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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 […]

PATH approved for Fred Meyer Community Rewards

0 Comments February 20, 2019

Running PATH isn’t free. We at PATH care deeply about advocating for our Highly Capable kiddos. While most people don’t see it, we have spent hundreds of hours and hundreds of dollars keeping the advocacy going. We can’t burn our personal resources forever, though–we need your help! Our main expenses include: – Website maintenance and […]

Seeking Volunteers!

0 Comments January 28, 2019

Exciting developments are happening with PATH.  We recently received our 501(c)3 designation and are now officially recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. More information on that can be found here: 501(c)3 Certified.  PATH board president Michelle Smart reported that Tahoma School District is engaged and reviewing options for highly capable classes in […]

501(c)3 Certified

0 Comments January 21, 2019

Exciting PATH update! One of our board members, Owen Gabrielson, worked like crazy and got PATH 501(c)3 certified. Practically speaking, that means that the IRS agrees that we are who we say we are, and that if you donate to PATH, it’s a tax break. Hooray! Be on the lookout for some efforts we have […]

PTA Roundtable

0 Comments January 8, 2019

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting for PATH that brought some unexpected excitement our way. I was invited to attend the TSD PTA Roundtable meeting in December, to give them an intro to PATH. Don’t know what the PTA Roundtable is? You’re not alone! I hadn’t heard of it ‘til this past summer. I […]