News & Publications from NTPS
NTPS Community Relations travels the district reporting on just a small portion of what our students, staff and volunteers are doing. Here you will find the latest news from around the district:
Check out the great things going on in our district!
- our email newsletter, NTPS Buzz
- our mailed paper newsletter, NTPS Community Connections
- our wall calendar
- and a repository of local media coverage about NTPS Schools
Congratulations to the Financial Services Payroll Team for their excellent job moving over all employees to the new benefits system. It took serious communciations skills, which is why they are being honored as the latest NTPS Key Communicators! Read more >>
North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) students have achieved an all-time high four-year graduation rate of 88% for the Class of 2019, five percentage points above the state! Timberline High School has the highest rate in the district at 95%! Read more >>
December 2, 2019 - Congratulations to Teresa Ahlf, Student Records Supervisor, who oversees everything from new student registrations to data management and staff training, for being honored with the Key Communicator award for her communications plan and efforts to streamline the registration and enrollment process. Great work Teresa!
November 26, 2019 - In honor of Native American Heritage Month, and in recognition of our ongoing partnership with the Nisqually Tribe, North Thurston Public Schools has formally approved a land acknowledgement to be read at future public events. Our schools will also display the Nisqually Tribal Flag at every district site. As part of the flag display, every school will engage in a lesson developed in partnership with the Nisqually Tribe and North Thurston School District staff. Read more!
November 15, 2019 - When most people think of a typical school day, a setting is thought of- students sitting at their desks taking notes while the teacher lectures with a guided powerpoint. CTE classes completely disregard this stigma. Whether it is operating a power saw, video camera, or cash register, the typical day in a CTE class is much different than the average class.
October 15, 2019 - The much-awaited Auxiliary Gym at River Ridge is now in use since the September grand opening. This 2014 bond project is now a staple to the appearance of the Ridge campus, helping nudge them one step closer to a full-campus modernization.