CPSD Board adds special meeting

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting/workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 11, in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood.

Agenda items for the special meeting/workshop include the format for school reports and a review of the board’s schedules for workshops and school visits. The board’s regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the same location. For more information, contact the Clover Park School District superintendent’s office, 583-5190.

 

Island dancers entertain Oak Grove and Firwood Students

The Amataga Fou Youth Group Dancers from New Beginning Church in Lacey entertained Oak Grove Elementary and Firwood Secondary students and staff on July 30 at the school.

The Amataga Fou Youth Group Dancers from New Beginning Church in Lacey entertained Oak Grove Elementary and Firwood Secondary students and staff on July 30 at the school. The dancers performed traditional tribal dancing from Tahiti, Hawaii and Samoa. The purpose of the performance was to give the students a chance to appreciate different cultures.

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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.

Idlewildlewild becomes first elementary IB World School in Pierce County

LAKEWOOD – Clover Park School District’s (CPSD) Idlewild Elementary School has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School implementing the Primary Years Program (PYP), the first in Pierce County. The PYP is designed for kindergarten through fifth-grade students and focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and the world. The program encompasses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academics. Only two other elementary schools located in Bellingham offer the PYP in Washington state.

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CPSD School Board Schedules Retreat

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors has scheduled a retreat for Monday, June 30. The retreat begins at 4 p.m. in the Rotunda-Bldg. 3 at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, in Lakewood. Agenda topics for the retreat include the district’s accountability plan; board schedule; and calendar. For more information, contact the superintendent’s office at (253) 583-5190.

LPD to conduct active shooter training at Mann Middle School

LAKEWOOD – Regional law enforcement agencies are participating in an active shooter training exercise at Mann Middle School in Lakewood on Wednesday, June 25. Mann Middle School is located at 11509 Holden Road Southwest.

The training is in cooperation with West Pierce Fire and Rescue and the Clover Park School District. Residents in the nearby neighborhoods can expect to see a large presence of first responders for the duration of the exercise.

Please contact Lt. Chris Lawler (253.830.5011) or Kim Prentice (Clover Park School District Director of Community Relations – 253-583-5041) for additional information.

Fort Lewis Thrift Shop helps military families, schools

Fort Lewis Thrift Shop Manager Linda Walker stands with some used books at the store. The thrift shop has provided
grant funds to 10 Clover Park School District schools.

Situated in an old building off Pendleton Avenue on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), the Fort Lewis Thrift Shop may not have a flashy storefront but it provides a needed shopping alternative to JBLM families and also helps schools.

“For the past year and a half, the thrift shop governing board has really started looking at ways it can support our schools,” said Linda Walker, manager of the Fort Lewis Thrift Shop.

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CPSDs 2014 summer lunch program offered

Free lunches will be served on weekdays this summer in Clover Park School District (CPSD) schools as part of the Simplified Summer Feeding Program for Children. Meals will be available to children 18 years of age and younger and must be eaten at the school. Lunches will be served on a first come, first served basis.

Meals will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 23 through July 25 (*No school on Friday, July 4) at the locations listed below:  [Read more...]