Show & Tell: Schools and youths in the news

Young entrepreneurs can apply for academy

Tacoma middle and high school students are invited to apply for the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

The six-month course focuses on the processes of operating a business or social movement including financing, marketing and selling the product or idea. In its second year, the program offers instruction from business mentors, guest lecturers and field trips. The application deadline is Dec. 12. Go to to apply.

Cyber-safety lessons from local expert

Lakeridge Middle School in Bonney Lake will host an information session for parents regarding social media and cyber-safety. Guest speaker Lynn Kolp has worked for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the Gig Harbor Police Department and currently works for the Law Enforcement Support Agency.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school, 5909 Myers Road E. Day care will be provided for ages 3 and older.

Sumner teachers to be recognized for excellence

The Sumner School District School Board will recognize its 2014 National Board Certified teachers at its district winter social at 6 p.m. Dec. 17. It will be in the Central Administration Office, 1202 Wood Ave., Sumner.

Twelve teachers from the district earned the national certification this year, considered one of the highest marks of accomplishment in teaching.


The City of Tacoma has awarded a $404,000 grant to boost the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative in the Tacoma Public Schools. An additional $135,500 grant was provided to Comprehensive Life Resources, a community partner working in elementary schools helping to implement the initiative.

The program is a partnership between Tacoma schools and the University of Washington Tacoma to implement a district-wide system of social, emotional and behavioral supports to identify and support kids who may be experiencing social or emotional crisis.

Compiled by Mary Anderson, staff writer