Students at Challenger Elementary were treated to a special assembly upon returning from break to kick off 2017. The King County Green Team put on a special performance to help students learn how to reduce their waste by properly recycling and composting. In the play students visited Camp Greenie on the last day of camp and sat through a fun, interactive review of all the cool ways campers learned to be green.
Multiple students were able to participate in this interactive play as the actors ran though skits about not purchasing in excess, how to tell the difference between trash and compost, and the importance of using re-usable containers for their lunches. At the end of the production the whole group participated in sorting out all the trash from camp into the appropriate bins.
Challenger will be putting the knowledge they gained at Camp Greenie to good use starting next Wednesday. Continuing their efforts as a level 3 Green School students will participate in Waste Free Wednesdays through the end of the year.
On December 10, Issaquah High School sent 35 students on 12 teams to the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association (PSCSTA) winter Programming Contest. Middle and High School students, in teams of 1-3 people, were given 3 hours to solve as many programming problems as they could. Teams were able to use only one computer device, and were unable to use phones, tablets, or calculators during the contest. Accessing the internet was also prohibited. Teams were able to use the programming language of their choice (including but not limited to C++, C#, Java Perl, Python, Racket, and Whitespace).
One of Issaquah High’s teams, composed of Kay Lin, Zach Marucheck, and Yu-Ming Tsang, correctly solved 7 problems to take 3rd places out of 68 teams in the Novice division. Congratulations, Eagles!