Highlights from the NTPS School Board and the Nisqually Tribal Council special meeting include:
NTPS Board members presented Tribal Council members with floral arrangements created by the River Ridge High School horticulture class with teacher Chelsea Smith. The horticulture program at River Ridge focuses on scientific principles related to cultivating garden plants, including fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Students focus on plant biology (botany), plant production for use in kitchens and homes, the critical thinking skills required in the laboratory, scientific gardening, and job-ready skills that include operation and maintenance of equipment necessary for greenhouse production and preparation of harvested plants.
Nisqually Tribal Council members provided an update on the Quiemuth Resort and Village Projects planned for northwest of the Interstate 5/Marvin Road interchange. This site was integral to the Nisqually people’s traditional seasonal lifeways before American colonization.
NTPS leaders updated the Board and Council members on ongoing work to ensure meaningful Since Time Immemorial curriculum implementation. This includes professional development for more than 800 NTPS staff at the Nisqually Cultural Center and building a robust staff intranet section with information and resources.
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.