Good afternoon, Stadium Students and Families,
This is Principal Shannon Marshall with some important updates.
Monday, October 2 is a Blue Monday. Wear your Seahawks gear!
Wednesday, October 4 is a Late Start Day. School will start promptly at 8:35 AM and buses will run one hour later.
Picture retake day is this Thursday, October 5.
- Students who have not yet had their picture taken for the 23-24 school year are expected to have their picture taken.
- Students may have their picture retaken when they bring their purchased packet of pictures to the photographers to exchange.
Our first pep assembly of the year will be this Friday, October 6. We will have an assembly schedule, so if you have a partial day at Stadium, please check the schedule. You can find Stadium’s Bell Schedules on our website.
For your advanced planning, there will be a Stadium Booster meeting on Monday, October 9. See Stadium Boosters Club for more information!
There will be a Class of 2024 meeting with Jostens on Thursday, October 12 during 6th period. Seniors, report to your 6th period class, and then we will dismiss by intercom. Seniors who are off campus in the afternoon are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please arrive to campus no earlier than 1:30 PM.
There will be no school for students on Friday, October 13. This is a District Data Day for teacher professional development.
Stadium will have early release on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20. We will host conferences for students and families on Thursday, October 19 from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Be On Time
It is important for students to arrive on time every day. For our safety, the exterior doors at Stadium lock at 7:35 AM at the start of 1st period. All students with a 1st period class need to be inside the building before 7:35 AM.
Students who are scheduled for a partial day at Stadium may arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to their first class. Our exterior doors will open during the passing period for students to enter the building.
We are so pleased to announce that Katrina Caldwell is our new 9th grade counselor. Katrina is coming to us most recently from Meeker Middle School and is so excited to support the Class of 2027 this year.
World Language Competency Exam
The World Language Competency Exam is an opportunity for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to earn up to four (4.0) high school credits in a world language. Students may earn the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy when they demonstrate competency in English and a world language.
Students, are you a heritage speaker and fluent in reading, writing, listening, and speaking a language other than English? If so, we encourage you to schedule an exam with our school's World Language Assessment Liaison, Mrs. Kurkova. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is November 3. The exam will take place in December and those testing will receive more information.
This Week in the Career Center
This week in the Career Center during lunches, Mrs. Junderson will host representatives from the Army National Guard, Seattle Pacific University, Linfield University, Whitman College, the University of Utah, Boise State University and Westminster University.
Mrs. Junderson and Mikaela Mattes with the College Success Foundation will be hosting Motivation Monday on Monday, October 2 after school in the Career Center (Room 117) from 2:10-3:30 PM. Students will be able to receive support working on college applications, scholarships, essays, and applying for financial aid. Bring your laptop and be prepared to work!
Mikaela will also be hosting Tackle It Tuesday after school in the Career Center on Tuesday, October 3 from 2:10-3:00 PM. Students can stop by and seek support for all things college related!
On Thursday, October 5 there will be a FREE Pierce County College Fair from 5:30-7:30 PM at Tacoma Community College in the Main Gym (Building 20). More information available HERE: Tacoma College Fair (pnacac.org)
For your advance planning, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be administered at Stadium High School in the Career Center on Friday, October 20 at 7:45 AM. Interested 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students should see Mrs. Junderson to sign up for the ASVAB by Thursday, October 12.
Please visit Mrs. Junderson’s website for specific dates and times for guests, more information about college and career planning, to connect with our community partners, and for upcoming college visits and scholarship information.
Reminders from last week…
Household Information Survey
We need your help! Please complete the Household Information Survey. It can be accessed on the TPS website, where you can print and find translated versions, or through ParentVUE.
When families complete the Household Information Survey, it helps fund things like after-school programs, school counselors, health and wellness services, and classroom resources. It also ensures that students who are eligible for low-income benefits and discounts are recognized and can take advantage of additional benefits, including things like fee waivers for ASB cards.
Please complete this survey TODAY. It is due by October 1, 2023.
Email email@example.com or call (253) 571-1365 with questions.
SAT/PSAT at Stadium
All seniors will take the SAT at Stadium on Wednesday, October 11, and all juniors will take the PSAT at Stadium on Wednesday, October 18. These are late start days, so we will begin promptly at 8:35 AM.
Juniors and seniors are pre-registered for these exams.
Here are some resources for your preparation:
If you have any questions about assessments at Stadium, please contact our Assessment Coordinator, Yvonne McCarty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
StudentVUE is now available for our students! Students will use StudentVUE to view their attendance, grades, schedule, and more. Students can access this online or through the mobile app.
Students, download the app on your smart phone, open the app, enter our zip code (98403), choose Tacoma Public Schools, select “yes” to create an account, select “return to login,” then select, “Login with Microsoft.” At this point, enter your TPS email as your “User Name” and enter your password. You may need to turn off the pop-up blocker in your internet browser.
On the computer, on the Login page, click the “Login with Microsoft” button (underneath the blue “Login” button) and enter your TPS email and password.
ParentVUE – Report an Absence
You can report your student’s absence using ParentVUE. Here is how:
On your ParentVUE, screen you will see your student listed. To the right of their name is a blue "Report Absence" button.
Click on the button to enter the absence date and reason.
Once you click “save,” the information is sent to our attendance team.
Find other ways to use ParentVUE here: ParentVUE Help - Tacoma Public Schools (tacomaschools.org)
Have a wonderful week, Tigers!
Shannon Marshall, Principal
Stadium High School
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