News Archives for 2010-11
08-31-11: Parents encouraged to confirm bus pick-up and drop-off times
Although the majority of bus routes are unchanged from what was published earlier in August, several bus routes have recently changed. To confirm... (cont'd)
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08-29-11: Starbucks employees help Waller Road teachers set up classrooms
More than a dozen Starbucks store managers, assistant managers, and baristas from Puyallup and nearby communities helped Waller Road Elementary... (cont'd)
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08-26-11: New teachers welcomed at Kiwanis Club breakfast
For more than six decades, the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup has welcomed new teachers to the Puyallup School District by hosting a “New Teacher... (cont'd)
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08-23-11: Sexual health and HIV/AIDS curricula previews this month
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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08-22-11: Meetings set to review 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 beginning... (cont'd)
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08-16-11: Remember to vote today, August 16
Remember to vote in today’s August 16 Primary Election. Washington state is now all vote-by-mail. Ballots were mailed on July 29 to... (cont'd)
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08-16-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, August 16, in memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Alexander J. Bennett of Tacoma.... (cont'd)
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08-15-11: Fair Day is September 14
The district will showcase educational programs on Fair Day Wednesday, September 14 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. Activities are... (cont'd)
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08-12-11: Tony Apostle announces retirement as Puyallup superintendent
Superintendent Tony Apostle informed the Puyallup School Board on August 11 that he will retire at the end of the upcoming school year, at which... (cont'd)
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08-12-11: Parents can access bus stops, routes online
Parents can now locate the school bus stop closest to their home with the click of a computer button. They can also see what time the school bus... (cont'd)
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08-11-11: High school athletes clinch league titles
High school student athletes won four league championships, and five staff members received Coach of the Year honors, during the spring sports and... (cont'd)
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08-10-11: Register for Wednesday after-school programs
Registration is under way for Wednesday after-school elementary programs coordinated by Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP). See the schedule... (cont'd)
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08-08-11: School registration begins August 23
Registration begins Tuesday, August 23 at elementary schools across the district for kindergartners and all other elementary students new to the... (cont'd)
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08-05-11: School starts Thursday, September 1
The first day of school is Thursday, September 1 in the Puyallup School District. Information about bell schedules, lunch menus and prices,... (cont'd)
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08-05-11: Remember to vote in the August 16 Primary Election
Primary Election day statewide is Tuesday, August 16. Locally, there is one Puyallup School Board position on the Primary Election ballot.... (cont'd)
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08-05-11: QUEST testing applications due August 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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08-04-11: Free health fair and barbecue set August 20
Free backpacks and school supplies, vision checks, immunization and dental information, haircuts, and more will be offered at a back-to-school... (cont'd)
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07-26-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags at the district's administrative office and schools open during summer are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, July 26 in memory of U. S. Army... (cont'd)
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07-20-11: Rogers High graduate is National Merit Scholar
Rogers High School 2011 graduate Griffin Olmstead is the recipient of a prestigious $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit... (cont'd)
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07-20-11: Emerald Ridge High students win WAVE award
Emerald Ridge High School 2011 graduates Billiemarie Klein and Lorianne McMullan are winners of the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence... (cont'd)
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07-14-11: 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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07-11-11: School board extends superintendent contract through 2014
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to extend Superintendent Tony Apostle's contract through 2014. The board's decision on July 11 to... (cont'd)
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06-28-11: Summer feeding program continues through August 12
The Puyallup School District summer feeding program provides free cold lunches weekdays through August 12 to anyone 18 years old or younger.... (cont'd)
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06-22-11: Elementary registration every Wednesday through August 3
Parents of students in kindergarten through sixth grade may register their children for school every Wednesday through August 3 at the Puyallup... (cont'd)
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06-22-11: School board honors 2010-11 retiring employees
Each year, the Puyallup School Board honors retiring district employees with a recognition program and reception. The recognition program on June... (cont'd)
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06-17-11: Karshner and Stewart receive Title 1 Improvement Award
Karshner and Stewart elementary schools have each received a $5,515 cash award and recognition from the state for their efforts in increasing... (cont'd)
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06-16-11: District administrative offices closed Tuesday, July 5
District administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 5 while maintenance is done to core technology network systems. Telephones... (cont'd)
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06-15-11: Student art on display in Olympia
Student artwork representing kindergarten through grade 12 is on display through July at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction... (cont'd)
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06-15-11: Record number of students earn Varsity Letter in Community Service
A record number of Puyallup School District students earned their varsity letter in community service this year through the United Way of Pierce... (cont'd)
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06-15-11: Culinary arts and DECA place in national competitions
Culinary Arts and DECA students landed top spots in national competitions after showcasing their knowledge and skills along with students from... (cont'd)
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06-14-11: Students compete in 42nd Annual Elementary District Track Meet
More than 1,400 students in grades four through six from throughout the school district participated in the 42nd Annual Elementary District Track... (cont'd)
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06-13-11: Graduation ceremonies held for the Class of 2011
More than 1,630 graduating seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, Rogers, and Walker high schools, as well the Puyallup Online Academy, participated... (cont'd)
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06-10-11: Supplementary instructional materials review set June 13-17
As part of the curriculum adoption process, the community is invited to review new supplementary instructional materials recommended for students... (cont'd)
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06-07-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, June 7, in memory of U. S. Army Captain Joseph W. Schultz, 36, of Port Angeles.... (cont'd)
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06-02-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, June 2, in memory of U.S. Army Specialist Adam J. Patton, 21, of Port Orchard.... (cont'd)
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06-01-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Wednesday, June 1, in memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Clifford E. Beattie, 37, of Medical... (cont'd)
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05-24-11: 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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05-10-11: School board approves 2011-12 administrative appointments
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to the following administrative appointments for the 2011-12 school year. Junior High and High... (cont'd)
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05-03-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, May 3, in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Joe Jackson, 22, of White... (cont'd)
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05-03-11: Emerald Ridge named KIRO 7 School Spirit champion
Emerald Ridge High is the 2011 champion in the fourth-annual KIRO TV Channel 7 School Spirit Competition. In all, 85,000 votes were cast in this... (cont'd)
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04-26-11: Thousands serve community during March Gladness
They collected pennies by the thousands to help fund cancer research, to support the needs of orphans in Honduras, and to help those stricken by... (cont'd)
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04-25-11: Edgerton Elementary educator named Teacher of the Week
Edgerton Elementary second-grade teacher Elissa Dornan has been named a STAR 101.5 radio station Teacher of the Week. The radio station’s afternoon... (cont'd)
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04-25-11: Award-winning Russian boys choir performs in Puyallup schools
Russian and American teenagers united in song and developed a better understanding of their cultures during a four-day visit by the award-winning... (cont'd)
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04-21-11: Students celebrate cultures through art
Students in kindergarten through grade 12 celebrated cultural awareness through artwork, essays, poems, read-alouds, and student presentations and... (cont'd)
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04-21-11: Parent meetings set regarding math end-of-course exams
Junior high and high school students enrolled in Algebra 1 or Geometry will take end-of-course math exams in those classes for the first time this... (cont'd)
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04-21-11: May 11 is an early dismissal day for elementary students
Wednesday, May 11 will be an early dismissal day for elementary students. Students will be released at their usual Wednesday early dismissal time.... (cont'd)
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04-21-11: Hundreds of students showcase science projects at Spring Fair
Nearly 350 students participated in the school district's 13th annual science fair, "Science Explorations 2011," which included the annual straw... (cont'd)
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04-19-11: 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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04-18-11: School Volunteer Appreciation Week
School Volunteer Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District this week, April 18-22. The Puyallup School Board... (cont'd)
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04-18-11: School board to honor Teachers of the Year April 25
The Puyallup School Board will honor Cecilia Dunn and Tom Spane, this year's Teachers of the Year, at its next meeting on Monday, April 25. The... (cont'd)
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04-12-11: Aylen Junior High to host Science and Engineering Contest on April 30
On April 30, the Puyallup School District will host the Washington Science Teachers Association's 43rd Annual Science and Engineering Contest at... (cont'd)
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04-11-11: Students show science talents and honor cultures at Spring Fair
The education and talents Puyallup of many district students, including science projects, art contest winners, and art and stage performances... (cont'd)
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03-29-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, March 29, in memory of U.S. Army Corporal Brandon S. Hocking of Seattle. Hocking... (cont'd)
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03-28-11: School in session Friday, May 27 as snow make-up day
School will be in session on Friday, May 27 to make up for the November 24 snow day. Elementary students will be dismissed 2-3/4 hours early. AM... (cont'd)
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03-23-11: Students win state contests and head for national championships
