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  • March 19Congratulations to the Drama Team for placing 6th for their Murder on the Nile and 27th for their Little Women performances at the State Drama competition!
  • March 19Congratualations to everyone who competed at DECA's State Career Development Conference and good luck to everyone competing at the International Career Development Conference!
  • March 19Congratulations to Shirin Choi, Irin Robinston and Joshua Zou for winning first place in their events at the FBLA Winter Leadership Conference!
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Tidbits & Plaudits

Tidbits & Plaudits is a popular feature of our print issues, where we report upcoming events and praise student awards. It has now been extended to our online publication in order to give students and families more immediate updates.

October 2023

Tidbits:

  • Come watch the Improv show in the Little Theater on  Oct. 20 from 7-9 p.m.!
  • Come to Oktoberfest, held in the cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.!
  • Come support the volleyball team at their game on Oct. 17  7 p.m. in the gym!

Plaudits:

  • Congratulations to National Merit semi-finalists Ivonne Huang, Justin Huang, Meredith Nam, Helen Shen, Asher Villa, Zifu Wang, Bennett Ye and Daniel Zhang!
  • Congratulations to crew’s womens varsity, womens novice and mens novice for all placing first at American Fall Lake Classic last Saturday!
  • Congratulations to senior Jayden Chang for winning the title of Youth Poet Laureate of Kenmore 2023!

April 2023

Tidbits:

  • Come participate in a cookie-decorating event on May 17 held by the Class of 2025!
  • Come watch the SpongeBob musical on May 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 and support drama!
  • Come participate in the Swing Dance on May 18 held by the jazz band!
  • Apply to be a 2023-24 Link Leader! Applications will be emailed to current sophomores and juniors and are due by May 5.
  • Come visit the Viking Village Free Cycle Store every Wednesday during lunch in room 301!

Plaudits:

  • Congratulations to sophomore Sanika Datar for be- ing nominated as a 2023 Carson Scholar!
  • Congratulations to everyone who competed at WTSA and qualified for nationals!
  • Congratulations to sophomore Claire Meng for winning first place in the Global Chinese Writing Competition for Young Writers in the category of overseas non-native speaking high schoolers!
  • Congratulations to everyone who competed at ICDC!
  • Congratulations to Scandia and Nordic for competing at JEA!

March 2023

Tidbits

  • There will be an Improv performance in the Little Theatre on March 31 from 7-9 p.m.
  • Seniors! Graduation cap distribution day is on April 6
  • Spring break will be from April 10 – 14
  • Seniors interested in business! The deadline to apply for a Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Foundation scholarship is April 14
  • Because of the snow day on Nov. 3, March 26 is now a school day and the last day of school for grades 9-11 has been pushed to Jun. 20
  • The Spring Dance is tomorrow, March 25 from 7-9 p.m.

Plaudits

  • Congrats to Girls badminton for winning 9-2 against Woodinville High School on March 13 and 6-5 against North Creek High School on March 15 
  • Congrats to girls tennis for winning 5-2 Juanita High School on March 15 
  • Congrats to girls Varsity Softball for their 8-4 win against Auburn Riverside High School on March 15. 
  • Congrats to Nordic News and Scandia for their various awards won during the spring WJEA conference
  • Congrats to senior Pinyu Liao for participating in a panel discussion during NSD’s State of Our Schools event on Feb. 8

February 2023

Tidbits

  • Tryouts for spring sports start on Feb. 26.
  • Good luck to our DECA state competitors at the State Career Development Conference from March 2-4!
  • Good luck to our HOSA state competitors at the State Leadership Conference from March 9-11!
  • Come watch the orchestra concert on March 13 at 7 p.m.!
  • Come watch the band concert on March 15 at 7 p.m.!
  • Apply for ASB, Nordic, GMI and Scandia! The deadline is March 3.

Plaudits

  • Congratulations to Emily Mo, Arushi Keshwani, Caroline Sheehan, Rayan Rizwan and Shirene Khandpur for winning awards at Vancouver MUN!
  • Congratulations to Arya Bailey, Jayden Chae, Eric Schindler, Julian Yagi-Bacon, Kairui Cheng, Samay Sayala, Victor Agbayani, Jaden Chang, Jet Greison, Zane Rubenstein, Skye Sullivan, Emily Fix, Michael Mulhern, Jackson Scharf, Nolan Stewart, Cary Trott, Samuel Best, Jake Larson, Gus Scharler, Alex Fraley, Julia Gonzalez, Ava Lachmann and Isabel Urrutia for qualifying for state solo ensemble!
  • Congratulations to all participants of the Unified Talent Show!

January 2023

Tidbits

  • Come watch the winter play, Peter and the Star Catcher, from Jan. 27-28 and Feb. 3-4!
  • Sign up for the practice SAT and ACT, which will be hosted after school in the library on Feb. 1 and 15!
  • Come support cheer at their competition in Battleground, WA on Feb. 3 and 4!
  • Good luck to FBLA for their winter conference on Feb. 4!
  • Come watch the Northlake solo & ensemble on Feb. 11!
  • Come watch the orchestra and band pathways concert on Feb. 14!

