Upcoming Events and Information – 2017-2018 School Year

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  • Nov 10, 11, 17, 18 – Fall play, Our Town, 7pm. Nov 11 & 18, 2pm.
  • Nov 13 – Full Student Council, Power Hour A, PAC
  • Nov 14 – Senior Picture, 10:55, Gym
  • Nov 16 – All school vote on senior vs. junior/senior prom
  • Nov 17-18 – Tahoma’s 13th annual Speech and Debate Tournament
  • Nov 20-22 – Early dismissal at 11:10
  • Nov 21 – Power Puff game, 7pm at MVMS Stadium
  • Nov 22 – Leadership Retreat Leader Applications due
  • Dec 2 – Band Booster Holiday Bazaar, Maple View Middle School, 9 to 3

 

Thanksgiving Week Schedule (11/20 – 11/22)

November 17, 2017 Leave a comment

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Sign up for THS Remind alerts

November 16, 2017 Leave a comment

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Parents and Students – sign up for THS Remind alerts by sending the message @g933dcc to the phone number 81010, or by downloading the Remind App.

The app will send messages of the most important school news: weather delays, special events, traffic that impacts school – the reminders you need most!

Tahoma Volleyball reaches best finish in school history

November 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their 5th place state finish this past weekend. It is the best finish in school history! They fought hard and had a blast playing the sport that they love. It is their 4th piece of hardware in 4 years.  Senior Emily Smith was picked to represent Tahoma on the All-tournament team. Other accomplishments included: Emily Smith, Patience O’Neal and Paige Anthony being named to the 1st team roster for the NPSL Cascade Division. The Tahoma News Tribune also named Emily Smith and Patience O’Neal to the All-Area second team.

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Emily Smith—grade 12

Karlee Lewis—grade 12

Patience O’Neal—grade 12

Kaileahna McCollum—grade 11

Sadie Byrd—grade 11

Paige Anthony—grade 11

Layne Cooper—grade 11

Kennedy Kibby—grade 10

Cheryl (Chey) Jones—grade 10

McKenna Peters—grade 10

Kaia Garcia—grade 10

Lidia Zahajko—grade 9

Maddie Burdulis—grade 10 (Manager)

 

Coaches—Kelly Kim, Sara Russell, Mackenzie Krauter, Maria Bahlenhorst, Mikayla McClain

Girls Swim @ State 11/9 – 11/10

November 10, 2017 Leave a comment

This Friday and Saturday the Girls Swim Team will be competing at the 4A State Swim Championships.  You can follow results real time from home if you can’t make it.  The meet begins  at 2:00 and results are available from the  WIAA website (www.wiaa.com).

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The girls competing individually are:

Amelia Blakely (9) – 200 IM and 500 free
Iliana Hammerstrom (11) – 50 free
Rachel Kloepfer (9) – 500 free
Abby Mattern (12) – 100 fly
Emiri Nishizawa (10) – 200 free and 500 free

 

We have a competitor in the disabled swim as well

Abby Nardella (9) – 50 free and 50 back

 

We also have all three relays competing.  There are 4 girls per relay and the participants will be filled after swimoffs today and tomorrow.  The following girls are the competitors or alternates for the three relays.  

 

The 5 girls swimming individually (listed above) and

Bridget Duven (12)
Kendra Gibson (9)
Amy Gill (12)
Mylie Hanger (9)
Rebecca Johnson (10)
Sydney Sears (11)
Kiley Zarzoza (11)

Girls Volleyball to State

November 9, 2017 Leave a comment

This past weekend our volleyball team had a great performance and earned a bid into the state tournament for a 4th year in a row. On Friday they beat both Bellarmine Prep and Graham Kapowsin, 3 games to 0. They returned on Saturday and ended up losing a heartbreaker to Emerald Ridge in 5 games, but came back strong to end the day with a win over Curtis in 4 games. All in all, they earned the 3rd seed into the state tournament this coming weekend. Please congratulate them on a tremendous effort. (see attached picture)

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Varsity Volleyball Roster

Emily Smith—12th grader
Karlee Lewis –12th grader
Patience O’Neal—12th grader
Paige Anthony—11th grader
Layne Cooper—11th grader
Kaileahna McCollum—11th grader
Sadie Byrd—11th grader
Chey Jones—10th grader
McKenna Peters—10th grader
Kennedy Kibby—10th grader
Kaia Garcia—10th grader
Lidia Zahajko—9th grader

Manager: Maddie Burdulis

Thankful Food Drive – 11/6 – 11/17

November 8, 2017 Leave a comment

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THS Interact Club will be hosting a Thankful Food Drive for the Maple Valley Food Bank.  A collection sack has been passed out to each classroom for collecting non-perishable food items.  Please bring your items to your 1st period class.  The top 3 classes with the most items collected will win a Power Breakfast.  Let’s help make everyone’s Thanksgiving great!

Two Replacement Levies on Feb. Ballot

November 3, 2017 Leave a comment

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Two replacement levies will be on the Feb. 13, 2018 special election ballot for Tahoma School District voters and a third levy, to buy buses, could be added.

Tahoma School Board members voted unanimously last week to authorize replacement levies for technology and educational programs and operations. The levies would be collected over four years, beginning in 2019. They would replace existing levies, though at a lower overall tax rate, and would provide funds for equipment, services and staff positions that do not receive state funding.

The levies pay for different things than the construction bond measure approved by voters in 2013. The construction bond pays only for capital projects, such as the new Tahoma High School and new Lake Wilderness Elementary School. The school district sells bonds to raise money for construction and uses taxpayer funds to pay back the bonds over 20 years. By law, bond funds cannot be used for ongoing expenses, such as employee salaries or extracurricular programs.

The Educational Programs and Operations levy is estimated to cost property owners a maximum of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value each year, which is half of what is currently being collected, and would raise about $12.7 million the first year. The levy would pay for employees, supplies, transportation staffing and program costs not funded by the state, including special education.

The technology levy is estimated to cost 32 cents per $1,000 of assessed value the first year and would raise $2.75 million each year to purchase computers, communications network equipment, software, and pay for technology support staff.

Superintendent Rob Morrow said renewal of the two levies is necessary despite changes in how Washington state funds schools. The new funding plan, approved last summer, does not pay for classroom technology and does not fully fund staffing costs, special education, athletics and other extracurricular activities, professional learning opportunities, or additional program offerings beyond basic education.

The levies would help Tahoma maintain its current programs and staffing. Projections indicate that Tahoma taxpayers will see a reduction in school taxes even with approval of the levies in February, due to the lower rate for the Educational Programs and Operations levy and the expected increase in property value throughout the school district.

The board also began discussing whether to add a one-year transportation levy that would collect $1.5 million to purchase buses that are needed to enlarge and modernize the fleet. The board could decide to add the transportation vehicle levy to the ballot at its Nov. 14 meeting. The measure would add about nine new buses to replace aging vehicles and provide additional buses that could be used to expand routes. Tahoma has not had a transportation vehicle levy since 2002. Morrow told the board that adding buses is only part of the solution to expanding bus routes, due to the continuing shortage of drivers for Tahoma and in the Puget Sound region.

Winter Art Flurry

November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Winter Art Flurry 2017