Good afternoon, Stadium Students and Families,
This is Principal Shannon Marshall with some important updates.
Attendance at school is a key indicator for success. Parents/Guardians, please check your student’s attendance on HAC.
First semester finals for periods 1, 3, and 5 will be on Monday, January 30. Finals for periods 2, 4, and 6 will be on Tuesday, January 31. Teachers will work with students on February 1 and 2 to complete projects and presentations, finalize items for grading, and critique and reflect on 1st semester learning.
Wednesday, February 1 is a Late Start day. Buses will run one hour later, and school will start promptly at 8:35 AM.
There will be no school on Friday, February 3 for a semester break as teachers submit their grades and prepare for the new semester.
Second semester will begin on Monday, February 6.
Yearbook Senior Ads
Senior families, this Wednesday, February 1, is the deadline for purchasing a senior graduation ad in the 2023 Stadium yearbook. Visit our yearbook website for details.
iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits were distributed to every student this week. These test kits may have a use by date of 8/19/2022. Please note that the FDA has extended the shelf life of the iHealth test kits to 9 months past their current use by date, so the new use by date for these test kits is 5/19/2023. You can find out more information from the FDA here.
This Week in the Career Center
There will be no visitors during lunch in the Career Center this week.
Mikaela Mattes with the College Success Foundation will be hosting a “Tackle it Tuesday” on Tuesday, January 31 after school in the Career Center (room 117) from 2:10-3:30 PM. The focus will be to help seniors with their Leadership 1000 Scholarship applications to meet the January 31 deadline for submission. Seniors will also be able to receive support working on college applications, other scholarships, essays, and financial aid. Bring your laptop and be prepared to work!
Mrs. Junderson and Mikaela will also be hosting a Workshop Wednesday after school in the Career Center on Wednesday, February 1 from 2:10-3:00 PM. Juniors are welcome to attend to learn about how to best prepare for senior year.
For your advanced planning, Wednesday, February 8 from 6-8 PM there will be a Free Virtual Financial Aid Completion Night hosted by Enhanced Prep. Students and families will get individual support in completing FAFSA/WASFA, including help in multiple languages, as well as follow up support for financial aid, scholarship, college and career applications. All Pierce County seniors are welcome! Register HERE: Virtual Financial Aid Night - February 8th at 6:00 PM - Enhanced Prep
Please visit Mrs. Junderson’s website for specific dates and times for guests and for more information about college and career planning, to connect with our community partners and for upcoming college visits and scholarship information.
Stadium Boosters Auction
Planning is underway for the Boosters’ Annual Auction on April 29. If you are interested in helping with the planning, please join their next planning meeting on Thursday, February 2 from 7:00-8:00 PM at Dahlman Cellars.
Whole Child Champions
Our very own Lee Butler was named a Whole Child Champion for Tacoma Public Schools. Champions create a positive school culture that we can all feel, and they make an incredible impact in the lives of students. We are so lucky to have Ms. Butler at our school!
If you have a moment, take a look at all of our champions and how they’re making a difference for TPS kids.
TPS Job Fairs
Do you know someone who wants to work with students? Tacoma Public Schools is hosting a series of job fairs in February and March. Please share the details!
School Menu Survey
What are your thoughts on our school meals? We want to provide students healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch items at school every day, and we’re looking for your feedback. Please take this survey and let us know what you think.
All TPS students and their families are invited to attend a fun, free basketball night at the University of Puget Sound on Friday, February 3. See our Stadium website for details.
Tutor Elementary Students
Students in grades 10-12 can apply to be after-school tutors with elementary students. Tutors will earn $500 after completing a semester of work. Applications are due February 3. See our Stadium website for details.
Reminders from last week…
If you have not checked out tutor.com lately, they have added more tutors and more subjects. Students can access tutor.com through Schoology. If you need homework help, log in today!
Stadium Pool Upgrades
Our beautiful Brown Castle opened as Tacoma High School in 1906 and became Stadium High School in 1913. The PAC building was built at the time of the Castle remodel in 2006. The Stadium Pool was not part of the 2006 remodel and has been nearly untouched since 1989. Tacoma Public Schools is upgrading our Stadium Pool this spring! Work will begin the first week of February and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the school year. You will see contractors and subcontractors on site and the pool area will be completely off limits.
If you are registered for Swimming 2nd semester, you will be receiving an email from Mr. Baughman with more details. You may contact Mr. Baughman at email@example.com.
If you have questions related to Stadium Athletics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more construction news, follow the latest TPS projects on the district’s website at https://www.tacomaschools.org/departments/pc/school-construction/.
King County Aquatics Training/Job Opportunity
The King County Aquatics Center (KCAC) in Federal Way has a long partnership with Tacoma Public Schools Worksite Learning. They are currently hiring lifeguards, and the starting pay is $18.58/hour.
If you are interested in becoming a certified lifeguard, the KCAC is hosting a training on January 30, February 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, and 15. Please see the KCAC flyer for more information.
TAPCO Credit Union is offering scholarships to recognize and reward exceptional students who demonstrate traits of leadership, a commitment to public service, and a desire to make a difference within their schools and communities. A minimum of nine $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree or vocational certification. Applicants must be a TAPCO member (though if not a member you can contact TAPCO directly and possibly still apply). The 2023 Scholarship Application is open and available in an electronic format through DocuSign. The deadline to apply is January 31 and more information can be found here: Scholarships | TAPCO Credit Union - Tacoma & Pierce County (tapcocu.org).
