Floodwater protection measures coming for residents of Midland

Pierce County’s Flood Control Zone District – a special-purpose district represented by all seven members of the Pierce County Council – has announced that an unincorporated portion of the county will be the next to receive funding to help mitigate flood problems. Midland, a community north of Parkland, received word this week that $375,000 will…

Support Puyallup and Franklin Pierce Schools

A quality educational environment is an essential pillar of a community’s character and quality of life.  Therefore, community support for its schools is critical. The Summit-Waller Community Association Board of Directors on behalf of our community membership encourages all voters to approve both levy propositions before the voters in the Puyallup and Franklin Pierce School…

County Council meeting Wednesday in Parkland

PARKLAND, WA —  The weekly Pierce County Council meeting will be on Wednesday in Parkland at the Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Station at 100 South 114th Street (114th & A Street). The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The agenda can be found here. I will draw your attention to the following item up…

School board honored as a school board of distinction for 4th consecutive year

FRANKLIN PIERCE — The Franklin Pierce School District Board of Directors — Cole Roberts (Chair), John Harstad (Vice Chair), Doug Carlson, Mary Sherman and Mark Baumgarten — has been recognized as a 2013 Washington State School Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Board Directors’ Association. This is the fourth consecutive year that Franklin Pierce…

Homcoming court coronation at FP

This week is Franklin Pierce High School’s Homecoming. Wednesday night was coronation, when the underclassmen & women were chosen for the royal court. On Friday at the football game, the Senior King and Queen will be selected. The football contest against Fife will begin at 7 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. will be…

Daffodil Pricesses are being chosen

Franklin Pierce High School selected Casey Timble last week. Washington High School will choose their princess in the theater on October 24. Spanaway Lake High chose Connie Smith on September 30. Graham Kapowsin will choose a princess on October 30 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Bethel High will hold their Princess selection on November…

Grant provides FP another resource officer

Pierce County Sheriff receives school resource officer grant, officer to serve Franklin Pierce Schools PARKLAND, WA — On Sept. 27, the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) division announced that Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept. received a COPS hiring grant for $125,000. The grant award is in partnership with Franklin Pierce Schools. The grant…

Wind gust possible to 57 mph tonight!

From the National Weather Service: Wind Advisory URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 1107 AM PDT SUN SEP 29 2013 …POWERFUL AND DAMAGING WINDSTORM TO AFFECT PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON TONIGHT… .EXPLOSIVE DEVELOPMENT IS TAKING PLACE WITH A LOW PRESSURE CENTER THAT WILL MAKE LANDFALL THIS EVENING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE FAR NORTH…

Doug Carlson appointed to Franklin Pierce School Board

PARKLAND, WA — At the end of the meeting, following a late executive session, the Franklin Pierce School Board chose Doug Carlson, 47, the Pierce College Health Education Center Operations Manager to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Director Reva Palmer. Carlson has a wife and four chidren ages 19, 16, 14…

New student online registration begins August 7 at Franklin Pierce

FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DISTRICT — Beginning August 7, Franklin Pierce Schools will be offering online registration for all new students. Online registration forms can be completed at any time and submitted electronically to your neighborhood school. You may access these forms starting on August 7 by going to “New Student Registration” under the “Student &…