October 6 is ABC Day at Bethel High

ABC Day is All Bethel (School District) Community Day. Over the past 10 plus years, it has become a very popular event for the community to come to that year’s high school to see what is going on in the c=-schools and around the community. Community groups come out and show what they offer to…

Overcrowding Bethel Schools

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Members of Bethel’s Long Range Facilities Task Force will reconvene this week to study future options to ease the overcrowding in our schools if November’s School Construction Bond does not pass. The School Board has already authorized planning for a reboundary of the district next year, and a return to year-round…

Training- Marijuana Trends

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — High In Plain Sight, is a training to inform adults on current marijuana trends and what to look for with youth. This training is great for school staff, nurses, youth serving organizations and the general public. Register here.  August 13th 9-3:30 a.m., Pioneer Park Pavilion, Puyallup 330 S Meridian, Puyallup WA…

Transitions Graduates 2018

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT – Congratulations to the 2018 graduates of the Bethel School District’s Transition Program! The Transition Program is for students 18 to 21 years of age with developmental disabilities. As part of the program, students spend half their day working in community workplace settings thanks to our local business partners. The other half…

Dr. Hewins retires from Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce School District – Following 30 years of service to Franklin Pierce Schools including 11 years as superintendent, Dr. Frank Hewins will be retiring on June 30, 2018. Dr. Hewins has worked to improve instruction, build strong connections with the community, identify resources to improve school resources and facilities, and ensure the financial health…

Summer – lunch for kids

The Bethe School District has announced the dates for this year’s 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 25…

University Jazz Ensemble May 11

The  PLU, University Jazz Ensemble  will present a concert on May 11, 2018, from  8:00-9:30 p.m. It will all happen at Pacific Lutheran University in Eastvold Auditorium, a.k.a the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. For more info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plu-university-jazz-ensemble-featuring-vincent-herring-tickets-41314181830?aff=es2   

National Volunteer Week – April 21, 2018

TACOMA, WA – Join us for a day of service on April 21 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Keithley Middle School in Franklin Pierce. Community lunch follows from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Every year, Our Savior Lutheran Church leads a day of service at a local school in celebration of National Volunteer Week. This year, we are taking this community…

Poof! – What rural buffer Portland Ave.?

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is considering commercial development and multi-family housing units along Portland Avenue. If you live it he “Rural Separator,” you should find out what is happening to your peaceful neighborhoods. Meeting information:  Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Harvard Elementary in the gym 1709 – 85th St. E., Tacoma 98445 “The…

Revving a local economy

By Marianne Lincoln Have you thought much about what it takes to make your local community successful? People in the community who are employed, with money in their pockets, shop at local stores, gas stations and restaurants. That, in turn, raises tax money to go back into the community. Quite simple, actually. So to make…

Incident at Graham Kapowsin

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — At approximately 2:30 p.m. today (December 5, 2017), 30 minutes after school was dismissed, there was a shooting near the Graham-Kapowsin High School campus.  The shooting stemmed from an altercation between a group of individuals outside of the school.  Two students who were injured in the shooting made their way onto…

December performing arts around Bethel

Bethel District Performing Arts Events for December December 1 Early Dismissal for Middle School Report Card Preparation 5:15 – 7:30pm Chocolate, Chimes, and Cheer hosted by EPSOC Friends of the Arts December 2 5:00 – 10:00pm Holiday Open House Mike & Sue Sandner’s Home 5:00pm Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Reception Downtown Puyallup December 5…