- Dec 22-Jan 2 – Winter Break, no school
- Jan 5 – Leadership Retreat Leader meeting, 7pm
- Jan 7 – College Goal Washington, 6:30-9pm
- Jan 10 – We the People compete at state!
- Jan 13 – DECA regional competition at Emerald Downs
- Jan 17 – Tahoma Dance Competition
- Jan 20 – MLK interactive event
- Jan 26 – Leadership Leader Meeting,7pm
- Jan 31 – Snowball Dance, 7:30-10:30 @ Lake Wilderness Lodge
- Feb 2 – Leadership Leader Meeting,7pm
- Feb 9 – Leadership Leader Meeting,7pm
- Feb 10 – Chamber Choir and Resonate, 7pm, @ Shepard of the Valley
Financial aid experts from around the Puget Sound come to THS to help our families with the FAFSA.
College Goal Washington is part of a national program that helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form required to apply for federal financial assistance for higher education. College Goal Washington aims to reduce the barriers students face in paying for college.
Attendees receive assistance on completing an initial FAFSA submission and guidance on next steps in the financial aid application process. Students and families can utilize the expertise of financial aid counselors through the FAFSA filing process.
College Goal Washington
Wednesday, January 7
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are advancing student learning and achievement in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Recognized as the gold standard in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students. The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by:
- maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do;
- providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards;
- advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers.
Even though there are 110,000+ NBCTs nationwide, that number reflects only about 3% our the nation’s teachers. At THS, we have more than 30 NBCTs—one of only six schools in the state with numbers this high.
Students and parents, check out College Results Online at www.collegeresults.org. This is a free interactive tool that provides facts on college graduation rates. CRO gives students and parents data on how four-year colleges and universities you may be interested in attending are delivering in their promise.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science.
PARTICIPATE IN THE 2014 HOUR OF CODE: yes, you!
Option 1: In just 10 minutes, create your own Flappy Bird game!
Option 2: Spend 1 hour with Anna and Elsa learning to program!
Did you know that AP Computer Science is taught in only 5% of U.S. high schools and that in 36 states CS classes don’t count toward math or science high school graduation requirements. BUT AT TAHOMA, we teach AP Computer Science AND it counts as a math credit (as well as CTE, making it a 2-for-1 credit!)
The speech and debate tournament on Friday and Saturday included 37 schools (650+ entries). It was very successful and we even got some trophies! Our team did an amazing job, both as hosts and as competitors. Many of the other coaches commented on how helpful our Tahoma students and parent volunteers were.
- Yzylle Esiong – 1st place Junior LD Debate, 2nd place speaker
- Alyssa Gaston & Noelle Merclich – 2nd place Open Duo, bid to state
- Amber Neathery – 2nd place Open Expos
- Alice Hinzmann – 3rd place Open Interpretive Reading, bid to state
- Cassie Snyder – Quarterfinalist Junior LD Debate, 3rd place speaker
- Danica Manangan – Semifinalist Junior LD Debate
Please congratulate them when you get the chance.
Office 365 for Tahoma students comes with the Office subscription. The Office subscription allows the latest version of Microsoft Office to be installed on up to 5 personal computers. To access this benefit a Tahoma Student should follow these instructions.