Upcoming Events and Information – 2017-2018 School Year

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2018-2019 Course Catalog

February 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Course Catalog Cover 2018-2019

Leadership Class 2018-2019

February 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Applications for next year’s Leadership Class are now being accepted. If you want to be a part of all the excitement next year, sign up! It is for those who will be juniors or seniors next year. (Intro to Leadership is available for freshmen and sophomores.) In addition to the application, you need 3 teacher recommendation forms. The deadline for applying is March 6. The applications will be evaluated per a rubric and the list of accepted students will be posted on March 14. Don’t register for classes until after the list is posted! Here are the documents: Application for Class 2018-2019Staff Recommendation Form 2018-2019Leadership Class Rubric 2018-2019

Vote for the New THS Building as building of the year!

February 12, 2018 Leave a comment


See the nominees and vote for THS at http://www.djc.com/cust/BuildingoftheYear2017/index.php

Tahoma Students Do Work at SkillsUSA Regional Championships

February 7, 2018 Leave a comment

Gage Moody won a $1000 scholarship to Shoreline Community College for his 2nd Place finish in Auto Service.

Tahoma Auto Club has participated in an ongoing service project providing basic car maintenance and service for Vine Maple Place. Garit and Emma did a great job presenting the project, earning 1st place at regionals.

Thank You to the Advisory Committee members for helping judge the Power Equipment and Motorcycle Service contests. These include: Bryan Kelly (Valley Auto Electric), Chris Ollom (Chris’ Classics and Hot Rods), Mike Hudgens (Iron Mike Automotive), Lawless Harley Davidson, Noble Rush Motorcycles.

Most of these students listed will be competing in Yakima at the State Conference in late April.

SkillsUSA State


Community Service Project

Garit Bowman/Emma Hardin      1st Place


Automotive Service

Gage Moody                      2nd Place              $1000 Scholarship

Garit Bowman                   4th Place

Mel Davidson                    6th Place

Dorien Bettcher                 9th Place


Automotive Maintenance

Tyler Dalzell                        14th Place

Dylan Caldwell                   16th Place

Emma Hardin                     17th Place

Robert Vangelder            19th Place

John Cefalu                         21st Place


Heavy Truck/Diesel

Gage Moody                      4th Place

Dorien Bettcher                5th Place


Motorcycle Service

Mel Davidson                    1st Place

Gage Moody                      2nd Place

Marcus Bosancu               3rd Place

Garit Bowman                   7th Place


Power Equipment

Mel Davidson                    2nd Place

Dorian Bettcher                4th Place

Garit Bowman                   5th Place

Dylan Caldwell                   9th Place

Jaxon Reynolds                 10th Place

Emma Hardin                     11th Place


Mobile Electronics (Car Audio)

Jaxon Reynold                   1st Place

Dorien Bettcher                2nd Place

Mel Davidson                     3rd Place


Health Occupations Portfolio

Ellen Harris                          1st Place


Customer Service

Gage Moody                      1st Place

Brianna Rhyner                 2nd Place

Tahoma Band Student Set the Pace Over a Busy Weekend!

February 6, 2018 Leave a comment

This past Friday, the Tahoma Jazz Ensemble 1 competed in the Viking Jazz Competition in Poulsbo, WA.  There were competing ensembles performing every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Tahoma’s jazz ensemble earned a spot into the evening Finals Competition as 1 of 6 bands where they won Outstanding Rhythm Section and 3rd place! They also had a chance to hear a performance with Roger Ingram – the lead trumpet player for the past 20 years with Harry Connick Jr.’s Jazz Band!


Outstanding Rhythm Section (Viking Jazz Comp.)

Then after getting back from the jazz competition around 10:30 Friday night, many band members (over 50 entries) performed and competed in the Green River Regional Solo & Ensemble contest.  The event took place at Auburn Riverside High School starting at 8 a.m. and finished with the last performances around 5 p.m. These students have been working above and beyond the concert and performance curriculum to prepare a solo or a small ensemble. After months of preparation, they perform their prepared piece for a room full of peers and an adjudicator.  At the end of the day, the top performances are ranked 1) Category Winner, 2) 1st Alternate and 3) 2nd Alternate.

Added Bonus: This was the first year that we had string players as part of our band and our Beginning String Program at the Middle Schools participate.  Trevor Lind, Senior (Drum Major, Trombone) earned a “Superior – I” rating at regionals performing a solo on the Upright String Bass in addition to the trombone. The orchestra event (occurring the same day and location as the winds and percussion event) included both high school and middle school students. Our new Tahoma Beginning Orchestra program had a number of participants at the orchestra solo & ensemble contest too! A first and a successful step of our blossoming new addition to the Tahoma Academic Music Community!

The soloists and ensembles from Tahoma who placed will have an opportunity to compete at the state level The state competition will take place at the end of April at Central Washington University!


Congratulations to all of our performing and competing soloists and ensembles!


Placing Tahoma Members (in score order)

Madison Collins, Oboe                   1st Alternate

Maya Cheam, Oboe                        2nd Alternate

Claire Cunningham, Clarinet        Category Winner

George Praggastis, Clarinet          1st Alternate

Ashley Walker, Bass Clarinet        Category Winner

Jason Parshall, Alto Saxophone  Category Winner

Michael Hogg, Trombone             Category Winner

Sonya Letko, Mallets                       1st Alternate


Tahoma Sax Ensemble                   Category Winner (Small Woodwind Ensemble)

Dakota Huffman, Soprano Sax

                Ethan Buck, Alto Sax

                Jason Parshall, Tenor Sax

                James Holtz, Bari Sax


Meatball Suckerpunch                   2nd Alternate (Large Percussion Ensemble)

                Rohit Tripathy, Bass 1

                Caleb Hays, Bass 2           (Performer and composer of their competition piece)

                Micah Hays, Bass 3

                Grant Davis, Bass 4

                Eric Farish, Bass 5


Tahoma Course Fair – Wed. 2/14 during both Power Hours

January 31, 2018 Leave a comment

Course Fair!


February 14th during both Power Hours in the Main Gym

Come learn about all of your class options for next year, including exciting new electives!

Your perfect match is waiting!

Choir Concert – Crying For a Dream

January 30, 2018 Leave a comment

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THS PTA Scholarship Application Details

January 26, 2018 Leave a comment


The Tahoma Community Partner Scholarship application will be live on Monday, February 5th at 3pm! All applications are due by Friday, March 30th at 4pm. The application program is set on an automatic timer and is exact for Pacific Standard Time. Absolutely no late applications will be processed.
Applications can be accessed at http://scholarships.tahomahigh.com

The application process will show which sections have been completed and what still needs to be done. Because letters of recommendation sometimes get marked as spam or sent to other folders in some emails we strongly suggest you be attentive to the person you have requested and email them directly if your letter has not returned to your profile for submission. Remember you will not see the letter itself, but you will receive a check mark next to the progress of recommendation in your profile.


February 9 – finish all basic application information
February 16 – complete all essays required
March 2 – send out recommendation requests
March 9 – verify requests were returned, or follow up on requests
March 16 – recheck all progress and finalize any incomplete items
March 23 – make sure everything is complete and submit applications

All questions may be directed to Stacy Pleskoff via email at Tahomahspta@gmail.com, make sure to put Scholarship Question in the subject line.