DonorsChoose.org is a website with a tagline that reads, “Teachers ask. You choose.” Well, Google, the search engine giant, chose 11 projects submitted by Clover Park School District teachers. The 11 projects were valued at more than $7,000. Check out the projects for yourself: [Read more...]
PUYALLUP – For the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.
With more than 30 colleges attending the fair, students from Emerald Ridge, Rogers, Puyallup and Walker high schools will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the higher education opportunities available to them, and make an informed decision on which college is right for them.
Shawn Durnen lives by the motto “be the difference.”
The former soldier and student at Clover Park Technical College took over as the college’s Veteran Navigator earlier this month, and is already busy at work on his new mission to serve student veterans. [Read more...]
LAKEWOOD – For many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible.
For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military. At Pierce College Puyallup, veterans can lean on Marty Jonquiere, who has made it his mission to help veteran students obtain the services and resources they need to be successful. As a retired Air Force and Air Force Reserves member, Jonquiere understands the struggles veteran students go through.
Tillicum Elementary has received Washington state’s 2013-14 Title I, Part A Award, the only school in Pierce County to receive the award. The Title I, Part A Award, administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), recognizes Title I schools that have made significant progress in their state assessments.
A few hours before the “Friday Night Lights” came on at Blair Taylor Field on Sept. 12, eighteen red-shirted Steilacoom Sentinel players rushed the doors at Saltar’s Point Elementary for a different kind of pre-game warm-up.
The strategy that afternoon was the launch of a new program where players visited local schools and read to elementary students. It’s called the Sentinel Reading Program.
By Jon Esken
The tempo in Friday’s Lakes Lancers vs Franklin Pierce Cardinals football game wasn’t established in the first quarter. While both offenses turned the ball over, both defenses played with heart, character and fortitude.
Location: The Gallery at Tacoma Community College
Dates: Sept. 15 – Oct. 24, 2014
Hours: Monday – Friday, noon- 5 p.m.
Reception: Sept. 18, 4-7 p.m. [Read more...]
Clover Park Technical College’s Office of Student Programs launched the Peer Ambassador program last year to decrease barriers and increase access to academic and support services for students. [Read more...]
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognized Clover Park School District for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2013.