Dave Lehnis, Principal
Welcome to Timberline High School and to the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.
We think Timberline is a great place for students and want to give a special welcome to freshmen and all other new students. We hope you're excited to be a Blazer! Timberline has an outstanding staff of highly qualified teachers and counselors; 75% of our staff has at least a master's degree in their area of specialization and several of them are Nationally Board certified. We also get excellent support from secretaries, paraeducators, custodians and cooks. The staff is caring, extremely competent and has one major focus – we want to help all students be successful in school so they can be successful in their lives.
To do this we provide a safe, orderly and caring learning environment where students are expected to learn. We provide Advanced Placement classes, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and strong core classes in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Our academic programs are well-supported with a 21st century library and are enhanced with technology. To help develop well-rounded and physically fit students, we offer a wide variety of elective classes including strong World Language, Fitness, and Visual and Performing Arts programs.
We are proud to have been named to Newsweek Magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1500 High Schools.” This designation is based on the number of students taking Advanced Placement Tests. It is one good indicator of how important academics are, and it shows what committed teachers and students can accomplish.
To further enhance our students’ school experiences, we offer a full array of interscholastic sports. Over 500 students participate at various levels. Timberline often has individuals and teams qualify for post-season district and state playoffs. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are more proud of the excellent athletic experiences so many students have. Timberline also offers over 50 clubs as varied as Anime, Ultimate Frisbee, Honor Society and service clubs like Interact. Each year a few students start new clubs, and recently Military Club was added to the roster.
All in all, Timberline is a great place for students, their families and our staff. We know that when we work with families and the community our students have positive and meaningful high school experiences. We want parents involved in various facets of their children’s school lives and encourage involvement in our school Booster Club which supports all areas of student activities and academics. We also encourage parents to contact us when they have concerns or questions. We work with parents to help students navigate through their high school years so they are prepared for their future in the workplace, the military or post-high school education. That is our ultimate responsibility, and we take it seriously.
Last Modified on August 30, 2012