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Holocaust Memories Instilled by Survivors

Thurston Middle School students Claire Black, Katie Hayden and Vanessa Lortal, who entered Chapman University’s annual Holocaust art and writing contest, attended a special ceremony March 8 to bring together survivors and contestants. “It is powerful to watch middle school...

Club Goes by the Book

The Staff Book Club started two years ago by Thurston Middle School science teacher Ina Inouye Wu meets monthly, allowing teachers to share instructional methods and discuss creative classroom strategies. This year, the club’s reading finds focus around the Common Core...