Upcoming and Important Information

August 1, 2014 2 comments
  • Sep 3 – Regular Day schedule; No tutorial
  • Sep 2-4 – Bear Teams Meet
  • Sep 5 – Full Day (No Early Release); Pep Assembly

Other Information: Information on State Testing (HSPE, EOC, etc)Graduation

Lunchroom: food waste, garbage, and recycling

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Let’s continue to be a greener, more sustainable Tahoma School District!

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Bear Days 2014

August 8, 2014 Leave a comment



Welcome back, Bears! THS will be hosting “Bear Days” in preparation for the new school year.  “Bear Days” are designed to give students the opportunity to purchase parking passes, ASB cards, yearbooks, pictures and make sure their schedules are correct.

Wed – August 20 
9:00AM–3:00PM - Juniors/Seniors

Thur – August 21 
9:00–11:00AM – Sophomore Orientation
Bear Days Portion

Sophomore Orientation is Aug. 21 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. This orientation is for students only.  Sophomores should report to the gym promptly at 9:00 AM.  Parents are welcome to return at 11:00 AM to assist their students with “Bear Days” activities.

The Counseling staff will be on site to assist students who do not have a complete schedule.  All requests for schedule changes must be handled at this time and change requests will not be considered if the student received his/her first or alternate choices.

Yearbooks ($60.00) and ASB cards ($40.00) may be combined in one check made payable to “THS” or online through e-funds which can be found on the district webpage under the Quick Links tab. To reduce long lines, we encourage you to pay through the online system however please be sure to print out a receipt of payment and bring it in with you to Bear Days and/or for sports clearance.

Parking passes for JR/SR’s are purchased separately for $40.00.  Students must have no fines, a copy of their license, proof of insurance and a parent signature. See online for parking paperwork.  Parking passes will be opened up for sophomores to purchase once school starts.

Those unable to attend “Bear Days” will be required to wait until after the first day of school to take care of these obligations. Payments can be made online for class fees, yearbooks, ASB cards, and participation fees – please bring your receipt in to verify payment.

School Pictures. All students are required to have their picture taken whether pictures are purchased or not.  Checks should be made payable to “Firefly Images.”  Only pictures taken by Firefly will be published in the yearbook.  Makeup days for pictures will be September 10 and 11. The Picture Order Form is located here. Please print and fill out 1 copy per student and send it with your payment.  Thank you!

Clearance for FALL SPORTS has begun. You must purchase your ASB sticker, have no fines, and up-to-date paperwork to get your pink card. Participation fees are required for football and cross country – the other sports will pay the fee once rosters are set.  Practices begin August 25 with the exception of football which begins on August 20.

Parking and Ticket Information 2014

August 8, 2014 4 comments

parkingpermitstudentParking passes are sold for $40 per year on a first come, first served basis.  No reservations by phone or e-mail will be accepted. We will accept applications in person only. Seniors first, then juniors. Sophomores will be allowed to park in the lower lot only. the gravel area along 240th street, known as the “strip” is free parking. Students are not allowed to park in the Staff, Visitor, or Pool Parking. Handicap parking spaces without the proper tag will be enforced by The King County Sheriff. Passes must be placed on the front window, driver’s side, lower corner.

Download the Parking Permit Application here – Other Parking Information here

Math Team returns from Nationals!

August 6, 2014 Leave a comment
I_Love_MathAfter a 9-day stint in Orlando, the math team brought home 4 trophies and a lot of happy memories.
  • Math Team Scrapbook won 2nd place
  • Alex Link placed 18th in PROBABILITY
  • Melissa Antony placed 19th  in The Mathematics of Rides and Roller Coasters (math applications)
  • Rhiana Martin placed  19th in the Gemini Test. (General overall knowledge of Geometry and Algebra 2)
These students represented Tahoma High School ( And Tahoma Junior High)
  • Calculus:  Alex Link, Lauren Baek, Malise Yun
  • Pre-Calculus: Dylon Maertens, Kristen Ward, Melissa Anthony, Preston Fowler
  • Algebra 2:  Rhiana Martin
  • Scrapbook team:  Lauren Baek, Ruby Baek (Chairpersons); Alyssa Truong, Rachel Culp, Rhiana Martin, Jennifer Peng, Kristen Ward

Summer Hours 2014

June 19, 2014 Leave a comment

sunny_summer_office_hoursTHS Office Summer Hours:

  • End of school through end of June, 7:30-2:30
  • July closed
  • August 7:30-2:30

If you have questions or need information please contact Brandi Ostendorf at bostendo@tahomasd.us or 425-413-6299. Or you may contact the district office at 425-413-3400.

Summer Homework 2014

June 13, 2014 Leave a comment
  • sum2AP Biology – Read Chapters 1-5 in AP Biology Textbook

  • AP US History- Read Rise to Rebellion, be prepared for a quiz in September. Read Chapter One – A Peoples History of the United States and complete this assignment. This book must be purchased or read online.

  • AP Literature – Read two novels: A Splendid Thousand Suns by Khaled Hosseinei and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Summer Reading News 2014

  • AP Studio Art – See Gardner for assignments before school is out.
  • Band and Color Guard Members – Camp Poster 2014
  • College Computer Programming II  – Complete CodeAcademy’s Python course.
  • College Literary Analysis - Recommended Summer Homework: Summer Read List
  • Pre-AP Literature – Read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and complete Summer Reading Letter 2014

*Please check with your teacher as this list may be incomplete.

Graduation Ceremony 2014

June 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Congratulations Grads!!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

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Photos by Sean P Kelly


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