- Mar 26 – Careers in the Air Force – APP in Career Center
- Mar 27 – Baseball Spirit Spotlight, 4:30pm @ Ravensdale Park
- Mar 28 – Father/Daughter Dance, 6:30pm
- Mar 31 – Choir Concert, 7pm
- Apr 3 – Fast Pitch Spirit Spotlight, 4pm
- Apr 15 – Tahoma Community Scholarship Applications due
- Apr 16 – Spring Pep Assembly, 2:15pm
- Apr 17 – Soccer Spirit Spotlight, 7:30pm
- Apr 17 – PTA Senior Art Award – Submissions due
- Apr 18 – PROM, EMP 8pm
- Apr 24 – Mr. Tahoma Pageant, 7:30pm
Yesterday was the choir regional choir contest (with choirs from Kent, Auburn, Enumclaw, White River, and Tahoma). Each choir is scored by 3 different judges – all experts in the field. The detailed rubric is based on a 100 point scale, with 100 being perfect (something no choir will really ever achieve). Most advanced high school choirs score in the 60-80 point range, with really good ones scoring as much as 85 or even approaching 90. The THS Chamber Choir’s scores from the 3 judges were: 93, 92, 96 . Our students were outstanding both on and off the stage. After the performance, they had a 20-minute workshop with one of the judges. The attached picture is from the end of this time with clinician Amy Boers.
If you would like to see the Chamber Choir in action, they will be performing at our spring concert along with our Concert Choir and Treble Choir on Tuesday at 7pm at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (23855 SE 216th St.) near TMS.
Tahoma High School’s head custodian, Rick Bergum, is a finalist for a nationwide Janitor of the Year contest. Sponsored by Cintas Corporation, the contest aims to recognize the best-of-the-best. Bergum is one of 10 finalists competing for a $2,500 cash prize along with $2,500 in Cintas products and services for his or her school.
Bergum has worked for Tahoma 16 years and takes great pride in doing his part for students by ensuring that the building is clean, warm and safe. Bergum was nominated for the contest by a former student.
The online contest will run until May 1, with the top vote-getter being honored as Janitor of the Year. Last year’s winner, from Nevada, attracted more than 30,000 votes. To cast your vote for Bergum or to read more about the other nine finalists, please visit www.cintas.com/janitoroftheyear.
Last Saturday, the Mu Alpha Theta State Math Competition was held at Thomas Jefferson HS in Federal Way.
Tahoma took a team of 10 students and the following were recognized for outstanding mathematics with 600+ competitors:
- Preston Fowler: 4th in Open Statistics
- Alex Link: 3rd Mu Speed Math; 3rd Open Statistics; 9th Open Probability
- Rhiana Martin: 6th Pre-Calculus Mental Math; 5th Pre-Calculus Analytic Geometry; 3rd Open Game Theory; 20th Pre-Calculus Individual
- Kristen Ward: 8th Calculus Mental Math
- Jon Gort: 9th Calculus Limits & Derivatives; 9th Open Game Theory
The Tahoma Mu Alpha Theta Team placed 9th OVERALL.
Congratulations to these hard working individuals for representing our school!
Tahoma’s singers participated in a regional vocal solo & ensemble contest this past weekend, including students from 10 different high schools in the Kent, Auburn, Enumclaw, White River and Tahoma school districts. Our students did well overall. The following students received Superior ratings:
- Sean Hanson
- Tahoma Women’s Ensemble (consisting of members of our THS Treble Choir)
- Tahoma Men’s Ensemble (Tarod Hembry, Tanner Fuller, Anatoly Yarynych, Jonah Jenkins, Brian Chan)
- Natalie Riggs/Morgan Roberts duet
- Stella Hagen/Payton Cambia/Rachel Bridges trio
- Tahoma Chamber Ensemble (consisting of members of our THS Chamber Choir)
- Mikayla Kay
- Morgan Roberts
Each category also has a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (listed as winner, 1st alternate, and 2nd alternate). The winner goes to the state contest, and the alternates sometimes do.
- Sean Hanson – 1st alternate in the Tenor category
- Tahoma Women’s Ensemble – 1st alternate in the Women’s Large Ensemble category
- Ian Brey – 2nd alternate in the Bass category
- Morgan Roberts – 2nd alternate in the Soprano category
Congratulations to all of our Tahoma singers!
The Tahoma Community Partner Scholarship application will be live on Wednesday, March 11th beginning at 3:00 p.m. All applications are due on April 15th by 3:00 p.m. The application is set on a preset automatic clock so the time is exact as of pacific standard time. No late application will be accepted.
The application may be found at http://scholarships.tahomahigh.com
This year there is a major change in how the references are handled. The full application MUST be completed first and then you will be able to access your reference information. You will need your individuals name and email, then the application will send them your reference information. When they have completed the reference it will be emailed back into your application. You will not be able to view their reference, however you will be able to see that it has come back into your application. I recommend that you DO NOT wait until the last week to get your references emailed out, if you do you risk the chance that they may not have enough time to write the reference for you.
Prom this year is at The Experience Music Project (EMP), April 18, 2015, from 8 to 11 pm. Tickets are $30 from March 23-27; $35 from March 30-April 3; and $40 from April 13-17. The last day to turn in a completed Guest Form is April 15. There are no sales at the door. Price List for photos. There will be a coat check which is strictly at your own risk–please do not check valuables. Girls: bring slippers or sandals if you want to take your heels off to dance. No bare feet allowed at EMP.
Students in Tahoma’s Computer Science program created an easter egg hunt app (follow this link from your android phone) for you to find eggs around the school this week and earn some free pizza! The first egg is hidden outside Mrs. Hess’ classroom (RM 406 — near leadership and the commons).
The Bear Den is going to provide free pizza on Thursday to all students who find all 9 eggs!
Tahoma’s Video Production program made a video to advertise this effort!