Show & Tell: Schools and youths in the news

LeMay museum invites teachers to free night

LeMay-America’s Car Museum is hosting an Educator Night at the Museum on Thursday to provide resources for teachers and other educators.

The open house from 5:30-8 p.m. will include more than 30 local community, arts, cultural and science organizations, refreshments and private viewing of exhibitions at the museum. The event is free, but registration is requested at

Fife board picks

interim superintendent

The Fife School Board has chosen Kevin Alfano as interim superintendent. He was the school district’s assistant superintendent for elementary education under the late John McCrossin, a longtime Fife school administrator who died in August after serving as Fife superintendent for just over a year.

Alfano has spent the past 17 years in the Fife School District as a teacher, principal and administrator.

Parent night scheduled on tutoring program

Tacoma Public Schools is sponsoring a parent information event on a free tutoring program from Supplemental Education Services.

The program is offered to students who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program and attend the following schools: Arlington, Birney, Blix, Boze, Delong, Edison, Fawcett, Larchmont, Lister, Lyon, Manitou Park, Mann, McCarver, Reed, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Stafford, Stanley and Whitman elementary schools, plus Baker, Giaudrone, Gray, First Creek, Jason Lee and Stewart middle schools.

The event is scheduled for 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Mount Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St., and will have more than 50 providers available for parents to meet and learn about the programs. For an application and more information, call 253-571-1373.

Organizations lauded

for school success

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting this weekend aired its American Graduate Day 2014 program recognizing organizations nationwide that are helping address the school dropout rate.

The following organizations were highlighted as leaders in the community in early childhood learning and success in schools: Reach Out and Read; United Way of Pierce County; Thrive by Five; Foundation for Tacoma Students; and First 5 FUNdamentals.

Bethel-Pierce College meeting scheduled

The Bethel School District board of directors and the Pierce College Board of Trustees are conducting a joint meeting Tuesday to discuss educational topics of mutual interest.

It is being 6-8 p.m. at the Pierce County Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Road E., Puyallup, and is open to the public. For more information, call the district office at 253-683-6000.

Aid surveys going

home on Wednesday

The 2014-15 Impact Aid annual surveys will go home with students in the Clover Park School District on Wednesday.

Parents and guardians are asked to complete the form, sign and date it in ink and return it with their student to school by Oct. 10.

The surveys are confidential. Information obtained from them allows the district to obtain federal Impact Aid as compensation for property taxes lost to federal facilities located in the district. Impact Aid funds help to provide teachers, support staff, classroom computers, library books and more in Clover Park schools.

If you have questions about the survey, please call the district financial services department at 253-583-5020.

Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers