Free autism workshop set at JBLM
The Foundation for Autism Training and Education will hold a free workshop Monday (April 27) and Tuesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Eagles Pride Golf Course conference room. It will address the varied needs of children with autism, what skills to teach and when.
It is set for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days. To find out more call 201-541-9833.
Movie about standardized testing to screen
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The community is invited to come out this week for free screenings of “Standardized,” a film discussing the effects of testing on public education. Sponsored by the groups Pierce-Thurston County Common Core Concerned Citizens and Washington State Against Common Core, the screening is designed to shed light on the consequences of high-stakes testing and the money involved.
There will be two showings: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian Ave. E., Puyallup; and 10 a.m. Saturday at Parkland-Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Parkland.
College Success Foundation will hold Tacoma luncheon
The College Success Foundation - Tacoma Scholars is sponsoring a luncheon to raise funds to help low-income Tacoma students achieve college degrees.
The Empowering Youth Tacoma luncheon will be held May 19 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway. Registration is at tinyurl.com/Empowering-Youth-Tacoma.
2 Wilson High School students receive honors
The Tacoma School District Board recently recognized two Wilson High School students for receiving City of Destiny Awards. Michelle Crosby won for Youth Community Service, and Hunter Fruehling-Thomas won for Youth Leadership.
To qualify for the awards, individuals or groups must have contributed time and energy within Tacoma city limits within the past 12 months.
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers