News Archives for 2012-13
07-29-13: Remember to vote in the August 6 Primary Election
07/13/2029
Primary Election day statewide is Tuesday, August 6. Locally, there is one Puyallup School Board position on the election ballot. A primary... (cont'd)
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07-17-13: August 12 is deadline for partnership packets
07/13/2017
Nonprofit organizations interested in sending information about programs or activities home with elementary students are invited to submit fliers... (cont'd)
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11-04-12: New southwest elementary school on bond election ballot
11/04/2016
Below is an article about a proposed new southwest elementary school on the February 12, 2013 Special Election ballot. The Puyallup Herald also... (cont'd)
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11-06-12: Remember to vote today, November 6
11/06/2013
Remember to vote in today's November 6 General Election. Washington state is all vote-by-mail. The Pierce County Auditor's Office mailed local... (cont'd)
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Visual Art from 2012-13
09/10/2013
This page features work by students of all ages throughout the Puyallup School District, created during the 2012-13 school year.
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08-22-13: Board Honors Retiring Employees
08/22/2013
Each year the Puyallup School Board honors retiring district employees with a recognition program and reception. School principals and other... (cont'd)
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08-21-13: Free health fair and barbecue set August 24
08/21/2013
Free backpacks and school supplies, vision checks, immunization and dental information, haircuts, gently used clothing, and more will be offered at... (cont'd)
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08-16-13: Mandatory Concussion Baseline Screening (Pre-Season)
08/16/2013
All junior high and high school athletes participating in football, soccer, basketball, and wrestling must undergo a concussion baseline screening... (cont'd)
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08-15-13: Back to School
08/15/2013
The following information is provided to assist parents and students in preparing to return to school in the 2013-14 school year. Please click on... (cont'd)
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08-08-13: 2013-14 school registration dates set
08/08/2013
Parents of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade may register their children for school every Wednesday through August 14 at the Puyallup... (cont'd)
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08-07-13: School bus drivers are state champions in annual ‘Roadeo’
08/07/2013
Puyallup School District bus drivers have won first and third place in the special needs bus driving competition at the annual state school bus... (cont'd)
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06-26-13: 2013 graduation ceremonies
06/26/2013
On Saturday, June 15, graduating seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, Rogers, and Walker High Schools marched in commencement ceremonies at the... (cont'd)
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06-25-13: Summer Food Service Program
06/25/2013
The Washington State Summer Food Service Program, or Summer Meals, provides free meals and snacks to children and teens during the summer months.... (cont'd)
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06-30-13: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen soldier
06/20/2013
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Monday, July 1, in memory of Spc. Robert W. Ellis of Kennewick. Ellis died June 18 in... (cont'd
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06-19-13: Photography teacher wins top CTE award
06/19/2013
He is one of the first on campus in the morning and one of the last to leave at night. And wherever he goes, he carries his camera with him —... (cont'd)
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06-17-13: Teachers of the Year honored for passion, commitment
06/17/2013
Adrienne Caufield, who teaches first grade at Shaw Road Elementary, and Chris Tavern, who teaches drama and American Studies at Emerald Ridge High,... (cont'd)
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06-12-13: Karshner Elementary celebrates 60th Anniversary
06/12/2013
More than 400 students, educators, and community members, including several former staff members and school alumni, gathered on June 7 to celebrate... (cont'd)
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06-10-13: Flags at half-staff for Senator Mike Carrell
06/10/2013
Flags throughout the district are at half-staff on Monday, June 10 in memory of Washington State Senator Mike Carrell who passed away on May 29... (cont'd)
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08-06-13: Public invited to comment on recommended budget
06/08/2013
The public is invited to comment on Superintendent Tim Yeomans’ recommended 2013-14 Puyallup School District budget during the second of two public... (cont'd)
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08-06-13: Remember to vote today, August 6
06/08/2013
Remember to vote in today’s August 6 Primary Election. Locally, there is one Puyallup School Board position on the election ballot. Washington... (cont'd)
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06-07-13: School board to honor this year’s retiring employees on June 10
06/07/2013
Each year, the Puyallup School Board honors retiring district employees with a special board recognition and reception. This year's 60 retiring... (cont'd)
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05-17-13: Puyallup High School lockdown lifted
05/17/2013
Puyallup High School is no longer in lockdown and all students are safe.
