News Archives for 2011-12
08-31-12: Flags at half-staff in memory of American astronaut Neil Armstrong
Flags in the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, August 31, in memory of Neil Armstrong. Governor Chris Gregoire joins President Obama in directing that flags be lowered at all government facilities until close of business on Friday. Read the President's proclamation.
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08-30-12: Board approves bond election
At the August 27 board meeting, the Puyallup School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a bond election in February 2013. The... (cont'd)
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08-30-12: PSD and PEA agreement reached pending board approval September 10
The Puyallup School District and the Puyallup Education Association met collaboratively between February 1 and June 23 resulting in a tentative... (cont'd)
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08-28-12: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, August 28, in memory of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Carson. Carson... (cont'd)
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08-21-12: Change in Elementary Back to School Nights for 2012-13
Budget reductions of nearly eight million dollars were realized in a number of ways this year. In an effort to save $200,000 typically used to pay... (cont'd)
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08-17-12: Secondary Back to School Nights for 2012-13
Listed below are the 2012-13 Secondary Back to School nights. For more information, please contact the schools directly. High Schools Emerald Ridge... (cont'd)
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08-16-12: Students celebrate Native American culture
Jingle dancing, drumming, a ceremonial flag staff presentation, and a history lesson about the Karshner Museum canoe marked Native American... (cont'd)
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08-16-12: PTA Council presents annual awards
Several hundred people gathered in May at the Puyallup PTA Council’s 46th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize deserving volunteers and... (cont'd)
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08-15-12: Student art installed in downtown Puyallup
Two new student sculptures that speak to Puyallup’s history and surrounding geography will be installed by the end of August outside of the school... (cont'd)
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08-15-12: Student artists recognized at Dan Vesey-Deb Munson Art Show
More than 100 students, teachers, family members, and friends filled the Karshner Museum in late May for the annual Dan Vesey-Deb Munson Art Show... (cont'd)
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07-31-12: School supply donations accepted for families in need
Local businesses and community groups have set up donation boxes to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need. Several organizations are... (cont'd)
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08-10-12: Students compete in annual district track meets
More than 1,500 students participated last spring in the school district’s 43rd annual Elementary District Track Meet and 23rd annual Special... (cont'd)
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08-09-12: Communications department wins national and state awards
The Puyallup School District Communications department has won several awards for outstanding communications, including two national awards of... (cont'd)
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08-06-12: QUEST testing applications due September 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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08-09-12: State waiver leads to transportation changes at choice schools
The U.S. Department of Education has granted a waiver to Washington state that lifts some of the sanctions contained in the 11-year-old “No... (cont'd)
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08-06-12: Flags at half-staff for the victims of Wisconsin 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 Sunday,... (cont'd)
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08-03-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of DNR diver David Scheinost
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, August 3, in memory of Washington State Department of Natural Resources diver... (cont'd)
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07-20-12: Key calendar dates set for 2012-13
The following are important dates that have been approved so far for the 2012-13 school year. Other key calendar dates, including the last day of... (cont'd)
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07-20-12: Flags at half-staff for victims of the Colorado tragedy
Flags in the district are flying at half-staff in memory and recognition of those killed and injured in the tragedy that took place Friday, July... (cont'd)
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07-19-12: Students to practice bus evacuations this year
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... (cont'd)
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07-16-12: Sign up for district's Facebook and Twitter
More than 5,000 people are following up-to-the-minute news and information on the Puyallup School District’s Facebook and Twitter social... (cont'd)
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07-16-12: School bus transportation changes take effect this fall
Changes to some of the district’s bus routes, including the elimination of some stops or new pick-up and drop-off times, take effect this... (cont'd)
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07-16-12: Board to review facility and technology needs
Replacing high school portables with permanent classroom space, updating technology, replacing aging schools, and making other school improvements... (cont'd)
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07-09-12: School board opts to keep existing grade configuration
The school board has unanimously agreed to keep district schools in a K-6, 7-9, and 10-12 grade configuration and discontinue further study of a... (cont'd)
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07-03-12: Elementary registration set every Wednesday through August
Parents of students in kindergarten through sixth grade may register their children for school every Wednesday through August 15 at the Puyallup... (cont'd)
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07-02-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Monday, July 2, in memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Jarrod A. Lallier, 20, of... (cont'd)
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06-29-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of Park Ranger Nick Hall
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, June 29, in memory of Mt. Rainier National Park Ranger Nick Hall. Hall died last... (cont'd)
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06-29-12: Administrative appointments announced for 2012-13
The following are administrative appointments approved for the 2012-13 school year. The list reflects new hires, as well as reassignments or title... (cont'd)
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06-22-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, June 22, in memory of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla... (cont'd)
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06-19-12: School district earns tenth straight perfect state audit
For the tenth straight year, the Puyallup School District has received a perfect state audit report. The Auditor’s Office recently released... (cont'd)
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06-18-12: School board honors retiring district employees
Each year, the Puyallup School Board honors retiring district employees with a special board recognition and reception. This year’s retirees... (cont'd)
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06-18-12: Graduation ceremonies held for the Class of 2012
More than 1,450 graduating seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, Rogers, and Walker high schools, as well as the Puyallup Online Academy,... (cont'd)
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06-18-12: Band director inducted into state music educators Hall of Fame
Bob Rink calls it “the moment.” And when it happens, it’s obvious to every student in the class. “It’s when all of a sudden, after months of... (cont'd)
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06-16-12: Edgerton teacher's enthusiasm equates to student success
On opening day of baseball season, Buddy Keller did what he does best during a morning classroom reading lesson. With a circle of second graders... (cont'd)
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06-15-12: Kalles Junior High educator has 'passion' for teaching
For Kris Diamond, success is often measured in small steps. It might be a student who makes a friend for the first time or a classmate who gets a... (cont'd)
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06-14-12: Puyallup High graduate travels the world as wildlife artist
Ryan Perry surrounds himself with exotic and endangered animals. A Sumatran tiger stands ready to pounce in the living room of his Puyallup home,... (cont'd)
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06-13-12: Psychotherapist wins with Community Leadership Award
Damian Gennette, a psychotherapist with MultiCare’s Employee Assistance Program, is this year’s recipient of the Washington Association of School... (cont'd)
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06-12-12: Recommended administrative changes announced
Tim Yeomans, who officially assumes the role of Puyallup School District superintendent on July 1, recommends the school board consider on June 25... (cont'd)
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06-12-12: American Sign Language Teacher is CTE Educator of the Year
Except for the occasional sound of students shuffling paper in their backpacks, Mitch Noll’s classroom is silent. All eyes are on him as he directs... (cont'd)
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06-10-12: School board to honor this year's retiring employees on June 11
Each year, the Puyallup School Board honors retiring district employees with a special board recognition and reception. This year's retiring... (cont'd)
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06-10-12: Puyallup High senior wins $2,500 scholarship
Puyallup High School senior Brian Pinkard is the recipient of a prestigious $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Pinkard is one of 2,500... (cont'd)
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05-29-12: All but five schools to temporarily close during summer
In an effort to conserve energy and, in turn, save on operating costs, the Puyallup School District will temporarily close all but five of its... (cont'd)
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05-25-12: School board honors outstanding high school seniors
Each year the Puyallup School Board recognizes outstanding seniors from its area high schools. The board honored this year’s 65 outstanding... (cont'd)
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05-25-12: Health department offers tips to protect against pertussis
Washington State, including the Pierce County region, is experiencing an epidemic of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. More than 100 cases... (cont'd)
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05-25-12: Free summer lunch program continues through August 10
The Puyallup School District summer feeding program provides free cold lunches from July 9 through August 10 to anyone 18 years old or younger.... (cont'd)
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05-24-12: Community invited to review instructional materials
The Puyallup School District is recommending the adoption of new curricular materials for reading and social studies in grades two through six.... (cont'd)
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05-15-12: Flags at half-staff today for Peace Officers Memorial Day
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff today, Tuesday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The annual Peace Officers... (cont'd)
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05-05-12: Community meetings set to discuss facility and technology needs
With an eye on a possible school bond or capital projects levy election, the school board has asked a committee to identify a list of pressing... (cont'd)
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05-03-12: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11
Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District May 7-11. The Puyallup School Board unanimously approved a... (cont'd)
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04-28-12: Rogers High graduate invents equipment to ease filmmaking
Kyle Hart’s quest to create durable yet affordable equipment to stabilize a camera during filmmaking has generated nearly $80,000 in sales from his... (cont'd)
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04-27-12: Testing calendar updated for math and biology end-of-course exams
An updated testing calendar is available that lists math and science end-of-course exams and retake test dates in May for students in grades 7-12,... (cont'd)
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04-26-12: Academics shine in winter sports season
Student athletes earned several league and state titles in their respective sports this winter. What made this season especially noteworthy,... (cont'd)
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04-25-12: "Mama Stout" dedicates countless hours to Emerald Ridge
Emerald Ridge choir director Kurt McKee still remembers the first time he heard his students refer to volunteer Julie Stout. He had just been... (cont'd)
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04-24-12: Carson Elementary volunteer enriches student learning
Like many school volunteers, Madeleine “Maddie” Names enjoys lending a hand in her son’s and daughter’s classes to help students learn math, do art... (cont'd)
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04-23-12: Community invited April 25 to Native American Education Public Forum
Parents, students, and community members are invited to a public forum on Wednesday, April 25 to learn about the school district's Native American... (cont'd)
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04-22-12: Volunteer coordinator wins Award of Merit
A school volunteer for nearly 10 years, Cheryl Vincent knows the importance of making new volunteers feel comfortable and valued at a school... (cont'd)
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04-21-12: Hundreds of students showcase learning at Spring Fair
Hundreds of students participated April 19-22 in the school district's annual straw tower contest, district Science Fair, and Honoring Cultures... (cont'd)
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04-20-12: Student artists receive top honors in Fair poster project
Puyallup School District student winners in this year’s “Spring Fair in Puyallup” art poster competition are on display April 19-22 on the first... (cont'd)
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04-20-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, April 20, in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ramon T. Kaipat, 22, of... (cont'd)
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04-19-12: More thank 11,100 students serve community in March Gladness
They collected pennies by the thousands to help fund cancer research, donated clothing and shoes to help those in need, and served hot meals to... (cont'd)
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04-19-12: Latino message line launched to help Spanish-speaking families
The Puyallup School District has set up a Latino telephone message line to help Spanish-speaking families with questions about topics ranging from... (cont'd)
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04-18-12: Draft budget proposes investments in student learning
Superintendent Tony Apostle’s draft 2012-13 budget plan proposes investing in instructional programs and services to improve student achievement... (cont'd)
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04-18-12: Annual art show reception set May 15 at Karshner Museum
Students whose artwork is selected to appear in the annual Dan Vesey-Deb Munson Art Show will be recognized at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on May... (cont'd)
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04-17-12: Pack the Gym night draws more than 700 supporters
More than 700 students and community members filled the Puyallup High School gym last month for the annual Pack the Gym night to cheer on the... (cont'd)
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04-17-12: Crisis Support Team helps schools during healing process
When a crisis strikes, especially the sudden death of a student or teacher, grieving children and adults often turn to the school district’s Crisis... (cont'd)
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04-16-12: Tim Yeomans is named new school district superintendent
Tim Yeomans, who began his educational career as a student teacher here 26 years ago, returns July 1 as the next Puyallup School District... (cont'd)
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04-15-12: Partnership with research facility is boost for STEM education
As early as next fall, students from kindergarten through high school may begin learning science, technology, engineering, and math skills at a... (cont'd)
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04-14-12: Students perform in 79th annual Daffodil Parade
Junior high and high school band, cheer, drill, dance, and JROTC groups performed April 14 in the 79th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street... (cont'd)
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04-13-12: School Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 16-20
School Volunteer Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20. The... (cont'd)
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04-10-12: School board to honor Teachers of the Year April 23
The Puyallup School Board will honor this year's Teachers of the Year at its next meeting on Monday, April 23. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at... (cont'd)
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04-04-12: District Science Fair and Honoring Cultures celebration is April 19-22
yallup School District’s 14th annual Science Fair, "Science Explorations 2012," and the ninth annual Honoring Cultures Diversity Celebration, will... (cont'd)
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04-03-12: Summer athletic parent meeting set April 16
A parent meeting to discuss summer athletic planning will be held on Monday, April 16 at Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers high schools. The... (cont'd)
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04-03-12: Citizen of the Year awards presented to local student and educator
A Puyallup High School senior and a physical education teacher at Edgerton and Brouillet elementary schools are this year’s recipients of the... (cont'd)
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04-03-12: Board to recognize Volunteers of the Year on April 9
The Puyallup School Board will recognize this year's School Volunteers of the Year, as well as a Volunteer Coordinator of the Year, at its next... (cont'd)
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03-29-12: Spring Break is April 2-6
There is no school during Spring Break, which is from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6. District administrative offices will be closed April... (cont'd)
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03-22-12: Annual "Friendraiser" Breakfast and Auction set March 28
Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) will host its 7th Annual "Friendraiser" Breakfast and Auction on Wednesday, March 28. The event begins at... (cont'd)
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03-17-12: School Retirees Appreciation Week is March 19-23
Gov. Chris Gregoire has proclaimed March 19-23 as School Retirees Appreciation Week in the state of Washington. The proclamation, signed by... (cont'd)
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03-16-12: Reception set March 28 for next superintendent
The community is invited to meet Puyallup’s next superintendent, Timothy Yeomans, during a reception on Wednesday, March 28. The event will be held... (cont'd)
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03-16-12: Calendar reminder for March 30
This is a reminder that students should follow their regular Wednesday school schedules on Friday, March 30. It is an early release day for... (cont'd)
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03-14-12: Draft 2012-13 budget forum set March 19
The public is invited to comment on Superintendent Tony Apostle’s draft 2012-13 budget at the last of three community forums scheduled on March 19.... (cont'd)
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03-12-12: Kindergarten registration continues this spring
Kindergarten registration continues this spring for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2012. Daytime registration... (cont'd)
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03-12-12: Classified School Employee Week is March 12-16
The Puyallup School Board has declared March 12-16 as Classified School Employee Week. The recognition coincides with Gov. Chris Gregoire's... (cont'd)
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03-09-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, March 9, in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21,... (cont'd)
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03-08-12: Students serve community through March Gladness
Feeding the homeless. Picking weeds at a nursing home. Reading to children. Collecting clothing and shoes for the underprivileged. Raising money to... (cont'd)
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03-06-12: Puyallup School Board selects new superintendent
Timothy Yeomans, superintendent of the Meridian School District in Bellingham, has been selected to become superintendent of the Puyallup School... (cont'd)
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03-01-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen state trooper
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, March 1, in memory of Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu, who was... (cont'd)
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02-28-12: Latino message line launched to help Spanish-speaking families
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02-24-12: District to save $200,000 a year with energy-efficient lights
New energy-efficient lighting has replaced old fluorescent lighting this year in classrooms, gymnasiums, and other work spaces in 25 schools and... (cont'd)
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02-23-12: City and school district display student art
Puyallup School District student art is on formal display this year at both Puyallup City Hall and the district’s administrative office. At City... (cont'd)
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02-21-12: Students collect more than 84,000 items in food drive
When there is a need, Puyallup students and employees find a way not only to respond, but to respond in a big way. This year’s annual district food... (cont'd)
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02-20-12: Meet Puyallup's newly elected school board directors
With the search for a new superintendent and major education initiatives under way, Puyallup’s newly elected school board directors have hit the... (cont'd)
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02-19-12: Walker High grad returns to teach at her junior high
As a 15-year-old runaway living on the streets of Portland, the last thing Keri Lester thought she would face is a pregnancy. After the reality of... (cont'd)
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02-18-12: United Way donations exceed $104,700
Puyallup School District employees surpassed the districtwide United Way campaign goal for the fourth consecutive year, surprising campaign... (cont'd)
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02-18-12: Student athletes claim nine league titles
Student athletes dominated the fall sports season by clinching nine out of 10 South Puget Sound League (SPSL) South Division championships.... (cont'd)
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02-18-12: Puyallup Schools Foundation: Encouraging education one student at a ti
For more than two decades, the Puyallup Schools Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars of scholarships to high school seniors to help them... (cont'd)
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02-18-12: Puyallup High senior competes in all-star game
As one of the nation’s top high school football players, Puyallup High senior Josh Garnett competed on the gridiron last month in a... (cont'd)
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02-18-12: Lion's Club and Grange give third graders dictionaries
New dictionaries are in the hands of every third grader at seven of the district’s elementary schools this year thanks to a donation from the... (cont'd)
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02-18-12: Four schools win Washington Achievement Award
Glacier View Junior High and Mt. View, Ridgecrest, and Wildwood elementary schools have each been selected to receive a 2011 Washington Achievement... (cont'd)
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02-17-12: District leader wins national award
Chief Academic Officer Amy Eveskcige has joined an elite group of educators nationwide selected as University Council for Educational... (cont'd)
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02-17-12: Community invited to meet superintendent finalists
The Puyallup School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three finalists. The board agreed on February 17 to invite the... (cont'd)
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02-16-12: Mauk is new CISP executive director
Jan Mauk is the new executive director of Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP). Mauk joined CISP in 2005 as its program coordinator. She has... (cont'd)
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02-16-12: Classified Employees of the Year honored
Rogers High chief custodian Myong Ward, Karshner Elementary secretary and paraeducator Bert Hollis, and Communications Specialist Susan Gifford,... (cont'd)
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02-15-12: Committee recommends facility improvements through 2024
Building new schools, adding classroom space to existing schools, updating technology, and purchasing land for future growth are among pressing... (cont'd)
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02-14-12: Key calendar dates set for 2012-13 school year
The following are important dates that have been set for the 2012-13 school year, which begins on September 5, 2012. First day of school :... (cont'd)
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02-13-12: Sign-ups under way for Ready for Kindergarten classes
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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02-13-12: School Board to interview seven candidates for superintendent
The Puyallup School Board will interview seven candidates this week in its search for a new superintendent. Directors unanimously agreed at the... (cont'd)
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02-13-12: National board-certified educators to be recognized
Twenty-one Puyallup educators have earned national board certification — one of the highest recognitions in the education profession. The newest... (cont'd)
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02-13-12: Calendar reminders for March 14 and March 30
This is a reminder for parents that Wednesday, March 14 is a regular attendance day (no early dismissal or late start) for all students. Students... (cont'd)
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02-08-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Wednesday, February 8, in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant William C. Stacey, 23, of... (cont'd)
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02-03-12: Supreme Court rules Washington needs to amply fund basic education
The state Supreme Court ruled last month that Washington is not meeting its constitutional obligation to amply fund basic public education and gave... (cont'd)
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02-03-12: Superintendent Search Observer Panel named
Thirty-two people, including community members and district employees, have been named to a panel that will observe preliminary interviews of... (cont'd)
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02-02-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, February 2, in memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Neil I. Turner, 21, of... (cont'd)
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02-01-12: Volunteer of the Year nominations due February 16
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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02-01-12: Parents invited to take survey on flexible high school schedule
Parents are invited to complete an online survey by February 21 regarding their interest in having high school students participate in a flexible... (cont'd)
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02-01-12: 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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01-31-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, January 31, in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Captain Daniel B. Bartle, 27, of... (cont'd)
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01-26-12: No school for students on Friday, January 27
There is no school for students on Friday, January 27. This is a staff training day. School resumes on Monday, January 30, which is a full... (cont'd)
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01-24-12: Edgemont-Hilltop Community Field dedication January 31
Community members are invited to attend the January 31 dedication of the Edgemont-Hilltop Community Field. The dedication begins at 3:30 p.m. at... (cont'd)
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01-24-12: Bond refinance to save taxpayers $11.4 million over 12 years
Given favorable bond market conditions and recent low interest rates, the district has refinanced a portion of the 2004 voter-approved school bonds... (cont'd)
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01-23-12: School make-up days and other calendar reminders
To make up for the days our schools were closed this month, the following days will now be school days: Friday, March 9 Friday, May 25 Tuesday,... (cont'd)
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01-23-12: Hunt Elementary is closed today, Monday, January 23
Due to a power outage, Hunt Elementary School is closed today, Monday, January 23. All Hunt Elementary staff members are to report to the Emerald... (cont'd)
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01-20-12: Puyallup schools canceled today, Friday, January 20
Due to snow and icy road conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are canceled today, Friday, January 20. All after-school and... (cont'd)
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01-19-12: Puyallup schools canceled today, Thursday, January 19
Due to snow and icy road conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are canceled today, Thursday, January 19. All after-school and... (cont'd)
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01-18-12: Puyallup schools canceled today, Wednesday, January 18
Due to a severe weather alert issued by the National Weather Service, all schools in the Puyallup School District are canceled today, Wednesday,... (cont'd)
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01-17-12: Puyallup schools will be two hours late today, January 17
Due to adverse weather conditions, all schools and buses in the Puyallup School District will be two hours late today, Tuesday, January 17. There... (cont'd)
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01-14-12: Puyallup High graduate competes for Miss America
Brittney Henry will walk into the national spotlight in January when she represents Washington at the 2012 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Since... (cont'd)
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01-13-12: Meeker student joins district in honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
When people talk about heroes, 12-year-old Tyler Hopkins immediately thinks of Martin Luther King, Jr. “He really inspires me,” said the Meeker... (cont'd)
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01-13-12: Apply by January 20 for Superintendent Search Observer Panel
Community members are invited to apply by January 20 to serve on a panel that will observe preliminary interviews of candidates vying to become... (cont'd)
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01-11-12: Calendar date reminders for January 2012
The Puyallup School District wants to remind parents that there is no school for students on Friday, January 27. January 27 is a supplemental day... (cont'd)
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01-10-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen ranger
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, January 10, in memory of Ranger Margaret Anderson who died in the line of duty... (cont'd)
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01-10-12: Committee recommends $10 million in budget reductions
A first-ever advisory committee made up entirely of community members recommends that Superintendent Tony Apostle consider $10 million in budget... (cont'd)
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01-05-12: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, January 5, in memory of U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla A. Bragg, 21, of Longview.... (cont'd)
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01-03-12: Intra-district transfer and out-of-district waiver procedures
In-District Transfers Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school in 2012-13 must complete an elementary, junior... (cont'd)
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12-14-11: Science information night is January 10
Parents and students throughout the district are invited to attend a community night on January 10 designed to help students be successful in... (cont'd)
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12-09-11: District offices closed December 23-30
Puyallup School District administrative offices and support buildings will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23 through Friday,... (cont'd)
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12-07-11: Flags at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Governor Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, December 7, for... (cont'd)
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12-07-11: Parent meetings set on new secondary grading practices
New grading practices designed to help junior high and high school students become more successful learners are being phased into schools this... (cont'd)
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11-29-11: Puyallup School Board election results final
Chris Ihrig, Pat Jenkins, and Dane Looker are the winners of this year’s Puyallup School Board election, according to certified results of the... (cont'd)
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11-29-11: Glacier View becomes sixth School of Distinction winner
Glacier View Junior High learned on November 28 that it is a School of Distinction winner for being among the top 5 percent of schools statewide... (cont'd)
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11-28-11: Community invited to give input on superintendent search
The Puyallup School Board invites community members to meet with a superintendent search consultant to discuss qualities people want to emphasize... (cont'd)
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11-21-11: Puyallup School Board is named 2011 Board of Distinction
For the third consecutive year, the Puyallup School Board has been named a Board of Distinction in Washington state. The board is one of only 16... (cont'd)
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11-18-11: Public invited to December 1 talk on K-12 economic outlook
The community is invited to hear an overview of the state's economic outlook and how it is likely to affect school district budgets in the next... (cont'd)
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11-18-11: Classified School Employees recognized
Rogers High chief custodian Myong Ward, Karshner Elementary secretary and paraeducator Bert Hollis, and Communications specialist Susan Gifford are... (cont'd)
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11-10-11: Free services offered at November 19 community event
Free haircuts, flu shots, medical and dental evaluations, vision checks, and other services will be offered to the community, especially to... (cont'd)
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11-08-11: Remember to vote today, November 8
Remember to vote in today’s November 8 General Election. There are three Puyallup School District school board seats up for election. Washington... (cont'd)
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11-07-11: Maplewood students soar into reading
Each week, sixth graders in Sue Armstrong's class pair with third graders in Laurie Patoff's class to take turns reading to one another. This fall... (cont'd)
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11-04-11: Wildwood staff tours agencies that serve the needy
With an increasing number of students falling into poverty at their school, Wildwood Elementary School staff members took their first-ever field... (cont'd)
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11-03-11: Family Days and Evenings at the Museum set for 2011-12
“Ideas, Creativity, and Inventions” is the theme for this year’s Family Days at the Karshner Museum. Also, new this year are "Evenings at the... (cont'd)
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11-03-11: Community invited to take superintendent leadership profile survey
The community is invited to complete an online survey that will be used to help develop a leadership profile to guide the school board in its... (cont'd)
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11-03-11: A picture-perfect haircut event at Hunt Elementary
Nearly 50 Hunt Elementary students lined up in the school gym last month to get haircuts so they could look their best for student picture day the... (cont'd)
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10-27-11: Letter from the school board on superintendent search process
The following is a message from the Puyallup School Board regarding the search for a superintendent to replace Tony Apostle, who will retire in... (cont'd)
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10-27-11: Ballots mailed for November 8 General Election
Ballots have been mailed for the November 8 General Election. There are three Puyallup School District school board seats up for election. For... (cont'd)
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10-19-11: Five schools receive School of Distinction award
Two junior high and three elementary 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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10-14-11: Nominations invited for Classified School Employee of the Year
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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10-10-11: Puyallup PTA Council presents annual awards
A parent, a teacher, a school board director, and a junior high principal are the recipients of the 2010-11 Puyallup PTA Council awards that... (cont'd)
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10-06-11: Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award winners honored
High schools throughout the district are celebrating the success this fall of 77 Puyallup School District students named this year as Elizabeth... (cont'd)
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10-05-11: No school this Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7
All schools in the Puyallup School District are closed to students this Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7. Classes resume on Monday,... (cont'd)
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09-21-11: Students showcase learning on Education Day at the Puyallup Fair
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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09-20-11: Sign-ups under way for Ready for Kindergarten classes
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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09-20-11: Giftmakers accepts toy donations through December 24
Puyallup Giftmakers continues to collect toy donations through December 24 for its annual holiday gift giveaway for children in need throughout the... (cont'd)
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09-20-11: Communications department wins state, national awards
The National School Public Relations Association awarded an Award of Excellence in writing — one of only two given out across the country — to... (cont'd)
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09-19-11: Post-high school planning night set for September 26
Students in grades nine through 12 and their families are invited to attend a post-high school planning night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday,... (cont'd)
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09-15-11: Parents invited to learn about new elementary math materials
Parents of students in kindergarten through grade five can learn more about a new Bridges in Mathematics curriculum being used for the first time... (cont'd)
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09-06-11: School board changes meeting start time to 6 p.m.
The Puyallup School Board will begin its regularly scheduled meetings at 6 p.m. during the 2011-12 school year. The new start time, which is a half... (cont'd)
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09-06-11: Check Wednesday bus schedule and school start and end times
Remember to check this district website for Wednesday bus schedules and school start and end times, as they differ from the regular Monday,... (cont'd)
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