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Mascot Change Evokes Mixed Emotions for Sammamish Staff, Students and Alumni

Sammamish High School administration embraced the April 26, 2021 state law, HB 1356, “prohibiting the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as school mascots” and moved quickly to include the students and community in the deciding on a new mascot. Student leaders along with the student body overcame mixed emotions about the change, and the student body voted for the “Red Hawks” to start this school year after 62 years as the “Totems.” Read More

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Tyee Students Get Hands-on Cybersecurity Experience and Coaching

Tyee Middle School students are getting hands-on cybersecurity experience and coaching thanks to former students and current Interlake Cybersecurity team members. About 40 Tyee students have been coming together as part of teacher James Burke’s STEM Club to learn about cybersecurity – from cryptography to coding, web exploitation and more.Read More

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Recess Gets a Boost from Donors

In the spring of 2019, six Cherry Crest students decided to “make recess better” and launched a plan to raise funds for the school. Selling donuts door to door, the students donated nearly $500 to the elementary school. After surveying their classmates, the consensus improvement was to add Gaga Ball pits for students to use during recess.Read More