Plaudits

  • Congratulations to Pinyu Liao for being named in the Top 300 of the Regeneron Science Talent Search!
  • Congratulations to TSA for qualifying for state!
  • Congratulations to DECA for qualifying for state!
  • Congratulations to Speech and Debate for winning the Glacier Peak Invitational!
  • Congratulations to Natalie Forcucci, last week’s golden ticket drawing winner!

December 2022

Tidbits

  • Winter break is Dec. 16 – Jan. 3
  • There is a special schedule Dec. 16 for the winter music assembly.
  • The Class of 2025 is hosting a fundraiser with Sidekick Coffee on Dec. 14. Tell the baristas you’re from Inglemoor to send a portion of profits to the Class of 2025
  • The Class of 2024 is hosting a fundraiser with the Bellevue Ice Rink until Jan. 8. Use the code IHS24 when booking online to support them!
  • Come watch the gymnastics team compete Dec. 14 at Interlake High School at 7 p.m.
  • Come watch the boys basketball team compete Dec. 15 at 5:15 p.m. at North Creek High School; Dec. 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodinville High School; Dec. 19 at 4:00 p.m. at Kamiak High School; the C team Dec. 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Sammamish High School; and the Varsity team at 5:30 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic High School.
  • Come watch the girls basketball team compete Dec. 14 at 5:40 p.m. at North Creek High School; Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Redmond High School; and Dec. 17 at 1:50 p.m. at Woodinville High School.
  • Come watch the boys swim team compete Dec. 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Washington High School.
  • Come watch the boys wrestling team compete Dec. 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Inglemoor High School and Dec. 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Everett High School.
  • Come celebrate Korean American Day on Jan. 13 in the cafeteria.

Plaudits

  • Congratulations to the following students for winning an award or holding a position at Pacmun: Emily Mo – Secretariat, Director-General; Steven Escobar – Interpol, Chair; Trisha Agrawal – Flex Staff, Crisis Team; Liana Moldovanu – UNSC, Outstanding Delegate; Rayan Rizwan – CW, Honorable Mention; William He – UNEP, Honorable Mention; Joshua Zuo – UNEP, Honorable Mention!
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Haining for winning the door decorating competition, Mrs. Calhoun for placing second, and Mrs. Miller for placing third!

November 2022

Tidbits

  • Staff vs. student volleyball game will be held by the Inglemoor volleyball team on Nov. 9 in the gym after school. $5 donations are encouraged, but admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the volleyball team.
  • There will be a special schedule on Nov. 10 for the Veterans Day assembly.
  • There will be no school on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
  • There will be no school from Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving break.
  • Native American Heritage Day is on Nov. 25.
  • The Red Cross Club will host a blood drive in the IHS gym on Dec. 2.
  • PTSA meets on Jan. 19, March. 16, May. 18, and June. 8.
  • The Winter Sports Parent meeting will be held on Nov. 22 from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will be holding a clothing drive partnered with GayCity until Nov.18. Students are encouraged to donate clean (freshly laundered) clothing. Donations should be dropped off in the library.
  • The cheer team is participating in their first-ever competition on Nov. 19.
  • The Winter Concert featuring Inglemoor’s orchestras, bands, and choirs will be playing on Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Inglemoor Concert Hall

Plaudits

  • Congratulations to all fall sports teams for finishing the season!
  • Congratulations to football and girls slow pitch for receiving the WIAA scholastic award with a distinguished 3.0-3.4 GPA.
  • Congratulations to the following teams for receiving the WIAA scholastic award with a an outstanding 3.5-4.0 GPA: cheer, rowing, cross country, boys golf, girls swim, girls soccer, boys tennis, and girls volleyball.
  • Congratulations to Nordic News for winning the 2022 Courage in Journalism Award for Scholastic Journalism.

October 2022

Tidbits

  • Indigenous Peoples Day is Oct. 10
  • Tribal Recognition Day is Oct. 6
  • Learn more about the Coast Salish people here
  • Learn more about the Indigenous history of Kenmore here
  • Inglemoor’s voter registration drive is Oct. 11
  • Picture retake day is Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Students are reminded not to bring props resembling weapons or wear anything that conceals their identity on Halloween, such as masks or excessive makeup
  • College info night is Oct. 10 in the concert hall
  • PSAT testing is Oct. 12
  • SAT testing hosted by Inglemoor is Oct. 27
  • Financial Aid Info Night is Oct. 13 from 6-7 p.m.
  • The Improv Club’s Halloween exhibition is Oct. 14 from 7-8 p.m. in the Little Theater
  • Inglemoor Valhalla is performing their fall show, “Puffs,” Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 2-5
  • The marching band is holding a concert Oct. 19 from 7-8 p.m. in the concert hall
  • Choir and orchestra are holding a concert Oct. 20 from 7-9 p.m. in the concert hall

April 2022

Tidbits

  • Come see the Inglemoor Valhalla Players and pit orchestra perform the “Addams Family” musical at the NPAC on May 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Tickets are $12 without ASB and $20 with the VIP package. VIP package has priority seating and a signed program.
  • Prom tickets go on sale at the Book keeper’s office and Touchbase on May 2nd.
  • Jazz band is hosting a swing dance on May 19 at the Kenmore Community Club, starting at 7 pm.

