• Open Line - October 2019

    This edition celebrates our middle school STEM programs, message from our new superintendent, regional teacher of the year Lisa Summers, our recent retirees, bond projects update, and much more. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please call our District Office at 360-709-7000.

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  • Open Line - June 2019

    The spring edition of the Open Line highlights our need for bus drivers and training program, a farewell message from Superintendent John Bash, an introduction of incoming Superintendent Dr. Sean Dotson and family, summer programs and services available, the retirement of long-time Board members Jay Wood and Janine Ward, a financial update as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year budget, and much more. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please call our District Office at 360-709-7000.

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  • Open Line - January 2019

    The winter edition edition of the Open Line includes a message from the School Board, announcement of the resignation of longtime Board Member Janine Ward, the resignation of Superintendent John Bash, a budget outlook that projects budget reductions will be necessary, highlights from the Tumwater Education Foundation's fundraising breakfast, and much more. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please call our District Office at 360-709-7000.

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  • Open Line - May 2018

    The spring edition of the Open Line includes a report on our continuing work to make our schools as safe as possible, ESSA update, equity update, our upcoming 1-to-1 Chromebook pilot, highlights of some amazing generous community partners and their substantial donations, outreach to our early learning providers, and much more.

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  • Open Line - January 2018

    This winter edition of the Open Line includes a highlight article regarding a student who experienced a unique internship opportunity which may have changed his future career plans, early learning opportunities in our district, the  new MyTRL partnership with the Timberland Regional Library, the district's cultural competence journey, how we tell stories with student data, and more. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact our District Office at 360-709-7000.

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  • Open Line - August 2017

    Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year! This edition includes an introduction of new administrators, an exciting new partnership with the Thurston County Housing Authority, important dates for the upcoming school year, child care resource options, highlights from the class of 2017, Tumwater retirees, and much more.

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  • Open Line - May 2017

    Early Learning, Community Schools, THS Dance Team Wins Trifecta at State, Math is Fun, STEM in Tumwater, Judy Fondaw - Literacy Champion, East Olympia Elementary Celebrates 100 Years, Board Corner, and much more!

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  • Open Line - January 2017

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Tumwater Schools, new attendance legislation and why attendance every day is important for all students, 6th grade move to middle school in 2017-18 overview, Littlerock Elementary award, several upcoming events, and much more!

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  • Open Line - August 2016

    New district goals, Community Roundtable event, recognition for East Olympia Elementary, new farming program, student reflections, District calendar and more.

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  • Open Line - May 2016

    Includes an update of the construction projects in progress, a focus on new "Makerspaces" in our libraries, Perspectives from the class of 2016 and more!

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  • Open Line - January 2016

    Includes information about the replacement levy on the ballot in February, Coundown to Kindergarten event, our use of technology, community partnerships and more!

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  • Open Line - August 2015

    Includes a message from our new Superintendent, John Bash.  Explains our transition from half-day to full-day Kindergarten. Provides an update to bond construction work and more!

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