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03-26-13: Temporary Lockdown at Carson Elementary School
03/26/2013
Earlier today, Carson Elementary School was placed in lockdown for a duration of 15 minutes while the Pierce County Sheriff's Department conducted... (cont'd)
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03-14-13: Kindergarten registration continues this spring
03/14/2013
Kindergarten registration continues this spring for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2013. Daytime registration... (cont'd)
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01-25-13: Sunrise Elementary honors former educator with art installation
01/25/2013
Sunrise Elementary School honored the memory of former Rogers High art teacher Debbie Munson this year with the dedication of one of her sculptures... (cont'd)
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01-25-13: Volunteer of the Year nominations due February 11
01/25/2013
The Puyallup School District is accepting nominations for the annual Volunteer of the Year award program. Parents, students, community members, and... (cont'd)
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01-25-13: Special Election ballots have been mailed
01/25/2013
Ballots for the February 12, 2013 Special Election have been sent to registered voters and must be mailed or dropped off in postage-free ballot... (cont'd)
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01-24-13: U.S. Navy Band to perform February 12 at Rogers High
01/24/2013
The U.S. Navy Concert Band from Washington D.C. will present a free two-hour concert on Tuesday, February 12 at Rogers High School. The concert... (cont'd)
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01-23-13: Rogers High students build award-winning doghouse
01/23/2013
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, a team of three Rogers High School students designed a whimsical doghouse with curved walls and carved... (cont'd)
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01-22-13: School bond addresses growth, technology
01/22/2013
Puyallup School District voters will be asked to consider a $279.6 million school bond in the February 12, 2013 Special Election to address... (cont'd)
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01-15-13: Key calendar dates set for 2013-14
01/15/2013
The following are important dates that have been approved by the Puyallup School Board for the 2013-14 school year. First Day of School: September... (cont'd)
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01-13-13: Today, January 14, is last day to register to vote by mail or online
01/13/2013
The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the February 12, 2013 Special Election is Monday, January 14. All registrations must be... (cont'd)
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01-11-13: Recertification and rollback of 2013 School Programs and Op Levy
01/11/2013
The Puyallup School Board has approved a recertification and rollback of the calendar year 2013 School Programs and Operations Levy. The levy will... (cont'd)
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01-11-13: Understanding the difference between a school bond and levy
01/11/2013
On February 12, 2013, Puyallup School District voters will be asked to consider a $279.6 million school bond to address continued facility and... (cont'd)
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01-11-13: Tax exemptions
01/11/2013
Puyallup School District residents who are 61 years of age or older by December 31, 2012 and whose household income is $35,000 or less may qualify... (cont'd)
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01-11-13: Puyallup joins state school districts in refinancing bonds
01/11/2013
The Puyallup School District is among at least 43 school districts statewide that took advantage of historically low interest rates in 2012 and... (cont'd)
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01-10-13: Puyallup educators earn National Board Certification
01/10/2013
Eight Puyallup educators have earned National Board Certification — one of the highest recognitions in the education profession — this past year.... (cont'd)
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01-10-13: Nominate educator and student Citizen of the Year
01/10/2013
Nominations are being accepted through February 22 for the Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) annual Educator and Student “Citizen of the... (cont'd)
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01-08-13: Marijuana is illegal at schools despite passage of Initiative 502
01/08/2013
Despite the passage of Initiative 502, which legalizes the possession of small quantities of marijuana for people age 21 and older, it remains a... (cont'd)
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01-07-13: Parents invited to open house for highly capable students
01/07/2013
Parents of students in grades two through six this year are invited to an open house to learn more about the school district's program for highly... (cont'd)
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12-20-12: District offices closed December 24 through January 1
12/20/2012
Puyallup School District administrative offices and support buildings will be closed for the winter holidays from Monday, December 24 through... (cont'd)
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12-18-12: December 19 is a half-day schedule for all students
12/18/2012
December 19 will be a half-day schedule for all students. No breakfast or lunches will be served. Puyallup School District administrative offices... (cont'd)
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12-18-12: Puyallup schools are two hours late today, Tuesday, December 18
12/18/2012
Due to icy road conditions, all schools and buses will be two hours late today, December 18, 2012. There will be no a.m. kindergarten, a.m.... (cont'd)
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12-14-12: Flags at half-staff for Connecticut Tragedy
12/14/2012
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff in memory and recognition of those killed and injured in the tragedy that took place today,... (cont'd)
