May 3, 2018
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EP&O levy passing with 63.85 percent approval LevyPassing
Long-term funding problem for district still exists
The Educational Programs and Operations levy is passing with 63.85 percent approval. As of Thursday morning, 12,776 total votes had been counted, up from 10,774 total votes on the EPO measure in February. The election results will be certified on Friday. 

"We're grateful the levy passed and we thank the community for its support," Superintendent Rob Morrow said. "This will provide some financial stability for the district over the next two years. The new state model is still a long-term funding problem for Tahoma that we need to address with our legislators."

When the three proposed levy measures failed in February, the district halted nonessential hiring for open positions, reduced spending districtwide and canceled or put on hold noncurricular field trips and nonessential travel. The Human Resources department is now working to fill open positions left by employees who have resigned, and budgeted spending has resumed.

Now that the levy has passed, the district Finance Department is beginning its regular budget process, Lori Cloud, assistant superintendent and finance director, said.

Cloud and her staff will work with other department heads to assess and predict enrollment numbers, class sizes and staffing needs. She will also meet with administrators to examine their proposed budgets and verify that the requests are necessary. Another part of the regular process involves setting fees for the coming year for Nutrition Services, the Extended Enrichment Program, Facility Use and more. The budget process culminates in July, when the School Board hosts a public hearing on the budget prior to its adoption.

School Board OKs stopgap spending for tech, buses FundBalance
Though the Educational Programs and Operations levy that voters approved on April 24 will maintain most current programs and staffing, the School Board and administration now must find ways to supplement funding for what is not included in the levy: classroom technology supported by the current technology levy, which expires at the end of 2018. The district also is assessing how best to deal with failure of the bus levy in February.

At a special May 1 School Board meeting, the board heard and discussed a proposal to use district reserve funds, known as the fund balance, to support classroom technology and buy three buses.

Dawn Wakeley, Teaching and Learning executive director, presented a plan that would use up to $5 million from the district's $15 million fund balance over the next three school years to maintain classroom technology. Wakeley stressed that the proposal is much different than the plan that would have guided how technology levy funds would be spent over four years. Instead, Wakeley said the proposal given to the School Board is intended only to keep existing classroom technology functional.

The plan:
  • Cuts classroom technology support staffing by half;
  • Delays replacement of computers and other devices to at least a year beyond their life expectancy;
  • Reduces funding to replace projectors and other hardware;
  • Reduces online software subscriptions for programs such as Reading A-Z, Dreambox, and RAZ-KIDS;
  • Reduces or removes training and coaching support for teachers;
  • Delays or eliminates new programs, including one-to-one take-home computers for students in grades 6-12.
  • Greatly reduces research and development of new uses for classroom technology and limits access to new online curriculum.

Wakeley said the reduced funding is intended only as a temporary measure. Using reserve funds is not sustainable. She recommended creation of a technology model review to perform a complete study of Tahoma's classroom technology needs as a step toward creating a new technology plan to guide the district, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

Wakeley and Assistant Superintendent Lori Cloud also asked the School Board for authorization to use $1.3 million of the $5 million for technology to keep things running for the 2018-2019 school year. The remaining money would be allocated after the model review as part of the new technology plan. The School Board, by consensus, indicated it will approve the funding request.

Board members indicated support for the technology model review and want to have it completed by late November. Details will be announced before the end of the school year.

The School Board also heard a request from Cloud to use $500,000 from the fund balance to purchase three additional school buses next year. The district had proposed buying as many as 15 new buses, using funds from the bus levy that failed in February. Buying three buses is intended as a stop-gap measure to replace aging, unreliable buses and ensure the bus fleet can handle existing demand. It is not enough funding to replace all of the oldest buses or to expand routes.

The remainder of the fund balance would be kept in reserve for unanticipated expenses and emergencies. School board members said they support the request.

The School Board also began discussion of how to structure citizen committees to advise the board on budget and security issues. Following the February levy failures, the board said it would create advisory groups for finance, security, and technology. With consensus on the technology model review, discussion is now focused on whether one committee or separate committees should be formed for finance and security. No decisions have been made and further discussion is planned.

We the People earns 7th place at nationalsWeThePeople7th
Tahoma High School's We the People team pauses for a photo while in Washington D.C. for the national competition.
Congratulations to the Tahoma High School We the People team, which won seventh place in the national competition in Washington D.C. on Monday.

