Newsletter 2018

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Valentine's Day February 14

It is a great time to express our love for our children and their friends. We request that any gifts, flowers, etc. be given out at home rather than brought OR sent to school. Our ability to manage the flow of gifts is significantly limited. We appreciate your support.


The Enumclaw Interactive STEM Expo

The Enumclaw Schools Foundation (ESF) and Enumclaw School District are excited to announce this year’s 6th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 with the theme of: "Mathematics - The Universal Language." This free event will be held at the Enumclaw Expo Center Exhibition Hall from 4:00-7:30pm and is open to students in K-12 grades, as well as their families and members of the community. The purpose of the STEM is to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and their connected career possibilities by engaging in hands-on activities. For more information:


Important Dates

8 STEM Expo
9 Float Friday $2.00
15 Career Day (8th gr. only, more info. to come)
19 NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day
20-23 NO SCHOOL- Mid Winter Break
27 EHS Counselors here to go over Course Selections with 8th gr. (out Science Classes)
28 8th graders' Academic Planning night 6:15-7:30 p.m. at EHS Auditorium

8 8th graders' High School Course Registration, (out of Math classes) in the TMMS Library
16 Float Friday $2.00
16 End of Trimester
23 NO SCHOOL (Snow Make up)
26 Football starts for 7/8 grade boys
26 Girls Cross Country & Volleyball starts for 7/8 grade girls

2 Co-ed Volleyball starts for 6th grade
16-20 NO SCHOOL- Spring Break


2017-2018 Registration - current 6th and 7th grade students

Registration materials will be distributed to all current 6th and 7th grade students (grades 7 and 8 next year). Please review the registration packet with your student carefully; the courses selected will be his/her FULL YEAR Schedule. If you are attending TMMS on an out of district waiver this year and plan on attending next year, now is the time to start the yearly process of completing the waiver at your resident district.


Fourth Season Sports

7th & 8th Gr. only
Starts March 26th
Coaches: Jason Patterson, Matt Gaynor & TBD
**Please note the additional football equipment fee of 38.00 is also due at or before this time.**

7th & 8th Gr. only
Starts March 26th
Co-ED 6th gr.
Starts April 2
Coaches: Laura Albrecht, Kamele Kimball & TBD

New this year
Girls Cross Country
7th & 8th Gr. only
Starts March 26th
Coach: Lisa Horton

Students need an ASB card, $52 Athletic User Fee, current physical, insurance, concussion form and blue card cleared in the Main Office in order to participate. All blue cards must be in by 12:00 in order to stay after that day!


News From District Office

It's still winter, which means there are potential delays to building start times if road conditions are less than ideal for safe travel. On Fridays, students are typically released 11/4 hours (75 min.) early from school while teachers and some staff members engage in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). This poses a unique situation...

  • 1 Hour Delay on Friday, school hours would be 9:10-1:25. There will still be early dismissal and PLCs will continue as scheduled.
  • 2 Hour Delay on Friday, school hours would be 10:10-2:40. We need to have students in classes until the regular school day dismissal time. Early release would be cancelled, which means PLC time would not be available.

Thank you for understanding that this is an unforeseen change and it is not necessarily going to occur, but we want to provide proactive communication in the case that it may happen.


8th Grade Parents

Believe it or not, the 8th grade promotion dance is just around the corner! We are looking for a group of parent volunteers who would like to serve on the planning and coordinating committee. This would involve a few meetings between February and June, to plan the decorations, refreshments and clean up. This is a very special evening for our 8th graders. It is a celebration of their time together at Thunder Mountain. We would appreciate your help in making this a memorable and enjoyable event for them. If interested, please contact Shawn Scott at or 360.802.7499.