Lakewood City Manager’s Info Bulletin, April 18

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The City of Lakewood and Clover Park School District honored Super Bowl champion and Seattle Seahawk Jermaine Kearse with a hero’s homecoming April 12 at Harry E. Lang Stadium.

Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson awarded the Lakewood native a “Key to the City,” as well as declared April 12, 2014, as Jermaine Kearse Day in the City of Lakewood. Some 600 people attended the event, which required collaboration between the City, CPSD, West Pierce Fire & Rescue and others. It also marked the first event in which the City worked directly with its new Community Connector to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the 2-2 Lancer Brigade.

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Eight CPSD schools honored with Washington Achievement Awards

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Eight Clover Park School District (CPSD) schools have won Washington Achievement Awards, the state’s highest honor. Schools were recognized as top performers in one 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.

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City, CPSD to Hold Jermaine Kearse Celebration

He made one amazing catch after another during the Seattle Seahawks’ historic Super Bowl XLVIII run. Now, Jermaine Kearse will return to his hometown so the community can celebrate his accomplishments.

On Saturday, April 12, Clover Park School District and the City of Lakewood will hold a community celebration for Super Bowl champion Jermaine Kearse – who was raised, attended school and first played sports in Lakewood before shining for the University of Washington and the Seattle Seahawks.

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“Hometown athlete” Jermaine Kearse of Seattle Seahawks recognized by Senate

The state Senate adopted a resolution Wednesday sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, recognizing the only member of the 2013-14 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to make his home in Washington. Jermaine Kearse of Lakewood, Washington, was honored with Senate Resolution 8721 , in which members of the Senate stated their hope that Kearse has many more successful years playing in Super Bowl games with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Lakes’ DECA program earns gold certification

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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.

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Twenty Clover Park School District staff earn national certification

Nineteen Clover Park School District (CPSD) teachers and one counselor recently earned their National Board Certification. The new National Board Certified staff are:

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Lakes’ girls’ soccer coach earns SPSL Coach of the Year honors

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By Gary Sabol, Community Relations Manager

Lakes High School’s JG McCall was recently named South Puget Sound League’s (SPSL) Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year. This is McCall’s first year as head coach. He served as assistant coach the previous two years. McCall said the team is proving that girls’ soccer at Lakes can be competitive and do well in the challenging SPSL league. The girls have trained much harder this year and have a lot of trust in themselves and the coaches.

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