October 29, 2023

Good afternoon, Stadium Students and Families,

This is Principal Shannon Marshall with some important updates.

Thank you to Coach Johnson and our amazing ASB students for creating a homecoming to remember.

Congratulations to Coach Johnson who was honored by the WIAA in its September Salute to Coaches. The WIAA has teamed up with the U.S. Army to recognize some of the most outstanding coaches in Washington.

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, November 1 is a Late Start Day. School will start promptly at 8:35 AM and buses will run one hour later.

All 9th graders will be receiving new laptops and power cords on Wednesday, November 1 during their biology class. 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.

Tickets for Stadium Theatre’s production of Almost, Maine will be on sale starting Wednesday, November 1.

Friday, November 3 is the deadline for 10-12th graders to register for the World Language Competency Exam. You will find more information further down in this email.

For your advanced planning, the Stadium High School winter sports parent/guardian information meeting will be at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7 in the main gym.

There will be no school on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

Important – Attendance Updates

For student safety, we strive to maintain accurate attendance records, including accurate arrival and dismissal times. Please review these attendance reminders.

  • Excusing Students in ParentVUE

Parents/Guardians are able to excuse their students from school using the ParentVUE app. This works well when a student is absent for the ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY. Unfortunately, ParentVUE is unable to accept partial day absences.

  • Arriving Late/Leaving Early

It is best to schedule appointments outside of the school day, but if your student will be arriving to school late or leaving school early, email stadiumattendance@tacoma.k12.wa.us. Please communicate with our attendance office prior to the day of the absence whenever possible.

  • Going Home Ill

If your student is ill and needs to leave school early, please remind them to get a pass to the health room and our staff will coordinate with a parent/guardian for them to leave school.

Students must ALWAYS have parent/guardian permission and check out with the nurse or attendance office PRIOR to leaving school early.

Honoring Our Veterans

On Thursday, November 9, Stadium will host its annual Veterans Day Assembly. If you are a veteran and would like to attend this assembly, please RSVP to Captain Mike Parker and Senior Chief Gamorro Cameron, our NJROTC Instructors. As students will fill the bleachers, we need to know how many seats to have available on the floor. You will receive more details when you RSVP. Thank you for your service!

Winter Athletics

The winter sports season starts on Monday, November 13 (Bowling starts on October 30 and Flag Football start date is TBD). If you are interested in Boys or Girls Basketball, Girls Bowling, Girls Flag Football, Boys Swim & Dive, or Boys or Girls Wrestling this is your season! 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 a valid sports physical submitted and reviewed prior to the first day of practice. If you have any questions, please email stadiumathletics@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Almost, Maine

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 1 for Stadium’s fall production, Almost, Maine. Tickets can be purchased at the Stadium Business Office before school, during lunch, or after school, or via Brown Paper Tickets online.

Showtimes are November 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00 PM and November 18 at 1:30 PM.

From November 1-3, tickets are $12. Students with ASB can purchase a ticket at the Stadium Business Office for $10.

From November 6-17, tickets are $15. Students with ASB can purchase a ticket at the Stadium Business Office for $12. If shows are not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for $15, cash only. 

This Week in the Career Center

This week in the Career Center during lunches, Mrs. Junderson will host representatives from the University of Oregon, the Morgan Family YMCA Teen Leadership Development Programs, the PLU Seed Teachers Program, the University of Redlands, the Army National Guard, and the Act Six Scholarship.

Mrs. Junderson and Mikaela Mattes with the College Success Foundation will be hosting Motivation Monday on Monday, October 30 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 31 from 2:10-3:00 PM. Students can stop by and seek support for all things college related!

Act Six is a life-changing opportunity where scholars receive full-tuition four-year scholarships worth up to $245,000, a powerful leadership training program, and an unparalleled level of support and opportunity. There is no minimum GPA requirement and admissions standards vary across the partner colleges of Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University and Saint Martin’s University. Applications are due November 28, and more information is available here: Apply - Act Six.

Seniors, the College Success Foundation (CSF) Leadership 1000 Scholarship application is available now. Qualified applicants will have a GPA of 2.5+, plan to enroll in a Washington State college or university and meet certain income guidelines. The scholarship is renewable and available in amounts up to $5,000 per academic year. In addition to the scholarship, scholars receive guidance in regard to career, financial aid, and networking opportunities with CSF alumni and scholarship donors to ensure students graduate with a four-year degree and achieve success in life. Applications are due on November 30 and more information can be found here: Leadership 1000 Scholarship - College Success Foundation.

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.

Tacoma Job & Resource Fair

Pierce County’s largest job and resource fair is at the Tacoma Dome on Wednesday, November 1 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force, United Healthcare, and the Metropolitan Development Council proudly present the Collaboration for a Cause featuring: 

  • Basic Needs – Supportive resources for daily living, such as housing, SNAP, legal services, free phones and tablets, and more 
  • Employment – Over 100 employers ready to hire now, with resume assistance on site 
  • Education & Training – Tools to start a new job, career, apprenticeship, and connections to education 
  • Health – Resources for personal health, including vaccinations, addition help, insurance, and more 
  • Youth – Specialized resources for youth (ages 0-24) such as childcare connections and resources for parents & young adults 
  • Veterans – Specialized resources for the veteran & military community, spouses, and dependents 
  • Disabilities – Specialized resources for those living with disabilities 

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. All are welcome! Learn more about the event at www.pccetf.org/calendar/cfac-tacoma-dome  

Interpreters will be available at this event in the Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Marshallese, Chuukese, Yapese, Palauan, and Samoan languages as well as ASL. 

CFAC-11-2023-Flyer-English-email.pdf (pccetf.org)

CFAC-11-2023-Flyer-Spanish-email.pdf (pccetf.org)

CFAC-11-2023-Flyer-Ukrainian-email-2.pdf (pccetf.org)

Stadium Boosters Crab Feed

The Stadium Boosters Crab Feed is back!! They 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.

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. You can return your ballot three ways: by drop box, by mail, and in-person at the Pierce County Elections Vote Center. Find more information in the school district’s Sunday email newsletter.

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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