October 22, 2023

Good afternoon, Stadium Students and Families,

This is Principal Shannon Marshall with some important updates.

In recent weeks, our automated system has been experiencing technical difficulties. Unfortunately, some parents/guardians and staff members have not received the robo-email and/or robo-call. Tacoma Public Schools is working to resolve the problem. If you know somebody who has not received this weekly message, please let them know that they can find the message on the Stadium website.

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, October 25 is a Late Start Day. School will start promptly at 8:35 AM and buses will run one hour later.

We will have a pep assembly on Friday, October 27, so we will have an alternate bell schedule. Please check Bell Schedules - Stadium High School (tacomaschools.org) for more details.

For your advanced planning, all 9th graders will be receiving new laptops and power cords on Wednesday, November 1. All freshmen MUST bring their school-issued laptop and power cord to school on November 1. The district may be charging families for lost items.

It’s Homecoming Week!

The 2023 Homecoming Spirit Week has a pop culture theme.

  • Monday, October 23 is dress like Adam Sandler or another movie star.
  • Tuesday, October 24 is jersey day.
  • Wednesday, October 25 is pink out for breast cancer awareness.
  • Thursday, October 26 is dress like your favorite music artist.
  • Friday, October 27 is color wars and we will have a pep assembly at the end of the day, so we will have an alternate bell schedule.
    • Senior wear white and gold
    • Juniors wear blue
    • Sophomores wear green
    • Freshmen wear orange
  • Friday, October 27 is also the Homecoming Football Game at 7:00 PM against Evergreen High School, where the Homecoming Court will be presented at halftime.
  • The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, October 28 from 7:00-9:00 PM.
    • Tickets are $15 for Stadium students with ASB, $18 for Stadium students without ASB, and $20 for all guests.
    • Tickets will be sold through lunches on Friday, October 27. Tickets will not be sold after school on Friday, October 27.
    • Tickets will not be sold at the dance.
    • If Stadium students would like to bring a guest who does not attend Stadium, they must complete a Guest Request Form and fulfill all requirements.
      • The last day to purchase tickets for guests is Tuesday, October 24.
      • Guest Request Forms are on the counter in the main office.
      • Guest Request Forms must be completed (with ALL signatures, including the appropriate Stadium assistant principal) before guest tickets can be purchased.

Homecoming Dance

The 2023 Homecoming Dance theme is “Under the Sea,” and it will be Saturday, October 28 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the main gym at Stadium. The attire is semi-formal, so dress accordingly.

  • Students and guests must arrive by 8:00 PM to be admitted.
  • All attendees must present photo ID and their tickets for entry.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. This means that each ticket may only be used by the person who purchased it.
  • Once attendees leave the dance, they may not return.
  • Stadium students are responsible for their guest and must follow all guidelines detailed on their signed Guest Request Form.
  • For more information, please visit www.stadiumtigers.com

This Week in the Career Center

This week in the Career Center during lunches, Mrs. Junderson will host representatives from Saint Martin's University, the Navy, Gonzaga, and Women's Transportation Seminar-Transportation You.

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) TransportationYou (TYou) is excited to work with Stadium High School again this year. Bringing local scholarships, a monthly Lunch and Learn program hosted by local companies, an annual field trip to a finished construction project site lead by industry professionals and the opportunity to apply to attend the Capital Summit (a 4-day trip full of tours, lectures, interactive experiences showcasing different careers in transportation). Their goal in working with Stadium High School is to change the face of the transportation industry by growing the involvement and interest of girls and young women in STEM studies. They want students to help determine TYou programming for the year at the introductory lunch program in the Career Center on Thursday (10/26). 

Mrs. Junderson and Mikaela Mattes with the College Success Foundation will be hosting Motivation Monday on Monday, October 23 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 a Tackle It Tuesday after school in the Career Center on Tuesday, October 24 from 2:10-3:00 PM. Students can stop by and seek support for all things college related!

Clover Park Technical College will be hosting a Fall Program Expo on Wednesday, October 25 from 3-6:00 PM at their Lakewood Campus Building 24 (4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW Lakewood, Washington 98499). This year's Expo promises to be bigger and better than ever, providing you with a one-stop-shop experience to explore our diverse range of programs and fields of study. At the Program Expo, students will have the chance to: walk-through state-of-the-art facilities, meet dedicated faculty and staff, who are eager to guide students towards a new and exciting career, get answers to questions directly from knowledgeable instructors, connect with vital student services, including enrollment, financial aid, advising, Running Start, and much more! Please RSVP HERE to secure your spot at the Expo. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact: 253-589-5807 or outreach@cptc.edu

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.

Stadium Boosters Crab Feed

The Stadium Boosters Crab Feed is back!! We have a new (waterfront) venue, a new caterer (with award winning clam chowder), and a DJ for an after-crab dance party! Tigers 21+ years old, please join the Boosters at the Crab Feed on Saturday, November 4 from 5-11:00 PM at the Browns Point Improvement Club. This event SOLD OUT last year so don’t wait to buy your tickets! Crab cracking tools are available for purchase. Bibs will be provided. Tickets are on sale now at https://stadiumboosters.schoolauction.net/crabfeed2023/homepages/show If you are a Boosters member and need the discount code, please email ask@stadiumboosters.org

If you would like to join Boosters, please visit www.stadiumboosters.org

Reminders from last week…

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 kcarbon@tacoma.k12.wa.us. The registration deadline is November 3. The exam will take place in December and those testing will receive more information.

Register to Vote

The General Election is Tuesday, November 7. Seniors, if you will be 18 by election day, you may register and vote in this election.

There are three ways to register to vote: online, by mail, and in person. Find out more about how to register here. The deadline to register online and by mail is Monday, October 30. The deadline to register in person is November 7.

Exciting news! 16 and 17-year-olds can now pre-register to vote. Those under the age of 18 will have their registrations held until they become eligible to vote.

Tacoma Student Government Day

Tacoma Student Government Day is November 28, 2023. This is a great opportunity for our high school students to learn more about city government. Last year students took a walking tour with public works, went to the fire department training facility, visited Urban Waters, had lunch with the mayor and city council members, held a mock city council meeting, and were recognized at the real city council meeting.

Applications are due on November 19, 2023. To apply and/or read more about Student Government Day, please visit Student Government Day - City of Tacoma.

Have a wonderful week, Tigers!

Shannon Marshall, Principal

Stadium High School

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