- Mar 5 – Computer Science and IT Career Talk
- Mar 5 – College Credit in the HS Night
- Mar 11 – Puget Sound Skills Center Cafeteria Show
- Mar 18-20 – HSPE Testing; AP Review Sessions
- Mar 26 – Renton Technical College Open House ; STEP Product Fair
- Mar 27 – AP Exam Registration due
- Apr 16 – PTA Community Partner Scholarship application deadline
Last weekend, February 28- March 1st, Tahoma held their annual Leadership Retreat for 2014. Friday, we received the pleasure to listen to the speaker ‘Superman’, who talked about including everyone, and not excluding anyone. One of the highlights, was Friday night when the hypnotist came. It was an amazing show where people volunteered and people in the audience all had the opportunity to get hypnotized. Then bright and early Saturday morning, we started our second day of Leadership Retreat. The councils performed their hilarious skits, and we listened to the speaker, ‘Bob’. Who talked about how you shouldn’t let anything hold you back and that a handicap is only something that you consider you have. Most of the day was filled with the hug class, ropes coarse, skits, and council time. At the end of this weekend, we concluded with a tearful closing ceremony. The seniors said their last good-byes to leadership retreat, and shared what leadership retreat has done for them. I encourage everyone to attend Leadership Retreat, it is truly a life changing opportunity.
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Tahoma High School PTA Community Partner Scholarships are available for EVERY type of student and EVERY type of post secondary education. A universal scholarship application will allow you to apply for multiple scholarships.
To apply, go to: http://scholarships.tahomahigh.com
Deadline is Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by 3 pm
The following is a sample of some of the scholarships available.
- Maple Valley Rotary Club: General/Academic, Vocational/Career/Technical and Lloyd Burki Interact
- Dependent of TSD Certified Employee (TEA)
- Dependent of TSD Classified Employee (PSE)
- Tahoma Education Association (Education as a Career)
- Tahoma High School PTA – General, Vocational
- First Generation Post-Secondary Education
- The Sandi Sutton Memorial Scholarship
- MV Football Boosters
- Lady Bears Basketball
- Maple Valley Bears Boosters (Raiders Football & Cheer)
- Maple Valley Soccer Association
- Tahoma Cross Country
- Tahoma Dance Team
- Tahoma Girls and Boys Soccer
- Tyler Johnson Memorial
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This weekend, the Speech and Debate team competed at the National Qualifying Tournament for the Western Washington district at Federal Way High School. This single tournament determines which students in this part of Washington earn the right to compete this June at the National Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. Needless to say this tournament was a very competitive, high-stakes event with a lot of great talent, and we are proud to say that Tahoma pulled off some amazing wins this year.
This year FOUR of our students will be competing in the National Tournament due to their outstanding performances:
- Jayaram Ravi in International Extemporaneous Speaking
- Sarah Wheeler and Becky Colvin in Policy Debate
- Tyler Lincoln in Humorous Interpretation
This will be Jayaram’s third National tournament!
This past Friday and Saturday Bear Metal competed in their initial robotics tournament for the 2014 season. 32 teams from around the Pacific Northwest competed in the 2014 FIRST Game entitled “Aerial Assist.” After the qualification rounds, Bear Metal allied with the Bionic Braves from Bethel High School and Lion Robotics From Auburn Mountainview to battle through the elimination rounds. The Quarters and the Semifinals went smoothly, but the finals were brutal and we had a tough battle for the win.
In addition to winning the tournament, Bear Metal won the Chairman’s Award. This award is the most prestigious given by FIRST and it is given to the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate by inspiring greater levels of respect and honor for science and technology. This award alone qualifies the team for the District Championship in Portland.
Bear Metal’s next district competition will be in Mt Vernon on the 14th and 15th.