The We the People curriculum is an innovative course of instruction on the history and principles of the United States constitutional democratic republic. Schools have the option of participating in district, state, and national competitions to test their knowledge of the Constitution.

Adviser Gretchen Wulfing said the most challenging aspects of the program are the time and energy it takes the students to prepare and, after arriving in D.C., reminding them that they are just as good and prepared as the other teams.

Wulfing said her favorite moment was when they learned the Bears had earned a spot in the top 10. "I was told that no school celebrated with more joy than Tahoma did. These incredibly hard working Constitutional warriors of Tahoma would have the incredible experience of competing on Capitol Hill in the historic Committee Room with the 10 best WTP teams in the country. Our Tahoma students earned this with gritty hard work and the support of our incredible Tahoma community."

Other teams in the top 10 were: first, Grant High School, Ore.; second, Foothill High School, Calif. (Wildcard); third, Lincoln High School, Ore. (Wildcard); fourth, Amador Valley High School, Calif.; fifth, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Va.; sixth, Denver East High School, Colo.; eighth, Fishers High School, Ind.; ninth, Maine South High School, Ill.; tenth, Wauwatosa West High School, Wis.

"Incredible civics programs such as WTP are essential to the future of our democratic republic. There is no place for complacency in protecting our founding freedoms," Wulfing said. "Our WTP students truly understand the importance of civil discussion and how important their active participation is to the future of our country."

To read more about the national We the People program, click here: http://www.civiced.org/programs/wtp

This year's team has a Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TahomaWTP2018/

Community invited to participate in superintendent search SuptSearchDates
The Tahoma School Board is inviting the community to participate in the interview process for a new superintendent of schools.

Parents and other community members may submit questions to the superintendent candidates, which will be used during a public candidate forum that begins at 6:30 p.m. on May 21 in the Performing Arts Center at Tahoma High School. Candidates for superintendent will answer a selection of questions submitted in advance by the public. The deadline for questions is 5 p.m. on May 15.

The School Board also needs two parent volunteers to be part of interview panels on Monday, May 21, when three superintendent finalists will be evaluated. The volunteers must be available between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The school board will select the two volunteer panelists, using a blind draw, during the May 8 school board meeting.

To be considered for the panel, applicants must be parents of a current Tahoma student or students. The deadline to apply for the interview panels is 5 p.m. on May 7.

Please email Kevin Patterson , director of communication, to be considered for the panel or to submit questions for the superintendent candidates.
There will be three interview panels. Each candidate will appear before each panel in 45-minute sessions. One of the panels will be made up of school principals and administrators. The other two panels will feature parents, community leaders, teachers, support staff, students, a School Board member, and PTA/PTO representatives.

When the interviews are completed, panelists will meet for about two hours to summarize their impressions for the School Board.

The finalists will be chosen by the School Board on Saturday, May 19, after the board interviews a group of semifinalists for the position. On May 21, board members will conduct informal interviews of the finalists during lunch and dinner breaks and when the finalists are given tours of the school district.

The School Board is scheduled to decide which candidate to hire by May 24. Current Superintendent Rob Morrow will retire on June 30.

Deadlines: Interview panel volunteers, May 7, 5 p.m.; questions to candidates, May 15, 5 p.m.

Glacier Park Elem. gathers for "superhero sendoff"SuperheroSendoff
superhero sendoff
Photo courtesy of Blake's FA Jouney
The Glacier Park Elementary community rallied around kindergartner Blake R. last week, giving him a superhero sendoff before a bone marrow transplant.

"We can't say thank you enough to the wonderful staff and students at Glacier Park Elementary," said Blake's mom, Emily.



Field trip combines forestry, community service, historyFieldTrip
Maple View Middle School students last week traveled to Ravensdale for a field trip that connects lessons they have been studying in science and history, and also offered the chance for them to perform community service. Groups of students removed blackberry bushes and debris from around a stream near the Gracie Hanson Community Center, and also placed mulch around recently planted trees and shrubs.

Tina Miller, who is volunteer and restoration coordinator for King County Parks, said "To me it is so wonderful to have a parks restoration project that is being supported by the Tahoma school community. This area along Rock Creek has been weed infested for years, and because of this relationship, we are accomplishing so much habitat enhancement and student education at the same time. None of this would have happened without this partnership."

