By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Cherrydale Primary School, a kindergarten through grade 3 school, in the Steilacoom Historical School District, was awarded a $5,000 grant from CenturyLink for student technology. Teachers, Brittany Humphrey, Cindy Lea-Balko, Sylvia Kozyra, Jill Lyons and Brian Kirby wrote and submitted a technology grant to increase the schools’ teaching technology equipment.
TACOMA — On Thursday, May 23, UW Tacoma will host an event celebrating those who have served or who are currently serving the country through military service.
Tribute to Our Troops will run from 12:30 to 1:30 at William Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus. The event is free and open to the public. Active military, veterans, family members, friends and anyone who wants to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of those in the armed forces are all welcome to attend.
Cobalt Mortgage Dollars for Scholars, a three-year old non-profit organization, partnered with individual donors, business partners, and the employees of Cobalt Mortgage in the creation of scholarships to help students pursue their post-secondary education goals. This August, over $115,000 in scholarship funds will be distributed to 80 deserving students in the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Utah, and Oklahoma. That’s more than a two-fold increase over 2012 awards.
By Linda Seesz, City of University Place
The Telly Awards has named University Place Television (UPTV) as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for three entries. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly a mark of distinction for the team at UPTV.
Tacoma-based Korsmo Construction announced today that Steve Rich has joined the firm as a Project Manager. Steve has more than 20 years of experience providing construction management and pre-construction services on a variety of successful projects up to $90 million.
By Gary Sabol, Community Relations Manager
Community members are encouraged to visit Clover Park High School’s replica of Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day. Students will set up markers on the high school’s front lawn for the Arlington Project beginning Monday, May 20 at 7:30 a.m. This is the seventh year of the project which is designed to honor soldiers who have died in conflicts.
By Mary Getchell, Communications Director, Pierce County Library System
TACOMA – Pierce County Library System (Library System) received a regional community leadership award from Region 111 of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) on Friday, May 17. WASA’s Region 111 membership is comprised of all Pierce County public school districts. The Association was recognizing Pierce County Library for its partnership efforts with Franklin Pierce Schools (School District), just south of Tacoma.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — On Saturday, May 18, the Lakewood Sister Cities Association (LSCA) is hosting the Lakewood International Festival honoring South Korea. The festival is 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom campus at 9401 Farwest Drive SW in Lakewood.
By Kim Prentice, Director of Community Relations
The Clover Park School District (CPSD) and Clover Park Education Association (CPEA) recently set the 2013 -14 school year calendar. Dates for parent teacher conferences and professional development half days will be determined at a later date.
The 2013-14 school year calendar is posted on the district’s website and information will be sent to families through each school. Dates for parent teacher conferences and professional development will be added to the calendar as they become available.
DuPont, WA – Thirteen year DuPont resident, Bob Forbes has announced his candidacy for Director Position No. 3 of the Steilacoom Historical School District.
“My priorities as a board member will be to ensure that the curriculum is exceeding the state standards and that no child is lost through the cracks of the educational system; that our school properties are well maintained to provide a safe and welcome environment for our children; and that our extracurricular activities are fully supported so we can provide a well-rounded experience beyond the classroom,” noted Forbes.
By Nancy Covert
George Rybolt, creator of the renowned Steilacoom birdhouses, was among the plant shoppers on May 11 in downtown Steilacoom. He was spotted busily loading plants into a car trunk on Saturday morning.
Dozens of local gardeners descended Saturday to the Bair Store lot to scoop up as many clippings, cuttings, pots, bouquets, birdhouses and more at the annual Steilacoom Garden Club plant sale.
By Jeff Brewster, Communications Director
LAKEWOOD – St. Clare Hospital recently announced its decision to partner with the City of Lakewood and serve as a prime sponsor for the 2013 Farmers Market and the 2013 SummerFEST Triathlon, donating $15,000 to support these two summer events.
Pierce County News Release
More than 100 representatives from local law enforcement, fire and emergency management agencies will participate in an active-shooter exercise at the Washington State Fair Events Center on Thursday, May 9. There will be a morning and afternoon session.
By Rachel Payne
This year Tacoma Community College resumes hosting Surgical Demonstration Day, a popular invitation-only event that has been part of the college science program for more than 12 years. The event will be held in the Transue Center for Science and Engineering May 17, noon – 5 p.m.