The Paw

THS Marching Band starts the 2011 season

By Jamie Burgess, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011

For the past few years, the Tigard High School Marching Band has proved to be entertaining as well as talented. Last year they won first place at state in the class A division and are praised for their wonderfully funny and creative shows.  During half-time at the first football home game, the band...

Auditions for fall play ‘Almost, Maine’

By Hayley Merrick, Staff Writer

September 18, 2011

Auditions for Almost, Maine will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 in the auditorium. To audition, sign up for a time slot on the bulletin board in the auditorium and prepare a 1 minute monologue. Almost, Maine will be running Nov 17, 18, 19; as well as Dec 1, 2 and 3.

Free food at the Cultural Meet ‘n’ Eat at Cook Park next Friday

By Emily Pfeiffer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2011

Every year Tigard high school holds a free Cultural Meet 'n' Eat for all students. The Cultural Meet and Eat is an opportunity for all students to become more aware of other cultures and to become more connected as a student body. The event is put together by Multi Cultural Coordinator Mrs. Rivera. The...

Are you ready for this?

By Emma Johnson, Staff Writer

September 9, 2011

The Welcome Back Assembly started out with a performance of the National Anthem. Siblings EJ and Shannon Dela Cruz harmonized for a screaming crowd ready with their praise. Next was a homemade video by two junior friends who showed their undying love for eachother. There was beach time, romantic football,...

Principal explains zero-tolerance harassment policy at individual class meetings

By Amanda Lam, Staff Writer

September 8, 2011

Today Principal Mark Neffendorf addressed each class separately in the Auditorium to give his traditional class meetings. His main point was to explain to the students that harassment of any kind will not be tolerated, but also included a few jokes to lighten the mood. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors...

Publications students rewarded for their hard work

By Nancy Mayer, Adviser

September 8, 2011

For the third year in a row, the Tiger yearbook has won a silver medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. While the kids are hungry for the gold, a silver medal still means the yearbook is one of the best in the United States. In addition, both HiSpots (our print newspaper) and the yearbook...

Athletics department pays for new trophy cases

By Raymond Corral, Design Editor

September 6, 2011

As students enter Tigard High on the first day, they will notice a change outside of the big gym: The old trophy cases, rusty and unorganized, are going through a renovation. Is the district really spending money on trophy cases instead of lending some of the budget to the programs that will be cut...

Business days a success

By Patrick Yassa, Staff Writer

September 1, 2011

The Commons were buzzing with activity Aug 30 and Sept 1, as "Business Days" were implemented for the first time. The area was set up with various stations, manned by volunteers and students from the National Honor Society, to get some "business" done before school starts. Parents and students were...