TACOMA, Wash. – Wesley Schulz, the new director of orchestras at University of Puget Sound, has arrived on campus with a message for students—and for anyone else who may be wondering. [Read more…]
Students started school at Clover Park School District’s new Early Learning Program on Sept. 17 for Head Start and Sept. 21 for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). While the two programs have been aligned since 2013 at school sites, this is the first time all Lakewood-area preschool students are together under one roof. Early Learning Program manager, Jennifer White, says there are many benefits to having both programs consolidated in one area instead of being spread among schools. This structure also allows for more group activities between the classes. [Read more…]
Four lucky students recently won $50 VISA gift cards, just for taking a quick survey about their experiences at Pierce College during Summer Quarter 2015. The college conducts quarterly surveys to gather information on what students appreciate about their time here, and what can be done better. [Read more…]
“Aaron Smith caught a pass early in the third quarter and ran into the end zone for a 50-yard score. But it was not about the touchdown.The Steilacoom High School senior was diagnosed with autism when he was 2, and his mother said doctors told her he would never talk or be socially interactive.” Read the rest of TJ Cotterill’s story at The News Tribune website.
What a surprise to a classroom of students at Pioneer Middle School, Monday, September 28, when their classroom was filled with adults and three big boxes with bows on top. Inside the boxes, with the familiar Amazon logo, were 30 Fire Kindle 6 devices. [Read more…]
A new program offered at Pierce College seeks to help local veterans transition into their next assignment in life in the most efficient way possible. The VIE-25 program is a unique collaboration between local community and technical colleges, state agencies and the armed forces. Through this program, transitioning veterans can take advantage of short-term certificate programs that lead to high-paying jobs – during their last six months of military service. [Read more…]
Adventurer, educator and author, Jordan Hanssen will give a presentation on his latest rowing expedition. This lecture, open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, October 7th from 10:30 to 12:30, at the Working Waterfront Maritime Museum (705 Dock Street in Tacoma). The cost to attend this class is $15, walk-in’s are welcomed. [Read more…]
Kimyatta Tillman thought Sept. 30 was just another day of class in the Cosmetology Program at Clover Park Technical College.
The fifth-quarter student was excited to learn program graduate Misty Winesberry was visiting to share her experience in industry, and wouldn’t have missed the presentation for anything. It’s a good thing she didn’t. [Read more…]
Now that fall quarter classes have started, now is the time to make sure you are signed up to receive important information from Pierce College regarding emergencies, delays and college closures. Students and employees can sign up to receive emergency messages through text, email or by phone. [Read more…]