issaquah Youth Advisory Board. Supported by Influence the Choice and ISF.

Register HERE

3:00p Deadline for Boosters' Senior Scholarship
Deadline for Boosters' Senior Scholarship

Date:
Saturday, April 24
Time:
3:00p
Where:
Online

Applications for the Booster Club Senior Scholarship are now available.

Please note the deadline is April 24th, 3 PM. No late applications will be accepted.

The application can be found HERE.
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ISF auction
ISF auction

Date:
Fri 4/16 - Mon 4/26
Where:
Online

The Issaquah Schools Foundation gives grants to teachers in the Issaquah School District. The auction fundraiser this year is from April 16-26.

Join the auction HERE!

Find out more about ISF HERE.

Join the Nourish Every Mind Fundraiser HERE.
7:00p ISF - Nourish Every Mind
ISF - Nourish Every Mind

Date:
Thursday, April 29
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p

Issaquah Schools Foundation will be hosting its annual spring fundraiser called Nourish Every Mind on April 29, 2021, at 7 PM.

The online auction will be from April 16-26.

Learn more about ISF HERE!

Register directly HERE.

See the online auction HERE
11:59p Seniors 100+ Community Service Hours Due
Seniors 100+ Community Service Hours Due

Date:
Saturday, May 1
Time:
11:59p
Where:
Online

This optional Graduation Honor Cord is given to Seniors who submit 100+ hours of volunteer service to the PTSA.

Learn more about IH PTSA Community Service, and record hours for Graduation recognition, Click HERE.

To submit hours, click HERE.
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   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 teacher Jen Cerasoli  and students Hawani Harper and Aashika Vishwanath .   


DEADLINE EXTENDED!  PTSA Grants due Friday, 4/23

Need funding for a bright idea to enhance our school?  Staff, parents AND STUDENTS are all welcome to apply for a PTSA grant!   Your final chance to submit a Grant Application for this school year is April 23, 2021.  More info HERE.  Questions?  Contact IHPTSAGrants@gmail.com


Next PTSA General Membership Meeting 

Please attend our next meeting on April 23 @ 9:30 AM where we will elect our 2021-2022 PTSA Board and hear from Principal McCormick (@9:45 AM) and ISD VOICE Mentor Tina Weber (10:15 AM).  Come and go as you have time.  All are welcome!  Register for the Zoom link HERE.


PTSA's College and Career Planning - Registration Now Open

April 21, 2021 (@ 4 PM) - Entrepreneurs - Learn how to start or expand a business or non-profit.  

May 5, 2021 (@ 2 PM) - Essay Writing - Learn how to write a great college application essay.  Over the summer, get feedback on your draft.

More details HERE including the Zoom registration link. 


ParentWiser

Mark your calendars for April 21st at 7pm when bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims returns for another exclusive webinar for Issaquah School District parents and high school students on "Your Turn: How to Be an Adult."  Details here.

Did you miss ParentWisers' last webinar about Study Techniques?  If you are a PTSA member, you can view it for free HERE.   Not a member?  Join HERE.


Senior Celebration Registration
Join the Senior Class of 2021 at Veterans Memorial Park, June 6th, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM, for a Graduation Celebration presented by IH PTSA. We’re planning an afternoon picnic for Seniors. We’ll provide food, entertainment, discounts with Front Street restaurants and businesses, along with fantastic raffle prizes for all registered Seniors! Sign-up by May 1, 2021 for an extra chance to win prizes! Register here.
Questions, email Senior Celebration Committee.


Nominees for the 2021-22 PTSA Board of Directors! 

The 2021 Issaquah High PTSA nominating committee hereby places the following names into nomination.
For the office of:

Co-president: Kim Wilkinson
Co-president: Birgit Aarrestad
Secretary: Tracy Drake
Treasurer: Tara Moe
Assistant treasurer: Kaiyu Yan
Co-vice president programs: Sathya Kannan
Co-vice president programs: Lisa Small
Co-vice president events: Kristen Allen-Bentson
Co-vice president events: Natasha De Los Reyes
Co-vice president communications: Tracie Jones
Co-vice president communications: Emily Arteche
Co-vice president hospitality: Laura Schmidt
Co-vice president hospitality: Kendra Gallaugher
Co-vice president outreach: Karissa Mobilia
Co-vice president outreach: Chanju Lee 

Respectfully submitted,
Blyth Claeys, Karissa Mobilia, Tracy Drake 


Senior Parents!

Follow the new IHS Senior Parents Facebook Page HERE .

Did you miss the Zoom meeting on March 17 with details on graduation and senior celebrations?  You can watch the 40-minute recording HERE ,


Creative, Organized, or Tech Savvy?  Looking for a Senior Farewell team!

The ONLINE Senior Farewell event is a celebration of our seniors and includes performances, speeches, and short question-and-answer memories of our seniors. We need a team of parents/co-chairs willing to advertise auditions, collect virtual performances and speeches, and stitch them into a pre-recorded virtual celebration. We really want to keep this special event, but cannot do it without your help.   

Please contact Betzy at betzyjones@gmail.com or Cynthia at cynthia.lydum@conferencedirect.com for more information. Thank you for considering being part of the team to celebrate our kids!


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 an optional graduation honor cord (due May 1st, senior year).  See Issaquah High PTSA Community Service for more info.  Submit hours 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. 

You can also donate here directly or use AmazonSmiles. IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are100% tax-deductible as allowed by the law.

Please also join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Questions? Contact Us


Corporate Matching   

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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