News Archives for 2009-10
08-23-10: Sexual health and HIV/AIDS curriculum preview September 8
08/23/2010
Parents or guardians of junior high students are invited to preview the school district’s approved sexual health and HIV/AIDS curriculum for... (cont'd)
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08-16-10: Fair Day is September 15
08/16/2010
The district will showcase educational programs on Fair Day Wednesday, September 15 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. Activities are planned... (cont'd)
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08-10-10: Teacher wins Peer Support Inspirational Award
08/10/2010
Terry Addison, a teacher in the Puyallup Family Co-op at Firgrove Elementary, is this year's recipient of the Fourth Annual Peer Support Network... (cont'd)
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08-09-10: School supply donations accepted for families in need
08/09/2010
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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08-09-10: South Hill Art Fest set August 21
08/09/2010
The community is invited to an art fest and sensory playground fundraiser on Saturday, August 21 at the Heritage Recreation Center on South Hill.... (cont'd)
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08-09-10: School starts Thursday, September 2
08/09/2010
The first day of school is Thursday, September 2 in the Puyallup School District. Information about bus stops, bell schedules, lunch menus and... (cont'd)
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08-03-10: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
08/03/2010
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, August 3, in memory of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Robert N. Bennedsen, 25, of... (cont'd)
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07-30-10: Free health fair set August 21
07/30/2010
Free back-to-school services including health screenings, sports physicals, vision and dental checks, hair cuts, and more will be offered at a... (cont'd)
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07-30-10: Immunizations and Emergency Action Plan
07/30/2010
All incoming third, fourth, and sixth graders are required to show documentation before school starts on September 2 that they have received at... (cont'd)
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07-27-10: District websites will be out of service Friday afternoon, July 30
07/27/2010
Access to Puyallup School District websites will be out of service for maintenance upgrades from approximately 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 30.... (cont'd)
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07-20-10: New bell schedules revised July 20 take effect this fall
07/20/2010
The times that students start and end school on Wednesdays are new this year for students in all grade levels. In addition, three elementary... (cont'd)
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07-19-10: Fred Meyer presents district with community donation
07/19/2010
Puyallup Fred Meyer Store Director Jeff Fortin presented the Puyallup School District with a check for $6,480.40 on July 16 collected from the... (cont'd)
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07-09-10: Ethnicity and race data collection forms due
07/09/2010
Each year, school districts in Washington are required to report student data by ethnicity and race categories to the state’s Office of... (cont'd)
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07-02-10: Communications department wins three Awards of Excellence
07/02/2010
The district Communications department has won three Awards of Excellence this year for outstanding achievement in public school communications.... (cont'd)
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07-02-10: District receives eighth consecutive perfect state audit
07/02/2010
For the eighth consecutive year, the Puyallup School District has received a perfect state audit report. “Eight years without any significant... (cont'd)
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07-01-10: Superintendent unveils 2010-11 recommended budget
07/01/2010
Superintendent Tony Apostle presented his 2010-11 recommended budget on June 28 during the first of two public budget hearings. A second public... (cont'd)
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06-29-10 School board extends superintendent contract through 2013
06/29/2010
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to extend Superintendent Tony Apostle’s contract through 2013. The decision to extend Apostle’s... (cont'd)
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06-28-10: Puyallup High pool closed this summer for renovation
06/28/2010
The Puyallup High School pool is closed for renovation this summer and scheduled to reopen with limited school programs on August 23. Public open... (cont'd)
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06-22-10: School registration and class assignments
06/22/2010
Registration begins August 25 at elementary schools across the district for kindergartners and all other elementary students new to the Puyallup... (cont'd)
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06-22-10: First district budget hearing scheduled June 28
06/22/2010
The first of two public hearings on the recommended spending plan for the 2010-11 school year will be held on Monday, June 28. The public hearing... (cont'd)
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06-17-10: Board honors 2009-10 retiring employees
06/17/2010
Each year, the school board honors retiring district employees with a recognition program and reception. The recognition program on June 14 began... (cont'd)
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06-15-10: Students compete in annual district track meets
06/15/2010
Hundreds of students from throughout the district competed before a crowd of cheering supporters in the school district's annual Special Spring... (cont'd)
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06-13-10: Graduation ceremonies held for the class of 2010
06/13/2010
Graduating seniors from Puyallup, Rogers, Walker, and Emerald Ridge high schools participated in commencement ceremonies on Saturday June 12, 2010.... (cont'd)
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06-11-10: Karshner Museum celebrates 80 years
06/11/2010
The ladies wore pearls and silk, the gentlemen their fashionable best. They mingled to strains of swing music in the background with baked bean... (cont'd)
