Clover Park school board changes meeting date

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 29 has been moved to Monday, Sept. 15. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood.

The board meeting agenda includes a report on student state assessment results and retention of students in grades 9-12.

For more information, contact the Clover Park School District superintendent’s office, 583-5190.

Steilacoom Historical School District Hosts Community Forums

Steilacoom Historical School District is looking for community input. As part of the process of developing the 2014-2015 goals for the District Strategic Plan, four sessions will be held to gather information from the community.

All are invited to share thoughts, ideas and suggestions about any of the four focus areas of the Steilacoom Historical School District’s Strategic Plan. Please attend one or all of our community planning sessions: [Read more...]

CPTC: Dental student prepares to be on top of different game


When Grace Beardemphl attended Highline Community College to play basketball, she wasn’t sure what her future looked like once her athletic career ended.

She finished the two-year program with an Associate Degree, but didn’t know what she wanted to do next. Beardemphl’s sister suggested she shadow her on the job as a dental hygienist. [Read more...]

Clover Park vs. Lakes football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5


The Clover Park vs. Lakes football game will take place Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Harry Lang Stadium (6615 111th St. SW in Lakewood). The schools have not played each other for the past two years due to scheduling conflicts and being in different leagues. “We heard from many Clover Park and Lakes students, parents and alumni who were really supportive of both schools playing each other even though they’re in different leagues,” said Scott Nordi, Lakes athletic director. “Both head coaches were comfortable with playing the game and placing it back on the schedule. We feel this is a great way to bring the community together to kick off the school year!”

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Pierce College to offer new course in social media for business

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Starting fall quarter, Pierce College is proud to offer a brand new course designed to introduce students to social media best practices for business.  Introduction to Social Media Marketing (Business 134) will be taught completely online, and will give students hands on experience using social media, creating blogs, and exploring other emerging technologies.

Students can expect to spend at least 10 hours per week on the class, and will walk away from the course with practical experience and an online portfolio showcasing their abilities. [Read more...]

Pierce College Foundation scholarships available for application Aug. 28

LAKEWOOD – In the past academic year alone, the Pierce College Foundation has distributed more than $160,000 in scholarships to students who need it most, and a new round of awards will be available soon. Starting Aug. 28, students can begin applying for scholarship funds by completing a profile on [Read more...]

CPTC: Online program advances students in retail industry


Barbara Nelson enrolled in Clover Park Technical College’s Retail Management Certificate Program to continue her education.

As Nelson, a Fred Meyer human resources representative, progressed through the program, she was promoted to HR administrator. Upon completion of the program, she is now working toward an Associate in Retail Management. [Read more...]