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  • J. Hall - Principal, Todd Beamer High School

    PRINCIPAL’S PAGE – May 25, 2017

    Dear Titan Families,                                                                                                                        

    Last Thursday Todd Beamer hosted School Board Recognition night for area Elementary, Middle and Todd Beamer High School.  It was a wonderful evening of celebrations of successes happening in our local schools.  Todd Beamer recognized our BSU and their Advisors along with the Principal Advisory Committee members for their important work around culture building and student voice in our school, Fonda Mongrain and Nicole Collopy for creating an AWESOME college and career culture at Beamer and rocking the FAFSA completion rate!, Samantha Bird for overwhelming academic success despite challenging circumstances,  Cindy Imm, National Merit Scholarship winner and Shelby Collins our fantastic  Credit Recovery interventionist who has helped our students earn over 120 course credits back on their path to graduation!!   I am so proud of the representation from our school.   We have a brilliant group of staff and students who exemplify what TEAMWORK means.  Congratulations to them all.

    As we get closer to the end of our school year, please be vigilant in checking your Parent Vue and working with your scholar and their teachers to ensure a successful academic semester.

    Credit Recovery Summer School Opportunity

    We will run Credit Recovery Summer School at Todd Beamer High School for students who need to make up credits.  There will be 2 sessions and 2 time slots for each session available.  Students will be able to retrieve core content course credit only, no elective credit is available.

    Attendance will be required.  Please see our website for additional information.  If you are interested in attending, please see your counselor for registration materials.

    Session A  June28 –July 13    8-11 am      or      11:30-2:30pm

    Session B  July 17-July 27     8-11 am      or       11:30-2:30pm  

    The first annual Chess Jamboree is coming up May 31, 2017 and is another great opportunity to build the critical thinking skills of our scholars in FWPS; in alignment with FWPS Goal 3. All K–12 scholars at any skill levels are invited to participate. RSVP is required either via a hard copy form (see attached) OR online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYP7KRL (noted on the flyer).

    ASSESSMENT

    Smarter Balanced Assessment continues with Math assessment for 10th -12th grade students in Advanced Algebra and above courses taking place through June 3. 

    Biology EOC will take place on June 7th beginning promptly at 7:30am.  All 9th grade students and 10th-12th grade students who have not yet passed this assessment MUST take this test.  This is a state graduation requirement!  Please ensure your student is present for this assessment if they need to test.  Non-testing students will have designated rooms for study hall with a supervisor.  This is an early dismissal day and students will be in test environment until lunch and dismissal at 12:30pm.

    Congratulations to our Spring Sport athletes who have moved on to state championships!! 

    Track stars will be competing at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma Thursday – Saturday.  Golf and Tennis are competing in Eastern Washington and our own BEAMER TITAN BOYS SOCCER team will take on Glacier Peak in Final 4 Friday night, 6 pm at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.  Come out and support our State Athletes!!

    Teachable Moments

    Last week, we had an incident that played out during our cafeteria where what appeared to be a student conflict was videoed and posted to social media.  The story received many “hits” probably because it looked like just another video of school violence.  When our administrators met with the students to apply a restorative practices approach to resolving the conflict, we learned that the two students are actually friends, and the incident was not the violent episode that the video implied.  The teachable moment transpired with the student who posted the video.  In meeting with her and explaining that this video informed public perception about the school, she apologized, but the perception was already publicized that there was a fight in the cafeteria at Todd Beamer.  While there are always going to be multiple perspectives of events that occur, especially in an age where every person with a cell phone is a journalist, educators and school leaders are learning the values of teaching the ethical responsivities that come with using social media, the use and misuse of cellular phones during the school day, and policies that clarify the boundaries of technology use. 

    Spring Is in the Air

    It has been a very wet and cold winter, and as is typical in almost any school, the warming temperatures and sunny days, coupled with the anticipation of graduation, last day of school, prom, etc., makes our days sometimes feel very long.  Students, for some unscientific reason, are more comfortable taking risks and pushing boundaries.  We solicit and thank you for your support in helping them understand that the expectations do not change with the seasons.   Also, please remind your students to wear school appropriate clothing!

    Attendance Matters:  Reminder Students with outstanding detention for tardies will not be allowed to purchase tickets or attend Tolo or Prom.  If your scholar needs to serve a lunch detention for tardies, please encourage them to complete their detention this week.            

    SENIORS:  Graduation and Prom are around the corner.  You can find the graduation update on our website as well. Questions?

    Call Jeana Alley at 253-945-2573 or Bliss King at 253-945-2878. Don’t forget…. You must clear up any detentions you may have in

    order to buy a prom ticket.  Guests must be detention free as well to get a prom ticket! Wednesday, June 7, 2017 is our last Early Release for Staff Collaboration.  Todd Beamer will release students at 12:30pm. 

