TSD9 Times-Parent Issue
Senior Project Buys School Supplies at East
Noel Fry raised $1008 with pop-cans to buy school supplies for all 7 of the 4th grade classrooms. She bought supplies for teacher and students. She got local business to also donate things like pencil and rulers. Fred Meyers worked with her to return more than limit of cans daily and the they gave her extra discounts on items making her money go even farther!!! The 4th grade teacher and students were very excited!!
Building Reading Excitement at the Jr High
The Tillamook Junior High School English Department worked with the school librarians to encourage reading and meaningful book selection by setting up a book tasting. Overnight, the TJHS library was transformed into a cafe, complete with tablecloths, tea lights, and mood music. Each table was dedicated to a different genre, including realistic fiction, mystery, fantasy, dystopian, and non-fiction. When students entered, they were greeted by their teacher and a librarian and asked to have a seat at any open table. At each table, students were given a few minutes to sample the different books before spending time “tasting” one specific book by looking at the cover, reading the synopsis, and maybe even starting the first chapter. Throughout the period, students were exposed to seven different genres and gained a better understanding of the numerous offerings of the TJHS library. Many students left with reading wish lists and couldn’t wait to check out their first school library book of the year.
Learning Outside at Coon Creek
This fall, South Prairie and THS teamed up for new learning experiences in our outdoor learning lab. Students identified and eradicated invasive plant species in Coon Creek to clear the way for new and existing trails. Our high school students also shared GPS and mapping skills with our 3rd graders. As part of our social studies standards, 3rd graders learn about the Compass Rose, directions, coordinates, and various types of maps. Our high school partners created a geocache activity for students that required following directions, working cooperatively, and using coordinates to locate hidden caches at Coon Creek. Hands on learning is the best, and TSD9's Natural Resources program is thriving at South Prairie!
Service Learning Day at THS
Fire Pit Going in at Wilson
Sixth Graders Have a Blast at Outdoor School
The decades-long traditional 6th Grade Outdoor School was another great success this year. The 6th grade students experienced true "hands-on" learning. The academic, curricular, social, and emotional growth was, as usual, amazing and couched in a way that connected learning to life. Students had the opportunity to meaningfully engage with and be guided by trained Tillamook High School student counselors - an incredible connection for both. The high school students walk away changed...the 6th graders walk away changed...the staff and teachers walk away changed... changed for the better. Tillamook students are lucky to have this special opportunity and tradition to learn and connect in a classroom without walls. Special thanks to our 6th grade teaching team, and the camp coordinators, Dee Upton and Joel Thomas. As one teacher put it: "A once in a lifetime unforgettable experience!"