- October 21 – Future Ready Day
- October 21 – Homecoming Dance, 8-11
- October 25 – Senior Class Photo, APP in the Stadium
- November 7 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5-8pm
- November 8 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4-7pm
- November 11 – No School – Veterans Day
Is anyone haunted by the idea of finding time for community service? SHADOW Habitat is keeping the tricks to a minimum this year by offering the treat of service hours on October 29 from 1-4 pm by volunteering at their Halloween at the Haunted Peat Bog event. You don’t have to be an actual ghoul to oversee games meant for the little goblins. To stay up to date on all spook-tacular environmental events, follow the Tahoma Green Team on Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter @TahomaGreenTeam.
Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the senior class is officially on its way towards graduation!
A traditional way to preserve the memories of a students’ senior year is to purchase Senior Grad Ads for publication in the 2017 edition of Ki Ah Yu. Senior Grad Ads are a great way for parents and family to publish a memorable photo along with a message of up to 300 words in your student’s final high school yearbook.
The yearbook staff will only be accepting ad submissions via email. Please email your ad to Cavin Eggleston at firstname.lastname@example.org , subject Grad Ad and your child’s name (example: Grad Ad Student Name). Be sure to include all photos and messages as attachments in your email. No ads requiring message transcription or photo scanning by the staff will be accepted. Any ads submitted via hardcopy will be returned. If you have any questions or concerns about the digital submission process, please email Mr. Eggleston.
Parents, along with grandparents, friends and relatives, can take advantage of this opportunity by completing the Grad Ad Purchase form also available from Cavin Eggleston and the cashier’s office. The form, along with a check made out to Tahoma High School, should be returned to Frances Wood in the Cashier’s Office mailbox by January 13, 2017. Late ads may not be accepted. In recent years, space has run out quickly.
Also, make sure to mark your calendars for Grad Ad Preview Night! February 3rd and 10th the yearbook staff will be available from 6-8pm to allow parents to view their ad as it will appear in the yearbook. This is your opportunity to proof your ad and work with a staff member to make any necessary changes to your message or photo. Staff will be on hand to help make sure your ad meets your expectations.
If you have questions, or would like an electronic copy of the purchase form, please contact Cavin Eggleston, Yearbook Adviser, at email@example.com .
Due to potential safety risks, the Tahoma High School Homecoming Dance is being
to next Friday, October 21st at 8pm.
The Tahoma School Board on Tuesday approved a list of important dates to include in the 2017-18 school year calendar. While the full calendar will be approved and published early next year, these dates have been approved by the calendar committee and union leaders. There will be additions to the calendar later this year including blue and gold days, early release and other special event days.
School will start a bit later than usual on Sept. 6, to provide more time during the summer to complete all of the moves and changes necessary as part of the Tahoma Transition.
Important dates include:
- Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4
- First day of school 1st through 12th grades: Wednesday, Sept. 6
- First day of kindergarten: TBD
- Elementary parent conferences (half days): Nov. 15-22
- Secondary parent conferences (half days): Nov. 20-22
- Winter break: Dec. 21- Jan. 2
- Semester break day/ inclement weather make-up day: Jan. 29
- Mid-winter break: Feb. 19-23
- Spring break: April 9-13
- Non-student day/ inclement weather make-up day: May 25
- Last day of school: June 20
- Additional inclement weather make-up days: Added to the end of calendar, starting June 21
The State of Washington is intensifying its focus on educating K-12 teachers on how to support military youth in schools and communities before, during and after the deployment of a parent or loved one.
Beginning this fall, school districts are required by the state to collect data regarding active duty military families as well as active reserves, all branches, and the Washington National Guard.
Reasons for collection of data include:
- To be better able to provide additional services to the students
- To remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents
- To give a closer look at the test scores for these students, possibly showing the need for increased services to keep them on track for on-time graduation
- The state is requiring districts to survey their families annually as to their military status. To reduce the paperwork parents face at the beginning of each school year, we have created a survey in Skyward Family Access. Please take a moment to log into your Family Access Account to complete the survey. All families must complete the survey whether or not one or both of them are in the active military. There will be a “no affiliation” option for those to whom it applies.