Miller also shared that the high school students worked very hard and had positive interactions with the seventh-graders.

From left, Maple View students Monserrat C., Allison S., and Anika N. work together to identify species of plants in their section of the forest. Students collected data that they use to assess the health of the forest.
Students work together to clear invasive species such as blackberry bushes next to a stream in Ravensdale. In addition to the MVMS students, some of Tahoma High School teacher Clare Nance's plant sciences students also helped with the community service project.
Bear Metal competes at FIRST World robotics championshipBearMetalWorlds
Bear metal team members
Members of the Tahoma High School robotics team during their visit to Houston for the FIRST World robotics competition recently.
The Tahoma High School Bear Metal robotics team recently returned from the FIRST World Championships in Houston, a massive event that brings together many thousands of students from countries around the world.

Bear Metal was randomly assigned to the Turing Division, which happens to be the same division the team won last year.

"Overall, Bear Metal's 2018 Robot 'Ursa Origin' has been one of the most dominant robots ever built by the team," adviser Darren Collins said. "The robot performed exceptionally well, but unfortunately their alliance partners struggled in the end."

As the first-round pick of the #4 alliance, the Tahoma students won the first match in the quarterfinals, but were beat slightly in the following two.

"With a tough match schedule, our team ended the qualifying matches with a record of 6-4 and a rank of 41 out of the 67 teams on our field," Bear Metal Communications Secretary Ryleigh Weston said. "We were the first pick for the fourth alliance captain - Team Paradox (2102) from California."

"Our drive team, Zoey Oshiro, Shane Beres, Catherine Kirschbaum, Ashley Faucher, and Andy DeBolt put up their best performance yet on the field in Houston after spending all of break practicing at another team's field in Tacoma," Weston said. "However, factors outside of our control and competing against many other high level teams led to the end of our season."

Next up for the team is the decision about whether to attend some off-season competitions, and preparing for the summer camps they are offering.

Some match video and can be found at thebluealliance.com and (search for team #2046).

Prior to Houston, the team competed in three district level events and the PNW district championship in Portland. Those results included:

  • Clackamas Academy, Oregon City; 37 teams from the Northwest. Bear Metal won with a record of 18-0-0, and also won the Excellence in Engineering award sponsored by Delphi.
  • Auburn High School; 38 teams from the PNW. Bear Metal were finalists, but a few hand controller issues prevented the team from winning in the final match. They also Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors.
  • Auburn Mountainview High School; 38 teams from the PNW. Bear Metal won the competition, and also received the Chairman's Award. 
  • PNW District Championships in Portland; 64 teams from the Northwest. Tahoma was a finalist, and also won the Innovation in Control award sponsored by Rockwell Automation.

Eleven THS students honored for "Exemplary Performance"SchoolBoardAward
Eleven Tahoma High School students are being honored with the School Board's Exemplary Performance Award in Future Ready Skills, for demonstrating "exceptional evidence of achievement or accomplishment in a particular skill." The board created the award to recognize students who have grown and developed their ability in the skill over time, showcasing the student's current achievement, as well as the importance of the skill in the student's life.

"Presenting the school board's exemplary performance award to students really feels like they are understanding the importance of our Future Ready skills that have been shared with them for the past several years," School Board member Tami Henkel said. "It's exciting to see the students wearing the special cords at graduation. It signifies that they have demonstrated their exceptional ability in one of our future ready skills."

Recipients of the 2018 award include:

