The Puyallup School District believes that literacy is the core of all learning.

To thrive in the world, we must be well-read. 

           A broad knowledge base is essential, but even more important, we must be able 
           to think — to make connections between texts, the world, and ourselves.

          To be a contributing member of society, we must also be able to communicate
both in a conversation and in writing.

          To achieve mastery in reading, writing, and communication, we need many                      opportunities to practice in a variety of modes.