Jan. 17, 2019
In this issue:
Technology Model Review moves toward next phase
Staff Spotlight: Custodian creates wood pieces for THS
New MS program focuses on mental wellness
School Board seeks replacement for Bill Clausmeyer
District kudos
News briefs
Coming up in Bear Country
What's for lunch?


Technology Review moves toward next phase
Members of the Technology Review Committee discuss their work during a meeting last week.

A special committee of parents, students, community members, teachers, staff and school directors completed its work last Thursday to examine Tahoma School District’s classroom technology status and its future needs. The conclusion? Technology and ways to adequately support it are essential to the district’s Future Ready initiative that prepares students for success in school now and further training, college and careers after high school.

“We’ve examined the purposes and uses of technology in active pursuit of the most innovative tools that ensure access, sustainability, and equity for all students to support Future Ready Skills, Future Ready Plan, and empowered learning,” Lisa Long, Grade 5 teacher, said.

The Technology Model Review Committee has held four full-committee meetings and a few subcommittee meetings since Oct. 4. The committee’s work is the first step in a process created by the School Board to assess and plan for Tahoma’s classroom technology needs. The School Board created the committee in response to failure of the district’s technology levy renewal last February. Before going back to voters with another request for technology support, the School Board wanted to take a fresh look at the role technology plays, or should play, in the district’s curriculum and student learning.

Because the district receives only limited support for technology from state funding, the technology levy provided most of the money needed to purchase equipment and software and to pay for technical support staff. As a result of the levy failure, the district has reduced spending for technology and is using reserve funds to maintain existing equipment. Support staffing was reduced for the current school year.

The committee’s recommendations will be presented to the School Board and to the Technology Advisory Committee, a standing committee that will craft a new district technology plan. Once the technology plan is completed and presented to the school board, discussion will begin on how to fund classroom technology, including a future technology levy.

During the technology model review process, committee members read and discussed research about education technology used in Tahoma and in other school districts.

“We aim to establish a shared culture of technology in the Tahoma School District, founded upon a goal of access to all learners, across all spectrums in an equitable way,” Val Paganelli, school director and committee member, said.

They discussed, questioned and reached consensus on a framework for educational technology that is built on these ideas:
  • Empowered Learning: “Technology is used in authentic ways to design experiences that challenge, engage and empower students to deeper levels of learning and demonstrating that learning.”
  • Future Ready Skills: “Students skillfully use digital tools to support and reflect upon their acquisition and demonstration of the Future Ready Skills, both inside and outside of school.”
  • Future Ready Plan: “Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, students build a vision for the valued, viable, and successful future – actively exploring, refining and planning their next steps.”
  •  Access: “Students and staff have the tools, skills, and opportunities to leverage technology to improve learning and productivity.”
  • Sustainability: “Technology decisions are made considering identified aspects of sustainability and align to district goals and priorities.”
  • Equity: “Efforts ensure that initiatives support the diverse/particular needs of different students, staff members, classrooms, and buildings in an equitable way.”


These six core values will help the district identify and prioritize technology related initiatives and purchases going forward.

The committee affirmed the need and role of classroom technology for students.

“With tech tools, teachers can create tasks that are impossible in a traditional classroom setting. Technology provides opportunities for students to learn from failure,” parent and committee member Jennifer Askew said. To provide those opportunities to all students, there is a need to ensure equitable access for students and consistent training for staff.

“The technology culture at Tahoma is built on a foundation of equity and access for student, educators and families,” parent and committee member Chris Davis said. Kimberly Allison, Instructional Technology Coordinator for the District, echoed Davis’ comment: “The core values identified by the committee will help drive collaboration, creativity, and innovation that is aligned with our goals for Future Ready Students. We’re excited to start working, ensuring that all students have the experiences, skills, and opportunities to use technology to empower their learning.”

Two of the students who served on the committee emphasized the need for access and flexibility to help students get the most from classroom technology.

“Students deserve the freedom to choose their platform of working,” student Logan S. said. Students also need ready access to technology, so that “students can use what they need, when they need it and when they need to use it,” student Logan E. said.
Staff Spotlight: Custodian creates wood pieces for THS
Above, a table that Fanny King created out of dismantled wood pallets in her time off for an upstairs staff workroom at THS. Below, King stands next to another of her woodworking projects, a lost and found armoire for main hallway area just past the east foyer.

When Fanny King started working for Tahoma High School as a night custodian last fall, she noticed that the wire rack being used for lost and found wasn’t working well for the volume of items that students misplace regularly. So she decided to build a new one, an attractive cedar and pine armoire, even though she hadn’t done much woodworking since a ninth-grade shop class many years ago.

The main hallway where the new lost-and-found stands is just past the east entrance of the school and is part of King’s assigned area, which stretches from the performing arts center to the auto shop.

“I take pride in it,” she said, explaining that the original inadequate and somewhat messy lost and found didn’t do justice to the new building. So, King decided to do something about it.

“I’m just kind of self-taught,” she said. “I’m not an artist. I just kind of freehand it.”

King doesn’t draw plans for the pieces she creates -- rather she has a vision in her head and lets the materials take her where they will. 

“I love experimenting and doing new things,” she added. “I see a need and I do it.”

While traveling through the hallway that leads behind the stage to the band and choir classrooms, King noticed that students were frequently sitting on the concrete floor. So, she built them a bench, and adorned it with carved instruments, musical notes, comedy and tragedy masks, and this quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

At age 11, King moved to California from Nicaragua, where she was born. She talks daily with her grandmother, who still lives in Nicaragua, and who taught her about generosity, she says.

“It’s better to give than to receive,” King says, noting that she enjoys creating pieces for the high school that are both functional and help make it feel more homey. “I just hope I inspire people to be more giving -- to be kinder. It’s kind of a sad world sometimes.”

Collecting wood is part of what she loves about her hobby, particularly if it is repurposed, such as the wood pallets that she loves to dismantle and reuse. She donates her time and the materials to the school. 

Before working for the school district, King was a general contractor and also owned her own cleaning business. When the position with the district opened up, King’s daughter, who attends Tahoma, told her she should apply. 

Now, she works from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and goes home for a short rest. Then she gets up at 6 to see her daughter off to school and typically heads out to her workshop to tackle her current project. In addition to the lost and found and the bench for the performing arts hallway, King has built a long table for a staff workroom on an upper floor, a guitar rack for the band room, frames for the Student of the Quarter and National Board Certified teacher displays, wood-encased cooler boxes, tables for several staff areas and other benches.

“One of the many things that makes Fanny so special is her ability to see a need, create a solution and then build a beautiful and special piece,” Associate Principal Judy Beliveau said, mentioning the lost and found project and a recent staff recognition program project. “Fanny leaves everything better than she found it, and lives by the motto ‘It is better to bless others than to be blessed.’ She is definitely a blessing at THS!”
King built this guitar storage rack for a room that adjoins the band room, where students were having trouble neatly and safely storing the instruments.
New middle school program focuses on mental wellness
Megan Foreman, left, and Gwendolyn Huete are the new coordinators for mental health and wellness at Maple View Middle School and Summit Trail Middle School. Their positions are part of a new program paid for by a grant from King County's Best Starts for Kids.
At each middle school, a new staff member has joined the team of adults who are available to connect with and support students. Megan Foreman and Gwendolyn Huete, at Maple View and Summit Trail respectively, are the new mental health and wellness coordinators, funded through the King County’s Best Starts for Kids. 

“We’re really looking at what is going on with the whole student,” Foreman explained, noting that she and Huete are already working on developing relationships with the student body at large and individually with students who are referred by other staff members. 

“Wellness is our focus. It’s an extra service to help prepare them, giving them the tools they need before they get to ninth grade,” Huete added. What those tools are depends on the student. While one middle schooler might ask for help with tutoring to reduce stress caused by homework, another might need additional help defining goals and determining how certain choices could impact those goals.

Part of the program being grant funded is a mental health and wellness questionnaire that students complete. In this first year, student engagement with the screener is opt-in only, and parents are contacted and permission granted before Foreman or Huete meet one-on-one with students to administer. They then use the screener responses to help identify both strengths and areas where the student may be struggling. The Best Starts for Kids program offered a grant, which Tahoma received, for “Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To” services -- also called “SBIRT” for short.  

