Congratulations to Marilee Bosshart, Assistant Principal at Beaver Lake Middle School, who was recently named King County South Region Assistant Principal of the Year for 2014-2015.
Steven Rabb, Association of Washington Middle Level Principals President shared, “The contributions you have made to your school, your students, and to your community are noteworthy and deserving of recognition. The responsibilities of assistant principals are many and significant, but too often go unrecognized.”
In her nomination letter, Principal Stacy Cho shared, “Marilee is an outstanding, dedicated, passionate, organized, and thoughtful Assistant Principal. Safety is her top priority. Marilee formed a safety committee with teachers, office staff, EAs and students that reviewed concerns and current practices. Marilee partnered with our PTSA to create emergency backpacks and shelter in place buckets for each classroom. She also secured two additional emergency containers. Marilee created cheat sheets for our staff to follow in case of an emergency. She had laminated signs posted on every classroom window so emergency personnel could quickly identify rooms from the outside.
Marilee supports our belief that Beaver Lake Middle School has a place for everyone. Marilee partners with our ASB advisors and spends time in the leadership class helping develop student leaders. She brings the student voice to staff conversations.
Marilee educates first when disciplining. Marilee believes in partnering with families and makes it a priority to call home. She encourages teachers to call parents if there is a concern.
Marilee supports our students that have aversion plans and she has been called to help deescalate a student. Marilee also works with students with school avoidance or severe anxiety.
Marilee is a strong instructional leader, supporting our teachers and guiding them through the new evaluation process. She asks thoughtful questions and holds students and staff accountable for their behaviors. Marilee brought a plethora of experiences and information from her previous district experience which she has put to full use at Beaver Lake by creating a new school wide intervention during school to support our students with the skill but not the will.”
Congratulations to Skyline High School students Steven Muhlestein and Daniel Christensen, whose project took first place in the Engineering category of the Senior Division (Grades 9-12) at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. The fair was held in Bremerton featuring more than 675 student projects.
On Earth Day, April 22, schools throughout the Issaquah School District competed in challenge known as Waste Free Wednesday. During each lunch period, students were encouraged to reduce waste, support building green teams, and increase awareness through sustainable activities. Green Team and Waste Watchers also collected garbage, compost, and recycling. The collected waste was weighed and the data recorded. Once the results are in, one elementary school and one middle or high school with the lowest waste will be awarded a repurposed clock made from recycled materials.
Pictured from left to right: Beaver Lake Middle School, Creekside Elementary School, Sunny Hills Elementary School, and Beaver Lake Middle School.
Beaver Lake Middle School Seventh Grader, Erin Park, recently published her second book called “The Golden Dawn”. It’s a fantasy book with plenty of action, danger, magical creatures, and good friendships. This is the second book in Erin’s Magic of the Elements series; the first book is called “The Academy”.
Congratulations to Liberty High School student Ashton Herrild, who recently won the National YoungArts Awards Foundation (YoungArts) award for the Cinemagraphic Arts category. Ashton is an avid filmmaker and was surprised and delighted by this award.
YoungArts was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts and raise appreciation for the arts in American society. Each year, applicants in grades 10-12 are encouraged to apply for prestigious scholarships and awards. This year approximately 1800 students applied and 800 winners from various categories were selected.
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