  • Jaclyn Allen, senior, Conscientious Worker. Volunteers with Corner of Love in Nicaragua; participates in dog agility; works diligently at producing work she is proud of and time management; strives to be responsible and accountable. Allen said it feels rewarding to be recognized for her hard work during the past four years. "I am most proud of my grades from my years at THS. I set a goal freshman year of achieving the best grades and GPA I could, and I am proud that I have kept this goal all throughout high school. I put a lot of hard work and dedication into each of my classes such as AP History and AP Calculus. I have come before school and stayed after school countless times throughout high school in order to achieve the grades I have."
  • Tyler Bocock, senior, Collaborative Teammate. Assistant director for the community production of "Miracle on 34th Street;" participant in numerous plays; has worked as summer helper for TSD past three summers; feels he does his best work when collaborating with a group of people.
  • Alyssa Burkhead, junior, Conscientious Worker. Participant in a number of theater productions; challenges herself to go beyond expectations in projects and performances; strives to have a strong work ethic and be dependable. "I've worked hard in school and outside of school my entire life and it makes me feel like my hard work has paid off," said Burkhead. Receiving the award is "really cool," she added.
  • Kaylee Decker, senior, Conscientious Worker. Worked on own time to gain additional skills to help her in advanced classes; learned adaptability while working with mom to teach sewing classes for children; has gone above and beyond on assignments; described as enthusiastic and self-directed. Decker said that she sometimes feels she blends in because she tends to be more reserved than some of her classmates, and that the award makes her feel appreciated for her hard work. "I think one of the things that I have accomplished during my years at Tahoma High School that I am proud of is how I have learned how to manage and prioritize my time. It's a skill that required a lot of work and self-control to develop but I know it will continue to benefit me in the future."
  • Megan Edwards, senior, Conscientious Worker. Met the tough challenge of succeeding in calculus; worked as a summer helper with TSD, learning new skills, attention to detail and doing work she didn't think she could do; strives to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Edwards recognized that Tahoma has high standards for its students, so being chosen to receive this award makes her feel honored. "Over my four years of high school, I am most proud of the hard work I have put in to maintain a 4.0 GPA. While there are still a few weeks left of school, I am hoping to maintain my 4.0 and graduate at the top of my class."
  • Miguel McCoy, senior, Conscientious Worker. Participates in Special Olympics, which has taught him about patience, discipline, compassion, courage and confidence; volunteered at the Equine Project, where he learned to work hard for a purpose (helping animals and other people); volunteers in the library (Learning Commons) at the high school; described as a good role model who always has a smile on his face and a great attitude.
  • Jessica Meyer, junior, Conscientious Worker. Being in a military family has taught her to adapt to different schools and social environments while maintaining "A"s in her classes; learning Taekwondo has taught her to persevere to overcome obstacles; working to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award; works independently outside of school to learn new subjects and skills.
  • Laura Pierson, junior, Collaborative Teammate. Works in groups of leadership students frequently to plan events; plays with the THS soccer team and Washington State travel soccer team; sings with several Tahoma choirs. Described as a leader on and off the field.
  • Joey Ribera, junior, Conscientious Worker. Serves as one of the captains of the Speech and Debate team; works as a tutor at the Maple Valley Library, where he has been able to help other students understand concepts by explaining them in different ways and using real life connections to the concepts; participates in the Activists for Change club and worked to help organize a question and answer panel after a movie premiere. Described as diligent, organized and committed to helping others.
  • Carson Weisberg, senior, Conscientious Worker. Participates in video production and yearbook; strives to plan and manage his time; works to be accountable, dependable, truthful and impactful. Described as a phenomenal worker and planner who manages multiple projects and tasks efficiently and is a competent and diligent leader. Receiving the award feels surreal, Weisberg said. "I never thought three years of hard work and contribution to this school would end with me being recognized for this award," he said, crediting teachers Rick Haag and Cavin Eggleston for their leadership. "I made a promise to myself three years ago that I wanted to leave my mark here at this school so that thirty years from now, I can look back at Tahoma and know that the proud and successful career I am living today is because of the determination I accomplished yesterday my high school career along with Tahoma's leadership that shaped me into becoming something more than just a high school graduate, but a proud figure."
  • Anika Wilson, junior, Conscientious Worker. Makes schoolwork a priority in order to maintain a high GPA despite taking challenging courses; nominated for student journalism award; runs on the track team and has worked to organize team bonding events as well as creating a program called "PR Buddies" to help teammates push one another to improve. Described as someone who has wide ranging talents yet remains humble and strives for continual improvement. Being recognized feels good, Wilson said, noting that she is very proud of her work with the track team. "I spend a lot of time working to make seasons special for everyone, such as writing handwritten letters to all of the seniors, giving encouraging notes to everyone before every meet, organizing team bonding and designing spirit wear. I am able to balance being a competitive track prospect/athlete as well as an involved leader."

To read more about the awards, click here: https://sites.google.com/tahomasd.us/future-ready-epa/home


Singer-songwriter visits Maple View Middle SchoolTiffanyWilson
Tiffany Wilson in Amy Adams_ class
From left, Maple View students Felicia S., Hayden W. and Mia C. with singer-songwriter Tiffany Wilson.
Students in Amy Adams' class at Maple View Middle School had the chance to hear about singing and songwriting last week from Tiffany Wilson, a local soul singer who has released albums such as "Music therapy" and "#SEESHARP."

