All Bellevue schools will be open Friday, December 2. All programs will be in operation as regularly scheduled, including nutrition and transportation services.



  • Students are reminded about the following rules for attendance:
    • Sign in if you are late to first or are coming back from an appointment, even if it is passing period.
    • Sign out for any time of day before you leave campus for an appointment.
  • This Wednesday, there will be no school in observation of Veterans Day. Because we won’t have the block days this week, we will be having a seven period day on Thursday.


  • It’s time for the Class of 2016 to nominate the best and most likely. Go to com/ihsseniornoms to nominate your classmates for this year’s senior superlatives.  Nominations close on Friday, November 13th.
  • The yearbook has extended the deadline for Senior pics and quotes until Friday, November 13th.  All seniors received a status update from the yearbook. Email your photos and quotes to Mrs. Bennett at
  • CHESS TEAM – the road to defending the state title starts today.  Be in the library by 3:00 to prepare!
  • Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team for their 4th place finish at State. Luke Beauchamp (12th) and Camila David-Smith (14th) both earned individual awards.

Community Service and Career Opportunities and Scholarships

  • Are you an International student looking to go to college? On Tuesday during both lunches, an international admissions advisor from Bellevue College will be in the Center Center to provide information for all college bound international students.
  • Interested in Studying Abroad or taking a Gap Year? API Abroad will be in the Career Center both lunches on Tuesday to provide information on student travel and study abroad options.
  • The Interlake Junior State of America club will be hosting a voter registration drive TODAY! If you are seventeen or older, you are able to register. Find us in the commons!
  • Seniors – have you had at least one of your parents pass away? You might be eligible for the Jay-Sea Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2014 by Danielle Moser in honor of her parents Greg and Marianne Moser who passed away in 2003. To be considered for this scholarship, please go to the Interlake counseling page on the website and complete the attached application. The deadline for this scholarship is February 25, 2016.
  • Seniors – are you looking for scholarships to help pay for college? The Seattle Swedish Community is offering several scholarships for seniors who attend high school and reside in King County. Swedish ancestry is NOT required. The scholarships range in amount awarded from $1500 to $3500. Finalists will be selected on the following basis: the candidate’s high school record, ACT/SAT score, financial assessment, and leadership and community service. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.

And now for a word from Youth Link:

Lucy:   Hey Interlake! My name is Lucy.

Julia:   My name is Julia.

Iris:      And my name is Iris, and we’re part of the Youth Link organization’s Executive Committee.

Lucy:   As part of Youth Link, we are hosting the annual Kids Care Coat Drive, a 3-month-long coat drive, from November to January, during which schools, community centers, and other organizations collect outerwear for Bellevue community members in need.

Julia:   “Outerwear” includes sweaters, jackets, gloves, hats, pants, scarves, and other warm clothing in wearable condition, old or new. The drive culminates in an event from 5-7p.m. at Crossroads Community Center in January, where families can come choose the outerwear they want.

Iris:      While many of us may have enough to stay warm this winter season, it’s important to remember our Bellevue families who may not be able to do so alone. Let’s give back and collect as much outerwear as we can to support our fellow community members!

Julia:   Collections boxes are located in front of the main office. Please donate as much as you can to support our Bellevue community!

All:      Thank you Interlake! (And have a great day!)

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.