Pope Elementary teacher is state science teacher of the year
Stephanie Haegele from Pope Elementary in Puyallup was named the 2015 Washington State Science Teacher of the Year for Elementary Education. She was honored by the Washington Science Teachers Association.
Haegele works with the Washington State University Research and Extension Center in Puyallup to develop field investigations for Puyallup fifth- and sixth-graders. She trains other teachers and also serves as the school district’s coordinator of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Learn about options for Lakewood high school students
Clover Park School District’s high schools will host information meetings for families of eighth-graders to learn more about high school programs. The meetings will be held in Lakewood from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Harrison Preparatory School, 9103 Lakewood Dr. SW; 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, and 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Lakes High School, 10320 Farwest Dr. SW.
For more information call 253-583-5165.
Seabury math night Thursday
Seabury School in Tacoma will host its annual Family Math Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Teachers and students will facilitate challenging math activities for kids of all ages. The event is free and open to the public. It will be at Browns Point Improvement Club, 201 Ton-A-Wan-Da Ave. NE in Tacoma.
For more information call 253-952-3111.
School food and nutrition the topic for Tacoma meeting
Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools, a community group dedicated to strengthening public education, will host a series of programs on health equity in schools. The first, about food and nutrition, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave.
It’s an opportunity to learn about current practices, potential changes and possible proposals. There will also be discussion on the increasing needs of the free- and reduced-price lunch student population in Tacoma.
The event is free and open to the public.
‘Get on the Bus’ at Gray Middle School on Tuesday
The public is invited to a free performance of “A Civil Rights Legacy Tour Presentation: Get on the Bus.” It’s scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gray Middle School, 6229 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. The “tour” follows two friends — a undocumented teen named Thomas and his friend Julia — on a modern-day Freedom Ride for immigration rights.
The performance teaches about contemporary struggles for civil rights and draws parallels to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers