The Paw

Final Inspection

Although the courtyard is still a mud pit, the building is coming along around it. The business wing, commons and athletic wing will be ready for students in the fall.

June 4, 2020

     On the first day of our freshman year, my peers and I walked into a building where everything was new and uncertain. The future lay ahead of us, as unknown and mysterious as all the halls and rooms there were to explore. From the beginning we were encouraged to find our passion, or anythin...

The noctural education of quaranteens

Without a typical school year schedule, teens do work into the wee hours of the morning. Hannah Currier worked on a slam poem for her language arts class, the room illuminated by the light of the computer screen.

By Deja Fitzwater, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

          Being at home all of the time can definitely throw off students schedules, whether that means when they go to work, or when they do their homework, the agendas have changed.  This also includes the amount of downtime that adults, teens, and children have as well.      A schedule...

The Red Cross continues work during pandemic

In this archive photo from the 2018 NHS blood drive, a student donates blood. Red Cross blood donations have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the effort continued and the supply of blood stayed strong.

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

     Donating blood is an essential activity even during a pandemic.      Due to the quarantine, many non-essential businesses and programs have come to a stop, but the Red Cross continues to collect blood in order to help save lives. I have been working as a volunteer because I’ve alw...

Bailey, Bailey, Bailey!

Bailey's everywhere! Can you tell who is who? From left to right: Principal Brian Bailey, math teacher Derek Bailey, and math teacher Stuart (Stu) Bailey.

By Olivia Niemi and Katelyn Wilhoit

April 23, 2020

     Have you ever mixed up the Bailey's? Have you found yourself on your way to visit Stu’s math class instead of Derek's, or maybe confused principal Brian Bailey for a math teacher? Don’t worry- this happens to the best of us. With three Mr. Bailey’s in the school, it can be confusing to ...

Now teens worry about their screen time? 

Annette Hernandez is a full IB student who knows she must limit her time on her phone because it can distract her from her studies.

By Ashley White, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

     Life has changed so much after writing this article. It started as an article to look at the effect of student screen time on health. Students were losing sleep playing games and going on social media at all hours. They were getting distracted by their phones when they should have been doing sch...

Banks High theatre program blossoms

An image used in the Forest Grove New Times when Banks High School performed “Walk Two Moons.

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

For students who have just immigrated to the U.S., summoning the courage to walk through the school doors can be a challenge. Multicultural Coordinator Gigi Escobar helps them with the transition.

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...