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PATH Board Member Earns a Gifted Education Degree

0 Comments September 1, 2019

I am thrilled to announce my graduation! Last month, I received a Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Education from Arizona State University. I am not a school district employee. Rather, I sought this degree for the knowledge to help my gifted son and others like him. I am hopeful that this degree […]

Announcing new board member

0 Comments August 23, 2019

Troy Loftus has accepted the invitation to join PATH’s board of directors and is taking a key role in helping to shape our forward-looking vision for the 2019-2020 school year. His contributions have already proven invaluable and we look forward to working together! About Troy Troy has a wide variety of experience to bring to […]

School Board Report – August 20, 2019

0 Comments August 21, 2019

The school board meeting this week was a collection of topics, focusing heavily on long-term budget planning. Board candidates Pete Miller and Katrina Montgomery were in attendance. Topics covered included: -A reflection on the district’s recent shift to e-flyers through the website PeachJar.com. A district-wide survey showed that parents overwhelmingly preferred email for their communication […]

School Board Report, July 30, 2019

0 Comments July 31, 2019

The school board met for a special meeting this week on Tuesday, July 30. Three school board candidates attended: Malia Hollowell, Pete Miller, and Lea Rigtrup. Katrina Montgomery was excused from the meeting to attend a school safety conference on behalf of the district. There was a public hearing scheduled about the budget for year […]

School Board Report-July 16, 2019

0 Comments July 18, 2019

The school board held a special meeting this week to go over budget details and the revised dress code. All five board members were there, and two of the candidates running for office were also there: Pete Miller and Jamie Fairbanks. BUDGET The budget discussion was an overview. Here is the draft budget for revenue […]

School Board report – May 28, 2019

0 Comments May 30, 2019

The school board tonight was uneventful from the perspective of PATH. One interesting public comment came from a parent advocating for later middle school and high school start times. Her evidence of altered circadian rhythms in adolescents seemed the most convincing point of the argument. The board seemed most concerned over an increased prevalence of […]

Thanks for coming to the Spring Social!

0 Comments May 22, 2019

What a great group! Thanks to all who came out to the PATH social last week. From cup towers to magnet madness to showcasing why we’re exceptional, everyone had a good time connecting at the Spring Social. We loved getting to know each other better!   Michelle Smart

Why we chose Discovery

0 Comments April 20, 2019

Why We Chose Discovery Owen Gabrielson My spouse and I chose Discovery to surround our child with focused, quirky, intense, weird, smart kids. Below, I describe what Discovery is, what led us to it, and why it works for us. Your mileage may vary. What is Discovery? Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) […]

School Board report – Mar 26, 2018

0 Comments March 28, 2019

This week, I attended the school board meeting with Laura Myers—a PATH parent and the CRES PTO president. Here are our main takeaways: 1 – The board spent a significant amount of time carefully considering a decision in front of them: how to balance the desire for smaller K-3 class size with the constraints of […]

School Board report – Feb 26, 2018

0 Comments March 7, 2019

Three cheers for our first PATH reporter! Katie Smith attended the school board meeting on and took notes for us. Although minutes of the meeting will be posted online by Tahoma School District (TSD), Katie was able to catch more detail than the minutes provide. Here are some of the tidbits she and I heard […]