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Frosh are the focus

During Freshman Orientation, freshman Isaac Lafohn and junior Anthony Salazar tried to pop balloons back-to-back. It wasn't as easy as it looked.

By Students in Intro to Journalism class, staff writers

September 4, 2019

Link Crew keeps the first day fun for freshmen

Van Fleet announces leave

Principal Andy Van Fleet will officially assume his position at Fowler on July 1, according to Supt. Dr. Sue Rieke-Smith.

By James Favot, Copy Editor

June 15, 2019

Van Fleet's departure from Tigard was officially announced by Superintendent Dr. Sue-Rieke Smith on June 10. After four years at Tigard High, Principal Andy Van Fleet will officially assume the principal role of Fowler Middle School come July. He will be taking the place of former Fowler principal D...

Tigard High says goodbye to Van Fleet

By James Favot, Bonifacio Yuzon

June 15, 2019

How art students finish the year–a SMACKDOWN

Art Sem I and II students participate in an art smackdown at PCC. It was like a boxing match for painters.

By Delena Do, staff writer

June 11, 2019

“We were invited by PCC...to be a part of this smackdown. It was like a boxing match for painters and it was THS, versus Wilson High school versus PCC versus Clackamas Community College, and the one rule was we were to paint from a still life which is objects that we have brought in, but we could a...

When the students become the teachers

Senior Gloria Rosas Alcantara, senior Eddy Sanchez Mendez, Superintendent Rieke-Smith, board members and Tualatin High School seniors gather for a photo to celebrate the the initial group of students enrolled in the Diverse Educator Pathway Program. These seniors hope to be teachers in the district when they graduate from college.

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

Oregon needs more teachers of color. What if they can change this for the next generation?

Seniors have the chance to walk the old halls

At Grad Walks seniors have the chance to parade around their elementary and middle schools in cap and gown. It will be an opportunity for seniors to reminisce and for the younger students to dream.

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Seniors will be kicking off a new tradition: the Grad Walk. After the Senior Awards Assembly on June 6, the class of 2019 will be bussed to Tigard’s feeder elementary and middle schools: Durham, Templeton, Mary Woodward, Metzger, CFT, Twality and Fowler.

Coulson and Abell change things up with Leadership

McKenzie Coulson is stepping down as Leadership advisor next year. Jesse Abell will replace her.

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

The upcoming leadership class of 2020 will be much smaller than in previous years, and taught by Jesse Abell. He will be replacing current leadership advisor McKenzie Coulson.

Thousands gather in downtown Portland to rally for Student Success Act

Educators from across the state rallied in downtown Portland Wednesday to pressure legislators into passing the student success act, which would give schools an additional $2 billion.

By Meghan Turley, Online Editor

May 9, 2019

    On Wednesday, an estimated 20,000 educators from across the state gathered at Tom Mccall Waterfront to call on legislators to pass the Students Success Act. The walkout lead to the closure of 600 schools statewide, in districts such as Beaverton, Tigard-Tualatin, and Portland Public Schools....

Anticipated statewide teacher walkouts lead to TTSD cancellation

Many teachers felt that the state has not been doing enough to improve the schools and the students in them

By Meghan Turley and Olivia Young

May 7, 2019

The Tigard Tualatin school district has decided to close school this Wednesday, May 8, in anticipation of the teacher walkouts planned statewide.