Show and Tell: School and youths in the news

Steilacoom schools offer kindergarten info

The Steilacoom School District will hold information sessions for families with children who will attend kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year.

Meetings will be from 3:45-4:15 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cherrydale Primary, 1201 Galloway, Steilacoom. Meetings will be at the same times on Thursday at Chloe Clark Elementary, 1700 Palisade Blvd., DuPont.

Kindergarten registration will begin the week of March 16. For more information, go to

Curtis senior named to

national honor choir

Curtis High School senior Namarea Randolph was recently accepted into the American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choir.

More than 3,000 students auditioned, and Randolph was one of 400 accepted for the group. The choir performed three times in Salt Lake City in February, with the final performance a combined choir with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Bethel Schools leader Tom Seigel honored

State senator Randi Becker recently sponsored Senate Resolution 8625 that recognized Bethel School District Superintendent Tom Seigel for his leadership in the district.

Seigel’s development of the Pierce County Skills Center and increased academic achievement were cited for the honor.

Social media seminar

at Mount Tahoma

A free social media safety and privacy seminar, hosted by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, is scheduled for 11 a.m.-noon Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma.

The event is for parents and will cover tools and features available on Facebook to control privacy, how to manage children’s online reputation, how to report objectionable content and where to find resources about digital citizenship and online safety.

JBLM students to join national art project

Carter Lake Elementary, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been selected to participate in a project sponsored by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards.

The project will help teachers nationwide assess student art work according to national standards.

Orting School Board seeks to fill vacancy

The Orting School District is seeking interested applicants to fill a temporary vacancy on the School Board created by the resignation of Elisabeth Beck. She held the seat in Director District No. 4.

Applicants interested in serving out the remainder of the term must reside in the Director District. The appointment will end Nov. 30. The new four-year term will be on the ballot in the Nov. 3 election.

Residents who are interested should submit a letter of interest and résumé by 4 p.m. March 27. Send materials to Terry Van Zanten, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Orting School District, 121 Whitesell St. NE, Orting, WA 98360.

For more information or to verify your residency in a Director District, contact Van Zanten at 360-893-6500, ext. 221, or

Fundraiser for 2 Tacoma schools is Saturday

Artrageous, the fundraising gala for Tacoma School of the Arts and the Science and Math Institute, gets underway at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Murano Hotel Bicentennial Pavilion.

The event raises funds for the schools to hire adjunct instructors to teach classes that enhance student learning.

Tickets for the event, which includes dinner and student performances, are available at through Wednesday.

Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers