Welcome

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


A Message From Our Principal

One of the things that make America great is our diversity. Our country is home to people of many different races, religions, cultures, and walks of life. Thanks to modern transportation and communication, we will all inevitably encounter people who fall outside of our personal experience and understanding. When we come across people who are greatly different from ourselves, curiosity and even some uneasiness is natural. In the case of teenagers, however, those feelings may at times manifest themselves in the form of jokes or statements that are hurtful and make people feel unwelcome.

When I was a child, my father was fond of saying that a man’s right to swing his fist ends where the next man’s nose begins. Our freedom of speech comes with similar responsibilities. As a public school, we are required by law to do our best to maintain a safe, orderly environment for all our students. To that end, we try to remain vigilant and sensitive to conversations and statements between students which, if heard by another, could potentially make them feel unsafe or unwelcome. We also remind students that the harassment laws of Washington state are created around the “perception” of the person harassed, and not the intent of the harasser. That means that in a school setting our freedom of speech must be filtered by an awareness of how our words may affect others.

Preparing students as responsible citizens in a dynamic changing world is part of our Tenino High School mission. To achieve that goal, our school must serve the needs of all students regardless of their race, background, or other diverse characteristics. We are fortunate in Tenino that most of our students are welcoming, and truly want to make others feel at home. You can help by reminding your student to always think about how their words might affect others around them. Also, if your student does experience something that makes them feel unsafe or unwelcome, it is vital that your student let us know as soon as possible. We will take progressive steps to remedy the situation to the best of our ability. Together we can help assure that we afford all Tenino students a safe, productive learning environment.

David Chappell
David Chappell
Principal


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What's New
Helping Students Learn

Check out the articles featured in Helping Students Learn—a resource to help parents guide their children through the education experience. Look for it in the red box on the right side of our News page. Read more >>>


 
Spring Sports Practice

Spring sports practice begins March 2. To be eligible for practice you must turn in all paperwork and fees! Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Helping Students Learn

Check out the articles featured in Helping Students Learn—a resource to help parents guide their children through the education experience. Look for it in the red box on the right side of our News page. Read more >>>


 
Spring Sports Practice

Spring sports practice begins March 2. To be eligible for practice you must turn in all paperwork and fees! Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Helping Students Learn

Check out the articles featured in Helping Students Learn—a resource to help parents guide their children through the education experience. Look for it in the red box on the right side of our News page. Read more >>>


 
Spring Sports Practice

Spring sports practice begins March 2. To be eligible for practice you must turn in all paperwork and fees! Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Helping Students Learn

Check out the articles featured in Helping Students Learn—a resource to help parents guide their children through the education experience. Look for it in the red box on the right side of our News page. Read more >>>


 
Spring Sports Practice

Spring sports practice begins March 2. To be eligible for practice you must turn in all paperwork and fees! Read more >>>


 
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.


 
Helping Students Learn

Check out the articles featured in Helping Students Learn—a resource to help parents guide their children through the education experience. Look for it in the red box on the right side of our News page. Read more >>>


 
Spring Sports Practice

Spring sports practice begins March 2. To be eligible for practice you must turn in all paperwork and fees! Read more >>>


 
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.


 
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