Tahoma’s SBIRT team also includes District Health and Fitness Content Specialist Tracy Krause and Teaching and Learning Executive Director Dawn Wakeley. Principals, counselors, and others have been part of the grant writing and design team. They’re being purposeful about slowly building the program in a way that will complement services Tahoma’s counselors already provide. For now, a handful of students have taken the screening. The intermediate goal of the program is to screen one class of students so that the data from the screening can be assessed and used to guide the eventual rollout of a screener used more broadly across a grade level.  

“The questions from the SBIRT screening tool allows us to get helpful information about student needs, which will allow us to not only understand the student better, but provide better support,” said Maple View Middle School Counselor Betty Bernstein. “This process helps strengthen school partnerships with parents, students and community services to build a brighter future for our students.”

The work began more than a year ago, when Tahoma applied for and received the grant.

“I’ve seen the energy get better and better,” Krause said. “I think all of us feel like there’s a ton of potential for our district to be proactive, our community to be proactive and our kids to be proactive.”

Huete and Foreman use what is called “motivational interviewing,” helping each student recognize their talents, strengths, and stressors. Explaining SBIRT to parents in advance and building relationships with students are important components of the process. One of those reasons is that the “flags” that show up in a screening may not always reflect all the potential warning areas for a student. For example, some may feel comfortable sharing that they struggle with stress, but not about bullying that has occurred or substance abuse.

“I think our community is ready to go down this path with us,” Foreman said.

As part of their effort to build relationships with students, both Foreman and Huete also spend time with students during lunches, passing times and other parts of the day. Each middle school also now has a “wellness station” with brochures and other information about health and wellness for students and parents. And, their work isn’t being done in a vacuum -- they’re teaming up with counselors, health and fitness teachers, the district PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) team and the district MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports) team.

This system is being designed to identify students early (in middle school) who might need support and also to ensure that support doesn’t disappear when students leave eighth grade, but instead follows the students to the high school, Krause said.

“Our intention is to support kids all the way through school,” he explained.

Parents who are interested in hearing more or interested in requesting that their child take the screening may contact the counseling office at their child’s school.

As part of their effort to build relationships with families and familiarize students and parents with what the SBIRT program entails, Huete and Foreman will host a parent information night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the board room at the Central Services Center.

In order to continue this program, Tahoma will be required to continue applying for the SBIRT grant through Best Starts for Kids.


Meet Gwendolyn Huete and Megan Foreman
Huete was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from UCLA with bachelor’s degree in sociology; and earned an MS degree in educational counseling from the University of La Verne. Huete worked in the Los Angeles Unified School district for more than 10 years as a teacher, coordinator and counselor; and now lives in Maple Valley. She is married and has two children and two dogs. Her hobbies include singing, meditation, yoga, and hiking.

Foreman grew up in Vancouver, Wash. She attended Washington State University, where she met her husband, who served in the Army. The couple moved frequently, and while living in Colorado, Foreman attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and earned her teaching certificate. Later, she added special education to her teaching certificate. Foreman taught special education math, taught in a a SAILS program and later worked as a behavior intervention specialist at a middle school. Foreman is certified in Mental Health First Aid, Crisis Prevention and De-escalation, Suicide Prevention, and has attended multiple trainings on designing interventions to support the whole child. She has two children and, in her free time, enjoys reading and attending local festivals or parks with her family.
School Board seeks replacement for Bill Clausmeyer
The Tahoma School Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board, following the resignation of longtime director Bill Clausmeyer, who is stepping down on March 1 for personal reasons.

Applicants must be registered voters in the Tahoma School District and must reside in Director District 2. The person selected to fill the vacancy will serve until a new director is elected by Tahoma voters in the November general election. For the application packet, click here.

At its regular business meeting on Jan. 8, the School Board formally accepted Clausmeyer’s resignation and then discussed and agreed upon a replacement process and timeline. The School Board adopted an application form that is posted on the Tahoma website. The board also set a timeline for advertising the opening, accepting applications, screening and interviewing applicants, and making a final selection. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The timeline includes additional days for application screening, interviews, and selection if necessary. Questions about the board vacancy can be directed to the Tahoma Communications Office.
Clausmeyer in December let the rest of the board know that he would be resigning. He has served on the board for 21.5 years. Six weeks after he joined the board, his wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

“Seven years or so ago, the challenges of her condition and my duties as her caregiver started to increasingly impinge on my available time. I am most grateful to all of my colleagues who have been most generous in making accommodations for my needs.”

“Just shy of two years ago, Pam’s path took a serious downward spiral; 18 months ago her condition became such that she had to move to a nursing home. I had thought that knowing she would be safe and in caring hands, my time would be freer. While I don’t worry as much as I once did about her care needs, I find her emotional needs to be even more demanding. She so looks forward to my daily visits and is distressed when I am unable to make it. Like everyone else, I have to work to pay the bills. I go see Pam immediately afterwards. Every night I am in District fulfilling a Board obligation, is a day I am unable to visit Pam.” 

“I have come to the difficult decision that is time for me to give up this work,” Clausmeyer said. He noted that if the Board selects a new member sooner, he will yield his position before March 1.

DISTRICT KUDOS
THS We the People takes first in state
Last weekend, Tahoma High School’s We the People team won the Washington State Championship and earned the honor of representing Washington state and the Tahoma School District at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. at the end of April.  

“We are so grateful to our Tahoma village,” adviser Gretchen Wulfing said, thanking Tahoma staff members for helping the team with run-throughs, encouragement and support. “These students have been working since June 2018. Their awesome work ethic has been inspiring, and their performance was exceptional.”


This year’s team includes: Leah Billings, Hitesh Boinpally, Jeremiah Briere, Mahek Buddhdeo, Jacob Burianek, Aidan Callen, Victoria Chung, Melinda Day, Emily DeBolt, Elizabeth Diaz, Drew Fleming, Jacquelyn Gaither, Joshua Hren, Makenna Kilgallon, Gabriel Kilwein, Madeleine Magana, Sierra Muehlbauer, Estelle Neathery, Madeline Nielsen, Emma Percival, Laura Pierson, Joseph Ribera, Christina Ring, Briana Rogers, Eric Rogers, Laena Tieng, Adam Wengreen and Anika Wilson


Two Tahoma teachers earn National Board Certification
Summit Trail Middle School teachers Jo’Nell Hohn and Becky Doubles recently earned their National Board Certification, bringing Tahoma’s total number of NB certified teachers and staff members to 79. In addition, the district has 10 new staff members this year who are certified by the National Board, including Lisa Williamson, Terra Solkey, Cassandra Sedlak, Melissa Mackey, Lori Kanikkeberg, Shannon Heckelsmiller, Robin Hall, Jeffrey Ducar, Mila Bradley and Jillian Arnold-Phillips. To learn more about the National Board, click here: https://www.nbpts.org/

NEWS BRIEFS
Make-up school day scheduled
The Jan. 7, 2019, canceled school day will be made up on Monday, January 28, 2019, which was designated as an inclement weather makeup day on the district calendars. This will now be the last day of first semester.

January 28 will mirror the calendar of Monday, Jan. 7. In other words:

• Full day of school
• Blue Day for middle school
• Gold Day for high school

Martin Luther King Jr. honored
Students throughout the district learned about and remembered Martin Luther King Jr. in lessons and assemblies this week. There will be no school districtwide on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the contributions that King made to the United States.
Tahoma High School students, including members of the Advocates for Equity club, planned and led an assembly honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday.
Leadership students at Summit Trail Middle School planned an assembly to remember King, including a skit, shown here, in which one student played the part of a librarian teaching a group of children about the Civil Rights activist. The STMS ASB leaders also created a video about King's life and legacy that was shown as part of the assembly.