Leadership 1000 Scholarship awards funding to seniors attending eligible high schools and who are planning to enroll in a Washington state college or university. The scholarship is renewable and available in amounts up to $5,000 per academic year. Scholars receive career and financial aid guidance as well as networking opportunities with College Success Foundation (CSF) Alumni and scholarship donors to ensure they graduate with a college degree and achieve success in life. To be considered, students must: be a student enrolled in CSF College Services (includes all former CSF Achievers), have a minimum GPA of 2.5, plan to enroll at an eligible Washington state college or university starting fall 2023, have resided in Washington state for at least one year, have filed a FAFSA or WASFA, have a family income that doesn’t exceed the program’s requirement. Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible. Deadline: January 31. Apply at https://csf.smapply.org/prog/leadership 1000 scholarship/
The $3,000 Fair Chance Scholarship is awarded to twenty-six students from across the state of Washington pursuing higher education. All funds are paid directly to the recipient’s college, university, or trade school to be used toward tuition or books. CRITERIA: Graduating high school senior, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, currently working/volunteering/involved in a school-sponsored activity at least 8 hours per month (on average), prior involvement with the Fair (4H, FFA, etc.) and financial need may be considered, though neither is a requirement. For any Scholarship questions, please email email@example.com. Students only need to submit one application for all scholarships offered online. The application system will automatically apply students for the scholarships they qualify for. Applications are due January 31. Apply directly at: Home Page (awardspring.com).
Are you a US citizen planning to enroll in higher learning after graduation? Then you may be eligible to apply for the Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals Past Presidents Scholarship. Approximately ten $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. The application requires THREE letters of recommendation, a copy of your transcript, completed application forms, an essay, and is due on February 1. The application is available here: WAEOP Past President Scholarship 2023.pdf.
Are you a WSECU member? If so, you may be eligible to apply for WSECU 2023 Scholarships of $2,000 for 2-year colleges/vocational schools and/or $3,000 for 4-year colleges. Applications are due by February 13. More information and application available here: WSECU Scholarships.
Are you a US citizen of African descent with a 2.7+ GPA? Then you may be eligible to apply for The Links, Incorporated 2023 Scholarship which could be worth from $500 to over $2,500. The application requires THREE letters of recommendation, a copy of your transcript, photo, completed application forms, writing samples, and is due on February 13. More information and application available here: Tacoma Links Scholarship. You will have to click to download on the righthand side of the page.
Do you have a 2.75+ GPA and plan to pursue a STEM or healthcare major in Washington? The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship may be for you! The Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or healthcare degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state. The deadline is February 28 and more information can be found here: Baccalaureate Applicants - Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (waopportunityscholarship.org).
The Rainier Olympic Nurses Association is offering a scholarship to support a high school senior with the educational goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Students are eligible to receive a Rainier Olympic Nurses Association scholarship award once every other year. This scholarship typically ranges from $500 to $750 and can be used for prerequisites. Students who have been accepted to a nursing program are also welcomed to apply for the college level scholarship which ranges from $1,000 to $1,250. Applications are due February 28. Find more information at: Rainier Olympic Nurses Association.
The Just Athlete Scholarship is for high school seniors in Washington State who have participated in at least one year of athletics and contributed to race and social justice work in their school or community. Seniors must plan to attend a post-secondary institution (2- or 4-year) within 2 years of graduating high school. Applications are due February 28. Find more information at: Just Athlete Scholarship 2022-23.
The Stadium High School Scholarship Committee gets to select ONE senior to compete for the Tacoma Propeller Club Scholarship. Stadium's selected student will earn a cash prize of $200 and have the opportunity to compete for a first-place scholarship of up to $4,000. Scholarships will be awarded by a panel of judges, based on financial need, citizenship/leadership, academic achievement, and a three-to-five-minute verbal presentation on a selected topic. The final judging will be held on April 19, 2023, so applicants MUST be available to participate on that day. See Mrs. Junderson for a copy of the application, which is due directly to Mrs. Junderson by March 10.
The Tacoma Elks Lodge 174 is offering 2 scholarship programs for local high school seniors who are planning to continue their education. These scholarships are awarded based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. This year the scholarships are valued at $1,000, which may be renewable for up to four years so $4,000 total. If you are planning to attend college/university after high school, you can complete the Tacoma Elks Lodge 174 application PDF 2023 Elks 174 Application.pdf or if you are planning to attend a vocational school, you can complete the Tronson Vocational Scholarship application 2023 Elks 174 Tronson Vocational Application.pdf, both are due on March 10. More information about Elks Lodge 174 Scholarships is available here: https://tacomaelks.com/scholarships
The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program, the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. This award is named in honor of Ewing C. Kelly, a longtime radio and television broadcaster. The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students who demonstrate good citizenship while striving to attain their academic goals. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extracurricular achievements--both scholastically and in their community--and financial need. Eligibility: 1) Applicant must be accepted, or have an application pending, at an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private and including community and technical colleges 2) must be a senior 3) must be a U.S. citizen or have a green card. Applications are due March 10. Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship
The Willie Stewart Community Service Scholarship program celebrates and recognizes Pierce County high school seniors who have given back to their community through volunteer service. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are awarded to graduating seniors in a competitive process. The application is due May 1. 2023 Willie Stewart Scholarship Application
Have a wonderful week, Tigers!
Shannon Marshall, Principal
Stadium High School
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