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Board Meeting Highlights from February 6, 2024

Highlights from the NTPS School Board meeting include:

The Board welcomed the second-semester student advisors!

  • Callie Carlson, Timberline High School
  • Caroline Henderson, River Ridge High School
  • Kaylin Koval, North Thurston High School

The Board recognized Child Care Action Council (CCAC) for its support and commitment to NTPS students, families, and early learning providers. CCAC helps families find access to quality child care, provides professional development to providers, and provides parent education and early learning events. They also operate the ECEAP preschool program at Pleasant Glade Elementary School in partnership with Educational Service District 113.

The Board recognized The Thurston Group of Washington State's longtime support for NTPS students. The Thurston Group is a nonprofit organization that supports high school students of color who aspire to attend college through scholarships and recruitment efforts to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Thurston Group also provides literacy support to students in grades K-5 through their summer school program, REACH.

Seven Oaks Elementary School students shared how they can be involved in their school community: leadership club, crossing guard, lunch mentors, radio club, and more! This aligns with NTPS Strategic Plan Goal 3: Critical Thinkers and Solution Seekers, Outcome a: Increased percentage of students participating in at least one positive school or community-based activity.

The Board received a report on graduation rates, particularly for students with special education needs, multilingual learners, and students in low-income households. The Board also received a report on efforts to increase the percentage of high school seniors whose high school and beyond plans include an acceptance letter to college, the military, trade/technical training, industry certification/apprenticeship, or verifiable employment. Both reports relate to NTPS Strategic Plan Goal 5: Preparedness for Post-Secondary Success.

A collage of photos, including smiling participants and honorees, posing for photos.