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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,

Superintendent Joe Belmonte has been busy making improvements from one end of the district to the other. We are honored to have him at the helm of the district and welcome his enthusiasm and vision.

We welcome Mrs. Joanne Mabbot as she settles in as our new executive director of student services. She can be reached at the district office. Her experience is extensive and we are looking forward to enhanced powerful leadership from our administrative team.

Teachers at TES have changed with the retirement of Julie Pickett, Nancy Kitterman, and Dennis Thornton last June. We will send letters home shortly, informing students of their classroom teacher and a grade-level supply list.

The TES office will open again on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. 

I am excited to announce that through the generosity of our local Tenino Adam Craig Band, guitars will be donated to the TES General Music Program. Mr. Witley will be using them to expose students to guitars and guitar music. This is an awesome contribution for our students and we send thanks back to Adam Craig!

Our sister-school in Ghana, Africa has started construction of their new school. They have tirelessly made 17,000 bricks by hand. Tenino students and our local community have been instrumental in providing support.  

We offer unique local and global experiences to our students. What a wonderful community we live in!

David Ford

David Ford

David Ford, Principal


What's New

Upcoming Events
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