April 26, 2013
NEW — 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2013
Seattle’s lush greenery may lend itself to its Emerald City nickname, but fans of Dorothy, and her little dog too, know that the true Emerald City is a magnificent metropolis inhabited by a powerful wizard, situated at the end of a yellow brick road.
Audiences young and old are invited to take that long, winding journey from Kansas to Oz with the Liberty High School Patriot Players, as they break in the school’s new theater with a musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” Read more
April 12, 2013
NEW — 12:40 p.m. April 12, 2013
Liberty High School freshman Tania Nambo-Escobar could literally talk for hours about the history of Che Guevara.
“I love presenting about Che Guevara in general,” she said. “Ask me a question and, whether you like it or not, I will give you a full speech about it.”
Nambo-Escobar knows a lot about the subject, after she spent months researching and putting together an exhibit to enter into the local History Day competition.
At the end of March, Nambo-Escobar and a handful of her classmates took their projects to the regional competition at Green River Community College. Eight student projects did well enough to advance to the state contest held at Bellevue College in May. Read more
April 11, 2013
Katie Nicole Tinnea, 30, of Snoqualmie, passed away peacefully April 4, 2013, after courageously fighting cancer for two years.
She is survived and will be missed by her husband Ryan, daughter Kennedy, parents Tony and Jocelyn Aldridge, and many extended family members and friends. Read more
April 4, 2013
Friends of Renton Schools raise money to support programs
Every day during fifth period, 86 Hazen High School students sit in a crowded music room, arranged neatly in rows, with an almost equal population of boys and girls.
April 4, 2013
Paul Neville has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He has dined with foreign dignitaries and spoken in front of captive crowds.
His audience on March 11, though, was a class full of students, in a building that Neville holds dear to his heart.
Almost 20 years after he graduated from Liberty High School, Neville returned to his alma mater to talk about his experience working as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State.
April 4, 2013
Cooper Antin, a freshman at Liberty High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the capitol in Olympia. Antin was sponsored by Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island).
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to get firsthand experience working in the Legislature. Pages get a variety of experiences in their weeklong stay in Olympia, including running errands, delivering mail and paging in the Senate Chamber. Pages are also taught about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process.
April 4, 2013
Editor’s note: Photos for Jessica Pickering, Emma Welch, Paige Smith and Ian Acheznick were lost in a March 25 break-in of The Issaquah Press building and theft of company computers.
Dale Schrock, a senior at Hazen High School, was selected as a Renton Rotary Club Youth of the Month for March.
He maintains a 3.9 grade point average and has been involved in National Honor Society, choir and class office. He also played for the baseball and football teams.
Schrock has received a scholar athlete honor, an Advanced Placement Scholar Award and the Presidential Academic Achievement Award.
April 2, 2013
NEW — 3:30 p.m. April 2, 2013
The State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction awarded two Washington Achievement Awards to Hazen High School: One for its overall excellence, and one for being a top performer in the field of mathematics.
This is the fourth year in a row that Hazen High School has received a Washington Achievement Award.
A total of 381 state schools received Washington Achievement Awards. The award-winning schools will be honored during an award ceremony on April 30 at Kentwood High School in Covington.
Learn more about the Washington Achievement Awards here.
March 21, 2013
NEW — 4:05 p.m. March 21, 2013
There are only three candidates left in the Renton School District’s search for a new superintendent.
Merri Rieger, Crystalee Sweeting and Flip Herndon emerged as the top three candidates to succeed Mary Alice Heuschel.
Rieger is currently the chief student achievement officer with the Kent School District; Sweeting is an assistant superintendent with the Puyallup School District; and Herndon is the superintendent of the Bremerton School District. Read more
March 19, 2013
NEW — 10:45 a.m. March 19, 2013
The Friends of Renton Schools are on a mission to raise $50,000 for Renton School District music programs in the month of March. The goal is to strengthen music programs in the district and make those programs accessible to as many students as possible. Read more