TSD9 Times-For Parents

March Issue

Message to Parents

TSD9 Families,


The days are flying by. Students are hard at work and making gains by the day. A huge thanks to Lonnie Eggert and Jamie Dixson for working hard to get students back in athletics as well. Fall sports started on February 22nd at the high school. For the latest updates on High School Athletics see their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/tillamookathletics. Live streaming of THS events can also be found there.


For updates on Junior High Athletics watch the Junior High's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Tillamook-Jr-High-School-596397917078743.


Please remember we are under the direction of the OSAA and the OHA. This includes limits on spectators, mask requirements, and social distancing mandates.


GO MOOKS!

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Hermit Crabs Visit Liberty

Every year, Kindergarten students get the experience of building a Hermit Crab habitat as part of their science experience. The hermit crabs have arrived and will remain in the classrooms for continued observation and conversation. We are so fortunate to have a Natural Resources Education program and a program coordinator to ensure that our students have the opportunity to have such rich and memorable experiences.

Spanish Books Added to South Prairie Library

The Education Foundation recently awarded South Prairie Elementary’s library a $1,500 grant for the purchase of Spanish books. With the support of our dual language program teachers, our librarian purchased a variety of books which include popular series books, non-fiction texts, and many more. As a community with a growing Spanish speaking population, it is vital that our school supports our dual language program and our bilingual students. These books are checked out by both Spanish and English speaking students who want to build their literacy skills. Our students and staff are excited to see these new titles in our library!

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Lots to Celebrate and Honor at East

February-March happenings at East have been many including a focus on Kindness, including our annual Act In Kindness Day inspired by WendyandShelby.com, Black History Month, Read Across America, and a celebration of our Classified Staff: Bus Drivers, Custodial, Educational, Kitchen, and Office Staff. Our academics and initiatives add up to the pursuit of a well-rounded education. This year has been a challenging year, but embrace the opportunities that we have and encourage our students to do the same. Go Panthers!
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Drumming Everywhere at Jr High

Music is on a ROLL at TJHS! Emma Bergman is leading kids in a drumming unit. They are being creative about when and where they practice their rhythms. This includes bucket drumming and fence drumming (evidence below.)

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Act in Kindness Week at THS

Act in Kindness Week happened this month. This is a community tradition that began as a way to honor the lives of a very special mother and daughter, Wendy and Shelby Mizée, who tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident in 2011. Both of these ladies showed kindness each day. Several events occurred throughout the week ranging from Kindness BINGO to writing ‘Thank You’ notes to staff and students. Three THS students were recognized as THS’s Kindest Students, Messiah Tuliolumatu, Maya Dickson, and Henry Thenell.

Celebrating Seniors

February was a busy month at Tillamook High School! Seniors were celebrated during Senior Week with some goody bags and ice cream donated by the Tillamook Cheese Factory.


ASB spent some time decorating the halls to recognize the commendable efforts of the Class of 2021 as they inch closer to graduation.

Trask River High School Partners with Baker Technical Institute

Trask River High School is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Baker Technical Institute (BTI) and the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) to provide heavy equipment operator training for their students in Tillamook. BTI will provide approximately 80 hours of introductory operator training for students at Camp Tillamook beginning on February 15. BTI will utilize its mobile operator training platform that is equipped with the latest technology of virtual reality CAT simulators to train on heavy construction equipment such as dozers, graders, wheel loaders and excavators. Following the virtual training, students will graduate to operating the actual equipment. They will be digging ditches, and pushing around dirt for 40 hours at the camp facility. “Providing the opportunity for our young men to learn the skills, and earn the certifications, that qualify them for family-wage employment upon release from our program, is a game changer for them,” said Principal Greg English. Upon completion of the 120 hours of virtual and hands-on training, youth have the opportunity to earn a Level I Operator license for each piece of equipment that they reach the minimum operating standards on.

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.