TSD9 Times-For Parents

April Issue

Message to Parents

Exciting times here in TSD9. On April 19th we will welcome back all elementary students 4 full days each week. On the same day junior high students will start rotating between all of their classes. At the high school they are gearing up for a modified Charity Drive. While it's not exactly our "normal" we are definitely continuing to improve and expand. We thank the students for their continued hard work and grit and the families for their ongoing support. Here's to a great last two months of school!!

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Active Minds and Bodies at Liberty!

Liberty is excited to share that our covered play area has a new addition - a fitness path! A huge thank you to Nic Voss, Kevin Grogan and Colby Larson for making this vision a reality. Ms. Winter is teaching all of the students at Liberty how to use this fitness path during PE class, so students know how to use it at recess times, or even after school. Healthy students are better learners!

New Equipment on South Prairie Playground

Why did the Prairie Dog cross the playground? To get to the other slide!

If you are a 2nd or 3rd grader at South Prairie, then your world just got rocked! Our long-awaited play structure is finally up and ready to use. This structure was purchased by our PTC, using money from past fundraising efforts. A special thank you goes out to our district maintenance team for braving Tillamook’s rainy season to put this together. Recess just got even better!

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Project of Hope

The theme of HOPE has been a constant this year at East. There are so many challenges that we have worked into opportunities, so many disappointments that we have advantaged into joys, and so many times where tragic circumstances have allowed thoughtful growth. We are putting this 2020-21 Pandemic reality into an Artist in Residence Project, with local artist, educator, and East staff member, Eric Sappington.

This visual representation that Hope with Action overcomes and turns trials into triumphs will include all students and staff members and serve as a reminder that the trials of this year do not decide for us, we do and HOPE WINS. We are just getting started but excited to include this unique and important learning opportunity into each one of the student and staff artists in our East community.

Going to School in Style at TJH

PJ Day(s) kicked off the new trimester! School Spirit is alive and well at TJHS. Many kids and staff members got in on our favorite days to celebrate Spring…

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Learning Outside at THS

Mr. Sapora’s Biology class took advantage of the nice weather and did some transect sampling on THS’s campus to measure the biodiversity seen in our front lawn.

This was a great opportunity for our students to get some real world application of ecology concepts taught in class during Trimester 2.

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Tillamook Represents at State FFA Convention

The THS FFA Chapter competed in the State Convention and represented the school and district with pride. For Proficiency Awards, students completed records on their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects and submitted an application that had written responses related to their projects.

Supervised Agricultural Experience projects are individualized agricultural projects that students complete outside of school - these are projects students can apply the knowledge gained from their agricultural courses.. All State Winners move onto the National level. THS had five state winners, Alli Dixson, Kristen Whitehead, Coltan Seals, Worth Johnston, and Marianna Llamas.

Specifically, THS would like to highlight one of our seniors, Mariana Llamas, for placing 1st in Diversified Livestock Production Proficiency. Her SAE project involved her experiences raising and selling market lambs, meat goats, dairy cattle, and Labrador Retrievers. Llamas was also a Top 10 State Officer Candidate. She made it to the final runoff, but was ultimately defeated in a narrow margin. Great job, Mariana!

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Wilson River Collaborates with Worksource

The students at Wilson River School have been working with the folks from Worksource Oregon. This work is funded through a grant that offers paid internships for up to105 hours at a variety of employers in our community. This provides our students a great opportunity to gain both job skills and experience which may lead to permanent employment in the future.


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Tillamook School District

The mission of the Tillamook School District is to prepare our students with the academic, artistic, and social skills necessary to become positive contributors to a changing world.