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...]

Public hearing scheduled on possible Lakeview Hope Academy addition

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The Clover Park School District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing Monday, June 23, at 4:30 p.m. in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, in Lakewood.

The purpose of the public hearing is for the school board to receive public input as it considers repurposing unused state school construction assistance funds from the voter approved, 2010 school construction bond for the necessary addition of elementary classrooms.

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Soldiers donate time to help Tillicum students

Soldiers from the 514th Medical Company volunteered this year to help Tillicum Elementary students with reading, math, science and other subjects.

Soldiers from the 514th Medical Company stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) helped students at Tillicum Elementary with reading, math, science and other subjects at least once a month this year. Tillicum has always had a partnership with a medical brigade at JBLM but the visits weren’t on a regular basis.

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