Upcoming Events and Information – 2015-2016 School Year

August 7, 2015 28 comments

Cinderella Project – Homecoming Dresses and So Much More!

October 3, 2015 Leave a comment


The Cinderella Project is once again in business!  Need a dress for Homecoming?  We have beautiful gowns, shoes and accessories that will be available for free rental this Thursday, October 8th.  This will be happening during lunches and after school in the corridor off the commons next to Bear Beans.  Take advantage of this great service and look fabulous for free!  Contact THS PTA at: thspta@gmail.com for more information.

Tahoma vs Kentwood – Vote for the Game of the Week!

September 30, 2015 Leave a comment


Vote for Tahoma vs Kentwood to be the Game of the Week in both King 5 and Kiro 7’s polls this week. Vote early, vote often! Click on the banners above or the links below to vote:

King 5 Game of the Week Voting (on the right side of the page): http://www.king5.com/hss/

Kiro 7 Game of the Week Voting (scroll down if not visible): http://www.kirotv.com/s/sports/highschoolfootball/

Go Bears!

Seven Secrets to College Essay Writing

September 24, 2015 Leave a comment


Seven Secrets to College Essay Writing

Monday, Sept. 28, 6:30 – 8 pm in the THS Lecture Hall

This is a lively and interactive workshop for parents and students.  Three versions of the same essay will be dissected: the boring version, the painful version, and the fantastic version.  The tips presented will help students prepare their college essay to make them competitive for every college he/she applies to. This workshop is for current seniors and juniors students and parents who want to learn more about college essay writing.

Presenter:  Barak Rosenblum from Essay Mentors

Location:  THS Lecture Hall

PSAT Registration is open!

September 23, 2015 Leave a comment


The PSAT will be offered at Tahoma High School on Wednesday, October 14th from 3:15-6:15 PM.  The PSAT is for all college-bound sophomores and juniors.  Registrations are now being accepted.  Students may register by paying $20 to the THS Cashier.  Space is limited, so students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  If you have questions regarding the PSAT, you can call the Tahoma counseling office at (425) 413-6204.

Tahoma Cross Country King 5 News Special

September 23, 2015 Leave a comment

King County Executive Dow Constantine visits Tahoma High School

September 21, 2015 Leave a comment


King County Executive Dow Constantine visited Tahoma School District Sept. 17 to learn more about the district and to discuss the Best Starts for Kids initiative levy that will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Constantine has made it his goal to visit each of King County’s 19 school districts to learn about their challenges and celebrations. During his day with Tahoma, Constantine toured two schools, visited the construction site for the new Tahoma High School and had lunch with Tahoma school board members, administrators and community leaders.

The county executive began his day at Tahoma High School, where Tahoma Superintendent Rob Morrow and Tahoma High School Principal Terry Duty explained the district’s Future Ready program, which strives to ensure every graduating senior has a viable plan for advanced learning or careers. Constantine expressed considerable interest in programs aimed at helping all students find successful career pathways. Students then showed him the high school’s Career Center, where he learned about the many ways students are provided with guidance as they make decisions about their 13th year, the first one after high school.

Constantine also visited Tahoma’s We the People civics team and told students that even though he is a lawyer and elected official, he wished he could take the class. “You’re very fortunate to have this great program,” he said. He also visited the automotive technology class, got a brief demonstration from the school’s robotics team, Bear Metal, toured the school’s vegetable garden and learned about sustainability programs from three members of the school’s Green Team, who served as guides on his visit.


Secrets To College Admission Workshop

September 18, 2015 Leave a comment


Secrets to College Admissions

Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30 – 8 pm in the THS Lecture Hall

This workshop will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more. You will discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Attendees will get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in. Students and parents will be pleasantly surprised to learn that students don’t have to be trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientists to get into college today. This workshop is for sophomore, junior and senior students and parents who want to learn more about the college admissions process.

Presenter:  Tom Barry from Collegewise

Location:  THS Lecture Hall

Senior Grad Ads

September 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Welcome to the start of the 2015-2016 school year, the senior class is officially on its way towards graduation!

A traditional way to preserve the memories of a students’ senior year is to purchase Senior Grad Ads for publication in the 2016 edition of Ki Ah Yu. Senior Grad Ads are a great way for parents and family to publish a memorable photo along with a message of up to 300 words in your student’s final high school yearbook.

The yearbook staff will only be accepting ad submissions via email. Please email your ad to Cavin Eggleston at cegglest@tahomasd.us , subject Grad Ad and your child’s name (example: Grad Ad Student Name). Be sure to include all photos and messages as attachments in your email. No ads requiring message transcription or photo scanning by the staff will be accepted. Any ads submitted via hardcopy will be returned. If you have any questions or concerns about the digital submission process, please email Mr. Eggleston.

Parents, along with grandparents, friends and relatives, can take advantage of this opportunity by completing the Grad Ad Purchase form also available from Cavin Eggleston and the cashier’s office. The form, along with a check made out to Tahoma High School, should be returned to Frances Wood in the Cashier’s Office mailbox by January 8, 2016. Late ads may not be accepted. In recent years, space has run out quickly.

Also, make sure to mark your calendars for Grad Ad Preview Night! February 3rd and 10th the yearbook staff will be available from 6-8pm to allow parents to view their ad as it will appear in the yearbook. This is your opportunity to proof your ad and work with a staff member to make any necessary changes to your message or photo. Staff will be on hand to help make sure your ad meets your expectations.

If you have questions, or would like an electronic copy of the purchase form, please contact Cavin Eggleston, Yearbook Adviser, at cegglest@tahomasd.us .

2016 Yearbook Senior Editors

Link to Form to Purchase a Grad Ad: Grad Ad Form 2015-2016 Corrected


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