    Have a sunny weekJ

    Joni Hall

    Principal

     

    ATHLETICS

    The Todd Beamer Athletic Department has had a great Spring Sports Season and it is continuing into the State Championships this weekend.

    We are proud our average GPA for Spring Sports Scholar Athletes was a 3.13 GPA.  Being involved in school athletics and activities has proven to increase attendance and grades!  One more reason to participate! 

    Our Spring Sports Team were not only great in the classroom but also on the playfield.  Todd Beamer won the League Spring Sports Championships in the Olympic League.  Points are added up for every 1st – 9th place finish and we finished with the most points as a Spring Sports team and captured the All-Sports Championship!!!

    Our Boys Soccer team is playing in the State Semi-Finals this Friday night at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup at 6:00 pm.  They won the NPSL Olympic Division Championship and worked their way through Districts and into State where they are one of 4 teams remaining in the State.  Huge accomplishment boys!  Keep it going!  Accolades from the soccer team include the following:

    1st Team All League Players

    JJ Allen – midfield, Austin Stafford –midfield, Dylan Alley – forward, Zak Gregg – forward, Luke Gregg – defense, Mark Filimonov – defense

    Greg Romero was a 2nd team selection at midfield and Brandon Locke was honorable mention goal keeper.

    Two more huge honors for Luke Gregg named on the Seattle Times Star Soccer Team as a defender as well as Tacoma News Tribune’s All-Area Team as a defender.

    JJ Allen also made the Tacoma News All Area Team as a midfielder. 

    Head Boys Soccer Coach, Joel Lindberg  was named the NPSL Olympic Division Coach of the Year as well as the Tacoma News Tribune All Area Coach of the Year!

    Boys and Girls Track also had a great season.  The Boys Track team won the NPSL Adams Division Championship and the Girls Track team finished 2nd.  Coach Jay Cardwell was named the Coach of the Year in boys track for his efforts.

    The Boys and Girls team are sending 15 scholar athletes to the State Track Championships this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Mt. Tahoma HS. 

    State Qualifiers include the following:

    4 X 200 and 4 X 100 team:  Kinidy Dayley, Ayemere Blessing, Briawna Kelly, Chloe Ellis 

    100 High Hurdles: Madison Heck and Claire Hansen

    300 – Madison Heck

    High Jump – Claire Hansen

    Good Luck Girls!!!

    Boys Track have the following State Qualifiers:

    100m:  Leotre Griffin

    400m: Malik Malutama

    110 High Hurdles: Koby Okezie

    300 High Hurdles: Koby Okezie

    4X400: Malik Malutama, Kobie Okezie, Austin Bass, Avonte Yarbrough, AJ Chopra, Gerrell Washington    -

    Good Luck Boys!

    Baseball and Softball both had great seasons and made it to the district tournament.  Coach Shane Elliott was named the Co-Coach of the Year in the Olympic Division

    Cameron Naden was 1st Team All-League as a Pitcher and Honorable Mention outfielder.  Nate Clow was selected 1st team All-League 2nd base and Honorable Mention Pitcher

    Tommy Davis was 2nd team pitcher and honorable mention utility player.  Colin Floyd was 2nd catcher as well as Tate Wallat being 2nd team 3rd base.  Ayden Adams was honorable

    Mention pitcher and Jayshayn Ware was an honorable mention outfielder.  Jared Thompson was 2nd team first base. 

    Cameron Naden, Jared Thompson, and Jayshayn Ware were selected to play in the Senior All-Star Game next week.  Congrats Boys!

    The Girls Fastpitch team had the following scholar athletes honored for their great season:

    Callie Davis was 1st team all-league infield, Raelyn Gradel was 1st team all-league utility, Alexis Haven was honorable mention pitcher, Kawehionalani Sharpe was 2nd team infield,

    Grace Sunitsch was the 1st team all-league catcher, and Haley Tyree was 1st team all-league outfield.

    Great Season and Great Accomplishment Girls!

    The Girls Golf Team sent two golfers to Spokane this week.  Kelsey and Kayla Yi both made it to State and performed well against great competition.

    Matt Russel made it to State in boys Golf.  Making it to State in any sport is extremely difficult and golf is no exception!  Congrats Golfers

    In Girls Tennis -

    Nicole Lim and Briana Mao-Barry had a great run through Districts and fell just short of making it to State.

    Avery Liening was the NPSL Singles Champion winning the league tourney with a record of 60 – 3 in games won/loss in the tournament going 5 – 0 for the League Title

    Avery is headed to Richland this weekend for the State Tennis Championships.  Good Luck Avery!

    SENIORS

    Remember Seniors it is not too late to fill out the FAFSA or WAFSA. Please contact Mrs. Mongrain at 253.945.2581 for more information.

    Graduation is Saturday, June 17t at 1pm in the Tacoma Dome.

    Go to our website for all graduation information   www.fwps.org/tbhs   Resources, Seniors

     

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