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Board Meeting Highlights from April 23, 2024

Highlights from the NTPS School Board meeting include:

  • The Board recognized Joint Base Lewis McChord school liaison Antoinette Walker and NTPS military support liaison Katie Linfoot for their work supporting military-connected students. NTPS recently earned a Purple Star award recognizing the district’s commitment.
  • The Board recognized our school resource officers, who improve and maintain district-wide security in partnership with the Lacey Police Department and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
  • The Board recognized the River Ridge High School cheerleading team and their coaches, who won the state championship title in the 3A Game Day Large category. 
  • The Board recognized NTPS head coach Shannon Brigham as the 2A/3A State Gymnastics Coach of the Year.
  • The Woodland Elementary School 4th-grade enrichment choir, led by Laura McBride, performed a song for the Board, and 5th-grade students, along with teacher Carey Penn, discussed their experience performing water quality tests and sharing their results at the recent Green Congress at The Evergreen State College.
  • The Board received an update on NTPS Strategic Plan Goal 3: Critical Thinkers and Solution Seekers, Outcome c: Increased percentage of students who can solve real-world, interdisciplinary problems. The update highlighted the district’s work to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field studies, career and technical education (CTE) experiences, and rich tasks and challenges embedded in our curriculum. Each year, all students in grades K-8 participate in a common STEM field study, and this year, high school biology and chemistry students are participating in a new ClimeTime outdoor experience.

Collage of photos from the meeting including those being recognized holding their awards and students performing.