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Marching ensemble honored by school board

Marching ensemble honored by school board

Mackenzie Hotchkiss

November 30, 2017


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Tigard High Marching Ensemble was honored by the Tigard-Tualatin School District Board on Monday, Nov. 27. They finished their season with a first place trophy for the sixth year in a row. The ceremony was only a short ten minutes, but to the marchers, it was very meaningful to be recognized. Kati Mckee, t...

Publications teams win Excellence in Media and Best in Show

Publications teams win Excellence in Media and Best in Show

James Favot

November 23, 2017


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Tigard High’s publications team won three first-place awards at this year’s Fall Press Day. Fall Press Day is a journalism convention held annually at the University of Oregon and dedicated to the art of high school media. Thirteen of our publications members traveled with adviser Hillary Currier to...

The students behind the curtains

The students behind the curtains

Riley Young

November 15, 2017


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There’s more to a play than just the actors and actresses you see performing up on stage. From lighting to lobby, approximately 90 students are working behind the scenes to create “Radium Girls”, the fall play Behind the scenes is made up of small crews of students that have a particular job to c...

Suttich repeats as Educator of Year

Suttich repeats as Educator of Year

November 8, 2017


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Out of 2,000 Personal Finance teachers in Oregon, THS’s own Sue Suttich received the Educator of the Year award. Financial Beginning’s volunteers vote for the award . They spent time observing teachers in their classrooms all across the state in order to choose their recipient. Turns out the winner...

Wyden talks to students at town hall

Wyden talks to students at town hall

Meghan Turley

November 7, 2017


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On Friday, Nov. 3 Oregon State Senator Ron Wyden visited Tigard High School for a town hall meeting and to take questions from students. Wyden has been a senator for over 26 years, since being first elected in a 1996 special election.   During the town hall, Senator Wyden discussed multiple topics in...

A tribute to our veterans

A tribute to our veterans

Madeline Hagood, Trinity Henderson, and Mackenzie Hotchkiss

November 3, 2017


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Tigard High students showed utmost respect during the Veteran’s Day Assembly. On Friday, Nov. 3 approximately 60 veterans from all branches of the armed forces attended the annual breakfast and assembly.   Many of Tigard’s own staff members served, including this year’s speaker, Technology ...

Teachers constructively criticize school remodel

Teachers constructively criticize school remodel

James Favot, News Editor

November 1, 2017


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For about a year, Bassetti Architects and Tigard High’s design team have been developing their schematic plans for the reconstruction of this school. Design representatives recently met with teachers to gather feedback on the latest version of the plans, but a number of teachers are unhappy that th...

Bill Bradbury talks climate change with Ecology

Bill Bradbury talks climate change with Ecology

Meghan Turley

October 24, 2017


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Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury visited Ms. Holly Paris’ Ecology class this week to give a presentation on the importance of acknowledging climate change. Bradbury has given over 500 presentations after being trained by Al Gore in 2006, but only a few have been in Oregon.  With ...

Dorene Anderson Memorial

Dorene Anderson Memorial

James Favot, News Editor

October 10, 2017


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The recent attack in Las Vegas cost this world the lives of 58 people, including one of Tigard’s own. This article is dedicated to Dorene Anderson, formerly Dorene Johnston, who attended Tigard High from 1984 to 1985. Anderson was a member of the swim team in 1984, and went to high school with he...