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Spotlight on Success: June 2019

Issaquah Schools Foundation


YOU are the KEY to Student Success!  Click the picture below to see our inspiring video presented at the 2019 Nourish Every Mind events!


Click HERE to see the pictures from the Nourish Every Mind events and a big THANK YOU to our Corporate Sponsors!


Congratulations ISD Seniors!


Congratulations to all graduating ISD Seniors! 

Gibson Ek Seniors graduate June 12. Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline High School Seniors graduate June 13. 

Seniors, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!


Pacific Learning Academy Supports the Foundation


Thank you to Kirsten O'Malley, owner of Pacific Learning Academy for continuing to support the Issaquah Schools Foundation and the After School Homework Labs program.  

We appreciate all you do for Issaquah School District students!


Dining for Kids - Thank YOU for a Great Year!


Thanks to all the amazing restaurants who participated in Dining for Kids this school year! Levitate Gastropub, Tutta Bella, Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria, Ohana Eastside, Tanoor, Zeeks Pizza Issaquah, Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, Agave Cocina, The RAM Issaquah

Dining for Kids will be off for the summer, but we will see you in September. Come celebrate the first day of school with us on Wednesday, September 4th!


VOICE Mentor Program wins WASA Award!


The Issaquah Schools Foundation's VOICE Mentor Program received this year's Community Leadership Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators. 

The award goes to community groups or individuals that make outstanding contributions to education and VOICE's contribution has, indeed, been outstanding. The program pairs volunteer adult mentors with ISD students for an hour each week throughout the school year to work on social skills, goals, academics or other student needs. The program has grown to 350 volunteers supporting 465 students at all grade levels. 

Interested in becoming a volunteer VOICE mentor? Learn more HERE!


Program Spotlight: IHS Sports Medicine Group


The Issaquah High School Sports Medicine Group, sponsored by Foundation grants, recently competed in the state competition and prevailed!

The WA State competition is the first high school sports medicine competition in the nation and is known for being difficult and diverse. Disciplines include General Sports Medicine Tests, Practical Skill Specialists, Medical Term Specialists, Anatomy and Physiology Specialists, Emergency Responder Specialists, Exercise Physiology, Med School Interview, Quiz Bowls and a new competition called Anatomage, which uses a six-foot-long interactive cadaver table for the students to identify anatomy structures. 

At this year's conference, 900 students competed from 52 different schools. For the SEVENTH year in a row, the IHS team won the entire competition and are the WCTSMA State Champions!

IHS had six students in the top 12 overall. All 20 team members were in the top 10 percent of competitors. By winning this competition, IHS qualified to once again compete in the Sports Medicine National Championships. 

Congratulations to all the students and teachers in the IHS Sports Med Group!


Tools for School - Donations Needed!




Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial assistance.

To better serve our students and volunteers, we are asking for donations of the packaged supply kits only (no loose school supplies please). 

Donations of new, empty backpacks are welcome. They can be donated via the Supply All Kids site (see below)or purchased and dropped off at Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank or Issaquah Schools Foundation office. Thank you for supporting students in our community!

You can help by donating a school supply kit, backpack or both at: supplyallkids.com/#/donate/isf 


Does your child need a backpack or school supplies for next school year?



Tools4School is here to help! A partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Tools4School provides new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial assistance.

Register to receive a backpack and supplies: isfdn.org/tools-for-school-registration

Pick-up Location: Clark Elementary School, 335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah

Time: Monday, August 12, 3-8 p.m.

If you are registered and are unable to pick up your backpack on this date, backpacks will be available at your child's school by August 26. To receive your backpack at the school, please mention the Tools4School Program.

If you experience any challenges picking up your backpack at your school, please contact us at info@isfdn.org or 425-391-8557.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities - Cultural Bridges


Do you love books? Do you like helping kids? Want to do something to help your community this summer? 

Then, this volunteer opportunity at the Summer Bilingual Book Club is for you! 

* You will receive reading-buddy training on how to promote comprehension, fluency and a love of reading in younger kids.

* You will then be paired with an elementary school student during five weekly reading buddy sessions. We will need a few volunteers to work with younger preschool-age children as well.

 This program is made possible thanks to the partnership of the Issaquah School District, the King County Library System and the Issaquah Schools Foundation.




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