Harrison Prep to host second Community Information Night, Apr. 22

LAKEWOOD – Harrison Preparatory School is hosting a community information night on Wednesday, April 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to answer questions about the school’s offerings including its International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Harrison Prep students start with the IB Middle Years Programme and progress to the newly authorized IB Diploma Programme, where they can earn college credit through the renowned international program. Attendees will hear about the school’s programs from administrators, teachers, students and parents. [Read more…]

Lakes senior earns national athletic training scholarship

Lakes High School senior Mac Downing has earned the Jack Cramer Scholarship from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the only high school scholarship given by the association.

LAKEWOOD– Lakes High School senior Mac Downing has earned the Jack Cramer Scholarship from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). The $2,000 scholarship is the only high school scholarship given by NATA. Downing submitted three essays: one 500-word essay on why he wanted to become a certified athletic trainer; a 100-word narrative snapshot on what he believes he’ll be doing in five years; and a 300-word essay explaining the vision of his future athletic training program. [Read more…]

Seven CPSD schools honored with Washington Achievement Awards

Seven Clover Park School District (CPSD) schools have won Washington Achievement Awards. Schools were recognized as top performers in one or more of six categories: Overall Excellence; High Progress; Reading Growth; Math Growth; Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only); and English Language Acquisition. [Read more…]

Dower Elementary celebrates ‘pi’ in the face day

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Several Dower Elementary staff members volunteered to get a pie in the face on March 16 as the school celebrated “Pi Day.” The number pi is a mathematical constant and its decimal representation never ends. Students who wanted to throw a pie memorized as many digits as they could. Four students were selected to throw a pie, based on how many digits they memorized. Fourth-grader Kloe Salazar memorized 100 digits and threw a pie into principal Jennifer Moore’s face. [Read more…]

Carter Lake Elementary selected to pilot test of visual arts project

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LAKEWOOD– The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has selected Carter Lake Elementary School to participate in the Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project. Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs) are a component of the new National Core Arts Standards – which are based on the standards of leading states including Washington – and are used to show student achievement aligned to targeted performance standards. [Read more…]

Clubhouse robotics team readies for invitational tournament

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The VEX Team from the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse has been invited to compete in the Western Washington High School VRC Championship on March 7th in Lake Stevens. This event is only for teams that have qualified by winning certain awards or achieving certain skills scores at local events throughout the state earlier in the season. Their robot has performed consistently well in the three qualifying tournaments that they attended and the team has been working hard every Friday night at the Computer Clubhouse in the Lakewood Family YMCA to hone their robot operations skills. [Read more…]

Two Clover Park School District students earn Act Six Scholarships

Grace Nyoro from Clover Park High School and Bianca Vieyra from Harrison Preparatory School

LAKEWOOD – Grace Nyoro from Clover Park High School and Bianca Vieyra from Harrison Preparatory School have earned Act Six Scholarships. Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural groups of emerging urban 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 nearly 900 applicants. [Read more…]