6th Grade Transition to Middle SchoolIn 2011, the Tumwater School District assembled an advisory group to research and discuss the idea of moving 6th grade to the middle school level. After carefully reviewing a lot of information and research, and receiving input from parents and staff, the advisory group recommended a 6th-8th grade model for our middle schools. The Tumwater School Board approved the recommendation in 2012 and included the remodel of the middle schools on the 2014 bond request to the voters. In 2015, the design and planning of the new middle school additions began. Construction is currently on schedule and 6th grade will be served at Bush Middle School and Tumwater Middle School starting in September of 2017.Three parent information nights have been held since November 2016. Each of the middle schools will be holding meetings this spring for their incoming 6th and 7th graders. Be watching for more information.