Full day of math fun this Saturday at THS
Tahoma students in grades 4-8 are invited to the "Math is Amazing! District Championships from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Tahoma High School
Hosted by the THS Math Team, the event includes a full day of math fun for students, with individual and team events, door prizes, medals and more.
The event cost is $10, payable at the east entrance (Les Schwab side) of the high school on Saturday morning. Students may bring their own lunch or order pepperoni or cheese pizza for $2 per slice.
Further information is available here. For questions, contact math team advisor Malinda Shirley at mshirley@tahomasd.us


Jazz fundraiser concert this Friday
The annual Tahoma High School Jazz Dessert Fundraiser Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 18, beginning in the commons at Tahoma High School and moving into the performing arts center.  

The evening includes performances by the THS jazz bands and jazz choirs. Proceeds help fund travel, such as the jazz choir trip to Disneyland. Tickets are $10 each or $20 per family; and are available at the door or in advance from any jazz choir or band student.


Grad night donations needed
Every year, the Tahoma High School PTA puts on a Grad Night celebration immediately following the THS graduation ceremony. 

The graduates leave White River Amphitheater after the ceremony, and are whisked away to two different venues where they are fed dinner, breakfast and snacks. There are raffles and many activities to keep the graduates busy celebrating all night long. In years past, the committee has taken them to Lucky Strike, Family Fun Center, Trinity Night Club and the EMP. Other activities have included casino tables, inflatables, a DJ, henna artists, an espresso cart and photo booths. Graduates return to the high school the next morning by 6 a.m.
 
“Grad Night is a great way for seniors to celebrate graduation in a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment, full of great activities, good food and friends to celebrate this huge milestone,” said Kristan Reed, Grad Night Committee co-chair. “We have an average of 325 graduates that attend this party every year.”
 
“The Grad Night committee needs your help. The committee is collecting donations for prizes and raffles from local businesses - especially gift cards,” Reed said. 

The committee is also seeking donations toward scholarships to ensure all students can attend regardless of funds. Donations may be dropped off at the main office at Tahoma High School with “Grad Night” on the envelope.
 
Registration is open now for seniors, with forms available in the main office at THS and on the THS PTA website. Forms can be submitted online; dropped off in the main office; or mailed to THS PTA, PO Box 74, Maple Valley, WA 98038. Make checks out to “THS PTA.” Tickets can also be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets for a limited time. Any questions can be directed to tahomahspta@gmail.com (with “Grad Night” in the subject line). 


High school play opens next week
The Tahoma High School Drama Club will present “Almost, Maine” beginning next week. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2; as well as 2 p.m. matinees on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 in the performing arts center at THS, 23499 SE Tahoma Way.

Ticket presales will be available at www.tahomadrama.org or, at the door: children, $5; students and seniors, $7; adults, $10.

The play is directed by Paul Rempfer, with costuming by Jeanine Girello. “Almost, Maine” is written by John Cariani. It tells the story of a heartbroken woman, and touches on themes of relationships, friends, and love. It takes place on one cold winter night filled with magic.


Kindergarten registration is Jan. 22-25
Kindergarten registration for the fall of 2019 opens Tuesday, Jan. 22. Registration will be open at each elementary school in the Tahoma School District through Jan. 25.

Parents who completed the online preregistration should soon receive a packet of information and forms in the mail. Guardians of incoming kindergarten students who did not preregister online are asked to pick up a packet at their child's elementary school. The information may be completed at home and returned anytime during registration week.

When returning the packet of paperwork, parents will need to bring their child's original birth certificate and proof of residency, such as a utility bill, home purchase agreement or lease agreement. 

Any parent who is uncertain which elementary school their child will attend may visit the following link and input the home address: http://bit.ly/TSDboundaryMap

Questions about registration can be directed to the registrar at your child’s school.

If you know any families with children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2019, please share this information with them.


General job fair postponed; teacher job fair approaches
The general job fair for Tahoma classified positions that had been scheduled for Jan. 7 was canceled due to the power outage from the Jan. 6 windstorm. It has not yet been rescheduled, but when we have a new date, we will share it with the community. 

Separately, a specific Tahoma Teacher Job Fair is planned from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Tahoma High School. More information on the Teacher Job Fair will be posted on the district website and district social media.

If you would like to check out our current job openings, please visit http://bit.ly/TSDjobOpenings or call 425-413-3456 for more information.