Students throughout the district have won individual and team state championships this month in areas ranging from robotics and culinary arts to... (cont'd)
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03-23-11: Student and teacher named Citizen of the Year
A high school senior and an elementary school counselor are this year’s recipients of the student and educator Citizen of the Year awards. The... (cont'd)
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03-14-11: Free bully prevention seminar March 23
A free bully prevention seminar designed for parents and other adults will be presented on Wednesday, March 23 at Rogers High School. The Puyallup... (cont'd)
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03-14-11: Edgemont Junior High hosts garage sale to help families in need
Edgemont Junior High School will host a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 and 20, with proceeds benefitting local families in need. The... (cont'd)
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03-13-11: Classified School Employee Week is March 14 to 18
Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared the week of March 14-18 as Classified School Employee Week in the state of Washington. The Puyallup School Board... (cont'd)
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03-07-11: 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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03-04-11: No school on Monday, March 7
All schools in the Puyallup School District are closed to students on Monday, March 7. Staff members report to their buildings at their normal... (cont'd)
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02-25-11: District hosts solo and ensemble contests Saturday, February 26
The Puyallup School District will host Valley Region Solo and Ensemble Contests from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 26. The event is scheduled... (cont'd)
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02-25-11: Budget feedback forums scheduled March 14-17
The community is invited to hear a presentation and comment on the 2011-12 Puyallup School District draft budget at public forums scheduled March... (cont'd)
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02-24-11: Puyallup schools will be two hours late Friday, February 25
Due to adverse weather conditions, all schools and buses in the Puyallup School District will be two hours late Friday, February 25. There will be... (cont'd)
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02-24-11: Junior high school leaders win awards
Ferrucci Junior High Principal Ailene Baxter and Aylen Junior High Assistant Principal Kevin Mensonides have been singled out for recognition of... (cont'd)
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02-23-11: Sign up for school emergency announcements
Parents, school district employees, and community members are encouraged to sign up to receive e-mail, cell phone, pager, Facebook, and Twitter... (cont'd)
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02-23-11: Puyallup Giftmakers has record-setting year
Puyallup Giftmakers provided toys and other holiday gifts in December to a record high number of school district children in need. The student-run... (cont'd)
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02-23-11: Parents invited to summer athletic planning meeting March 21
A parent meeting to discuss summer athletic planning will be held on Monday, March 21 at each of the district’s three comprehensive high schools.... (cont'd)
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02-23-11: Kindergarten registration is under way
Kindergarten registration began March 23 for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2011. Daytime registration continues... (cont'd)
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02-23-11: Introduction to Engineering class launches at Puyallup High
Autoclave, laser engraver, wind tunnel, 3-D scanner, and 3-D printer — tools commonplace in private industry, but rare in a high school setting.... (cont'd)
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02-22-11: National board-certified educators to be recognized February 28
Thirty-four Puyallup educators have earned national board certification — one of the highest recognitions in the education profession. The newest... (cont'd)
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02-22-11: Homelessness: Schools give students consistency amid uncertainty
The hardest part was giving away his cat. “We had to leave our house,” Christopher recalls, and there was no place for Whiskers. The 8-year-old... (cont'd)
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02-22-11: Fall sports wrap-up
Student athletes and coaches received numerous recognitions during the fall 2010 sports season. The South Puget Sound League (SPSL) South Division... (cont'd)
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02-22-11: Edgerton to host "Run @ the Edge" 5K fun run/walk on March 12
The community is invited to participate March 12 in a 5K fun run/walk at Edgerton Elementary School. The "Run @ the Edge" event is a benefit to... (cont'd)
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02-22-11: Draft budget to be unveiled in March
Brace for more budget cuts. This is the message facing educators statewide, including here in Puyallup, as they begin their annual budget planning... (cont'd)
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02-20-11: Three students win Class 4A state titles in gymnastics and wrestling
Three Puyallup School District athletes are Class 4A champions after this weekend's state finals in gymnastics and wrestling. Emerald Ridge High... (cont'd)
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02-17-11: Kindergarten parent information meetings scheduled
Parents and guardians of children starting kindergarten in September, 2011 are invited to attend an information meeting that will provide a... (cont'd)
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02-14-11: Nominations invited for Volunteer of the Year
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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02-11-11: Grade Level Configuration Committee work extended to March 2013
A committee exploring a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade level configuration will have an extra year to complete its research and report its findings.... (cont'd)
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02-09-11: Historically Black Colleges fair draws more than 100 students
For the sixth consecutive year, the Puyallup School District hosted its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Recruitment Day,... (cont'd)
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02-08-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of Dept. of Corrections employee
