Tahoma Welding & Fabrication competitors take Second in competition

January 22, 2018 Leave a comment

Please congratulate Jeremy Waler, Cain Vu, and Garit Bowman for a job well done at the Welding and Fabrication competition at Lincoln High School in Tacoma this past weekend.  They had four hours to reverse-engineer and fabricate a hand truck, and they earned second place!

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(Jeremy, Garit, and Cain waiting to run their hand truck through the obstacle course while carrying a #100 I-beam)

Faculty Music Concert – Friday, Jan. 19

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

The Mary Lou Harting Memorial Concert is an annual opportunity for students, parents, staff and the public to check out the amazing talents of the Tahoma School District’s music faculty. Music teachers will sing and play instruments as solo or ensemble performers. Students will especially enjoy seeing their own teachers perform.

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The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is a suggested $5 donation or $10 for families. All donations will be collected for the Mary Lou Harting Scholarship fund, to be awarded to two graduating Tahoma High School senior music students in May. As many students, staff and parents remember, Mary Lou Harting was a beloved Tahoma School District music teacher. Her last assignment was at Rock Creek Elementary School.

Don’t miss this wonderful evening of music. It’s always fabulous entertainment!

2018-2020 Calendars Set

January 12, 2018 Leave a comment

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The Tahoma School Board on Tuesday approved the district calendars for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as for the 2019-2020 school year. Both calendars will be up on the district website soon. In the meantime, we know many community members have been waiting to hear the information included in the calendar.

Here are key dates for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • First day of school: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
  • First day of kindergarten: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
  • Winter break: Dec. 24, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019
  • Mid-winter break: Feb. 18-22, 2019
  • Spring break: April 8-12, 2019
  • Non-student day/ inclement weather make-up day: May 24

Last day of school: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (If additional inclement weather make-up days are needed after utilizing May 24, they would be added to the end of the calendar beginning June 20).

Post-Secondary Night – Tuesday Feb. 27

January 11, 2018 Leave a comment

Community Postsecondary Night

Tahoma We the People team wins State

January 9, 2018 Leave a comment

On Saturday, January 6th after a very competitive and long day, Tahoma High School’s We the People team won the Washington State Championship and earned the honor of representing our state and the Tahoma School District at the We the People National Finals in Washington, D.C. the end of April.  These students have been working since June 2017 – their work ethic has been inspiring and their performance was exceptional.

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WTP Team on Capitol Steps.  Photo: Christian Molnar

Please celebrate Tahoma’s constitutional warriors listed below as they represent Washington in our nation’s capital later this year.

Tahoma’s Washington State We the People Champions:

  1. Bruneel, Andrew
  2. Cawthorn, Daria
  3. Cleary, Melia
  4. Duggan, Jack
  5. Duven, Bridget
  6. Fitzpatrick, Hannah
  7. Glover, Breanna
  8. Hanson, Cameron
  9. Hessler, Alexander
  10. Hostetter, Jeffrey
  11. Hubbard, Jamison
  12. Huffman, Dakota
  13. Kazemi, Nassim
  14. Kombol, Henry
  15. Molnar, Hannah
  16. Musaliar, Aliyah
  17. Pompeo, Aurora
  18. Rasaretnam, Rhiannon
  19. Rayl, Jaden
  20. Schroff, Samantha
  21. VandenBosch, Kyler
  22. Wilmart, Riley
  23. Zosel, Katarina

Boys Swim has a record setting event

January 8, 2018 Leave a comment

The Tahoma Boys Swim & Dive team had a very successful Saturday at the Kentridge Invitational:  21 of 32 swims were best times, Zach & Micah (divers) improved their scores for an 11 dive meet, Nathan Hagen broke school records in the 200 IM & 100 Breaststroke, & finally Parker Wichelmann qualified for state in the 200 & 500 Free & Parker broke both school records in those events!

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2018 Levy Measures

January 2, 2018 Leave a comment

As is the case in many school districts across the state, Tahoma voters will be asked to consider levy measures on the Feb. 13, 2018 special election ballot. Voters will be asked to approve two replacement levy measures and a third proposal to buy buses.

Although state lawmakers passed a budget plan last summer that improves state education funding, the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the Legislature has not yet met the constitutional requirement defined in the McCleary lawsuit. The dollars provided by the new state education budget are not sufficient to pay for the level of education and support services to which Tahoma parents and community members are accustomed. Because of the difference between the money the state gives Tahoma and the true cost of running the district, local levies provide funding to maintain staffing levels for services such as security and safety, special education, teacher professional development, school nurses, paraeducators, transportation, and more.

“This funding is essential to the operation of the school district,” Superintendent Rob Morrow said. “If folks like the levels of learning, service, and programs that their students are receiving now, passing these measures is the way to maintain that.”

Click to read more about the three levy measures.

Jazz Fundraiser Concert

January 1, 2018 2 comments

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