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Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Kelley Brack gives back

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Kelley Brack gives back

By Katelyn Wilhoit, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

 Kelley Brack has been working at Tigard for seven years. She is a Learning Specialist Assistant, a former basketball coach and helps with leadership in her free time.     Kelley works one-on-one with students, which means she goes with a student through almost every class and activity of his...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Gus and Josh keep things clean

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Gus and Josh keep things clean

By Liz Blodgett and Olivia Young, News Editor and Features Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Day 3 of Classified Employee Appreciation Week features two of the more well-known custodians–Gus Jaramillo and Josh Miller.     Gus has been working at Tigard High for 21 years. Each and every one of those days was a new adventure with some new task that needs to be taken care of. The custo...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Donald Ellis, Cindy Harbison, Debbie Harris and Julie James keep students fueled for study

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Donald Ellis, Cindy Harbison, Debbie Harris and Julie James keep students fueled for study

By James Favot, Editor in Chief

March 5, 2019


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Students see their faces every day when they grab lunch between classes. They do their work quickly and efficiently, and they always serve food with a smile.     Donald Ellis, who had previously worked at a carpenter’s union in Portland, values the work he does as well as the camaraderie ...

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Patti Mason makes a difference

Classified Staff Appreciation Week: Patti Mason makes a difference

By Olivia Niemi, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Classified Employee Appreciation Week may be the only week in the year dedicated to thanking the people behind the scenes who keep Tigard High School running smoothly day to day. The publications staff is taking each day of the week to feature one of these people, but the writers know that in reality thank...

Pixel art floods the halls

Pixel art floods the halls

By James Favot, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

     What started with a few images has turned into a gallery of pixel art lining the halls of Tigard High. The cubic pictures are fun to look at while walking from class to class, but where did they all come from?      These pixelated murals were a final group assignment in Kelli Lafferty’s D...

Tips on how to study from the pros and amateurs

Tips on how to study from the pros and amateurs

January 25, 2019


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Since finals are next week, you might want to consider some of these tips to help prepare you for your exams

Super Madio

Super Madio

By Aubrey Jordan, staff writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Grid Chapter, Q&A, Top Stories

    From Hawaii, to Oregon, new teacher Eljean Madio is excited for her journey at Tigard High School.     This year Tigard High School welcomed many new teachers, including Eljean Madio. Madio is a sophomore English teacher teaching the new elective, Race in the 21st Century.   ...

Kendama kids

Kendama kids

By Jared Debban, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


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     Kendama Club is taking Tigard by storm, drawing attention, interest and participation from all grades. A "kendama" is a Japanese toy that has three cups, a spike and a ball that is attached to the ken. Once students have a kendama to play with, learning to do tricks is just a matter of practice. M...

Teachers share plans for Thanksgiving

Teachers share plans for Thanksgiving

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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     Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving in different ways, but French teacher Kathleen Williams, and biology/AVID teacher Geoffrey Jarman have a few unique ideas this year.      Williams plans on spending time with her family, but she’s celebrated some pretty odd Thanksgivings in the past. As a foreign exchange student, Williams had to stay awa...

Introducing Tigard’s anonymous journal

Introducing Tigard’s anonymous journal

By Olivia Young, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

     Students passing quickly through the halls see colorful posters, the faces of their peers, and teachers standing in their doorways.      With this brief interaction, it’s hard to imagine the lives and hidden struggles of those going through this routine. Everyone has different experience...