women's basketball players on court with masks on, players jersey read "redhawks"

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

Eagle Scout

Sammamish Student Becomes Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Sammamish junior Brennan Weber on earning his Eagle Scout.  To accomplish this Weber put in hundreds of volunteer hours, earned 28 merit badges,  held a number of leadership positions with his troop and advanced in ranks several times, along with completing his Eagle Scout project: rebuilding benches, a dumpster enclosure and fire pit at his church, Pilgrim Lutheran, in Bellevue.  Read More