Expanding horizons – 253 Watch

For the past 5 years our editor, Marianne Lincoln, has been posting articles to talk about events and occurrences around the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School District areas. The Pierce Prairie Post is part of the Spanaway Community Association, which has existed since September 1994. Like everyone else, we all got tired of having meetings…

Sock Hop at Marymount – Nov 4

Join us as we re-live the best of the Fifties during a fun, retro evening where you can cut a rug while also raising funds for the LeMay Collections at Marymount and our programs. Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction, 50s style dinner, and live music from Wally and the Beaves! We will also have…

Trunk or Treat – Oct 28

Each year at Marymount the Lemay Family Collections welcomes 3,000+ children from the community to participate in this safe and festive Halloween activity.  Trunk or treat is Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We are in need of candy donations! If you can bring a bag, a case or even cash to purchase candy…

Goodpaster named next Franklin Pierce Superintendent

Tacoma, WASHINGTON (28 August 2017) With the announcement that Dr. Frank Hewins, Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools since 2007, will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, the Franklin Pierce School Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Mr. Lance Goodpaster, current Assistant Superintendent of PK-12, as the next Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools….

News from Bethel Schools

Evergreen Elementary named National Title I Distinguished School Evergreen Elementary was named a National Title I Distinguished School. This prestigious recognition is given to a small number of schools across the country that excel academically despite having a large percentage of low-income students. Only one other school in Washington was named a Distinguished School this…

Another community legend passes

[Editor note: Jim was so instrumental in so many ventures, but was always careful to remain behind the scenes. I know we all can thank him for the beautiful photographs in the Pierce Prairie Post, but he would never admit to helping us get the beautiful camera we use. Rest peacefully Jim – condolences to…

Sorrow is distracting

You have not seen any posts for awhile. I have not had time or the willpower to explain. On August 28, 2017, my former husband and high school sweetheart passed away suddenly from a heart attack. The complications of being a “former spouse” are overwhelming. Displaced grief is not something our society deals with well….

Spanaway Lakefest weekend Sept 9-10

The 2017 Yapachino Memorial Regatta Nationals, limited hydroplanes will be at Spanaway Lake September 9 – 10, 2017. Expect rooster tails and lots of noise for a couple days between 10 am and 6 pm. There will be boats on display and food trucks at Spanaway Park, you are welcome to come down and be…

High School 9/11 flag ceremony

On Monday, September 11th, JROTC cadets from Bethel, Graham-Kapowsin and Spanaway Lake high schools will be teaming up for a Patriot Day flag ceremony. Cadets in uniform from across the district will honor the day together with members of the Graham Fire Department. Below you’ll find the schedule of events. If you plan on attending,…

Happy first day of school!

Everyone please be safe out there – school is starting and kids are on the roads possibly when it is still dark out. Drivers, please drive carefully and respectfully near school zones.