Local schools win Academic Achievement Awards

April 17, 2014

NEW — 10:30 a.m. April 17, 2014

The Issaquah School District announced that 10 of its schools received Washington Academic Achievement Awards, the top honor for schools in the state.

Apollo Elementary School, Newcastle Elementary School and Liberty High School were among the winners.

“We are overjoyed that 10 of our schools are receiving this recognition,” Superintendent Ron Thiele said in a statement. “It is a testament to our district’s commitment to excellence and evidence of the effort our teachers and administrators put in every single day to assure our students are achieving at the highest level possible.”

Apollo received special recognition in reading; Newcastle was honored for overall excellence and special recognition in reading; and Liberty earned the honor for high progress.

Newcastle celebrates Earth Day, Easter this weekend

April 17, 2014

NEW — 9 a.m. April 17, 2014

Josephine Yen, 12, of Bellevue, looks and listens as a male Pacific tree frog fills its vocalizing sack at the 2013 Newcastle Earth Day event.  By Greg Farrar

Josephine Yen, 12, of Bellevue, looks and listens as a male Pacific tree frog fills its vocalizing sack at the 2013 Newcastle Earth Day event.
By Greg Farrar

Earth Day is officially April 22, but Newcastle will celebrate the green holiday April 19 with its sixth annual community festival. Read more