- Dec 9-15 – Computer Science Education Week / Tahoma’s Hour of Code
- Dec 10 – Bear Teams meet
- Dec 10 – THS Choir at TMS, 7pm
- Dec 12 – THS Band, 7pm
- Dec 13 – Community and Treble Choir at TMS, 7pm
- Dec 16 – First Leadership Retreat Leader Meeting, 7pm
- Dec 18/19 – Band/Choir Holiday Tour
- Dec 19 – Winter Pep Assembly
- Dec 21-Jan 5 – Winter Break
- Jan 5, 4-6pm – Leadership Retreat leader meeting
- Jan 7 – Bear Teams meet
- Jan 9 – College Goal “Sunday,” 7pm
- Jan 11 – Tahoma Dance/Drill Competition
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!)
As part of CS Education week, Tahoma is participating in The hour of code. Our goal is to get YOU (students, parents, friends) to think, create, and have a blast — all while learning some computer programming. Anyone can do it! Yes, even you!
REGISTER HERE: http://learn.code.org/join/FQOSHD
Learn more about Tahoma’s Computer Science Program here:
Tahoma teams did an amazing job (as always) and picked up some good wins:
- Noelle Merclich and Alyssa Gaston (freshmen)- 1st place, Novice Dual Interpretation
- Jayaram Ravi- 2nd place, Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate + bid to state. Also, 2nd place speaker
- Amber Neathery-2nd place, Novice Expository
- Jordan Hagness- 4th place speaker, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate
- Cassie Snyder- 5th place speaker, Junior Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Please congratulate them when you get the chance. We have some excellent talent in our school.
Tahoma PTA/PTSA and Maple Valley Grocery Outlet are launching a school rewards program that dedicates 5% of purchases each month to the shopper’s school of choice. Reward cards are being distributed at all Tahoma schools by PTA/PTSA but shoppers can simply tell a Grocery Outlet clerk to which school they want the funds designated. Grocery Outlet will keep track of each school’s contributions on a large scoreboard in the store. At the end of the school year, the school with the highest dollar amount will be awarded an additional cash prize.
Along with this opportunity, please remember to also sign-up for eScrip, offered at Safeway and Bartell Drug, to earn cash for your child’s school. Sign up at the store or through PTA/PTSA.
The THS Sustainability Ambassadors and Global Academy did the fall Adopt a Road event before Thanksgiving. They cleaned up Summit-Landsburg from Kent-Kangley to Issaquah-Hobart. Sixteen kids participated. They picked up 14 bags of trash and 8 bags of recyclables. Way to go, Sustainability Ambassadors!
- If you want to check if school is canceled or not, go to: www.schoolreport.org
- If school is not cancelled and there is snow on the ground, limited transportation routes will most likely be used. You can find your limited transportation stop here: http://www.tahomasd.us/pages/Tahoma_School_District_409/Departments/Transportation/Limited_Transportation_Routes
- If the weather is bad enough for alternative routes to be used, students should take the bus instead of driving. It’s safer, and if you’re late from the bus, you’re excused, where if you’re late from driving, you aren’t.
Article by Advanced Multimedia Student Joe Joe Jimenez
This week is Thanksgiving! That means that our schedule is different. Monday through Wednesday are half days which means we will be released at 11:45 and Thursday, as well as Friday are both no school days! We have a 4-day weekend, better get some extra sleep in, Tahoma!
Article by Advanced Multimedia Student Austin Bennett