On Saturday, the Pierce Conservation District, a Washington Conservation Corps crew and a group of volunteers planted 1,100 native plants and trees along Salmon Creek to improve habitats for salmon and other wildlife.
Longtime Puyallup resident Annie Carpenter graduated from Puyallup High School in 1969 and taught with the district for years. At the annual PHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fundraiser, she gets to reconnect with her former students.
Michele Chamberlain was selected as a state-level finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), a program that recognizes teachers making a difference all over the nation. It’s the highest honor that math or science teachers can receive in the state for K-12 education.
Longtime Puyallup resident Keriann Cockrell took over the role of the Puyallup Police Department’s crime prevention coordinator in August. Her role will continue and expand volunteer programs and activities with the department.
The Pierce County Council allocated $25,000 in funding to begin a design and evaluation of a public boat ramp. The Puyallup Tribe, Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, the state legislation delegation, the city of Puyallup and local sport fishing enthusiasts expressed interest in the project.
Paraeducators with the Puyallup Education Support Professionals Association (PESPA) secured salary improvements in its 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will make it easier to hire new paraeducators.