There was a report this morning from a 16 year old Tumwater High School student to the School Resource Officer that while waiting for the school bus, a newer model 4 door sedan with dart tinted windows drove up and stopped. A bald, black male in his 20's got out of the car and approached her. He was holding what looked like a "Taser" and stated "Just get in the car." The student pushed the male and he got back in his car and left towards Rainier Rd. Thurston County Detectives are investigating the incident.
The District is seeking application from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write "For" and "Against" statements for the Thurston County Local Voters' Pamphlet for the District's upcoming Replacement Levy. For more information about how to apply, click on the headline title.
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
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.
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.
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.
7:00 PM School Board Meeting