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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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Daylight Savings End
Daylight Savings End

Date:
Sunday, November 1

Spring forward; fall back.

Move your clocks back one hour.
10:00p Senior Yearbook Ad (Early bird Deadline)
Senior Yearbook Ad (Early bird Deadline)

Date:
Monday, November 2
Time:
10:00p
Where:
Online

Sales open on Sept. 15 for Senior Yearbook Ads.

Early bird rate ends Nov. 2, 2020, at 10 PM promptly.

Regular rate ends Jan. 8, 2021, at 10 PM promptly.

Details are HERE

Flier with prices are HERE.

Ads are available for purchase HERE

11:59p Senior (Yearbook) Portraits Due
Senior (Yearbook) Portraits Due

Date:
Monday, November 2
Time:
11:59p
Where:
Online

Senior Yearbook Portraits are due November 2, 2020, at 11:59 PM.

JPEG files ONLY; name them with your last name_first name.

Full details including upload instructions are HERE.
ELECTION DAY! VOTE!
ELECTION DAY! VOTE!

Date:
Tuesday, November 3

Please vote!

Cast your vote by 8pm on Tuesday, November 3. For a list of ballot drop box locations, click HERE or you can link to this document HERE if you prefer.
10:30a IH PTSA Board Meeting
IH PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, November 4
Time:
10:30a - 12:30p
Where:
Zoom online

Meeting for the IH PTSA Board of Directors.

Questions? Contact issaquahhighptsa@gmail.com .

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

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

Half-hour Virtual College Visits:

10:30 AM Miami University - Oxford
11:30 AM Hofstra University
12:30 PM University of Toronto
1:30 PM University of Connecticut
2:30 PM Gonzaga University
3:30 PM Linfield University

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
9:00a New Family Ambassadors: Coffee with the Principal
New Family Ambassadors: Coffee with the Principal

Date:
Thursday, November 5
Time:
9:00a - 10:00a
Where:
Zoom online

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

What: Coffee with Principal Andrea McCormick

When: 9 AM to 10 AM

Where: Zoom

Why: To meet the principal and ask questions

Click HERE for more info on the New Family Ambassador Program and Zoom info.
Practice Test - ACT
Practice Test - ACT

Date:
Saturday, November 7
Where:
Zoom online

Practice ACT Test. Cost $25. Email ihptsaCCP@gmail.com to request a scholarship.

Registration closes at 4 PM, the Wednesday before the test.

More info HERE

Register HERE.
10:00a Leadership Training for 7-9th graders
Leadership Training for 7-9th graders

Date:
Saturday, November 7
Time:
10:00a - 11:30a
Where:
Zoom online

Are you in 7-9th grade? Want to make a difference?

Influence the Choice is sponsoring a Leadership Training Conference called "Power of Me, Power of We" on Nov 7 (10-11:30 AM) and 10 (5:30-7 PM), specifically for 7-9th graders.

More info HERE.

Nov 7 Eventbrite registration HERE

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 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' October Newsletter

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 Reflections 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.  Parents and 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.


Next PTSA General Membership Meeting

Join us Friday, Nov. 13 (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM), for our PTSA General Membership Meeting where we will hear from Principal McCormick and guest speaker Sara Torelli, IHS Mental Health Counselor.  Come and go as you have time.  Zoom info will be published here, 24 hours in advance.


Visit the IHS College & Career Center virtually!

Join us on Nov. 17 @ 6 PM and learn more about this hidden gem of IHS.  Find out about upcoming college visits, career opportunities, high school and beyond programs, as well as the highly coveted SCHOLARSHIPS!!! This is a must-attend event, especially if you have a junior or senior!

Zoom info will be published on this page 24 hours before the event.  Sponsored by PTSA's New Family Ambassadors. Open to all. 


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. 18 @ 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!


VOTE! 

The General Election is approaching.  Cast your vote by 8 PM on Tuesday, Nov 3.  For a list of ballot drop box locations, use this interactive map or this document


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.     


Thank you for attending PTSA's "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.


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