Around the Sound: Sentinels review a different playbook


A few hours before the “Friday Night Lights” came on at Blair Taylor Field on Sept. 12, eighteen red-shirted Steilacoom Sentinel players rushed the doors at Saltar’s Point Elementary for a different kind of pre-game warm-up.

The strategy that afternoon was the launch of a new program where players visited local schools and read to elementary students. It’s called the Sentinel Reading Program.

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Steilacoom High School Students Receive Varsity Letters in Community Service


By Bettye Craft

United Way of Pierce County held the 2014 Varsity Letter in Community Service celebration at the Puyallup Fairgrounds on Wednesday. SHS students Deelyn Cheng, Faythe Choi, Sarah Denning, Jacqueline Dilley, Niki Hobbs, Katie Howard, Taylan Swift, and Samantha Wiegman were part of the 481 Pierce County students honored for their community service during this school year.

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Steilacoom’s Jones attends education office professionals conference

Outgoing and Incoming President

Jamicka Jones, an ambitious & energetic employee of Steilacoom High School represented her school district and community at the annual Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals (WAEOP) Spring Conference & Institute. Close to 100 educational office professionals from around the state came together in Olympia, WA from April 24-26, 2014 for the yearly conference.

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Around the Sound: Tax Time, Book Time

The Steilacoom team at the Lakewood Library. Photo courtesy of Steilacoom High School,

As US taxpayers were burning the midnight oil on April 14—and likely April 15 as well, students from Lakes, Steilacoom and Harrison Prep Schools were cracking the books in preparation for the yearly SHSD/CPSD Battle of the Books.

Lakes High School is the winner of the 2014 Clover Park + Steilacoom District Battle of the Books: High School Level. Mann Middle School earned first place in the recent Middle School competition.

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Steilacoom’s Alex Paget student of the month

Rotary logo

Alex Paget from Steilacoom High School was announced as Lakewood Rotary‘s Student of the Month” at the club’s February 21 meeting.  Lakewood Rotarian Robert Peterson made the presentation, with Steilacoom High’s Assistant Principal, Sara Graves, in attendance.  

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Around the Sound: SHS hosts 30th annual alumni basketball game


By Nancy Covert

Steilacoom High School’s equivalent of a Bowl Game (hmmm, the Pink Flowers Bowl maybe?) took place at SHS on Dec. 28. The evening’s play got underway following a cool saxophone rendition of the National Anthem by Larry Juhnke, a well-known community musician.

The 30th annual SHS Alumni Basketball Game featured hoopsters from SHS teams during the past three decades, including a few of this past year’s graduates.

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