Plaudits

  • Congrats to Inglemoor girls’ badminton for their first four wins in history! The first win was 9-2 against
    Bothell.
  • Congrats to the 15 Inglemoor DECA members who made it to Nationals!
  • Congrats to Leanna Marukyan for winning the class of 2025 fundraiser sweatshirt design contest!

March 2022

Tidbits

  • Sign up for the practice ACT test after school in the cafeteria on March 30: tinyurl.com/NordicACTpracticetest
  • Come support Impulse Improv on April 1 for their April Fool’s themed performance!
  • Enter the Inglemoor class of 2025’s sweatshirt design contest by March 18!

Plaudits

  • Congratulations to senior Noah Laird for being named State Champion in the 200 IM with a time of 1:50:90!
  • Congratulations to the IHS Girls Gymnastics team for winning the Academic State Championship!
  • Congratulations to the 23 students at the regional Solo and Ensemble contest on Feb. 12 who will be advancing to state contests!

February 2022

Tidbits

  • Watch Clue on Feb. 4, 5, 11 and 12 
  • Sign up to attend Earth Corps campus cleanup on Mar. 16
  • Nordic and Scandia are accepting applications Feb 14-Mar. 4
  • Come to HOSA’s fundraiser at Woodinville Chipotle on Feb. 5
  • Join track and field starting on Feb. 28. Register now!

Plaudits

  • Congratulation to the 32 DECA members that advanced to State!
  • Thanks to ASB for recognizing clubs and sports with gifts!
  • Congratulations to Science Olympiad for competing in the Caltec National Invitational!
  • Congratulations to Philippe Xue for his impressive score on the AMC math competition and advancing to the AIME test on Feb. 8

November 2021

Tidbits

  • Watch the Winter Improv on Dec. 10
  • Drama musical auditions will be held Dec. 13-14
  • The ASB Senate Meeting is on Dec. 2
  • Orchestra’s Winter Concert is on Dec. 16
  • The deadline to order yearbooks is Dec. 1
  • Watch junior Eric Schindler perform a cello solo at Benaroya Hall on Nov. 21! Tickets $10 at syso.org/concerts-tickets

Plaudits

  • Congratulations to the seven girl swimmers who qualified for State!
  • Congratulations to the 10 people who got accepted into the Washington All-State music ensemble!
  • Congratulations to Scandia for winning best theme at Balfour’s Fall Design Workshop!
  • Congratulations to Jacob Shutt and Ela Falck for qualifying for Cross Country State!
  • Congratulations to Christopher Cao for winning Best Delegate and Ons Chaieb for winning Outstanding Delegate in CELAC in PACMUN!

March 2021

Plaudits

Congratulations to the 17 students who qualified for the DECA Virtual International Career and Development conference in April.

February 2021

Tidbits

  • Seniors: the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore scholarship applications are due Feb. 15, 2021, and can be accessed at www.sf-ns.org. 
  • ASB has released playlists to celebrate the new semester. Check your emails for the links to them on both Spotify and Apple Music.
  • The Inglemoor Open House link is active, so make sure to check out your second-semester classes using the link in your email. 
  • Virtually support Inglemoor Improv through Zoom on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through your TouchBase account. 

Plaudits

Congratulations to the following students who are moving on to the FBLA state competition:

  • Lydia Morgan, 2nd place, Personal Finance Competencies
  • Preethika  Makineni,  4th place, Supply Chain Management
  • Carlie Graham:  2nd place, Hospitality & Tourism, and 4th place, Management Decision Making.
  • Arvin Amini: Computer Game Design.

Congratulations to the following athletes who have committed to schools*:

  • Kolby Solomon – Gonzaga University, Baseball
  • Brooke Demerath – Utah State University, Tennis
  • Julianna Barker – Oregon State University, Soccer
  • Ashly Berge – Boise State University, Soccer
  • Lucas Hakamada – Western Washington University, Soccer
  • Logan Russel – Pacific University, Basketball
  • Eden Iyall – California State University Stanislaus, Soccer
*This list will be updated periodically to include all athletes who have committed to schools.
  • Congratulations to Freshman Emily Mo and Sophomore Ferdeen Poptiya for competing in their first Lincoln Douglas debate tournament at Gonzaga University!
  • Congratulations to Scandia for receiving a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association!
  • Shout out to DECA for having 65 members qualify for the Virtual State Conference in March.
  • Congratulations to those accepted into the All-Northwest and All-state ensemble groups for 2021! See the full list at nordicnews.net.
  • Congratulations to senior Ellis Evans for being January’s Viking of the Month.
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