Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Tumwater
Tumwater School District is committed to providing a safe, caring environment where ALL students can achieve personal and academic success in every classroom, in every school, every day.
Imperative to this commitment is ensuring educational equity for those who enter our schools and buildings. Our initial focus has been to provide support to our staff, including professional development, addressing issues of equity, cultural competence, and how to provide a culturally responsive environment that ensures success for all of our students.
As our work expands and unfolds, we will continue to update this section of our website.
In celebration of Black History Month, we will be hosting the Unspoken Truths American History Traveling Museum. See below for more about the Museum.
- February 5, 2018 at Tumwater Middle School for students only
- February 6, 2018 at G.W. Bush Middle School for students during the school day
4:30-6:00 p.m. open to parents and community members
Delbert Richardson, the founder of The Unspoken Truths American History Traveling Museum, has collected an admirable assortment of artifacts that symbolizes the African experience in the Americas and Europe. Some are joyful relics of family moments and everyday products invented or patented by African Americans - the ironing board, cell phone technology, golf tees, a pencil sharpener. There are also the crude reminders of a painful past - a runaway slave collar, branding irons, shackles, a shotgun. All are equally displayed in the Museum.