Here are highlights from the January 24, 2023, NTPS School Board meeting:
Good news from North Thurston High School Principal Nick Greenwell:
NTHS supports students who are English language learners through instructional strategies, curriculum, social-emotional learning, and clubs. NTHS students and teachers spoke about their efforts to ensure English language learners have the resources they need to succeed.
Within four years, the graduation rate among ELL students at NTHS has increased by 30 percent!
The Board recognized the Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County for the organization’s support and commitment to NTPS students. The Boys & Girls Club has two clubs in our community that serve 268 NTPS students and offer a safe place for students to learn and grow, surrounded by caring and inspiring staff.
The Board received an update on Strategic Plan Goal 4: Continuous Growth, All Students, All Subjects. We aim to see growth in 60 percent of K-5 students served with Title 1 and Learning Assistance Program interventions for math and reading. This past year, we achieved that in two grade levels in math and saw significant growth in reading in grades 1 and 2. As we continue our pandemic recovery and attendance improves, we expect our evidence-based interventions will have a greater impact on student growth toward meeting standards.
North Thurston Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Officer: executivedirectorHR@nthurston.k12.wa.us, 360-412-4453; Section 504 Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-412-4465. Address for both: 305 College Street NE, Lacey, WA 98516.