Bethel’s ABC Day coming Oct. 1

Mark your calendars! ABC Day will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Bethel High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There was a couple years the event was put off due to the pandemic, but it is back, as good as ever! Here is a short clip from the last ABC Day…

PLU opens a window for Parkland School in letter to Council

Pacific Lutheran University President Allan Belton opened a window of opportunity to the community who wants to save the Parkland School. In a letter to members of the Pierce County Council, he noted that the property is being made available for the purchase price of $2.85 million if the community can find a buyer within…

PLU responds about the Parkland School

Pacific Lutheran University has added an article to their website about the Parkland School, also referred to was East Campus. This is copied from their web comments on 6-25-22. East Campus / Parkland School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Pacific Lutheran University is committed to the long-term health and vitality of Parkland, Washington. We’re proud of…

Parkland rallies to save their historic Parkland School

Saturday, June 11,2022, from 1 to 3 p.m., citizens of Parkland, Washington are waving signs and banners on Pacific Avenue at the corner of Pacific Avenue and 121st Street in protest of Pacific Luther University’s plans to un-list it as a state historic site and sell it to a developer who plans to demolish if…

Former Parkland Resident shades PLU tactics

Letter to the Editor: Linda Carlson The June 6 meeting with council officials regarding Parkland School confirmed what Parkland School alumni and supporters feared: what Pacific Lutheran University wants, it gets. Does what the community want matter? No way, no how. We learn that for at least two years PLU has been quietly—let’s be honest…

President Belton and PLU Regents need to work with their community

Editorial, Marianne Lincoln In many places in recent issues of “Resolute,” the magazine sent to alumni and supporters of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the text says how the university works with their community. One article in particular: George Zeno talks Parkland, equity and community partnerships. (PLU Associate Vice President of Advancement) “No one organization is…

ABC Day is Back! Bethel High, Oct. 1

ABC Day is Back! We’re incredibly excited to announce that All Bethel Community Day is back! Like past ABC Days, this year’s event will feature live music, fun and educational vendors, professional wrestling, a superhero parade, a petting zoo, great food, and a number of military vehicles! Mark your calendars: ABC Day will take place…

When money is tight, does it pay to think only of yourself?

Opinion by Marianne Lincoln At the kitchen table and over the backyard fence, we all have opinions about what schools should be doing, not doing, spending, not spending, who should be disciplined and who should get a chance to excel. Public school districts have an enormous number of laws and regulations to follow. State Auditors…

Katherine G. Johnson Elementary Opens

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics and trajectories as a NASA employee were critical to the success of early U.S. crewed spaceflights. Highlights of Ms. Johnson’s career:In 2015, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.In 2016, presented with the Silver Snoopy Award and a NASA Group Achievement Award.In 2016,…

To be a Brave or not?

By Marianne Lincoln BETHEL, SPANAWAY, WA — Due to a legislative bill passed this year in Washington State, the Bethel School District has been forced to review its mascot for Bethel High School due to its Indian connotations. Last Spring, the School Board chose members for a committee to review the mascot and come up…