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12-12-12: New school leadership announced
12/12/2012
The school district has announced two administrative changes effective this month. Collette Stewart, currently assistant principal at Emerald Ridge... (cont'd)
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12-10-12: Sign-ups under way for Ready for Kindergarten classes
12/10/2012
Parents and guardians of children ages 4 and 5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten are invited to register for a free "Ready for Kindergarten" class... (cont'd)
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12-08-12: Science Information Night is set for January 8
12/08/2012
Parents and students throughout the district are invited to attend a community night designed to help students be successful in creating science... (cont'd)
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12-07-12: Flags at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12/07/2012
Governor Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, December 7, for... (cont'd)
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12-05-12: School transfer application due dates
12/05/2012
January 10 is the deadline to submit junior high and high school transfer applications for optimal placement for the 2013-14 school year. March 1... (cont'd)
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12-05-12: Bond refinance to save taxpayers another $11.8 million
12/05/2012
Given favorable bond market conditions and historically low interest rates, the district will for the second time this year refinance a portion of... (cont'd)
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11-20-12: Emerald Ridge track and field is complete
11/20/2012
Emerald Ridge High School senior Keeley Davidson noticed the change immediately. Having run cross country on the school track for the past two... (cont'd)
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11-20-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
11/20/2012
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, November 20, in memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, of... (cont'd)
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11-19-12: November is National Native American Heritage Month
11/19/2012
The Puyallup School District joins other school districts statewide and across the nation this month in recognizing November as National Native... (cont'd)
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11-19-12: Puyallup School Board is named 2012 Board of Distinction
11/19/2012
For the fourth consecutive year, the Puyallup School Board has been named a Board of Distinction in Washington state. Puyallup is one of 10 school... (cont'd)
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11-19-12: Puyallup School Board is named 2012 Board of Distinction
11/19/2012
For the fourth consecutive year, the Puyallup School Board has been named a Board of Distinction in Washington state. Puyallup is one of 10 school... (cont'd)
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11-11-12: 2013 school bond election questions and answers
11/11/2012
The following are some frequently asked questions about the school bond proposed in the February 12, 2013 Special Election. Q: What is a school... (cont'd)
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11-10-12: Arts instructor inducted into Hall of Fame
11/10/2012
Lynda Belt’s decades of contributions to theater instruction, including 15 years as a Puyallup High School drama teacher, have earned her a spot in... (cont'd)
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11-09-12: Veterans surprise students in emotional homecomings
11/09/2012
Hiding behind an oversized American flag draped across the gym wall, Patrick Whelan could hardly contain his excitement. His ninth-grade daughter,... (cont'd)
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11-07-12: Students combine academics and fitness in math relay
11/07/2012
More than 1,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from 14 district elementary schools tested their math knowledge and physical fitness abilities... (cont'd)
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11-04-12: School bond on February 12, 2013 ballot
11/04/2012
The article below was published in the November issue of Connections. Since then, the district has received new financial information. Revised financial information received by the district earlier this month indicates the estimated total tax
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11-04-12: Bond proposes Edgemont field relocation
11/04/2012
In a move to create safer conditions for student athletes, a proposed school bond project outlines moving the Edgemont Junior High School track and... (cont'd)
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11-02-12: Modified lockdown lifed at Aylen Junior High School
11/02/2012
During the afternoon of November 2, 2012, Aylen Junior High School administration was directed by the Puyallup Police Department to go into a... (cont'd)
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10-31-12: Schools closed November 12 for Veterans Day
10/31/2012
In honor of Veteran's Day, all Puyallup School District schools and support buildings will be closed on Monday, November 12. School resumes on... (cont'd)
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10-31-12: Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award winners honored
10/31/2012
High schools are celebrating the success this fall of 73 Puyallup School District students named Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award... (cont'd)
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10-29-12: Full lockdown lifted at two district locations
10/29/2012
At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, October 29, the school district was notified of police activity in the area of Sparks Stadium and Meeker... (cont'd)
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10-19-12: Ballots mailed for November 6 General Election
10/19/2012
The Pierce County Auditor's Office mailed local ballots on October 19 for the November 6, 2012 General Election. Ballots may be mailed or dropped... (cont'd)
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10-10-12: In-person voter registration ends October 29 for November election
10/10/2012
Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington can register in person through October 29 to participate in the November 6, 2012... (cont'd)
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10-08-12: Voter registration ends this month for November General Election
10/08/2012
The deadline to register by mail to vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election is Saturday, October 6. All registrations must be postmarked by... (cont'd)
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10-05-12: Sunrise teacher surprised with $1,200 of school supplies
10/05/2012
Puyallup OfficeMax store representatives surprised Sunrise Elementary resource teacher Carly Resch with more than $1,200 worth of school supplies... (cont'd)
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10-04-12: Sign-ups under way for Ready for Kindergarten classes
10/04/2012
Parents and guardians of children ages 4 and 5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten are invited to register for a free "Ready for Kindergarten" class... (cont'd)
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10-01-12: Nominations invited for Classified School Employee of the Year
10/01/2012
The Puyallup School District is accepting nominations for the Classified School Employee of the Year program. Parents, students, community members,... (cont'd)
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09-21-12: Register to vote in the November election
09/21/2012
The deadline to register by mail to vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election is Saturday, October 6. All registrations must be postmarked by... (cont'd)
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09-20-12: Students showcase learning on Education Day at the Puyallup Fair
09/20/2012
Students and staff throughout the school district showcased educational programs and treated fair-goers to hands-on activities during Education Day... (cont'd)
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09-19-12: Puyallup High art is journey through time
09/19/2012
Newly installed artwork of 90 aluminum portholes — each one a window to historical and contemporary images of Puyallup High and the surrounding... (cont'd)
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09-18-12: Power outages at Ridgecrest Elementary
09/18/2012
Ridgecrest Elementary is experiencing periodic power outages today. As a result, phones are not being answered consistently. Classroom instruction... (cont'd)
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09-14-12: Student athletes win league championship
09/14/2012
High school student athletes excelled in the spring sports season, claiming six league championships, seven academic team awards, one team... (cont'd)
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09-13-12: Police K9 visits Woodland on farewell tour
09/13/2012
After working on the streets for nearly nine years, Puyallup Police K9 “Daro” made one final trip to Woodland Elementary School in June as part of... (cont'd)
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09-12-12: New superintendent gets to work on ambitious entry plan
09/12/2012
Since being named superintendent in March, Tim Yeomans has wasted no time getting acquainted with students, staff, citizens, and community leaders.... (cont'd)
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09-12-12: Flags at half-staff for Christopher Stevens and Neil Armstrong
09/12/2012
Governor Chris Gregoire joins President Obama in directing that flags in the district be flown at half-staff through Sunday, September 16, in... (cont'd)
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09-12-12: Athletes participate in baseline concussion screening
09/12/2012
To help ensure the health and safety of student athletes, Sound Family Medicine and Apple Physical Therapy staff teamed in June to offer free... (cont'd)
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09-11-12: Sexual health and HIV/AIDS curricula preview this fall
09/11/2012
Parents or guardians of elementary students in grades four through six and of junior high students in grades seven through nine are invited to... (cont'd)
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09-11-12: Flags at half-staff in recognition of Patriot Day
09/11/2012
Governor Chris Gregoire joins President Obama in directing that flags throughout the district be lowered at half-staff on Tuesday, September 11, in... (cont'd)
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09-10-12: Annie B. fun run/walk raises $10,400-plus
09/10/2012
Walkers and runners of all ages helped raise more than $10,400 in the 2012 Annie B. 2-Miler fun run/walk held in June at Sparks Stadium. Money... (cont'd)
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09-09-12: Indian Education specialists recognized
09/09/2012
Indian Education specialists Laura Goodall and Michelle Marcoe are last year’s recipients of the sixth annual Peer Support Network Inspirational... (cont'd)
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09-09-12: Volunteer reading tutors needed
09/09/2012
Communities In Schools of Puyallup is seeking volunteers to participate in its Good Samaritan Readers tutoring program. The program serves first,... (cont'd)
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09-08-12: Rogers High wins state recognition for “My Fair Lady”
09/08/2012
The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle has awarded Rogers High School the outstanding orchestra award for its role in last year’s production of “My Fair... (cont'd)
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09-07-12: Education Day at the Fair is September 12
09/07/2012
The district will showcase educational programs on Education Day at the Fair Wednesday, September 12 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center.... (cont'd)
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09-07-12: Students to practice emergency exit drills