"Tiffany talked to the students about her writing. She compared the poetry she wrote as a young teen to the lyrics she writes for many other performers," said Adams, noting that Wilson has worked with artists such as Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Redman, Method Man, George Clinton and others. She has written songs for Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston and other artists. She has worked as a songwriter in the music industry since she was 19 years old, when she got her first publishing deal. After living and writing in Los Angeles, Wilson moved back to the Northwest and has worked as a professional musician since then, Adams said. "She's super talented if you like music. I see her fairly often around Seattle with Mycle Wastman, another great local soul singer who was on the Voice."

Wilson urged Adams' students to set aside some time after they finish their homework to write each day. She talked about the writing partnerships she has had, and how she gets together with her local writing partner, Wastman, each week to write. The two work together on ideas and then try to choose more colorful and interesting words. She told students about rhyming dictionaries and even using Google to try to find rhyming words.

In the past, Wilson worked in Japan and Hong Kong, where her full time job was to sing for one hour every night for a full salary and room and board. She said it allowed her to travel in Asia and that some of the influences of her time there can be heard in her music.

Wilson also told the students about participating in a weekly jam session where she sometimes makes up lyrics and songs based on people she sees in the audience. "She then made up a song where she sang about a boy's medallion, a girl's red sweatshirt, a scarf, and other things she noticed about the students in our classroom," Adams said. "It was clever and fun."

While visiting Adams' class, Wilson sang "Over the Rainbow," but a very different version. She told the students that she tried out for a part in a school play and she didn't get it because in her audition she sang the song exactly like the record and they were looking for someone to make it uniquely their own -- that was a good life lesson, she said.

To hear Wilson singing for Adams' class, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbDHEnrxOk4


District kudosDistrictKudos
SkillsUSA students compete, place at state
SkillsUSA students at the state competition
Photo courtesy of Brianna Rhyner
These Tahoma High School students recently competed in the SkillsUSA State Championship. Dorien Bettcher received second place in Diesel Technology; Marcus Bosancu received third place in Motorcycle Service; Garit Bowman received third place in Power Equipment Technology

THS vocalists sing at state contest
Students who performed in the state solo and ensemble contest
Six students from Tahoma High School choirs competed in the state Solo and Ensemble contest in Ellensburg last weekend. "All of them performed very well and supported each other throughout the competition," teacher Ken Riggs said. Allie Orozco & Sophia Heinz won second place with their duet, and also each took second place as soprano soloists. There are so many sopranos in the state that they make it a double category with two winners: two second place and two third place.

Two Glacier Park students win state Reflections awards
Glacier Park students with their state-award winning Reflections art pieces
Courtesy photo
Rylan L., left, and Alexander P. with their art pieces, which won state-level Reflections contest awards.
Glacier Park Elementary first-grader Rylan L. and second-grader Alexander P. were given state-level Reflections awards last week.

Rylan received an "Outstanding Interpretation" award for his photograph, titled "Sun on Red Rocks," and Alexander was given an Award of Excellence - 3D for his work, "Pyramid Ribbon within Reach."

"I felt really good and was surprised. I didn't think I would win state. I want to try and submit every year," Rylan said. "I like taking pictures. It is fun to see new places and take a memory of the place. Photography makes me happy."

The Reflections contest is a cultural arts competition organized by the Washington State PTA and the National PTA. To see the rest of the state awards, click here: https://www.wastatepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2017-18-State-Reflections-winners.pdf

Cedar River hosts regional Math Olympiad competition
Students who participated in the Math Olympiad at CRES
Courtesy photo 
From left, Cedar River students Colton R., Griffin W., and Radley T., who won a medal in the long problem and a ribbon in the short problems during a regional Math Olympiad competition that CRES hosted last weekend. A second CRES team also earned a ribbon in the short problems, and a third team scored "superior" in two categories on the short problems. Those teams included Megan L., Norah D., Kester M., Alana K., Danica C., Angelena S. and Rianna B.


News BriefsNewsBriefs
Annual Bear Run & Walk open for registration
Bear Run poster
Students, families and community members are invited to participate in the 35th annual Maple Valley Bear Run/Walk 5K during Maple Valley Days on Sunday, June 10. The event is a fundraiser for the Tahoma Cross Country team.

Children ages 12 and younger can participate for free, thanks to sponsor Tab Wizard (there is a $2.50 handling fee per participant, however). All children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult or participant age 13 or older.

The Tahoma school with the most participants will earn the chance to display a large Bear Run stuffed bear throughout the school year (it's currently at Rock Creek, which won this challenge last year).

Anyone who registers by May 30 will receive a T-shirt.

The run starts at 9 a.m.; registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. To register, click here: www.maplevalleybearrun.com
Disney's "Tarzan" opens tomorrow
The Tahoma High School production of Disney's "Tarzan" opens tomorrow in the performing arts center at the high school. This visually stunning, family-friendly production makes full use of the capabilities of the new stage, and will feature actors swinging from "vines" while suspended from the fly system.

In addition to a main cast of THS students, the production also features younger students from Glacier Park Elementary, Rock Creek Elementary, Cedar River Elementary and Summit Trail Middle School.

Tickets are on sale now at tahomatarzan.brownpapertickets.com. Shows are at 7 p.m. May 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, as well as at 2 p.m. on May 5 and 12. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 5 and younger.
New walking, biking path dedicated
trail ribbon cutting
Representatives of the City of Maple Valley and Tahoma School District dedicated the new walking and biking path that connects the Woodridge neighborhood to Southeast 260th Street Wednesday morning. The paved trail, built with grant funding from the state, provides a safe walking route to Rock Creek Elementary School for students who live south of Southeast 260th Street. Students in the Woodridge area now are bused to Rock Creek. Busing will continue this school year for Woodridge students who attend Rock Creek but will be discontinued for the 2018-2019 school year. Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony were, from left: Mayor Sean P. Kelly, Public Works and Community Development Director Scott Tkach, Development Engineer Dave Casey, Tahoma Operations Director Tom Misfeldt, Deputy Mayor Dana Parnello, City Manager Laura Philpot, and Construction Inspector Tom Bowen.

Community members invited to donate blood
There will be a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 in the conference room at the Maple Valley Library.

Community members are invited to attend and donate blood; walk-ins are welcome around scheduled appointments. To book a time, email schedule@bloodworksnw.org
or call 800-398-7888, ext. 2.
Tahoma is hiring!
The school district has immediate openings for bus drivers, support personnel and substitute positions. Free training is offered to bus-driving candidates and there will be opportunities to move quickly from substitute positions to regular bus routes. The school district will have open driving positions this summer, due to attrition caused by drivers who plan to retire or relocate.

For a complete listing of job openings and to complete an online application, please go to https://tahomajobs.hrmplus.net . If you have questions, please contact Tahoma Human Resources at 425-413-3406.

Coming up in Bear CountryBearCountry
SATURDAY,  May 5
Lifting Literacy event for families of students in K-5, 10 a.m. to noon, Maple Valley Library

FRIDAY , May 11
Cedar River PTO talent show, 6 p.m., CRES
Glacier Park Elementary Three Piggy Opera, times vary, GPES
Tahoma Elementary PTO movie night, 7 p.m., TES

FRIDAY, May 18
Cedar River Elementary Three Piggy Opera, times vary, CRES
District Jazz Band Night, 7 p.m., Tahoma High School
Elementary track meet (track students from all six elementary schools), 3 p.m., new Tahoma High School
Shadow Lake Elementary PTA spring carnival, 5 p.m., SLES

MONDAY, May 21
Summit Trail Middle School band concert, 7 p.m., STMS

FRIDAY, May 25
NO SCHOOL, districtwide (unneeded inclement weather makeup day)

MONDAY, May 28
NO SCHOOL, districtwide, for Memorial Day

THURSDAY, May 31
Rock Creek Elementary PTO carnival, 5 p.m., RCES



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The Tahoma School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: 

Title IX Officer
Director of Human Resources
25720 Maple Valley Highway
Maple Valley, WA 98038
425-413-3400
ADA Coordinator
Director of Human Resources
25720 Maple Valley Highway
Maple Valley, WA 98038
425-413-3400
Section 504 Coordinator
Director of Special Services
25720 Maple Valley Highway
Maple Valley, WA 98038
425-413-3400
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