Tahoma Schools Foundation grants $20K for projector at PAC
The Tahoma Schools Foundation in December voted to purchase a rear-screen projector for the Tahoma High School Peforming Arts Center, for use by the drama department and other organizations using the PAC. 

“The Board’s decision to purchase a specific piece of equipment for the PAC, rather than to provide money for general funding for the musical, allows the Foundation to make a tangible investment that can also be used by more than one department or organization within the district for years to come,” Board President Dan Neilsen said in a press release. “This is an investment in the PAC and allows students who perform and work onstage and backstage to enhance the quality of their productions and gives them opportunities to work with professional-grade equipment that is being used in the arts throughout the country -- that many students don’t have.”

The foundation decided to purchase the projector after teacher Melissa Bean requested funding for the spring musical, “Le Miserables.” One of the costs that the drama program was hoping for help covering was the rental of several items including a rear-screen projector. Board member and incoming TSF president Josh Lyons suggested purchasing the equipment as an investment instead.
For more information about the schools foundation, click here: https://tahomaschoolsfoundation.org


SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve seeks help
The Jan. 6 windstorm caused extensive damage at the SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve boardwalk, which is now closed indefinitely. 

“Due to the sensitive nature of the ecosystem and the damage sustained to the structure of the boardwalk, repairs are going to be costly,” Executive Director Isabelle Feraudo wrote in an email.

The acronym SHADOW stands for Save Habitat And Diversity of Wetlands. The Preserve was founded in 2000 as a nonprofit organization to protect the Shadow Lake Bog ecosystem, which began forming 5,000 years ago during the last ice age. All Tahoma students visit the bog in a curriculum-linked field trip in fourth grade. To read an article we shared last year about one of the field trips, click here.

Feraudo and the SHADOW Board have established a GoFundMe to help cover the unexpected expense.


School board discusses director vacancy
At its Jan. 8 meeting, the Tahoma School Board discussed how to select someone to represent Director District 2 when Bill Clausmeyer resigns on March 1 for personal reasons (see related story in this issue of Tahoma Matters).

In other business Jan. 8, the board:
  • Heard an update on the elementary STEM program, which was fully implemented last school year. All elementary school students receive one semester of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and one semester of art.
  • Were informed about a change in how the state Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office calculates student attendance, based on “seat time.” Under the new rules, a fulltime student must attend a minimum of 1,665 minutes of class time per week. The old standard was 1,500 minutes per week. The calculation is used as part of the state funding model.
  • Approved proposed course changes at middle schools and Tahoma High School for the 2019-2020 school year.


"High School & Beyond" event scheduled
Students and parents are invited to the second "High School & Beyond" Night from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Tahoma High School. The event will include a principal's welcome, career and college fair and 30-minute seminars on a variety of topics.

For more details about the fair and the seminars, click here: http://bit.ly/TSDhighSchoolBeyond2019

COMING UP IN BEAR COUNTRY
FRIDAY, Jan. 18
THS Jazz Dessert Fundraiser Concert, 6:30 p.m., THS Commons & PAC

SATURDAY, Jan. 19
"Math is Amazing" competition for grades 4-8 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at THS. Cost: $10.

MONDAY, Jan. 21
NO SCHOOL, districtwide, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

THURSDAY, Jan. 24
Maple View Middle School dance, 2:30-4 p.m., MVMS
Shadow Lake Elementary WatchDOGS and donuts night, 7 p.m., SLES

FRIDAY, Jan. 25
Summit Trail Middle School neon dance, with open gym, 1-3 p.m.. Cost: $3 with ASM card.
Opening night for "Almost, Maine," presented by the THS Drama Club, 7 p.m., PAC

SATURDAY, Jan. 26
"Almost, Maine," presented by THS Drama Club, 2 & 7 p.m., PAC

FRIDAY, Feb. 1
Glacier Park PTA Father Daughter Tea Party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., GPES
Tahoma Elementary PTO Family Fitness Night, 6-8 p.m., TES
"Almost, Maine," presented by THS Drama Club, 7 p.m., PAC

SATURDAY, Feb. 2
"Almost, Maine," presented by THS Drama Club, 2 & 7 p.m., PAC


What's for lunch?
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