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Remote Learning Retrospectives

0 Comments June 23, 2020

PATH > Featured Remote Learning Retrospectives Use this year’s school experience to build your child’s 2020-21 learning plan. By Bryce Smart As part of my job as an IT release manager, I continually look for ways to improve the efficacy of our organization.  I evaluate where processes need to change, where they work, and how […]

4 Tips for Advocating for Your Child During COVID-19

0 Comments May 24, 2020

PATH > Featured 4 Tips Advocating for your child during COVID-19 By Bryce Smart In case you hadn’t noticed, your child’s school has switched to an online learning model. The comfort of your status quo has been supplanted by the stress of your sudden responsibility to guide child into the unknown. Perceiving this scenario as […]

Book Study: Smart but Scattered

0 Comments April 6, 2020

Public Library downloadable checkout: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/689345082 Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Smart-but-Scattered-Revolutionary-Executive-ebook/dp/B005D7D57K Last month, we had a wonderful PATH event wherein a group of us parents heard from Sara Kamla, an NWGCA board member, about the characteristics of twice exceptional (2e) students. 2e students are those who are exceptional in two different ways: being highly capable and also having some […]

Middle School Services

0 Comments February 28, 2020

PATH > Featured   Highly Capable services are coming to the middle schools!   Thanks to YOUR activism, Tahoma School District will be launching Highly Capable services at the middle school level (grades 6-8) for school year 2020-21! In Fall 2019, PATH asked parents to write letters to the school board urging them to provide […]

Working with ‘twice exceptional’ kids – PATH / NWGCA event

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On Thursday, March 5th, Sara Kamla, a speaker from NWGCA (Northwest Gifted Child Association) will hold an interactive discussion with PATH parents about working with ‘twice exceptional’ (2e) children.

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 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 […]

PATH talks with Scouting BSA about working with gifted students

0 Comments March 19, 2019

Exciting news! I recently was invited by Scouting BSA (formerly called Boy Scouts of America) to give a presentation to all the units in our region about how to work with gifted kids in the scouting program. It was a whirlwind overview in which I introduced them to what being gifted actually means, why the […]

Linda Silverman’s Advice to Tahoma

0 Comments March 13, 2019

I recently attended a lecture by Linda Silverman, one of the leading experts in the field of gifted education. (See my notes: Part 1, Part 2).  After the lecture, I had the opportunity to ask her about Tahoma’s current middle school needs: Q: We have an opportunity provide input to our district regarding the first […]