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Feb. 11 School Board Report

0 Comments February 13, 2020

I attended the school board meeting earlier this week, and there were two agenda items involving the highly capable program. Awesome! The first agenda item was a first reading to revise “Policy and Procedure 2190 Highly Capable Programs.” Though mostly a routine business item, one point stood out to me. Tahoma School District (TSD) is […]

PATH meets with new interim superintendent

0 Comments December 20, 2019

Interim Superintendent Mike Maryanski By: Michelle Smart, PATH president Another of PATH’s board members and I recently met with Mike Maryanski, Tahoma School District’s new interim superintendent. The purpose of the meeting was just to kick off the new working relationship. I’d never previously met Mike, but my impression was overwhelmingly positive. He shared two […]

Insight from the Highly Capable Coordinator

0 Comments September 25, 2019

It feels so good to have someone who “gets” our gifted kids. Chris Everett, Tahoma School District (TSD) Highly Capable Coordinator, is one of those people. I recently met with her to touch base on several items regarding hi cap in the district. Here is a brief recap: • Middle school services. PATH’s advocacy last […]

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