09/07/2012
Knowing how to evacuate a school bus safely in an emergency is a lesson presented to students three times a year as part of the school district’s... (cont'd)
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09-05-12: Students give record 51,000 hours of service
09/05/2012
A record number of Puyallup School District students in grades 9 through 12 earned their Varsity Letter in Community Service last year through the... (cont'd)
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09-05-12: Emerald Ridge High track and field project finishes in August
09/05/2012
The Emerald Ridge High School track reopened in August with a renovated surface and freshly painted striping, just in time for the opening of... (cont'd)
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11-05-12: November 14 is deadline for new ‘partnership packets
05/11/2012
Nonprofit organizations interested in sending information about programs or activities home with elementary students are invited to submit fliers... (cont'd)
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07-11-13: Puyallup to offer all-day kindergarten at two schools
The Puyallup School District will offer free, all-day kindergarten at Spinning and Firgrove elementary schools beginning this fall. The district... (cont'd)
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08-19-13: Concussion testing set for high-impact sports
All junior high and high school athletes participating in the following high impact sports: football, soccer, basketball, and wrestling must... (cont'd)
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07-03-13: District offices closed July 4-5
Puyallup School District administrative and support buildings will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. The Education Service Center... (cont'd)
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06-14-13: Karshner Museum reopens in fall 2014
With a continued focus on the alignment of state grade-level expectations during field trip visits, a celebration of the many cultures represented... (cont'd)
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01-26-13: Bond proposes classroom technology upgrades districtwide
No matter a person’s age, educators say it’s difficult to not be affected by today’s digital world. Health records at the doctor’s office are... (cont'd)
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12-03-12: Classified School Employees of the Year announced
A high school bookkeeper, a junior high school campus security officer, and an elementary school paraeducator have been named this year’s... (cont'd)
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11-25-12: Rogers High graduate returns home as local veterinarian
A typical day for Kate Nikbakhsh involves a full schedule of veterinary care ranging from routine animal well checks, spays, and dental cleanings,... (cont'd)
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11-21-12: Ballou campus security officer recognized for heroic act
Ballou Junior High campus security officer Margie Englund has been recognized for successfully performing the Heimlich maneuver on a student who... (cont'd)
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11-21-12: School supply drive draws record $23,600 of donations
Crayons, binders, backpacks, glue sticks, scissors, and scientific calculators are among more than $23,600 worth of school supplies donated this... (cont'd)
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12-12-12: Glacier View and Kalles win “School of Distinction” award
Glacier View and Kalles junior high schools have each been named a “School of Distinction” for being among the top 5 percent of schools statewide... (cont'd)
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11-14-12: Responding to tragic situations
Our hearts go out to the families and educators of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today. We are deeply saddened by the news... (cont'd)
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06-06-13: Five schools win Washington Achievement Award
Edgerton, Maplewood, Ridgecrest, Stewart, and Woodland elementary schools have each been selected to receive one or more Washington Achievement... (cont'd)
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06-06-13: Rogers High graduate launches his own dental practice
After nearly a decade of working as a dentist in this country and overseas, including serving on two humanitarian missions in Ecuador, Rogers High... (cont'd)
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01-13-13: January is School Board Recognition Month
January 2013 has been proclaimed “School Board Recognition Month” in the state of Washington. This state recognition coincides with a nationwide... (cont'd)
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01-14-13: Communities In Schools nominated for “Rising Star” award
Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) is among six nonprofit organizations recognized this month as nominees for the annual “Rising Star” award... (cont'd)
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01-13-13: In-person voter registration ends February 4
Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington can register in person through February 4 to participate in the February 12, 2013... (cont'd)
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01-16-13: January 28 is deadline to submit fliers for partnership packets
Nonprofit organizations interested in sending information about programs or activities home with elementary students are invited to submit fliers... (cont'd)
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01-22-13: Bond proposes improvements at three aging schools
Building improvements ranging from new paint and carpeting to new windows and roof repairs are outlined in next month’s school bond election to... (cont'd)
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01-18-13: Ballou Junior High back in school after temporary evacuation
Ballou Junior High was temporarily evacuated this afternoon due to a suspected electrical fire. All students are safe and the fire department has... (cont'd)
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01-28-13: Hunt and Pope elementary schools were in modified lockdown
Earlier today, for student safety, both Hunt and Pope elementary schools were briefly in lockdown due to police activity in the area. Police have... (cont'd)
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01-28-13: School bond falls short of passage
The school district’s proposed school bond for facility and technology improvements fell short of the required 60 percent supermajority of yes... (cont'd)
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01-28-13: Rogers High student gets new bike at Winter Wishes event
The article below was submitted by Maj. Monte Mingus, senior army instructor with the Rogers High School JROTC program. Cadet Kwame Hunter, a... (cont'd)
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01-28-13: Used instrument donations welcome
In an attempt to help students in need, the school district welcomes community donations of used band or orchestra instruments. The district... (cont'd)
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01-28-13: Pope expansion proposed in bond
On a typical day at Pope Elementary, visitors who arrive between late morning and early afternoon find themselves surrounded by a steady flow of... (cont'd)
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01-29-13: K9 searches expand in efforts to promote drug-free schools
In a continuing effort to have drug-free schools, the district plans to expand K9 drug searches this year to all junior high and high schools. The... (cont'd)
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01-28-13: Bond proposes to replace and expand two aging schools
When Firgrove Elementary first opened in 1930, it fronted a small country road. Today, that road — Meridian Avenue East — is a busy corridor... (cont'd)
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01-29-13: Puyallup High volleyball coach joins state Hall of Fame
To say that Tony Batinovich gets excited about coaching volleyball is, according to his students and colleagues, an understatement. Even Batinovich... (cont'd)
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01-29-13: New winter coats given to nearly 1,000 Puyallup students
Nearly 1,000 elementary school students received new winter coats from local firefighters over the past two months as part of the first coat... (cont'd)
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01-29-13: Athletes claim eight league titles and academic awards
Student athletes dominated the fall athletic season by clinching eight South Puget Sound League (SPSL) South Division championships and winning... (cont'd)
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01-29-13: Puyallup High and Advance graduate excels in workplace
Logan Schrader believes he has the best job around because his work brings a smile to most everyone he meets. As hungry shoppers enter the South... (cont'd)
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06-06-13: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen state trooper
Flags throughout the district are at half-staff on Thursday, June 6, in memory of Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O'Connell, who was killed in... (cont'd)
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02-04-13: Remember to vote in the February 12, 2013 Special Election
Ballots for the February 12, 2013 Special Election have been sent to registered voters and must be mailed or dropped off in postage-free ballot... (cont'd)
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02-04-13: Puyallup High band wins $10,500 in radio contest
For the third time in four years, the Puyallup High School band program has won the “School of The Rock - Battle of the Bands” radio station... (cont'd)
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06-03-13: Lockdown lifted at Puyallup High and Meeker and Maplewood elementary
Puyallup High and Meeker and Maplewood elementary schools are no longer in lockdown, and all students are safe. Meeker and Maplewood elementary... (cont'd)
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02-11-13: Technology is foundational classroom tool
For many, the picture of the educational classroom remains a teacher giving a lecture, the sound of chalk running across a board, and a... (cont'd)
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02-04-13: Today, February 4, is last day of in-person voter registration
Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington can register in person through today, February 4, to participate in the February... (cont'd)
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02-05-13: Students safe after bus incident on South Hill
At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, February 5, the school district was notified of an accident which took place at 136th Street East and 94th... (cont'd)
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03-05-13: Nominations invited for Teacher of the Year
The Puyallup School District is accepting nominations for its annual Teacher of the Year awards program. Parents, students, community members, and... (cont'd)
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02-26-13: School board honors National Board Certified educators
Eight Puyallup educators have earned National Board Certification — one of the highest recognitions in the education profession — this past year.... (cont'd)
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05-30-13: Students serve community through eighth annual March Gladness
For the eighth straight year, students throughout the district are giving countless hours of volunteer time to support local, state, and worldwide... (cont'd)
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03-15-13: The lockdown at Kalles Junior High School has been lifted
The lockdown at Kalles Junior High School has been lifted. Shortly after 10:00 am this morning, March 15, Kalles Junior High was notified of police... (cont'd)
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03-09-13: Rogers High senior crowned Daffodil Queen
Rogers High senior McKenna Erhardt has been crowned the 2013 Daffodil Festival queen. She will preside over the April 13 Grand Floral Parade.... (cont'd)
