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The Snowball will be held in the Tigard High commons.

“Snowball ’23”: leadership prepares for winter formal

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

   For the first time since 2019, Tigard High is hosting a winter formal. This year’s dance is called the “Snowball'' and takes place on Jan. 28 from 7-10p.m.. The "Snowball'' will be held in the...

Recently elected freshmen legislators pause for a selfie before orientation. From left to right (in front): Hua Nguyen, Emerson Levy, Thuy Tran.

The ballots are in: Tigard’s 2022 election results

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer December 26, 2022

Election results have been called for many races across the country and Oregon is looking at many new leaders.  With topics such as LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights at the forefront of debate, the race...

Students and staff respond to the freshman wheel classes

Students and staff respond to the freshman wheel classes

By Meileen Arroyo, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

This fall, Tigard High School introduced “the wheel” to incoming freshman students: the culmination of the work done since 2019, when the Career Exploration project initiative was first introduced...

Sarah Griffith (12) and Sam Pearson (12) work on an independent assessment in their psychology class. Their work centers on whether or not imagery affects how well people recall words.

IB exams: their cost and how to cover them

By Laura Taylor, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Registration for the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams recently passed, and the process came at a hefty cost. Only open to juniors and seniors, the registration cost for one exam is $120, which goes...

On a clear, fall morning, the flag flies next to the fence where the poster was displayed.

THS responds to a poster hung on Tigard football field fence

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

     Early in the morning on Friday, Oct. 21, on the fence of the Tigard High football field, someone hung a poster with four words on it: “This team has rapists”.     Administration quickly...

All OSA tests are taken online, in settings like the library, in the spring of junior year.

The numbers are in: TTSD releases the 2022 OSA scores

By Katarina Ilić and Laura Taylor October 13, 2022

On September 22, the district released an email to students and parents announcing the State Assessment results. The district summarized it by saying, “Overall, TTSD performed above the state average...

Signs throughout the parking lot at Tigard High School direct families and community members to the right places where they can pick up food every first and third Wednesday of each month.

Packed with Pride, Tigard Tualatin’s food bank, in need of volunteers

By Molly Fast, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

You see the cars lined up through the swim center parking lot every two weeks, boxes upon boxes filled to the brim at each station. Since March 2020, Packed with Pride has been providing anywhere from...

Signs in classroom windows throughout Tigard High demonstrate staff members unity in supporting the negotiation process with the district.

Red and blue shirts among staff members: what do they mean?

By Meileen Arroyo, Olivia Breen, and Grace Schroeder October 12, 2022

On September 22, 2022, Tigard High School teachers wore red in solidarity with the Tigard-Tualatin Education Association (TTEA). This was an opportunity for staff members to visually show their support...

Construction classes are very hands-on. The construction open house takes place on Friday.

Construction program holds open house

By Molly Fast, staff writer June 2, 2022

     On Friday, June 3, Tigard High’s construction department will be holding an open house. From 4-7 p.m. anyone can stop by the shop to see projects made by students and even purchase some.       Construction...

During the Voices assembly, students spoke on

Behind the curtain again

By Meileen Arroyo May 12, 2022

     For the first time since 2019, Tigard High’s voices assembly made its return. Tigard introduced the voices assembly during the 2018-2019 school year as a way for student speakers to anonymously...

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