Pierce College Puyallup hosts college fair on Sept. 22

PUYALLUP – For the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.

With more than 30 colleges attending the fair, students from Emerald Ridge, Rogers, Puyallup and Walker high schools will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the higher education opportunities available to them, and make an informed decision on which college is right for them.

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Pierce College: helping veteran students succeed


LAKEWOOD – For many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible.

For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military. At Pierce College Puyallup, veterans can lean on Marty Jonquiere, who has made it his mission to help veteran students obtain the services and resources they need to be successful. As a retired Air Force and Air Force Reserves member, Jonquiere understands the struggles veteran students go through.

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Tillicum Elementary receives Title I, Part A Award

Tillicum Elementary received Washington state’s 2013-14 Title I, Part A Award, the only school in Pierce County to receive the award. Tillicum Elementary’s 2013-14 staff stands outside the school. Photo credit: Leo’s Photography.

Tillicum Elementary has received Washington state’s 2013-14 Title I, Part A Award, the only school in Pierce County to receive the award. The Title I, Part A Award, administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), recognizes Title I schools that have made significant progress in their state assessments.

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Around the Sound: Sentinels review a different playbook


A few hours before the “Friday Night Lights” came on at Blair Taylor Field on Sept. 12, eighteen red-shirted Steilacoom Sentinel players rushed the doors at Saltar’s Point Elementary for a different kind of pre-game warm-up.

The strategy that afternoon was the launch of a new program where players visited local schools and read to elementary students. It’s called the Sentinel Reading Program.

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