Upcoming Events and Information – 2016-2017 School Year

August 1, 2016 56 comments
  • April 17-24 – Class Officer Candidate sign ups in Main Office
  • April 21 – Full day Fridays for rest of year, except May 26
  • April 24-28 – Love is a Verb week
  • April 26 – Tennis Spirit Spotlight, 3:30pm
  • April 29 – Prom, Pacific Science Center
  • May 2 – Fast Pitch Spirit Spotlight, New High School, 6pm

Ghost: The Musical opens Friday May 5!

April 28, 2017 Leave a comment


Ghost the Musical plays May 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at 7 pm, as well as May 6 and 13 at 2 pm.  All performances are at the Tahoma Middle School Theatre.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students/senior citizens, and $5 for children under five.   Tickets go on sale one hour before curtain at the door.  The show is recommended for ages 10 and up (for those of you familiar with the movie, there is some violence in the show).

PTA Senior Art Award

April 27, 2017 Leave a comment

PTA Art Award Poster 2017

PTA Website can be found here: http://thspta.my-pta.org/

Online Summer Program

April 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Download the flyer and application by clicking on this link.

Tahoma Robotics leads the way to a PNW win

April 21, 2017 Leave a comment


Tahoma’s Robotics Team, Bear Metal, won the PNW Championship last week at EWU. The three-day event was full of challenging matches from the best in the PNW. Bear Metal captained the winning alliance and ended up setting the PNW high score for the year in their initial Finals match.

The team is at the Championship event in Houston later this week, hoping to make a great showing!

Highlight Reel from the PNW Championship (Bear Metal is team 2046)

Tahoma High School State Testing

April 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Tahoma students are required to participate in Washington State’s Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.


ELA testing took place in students’ 10th grade English 10 classes during the week of March 27-30. Makeup testing is taking place this week.


Math testing will take place on the morning of April 27th (8:15-11:45)

  • Sophomores: All will be taking a Smarter Balanced Assessment
  • Juniors who have not previously passed the SBA are required to take the SBA
  • Juniors who have previously passed the SBA will not be testing; they will have the opportunity to choose from a menu of meaningful Future Ready/Career and College lessons.
  • Seniors who have not previously passed the SBA are required to take the SBA
  • Seniors who have previously passed state math assessment will have late arrival (beginning at 12:15). This late arrival allows seniors the opportunity to prepare for their oral boards or meet with their AGGI teachers.

Attendance for Sophomores and Juniors is required both in the morning and afternoon. An abbreviated class schedule will begin at 12:15pm.
Attendance for Seniors is not required in the morning, but is required in the afternoon. An abbreviated class schedule will begin at 12:15pm.

Running Start & SBA Math
All Tahoma High School students are required to participate in Washington State’s Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA); this includes our Running Start students.
We recognize the challenge that Running Start students face in trying to balance their Running Start classes with Tahoma High School’s testing schedule. Therefore, we have selected a separate testing day specifically for our Running Start students. On April 21, GRCC has no scheduled classes, and this makes the 21st and ideal day for our Running Start students to participate in State Testing. Those students will receive further notification if it necessary for them to test on this day.

If you have questions, please contact Martin Barber (mbarber@tahomasd.us)

ZAPS SAT and ACT Test Prep seminars Tue – Thurs

April 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Download the flyer here.

School’s Out June 16th

April 7, 2017 2 comments


The Tahoma School Board in March approved an updated version of the 2016-2017 school calendar, including two snow make-up days. The last day of school will now be June 16.

In addition, beginning on April 21, Fridays will be full school days with no early release in order to make up the late starts called due to weather. The exception for grades 6-12 is on May 26, when those students will attend a half-day due to Green Day.

For half-day kindergarten: Beginning Friday, April 21, through June 9, morning and afternoon kindergarten will attend on their regular schedule all five days of the week. On June 16, only morning kindergarten will attend because it’s a half day.

Seniors will attend school from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, in order to meet state requirements before graduation. Students and parents should have received a letter from the high school explaining how that time will be used.

The calendar revisions are necessary to ensure that the school district offers 180 days of instruction and 1,027 hours of instruction, as required by law.

The updated version of the calendar has been posted to the Tahoma District website here.

HIV Prevention Curriculum Night

March 30, 2017 Leave a comment


A meeting will he held on Tuesday, April 18th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Tahoma Senior High School, Room 114 to furnish parents an opportunity to preview the HIV prevention education program.  Student instructional materials will be available for your inspection.

Following a preview of the materials, parents who wish to have their child excused from participation in the HIV prevention program may sign a release form.  State law provides that a parent or guardian must attend such a meeting before they can have their child or legal ward excused from participation in the HIV prevention program.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Abby Durrett at adurrett@tahomasd.us  so we can make copies for each person attending.  Please indicate which grade(s) your student(s) are in.