Annie Wright earns IB authorization for primary years
Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma has received full authorization as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) school. The PYP, a cross-disciplinary curriculum for students ages 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the outside world.
Summer school speed zones enforced in Lakewood
Clover Park School District schools that are hosting summer school sessions will have school speed zones enforced. Summer sessions will run Monday-Thursday June 22-July 23. Dower, Hillside, Park Lodge Oakwood, Tillicum and Tyee Park Elementary schools classes are 7:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Lochburn and Woodbrook Middle schools classes are 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.. High school classes will be held 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at both Lakes and Clover Park high schools in the district.
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Elks scholarship winners announced
Pierce County winners of scholarships through Tacoma Elks include: Abby Hogan, Adaiya Granberry, Addison Matthews, Amara Gordon, Andrew Manos, Hunter Fruehling-Thomas, James Taylor, Joshua Alfaro, Julia Salazar, Julia Harper, Kerry Snider, Kristina Salazar, Kyle Hogarty, Kylee Ostrander, Lisa Vo, Michael Rogers, Parker Durr, Riley Bryson, Norma Romero-Sanchez, Rosette Nguyen and Sabrina Scarlett.
Public hearing Monday night on Clover Park budget
The public can learn about Clover Park School District’s proposed 2015-16 budget at a public hearing Monday, July 13. The budget hearing, which will be held in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W. in Lakewood, begins at 5:30 p.m., immediately prior to the regular meeting of the school board.
For more information about the budget hearing, call Kristy Magyar, director of financial services, at 253-583-5021.
State money helps fund new early learning center in Parkland
The Parkland-based Franklin Pierce School District received $2 million from the state’s new capital budget that will help fund the district’s new early learning center, scheduled to open in September.
The school district is renovating the former Parkland Methodist Church, 12223 A Street South, which it acquired last year. The renovated building will serve an estimated 350 pre-kindergarten students in programs such Head Start to help boost kindergarten readiness. Total cost of the project is $7 million.
Tacoma teacher makes state music hall of fame
Tacoma piano teacher Paul Twedt has been selected for the Washington State Music Teachers Association Hall of Fame. He has been a full time teacher since 1984, a member of the association for 31 years, and currently teaches at Annie Wright School and a home studio.
Department of Early Learning looking for parent advisory applicants
The Department of Early Learning is seeking up to 15 parents and family caregivers of children though age nine to participate as members of the parent advisory group. The advisory group is the sounding board for decisions, ideas and questions that shape the future of the department. The group meets by phone and in person. The recruitment flyer and application are available online at del.wa.gov under the search of PAG. Applications must be returned by Wednesday.
Tacoma educator named to Emerging Leader class
Forrest Griek, Browns Point Elementary School principal, was recently named to the 2015 Emerging Leader class by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The two-year program prepares educators to help shape education policy.
Active shooter training will take place at Lakewood school
The Lakewood Police and West Pierce Fire and Rescue will be participating in an active shooter training session on July 22 at the former Lake City Elementary, 8800 121st St., Lakewood. A large number of police cars and emergency vehicles and more than 100 officers and first responders will be at the location from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The public may hear loud noises including imitation of explosive devices, weapons sounds and the school fire alarm as part of the training.
Science on Wheels comes to Tacoma Public Library
The Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels will visit the Tacoma Public Library, 1101 Tacoma Ave. S., Wednesday and Thursday plus July 25 and 30. It will include visual exhibits and opportunities for kids to engage in hands-on learning in physics, space and geology.
Compiled by Debbie Cafazzo and Mary Anderson, staff writers