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…

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.    

PLU Berry Festivals

The Annual Berry Festivals June 14 – Strawberries, July 12 – Raspberries and Aug. 2 – Blueberries Time: 11:30a – 1pm The Annual Berry Festivals at PLU are an exciting summertime activity for students, staff, and the Parkland community.  Each event, held once-a-month in the summer, focuses on a delicious summertime fruit and features summery desserts and free,…

Bethel Offers Free Summer Lunch Program for Kids

Bethel School District #403 announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children.  Lunches will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Lunches will be provided at the following open sites from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 26 through August 18,…

Bethel Community Survey on Facilities

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Last fall, our district conducted a Thoughtexchange process. We learned that school crowding and safety were top concerns and created the Long Range Facilities Task Force to address these issues. Although, we did not select you to be a member of the task force, we deeply value your input and appreciate…

April 8th – Daffodil Grand Floral Parade

Since 1934, the Daffodil Festival has been a part of Pierce County’s lifestyle. From the events visited by each high school’s princesses, the Queen Coronation, maritime parade and the magnificent mutt show, to the Grand Floral Parade in in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting, residents love showing off their communities. This year’s Queen is Marin Sasaki…

Daffodil Queen Coronation April 1

DAFFODIL QUEEN’S CORONATION The Daffodil Queen’s Coronation is a celebration event for the Daffodil Festival and the Princesses of the Royal Court. On Saturday, April 1, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Pantages in downtown Tacoma, a Queen will be selected to reign over the many Daffodil Festival activities that take place throughout the Festival…

Bethel District Choral Festival March 29

March: Celebrating Youth Arts Month & Music In Our Schools Month 29 8:00am–1:00pm Secondary Choral Students Rehearsal PLU’s Olson Auditorium 6:30pm District Choral Festival Concert Olson Auditorium March 30 – April 2 SLHS Choir Performance Tour to San Francisco 31 All Day Evergreen String Orchestra Festival Evergreen State College High School Early Release Day for…

FP Teacher Honored Nationally

Franklin Pierce Teacher Honored as Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year RESTON, VA, March 8, 2017 — Roy, WA, resident Kim Jackson of Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma will be honored as the Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health…

Help build your community daffodil float!

Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts, raise money and build a daffodil float with volunteers. Without a float, their bands, drill teams, ROTC and Princess cannot be part of the festival. If you would like to help assure  your schools of being part of the program or help build the float here are things you can…