The Paw

Banks High theatre program blossoms

Banks High theatre program blossoms

By Talia Yake, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

     Alongside a wide variety of clubs and programs, Tigard offers a broad arts department to its students—but not every school is fortunate enough to have one. For the last ten years in the small town of Banks, OR, Banks High School was without a theatre department due to limited school funds. No...

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine. Last year alone, of the 417 mass shootings in the U.S. according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), 45 were school-related. As the number of shootings continues to rise nationwide, it is important to...

The long, uncertain road: the experience of immigrants

The long, uncertain road: the experience of immigrants

By Rachel Jacobson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

      At Tigard High, there are some students and staff members who have traversed across borders and put their own lives in danger to have a chance to start over in a new environment.       Giselle Escobar is the multicultural coordinator at Tigard High, which means she is in charge of assisting ...

Donna Kerkering

Donna Kerkering

March 3, 2020

Describe your job in 50 words or less  As Registrar, I enroll and withdraw students, facilitate records requests and provide related information to staff. I also track graduation status, order diplomas and facilitate ceremony preparations.   What's your favorite part of working at Tigard? Wh...

Lynette Biglow

Lynette Biglow

March 3, 2020

Describe your job in 50 words or less  My various duties include assisting students, parents & community members in whatever capacity is needed such as helping with Student & Parent Vue accounts, Naviance, Student records, Transcripts, organize Scholarships and organize the Senior Graduatio...

Shari Balcom

Shari Balcom

March 3, 2020

Describe your job in 50 words or less Communication: emails, bulletins, and website. Answer the phones and check in visitors. Buzz people through the door! : )   What's your favorite part of working at Tigard? Why? The people. Students, staff and parents! We have amazing students at this scho...

Carrie Bayha

Carrie Bayha

March 3, 2020

Describe your job in 50 words or less I handle all the finances for the school including the ASB accounts as well as purchasing staff supplies throughout the school.   What's your favorite part of working at Tigard? Why? I enjoy the variety in my work and helping students, but I also hope to help s...

Carolyn Ericksen

Carolyn Ericksen

March 3, 2020

Describe your job in 50 words or less. My job at THS is to prepare and serve lunch to students.  Specifically, I make the sandwiches and sell the snacks/drinks.     What's your favorite part of working at Tigard? Why? My favorite part is getting to see the students, a lot of them went to CFT, an...

Remembering Alex Oyombe Gradin

Remembering Alex Oyombe Gradin

By Olivia Niemi, Multi-Media Editor

March 3, 2020

     Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine. Alex Oyombe Gradin was seen as many things to his friends, family, and peers. Many would describe him as a devoted teammate, kind-hearted, driven, loyal, and above all loving. Gradin graduat...