Category Archives: Announcements

Cross Country Team Awards Night

Please join the coaching staff in celebrating this year's cross country team during Awards Night at 7PM on Tuesday, November 5th.

Munch and Mingle to follow in the Commons...stay tuned!

Issaquah High Booster Club

XC and Track Parents JOIN NOW IHS boosters to help support our team and all other activities (clubs, sports etc.)

Athletes may also find spirit gear options on their home page.

Boosters Home Page

 

Get your Spirit wear!

HS Cross Country spirit wear is now available for online purchasing.

  • Nike gear is available for purchase until Thursday, Sept 5 @ 11:59 pm
  • non-Nike gear is available for purchase until Sept 15 @ 11:59 pm

Click here to order spirit wear

The open weight room session on October 20th has been cancelled.

The weight room will be available this Saturday (10/13), and all Saturdays after Oct 20th, until November 10th, from 11:00-1:00. We are looking at extending these sessions beyond Nov 10th. Please make note of the dates listed below, and keep watching the blog for updates. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Cross Country Begins August 26th, 2019 at 9am

Please register online, pay all fees and turn in all forms to Ms. Couty by Friday, August 23rd. A current physical is also required. Bring your receipt from Ms. Couty and give to Gwen on your first day of practice. You are then good to go! Report to the Auxiliary Gym.  Wear proper running shoes and comfortable workout clothes as you will run a workout on the first day. Practice will take place from 9-11am August 26th-30th. We move to a schedule of 3:30-5:30 on Tuesday, September 3rd for the remainder of the season. Once school starts, Wednesday practices begin at 4pm and end at approximately 5:30.

Online registration info:
The athletic registration process for the 2019-2020 school year requires you to register online AND submit documents in person to the Bookkeeper and the Athletic Secretary. Online registration for Fall Sports will be available starting August 1st. From August 12th-23rd, during the hours of 8am-2pm the Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary will accept the required documents to complete the Athletic Registration process. All forms must be turned in by August 23rd. Forms will NOT be accepted on Monday August, 26th. 

Reminder: There are ten turnouts required prior to being eligible to compete in the first regular season meet on September 17th. A 2 mile Class Race Jamboree is scheduled for September 11th. Eight turnouts are required to be eligible to compete in this Jamboree. After that meet, all remaining meets require ten turnouts to be eligible.

To view our meet schedule (tentative) please go to cross country at Issaquah High School on athletic.net

Your coaches are excited to see all of you on August 26th and look forward to an amazing season!

Last 9 hours! Donate now

Hello Eagles Track Athletes & Parents!

We have 9 hours left to RAISE THE BAR! Please help us get closer or hit our goal!! Donate now, please!

Did your athlete enjoy the season? Did you enjoy the banquet last night? Isn’t it amazing to be part of such a successful Track and Field program? Last night we learned about some special athletes that had “can-do” attitudes, great confidence to be leaders, and a couple athletes that are ranked in the top 2!!! of the United States in their events. We also learned that 67% of the team are scholar athletes (that means they have a >3.5 GPA) and we were blown away by the amazing 36 seniors and what their plans are for the future!

The way this happens beyond their talent and hard work,  is with your continued support of the program. Please donate to our efforts to run this first class, quality Track & Field program.

The funds we raise this year will be used towards the purchase of a new pole vaulting pit. A quality pit costs about $20K – $26K. We will likely have to get multiple sources to help fund this as it is a big expenditure for the team. In addition to this big expenditure we also have other expenses throughout the season such as other equipment for shot, javelin and discus, the FAT (fully automatic timing system), high jump/long jump elevated platform, hurdles and invitational fees.

 

 

 

Fundraiser

 

Hey Athletes,
Remember to be add your emails to your fundraising account and share your page with parents, family, and friends! Learn how to here. (NOTE: in order for you to get credit your donor HAS to HAVE your “shared” link)

Donate through FanAngel:

Fans, friends, families you can donate directly at our FanAngel Site. (NOTE: if you want to give credit to an athlete they HAVE to share their link with you)

If you would like to donate through Boosters:

Direct donations through Booster are only for Booster members. Become a Member today.  Current Booster members can go directly to Designated DONATION to TRACK.

Thanks to all of you who have already donated. We really appreciate the support.

 

Fund’raising’ the bar

Hello Eagles Track Athletes & Parents!

We are launching a fundraising effort tomorrow, 4/25.

Raising funds is important and required to run a first class, quality Track program. But as I’m sure you are aware, it’s a lot of stress and effort for everyone (students, families, and coaches). FanAngel was designed to make this endeavor easier. The platform is simple to use, highlights the team, and make sure your efforts are as successful as possible, thereby reducing the stress of other types of fundraising that would otherwise be necessary.

To be successful, we need your help. Each family is asked to do their small part to make this fundraising program a success. It will take EVERYONE’S participation to make it work.

The funds you raise this year will be used towards the purchase of a new pole vaulting pit. A quality pit costs about $20K – $26K. We will likely have to get multiple sources to help fund this as it is a big expenditure for the team. In addition to this big expenditure we also have other expenses throughout the season such as other equipment for shot, javelin and discus, the FAT (fully automatic timing system), high jump/long jump elevated platform, hurdles and invitational fees.

What we ask of you is small, but has a big impact:

Have your athlete collect a minimum of 10 (or more) quality email addresses of their biggest supporters. Print or save these on their smartphone and bring this list/smartphone to practice on or before our launch date of 4/25/18.
Bring a smartphone if possible on that date so we can do this while Lisa Clawson, our parent rep is there. If your athlete does not have smartphone, they can do it from any internet connected computer.
Each athlete will have a collection goal of $200.
On the launch date, each athlete will be asked to create an account, take a profile photo, and enter their supporters’ email addresses on FanAngel so the campaign can launch successfully. A video tutorial on entering emails:

https://pages.fanangel.com/how-to-share

On launch day or at home (depending on your coach/booster), the student/family will use THIS URL to create an account and share with supporters:

http://fanangel.com/Issaquah-track/share

Things parents should know:

FanAngel uses the industry most secure privacy and protection standards. Emails are never shared or sold.
FanAngel’s automation will send supporters up to two reminders. One after 3 days, one after 10 days, and another three days prior to the end of the campaign. If the supporter has donated, they will “not” receive additional reminders. Moreover, the supporter has the ability to unsubscribe at any time.
After 7 days, if there seems to be something wrong with an email address (mistyped, junk folder, etc), you will receive a notification and be prompted to reach out directly (simply forward the email from your personal account and/or call the supporter).
When donors visit the page, they will see the athlete’s individual goal. Individual goals will initially show $100 and may be increased to $200 when their initial mark has been met. This staged goal has been proven to increase campaign results.
Creating your supporter list can sometimes feel difficult. Use the following list to help find quality supporters who both have the desire and means to support the program. If you’re not sure if someone would be interested, we recommend adding them. You’ll be surprised who is happy to support the program.

Donor Idea List

Parents/Guardians
Family Friends
Grandmother/Grandfather
Great Grandparents, Great Aunts/Uncles
Aunts/Uncles
Community: doctors, dentists, lawyers
Cousins
Neighbors
Parent’s Co-workers
Church/Social Friends
Parent’s Best Friends
Alumni friends
**Please do not include Teachers and Student Peers.