Get those scholarship applications in by May 1

The Kiwanis of Parkland Spanaway gives a $1000 scholarship to a student from each high school in the Bethel and Franklin Pierce Districts each Spring. The deadline to turn in the applications is May 1, 2023. To apply, you can request an application from your school counselor. Kiwanis makes the decision on who wins the…

Local Kiwanis gifts first year teachers

It was an inspiration of Parklands-Spanaway Kiwanis President Bruce Rice. One night he was thinking about how difficult it is to graduate from college, be burdened with student debt, rent payments and also try to start teaching in a classroom where often teachers have to use their own resources to acquire supplies for their students’…

Help support Winterfest 2022

Each year, community services in the Parkland-Spanaway area support low-income families by collecting items for Winterfest. Families receive invitations from those community services to participate in the event. Winterfest has served hundreds of local families over the past 30 years. They share refreshments, hold a children’s fair with games, face painting, a visit with Santa,…

Graduation in 2021

School has been unusual for more than an year, starting with online attendance to transitioning to part time in person classes. Last year, graduations were drive through outdoor events. . This year, large indoor venues are still not permissible, but large outdoor events are opening up. The Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup has become the…

Back to School Fair at Our Savior Lutheran Church – Aug. 17

Annual Back To School Fair 8/17: Free School Supplies It’s that time again… Our Annual Back To School Fair. Join us Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, from 10-Noon at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Students must be present to participate. Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 4519 112th St E , Tacoma, WA 98446.

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…

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…

Goodpaster named next Franklin Pierce Superintendent

Tacoma, WASHINGTON (28 August 2017) With the announcement that Dr. Frank Hewins, Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools since 2007, will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, the Franklin Pierce School Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Mr. Lance Goodpaster, current Assistant Superintendent of PK-12, as the next Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools….

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…