Tumwater School District

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment


Tumwater School District provides a safe, caring, and supportive learning environment for students.  Our academic focus is based on four questions:  What do we want each student to learn?  How will we know if each student is learning it?  How will we respond when a student is experiencing difficulty?  How will we respond if the student already knows it?


  • TSD School Board Approves Replacement Levy Proposal - Election is February 9, 2016

    On November 12, the School Board passed a resolution for putting a 4 year replacement levy on the ballot next Feb. The current levy was passed in 2012 and expires in 2016. Levies help the District pay for educational programs and operations costs that are not fully funded by the State. For more information CLICK HERE

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  • TSD Welcomed Leadership Thurston County on Nov. 18

    45 "students" from local businesses, government, and non-profits toured New Market Skills Center and Black Hills High School on their Education Day. They were impressed by the quality and range of programs that we offer to serve a wide variety of student needs. Pictured here are some members of this year's class at New Market in the construction trades classroom.

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  • Update about our Planned Move of 6th Grades to the Middle Schools

    Tumwater School District plans for future facility needs based on the best available information. As these plans cover many years, sometimes circumstances change, causing us to revisit previous decisions. That is what is happening right now, with the move of our sixth grades to our middle school sites. Originally, we had planned construction of new wings at our middle schools for 2017-18, with 6th grade students starting in the fall, 2018. With State funding for all day kindergarten programs arriving sooner than expected, four of our six elementary schools are now at capacity. This has led us to explore moving the timeline up one full year. We have thoroughly explored this option and have found that it allows for the time needed for planning and construction. The School Board has reviewed and approved this new timeline. As part of the planning process, ongoing communication with students, staff and the community will be a priority.

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  • Back by Popular Demand - Parent Educator Candyce Lund Bollinger

    Candyce Lund Bollinger has been a parent educator for over 25 years and a counselor in private practice for 20 years. This is the 5th year we have been able to offer her classes. Each year, parents and staff have rated them highly and have asked for more! Please CLICK HERE to see the schedule of classes.

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