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…

Bethel SD seeks members for Long Range Facilities Task Force

Group to study overcrowded and aging schools districtwide Recent studies show as many as 3,000 more students will enter Bethel Schools in the next decade. Do we have enough space? Will we be ready? The Bethel School District is now seeking staff, parents, students and community members for its Long Range Facilities Task Force. The…

Feb. 10 – Icelandic Soprano Singer Gudrun Ingimars

Come see this award winning Soprano, direct from Iceland, for her only public West Coast performance! Admission is “pay as you can” and the concert is sponsored by the Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle. February 10, 2017, 8 PM – 9:30 PM Lagerquist Concert Hall 868 Wheeler St S, Parkland, Washington 98444    

Local Residents Named to President’s List at Gonzaga University

SPOKANE, Wash. (Feb. 3, 2017) – The following residents of Puyallup & Spanaway have earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for fall semester 2016. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students….

Bethel SD seeks sustained funding and support for homeless youth program

Since 2005, the Bethel School District has partnered with local agencies – most recently Associated Ministries – to run a boys’ home and a girls’ home for students experiencing homelessness. Providing a safe place to live allows these students to work, study and complete their education. Many of our youth have graduated from high school, attended…

Graham-Kapowsin’s top football, soccer recruits announce college plans

In accordance with the National Letter of Intent Signing Day, Graham-Kapowsin High School will hold a special ceremony to honor three students that are announcing their official college plans.  The signing ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the athletes and families, that are making it to the next level and giving them additional opportunities to…