Welcome to the Tenino School District website. We are located in Tenino, Washington, approximately 14 miles south of Olympia. We are a district serving over 1,300 students in the Kindergarten through 12th grades.
Our website is full of information you may need to know about our District. Whether you are looking for information about registration at one of our schools, needing the District calendar in order to plan a family vacation, or seeking employment with us, we know you’ll find what you are looking for. If you have additional questions, we hope you’ll contact us. We’d love to meet with you and help in any way possible.
Welcome to the Tenino School District, home of the Penguins, Tigers, Knights, and Beavers!
As your partner, I share your deep commitment to ensuring your child and every learner is inspired, challenged, and engaged in a vibrant educational journey with our school district each and every day. Effective instruction for all students will require an unwavering focus and a commitment to working together in order to increase student performance. In partnership, the Tenino teachers, administrators, staff, and our families can create that educational voyage by nurturing and inspiring each child in our district toward their journey to fulfilling his or her dream.
We know that we face many challenges, however we look to those challenges as opportunities, and we are willing to accept and embrace those opportunities. Safety, discipline, and a stimulating educational environment guide us, while technology extends and enriches our vision beyond our boundaries. An enhanced technology system serves to supports the global education necessary for our students’ success and is essential for tomorrow’s adults.
Last year, we went through an adoption process for new math materials. Even though the books were very expensive, we felt they were essential for improving our instruction in that area. Rather than viewing it as a cost, we see it as an investment.
Congratulations to Tenino Elementary School for being recognized as a National Pro Reading School of Distinction. Mr. Ford went to Biloxi, Mississippi this summer to present at the national reading conference and received this distinguished award for TES.
We are fortunate to have a community that strongly supports the Tenino School District. We are also fortunate to have highly qualified teachers who care a great deal for our children. The contributions of community members, parents, professional staff, both certificated and classified, and the students themselves are essential to the educational process.
Let’s have a great year!
Russell D. Pickett