Fife School Board will select superintendent
The Fife School Board will hold a special meeting Monday (Dec. 22) to select a new district superintendent. The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the district office, 5802 20th St. E. The board has been searching for a new permanent leader for the school district since the August death of Superintendent John McCrossin.
Puyallup student earns Eagle Scout award
Puyallup student Kaden Goulding recently organized and ran a book drive for Woodland Elementary School as part of his requirements to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. The drive collected more than 1,500 books from churches, the community and students. The books were recently distributed to the teachers for use in the classroom.
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Learn about financial aid at these events
College Goal Washington will host free events to assist students and parents in applying for college financial aid. Experts and trained volunteers will be available at several sites throughout the state.
Local events will be held 6-9 p.m. Jan. 7 at Federal Way High School, 30611, 16th Ave. S., Federal Way; 6-8 p.m. Jan 8, Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 10 Auburn High School, 71 E. Main St. There is also a session set for Jan. 10 at Gates High School in the Franklin Pierce School District, 813 132nd St. S. A time has not yet been announced for that event.
Additional events in Tacoma and throughout Pierce County are scheduled through February.
Go online to readysetgrad.org/educators /grad/college-goal- washington, for a complete schedule and to register.
Tacoma leader honored by national publication
Tacoma Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Josh Garcia will be honored by Education Week as one of its Leaders to Learn From in 2015.
Garcia will be profiled in the national publication’s Feb. 25 special report for his work in developing the district’s “whole-child” accountability method of appraising schools. He will also be recognized for his efforts March 18 in Washington, D.C., where more than 150 district leaders and educators from across the country will gather.