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05-28-10: Rogers High student is 2010 Meeker Days Festival poster winner
05/28/2010
Rogers High School senior Mandy Ryan is this year’s winner of the Puyallup Main Street Association’s 2010 Meeker Days Festival poster contest.... (cont'd)
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05-28-10: Puyallup High senior is runner-up in Poetry Out Loud state contest
05/28/2010
Puyallup High School senior Madison Hamel has been named runner-up in this year’s “Poetry Out Loud” state final competition. Hamel was one of 12... (cont'd)
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05-28-10: Emerald Ridge High senior is WAVE recipient
05/28/2010
Megan Kingston, a senior at Emerald Ridge High School, has been selected to receive the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) for the... (cont'd)
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05-28-10: Kalles Junior High teacher is CTE Educator of the Year
05/28/2010
Jim Lemieux, an engineering and technology teacher at Kalles Junior High, is this year's Puyallup School District Career and Technical Education... (cont'd)
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05-27-10: Karshner Museum celebrates 80th anniversary
05/27/2010
The community is invited to Karshner Museum’s 80th anniversary celebration, including music from the 1930s, entertainment, and refreshments. Guests... (cont'd)
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05-26-10: No school this Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31
05/26/2010
All schools in the Puyallup School District will be closed this Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. Classes resume on Tuesday, June 1. Support... (cont'd)
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05-26-10: Viking Car Show showcases more than 60 entries
05/26/2010
More than 60 cars ranging from hot rods to Hondas sparkled in the sunshine in Puyallup High School’s Viking Car Show held outside the school’s new... (cont'd)
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05-26-10: Applications are being accepted for Elizabeth Wesley Award
05/26/2010
Applications are being accepted for the annual Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award, which is offered to African-American students in... (cont'd)
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05-25-10: First district budget hearing scheduled June 28
05/25/2010
The first of two public hearings on the recommended spending plan for the 2010-11 school year will be held on June 28. A public hearing originally... (cont'd)
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05-25-10: More than 1,000 students perform in Marching Band Spectacular
05/25/2010
More than 1,000 band students from the school district’s seven junior high schools and three comprehensive high schools performed for the community... (cont'd)
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05-25-10: Students give helping hand to Haiti relief efforts
05/25/2010
Not long after word reached Puyallup about the devastation caused in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12 in Haiti, students galvanized and... (cont'd)
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05-19-10: 2010-11 key calendar dates announced
05/19/2010
Key calendar dates have been announced for the 2010-11 school year. The dates have been tentatively agreed to by the school district and the... (cont'd)
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05-18-10: Students showcase art in annual Dan Vesey Exhibit
05/18/2010
More than 100 students, teachers, and family members filled the Karshner Museum for the annual Dan Vesey artist reception and awards program. Each... (cont'd)
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05-15-10: Hunt Elementary parent gives 11 years of service to school
05/15/2010
When the first of her three children Entered kindergarten 11 years ago, Carol Howdy wasted no time in rolling up her Sleeves and getting to work as... (cont'd)
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05-15-10: Northwood volunteer works magic behind the scenes
05/15/2010
For nearly 20 years Rex Faubion has shared his talents and his time behind the projector, behind the stage, and behind the camera. This year, the... (cont'd)
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05-15-10: Pope Elementary volunteer is 'Top Dog' on school campus
05/15/2010
An increasing number of dogs are roaming through the playgrounds, classrooms, and bus drop-off zones this year at Pope Elementary School. Staff... (cont'd)
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05-14-10: Marching Band Spectacular set May 21 at Sparks Stadium
05/14/2010
More than 1,000 band students from all of the school district’s seven junior high schools and three comprehensive high schools will perform for the... (cont'd)
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05-13-10: Students celebrate cultures through art
05/13/2010
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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05-13-10: Student journalists earn state, national honors
05/13/2010
High school journalism students throughout the district, as well as one of the school advisers, learned this spring that they are the winners of... (cont'd)
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05-11-10: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
05/11/2010
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff today, Tuesday, May 11, in memory of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman, 40, of Yelm.... (cont'd)
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05-11-10: All but five schools to temporarily close during summer
05/11/2010
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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05-10-10: District Improvement Plan goes into effect in 2010-11 school year
05/10/2010
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires students in grades 3-10 to take a yearly test. This test, formerly known as the Washington... (cont'd)
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05-10-10: Students compete in state culinary contest
05/10/2010
Students in Puyallup High School’s Culinary Arts Club placed fourth in culinary skills and fifth in management during a statewide high school... (cont'd)
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05-10-10: Young scientists share knowledge at Spring Fair
05/10/2010
Nearly 350 students participated in the school district's 12th annual science fair, "Science Explorations 2010," which included the annual straw... (cont'd)
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05-07-10: Rick Wells is named Athletic Director of the Year
05/07/2010
Rick Wells, director of athletics, health, and fitness, has been selected the South Puget Sound League’s (SPSL’s) Class 4A Athletic Director of the... (cont'd)
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05-07-10: Winter sports wrap-up: Students win local, state recognition
05/07/2010
Puyallup is home to a state championship team, an individual state champion, and a Coach of the Year — all earned during the winter sports and... (cont'd)
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05-07-10: School board honors outstanding high school seniors
05/07/2010
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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05-05-10: Testing under way this month in grades 3 through 8
05/05/2010
Students in grades three through eight who are taking the new state-mandated Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) test by paper and pencil are... (cont'd)
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05-05-10: District Web and phones will be out of service Friday night, May 7
05/05/2010
Access to all Puyallup School District Web sites and district phones will be out of service for maintenance upgrades from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday,... (cont'd)
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04-30-10: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7
04/30/2010
Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District May 3-7. The Puyallup School Board unanimously approved a... (cont'd)
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04-23-10: Firgrove leaders camp overnight as prize for school reading goal met
04/23/2010
In their pajamas, robes, and slippers, Principal Char Krause and Assistant Principal Almai Malit-Idler sat in their camp chairs, opened a book, and... (cont'd)
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04-22-10: Kindergarten registration continues through June 16
04/22/2010
Kindergarten registration continues through the end of the school year for students who will enter the Puyallup School District for the first time... (cont'd)
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04-22-10: Jury rules in favor of Puyallup School District in JagWire lawsuit
04/22/2010
Pierce County Superior Court jurors returned a verdict April 21 in favor of the Puyallup School District in a case brought by several students and... (cont'd)
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04-16-10: School Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 19-23
04/16/2010
School Volunteer Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23.... (cont'd)
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04-10-10: Students perform in 77th Annual Daffodil Parade
04/10/2010
Junior high and high school band, cheer, drill, dance, and JROTC groups performed April 10 in the 77th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street... (cont'd)
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04-09-10: School board to honor Teachers of the Year April 12
04/09/2010
The Puyallup School Board will honor Mike Holten and Billie Lane, this year's Teachers of the Year, at its next meeting on Monday, April 12. The... (cont'd)
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04-08-10: Students show science smarts and honor cultures at Spring Fair
04/08/2010
The education and talents of more than 600 students, including science projects, art contest winners, and art and stage performances honoring... (cont'd)
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04-06-10: Students to march in Daffodil Parade this Saturday
04/06/2010
Junior high and high school bands, drill teams, and dance teams from throughout the Puyallup School District will participate this Saturday, April... (cont'd)
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04-05-10: Wildwood Elementary principal receives national honor
04/05/2010
Wildwood Elementary School Principal Glenn Malone has been named Washington state’s National Distinguished Principal. Malone learned of the... (cont'd)
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04-02-10: Thousands of students participate in fifth annual March Gladness
04/02/2010
They donated pennies by the thousands for cancer research, collected canned food to feed the hungry, donated shoes for children in... (cont'd)
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03-26-10: Student and educator win awards at Friendraiser Breakfast
03/26/2010
A junior at Emerald Ridge High and a teacher at Ballou Junior High are this year’s recipients of the student and educator Citizen of the Year... (cont'd)
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03-24-10: Teachers of the Year named in surprise announcements
03/24/2010
Mike Holten, a fifth-grade teacher at Sunrise Elementary, and Billie Lane, a math teacher at Kalles Junior High, are this year’s Puyallup School... (cont'd)
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03-22-10: Brouillet Elementary wins $50,000 grant for community playground
03/22/2010
Brouillet Elementary has been selected to receive a $50,000 Pepsi grant which, combined with another $25,000 the school has raised over the past... (cont'd)
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03-19-10: College Bound Scholarship Assistance Nights March 23 and 25
03/19/2010
Students eligible to apply for a full-tuition scholarship to college or other post-high school education programs are invited with their parents to... (cont'd)
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03-19-10: Another school district employee group agrees to freeze wages
03/19/2010
The Puyallup Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) is the next in a series of employee groups in the Puyallup School District... (cont'd)
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03-19-10: Board to recognize Volunteers of the Year on March 22
03/19/2010
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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03-16-10: State testing begins this week for high school students
03/16/2010
Testing begins today at the high school level for a new state-mandated basic skills test that replaces the Washington Assessment of Student... (cont'd)
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03-16-10: Final budget feedback forum set March 17
03/16/2010
A proposed draft budget for the 2010-11 school year will be presented and comments welcomed at one more budget feedback forum this month. The final... (cont'd)
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03-11-10: Historically Black Colleges fair draws more than 150 students
03/11/2010
For the fifth consecutive year, the Puyallup School District hosted its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Recruitment Day,... (cont'd)
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03-09-10: Edgerton Elementary hosts Asian cultural festival
03/09/2010
Students and staff celebrated the Asian culture in the local, state, and global community through the use of art displays, guest speakers,... (cont'd)
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03-09-10: World-renowned Dallas Brass to perform March 19 at Puyallup High
03/09/2010
The Dallas Brass, a world-renowned brass ensemble, will host a free music workshop on March 19 geared for band students followed by a concert... (cont'd)
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03-05-10: Parents invited to summer athletic planning meeting March 22
03/05/2010
A parent meeting to discuss summer athletic planning will be held on Monday, March 22 at each of the district’s three comprehensive high schools.... (cont'd)
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03-05-10: Classified School Employees Week is March 8 to 12
03/05/2010
Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared the week of March 8-12 as Classified School Employees Week. The Puyallup School Board is scheduled to issue its... (cont'd)
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03-03-10: Students and staff celebrate Read Across America Day
03/03/2010
Students and staff throughout the school district celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2 by reading their favorite... (cont'd)
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03-02-10: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
03/02/2010
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, March 2, in memory of Specialist William C. Spencer, who died of injuries he... (cont'd)
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03-02-10: State testing begins March 16 for high school students
03/02/2010
Testing begins this month at the high school level for a new state-mandated basic skills test that replaces the Washington Assessment of Student... (cont'd)
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02-26-10: Winter Olympics come to Puyallup
02/26/2010
The Olympic spirit is alive at Sunrise Elementary School. The gold medal count soared on February 25 when all of the nearly 40 students in the... (cont'd)
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02-25-10: High schools name new head football coaches
02/25/2010
Emerald Ridge and Puyallup high schools have named new head football coaching staffs. Emerald Ridge High A team of five district educators will... (cont'd)
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02-24-10: Puyallup wins replacement levy election
02/24/2010
Official election results released today show that the Puyallup School District’s four-year school programs and operations replacement levy has... (cont'd)
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02-22-10: Kindergarten registration begins March 23-26
02/22/2010
Kindergarten registration begins March 23-26 for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2010. Evening registration will be... (cont'd)
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02-17-10: March 4 is next kindergarten parent information meeting
02/17/2010
Parents and guardians of children starting kindergarten in September, 2010 are invited to attend the last of three information meetings that will... (cont'd)
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02-12-10: On-time graduation specialists help junior high students excel
02/12/2010
Terje Michaelson used to stuff his homework randomly into his backpack. Now the teenager puts completed assignments in his binder. This simple... (cont'd)
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02-11-10: Schools closed February 12 and 15
02/11/2010
All schools in the Puyallup School District are closed on Friday, February 12 for mid-winter break and on Monday, February 15 for President's Day.... (cont'd)
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02-10-10: Replacement levy passes by largest margin in 18 years
02/10/2010
Final official election results show that the Puyallup School District’s four-year school programs and operations replacement levy passed with the... (cont'd)
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02-09-10: Remember to vote in today's Special Election
02/09/2010
Remember to vote in today's all mail-in Special Election. Bring your ballot to a local express booth drop-off site, or mail it today. Express... (cont'd)
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02-08-10: Puyallup High band program wins $10,000 in radio contest
02/08/2010
The Puyallup High School band program has won first place and $10,000 in this year’s “School of The Rock - Battle of the Bands” radio station... (cont'd)
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02-08-10: Nominations invited for Teacher of the Year
02/08/2010
The public is invited to nominate a teacher to be honored as the Teacher of the Year. Complete the nomination form and mail or deliver it to Karen... (cont'd)
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02-08-10: Hunt Elementary teacher receives 2009 Teacher Recognition Award
02/08/2010
Nancy McIlraith, who has been teaching in the Puyallup School District for nearly four decades, has been recognized by a Seattle-based education... (cont'd)
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02-07-10: Law enforcement and schools partner to keep schools safe
02/07/2010
They want to be known as educators rather than enforcers, and as people to trust rather than fear. “We want students to feel safe and to know that... (cont'd)
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02-07-10: Students with special needs learn careers in on-the-job training
02/07/2010
Jeanee Henson has dreams of becoming an ultrasound technician. John Bizub wants to be a professional chef, and Brandon Myers is an aspiring... (cont'd)
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02-06-10: Emerald Ridge bowlers roll to second consecutive state title
02/06/2010
The defending state champion Emerald Ridge High girls bowling team rolled its way to another state victory this weekend and celebrated one of its... (cont'd)
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02-05-10: Modified lockdown lifted at four district schools
02/05/2010
At approximately 8 a.m. today, February 5, the school district was notified of police activity in the area of Emerald Ridge High, Glacier View... (cont'd)
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02-04-10: Superior Court ruling is victory for students in Puyallup and state
02/04/2010
A King County Superior Court’s ruling today that Washington state is not amply funding basic education under the state Constitution is a victory... (cont'd)
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02-02-10: Record number of Puyallup educators earn National Board Certification
02/02/2010
A record number of educators in the Puyallup School District have joined an elite group across the state and country who have earned National Board... (cont'd)
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01-29-10: National School Counseling Week is February 1-5
01/29/2010
Schools throughout the district, state, and nation are celebrating National School Counseling Week February 1-5. State Superintendent of Public... (cont'd)
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01-29-10: Parents invited to review sexual health education curricula
01/29/2010
Parents, guardians, and other community members are invited to review new instructional materials recommended for sexual health education in grades... (cont'd)
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01-27-10: Second dose of H1N1 vaccine necessary for children under age 10
01/27/2010
State health officials remind parents that children under the age of 10 who received the first dose of the H1N1 vaccine need the second dose to be... (cont'd)
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01-26-10: HIV/AIDS curriculum preview February 10
01/26/2010
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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01-25-10: Cross country coach joins state Hall of Fame
01/25/2010
They call her their second mom, their confidant, and their friend. When former students recall memories of being on the Puyallup High School cross... (cont'd)
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01-25-10: Ballots arrive for February 9 Special Election
01/25/2010
Ballots for the February 9 special election were mailed Friday and have begun arriving in mailboxes. Exercise your right to vote in this all... (cont'd)
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01-24-10: Puyallup grad serves others at Good Samaritan Hospital
01/24/2010
Sean McLucas says his life couldn’t be happier. The 2004 Puyallup High School graduate works full time as a sanitarian in the dish room adjacent to... (cont'd)
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01-20-10: Tom Ingles resigns as Puyallup High head football coach
01/20/2010
Tom Ingles, a state Hall of Fame inductee who is well known throughout Washington for his 38 years of contributions to high school athletics, has... (cont'd)
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01-19-10: Edgerton hosts 'Run @ the Edge' 5K fun run/walk
01/19/2010
The community is invited to participate March 13 in a 5K fun run/walk at Edgerton Elementary School. Named "Run @ the Edge," the event is a benefit... (cont'd)
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01-19-10: QUEST testing currently in progress
01/19/2010
Testing has begun for students currently in grades 2–5 for placement in the QUEST program next year. QUEST is a program for highly capable... (cont'd)
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01-15-10: Reflections student art on display this weekend at South Hill Mall
01/15/2010
More than 260 pieces of elementary and junior high school student artwork judged in the annual Puyallup PTA Council Reflections contest are on... (cont'd)
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01-12-10: QUEST testing applications due by January 15
01/12/2010
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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01-11-10: Students excel in fall sports season
01/11/2010
A wrap-up of the fall sports season, including student and team accomplishments, are listed in the linked document by school. The information was... (cont'd)
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01-11-10: Kindergarten registration begins March 23-26
01/11/2010
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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01-06-10: Community input sought in 2010-11 budget planning
01/06/2010
The community is invited to weigh in on budget priorities for the 2010-11 school year as the district prepares for more spending reductions due to... (cont'd)
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01-05-10: Students show respect and appreciation for fallen officer
01/05/2010
As the white hearse carrying the body of slain Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Kent Mundell passed, Joshua Neighbarger stood at attention, eyes... (cont'd)
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01-04-10: Puyallup Giftmakers serves children in need
01/04/2010
For the 23rd consecutive year, Puyallup Giftmakers provided toys and other holiday gifts last month to district children in need. The program... (cont'd)
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12-21-09: District offices closed December 24 through January 1
12/21/2009
Puyallup School District administrative offices and support buildings will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 24 through Friday,... (cont'd)
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12-21-09: School board elects officers in annual reorganization
12/21/2009
Every year in December, the Puyallup School Board elects officers for the coming year. By unanimous vote, the board elected Diana Seeley president,... (cont'd)
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12-16-09: Classified School Employees of the Year announced
12/16/2009
Staff members at three district sites reacted with cheers and standing ovations as Superintendent Tony Apostle announced this year’s Classified... (cont'd)
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12-14-09: Puyallup schools are two hours late today, Monday, December 14
12/14/2009
Due to icy road conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are two hours late today, Monday, December 14. There will be no a.m.... (cont'd)
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12-07-09: Flags at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12/07/2009
