Good News for Bethel Schools

Tonight the initial election data appears to have the Bethel School District Bond election validated and passing. The election data has 116 of 118 precincts reporting. The ballots mailed in may still be arriving especially due to weather. The final numbers usually take a couple weeks before the election is certified as complete. At 65%,…

Bethel Bond is validated, decision tonight

  As of Monday February 11, 2019, the Bethel Bond issue has received enough votes to validate the election! The election required 16, 616 ballots to be turned in. As of Monday, there were 18, 573 ballots turned in to the Auditor’s office. The election deadline is 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12. At this time,…

Turn in those ballots, Bethel voters!

There are two ways to spoil and election. One is to fail to get enough yes votes. The other is to fail to “qualify” by getting enough ballots turned in. Every election costs around $75,000 for a school district to even get on the ballot. Add to that the cost of sending out informational materials,…

Bethel’s Visual and Performing Arts

Bethel’s Visual and Performing Arts Newsletter EXPRESSIONS Vol. 29  No. 10     January 23, 2019 January: 23 6:00 – 8:00pm        Tacoma Creates Community Conversation  (901 Broadway) 7:00pm                   Demonstration Band & Orchestra Concert  CE 24 7:00pm                   Demonstration Band & Orchestra Concert  SM 25 2:30 – 6:00pm        Set Up Displays at District Art Festival  (All Art Staff)  SLHS…

Bethel’s EXPRESSIONS

January: 9 – 18     Student work for Puget Sound ESD Regional High School Art Show may be delivered to 800 Oakesdale Avenue SW in Renton 10 2:30 – 5:30pm        Screening Artwork for Art Festival  ESC 11 7:20am                  Tacoma Arts Live – Civil Rights Legacy Tour: “Ruby Bridges”  CMS 12:45pm                Tacoma Arts Live – Civil Rights Legacy…

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…

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…

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…