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, February 8, in memory of Washington State Department of Corrections Officer... (cont'd)
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02-06-11: Emerald Ridge bowlers roll to third consecutive state title
For the third consecutive year, the Emerald Ridge High School girls bowling team has won the Class 4A state championship. The Rogers High School... (cont'd)
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02-04-11: Classified School Employees of the Year announced
A junior high school custodian, an elementary school office manager, and a Human Resources information specialist learned this week they are this... (cont'd)
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02-03-11: Karshner Museum Family Day is Saturday, February 5
African-American storytelling, jazz music, and student art featuring African-American inventors will be featured this Saturday, February 5, at the... (cont'd)
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02-01-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of Dept. of Corrections employee
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, February 1, in memory of Washington State Department of Corrections Officer... (cont'd)
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01-21-11: National schools consultant to speak at January 24 board meeting
Dr. Santo Pino, school improvement consultant for the National Middle School Association, is scheduled to speak at the Puyallup School Board... (cont'd)
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01-19-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of Dept of Transportation employee
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Wednesday, January 19, in memory of Washington State Department of Transportation... (cont'd)
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01-18-11: HIV/AIDS and sexual health curriculum preview February 9
The Puyallup School District invites parents and guardians of elementary students to preview the district’s approved Human Growth and Development... (cont'd)
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01-18-11: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, January 18, in memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Robert J. Near, 21, of... (cont'd)
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01-13-11: Rogers High grad opens daycare in pursuit of career goal
Andre Thompson believes that drive, determination, and hard work are essential to reaching goals, no matter how unattainable they might seem. After... (cont'd)
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01-12-11: Students send heartfelt letters to Arizona shooting victim's classmate
Their cards are decorated with bright red hearts, blue sunny skies, and big smiley faces. Their words are meant to offer hope and encouragement to... (cont'd)
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01-12-11: Aylen Junior High unveils 'As Time Floats By' artwork
Whimsical and colorful images that reflect learning over time and symbolize the history of Puyallup come together in new artwork at Aylen Junior... (cont'd)
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01-10-11: Work begins on creation of long-range strategic plan
A committee made up of more than 60 students, staff, and community members will begin meeting this month to develop a long-range strategic plan to... (cont'd)
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01-10-11: Flags at half-staff in memory of the victims of the Arizona tragedy
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff this week in memory of the victims of the tragedy that took place on Saturday, January 8, in... (cont'd)
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01-09-11: Puyallup Online Academy serves growing enrollment
Michael Rouse knows his goal of finishing high school a year early is ambitious. But the eleventh grader is confident he can graduate in June with... (cont'd)
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01-09-11: Mother and daughter team as Giftmakers volunteers
Marge and Beth Salmon describe it as “the moment.” It may be a sudden twinkle of the eye. Or a quick flash of a smile. Or an appreciative nod of... (cont'd)
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01-09-11: Free services for homeless students
The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act mandates that each child of a homeless individual and each unaccompanied youth shall have equal... (cont'd)
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01-09-11: Computer bandwidth upgrade is complete
Kevin Cummings knows the value of using interactive videos to support his classroom instruction. The Aylen Junior High science teacher shows videos... (cont'd)
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01-04-11: Board elects officers in annual reorganization
Every year in December, the Puyallup School Board elects officers for the coming year. By unanimous vote, the board elected Cindy Poysnick... (cont'd)
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12-22-10: Updated 2010-11 student calendars available
Student calendars for the 2010-11 school year have been updated to reflect the two snow days in November. The calendars are available in school... (cont'd)
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12-22-10: Wildwood students collect 1,441 items for Santa Cops program
Wildwood Elementary School students continued their annual holiday giving to the Puyallup Police Department’s Santa Cops program this year with a... (cont'd)
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12-22-10: Students win Veterans Day poster contest
Nine Puyallup School District students are winners in a Veterans Day poster contest sponsored by the Puyallup Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post... (cont'd)
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12-21-10: Puyallup School Board is named 2010 Board of Distinction
For the second consecutive year, the Puyallup School Board has been named a Board of Distinction in Washington state. The board is one of only 15... (cont'd)
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12-21-10: Parents invited January 11 to highly capable program open house
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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12-17-10: Puyallup High band program wins $10,000 in radio contest
For the second consecutive year, the Puyallup High School band program has won first place and $10,000 in the “School of The Rock - Battle of the... (cont'd)
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12-15-10: 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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12-14-10: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, December 14, in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jason D. Peto, 31, of... (cont'd)
