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…

FP Teacher Honored Nationally

Franklin Pierce Teacher Honored as Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year RESTON, VA, March 8, 2017 — Roy, WA, resident Kim Jackson of Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma will be honored as the Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health…

Help build your community daffodil float!

Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts, raise money and build a daffodil float with volunteers. Without a float, their bands, drill teams, ROTC and Princess cannot be part of the festival. If you would like to help assure  your schools of being part of the program or help build the float here are things you can…

FP Places $157M Bond on Nov Ballot

Franklin Pierce School Board votes to place $157M bond measure on November ballot TACOMA, WASHINGTON (9 March 2016) At their regular meeting held March 8, the Franklin Pierce School Board of Directors unanimously voted to place a $157 million bond measure on the November General Election ballot. The bond measure proposal is consistent with recommendations…

Franklin Pierce Citizen’s Committee crafts bond proposal to school board

By Marianne Lincoln On May 7, the ad hoc committee studying the Franklin Pierce School District facilities needs finalized a list of ranked needs to present to the school board. In a crafted proposal they will present at the next board meeting, they proposed many capital projects greatly needed in the district. The proposal is…

Keithley Middle School Students to Receive Musical Instruments

National Foundation Awards Grant to Outstanding Local Music Program Tacoma, WASHINGTON (02 April 2015) —  Perry G. Keithley Middle School in Parkland will soon receive several musical instruments, thanks to  The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. An application for support was submitted by Perry G. Keithley Middle School and the foundation found their program to be…

Help Brookdale Elementary School Garden fundraising

Brookdale Elementary School in Parkland is in the middle of a fund-raising and garden-building frenzy. Repairs have been needed to dilapidated garden boxes for years, and during mid-winter break an improved garden was installed with hours of volunteer labor. But we’re not done yet! Fundraising is still needed to close the gap of last minute materials,…

Franklin Pierce plans for future schools

FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DISTRICT — FPS 2030 is a planning process that began in 2010. It is a committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members — everyone is welcome to attend and participate. The charge of the FPS 2030 committee is to develop capital facilities recommendations to the School Board of Directors. The Capital Levy…

Information on the New Keithley Commons

The project cost is $8.5 million. The project was made possible by the voter-approved Capital Levy in 2012 Some additional details Project Team: Erickson McGovern Architects (architectural design) BCE Engineers (mechanical, electrical, and low voltage engineering) PSE Engineering (structural engineering) AHBL (civil engineering and landscape architecture) Clevenger Associates (kitchen design) Associated Earth Sciences (geotechnical design)…

Franklin Pierce celebrates the opening of the Keithley Middle School Commons

On Thursday December 18, the Franklin Pierce School District turn out to celebrate the opening of the new Commons building at Keithly Middle School. The building includes a multi purpose area, cafeteria, stage, music room and central kitchen space to prepare meals for all the elementary schools in the district. The building was part of…