Message from the Superintendent - September 3, 2015
Message from the Superintendent - September 3, 2015
Posted on 09/03/2015
SuperintendentTo our Puyallup staff,


A word of thanks to all for the preparations and the effort to make certain that our school year, in service to each child, gets off to a great start. It has been very gratifying to see the work over the course of the summer by all support staff. The schools and the school grounds look exceptional, the buses are ready to run, and our food service folks are prepared starting day one to serve over 15,000 meals each day! 


Over the last few weeks it has also been fun to see the number of students participating in co-curricular activities under the leadership of fine coaches, directors, and advisors. Providing the opportunity for so many of our students to be positively involved in our schools creates a climate of inclusion and a place for each student to be successful.


I am so impressed with the work that I have seen taking place with regard to the improvement of instruction and the efforts to make certain that all students are prepared for a meaningful post-secondary opportunity. From pre-school and kindergarten classrooms, elementaries, junior highs, high schools and alternative programs, staff are prepared to serve and help our kids grow.


I also want everyone to know that as our community continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the needs that have been expressed to the community with regard to the coming bond issue are very real and urgent. Please help remind our neighbors to register to vote and to cast their ballot in the coming election.


Thanks to everyone for your work and your commitment to the children of Puyallup. We have a great community and great schools.


Best wishes on the start of the 2015-16 school year.




Dr. Timothy S. Yeomans, Superintendent

Puyallup School District