TACOMA — University of Washington has long been known as one of the top sources of Peace Corps volunteers each year in the U.S. With a new program launching in fall of 2014, UW Tacoma will do its part to contribute to that record of globally-engaged students.
“Incredible things can happen when decision making includes the community.”
The Tillicum community has perhaps a unique opportunity to participate in a forum at which candidates for a new principal at Tillicum Elementary School will be on hand. [Read more...]
TACOMA –Whether it’s singing nursery rhymes, reading to children, or verbally engaging with babies and toddlers, each interaction fosters brain development. Explore how loving and warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development at Bates Technical College’s Brain Series lecture.
TACOMA –Acclaimed Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers will perform once again at Bates Technical College Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, Thursday, April 24, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma.
The event features a silent auction with items from the Northwest Float Center, Olive Branch Café, a catered dinner for eight from the college’s Culinary Arts program, and more. You can also pre-bid on a selection of items at www.bates.ctc.edu/Sizzles, including a package to be a Seattle Mariners Groundskeeper for a Day, which includes assisting with setting up batting practice and pre-game preparation, dragging the infield between 3rd and 6th innings, taking the bases in after the game, and box-seat tickets for you and two friends.
Attendees will enjoy an international menu of hors d’oeuvres created and served by students in our culinary program.
Scholarships play a key role in our students’ higher education endeavors, and the annual Bates Sizzles helps raise funds for student scholarships. Students are eligible to apply for the foundation’s general scholarships, and others who fit certain criteria can apply for a variety of program-specific scholarships. Scholarship recipients in various career education programs may use their awards, which range from $150-$3,500 per student, to help pay for tuition, books, supplies and child care expenses at the college.
Nearly a dozen Clover Park High School (CPHS) art students will be honored Thursday, April 24 by members of the U.S. Army’s 513th Transportation Company for designing and painting a mural in the company’s boardroom. The mural shows scenes of the company’s history. Company representatives will present students with special coins and certificates.
Eight Clover Park School District (CPSD) schools have won Washington Achievement Awards, the state’s highest honor. Schools were recognized as top performers in one of six categories: Overall Excellence; High Progress; Reading Growth; Math Growth; Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only); and English Language Acquisition.
TACOMA, Wash. – Rachel Martin ’96, distinguished broadcast journalist and host of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday radio show, will deliver the 2014 Commencement address at University of Puget Sound.
LAKEWOOD – In honor of their personal and professional achievements, four Pierce College alumni will be recognized April 17 during the annual Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College has had on its students as well as the greater community.
A kindergarten through fifth-grade “Family Math Backpack” program was started recently at Custer Elementary School to help students learn difficult math concepts. Custer staff developed grade-level materials targeting particularly challenging Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math.