November 7, 2021

Good Afternoon Stadium Families,

This is Principal Shannon Marshall with some important updates.

Daily Schedule

On Monday, November 8, Stadium will host a virtual information night for 8th grade families at 6:30 PM. Please visit our Prospective Students website for more information and to access the live event.

Wednesday, November 10 is a Late Start Day. Buses will run one hour later, and school will start at 8:35 AM.

There will be no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

WIAA Team of the Month

Our Stadium Girls Golf team has been named WIAA 3A Team of the Month for October. They completed another undefeated PCL season, and won the league tournament. This is their 5th consecutive undefeated league season and tournament title. Congratulations, Stadium Girls Golf!

Health and Safety

The number of missed school days non-vaccinated students experience due to being a close contact of someone with COVID-19 is now reduced to 10 days or it may be less with a confirmed negative COVID lab test. This change at our schools comes in collaboration with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. You will still work closely with our COVID Supervisor, Mrs. Sage who will walk you through the process. If you would like more information, please visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety website.

TPS Virtual Financial Aid Support Nights

TPS community partner, Enhanced Prep, is hosting two upcoming virtual workshops for financial aid. Experts will be available to provide an overview and work with families to help complete the FAFSA and WASFA. Seniors and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend together when possible.

Workshop dates:

  • November 10, 6:30-8:00 PM
  • November 22, 6:30-8:00 PM

Please register in advance on the Enhanced Prep website.

On either November 10 or November 22, Mrs. Junderson will visit senior social studies classes to provide information about Financial Aid Advising Day and the High School and Beyond Plan.

Career Center Update

This week in the Career Center during lunches, Mrs. Junderson will host representatives from the Army and Arizona State University. Please eat in a designated area and then make your way to the Career Center. Please visit Mrs. Junderson’s website for more information.

Winter Sports

Our winter sports season starts on Monday, November 15 (Girls bowling starts November 1). Sports offered during the winter season are boys and girls basketball, girls bowling, girls flag football, boys swim and dive, and boys and girls wrestling. Please find athletic information on the Stadium Athletics website. All student athletes must register using the Final Forms registration system. To participate, student athletes need to have all forms completed and have a valid sports physical submitted and reviewed prior to the first day of practice.

If you have any questions about athletics, please email stadiumathletics@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Remote Learning during Inclement Weather?

Now that every student has access to a laptop or learning device, we need your input to determine if school should switch to remote learning during weather events such as snow days. Click here to let us know what works best for you and your student.

Two Levies on February Ballot

In February, you will see two replacement levies from Tacoma Public Schools on your ballot.

  • Proposition 1, the Educational Programs and Operations Levy, would fund about 15% of school district operations, including about 500 staff members.
  • Proposition 2, the Technology Improvements and Upgrades Levy, would fund technology access for all K-12 students.

Both levies would replace expiring levies that impact every TPS K-12 student in every neighborhood. I’ll share more information about the levies as we get closer to the election.

Reminders:

Yearbook

Please don’t forget that early bird pricing ($50) ends on November 30. The deadline for senior portraits is December 1. Please review the specifications and other details online at our yearbook website.

Activity Bus

We have two departure times for our activity buses: one at 4:30 PM one and at 6:00 PM. The bus plans to arrive early but will depart on time. Drop offs will be at the three NE elementary schools.

Students who would like an ORCA card to access Pierce Transit and other local transportation, may see one of our attendance specialists.

Scholarship Opportunities

Seniors: The Act Six application is open and the deadline has been extended to November 30. This year, Act Six will award 30 of Tacoma-Seattle’s most promising urban leaders full scholarships worth up to $245,000 at five partner colleges. Learn more and start your application at https://www.actsix.org/apply/.

Juniors: The Palmer Scholars application is open and closes on November 17. Palmer Scholars provides post-secondary readiness training, mentoring, financial assistance and support for up to six years! Learn more and start your application at https://palmerscholars.smapply.io/.

Have a wonderful week, Tigers!

Shannon Marshall, Principal
Stadium High School