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Tahoma School District

Maple Valley, WA

Tahoma School District serves approximately 8,200 students in grades pre-K-12 in and around Maple Valley, WA, a suburban community (23,000 population) in Southeast King County, about 30 miles southeast of Seattle.Tahoma School District is recognized as innovative in its development and use of curriculum, including the focus on sustainability through all grade levels. Test scores indicate that Tahoma students are among the state’s top 5 percent, on average.

Dawn Wakeley
Executive Director Teaching & Learning

(425) 413-3430

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Total Pledges


people pledged this year
(30,382 total) to cut energy and waste

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Green Team 2024!

02/04/24 Shadow Lake Elementary

Green Team is reunited! Shadow Lake Green Team is ready to take action. We were lucky enough to have Ms. Carla from Republic Waste Management to come in and freshen up our recycling habits. It helped us think of a bunch of new ideas!

Green Team Newsletter

02/04/24 Shadow Lake Elementary

What have been up to? Check out Shadow Lake’s Green Team Newsletter:

Thrift Event

10/05/23 Tahoma High

Tahoma High School’s Green Team is hosting our 2nd annual thrifting event! Last year, we brought in so many clothing items that we have upgraded to a bigger location, in room 222. Students are encouraged to bring gently used or new clothing and costumes to room 222 from October 16 - 25, and the FREE thrift store will open up from October 26 - 27.

Wrapping Up This Year...

05/16/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

This year was a blast! We almost got to our goal of 200 pledges and we encouraged others to do their part. Next year would like to promote more, do more projects, create a compost team and connect with other classes. Next year we will be even better next year.

Earth Week Reflections

05/02/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

What a week! We did not meet our goal of 200 pledges, but there was tons of green art and unplugging going on. Take a look at our photos. For those of you who have not taken the pledge yet, remember you can take the pledge any time!

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Shadow Lake Compost
Shadow Lake Compost

11/30/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

Mrs. Nadine, our custodian extraordinaire, got creative with composting! She is teaching students how to recycle and compost in the lunchroom. Once Green Team kicks off, students will be right there in the action!

Green Art
Green Art

05/04/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

Look at this upcycled art. Not only did students collaborate on a beautiful piece they kept waste out of the landfill!

Upcycled Paper
Upcycled Paper

05/04/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

Our Green Team upcycled some shredded paper to make some interesting NEW paper! It took a few tries, but what do you think?

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We Love Our School

03/21/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we wanted to share just how much we care about our campus and are passionate about refusing trash.

Refuse Holiday Waste

01/02/23 Shadow Lake Elementary

Our Green Team created this video and aired it on our weekly Tiger TV to encourage others to refuse unnecessary waste. Way to go!


04/22/22 Shadow Lake Elementary

Bring in your TerraCycle!