Letter: The three ‘F’s’ as opposed to the three ‘R’s’

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Fluff, frills and froth are a more apt description of what is ostensibly touted as benefiting education – much less professional development – at the National School Board Association (NSBA) annual conferences.

Certainly so in light of the savings to be had, had the members of the Clover Park School District board just stayed home. [Read more…]

TCC student benefit fundraiser for write@253, March 3

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“TCC@TCC”! A group of Tacoma Community College communications students raising money for local tutoring nonprofit write@253 has teamed up with the Tacoma Comedy Club for a March 3 benefit performance. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10. (The students won’t be doing stand-up; it’ll be the usual comedians.) All ages show, PG-13 content. [Read more…]

Apply to Pierce College honors program by March 1

022615_Honors_webThe American Honors program at Pierce College is currently accepting new students for Fall 2015. Apply by the March 1 deadline to be eligible for program scholarships up to $2,000. Scholarships are sponsored by the American Honors Foundation to help students with the additional cost of the honors program.

The honors program at Pierce College is intended for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students typically have fewer than 45 college credits and at least a 3.0 GPA. [Read more…]

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen at Pierce College Puyallup, Feb. 27

ShakespeareSince 2005, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has entertained sold-out audiences in Chicago and beyond with its original, comedic, Shakespearean masterpieces. Each performance is based on audience suggestion, with nothing planned out in advance by the cast.

On Fri., Feb. 27, students will have an opportunity to help the actors create an entirely new play during the group’s appearance at Pierce College Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health Building Theater at 7 p.m. [Read more…]

Two Clover Park School District students earn Act Six Scholarships

Grace Nyoro from Clover Park High School and Bianca Vieyra from Harrison Preparatory School

LAKEWOOD – Grace Nyoro from Clover Park High School and Bianca Vieyra from Harrison Preparatory School have earned Act Six Scholarships. Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural groups of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. According to Act Six, the students were selected through a rigorous three-month competition among nearly 900 applicants. [Read more…]

Annie Wright stages frolic and fun with ‘The Boyfriend’

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Annie Wright Upper School presents “The Boyfriend,” a musical by Sandy Wilson set in a French boarding school in the 1920s with singing and dancing that are sure to move you out of your seat. The show is directed by Elizabeth Gettel and Annie Green, choreographed by Stacey Johnson and Katie Purdue, and features an all-student production team. [Read more…]