2017-2018 BOOSTER CREW

"Promoting your students!"


Booster Crew members are parents volunteers that have agreed to be promoter of student's team to the Booster Club.  

Ideally each sport's team (Var, JV, C), club and activity.  It is very easy!  You already are emotionally and physically involved in your students activities.  We are just asking for you to pass along scores, highlights, big events to our social media volunteers.  

  • In season the Booster Crew Parent Liaison forwards game, tournament, match highlights to the BoosterBuzz editor for the weekly “highlights” enews that goes to all members.  Please note, there are no pictures in the BoosterBuzz.  
  • Pictures go here!  Forward team/activity highlights and pictures for Facebook - Kim Putney or text her as you leave the event. (206) 240-2500.  Make sure to include the name of the activity, specific team in needed, full names of students doing great things. 
  • Does your program have funding needs?  Encourage asking Booster Club for Grants!

For more information about become your team/activity/club Booster Crew member, please contact BoosterBuzz Chair, Kari Alexander.    See below chart for the Role of the Booster Crew liaison.  

ROLE / JOB DESCRIPTION at the bottom of this page...

Fall Xcountry (V,JV,C)* Kim Putney 
Fall Football  (V)  
Fall - Football (JV)  
Fall - Football (C)  
Fall Golf, Boys  (V,JV)*  
Fall Soccer, Girls (V,JV)* Tom Van Halm  (also Advisory Committee Chair)
Fall - Soccer, Girls (C2) Jennifer Shields
Fall - Soccer, Girls (C1)  Carrie Christianson
Fall Swim, Girls (V,JV,C)*  
Fall Dive, Girls (V,JV,C)*  
Fall Tennis, Boys (V)  
Fall - Tennis, Boys (JV,C)*  
Fall Volleyball (V)  
Fall - Volleyball (JV)  
Fall - Volleyball (C)  
Winter Basketball, Boys (V)  
Winter - Basketball, Boys   
Winter - Basketball, Boys   
Winter Basketball, Girls (V  Coleta Wilson and Tom Van Halm (also Advisory Committee Chair)
Winter - Basketball, Girls(JV)  
Winter Gymnastics (V,JV,C)*  
Winter Swim & Dive, Boys (V,JV,C)*  Jennifer Crewe and Celia Millis
Winter Wresting (V,JV,C)*  
Spring Baseball (V) Lida Buckner (also Advisory Committee Chair)
Spring - Baseball (JV)  
Spring - Baseball (C)  
Spring Softball  (V,JV,C)*  
Spring Golf, Girls  (V,JV,C)* Eric Malone
Spring Soccer, Boys  (V,JV,C)* Jennifer Isom & Jane Barry  (also Advisory Committee Chairs)
Spring Tennis, Girls  (V,JV,C)*  
Spring Track  (V,JV,C)* Kim Putney
Spring Lacrosse, Boys (JV & V)  
Spring Lacrosse, Girls (JV & V)  
Activity/Club Robotics  
Fine Arts Jazz Band Tina Ko
Fine Arts Theater  
Activity ASB  
Activity Cheer Leslie Groberman
Activity Dance Team  
Fine Arts Choir  
Fine Arts Orchestra  
Activity DECA Anissa Hickey-Pascale
 *If you see (V,JV,C) - Varsity(V), Jr Varsity (JV), or Freshman/C Team (F,C) listed nest to one name it does not mean that parent is representing all three teams or any one team.  Once teams are decided then it is easier to confirm Booster Crew.  IF on person is listed it just means that we only have one parent so far.  IDEALLY, If there is more than one team, then one Booster Crew parent is desired/needed to represent each team.  
**Not all Activities and Clubs are listed.  If your student is involved in a Club/Activity and you would like to see them represented, please contact Lida Buckner. 

Role of a Booster Crew Member:  (easy and does not take a lot of time)     Printable Copy
  1. LIASON:  A team/club/activity parent that acts as the representative of the Booster Club for your team/club/or activity's parents.  Ideally this person is a Booster liaison that promotes Boosters within their community. 
  2. Funding:  If there is not a Advisor Committee Chair in place for your activity, reach out to the coach, advisor  to see if they have any possible funds request that the Booster Club can help with.  With regards to sports teams, ideally this would happen before the season starts.  A list of the previous funds approved can be found on the website or my CLICKING HERE.  Here is the Funds Request Form that also can be found on the Booster Website, under About Us/Forms & Documents.  Please note all Funds Request start with ASB.  Please be familiar with the Funds Request Process before talking to your coach/advisor. 
  3. Booster Support: Reach out to the parents of your group and let them know how Boosters has helped their sport,club, activity in the past, as well as how it support all outside of the classroom IHS activities - everything from DECA, to Jr Statesmen of America, Senior Scholarships to every sport.   99.9% of the students at IHS participate in some activity outside the classroom so supporting the Boosters support all students at IHS. Let Lida know if you would like an editable cut-n-paste email draft to use for your parents. Happy to do it! 
    1. Handy references to include in the email to parents:  Frequently Asked Questions   &     Funds Approved over the last 24 months. 
  4. Booster Crew representative are invited (not required) to attend the monthly booster meeting.  Except for the first meeting of the year in September, these meeting usually fall on the 1st Tuesday of the Monday.  The meeting schedule is at the end of this email.
  5. "Another Issaquah Eagle goes to State" signs are the congratulations and good luck signs placed in the yards of Issaquah students participating in a State competition. The Booster Club relies on its Booster Crew volunteers on when a team may heading to a State competition.  The Booster Club needs to know the number of signs needs, names and dates of the competition.  Volunteers may be needed to help place the signs.  Stacey Eastern is the Booster Club contact for "Another Issaquah Eagle goes to State" signs. 
  6. FACEBOOK / WEBSITE / BOOSTER BUZZ: The Booster Club members love seeing pictures and hearing about their IHS students.  This is the best thing you can do to show our school what is happening with your activity.  Booster Club relies on you to know what is going on.  Pass along Big wins / Points of Pride / Pictures to Facebook Chair, Kim Putney.  All information will be shared with Lida Buckner, the Website and Booster Buzz Chair.  This will ensure that your information is seen in all Booster Club channels.
    1. Weekly Booster Buzz emails go out to the entire membership, highlighting team/program points of pride and memorable moments.   We rely on the Booster Crew to forward updates on their activities.  
      Basic guidelines for Booster Buzz (weekly member email) considerations would be:
      1. Booster Membership Chair will consider any submission from Co-curricular (outside the classroom) activities, sports and clubs at Issaquah High School for the weekly Booster Buzz email.
      2. Booster Buzz emails go out only 1x/week, between Thursday evening and Sunday morning.  Requests for submission need to be received at least 24 hours in advance.
      3. Booster Buzz editor has the right to edit the materials to best fit the Booster Buzz email.
      4. Most submissions are made by the Booster Crew volunteers, but may be made by anyone (parent, teacher, advisor, coach, etc).   Content is also pulled from the Booster Facebook page.