Back to School

Posted by Sherry Moore on 8/17/2022 9:25:00 AM

August 12, 2022                                                             


Dear Thurston Students and Families,


Back-to-School season is here. We are looking forward to an amazing school year we are going to have together! 


Staff are preparing for engaging learning and community building. Our Student Leadership, coaches and club advisors are busy creating schedules of activities, athletic contests, and all school experiences for students during the 2022-23 academic year. It is going to be a joyful year. 


In this Newsletter: 

  1. THS Colt Rodeo: Save-the-Date - August 30th!

  2. School Fees - pay in advance online

  3. Online Registration Verification Process

  4. Back to School Supplies - recommended supplies and community give-aways!

  5. Meet ‘n’ Greet Ice Cream Social - Tuesday, September 6th, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


We can’t wait to kick off this school year with each of you. 


The Thurston Admin Team


THS Colt Rodeo: Save-the-Date - August 30th. The Rodeo is where students take school pictures for their student ID and bus pass, get their locker assigned, and pay school fees. Students with licenses can sign up for a parking pass. 


School Fees: Want to avoid the lines? You can pay your fees in advance! 

  • All Student Body (ASB) Fee: $30 

  • Student Supply Fee: $25 (reduced from 2021!) 

    • What’s the Student Supply Fee do? We no longer charge course specific fees. This fee allows us to provide specialized course supplies - from paint to wood to computers - for all students. 

Online Registration Verification Process: As soon as possible, and no later than August 19th, please complete the online registration verification process:

Back-to-School Supplies: In addition to a school provided device and course specific supplies, Thurston High School Teachers have compiled a list of items all students should have to engage fully in class. 

  • All students should have a backpack, and a personal supply of paper, writing utensils (both pens and pencils), highlighters, 1-2 notebooks, and a binder. Teachers strongly recommend no zipper binders!

  • 9th/10th grades use scientific calculators such as a TI30XIIS or TI30XS

  • 11th/12th grade students taking Algebra II or above are strongly encouraged to have a TI83 or TI84 calculator (these are allowed on CN or AP exams and the ACT/SAT). 

  • Student clothing should not depict drugs, alcohol, violence or harassment. 


Project Hope is once again hosting a school supply giveaway event at Maple Elementary, on August 27. Families will need to register each student at to participate beginning August 15th. 


Meet ‘n’ Greet Ice Cream Social - Tuesday, September 6th, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. With many new faces, we wanted to create an opportunity for families to come on campus and meet our administration team. We’ll provide the ice cream.