Lakewood prep school to have information event
Harrison Preparatory School in the Clover Park School District is hosting a community information night 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Students and parents will get information on the school’s offerings, including its International Baccalaureate program that starts with the middle years and progresses to the newly authorized diploma program.
Sixth-grade enrollment is closed; a waiting list will be generated based on the district’s attendance transfer policy. Enrollment is open for grades 7-12.
The event is being held at the school, 9103 Lakewood Drive SW in Lakewood. For more information call 253-588-5418.
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Dozens of schools awarded for academic progress
Nearly 50 Pierce County schools will be honored as recipients of the Washington Achievement Award at a ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School. They are among the 401 winners statewide being recognized for being top performers in one or more of six categories: overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, extended graduation rate and English language acquisition.
The awards are based on three years of academic information as reported in the Washington Achievement Index, which was approved for use in 2014 by the State Board of Education.
Winning South Sound schools are:
Bethel School District: Bethel High School, Centennial Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, Graham-Kapowsin High School, Liberty Middle School, Rocky Ridge Elementary, Spanaway Lake High School, Spanaway Middle School.
Carbonado School District: Carbonado Historical School
Clover Park School District: Beachwood Elementary, Clarkmoor Elementary, Clover Park High School, Lakes High School, Oakwood Elementary, Park Lodge Elementary, Tillicum Elementary.
Dieringer School District: Lake Tapps Elementary
Eatonville School District: Eatonville High School
Franklin Pierce School District: Brookdale Elementary, Christensen Elementary, Franklin Pierce High School, James Sales Elementary, Washington High School
Orting School District: Orting High School
Peninsula School District: Artondale Elementary
Puyallup School District: Carson Elementary, Puyallup High School, Ridgecrest Elementary, Spinning Elementary, Woodland Elementary
Sumner School District: Crestwood Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary
Tacoma School District: Delong Elementary, First Creek Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Mason Middle School, Point Defiance Elementary, Science and Math Institute, Sheridan Elementary, Stadium High School, Stafford Elementary, Stanley Elementary, School of the Arts, Truman Middle School
University Place School District: Chambers Elementary, Curtis Junior High School, Evergreen Primary
White River School District: Elk Ridge Elementary
Summer activities around region to be discussed
The Community Inclusion Program, in partnership with University Place, Clover Park, Tacoma and Franklin Pierce school districts, is hosting a summer activity and round table resource share information night 6-8 p.m. Thursday It will feature information about summer activities for all ages and abilities with youth and child activities provided.
The free information night will be held at Midland Elementary School, 2300 105th ST. E., Tacoma. For more information contact, Susan Jackson at 253-565-2266.
Author to speak about bullying and cliques
Author and educator Rosalind Wiseman will speak Tuesday at Annie Wright Schools, 827 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma, on the subject of cliques, bullying and social hierarchies.
Wiseman will discuss what is going on between adolescent boys and girls today and how social group dynamics influence their interactions. She will offer step-by-step advice on how to teach young people to treat each other with dignity.
The talk is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kemper Theater and is part of the Annie Wright Schools Speaker Series. Tickets are $25 and available online at parentmap.com/article/parentmap-lecture-series
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers