NTPS Military Support
NTPS has a dedicated Military Support Team that is excited about facilitating outreach and advocacy between Joint Base Lewis-McChord and our district's schools and military families!
- Adrienne Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-412-4408
- Stephanie Laux, email@example.com, 360-412-4407
If you are interested in receiving information about events, activities, and resources available for military-connected families throughout the school year, sign up for our Remind communications!
Looking for help on non-school days?
- Antoinette Walker, JBLM School Liaison Officer, 253-967-7195
- Kirsten Rue, NTPS Director of Student Achievement, 360-412-4891
News & Announcements
Month of the Military Child Virtual Art Wall
Help us create our 2023 Month of the Military Child Virtual Art Wall! This year’s theme is Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future. All NTPS students are invited to participate, and all participants will receive a military child swag bag. Submit your artwork along with a Virtual Art Wall entry form by March 24. Learn more on our MOMC page >>
2023 Valentines for Veterans & First Responders
Students across the district shared the love this February by participating in our 10th annual Valentines for Veterans & First Responders project. A special thanks to our Student Ambassadors Clubs for their involvement! Read more & see the photos >>
Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program from the Fisher House Foundation is now accepting applications through February 15, 2023. Children of active duty, reserve, guard, and retired military members can receive $2,000 scholarships for the 2023-24 school year. Apply online >>
Find even more military family scholarship opportunities with the Scholarships for Service search tool >>
High School Junior/Senior Stabilization Program
Soldiers can request assignment stabilization for their high school student's 11th & 12th grade years! Request stabilization using DA Form 4187 (PDF download) between March of your student's 9th grade year and September of their 10th grade year. For more info, contact your school liaison officer at 253-967-7195.
Student Ambassadors Welcome New Students to NTPS
Student Ambassadors Clubs at River Ridge HS and Horizons Elementary work together to create connectedness for the "new kids." Through lunch buddies, school tours, staff introductions and community projects, Student Ambassadors strive to help all students feel welcome, make new friends, and get all the school info they need. Check out their school club pages to learn more!
Looking for FOCUS, CARES, EMFP, or MWR events? Go to JBLM Resources >>
Military & Family Life Counselor at Horizons
MFLC Counselor at HES: Anamaria Muyshondt 253.331.3730
Free and confidential nonmedical counseling is available to service members, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians, their families and survivors. Child & youth behavioral counselors are available to support children and youth up to age 18. They also offer guidance to families, staff, and support personnel.
What can I expect from nonmedical counseling?
Your Military and Family Life Counselor can help with:
- Exploring what work/life balance is
- Behavioral concerns
- Stress management strategies
- Stress reduction
- Relaxation skills