Maywood Middle School teacher heads to sea

June 9, 2013

NEW — 10:30 a.m. June 9, 2013

The last time Maywood Middle School science teacher Marla Crouch traveled Alaskan waters, she was on a cruise ship. She headed north once again June 8, but this time she will be living aboard a different vessel.

Crouch joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Teacher at Sea program, allowing her to spend about three weeks aboard the Oscar Dyson, where she will study Pollock, a type of fish, alongside NOAA scientists.

“Just living and working with these scientists, I expect to get a great deal of information I can share with my students when I return,” she said.

Crouch will assist the crew as it completes a survey of the Alaskan Pollock. The Pollock, a member of the cod family, is the most valuable fish crop in the world. Products made from the fish were valued at $1 billion in 2010, she said. Read more

Newcastle Elementary, Maywood Middle schools seek members for site councils

May 10, 2011

NEW — 3:15 p.m. May 10, 2011

Newcastle Elementary School and Maywood Middle School are seeking members for their respective site councils for the 2011-2012 school year.

Site councils — which consist of parents, staff members and occasionally students —advise school principals on how to advance student learning. The councils focus on using “strong shared planning, communications and problem-solving,” according to the Issaquah School District’s website.

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Missing Maywood Middle School student found

November 3, 2010

NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 2010

Missing Maywood Middle School School student Riley Bunch returned home Oct 26.

The parents and friends of the missing girl posted fliers and took to Facebook to ask community members to help bring her home.

“Thanks to the thousands of you for making her pic your profile pic, for posting flyers, for forwarding emails and so on,” family members wrote in a Facebook posting.

Her parents believe Riley, 12, ran away from her Renton Highlands home Monday. The family said Riley did not get on her school bus or attend school. The school notified them Riley did not attend.

Maywood Middle School evacuated after power outage, smoke

September 3, 2010

NEW — 11:10 a.m. Sept. 3, 2010

Maywood Middle School students had an unexpected evacuation Friday morning.

At about 9 a.m., the school’s power went out. Shortly after, students and staff members reported smelling smoke and immediately evacuated the building, according to an e-mail Principal Jason Morse sent to parents.

King County Fire District 25 responded to the emergency call and found a faulty motor in the heating and cooling system had burned out because of the power outage. Firefighters evaluated the motor and allowed students and staff members to re-enter the building at about 10 a.m.

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Maywood Middle School students take ‘learning by doing’ to heart

July 1, 2010

School hosts 14th annual massive capture-the-flag contests in spirit of the Civil War

Intermittent heavy rain made the field slick, sending students slipping, sliding and occasionally falling. By Tim Pfarr

Students who go through eighth grade at Maywood Middle School are in for a treat at the end of the school year. Every spring, the school’s eighth-grade humanities teachers band together to hold colossal capture-the-flag competitions to cap off their classes’ studies of the Civil War.

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Regional program helps bring ‘Wonka Jr.’ to Maywood Middle School

April 2, 2010

Rehearsing a scene from Maywood Middle School’s production of ‘Wonka Jr.’ are (from left) Sydney Hopper, Ashton Herrild, Malindi Williams, Ari Whittles, Mikayla Nudelman, KJ Winegar and Olivia George. By Tim Pfarr

Maywood Middle School has teamed up with the Mercer-Island-based theater group Youth Theatre Northwest to produce “Wonka Jr.” for the school’s annual musical.

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Maywood Middle School gears up for expansion

February 4, 2010

Maywood Middle School is gearing up for its remodel and expansion, although the project is still in the design phase. Read more

New principal at Maywood Middle School

September 3, 2008




The Issaquah School District made some changes in the weeks leading up to the start of school Sept. 3.
Patrick Murphy, principal at Maywood Middle School, left his position to take an administrative post at the district level. Read more

Committee approves $518 million bond proposal for Issaquah schools

June 4, 2015

A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.

At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.

The final item to be added to the proposal is a big one: $120 million for a fourth comprehensive high school. The school would likely be built for a core population of 1,500 – smaller than Skyline and Issaquah high schools, but bigger than Liberty, which finished an expansion and modernization project last year.

Another $148.5 million would go toward building a new middle school and two new elementary schools. That would give the district a total of six middle schools and 17 elementary schools. Read more

Maywood places second at Rubik’s Cube competition

July 2, 2014

Maywood Middle School took second place at the local “You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube” competition June 7 at Mill Creek Elementary School.

Seven Maywood students, plus one from a Marysville school to round out the team, combined to solve the cube faster than all but one team.

Contributed Maywood Middle School team members (from left) Ben Royce, Cameron Chadd, Andrew Chappelle, Shelby Reese, Matt Barta, Will Slaton, Spencer Slaton and Davan Hwang are whizzes with the Rubik’s Cube, taking second place at the 2014 ‘You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube’ competition June 7.

Maywood Middle School team members (from left) Ben Royce, Cameron Chadd, Andrew Chappelle, Shelby Reese, Matt Barta, Will Slaton, Spencer Slaton and Davan Hwang are whizzes with the Rubik’s Cube, taking second place at the 2014 ‘You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube’ competition June 7.

“Solving the cube requires a great deal of mathematical patterning and problem solving,” Maywood teacher Ron Ciraulo said. “Solving them quickly requires combining all those skills with physical dexterity and focused attention.”

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