Anderson Island Elementary awarded Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant

Steilacoom Historical School District has been awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for students attending Anderson Island Elementary School in the 2014-15 school year. Funds are provided to purchase a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that can be offered to students throughout the school day. Anderson Island Elementary School became eligible based on the federal free and reduced lunch rate and successful completion of the competitive grant application. One hundred and forty-eight Washington schools received funding. [Read more...]

CPSD School board cancels meeting

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors has canceled its meeting scheduled for Monday, July 28. The next scheduled meeting for the board of directors is Monday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood. For more information, contact the Clover Park School District superintendent’s office, 253-583-5190.

Pierce College: Keeping it all in the Family


LAKEWOOD –When Sharon Coward enrolled in classes at the Puyallup campus nine years ago, her parents didn’t plan to begin a long-time relationship with the college. It happened, though.

Sharon, 25, is the first of all six children in Allen and Nadia Coward’s family to graduate from Pierce College. Her youngest brother and sister, Jesse and Christina, walked in this year’s commencement ceremony and both plan to complete their required classes this fall.

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Bates downtown library schedule change July 21-24

The Bates Technical College’s Downtown Campus Library will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday (July 21-24). Friday hours will remain unchanged at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Library staff  ask for your patience during this week while they are short-staffed.

Don’t forget that you always have access to the Library’s online resources …even when the doors aren’t yet open. [Read more...]

First course from 5-college NW partnership – Local Food Systems


TACOMA, Wash. – This summer students at five Washington and Oregon liberal arts colleges have the chance to join a new, on-the-road course studying locally grown food and its impact on our lives, economy, and politics.

In this jointly-run course—a pilot project from the Northwest Five Consortium—students live and study across the Northwest, with stopovers at three colleges: Whitman College, University of Puget Sound, and Willamette University. The three-week course starts July 26 and is the first for-credit offering from the partnership. [Read more...]

CPSD Board adds special meeting 

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting/workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, July 21 in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood. In the special workshop, board members will consider a resolution seeking authorization to proceed with construction documents for the Beachwood Elementary reconstruction project.  [Read more...]