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12-13-10: District offices closed December 23-31
Puyallup School District administrative offices and support buildings will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 23 through Friday,... (cont'd)
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12-07-10: 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 Tuesday, December 7, for... (cont'd)
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12-1-10: 'Coach Wilfong' dedicates 50 years to helping student athletes
The year was 1962. Sparks Stadium was yet to be built in Puyallup, and the first Super Bowl game between the National and American football leagues... (cont'd)
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11-23-10: All Puyallup schools and support buildings closed Wednesday, Nov. 24
Due to icy road conditions and below freezing temperatures, all schools in the Puyallup School District have canceled classes on Wednesday,... (cont'd)
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11-22-10: Secondary schools release one hour early today, Monday, November 22
Due to the snow and the anticipated below freezing temperatures and wind chill factor, all junior high and high school students will be released... (cont'd)
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11-22-10: Puyallup schools are two hours late Monday, November 22
Due to icy road conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are two hours late Monday, November 22. School bus pick-ups will also be... (cont'd)
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11-22-10: Elementary schools dismiss at regular time today, Monday, November 22
All elementary students will remain at school until their regular dismissal times today, Monday, November 22. Students who ride the bus will be... (cont'd)
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11-22-10: All Puyallup schools closed today, Tuesday, November 23
Due to adverse weather and road conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District have canceled classes today, Tuesday, November 23. All... (cont'd)
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11-22-10: Afternoon kindergarten and after-school activities canceled today, Nov
Due to the snow, there will be no afternoon kindergarten today, Monday, November 22. Also, all school-based and district after-school and evening... (cont'd)
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11-18-10: Science Community Night set January 11
Parents and students throughout the school district are invited to attend a community night designed to help students be successful in creating... (cont'd)
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11-18-10: School transfer applications due by January 10, 2011
In-District Student Transfer In-district students who wish to attend a school other than their attendance area school in 2011-12 need to submit... (cont'd)
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11-18-10: Fruitland Elementary is closed today, Thursday, November 18
Due to flooding, Fruitland Elementary School is closed today, Thursday, November 18. All after-school and evening activities at Fruitland... (cont'd)
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11-17-10: Traveling Farm exhibit debuts at Pope Elementary
The Puyallup Fair Traveling Farm made its debut — and a lasting impression on students — last month at Pope Elementary School. Students in... (cont'd)
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11-17-10: Students make gains on state standardized test
Students across the district scored better than the state average in every grade level and, in some cases, set record highs in core academic... (cont'd)
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11-16-10: Two junior highs closed; all other schools start two hours late
Due to power outages, classes at Stahl and Edgemont junior high schools are cancelled today, Tuesday, November 16. All after-school activities and... (cont'd)
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11-16-10: Six schools closed; all other schools start two hours late
Due to power outages, classes at Edgemont and Stahl junior high schools and Edgerton, Hunt, Pope, and Shaw Road elementary schools are canceled... (cont'd)
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11-16-10: Puyallup schools are two hours late today, Tuesday, November 16
Due to power outages, all schools in the Puyallup School District are two hours late today, Tuesday, November 16, 2010. There will be no a.m.... (cont'd)
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11-11-10: Study of major education initiatives begins
A series of initiatives that will result in significant changes in the way education is delivered in the Puyallup School District is being... (cont'd)
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11-10-10: Name chosen for former Hilltop Elementary site
Edgemont-Hilltop Community Field is the new name for a play field and adjacent playground area at the former Hilltop Elementary School in Edgewood.... (cont'd)
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11-07-10: Home Access Center will be out of service Sunday to Monday
The Home Access Center information system for parents and students will be unavailable from about 9 p.m. Sunday, November 7 until about 7 a.m.... (cont'd)
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11-05-10: District websites will be out of service Friday afternoon, November 5
Access to Puyallup School District websites will be out of service for equipment upgrades from approximately 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 5.... (cont'd)
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11-03-10: Meeker Elementary educator named Teacher of the Week
Jill Phipps, who teaches a combined third- and fourth-grade class at Meeker Elementary School, has been named a STAR 101.5 Teacher of the Week. Two... (cont'd)
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11-02-10: Remember to vote today, November 2
Remember to vote in today's November 2 General Election. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots may be dropped off between... (cont'd)
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11-02-10: District offers free Ready for Kindergarten classes
With her daughter’s first day of kindergarten less than a year away, Emily Bennis said she is eager to learn more about what is expected of... (cont'd)
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10-29-10: Ballots arrive for November 2 general election
General election ballots have been mailed. Exercise your right to vote in the November 2 election.
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10-18-10: Karshner Elementary receives $1,000 donation
NorthWest Motorsport of Puyallup recently presented Karshner Elementary with a check for $1,000. The money will be used to purchase more... (cont'd)
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10-14-10: Four schools win statewide recognition for academic improvement
Kalles Junior High and Zeiger, Woodland, and Sunrise elementary schools have each been recognized as a “School of Distinction” for being among the... (cont'd)
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10-13-10: Nurse credited with saving student's life
Tess Wardle knew there was a problem when 13-year-old Christopher Dennis came into the nurse’s office red in the face and complaining of feeling... (cont'd)
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10-13-10: Elizabeth Wesley youth merit winners honored
High schools throughout the district are celebrating the success this fall of 78 Puyallup School District students named this year as Elizabeth... (cont'd)
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10-11-10: Teachers surprised with $1,000 of school supplies
OfficeMax representatives delivered $1,000 worth of school supplies to a first-grade teacher at Sunrise Elementary and another $1,000 of supplies... (cont'd)
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10-10-10: Teen singer-songwriter performs at Glacier View Junior High
Seconds after singer-songwriter Mathias Anderle stepped into the Glacier View Junior High gym, more than 800 students erupted in cheers, many of... (cont'd)
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10-04-10: No school this Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8
All schools in the Puyallup School District are closed to students this Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8. Classes resume on Monday,... (cont'd)
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09-29-10: Nearly 3,000 people follow district Facebook and Twitter sites
Nearly 3,000 people are following up-to-the-minute news and information on the Puyallup School District's Facebook and Twitter social networking... (cont'd)
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09-27-10: Public hearing set September 29 on naming new play field
The community is invited to attend the second and final public hearing on September 29 regarding the naming of a play field and adjacent playground... (cont'd)
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09-20-10: Post-high school planning night set September 27
All students in grades nine through 12 and their parents are invited to attend a post-high school planning night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday,... (cont'd)
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09-16-10: 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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09-16-10: Karshner Museum Family Days begin Saturday, October 2
“Ideas, Inventions, and Creativity” is the theme for this year’s Family Days at the Karshner Museum. Students, parents, and community members are... (cont'd)
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09-08-10: Apply by September 17 to serve on Strategic Directions Study Committee
Applications are being accepted through Friday, September 17 for community members interested in serving on one of five study committees that will... (cont'd)
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09-07-10: Puyallup Giftmakers collects donated toys
Puyallup Giftmakers is in need of donations for its 24th annual holiday gift giveaway for children in need throughout the school district. Student... (cont'd)
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09-07-10: Flashing beacons warn drivers to slow in school speed zones
New flashing safety beacons near six of the district’s elementary schools are intended to remind drivers to slow to 20 mph in school zones when the... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Track athletes claim victory at state meet
High school track athletes ran away with numerous state titles, and seven coaches received Coach of the Year honors, during the spring sports and... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Students team to create art, friendships
They talked about running track, shooting hoops, riding in a limousine, and going to the beach. They laughed, and then laughed some more as they... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Students spend summer monitoring Emerald Ridge High aquatics lab
The survival of hundreds of fish and other marine life in the Emerald Ridge High aquatics lab has depended this summer on seniors Kache Waters and... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Students learn marine science aboard floating classroom
I n the pilot house with her eyes fixed on the horizon, fourth grader Allison Huddleston steadied the helm as she steered the 65-foot boat across... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Rogers High School teacher wins community vocational service award
Jon Cerio, a Rogers High School graduate who teaches at his alma mater, is the 2010 Community Vocational Service Award winner in the field of... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Handmade bowls add school spirit to Soup's On luncheon
School spirit runs high in Andrea Coombs’ house. Her four children range in age from elementary to high school, representing Hunt Elementary,... (cont'd)
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09-06-10: Emerald Ridge High grad helps students get to college
Lindsey Maxfield believes that every student, no matter where they live in the world, should be able to go to college. A recent college graduate,... (cont'd)
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09-03-10: Volunteer reading tutors needed
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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09-03-10: 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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09-03-10: Names sought for new play area at former school site
The community is invited to submit nominations for the name of a play field and adjacent playground area at the former Hilltop Elementary School in... (cont'd)
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Visual Art from 2010-11
This page features work by students of all ages throughout the Puyallup School District, created during the 2010-11 school year.
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