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Name: Madison Sollars
Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee
School: Stadium High School
Education: I had an amazing four years at Stadium. I played varsity lacrosse and I was the president of Link Crew. (Madison also maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her entire high school career.)
My Future: My dream is to attend the University of Washington, Seattle and pursue a career in the sciences.
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Reengagement Center summer classes scheduled
​Tacoma Public Schools’ Reengagement Center will have summer classes from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday starting June 16, with no classes on Friday.
The center will also offer a one-week fine arts class June 30 to July 3, at 1818 Tacoma Ave. with no class on Friday. During that week, the center will open only for those students seeking a .5 fine arts credit.
The Reengagement Center is a state-sanctioned program designed to meet the needs of students, age 17 through 21, who have not succeeded at high school and have either dropped out or are in danger of dropping out. Students can access the center’s programs 10 months of the year.
If a student enrolled at the Reengagement Center in September, his or her last day of school will be June 29. If a student enrolled in October, his or her last day of school will be July 30. If a student enrolled in November or any month after November, he or she can work through the summer into the new school year.
Other information about summer hours:
· The Reengagement Center will close Aug. 4-7 for an administrative retreat.
· Regular summer classes will resume Aug. 11-21.
· The center will open for enrollment, orientation meetings and general public information tours, from Aug. 24 – Sept. 2. The center will not offer classes during these days.
· The regular full day and night schedule will resume on Sept. 3.




Billy Frank Jr, Nisqually elder who fought for treaty rights, dies. The Seattle Times article: Billy-Frank-Jr.aspx




Math Science Leadership Program

Still Spots Available!

Application deadline has been extended.

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We are now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Math-Science-Leadership Program! The summer program will be July 7-25, 2014 from 8:30-3:30pm on the UW Tacoma campus and tuition is free. See the applications below and email if you have any questions. Please take a look at this year's flyer: 2014 MSL Program

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The mission of The MSL Program is to encourage, motivate, and inspire students to succeed in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and develop the leadership and academic skills necessary to pursue a career in STEM fields.

Program overview

Since 2003, the Math-Science-Leadership Program (MSL) has been creating positive educational experiences that enhance academic success and access to career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). MSL serves youth in grades 7-12 that are historically underrepresented in STEM (low-income, minority, female and potential first-generation college students).
MSL brings together youth with students and faculty from UW Tacoma for an engaging three-week summer program and community-building monthly events throughout the school year. MSL develops supportive cohorts that build positive science-linked identities, academic and leadership skills over six years and creates capacity for community-serving institutions to collaboratively build increase youths’ ability to participate in the economies of the future.
By bringing together the ideas and needs of community groups that serve K-12 youth, post secondary institutions of learning and industry, MSL fosters these long-term impacts:
  • Reducing achievement gaps for students in science and mathematics compared to peers who have not participated in MSL;
  • Increasing diversity of students who enroll in and complete STEM college degrees;
  • Increase Tacoma community engagement in K-12 STEM informal education efforts.



 The mission of the Indian Education Program is to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaskan Natives so that these students can have an equal opportunity to achieve to the same challenging standards as all students.
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Indian Education Program
​Madison Complex
3101 S. 43rd Street
Tacoma WA 98409

David Syth, M. Ed
Crow Nation
Room #2

Jon Jennings
Haida, Tsimshian
Indian Education Specialist
Room #6

April Sheoships
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Indian Education Specialist
Room #6

Myrna Fisher
Fort Peck Sioux, Puyallup

Dream Catcher Project Team Member
Room #6

Deb Devine
Dream Catcher Project Team Member
Room #6


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