Tyee Park gets new playground structure
Tyee Park Elementary School in Lakewood is the recipient of the new Ozarks Summit Climber playground structure made possible by donations from St. Clare Hospital and its staff.
The hospital donated more than $6,300 for the removal of old playground equipment and the addition of the new one.
Puyallup seeks input on alternative programs
The Puyallup School District is conducting an online survey that will provide feedback and information on interest in academic programs that could be offered as an alternative to the traditional comprehensive high school experience.
Results will be compiled by a 17-member team and be presented to the school board in December. The survey can be completed at www.puyallup.k12.wa.us, or printed copies are available at any district school. The deadline for completing the survey is Oct. 31.
Career night to provide information for high-schoolers
The annual Career and College Night will be Thursday at the University of Puget Sound’s Tennis Pavilion.
The event will enable students and parents to explore opportunities available during high school and in the future. Representatives from careers, colleges, military services and volunteer organizations will provide information and answer questions.
Sessions are scheduled on financial aid for colleges and personal statements and the college application process.
School buses will be available at Foss, Lincoln and Mount Tahoma high schools to provide transportation to the 5:30-7:30 p.m. event. For more information, contact local high school counselors.
Joy of Piano Trios Festival set for weekend
The annual Joy of Piano Trios Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 524 S. I St., Tacoma.
More than 100 piano students from eight local studios will perform in a concert series with violinist Janet Utterback-Peck and cellist Brad Hawkins.
Trick or treat costume concerts featuring Halloween-themed music will be at 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. The classical trio music concerts will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday.
The festival is pponsored by the Tacoma chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association.
High-schoolers can get help with college application tasks
Volunteers will support the Graduate Tacoma program by helping high school seniors from Tacoma prepare and refine personal essays that will accompany college applications.
The assistance is part of the Great Tacoma Personal Statement Day on Saturday. It is hosted by the Tacoma Public Library Main Branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Students are advised to register for one of three, free, two-hour sessions being offered by emailing Jared Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers