On Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, sophomores and a few others will be taking the Math Smarter Balanced Assessment. Due to the large numbers of students testing, a special schedule has been created, which affects 1st and 2nd period. Click here to see the schedule.
Parents of seniors: Graduating seniors will have two opportunities to pick up their graduation tickets: Tuesday, June 4, and Monday, June 10. Tickets will be distributed during lunches in the cafeteria. Each senior who is on track to graduate will receive 6 tickets. Seniors can request up to 5 additional tickets in the ASB office starting June 3. We are not able to accommodate requests of more than 5 tickets. Seniors who are not on track to graduate will not be able to pick their tickets up until their counselor confirms they are graduation ready.
On Friday, May 24th, there will be a Senior "Decision Day" Assembly. This assembly will recognize all seniors on their post high school plans upon graduation. Please be sure your senior has completed the online Decision Day Form in order to participate!
River Ridge will continue our Tri-Hawk event this spring! Does your son or daughter enjoy being active? We will be hosting a mini-triathlon event on Friday, May 31, during 5th and 6th period. Your child can participate individually or in a team of three. The event will start in the pool with a 100 yard swim, then move outside for a 1.5 mile bike ride, then finish with a one-mile run on campus. Volunteers are needed to help with this event, please contact Lorissa Brose at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested! Click here to see photos from last year's Tri-Hawk!
Need help with homework? Studying for a test? Writing an essay? We’ve got you covered! Students can get help from teachers and peer tutors in these areas: Math, Writing, and Science. Drop in to any of these sessions and get the help you need. In addition, transportation is provided at 3:30, which will take you to Nisqually, then home. For details about locations and schedule, click here.
May is Mental Health Awareness month, and NTPS would like to take the opportunity to share resources with parents, staff, and community to help remove the stigma and start a conversation. Read this article written by a North Thurston student, about mental health from our students' perspective. We as a district are here to help students understand more about mental health, how to access help, and encourage those who may suffer that they are not alone.
Our voicemail system will be down District-wide for an upgrade starting May 23 at 5pm and lasting up to 3 hours. Please be aware that you will not be able to leave a voicemail message at any of the district phone numbers during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience!
The deadline for this school year's volunteer applications is May 31st! It takes 2 weeks to process applications (which includes a background check), so make sure you get your applications in early enough to help with field trips, field days, in the classroom, and more! Time is running out! FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TODAY!