Messages from Deb

  • NTPS Equity focus makes us Stronger Together!

    NTPS Equity focus makes us Stronger Together!

    At North Thurston Public Schools one of our greatest strengths is that we are a place where people with different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs can come together to build a wonderful place to learn, grow and succeed. To help each individual reach their goals we must be equitable and make sure every student has the support they need to be successful. Equity in education requires putting systems in place to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity for success. That is why this year we are strengthening our efforts as a school system in this area – and have chosen our district-wide theme ‘Stronger Together!’

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  • Students give us lots to celebrate in 2019-20

    Students give us lots to celebrate in 2019-20

    It’s that time of year when we take the time to recognize our students for their many accomplishments! Clubs and groups that have been meeting all year are meeting for the last time, whether it is Unified Sports teams at our high schools or our new elementary clubs like the Kindness Crew at Evergreen Forest. Student voice remains at the center of our Strategic Plan and our club advisors have witnessed many students grow into leaders for their peers!

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  • Students provide feedback on belonging; levy lid lifted

    Students provide feedback on belonging; levy lid lifted

    As you may have seen in the news last week, the Legislature voted to raise the levy lid! What does this mean for NTPS? Well for one, it helps us shrink a $15 million budget gap. It also helps us avoid a reduction in force (layoffs) and preserve education programs our community has come to value and expect. This funding is vital, especially since McLeary underfunded most local school districts compared to the majority of our neighbors to the north.

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  • Career-Connected Learning & Budget Update

    Career-Connected Learning & Budget Update

    April, May and June always seems to fly by as we prepare for many end-of-school- year celebrations and students get ready to demonstrate their learning on state assessments. As a parent of a senior, I’m shocked by how fast the year has gone! So, join me and fasten your seat belts for a fun, end of year ride!

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  • March marks growth for students across the district

    March marks growth for students across the district

    After “Snowmageddon 2019,” the signs for spring are a welcome change for all of us. I’m an avid gardener, so it’s nice to see the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips pushing their way up from the soil. Growth is visible in many ways and it is also true for student learning!

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