Governor Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, December 7, for... (cont'd)
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12-01-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
12/01/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, December 1, in memory of Staff Sergeant John J. Cleaver, 36, of Marysville.... (cont'd)
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11-30-09: Flags at half-staff in memory of Lakewood police officers
11/30/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff starting Monday, November 30, in memory of the four Lakewood police officers — Sergeant Mark... (cont'd)
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11-24-09: Puyallup School Board wins statewide honor
11/24/2009
The Puyallup School Board is one of eight school boards statewide to receive the first-ever “Board of Distinction” honor from the Washington State... (cont'd)
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11-23-09: Nominations invited for Classified School Employee of the Year
11/23/2009
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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11-23-09: District news on Facebook and Twitter
11/23/2009
The Puyallup School District has opened Facebook and Twitter accounts and is posting up-to-the-minute news and information, including the first... (cont'd)
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11-23-09: School transfer applications due by January 10
11/23/2009
In-district students who wish to attend a school other than their attendance area school in 2010-11 need to submit their Intra-District Transfer... (cont'd)
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11-19-09: Puyallup Giftmakers seeks donations in 23rd annual gift giveaway
11/19/2009
Puyallup Giftmakers is accepting toy donations for its 23rd annual holiday gift giveaway for children in need throughout the school district. Items... (cont'd)
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11-17-09: Passion and skill 'come together' for Beatles-inspired art
11/17/2009
His passion for Beatles music, combined with a lifelong love of art, has thrust Jack Widmann into the public eye. Nearly 500 people participated in... (cont'd)
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11-17-09: All aboard the new walking school bus!
11/17/2009
Like most kids his age, 7-year-old Logan Kuzmanich likes to be outdoors with his friends. He also likes to walk in the rain, especially when he... (cont'd)
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11-17-09: Community donates back-to-school supplies
11/17/2009
Backpacks, notebooks, crayons, and lunch boxes are among thousands of dollars worth of school supplies donated this fall by area businesses and... (cont'd)
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11-17-09: Karshner Museum gets exterior makeover
11/17/2009
Karshner Museum opened this fall with exterior improvements, including new windows, a painted roof, and restained wood around the front entry... (cont'd)
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11-12-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
11/12/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, November 12, in memory of U.S. Army Specialist Aaron S. Aamot, 22, of Custer,... (cont'd)
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11-12-09: Local educator is published in national magazine
11/12/2009
The fall issue of “Teachers of Color,” a national magazine published twice a year, features an article written by Gerald Denman, executive director... (cont'd)
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11-10-09: Second interviews set for two school board finalists
11/10/2009
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to hold second interviews with two of five finalists for the open board seat. The board announced... (cont'd)
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11-09-09: Schools closed for Veteran's Day November 11
11/09/2009
In honor of Veteran's Day, all Puyallup School District schools and support buildings will be closed on Wednesday, November 11. School resumes on... (cont'd)
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11-08-09: Flags at half-staff in memory of Fort Hood victims
11/08/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff through Tuesday, November 10, in memory of those killed on November 5 at Fort Hood, Texas.... (cont'd)
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11-05-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
11/05/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, November 5, in memory of U.S. Army Private First Class Christopher Walz, 25, of... (cont'd)
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11-03-09: Remember to vote today, November 3
11/03/2009
Remember to vote in today's November 3 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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10-30-09: Puyallup High dedicates new classroom wing
10/30/2009
Nearly 100 people celebrated the dedication of the newly opened Puyallup High School classroom wing — the last of the projects paid for by the... (cont'd)
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10-26-09: Dedication set October 29 for Puyallup High classroom addition
10/26/2009
A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for Puyallup High School’s new East Campus Phase One classroom addition begins at 3 p.m. this Thursday,... (cont'd)
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10-26-09: Five finalists announced for open school board seat
10/26/2009
The Puyallup School Board has named five finalists for the open school board seat. The board unanimously agreed at its October 26 meeting to select... (cont'd)
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10-20-09: Student artwork on display at South Hill Library
10/20/2009
Watercolor, crayon, abstract paper, and chalk artwork by kindergartners through sixth graders at Brouillet Elementary are on display through... (cont'd)
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10-16-09: Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award recipients honored
10/16/2009
The school board celebrated the success of 74 Puyallup School District students named this year as Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award... (cont'd)
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10-16-09: Ballots arrive today for November 3 General Election
10/16/2009
General Election ballots arrive in mailboxes today. Exercise your right to vote in the November 3 election.
