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…

Down? Property Taxes for schools will go down even with new bond

Facilities Funding 11-6-17     <– PDF file data on the bond from the district BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — As school districts around the state gear up for bond and levy elections next year, the Bethel School District finds itself in a unique position. In February, Bethel will be running a new $443 million bond and two…

2017 Stuff the Bus – Dec 2

Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., transportation and other Bethel School District volunteers will be collecting toys and food for needy families it he district. This is the annual “Stuff the Bus” drive. Look for the Big yellow school bus in the the Spanaway Walmart parking lot on Saturday and give what…

Nov 4-5, 2017 Spanaway Lake High Holiday Craft Fair

Nov. 4-5 will be the annual Spanaway Lake High School Holiday Craft Fair. This is one of the best local events of the year for hand-made crafts and unique holiday gifts. The cost to enter is $3 for an adult and children under 6 are free. Inside, you will find wood carvers, jewelry, blankets and quilts, ornaments, food,…

High Tech mouth guards = safety

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — The Spanaway Lake High School football team was given 95 brand new mouth guards. That might not sound like a big deal, but it was. The Vector mouth guards sent to SLHS are equipped with tiny computers that track every hit a player takes and funnels that information to coaches on…

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,…

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…