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03-15-13: Modified lockdown in place at Kalles Junior High School
Kalles Junior High is currently in modified lockdown because of police activity in the area. Shortly after 10:00 am this morning, March 15, Kalles... (cont'd)
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03-12-13: Calendar reminders for March 13 and 15
This is a reminder about school schedules on March 13 and 15. Wednesday, March 13 Wednesday, March 13 is a regular attendance day (no early... (cont'd)
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06-11-13: Board honors 65 Outstanding Seniors
Each May, the school board honors 20 outstanding seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers high schools, and five seniors from Walker High... (cont'd)
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03-11-13: Classified School Employee Week is March 11-15
The Puyallup School Board has declared March 11-15 as Classified School Employee Week. The recognition coincides with Gov. Jay Inslee's... (cont'd)
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03-19-13: Final community forum tonight on 2013-14 draft budget
The community is invited to hear a presentation and comment on the school district’s 2013-14 draft budget at the second of two public forums on... (cont'd)
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03-12-13: Heath will not run for re-election in November
Veteran Puyallup School Board member Greg Heath has announced he will not seek a fourth term on the board, while Director Pat Donovan said he plans... (cont'd)
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04-08-13: Schools to perform April 10 in Marching Bands Showcase
More than 1,000 students from the seven junior high and three comprehensive high school bands will perform for the community on April 10 in a... (cont'd)
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03-22-13: Flags at half-staff for former Governor Booth Gardner
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, March 22 through the close of business on Saturday, March 30, in memory of former... (cont'd)
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04-11-13: Puyallup students to appear in Daffodil Parade April 13
A Rogers High School senior recently crowned Daffodil Festival Queen, 10 Puyallup School District bands, and a high school JROTC unit will... (cont'd)
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04-02-13: Five schools win Washington Achievement Award
Edgerton, Maplewood, Ridgecrest, Stewart, and Woodland elementary schools have each been selected to receive a 2012 Washington Achievement Award.... (cont'd)
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04-15-13: School board to honor Teachers of the Year April 22
The Puyallup School Board will honor this year's Teachers of the Year at its next meeting on Monday, April 22. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at... (cont'd)
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03-19-13: Flags lowered at half-staff in memory of Naval Officers
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, March 19, in memory of Lieutenant Commander Alan A. Patterson, age 34;... (cont'd)
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04-16-13: Flags at half-staff for Boston Tragedy
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff in memory and recognition of those killed and injured in the tragedy that took place on... (cont'd)
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04-13-13: Students perform in Marching Bands Showcase
More than 1,000 students from the seven junior high and three comprehensive high school bands performed for the community on April 10 in a... (cont'd)
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04-08-13: Aylen Junior High to celebrate 50th anniversary on April 27
The community is invited to celebrate Aylen Junior High School’s 50th Anniversary at an open house on Saturday, April 27. The event will be held... (cont'd)
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04-18-13: Student artists receive top honors in Fair poster project
Student winners in this year's "Spring Fair in Puyallup” art poster competition joined local and regional artists with work displayed this month at... (cont'd)
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04-22-13: School Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 22-26
The Puyallup School District recognizes national School Volunteer Appreciation Week April 22-26. Schools throughout the district have scheduled... (cont'd)
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05-03-13: Community invited to review special education curricular materials
The Puyallup School District is adopting new curricular materials to support its K-12 self-contained special education classes in the 2013-14... (cont'd)
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05-06-13: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District May 6-10. The Puyallup School Board approved a proclamation... (cont'd)
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05-20-13: All high school sports open to ninth graders in fall 2014
Ninth graders will have an opportunity to participate in all boys and girls high school athletics offered in the Puyallup School District beginning... (cont'd)
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05-17-13: Volunteers of the Year exemplify service, leadership
Each year the Puyallup School District invites nominations for and selects a Volunteer of the Year — one at the elementary level and another... (cont'd)
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05-17-13: Library lizards get students excited about reading, writing
Pablo and Poncho are no ordinary lizards. The two bearded dragons, while seemingly content in their glass enclosure in the Shaw Road Elementary... (cont'd)
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05-17-13: Puyallup High School in lockdown
The Puyallup High School campus is in lockdown until further notice. Puyallup Police officers are on the scene to ensure student safety.
