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A week of celebration

A week of celebration

By Olivia Young

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Every year, the school takes a break from the hustle and bustle of daily routines and recognizes students who have been putting in the extra academic effort and showing academic pride.   Tigard Academic Pride Week celebrates students who have put their best academic foot forward, and recognizes...

Construction: some assembly required

Construction: some assembly required

By James Favot, News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

As summer approaches, Tigard High is finally ready for its remodel to begin. Two years ago, the Tigard- Tualatin School District passed a measure allowing for a redesign of every school in the district to meet key safety and technological standards. Some schools like Fowler have already had their...

Students gathered for April 20 sit-in

Students gathered for April 20 sit-in

By Allegra Wesson

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

To keep pushing for gun reform, a group of students walked out of their classrooms to participate in a sit-in held in the school cafeteria on April 20.   The event date marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High school shooting that left 13 students dead.   The students...

Skating through the SBAC

Skating through the SBAC

By Allegra Wesson

April 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The next two days will be a grand experiment in having all juniors complete their Smarter Balanced testing at the same time. Almost every computer available to students on campus will be in use so that the school can complete the required, annual round of standardized tests. Besides a new way of tes...

Youth standing together

Youth standing together

By Allegra Wesson

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

To stand in solidarity with Parkland and be a part of the national movement that the Parkland students have created, over 300 Tigard High School students walked out of their classes to participate in the national school walkout on March 14.   Students first went out of their classes at 9:...

Introducing Tigard’s new Sparrow

Introducing Tigard’s new Sparrow

By Grace Curry

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In the past Tigard’s Sparrow child has been a young child, but this year we’re working to help a peer, a senior from Gresham named Jakob who was diagnosed with bone cancer in November. Sparrow Clubs is a national organization providing financial and emotional support to families in medical need ...

TTSD vote allows SBHC to provide birth control options

TTSD vote allows SBHC to provide birth control options

By Meghan Turley

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Monday, Feb. 26, the TTSD school board voted unanimously to allow the School Based Health Centers to begin offering contraceptives and other birth control methods.   The plan includes offering condoms and the pill to students, along with education on contraceptives, safe sex and consent...

Monday is going to be a purple kind of day

Monday is going to be a purple kind of day

By Liz Blodgett

February 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

On March 5, former NBA player Chris Herren will be coming to Tigard High to tell his story of drug abuse and recovery. The school will be on a special afternoon assembly schedule to hear Herren’s powerful message.   THP Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a non-profit fo...

Robotics teams roll to state

Robotics teams roll to state

By James Favot, News Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The tech team is active and hard at work as usual this year. Two of Tigard High’s four robotics teams, the Pac-Bots and Twisted Metal, are advancing to the Oregon State Championship at Liberty High School this Sunday. Meanwhile, the Jury Riggers are collecting school supplies for elementary schoo...