Girls Track & Field wins State for a second year in a row

June 1, 2018 Leave a comment


Tahoma Girls Track & Field won State for the second year in a row.  There were also 4 school records broken in the meet. Congratulations to these amazing athletes!

Click “Read More” to see individual results for both Girls and Boys Track & Field, with individual state champions bolded.

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First Annual THS Graduating Seniors Military Send-Off

May 31, 2018 Leave a comment


Tahoma would like to honor all members of the Bears Family who are enlisting in the military with a “Send-Off” in which we all gather and pay tribute to them with gifts, food, stories, and socializing before they depart for basic training or boot camp. It is Tahoma’s way of wishing them safe travels and success as they embark on a commitment of service to our nation.

We are starting this tradition at Tahoma High School with Military Club’s first annual Send-Off for our 2018 graduating seniors entering military service. Please feel free to join this Friday, June 1 from 7-9 PM in the High School Commons. Please bring something food-wise to share if you can. Maple Valley’s Colonel Mike Meyer (USAF) will be our keynote speaker. Recruiters from each service branch will be introducing their enlistees. BTW, we have a couple future Marines flying out to San Diego for boot camp a couple days after school is out.

Here are our 2018 enlistees so far: Please let me know if you know of others not listed below.


Nicolas Blaide Barajas                        2018    THS     USMC

Nathan Alexander Beagle                   2018    THS     USMC

Nicholas Gabriel Rosas-Bennett        2018    THS     USMC

Ethan Murray Burt                              2018    THS     Army (Ranger) (DEP)

Matthew William Calicoat                   2018    THS     USMC

Miles Russell Foucault                        2018    THS     Army

Jonathan Saul Garcia                         2018    THS     USMC

Geoffrey Scott Hoobler                       2018    THS     Navy

Grayson Scott Kibby                           2018    THS     Army

Zerrick Keyon Milton                           2018    THS     Army

Kenneth Dale “Kenny” Munsinger      2018    THS     USMC

Devin Shane Red Cloud                     2018    THS     USMC

Findley Cristopher Schultz                 2018    THS     USMC

Nathaniel Alan Schreiner                    2018    THS     Navy

Jackson Cole Tingman                       2018    THS     USMC


Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you Friday evening.

On-Line Summer School

May 31, 2018 2 comments

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Choir Concert – Love of My Soul

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Choir Concert – Frostiana

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Tarzan grabs 11 Nominations for 5th Ave Theatre Awards

May 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Tahoma Drama’s production of Tarzan received 11 nominations and 2 honorable mentions for the 5th Avenue Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production which means the kids will get to perform at the awards on June 11th.


Nominations include:

Outstanding Overall Production

Outstanding Direction

Outstanding Musical Direction

Outstanding Choreography

Outstanding Orchestra

Outstanding Stage Crew

Outstanding Set Design

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design

Outstanding Lighting Design

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Lexie Love as Kala)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group (The Apes)

Outstading Costume Design – Honorable Mention

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Non-Singing Role – Honorable Mention (Jake Bennett as Clayton)

2018-2019 Dance Team Tryouts

May 23, 2018 2 comments

Interested in trying out for the 2018/19 Tahoma High School Dance Team? Watch this video for more information!


School Board Selects Next Superintendent

May 22, 2018 Leave a comment

Giurado asks a student in Kelly Minniti’s first grade class about his work.

The Tahoma School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday, May 22, to offer Tony Giurado a contract to become the next superintendent of schools.

 Giurado, Chief Academic Officer of the Mesa County Valley School District in Grand Junction, Colo., and Doug Hostetter, Executive Director of Secondary Education for Tacoma Public Schools, were finalists for the position. The board made its decision after meeting in executive session for four hours Tuesday to evaluate and discuss the candidates. The board convened in a special open session at noon to vote.

 “The whole process was rigorous,” Board Member Val Paganelli said. “We invited two candidates who prompted us to think hard.”

 Board Member Tami Henkel agreed. “It was not an easy decision. But, with all the input and discussion, I am excited to offer (the job) to Tony.”

 “This is one of the most serious and important decisions we have made as a board,” President Mary Jane Glaser said. She also noted that Giurado’s emphasis on placing students at the center of all decisions fits well with Tahoma’s core beliefs.

 The board spent Monday learning more about the two finalists in a series of meetings and presentations that concluded with a public forum in the Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center. The previous Saturday, May 19, the school board interviewed six semifinalists from a field of 33 applicants for the superintendent position, which became available after Superintendent Rob Morrow announced that he will retire on June 30. After interviewing the semifinalists, the board decided to invite Giurado and Hostetter for Monday’s final interviews. The board had originally planned to invite as many as three candidates on Monday but decided that Giurado and Hostetter were the clear favorites and chose not to include a third candidate.

 The two finalists toured the school district Monday morning, each accompanied by two school board members. They then spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon with two interview panels: Panel One included community members, teachers, staff, parents, students, community leaders, and school board members; Panel Two was comprised of school principals, board members and administrators. The two panels made notes of their impressions and presented them to the school board Monday afternoon.

Monday evening, the finalists completed the interview process in a public forum held at the Performing Arts Center, where about 60 people listened as the candidates answered questions submitted in advance by the public. Audience members were encouraged to jot down comments about the candidates and leave them with the school board in order to be included as part of the decision-making process.

 During Tuesday’s announcement, Glaser said the board read each comment from Monday’s forum. She and other board members offered their thanks to everyone who participated in the selection process.

 If you missed our post introducing the finalists over the weekend, click here.