- March 23 – ASB Officer speeches and election
- March 30 – Spring Pep Assembly
- April 4 – Spring choir concert at Shepard of the Valley, 7pm
- April 10-14 – Spring Break, no school
- April 29 – Prom, Pacific Science Center
On March 18th, Tahoma students competed at the Vocal Solo & Ensemble Contest for the Green River Music Region (consisting of the Kent, Auburn, Enumclaw, Tahoma, and White River school districts). Each voice category has a winner, 1st alternate, and 2nd alternate except for Soprano. There are so many sopranos that enter the contest across the state, that this is a double category with two winners, two 1st alternate, and two 2nd alternates. Our students performed very well! Here are the results:
Tahoma took the top 3 spots in the Soprano category:
Allie Orozco – winner
Sophia Heinz – winner
Morgan Roberts – 1st alternate
Austin Freeman is 1st alternate for the Bass category.
Allie Orozco & Sophia Henz also won the small ensemble category with their duet.
The winners move on to the state contest at the end of April. Alternates will be used to fill spots from regions without winners.
The following THS students received Superior ratings: Morgan Roberts, Justin Freeman, Allie & Sophie (duet), Austin Freeman, Lindsay Harmon, Allie Orozco, Amelia Davis, Sadie Christensen, Sophia Heinz
Congratulations to all of the Tahoma singers for their outstanding performances today!
Two Tahoma seniors competed Saturday at the Pacific Northwest Top Tech Challenge hosted by Universal Technical Institute. Giovanni Martinez and Hunter Miner earned 8th place in a competition of 15 state-wide schools and career centers. Each student earned a $1000 scholarship to any Universal Technical Institute school. These students demonstrated career-ready skills including serving brakes and tires, analyzing alignments angles, electrical circuit diagnosis, engine management systems, and a written exam.
Tahoma’s Robotics team, Bear Metal, won the FIRST Robotics PNW District Competition at CWU two weekends ago. FIRST Robotics competitions are a bit different in that teams compete as an alliance of 3 schools. Alliances in the elimination rounds are chosen via a draft after a series of qualification matches. At the 38 team event, Bear Metal had 10 wins and 2 losses in the qualification matches. The team was selected as the first pick in the first round of the draft for the eliminations. Tahoma ended up winning the event with team 1595 out of Spokane and team 3219 from Auburn.
Tahoma has qualified to compete at the PNW District Championship at EWU on 4/5 – 4/8. The PNW District consists of 155 teams from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Despite already having qualified for the District Championship, the team will still be competing at one more district level event in Auburn on 4/1 – 4/2. This event will mainly serve as additional practice and experience for the team.
Here’s a link to a video that gives a brief summary of this year’s challenge. Bear Metal’s 2017 robot, The Hindenbearg, (see below has shown great promise so far this season. It is an effective gear runner, rope climber and fuel shooter. At our most recent event, The Hindenbearg was the most dominatant shooter and it currently appears to be one of the best in the PNW.
Here are links to a few of our matches to give you an idea of what the game looks like. Bear Metal is team 2046.
Semifinal Match 2 – Full Field View
Finals Match 1 – Full Field View
Finals Match 2 – Full Field View
FIRST Robotics is an organization dedicated to inspiring our youth to consider careers in science and technology. More information about the organization can be found at www.usfirst.org. This is Tahoma’s 11th year participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Bear Metal is sponsored by Boeing, Flow, Pinnacle, OSPI, Tahoma School District and the Bear Metal Booster Club.
Prom this year is at the Pacific Science Center, April 29, 2017, from 8 to 11 pm. Tickets are $30 from April 3-7; $35 from April 17-21; $40 from April 24-26, and $45 from April 27-28. The last day to turn in a completed Guest Pass is April 26. There are no sales at the door. Photos are available at school from 4-6pm by appointment or at the dance. Pre-dinner appointments can be made in the commons at lunch time. Photo Price List. There will be a coat check which is strictly at your own risk–please do not check valuables. Parking is on your own.
The Tahoma Band Boosters is having a Flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s in Covington on Sat Mar 18th from 8-10 am. Come join them for pancakes, eggs and bacon. Tickets can be purchased from any band student or at the door for $10.
Thank you for supporting the Tahoma Band!
Over last weekend, Tahoma’s Dance Team qualified for state in Pom, Dance, and Hip Hop! State is on March 25th in Yakima at the Sundome. Go Bears!
This weekend the Tahoma Speech & Debate team competed at the National Qualifying Tournament for the Western Washington district at Federal Way High School. This single tournament determines which teams in this region will qualify to compete at the National Tournament in Birmingham, AL this June. It was a very tough competition with a lot of amazing competitors. The Tahoma team qualified in three separate events!
This year three Tahoma students will be competing at Nationals:
Elizabeth Davis (right) – 1st place in Humorous Interpretation
Alyssa Gaston (middle) – 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation
Carissa Hibbert (left) – 2nd place in Informative Speaking (Expository Speaking)
This is Alyssa’s 2nd year in a row that she qualified to go to Nationals! Please congratulate these outstanding students when you get the chance.