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10-14-09: October 19 is deadline to apply for school board vacancy
10/14/2009
Community members interested in filling a vacancy on the Puyallup School District Board of Directors have until 4 p.m. Monday, October 19 to submit... (cont'd)
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10-07-09: Wildwood Elementary celebrates Walk to School Day
10/07/2009
Participants gathered in the parking lot at the Wildwood Park baseball field at 8 a.m. and then formed a long line as they made their 10-minute... (cont'd)
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10-02-09: School board pays tribute to Kathy Afflerbaugh
10/02/2009
The Puyallup School Board honored outgoing veteran member Kathy Afflerbaugh during a tribute featuring music and speeches by staff, students, and... (cont'd)
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09-29-09: Puyallup School District recalls nearly 90 percent of its teachers
09/29/2009
All but 13 of the 68 teachers who were issued layoff notices last spring are back teaching this fall in the Puyallup School District. The other 13... (cont'd)
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09-28-09: School programs and operations levy election set for February 9, 2010
09/28/2009
On February 9, 2010, Puyallup School District voters will be asked to consider a four-year replacement levy to help support school programs and... (cont'd)
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09-28-09: Four schools win statewide recognition for academic improvement
09/28/2009
Kalles Junior High and Fruitland, Zeiger, and Hunt elementary schools have been recognized as “Great Schools” for being among the top 5 percent of... (cont'd)
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09-25-09: Grim outlook for K-12 funding in 2010-11 and beyond
09/25/2009
School funding statewide is in a “crisis,” and educators can expect continued financial challenges in the next several years as they work to... (cont'd)
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09-24-09: Puyallup School Board to honor outgoing Director Kathy Afflerbaugh
09/24/2009
The community is invited to a special recognition of outgoing Puyallup School Board Director Kathy Afflerbaugh. The school board will honor... (cont'd)
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09-18-09: Four schools win statewide recognition for academic improvement
09/18/2009
Kalles Junior High and Fruitland, Zeiger, and Hunt elementary schools have been recognized as “Great Schools” for being among the top 5 percent of... (cont'd)
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09-17-09: District seeks applicants to fill school board vacancy
09/17/2009
Community members interested in filling a vacancy on the Puyallup School District Board of Directors may apply through October 19, 2009. A new... (cont'd)
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09-16-09: Veteran school board member announces resignation
09/16/2009
Veteran school board member Kathy Afflerbaugh has announced she will resign her post effective October 1. Afflerbaugh, who has served the past 10... (cont'd)
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09-16-09: Schools showcase programs on Education Day at the Puyallup Fair
09/16/2009
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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09-15-09: Preparing for flu season
09/15/2009
As the flu season approaches, the Puyallup School District reminds students, employees, volunteers, and families that good health habits can help... (cont'd)
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09-01-09: Karshner Elementary students use technology to explore their dreams
09/01/2009
It’s a common question that pops up at schools across the globe, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Several students at Karshner Elementary are... (cont'd)
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09-01-09: Reading interventions give students added support
09/01/2009
Jennifer Morton has been reading with her son, Karshner Elementary third grader Jordan Davy, since the day he was born. Recently, though, she... (cont'd)
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