Tacoma Schools launches apps for parents, students
The Tacoma School District has launched mobile apps for parents and students.
The most popular pages on the district’s website were chosen and will provide access to student grades, test scores, homework assignments and attendance, district-wide and school-specific event calendars, latest news about the district, schools and events, resource links about enrollment, volunteering, school uniforms, PTAs and more, directory of phone numbers and email address, sports general information, schedules and forms, school meal accounts and menus, job openings and notifications.
The apps are a free download for iPhone or Android phones.
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Film festival to show ‘Reinventing the Patriot’
The Gig Harbor Film Festival will screen the premiere of the locally produced film, “Reinventing the Patriot.”
The documentary and spoken-word short film is based on Federal Way High School graduate Paige Edmiston’s award-winning essay. It tells the story of Federal Way High students who in 2012 led an eight-month campaign assuring a $120 million state-of-the-art school.
The screening will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Uptown Galaxy Theater, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive NW. After the screening a panel of educations will discuss how to create the next generation of youths supporting civic engagement.
Lakes High offering sports medicine program
Lakes High School is offering a new sports medicine program for students interested in pursuing a health care career.
Students from all grades must complete the intro to medical careers and human body systems courses before being accepted into the new program.
College credits can be earned with grades of B or better in the course being instructed by Heather Brown.
For more information call 253-583-5040.
Grant Elemenary teacher honored
Tacoma fourth-grade teacher, Brian Derbes, was recently recognized as STAR 101.5 Elementary Teacher of the Week.
The Grant Elementary School teacher was nominated by his student Declan Curran and awarded a $100 check, a $100 gift card and plaque.
Sound Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington, Blanc N’ Schwartz Salon and KOMO TV are co-sponsors of the award, which allows students to recognize local teachers.
New highly capable kindergarten program
The Puyallup School District is accepting applications from current kindergarten students for the Young Scholars program, which serves students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade.
The program’s activities are designed for highly capable students in a multi-age grouping. Parents must complete a highly capable learners application available online at puyallup.k12.wa.us.
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 20.
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers