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DECA Viks dominate at Regionals January 2019!!

On Thursday January 17, 2019, the Regional DECA Competition was held at the Tacoma Convention Center. Curtis High School DECA had 18 students that will be advancing to the State competition in March 2019.

Congratulations to the following CHS students:

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Abby Stojakovich – 8th
Megan Maggard – 7th
Greg Stolte – 5th

Hotel & Lodging Management
Claire Snyder – 9th
Noah Daheim – 6th
Audrey Shry – 2nd

Marketing Communication
Zack Merchant – 8th

Sports & Entertainment - Individual
Collin Nager – 7th
Kyle Erwin – 9th

Sports & Entertainment (Team)
Erin Bratton – 3rd
Emma Lawrence – 3rd

Restaurant Management
Kate Burney – 1st

Travel & Tourism(Team) 

Rebecca Thorpe – 2nd
Avery Hunter – 2nd

Buying & Merchandising (Team)
Conner Hudak – 2nd
Mac Stauffacher – 2nd

Hospitality Management (Team)
Evan Janson - 4th

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DECA Viks competed at Regionals January 2018!!

40+ students from Curtis competed at the Regional DECA competition in January 2018.  Fifteen of those students will be moving on to the State competition in March 2018. Please help us congratulate these students!

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Thank You Advisors!

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 1/18/2018

January Advisory Meeting was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to all those who attended our Advisory meeting last night. We started our meeting with a recent article from ASCD about the success of CTE programs, evaluated our current facilities and instructional material, and then came back together for a rich conversation about goals and strengths of our growing CTE program.

If you want to check out the article, you can find it here:ASCD Article

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THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL THOSE WHO JOINED US! Our next meeting is on March 14th at 5:00pm in the CCRC.

Community Partnership and CPR Certs in Health Class!

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 12/6/2017 5:00:00 PM

Check out our Health class students (From McLean, Jacobsen, Potasky, and Gormly) doing group work with the AED! Students not only learned essentials for First Aid but the ability to potentially save a life. Thak you West PIerce Fire for this awesome partnership and the skills you provide all our students!

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Les Miserables CTE and Performing Arts Collaboration

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 11/9/2017 11:00:00 AM

Curtis High School Stage Craft, Drama, and Performing arts take on Les Misérables (School Edition)

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide,Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for high school performers, Les Misérables School Editionfeatures one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace your stage.

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In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted dau

Extravagant sets built by our CTE Stage craft classes and lighting run by stage tech students combine with our award winning band, orchestra, and choir to create a performance you don't want to miss!

Performances November 16-18 at 7:00pm

$10 Presale tickets

$15 Door sale tickets

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Veterans Day 2017

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 11/8/2017 1:00:00 PM

The Viking Company Cadets of Curtis High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training hosted over 25 Veterans from all branches of our armed forces during this year's Veteran's Day assembly. The Cadets coordinated all phases of the event from initial planning, scheduling a guest speaker, coordinating a tribute to each branch of the military and the grand finale a history of our nation's flag. 12 flags were presented from the initial "Don't Tread on Me" flag to today's 50 star flag.

Cadet Commander Clara Sodon was awarded the Military Order of World Wars medal for her superior leadership of the Viking Company during the coordination of such an extraordinary event.

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Culinary Arts Students Making Delicious Appetizers!

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 11/6/2017

Students learning skills for catering events and hors d'oeuvres combinations for presenting food.

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2017 Tacoma College and Career Fair

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 10/27/2017 7:00:00 AM

18 Curtis Students took advantage of the field trip and were able to connect with over 150 colleges, apprenticeships, military and other agencies. Students could also attend Conducting a Thoughtful College Search or Financial aid class.

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Posted by Kelsey Parke on 10/24/2017 8:00:00 AM

Thank you to our CTE Advsiors for attending our first 2017/2018 CTE Advisory meeting on October 18th.

These meetings are a great opportunity to share ideas and goals in supporting the Career & Technical Educational program at CHS. We apprepriate our advisors (parents, business partners, and community members) with their assistance in bridging student education with real-world opportunities.

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We look lorward to growing the CHS CTE program throughout this school year and couldn't achieve student successes without our CTE Advisory support. Please join us on Wednesday, November 15 from 4:00p to 7:00p for our next CTE Advisory meeting.

NJROTC Brain Brawl 2017

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 10/24/2017 6:00:00 AM

The NJROTC unit at Curtis HS hosted the first ever Brain Brawl tournament in the Northwest.

Brain Brawl is an academic competition in a college knowledge bowl format. Cadets compete in teams of 4 and "buzz in" before their competitors do to answer questions and accrue points. Teams came from the Seattle area and one team traveled from Las Vegas. Teams have to opportunity to compete in the Brain Brawl National competition later in the school year in Florida.

The final results (top 5) were as follows: 1st Place - Clark HS (Las Vegas), 2nd Place - Stadium HS Team 1, 3rd Place - Curtis HS Team 2, 4th Place - Stadium HS Team 2 and 5th Place - Curtis HS Team 1.

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Curtis NJROTC Fundraising Success!

Posted by Kelsey Parke on 10/19/2017 7:00:00 AM

The cadets of the Curtis HS NJROTC program conducted a fundraiser to raise money for their annual Basic Leadership Training camp. This 3 day camp was held at the CISPUS Learning center near Randle Washington. The fundraiser helped offset the cost for all 73 cadets that attended. The cadets conduct operations on the ropes challenge course, learn leadership skills and engage in team building exercises. The camp culminated with a hike up the mountain to Angel Falls.

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The Curtis Stagecraft Cosmetology and Design students received hands-on exposure to the current hair and makeup design trends happening in the cosmetology program at Clover Park Technical College. The high school students were able to float around and experiment with the different styles all while learning the requirements to peruse post-secondary schooling and career options in cosmetology.


Enhanced State funding for Career and Technical Education supports collaborative activities between K-12, post-secondary education, and the community. Let's go Viks!