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TACOMA: Foss is unique and worth saving

Letter by Karen K. Dasher, Tacoma on Jan. 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm | 11 Comments »
January 26, 2011 2:28 pm

Foss High School has been my family since 1986. I have been fortunate to have taught every grade level there, as well as special education and the International Baccalaureate Program during my tenure.

Since my retirement, I supervise the IB testing and the community service program for IB. I also sub at Foss – only at Foss. I have never found a school like Foss. Our Foss family is welcoming, we embrace diversity and encourage critical thinking. We teach respect for all members of our “family.” We respect our students and model that behavior.

There truly has been a very special element to Foss, since its conception in the early ’70s. For whatever myriad of reasons, it is the “IT” school. We have weathered so many heartbreaks and tragedies, and we have rejoiced in happier times. But folks, “IT” is there!

It is at Foss, so please, keep Foss alive and well. It can’t be recreated. It is said that “you can’t go home again,” so please keep our home. It is absolutely worth saving.

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