THS StudentsWe welcome you to the Tenino High School website. Thanks for dropping by to see the exciting news and activities happening here at our school and in our community. We provide outstanding education in Tenino, Washington. We're located just minutes from the metro area. We encourage you to visit next time you're in the area.

We also hope you'll accept our invitation to visit this website often and stay as long as you like. We think it’s a great place to join together as a community in support of our kids. We look forward to partnering with you to lead and inspire our students.


Our Mission and Vision

Our mission: Preparing life-long learners as responsible citizens in a dynamic, changing world.

Our vision: The culture of Tenino High School supports learning and develops results through relationships, rigor, and relevance.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Important dates and information


  • 27: Grades 10-12 check-in 9:00 – 4:00
  • 28: Freshmen BBQ, Check-In and Open House – 5:00 p.m.


  • 2: First day of school
  • 3: School Picture Day
  • 20: “Make a Difference” Day


  • 8: Late Start for Professional Development
  • 9: School Picture Retakes
  • 17: Healthy Youth Survey grades 10 and 12
  • 19: Hall Decorating for Homecoming
  • 20-24: Homecoming Week
  • 24: Homecoming Parade 6:00 p.m.
  • 25: Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 p.m.
  • 29: College Fair
  • 29: Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
  • 31: Haunted House 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A Message From Our Principal

What a great year!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff, students, and parents for making my first year at Tenino High School a truly great experience. We accomplished quite a lot this year aimed at improved instruction and learning:

  • We updated our school mission and vision statements to reflect the things our students will need in today’s work force;
  • We chose to begin work toward implementation of the key practices of “High Schools That Work" which have a proven track record of success.
  • We invited a High Schools That Work team to our building to provide technical assistance and direction directly related to our school’s programs;
  • We provided our teachers with ongoing professional development in best instructional practices aimed at increasing student engagement and learning through true formative assessment;
  • We implemented a Core/Flex program which rewards students with good grades and provides additional time and assistance for students who are struggling, resulting in nearly 50% fewer failing grades for the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016;
  • We implemented an advisory program to help keep students on track to graduate on time.

We are already making plans to continue our improvement efforts next year with a variety of changes that will have a positive impact on student learning and the culture of Tenino High School including:

  • Resurrection
  • A building-wide expectation of respectful interactions;
  • Greater emphasis on rigor, projects, and standards-based assessment;
  • Continuation of professional development around the principles of High Schools That Work;
  • Expansion of our student advisory process;
  • A new policy on academic dishonesty to encourage ethical work behavior;
  • A systematic approach to intervention with students who are chronically absent;
  • A new “Student Court” to help intervene with minor student discipline issues before they reach the Assistant Principal’s office;

Be sure to check out the important dates for August and September, and the 2014-2015 student handbook. I look forward to continuing to serve the students of Tenino High School in the year ahead!

David Chappell
David Chappell

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Class of 2018

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New Staff

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Picture Day

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Scholarship Opportunities

Don't miss your opportunity to apply for scholarships. After all, it's free money! Be sure to check out our list of scholarships on the Guidance Office page.