Orting School Board seeks to fill temporary vacancy
The Orting School District is seeking applicants to fill a temporary vacancy on the School Board for the district director No. 5 position. The full term for the position was scheduled to expire in November 2019. Those interested in serving must reside in the director district. The remaining two-year unexpired term will be included in the November election.
Those interesting in applying should submit a letter of interest and résumé by 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Interviews for selected candidates will be held Sept. 29. Send submissions to Bonnie Christian, executive assistant to the superintendent, Orting School District, 121 Whitesell St. NE, Orting, 98360. For more information call 253-893-6500, Ext. 221 or email email@example.com.
Steilacoom High receives “Let’s Move” award
Steilacoom High School was recently awarded First Lady Michelle Obama’s The Let’s Move Initiative’s 2016 National Award. Schools across the country were recognized for their outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. Twenty-six school were in Washington state. The award is the nation’s top physical education and activity distinction for K-12 schools.
Franklin Pierce recognized for sustainability
McKinstry, a company that offers design, construction, energy and facility services, recently announced Franklin Pierce Schools as a winner of the Seahawks Champions of Sustainability honor. The annual program recognizes organizations that exhibit a forward-looking approach to energy and waste reduction in a built environment.
Franklin Pierce was recognized for its Early Learning Center that retrofitted a church with sustainable systems.
The school district was scheduled to be recognized at the Seahawks season opener Sunday.
Ford librarian wins grant to help create student makerspace
Ford Middle School librarian Erica Walter was recently honored with the Voya Financial Unsung Heroes grant for her innovative teaching methods. Her program, “Innovate in Ford’s Makerspace,” focused on creating a makerspace and enabling students to gather, create, invent and learn with access to resources, materials and technology.
Walter was one of 100 winners out of more than 1,300 applications nationwide and the only winner from Washington state. She will receive a $2,000 grant to advance her program.
Hear candidates for state superintendent
Child Care Aware of Washington will host a discussion by candidates running to become the state superintendent of public instruction. The public discussion will take place during the 2016 Elevate Early Learning Conference in Tacoma.
Candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal will participate in the discussion about the importance of early learning in Washington’s education system. The free forum will be at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in downtown Tacoma. For more information, go to wa.childcareaware.org.