Angela Howard from Greenwood Elementary in the Clover Park School District (on JBLM) was introduced as Lakewood Rotary’s Teacher of the Month. With her to receive the honor was her principal Chuck Euychaner.
Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday, teachers, librarians and National Education Association’s have developed Read Across America Day. Each year, schools have activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Clover Park Rotary recognizes the role reading plays in their community and provided a free spaghetti dinner for over 600 kids and their families at Southgate on Thursday night.
TACOMA, WASH. — The opening of a new outlet by Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches at 1708 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Wash., represents another milestone in the successful revival of retail activity in South Downtown. The store opened on March 4, 2014.
The Steilacoom Historical School District Board of Directors voted to remove the Interim title and enter into superintendent contract negotiations with Ms. Kathi Weight at the February 12, 2014 meeting.
The 2014 Lakes High School PTSA Senior Party will be hosting a Bingo Night Friday, March 14 from 6-8:30 pm at Lakes High School 10320 Farwest Drive SW in Lakewood 98498. Please join us for a night full of activities including carnival games, face painting, bingo, and much more. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family pack and includes bingo cards and game tickets. All proceeds go to supporting this year’s Senior Graduation Celebration, a safe, drug and alcohol free event.
Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 is hosting Informational Sessions for families whose children will be attending Kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year. Students must turn 5 years old by September 1, 2014 to enroll in kindergarten. Sessions will walk parents through the enrollment packet and respond to questions regarding the process.
Hometown hero and Seattle Seahawks receiver, Jermaine Kearse paid a visit to Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon. From 5-6 pm on Tuesday, the doors of the newly remodeled Verizon Wireless store on 100th St lined up to catch a glimpse of the Superbowl champion.
Lakes’ business club, DECA, has earned gold certification for the high school’s student store. According to DECA, the School-based Enterprise (SBE) Certification Program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and to grow. The program provides SBEs with standards for school store operations and provides recognition at three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Out of the 260 certifications submitted by high schools across the country this year, only 86 earned gold certification.
TACOMA, WASH. — On March 7, 2014, UW Tacoma’s Social Work Program will present “Serving Veterans and Military Families: Best Practices for Human Service Professionals.” Regional and national experts and practitioners will explore concerns ranging from everyday challenges veterans face in work, education and family to serious issues such as PTSD and suicide.
By Anita Cech
Child Trends, a national research nonprofit, released a new report affirming the effectiveness and cost efficiency of integrated student supports (ISS) programs like Communities In Schools (CIS) in improving education outcomes. These programs target both academic and non-academic barriers to achievement by identifying individual student needs and mobilizing community resources to meet them.