Program seeks business-savvy young Tacomans
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Tacoma is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. The program is open to students in grades 6-12 and includes three hours of instruction per week from November through May.
The program instruction includes learning how to brainstorm ideas, write a business plan, interact with business professionals and other business skills. Learn about the application process at tinyurl.com/z54lhjf.
Lakewood school supplies fair Saturday
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The annual Caring for Kids Ready to Learn Fair will take place 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. The event provides students with clothing, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, hygiene products, books, bike helmets and food.
Sponsored by Caring for Kids, the Gary Milgard Family Foundation and the city of Lakewood, it is open to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and attend school in the Clover Park, Steilacoom and University Place school districts. For more information call 253-279-9777.
Police at Hudtloff Middle School: It’s just a drill
The Lakewood Police Department command staff will conduct active shooter training Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Hudtloff Middle School, 8102 Phillips Road S.W. in Lakewood. This is an internal training event for the Lakewood Police Department to give police a better understanding of the school’s design and layout as well as provide an opportunity for officers to practice tactics, techniques and procedures. It is a training drill only.
Please contact Clover Park School District’s risk manager at 253-583-7357 if you have questions.
Award honors food bank-school partnership
The St. Leo Food Connection was recently recognized for its partnership with the Lincoln High School horticulture and agriculture programs. The partnership earned the 2016 Fresh Results Award from the Washington Food Coalition. The award honors the school garden and food bank collaboration for working with the community to provide fresh produce to low-income families.
Steilacoom schools get Defense grant
The Steilacoom Historical School District received a five-year $1.25 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity Partnership program. The grant focuses on increasing the level of social and emotional health services for military-connected students. Nearly 40 percent of the school district’s students have at least one parent assigned to Joint Base Lewis McChord.
The “Safe and Sound Project” will establish a three-tiered system for students to be referred or self-identify for added supports for individual social-emotional needs. It will provide for two full-time social workers for five years and professional learning opportunities for school teams and curriculum resources.
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers