Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday, teachers, librarians and National Education Association’s have developed Read Across America Day. Each year, schools have activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Clover Park Rotary recognizes the role reading plays in their community and provided a free spaghetti dinner for over 600 kids and their families at Southgate on Thursday night.
The 2014 Lakes High School PTSA Senior Party will be hosting a Bingo Night Friday, March 14 from 6-8:30 pm at Lakes High School 10320 Farwest Drive SW in Lakewood 98498. Please join us for a night full of activities including carnival games, face painting, bingo, and much more. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family pack and includes bingo cards and game tickets. All proceeds go to supporting this year’s Senior Graduation Celebration, a safe, drug and alcohol free event.
Hometown hero and Seattle Seahawks receiver, Jermaine Kearse paid a visit to Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon. From 5-6 pm on Tuesday, the doors of the newly remodeled Verizon Wireless store on 100th St lined up to catch a glimpse of the Superbowl champion.
Lakes’ business club, DECA, has earned gold certification for the high school’s student store. According to DECA, the School-based Enterprise (SBE) Certification Program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and to grow. The program provides SBEs with standards for school store operations and provides recognition at three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Out of the 260 certifications submitted by high schools across the country this year, only 86 earned gold certification.
“Our students are missing out in life from the lessons that come from organized sports.” – Tillicum Elementary Principal Taj Jensen
We are looking for a sponsor for the boy’s seven-and-eight-year-olds Tillicum Tiger baseball team.
Communities In Schools is hosting CHAMPIONS FOR YOUTH, a breakfast benefit for Lakewood youth on Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 7 to 8:30am at the Old Country Buffett in Lakewood Towne Center. Brandon Stogsdill, will be the keynote speaker. Walter Neary, former Lakewood City Councilmember will serve as emcee. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is open until Monday, February 24 (5 pm). For more information check the Lakewood’s Promise website.
Four Clover Park School District seniors have earned Act Six Scholarships. The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is the Northwest’s only full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. According to Act Six, the students were selected through a rigorous three-month competition among more than 900 applicants. They were chosen for their distinctive leadership, academic potential and commitment to making a difference in their communities.
Clarkmoor, Dower, Idlewild and Oakwood Elementary Schools, Harrison Preparatory School and Lakes High School will participate in the state’s new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s field test assessments this spring. Starting in spring 2015, all Washington students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the new Smarter Balanced tests in math and English language arts. The new Smarter Balanced tests will replace the math, reading and writing portions of the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) exams for students in grades 3-8. The science portion of the MSP (tested in grades 5 and 8) will remain.