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Welcome

Welcome to Tenino Elementary School, the proud home of Tenino the Tiger! 

We are a community of third, fourth, and fifth grade students learning, growing, and mastering a host of skills in preparation for careers, continuing education, and success in life. Our staff and volunteers take pride in the excitement, rigor, and passion that we infuse into the learning process.

We continue to improve student success on the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) and classroom-based assessments. Last spring we piloted the Smarter Balanced Assessment and we will be engaging that assessment this coming spring. There is a sustained effort to continue to explore academic interventions to address gaps in student learning. Vicki Agnew is our intervention specialist who will be leading this academic focus.

Organization of the school day supports an uninterrupted morning with specialists in the afternoon providing physical education and general music.

Please feel free to visit our Staff page to contact your child’s teacher or specialists or use the Contact Us page for our address or phone number. We look forward to hearing from you.


A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents, Families, and Community,

My job is to find a way to create educational success. That means if I encounter barriers I will find solutions to get the school where it needs to be.

As the educational leader of the building, I have implemented a variety changes designed to achieve unprecedented academic success for each and every student at TES. The building School Improvement Plan (SIP) primarily targets math and reading growth for all students. The staff has set a school-wide goal of a 24-point improvement in MAP scores for each student by next spring.

I give my professional and personal commitment to do whatever it takes to orchestrate the achievement of the goals stated in the SIP! I have connected with a local principal in a nearby district who has turned around a similar school and is providing guidance.

Here is an organizational overview of my plan for continuous improvement, influenced by a book I am currently reading called No Excuses University, by Damen Lopez:

  1. Coach: Support the work of Mrs. Agenw, the building academic coach/interventionist. She has a decade of experience leading award-winning changes in other districts and is providing on-going daily professional development for staff in best practices.
  2. Collaboration: I have organized opportunities for staff collaboration and teaming to focus on new, better, data-driven ways to impact student learning.
  3. Standards: We are discovering and implementing new, better strategies for standards alignment. 
  4. Assessments: Teachers are using MAP data to find the strengths and area of need to drive instruction for the individual student.
  5. Data Management: Data is the language being used to evaluate our growth and is how we communicate with precision and clarity.
  6. Interventions: As a staff we look at data and say "If this data, then this intervention."

Driving structural changes are part of my plan for this year. I assure you that they are always viewed through the lens of “What is best for student success and meeting the ambitious goals we have set?” I am putting our children’s education first and foremost. I ask parents to continue to support me as I make program changes and adjust as necessary.

David Ford

 
David Ford

David Ford, Principal

 


What's New

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.


 
Holiday Store

Our student holiday store will be open December 16-18, 2014. Read more >>>


 
Adam Craig Donates Guitars

TES students have been gifted with 30 guitars by musician (and Tenino alumni) Adam Craig. 

  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.


 
Holiday Store

Our student holiday store will be open December 16-18, 2014. Read more >>>


 
Adam Craig Donates Guitars

TES students have been gifted with 30 guitars by musician (and Tenino alumni) Adam Craig. 

  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.


 
Holiday Store

Our student holiday store will be open December 16-18, 2014. Read more >>>


 
Adam Craig Donates Guitars

TES students have been gifted with 30 guitars by musician (and Tenino alumni) Adam Craig. 

  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.


 
Holiday Store

Our student holiday store will be open December 16-18, 2014. Read more >>>


 
Adam Craig Donates Guitars

TES students have been gifted with 30 guitars by musician (and Tenino alumni) Adam Craig. 

  Read more >>>


 

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.


 
Holiday Store

Our student holiday store will be open December 16-18, 2014. Read more >>>


 
Adam Craig Donates Guitars

TES students have been gifted with 30 guitars by musician (and Tenino alumni) Adam Craig. 

  Read more >>>


 
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