The official online publication of Tigard High School.

The Paw

A club for everyone

Grace Curry and Kaitlyn Wornath, Staff Writers

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Club members handed out free stuff from S.T.U.D.D. headbands to candy to bracelets, while a person ran around in a pizza costume.  All in all, Club Rush went smoothly once again. The effort seemed to have paid off for the club members who had meticulously painted their colorful posters and s...

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

Tech team’s mission is out of this world

James Favot, Copy Editor

July 15, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

As Tech Team Coach Steve Fulton navigates through the remote grassy hills in a four-wheel drive truck, a group of students bouncing alongside him, everyone is starting to get weary. The Flying Tigers had launched their test balloon days ago, but the recovery team is still having trouble getting it back....

Sayounara, Sensei

Allegra Wesson

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features

This year is the last year that Tigard High will have its well renowned Japanese teacher, Noriko Roberts, as she has decided it’s time to retire. Roberts is recognized at the school for not only being the sole Japanese teacher, but also for being an excellent one at that. She started the Tigard Japanese Nat...

CE2 teacher retires

Tor Gullholm

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features

CE2 teacher Susan McGee is walking away from 30 years of service in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. McGee is looking forward to entering the next chapter of her life and spending time with her family and close friends. “Transitioning and moving forward is going to be a challenge. There are parts of workin...

Goodbye, sweet Dessert

Goodbye, sweet Dessert

Jared Debban

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

After 19 years of teaching at Tigard High, English teacher Joe Dessert is finally calling it good and retiring at the end of this school year. With a lasting impact left on students, he has achieved his goals. Dessert has worked hard over the years to make his classes enjoyable for all of his studen...

Parish makes history

Parish makes history

Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Sophomore Kennedy Parish will be competing in National History Day June 11, after winning 1st place at Oregon’s National History Day. Parish was trying to find a contest that mixes her love for history with her desire to challenge herself beyond what she thinks she is capable of doing, and she found...

Juarez-Venegas joins the marines

Yulissa Santana, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The 2016-2017 school year is ending, the flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner. While other seniors are gathering things for their college dorms or looking for a roommate, Isabel Juarez-Venegas is preparing herself to be committed to the Marines. It was not an easy decision to leave family ...

Elizabeth Brands races to the finish line

Emily Paulson, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The bell rings for school to be over and freshman Elizabeth Brands races towards the locker room to get ready for the thing she loves most, track. Track helps Brands put all her worries behind her and forget about the overwhelming homework from school. Track is one of the most popular sports at T...

Penelope Kim gives back to the sport she loves

Grace Lee, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

As sweat drips down her chin, an exhausted Freshmen Penelope Kim sits on the sidelines, watching her middle school pupils bumping a white volleyball back and forth. While many students at Tigard High don’t go farther than playing their favorite sport, some go above and beyond. Kim coaches children ...

Philosophy Club makes you think

Philosophy Club makes you think

Tim Galvan

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Philosophy Club is a meeting where a group of people get together and talk about morals, ethics, truths and fallacies of the world. As you explore these new concepts, you come up with standards and opinions of each topic. Each meeting has a different topic to talk about. Sometimes its moral dilemmas,...