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05-15-13: Flags at Half-Staff for Peace Officers
Flags are lowered at half-staff today, May 15, 2013, in recognition of annual Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags should remain at half-staff until... (cont'd)
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05-29-13: District unveils redesigned website and logo
A new district website, featuring up-to-date and informative information, photos, and videos, launched May 15 and is designed to actively engage... (cont'd)
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05-13-13: Early dismissal and late start Wednesdays eliminated in fall 2013
Beginning in fall 2013, the Puyallup School District will no longer schedule early school dismissal and late arrival each Wednesday. Rather, all... (cont'd)
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04-22-13: District announces leadership positions
The following administrative appointments, listed in alphabetical order, were announced this spring and will take effect on July 1, 2013. Photos... (cont'd)
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04-22-13: Stewart joins state Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame
A championship ring on Willie Stewart, Jr.’s finger is a glimpse into a past that chronicles years of success and dedication — first as an athlete,... (cont'd)
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04-22-13: Wilfong to be inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Veteran coach George Wilfong will be inducted in May into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for lifetime service to the sport of wrestling —... (cont'd)
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04-21-13: Budget plan invests in student achievement
2013-14 draft budget plan released last month proposes investing in instructional programs and services to improve student achievement while also... (cont'd)
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04-15-13: Stormy weather doesn’t dampen school spirit in Daffodil Parade
Rain, wind, and cold temperatures didn't dampen the enthusiasm of more than 1,000 students who participated in the 80th Annual Daffodil Festival... (cont'd)
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04-23-13: More than 11,000 students serve community during March Gladness
They collected coins to fund cancer research, made sandwiches for the homeless, and packed the gym to raise money for high school Special Olympics... (cont'd)
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04-24-13: Students showcase learning during Spring Fair in Puyallup
Hundreds of students showcased their learning and artistic talents during the Puyallup School District Science Fair, Straw Tower Contest, and... (cont'd)
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05-29-13: Citizens of the Year honored for service
News update: The Puyallup School Board honored Amisha Parikh and Patti McMullan at the May 28 Puyallup School Board meeting, and the audience... (cont'd)
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04-29-13: Hundreds celebrate Aylen Junior High School's 50th Anniversary
More than 500 people, many of them Aylen Junior High alumni, gathered on April 27 to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary. See slideshow . The... (cont'd)
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05-13-13: Board ponders election plans and invites input
The Puyallup School Board invites community input as it ponders election options for the 2013-14 school year in the wake of a failed school bond... (cont'd)
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05-14-13: Emerald Ridge gymnasts get first state championship win
The undefeated Emerald Ridge High gymnastics team vaulted to its first state team championship in school history in a come-from-behind victory that... (cont'd)
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05-22-13: Students excel in art contests and music performances
Numerous students have been recognized for their talents this spring in local, regional, and state art contests, as well as for music competitions... (cont'd)
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05-13-13: Elementary schools find first-year success with AVID
Success in elementary school can be as basic as knowing how to keep an organized three-ring binder. Far too many students lose homework... (cont'd)
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05-07-13: Firgrove Family Room supports parent involvement
For years Blair Slankard has wanted to be more involved at her son’s and daughter’s elementary school. Her volunteer time has been limited,... (cont'd)
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05-23-13: Rogers High senior crowned Daffodil Festival queen
Rogers High senior Kenna Erhardt has been named the 2013 Daffodil Festival queen and will make a variety of community appearances over the next year.
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05-13-13: Emerald Ridge graduate's aviation career takes flight
As a student 10 years ago in Emerald Ridge High School’s aviation program, Nick Villani remembers the unique opportunity of being one of four... (cont'd)
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05-01-13: Stewart Elementary student helps save mother's life
The chilling 911 call begins with a man screaming his wife’s name as she lay motionless on the bed. Tony Smithlin’s 9-year-old son Bryce, who just... (cont'd)
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04-25-13: Karshner Elementary to celebrate 60th anniversary on June 7
The community is invited to join students and staff in celebrating Karshner Elementary School’s 60th anniversary during a schoolwide assembly and... (cont'd)
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04-23-13: School board revises meeting dates
The Puyallup School Board has revised the dates it will hold its regular meetings this July and August, as well as during the 2013-14 school year.... (cont'd)
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04-23-13: QUEST testing applications due May 15
Highly capable students in grades three through six are served through the QUEST regional elementary program located at eight host schools... (cont'd)
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04-15-13: Science Fair and Honoring Cultures celebration is April 18 -21
Puyallup School District’s 15th annual Science Fair, "Science Explorations 2013," and the 10 th annual Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration,... (cont'd)
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Key Communicators
A number of parents and other community members have been identified as key communicators for the Puyallup School District. These stakeholders are... (cont'd)
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03-27-13: Volunteers of the Year to be recognized at April 8 board meeting
Each year the Puyallup School District invites nominations for and selects a Volunteer of the Year — one at the elementary level and another... (cont'd)
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03-25-13: PTA Reflections award winners announced
Four elementary students are winners in the annual state PTA Reflections contest, and one of them has advanced to the national Reflections... (cont'd)
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03-21-13: Comments welcome on draft budget through April 30
The community is invited to submit comments on the school district’s 2013-14 draft budget through April 30. Comments may be e-mailed to... (cont'd)
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03-14-13: Kindergarten registration begins March 19
Kindergarten registration begins the evening of March 19 for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2013. Evening... (cont'd)
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02-07-13: Puyallup School District achieves top bus safety winter inspection
The Puyallup School District achieved the best winter bus safety inspection in three years with each of the buses examined — representing a quarter... (cont'd)
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02-14-13: Students send messages of hope to hurricane victims
For children who have lived through a devastating hurricane and spent weeks after the storm with limited or no electricity, receiving hand-drawn... (cont'd)
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