The Paw

Profile picture change surprises students

Google profile picture changes shock students. By 4th period on Monday, many students in Hillary Currier's Introduction to Publications class still had last year's photo as their Google Meet icon.
November 24, 2020

     Over the weekend, the profile pictures of all the TTSD students changed to their previous year’s school photo.       The district office sent an email to students explaining that teachers...

Link Crew switches things up

During Freshman Orientation 2019, freshman Isaac Lafohn and junior Anthony Salazar tried to pop balloons back-to-back. It wasn't as easy as it looked.
Distance learning makes for changes in connecting freshmen to upperclassmen
October 12, 2020

     Link Crew Leaders help freshmen stay connected during their first year of high school.       In the past Link Crew has been responsible for leading freshmen through their first day of school...

Persevering with Packed with Pride

Student and community volunteers work to sanitize food before sorting it. So far, Packed with Pride has collected commitments from over 500 volunteers.
The program aims to unite community volunteers to collect food, books, and other supplies for families in need during the Coronavirus outbreak
March 18, 2020
The program aims to unite community volunteers to collect food, books, and other supplies for families in need during the Coronavirus outbreak

Life as a student: canceled until further notice

Although TTSD cancels school on March 13, students could come in and pick up books and computers. A group of junior boys wandered through the empty science hall.
The school district and Governor's office agree: school out until the end of March to slow coronavirus
March 13, 2020

     COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus has become the word of the day after the country, state, and this school district have come out with closures, rules and regulations on how people are meant...

Unity Day canceled to coronavirus

The typically crowded Four Corners was lightly traveled during passing period on March 12. Gov. Kate Brown announced restrictions on school activities at 10 p.m March 11.
Governor Kate Brown's announcement last night led to an emergency delay of Unity Day
March 12, 2020

UPDATE: As of most recent update, Tigard High School will be closed until March 30 as part of a district-wide effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.        Almost as soon as the first...

This is The Voice … of Tigard

Sometimes students hear things in the hall that hurt, but the district hopes to address this issue. Rather than hiding incidents of hate speech, Tigard hopes to open a conversation.
Unity Day on March 12 is just one of many ways the district and students have been trying to bring the community together
March 11, 2020

     Tomorrow marks Tigard High’s first Unity Day, representing a time to unify students and staff of all races, religions and sexualities. The day is designed to give students an opportunity to...

Ferris Bueller had it right all along

According to the cdc,, and one in 5 students suffer from mental illness.
A new law gives students the right to take a mental health day
March 9, 2020

Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.  Ferris Bueller had the art of skipping school down to an elaborate art form. Most students aren’t that...

Ben Bowman kicks off campaign for State Senate

Ben Bowman gives a short speech at his campaign kickoff event on Feb. 29. The event was open to the public and brought in over 300 community members.
March 7, 2020

Ben Bowman officially announced his running for State Senate on Feb. 29 at his campaign kickoff event held at Tigard High. Over 300 students and community members, including Bowman’s student campaign...

Concordia’s closure shocks students

Concordia University has been open to students since 1905. Schools such as Portland State and George Fox have opened their doors to students wondering about their future after the closure.
As news of Concordia's closure goes around Oregon, current students scramble for what to do after the spring 2020 semester.
March 5, 2020

     This spring, Concordia University, located in Portland, Oregon, announced that they are closing their doors after the spring 2020 semester. Concordia has been open since 1905 and is now closing...

Esau and Jobe claim victory again and again

Seniors Aaron Esau and Aaron Jobe placed first in two recent cybersecurity
February 26, 2020

     Seniors Aaron Esau and Aaron Jobe are starting to build a chain of successes in the cybersecurity world, winning first in both of the last two competitions they entered.      Cybersecurity...

Load more stories