News Archives for 2008-09
08-28-09: Flags flying at half-staff in memory of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy
08/28/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff through Sunday, August 30, in memory of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who died August 25.... (cont'd)
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08-27-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
08/27/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, August 27, in memory of U. S. Army First Sergeant Jose S. Crisostomo, 59, of... (cont'd)
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08-26-09: School starts Wednesday, September 2
08/26/2009
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 2 in the Puyallup School District. All students except those in grades 11 and 12 at Emerald Ridge... (cont'd)
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08-23-09: Fair Day is September 16
08/23/2009
The district will showcase educational programs on Fair Day Wednesday, September 16 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. Activities are planned... (cont'd)
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08-22-09: Secondary students start and end school later on Wednesdays
08/22/2009
Junior high and high school students start school 95 minutes later and end their school day five minutes later on Wednesdays, effective this school... (cont'd)
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08-21-09: Elementary students plant and maintain gardens
08/21/2009
Students at a pair of elementary schools are getting their hands dirty in the name of science. At Brouillet and Meeker elementary schools, parents,... (cont'd)
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08-21-09: HIV/AIDS curriculum preview September 9
08/21/2009
Parents or guardians of junior high students are invited to preview the school district’s approved HIV/AIDS curriculum for students in grades seven... (cont'd)
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08-20-09: School supply donations accepted for families in need
08/20/2009
Local businesses and community groups have set up donation boxes to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need. The Puyallup School... (cont'd)
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08-20-09: Rogers graduate fulfills childhood dream as sound engineer
08/20/2009
Chris Martin’s big break in the music business came in fifth grade at Fruitland Elementary School. His teacher, Charles Jacobson, asked the class... (cont'd)
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08-14-09: District WASL scores exceed state average
08/14/2009
Students across the Puyallup School District scored better than the state average in nearly every grade level, and in some cases set record highs... (cont'd)
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08-13-09: Changes to school bus transportation take effect this fall
08/13/2009
All bus stops along safe walking routes within a one-mile radius of the district’s elementary, junior high, and high schools have been eliminated,... (cont'd)
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08-13-09: School registration and class assignments
08/13/2009
Registration begins August 24 at elementary schools across the district for kindergartners and all other elementary students new to the Puyallup... (cont'd)
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08-12-09: Puyallup School Board approves 2009-10 budget
08/12/2009
The Puyallup School Board has approved a $197 million spending plan for the 2009-10 school year that maintains a balanced budget in the face of... (cont'd)
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08-11-09: PTA donates $30,000 for SMART Boards
08/11/2009
Shaw Road Elementary students will learn this year with the support of interactive whiteboards thanks to a $30,000 donation from the school PTA.... (cont'd)
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08-11-09: District joins lawsuit to fully fund basic education
08/11/2009
The Puyallup School District has joined a lawsuit, which is scheduled to go to trial August 31, to force the state to fully fund basic education.... (cont'd)
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08-11-09: School board extends superintendent's contract through 2012
08/11/2009
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to extend Superintendent Tony Apostle’s contract through 2012. The decision to extend Apostle’s... (cont'd)
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08-10-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
08/10/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Monday, August 10, in memory of U. S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Douglas M. Vose III, 38,... (cont'd)
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08-06-09: Athletes, coaches recognized statewide in spring sports season
08/06/2009
Students and coaches throughout the school district won numerous local and state recognitions during the spring sports and activities season. The... (cont'd)
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08-05-09: New bell schedules take effect September 2
08/05/2009
The times that students start and end school are new this year for students in all grade levels. Elementary Elementary students throughout the... (cont'd)
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08-05-09: Sunrise Elementary students gte free books during summer giveaway
08/05/2009
Sunrise Elementary Principal Terrie Garrison is seeing to it that students have books — and plenty of them — to read this summer. Garrison loaded... (cont'd)
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07-13-09: School board agrees to close Hilltop Elementary School
07/13/2009
After more than a decade of study and months of opportunity for public testimony, the Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to close Hilltop... (cont'd)
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07-07-09: New location for July 13 school board meeting
07/07/2009
The location of the Puyallup School Board meeting on Monday, July 13 has been changed to the Puyallup High School Commons. The meeting, which was... (cont'd)
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07-02-09: Rogers High pool closed this summer for resurfacing
07/02/2009
The Rogers High School pool is closed for a resurfacing project this summer and will reopen with limited programs on August 31. Open swim is... (cont'd)
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07-01-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
07/01/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Wednesday, July 1, in memory of U. S. Army First Lieutenant Brian N. Bradshaw, 24, of... (cont'd)
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06-24-09: Elementary school registration is July 8 to August 12
06/24/2009
Parents of students entering kindergarten and students new to the district in grades one through six may register their children for school every... (cont'd)
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06-19-09: Puyallup School District recalls 19 teachers
06/19/2009
Nineteen Puyallup School District teachers who were issued layoff notices last month have been offered either full- or part-time teaching jobs for... (cont'd)
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06-18-09: Communications department wins awards for excellence
06/18/2009
The Puyallup School District Communications department won seven awards for excellent communications, including one perfect score in photography,... (cont'd)
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06-18-09: 'Ninth-Grade Invasion' welcomes students to Puyallup High
06/18/2009
They arrived in the morning as Falcons, Eagles, and Tyees and left in the afternoon as a “family” of Vikings. More than 500 ninth graders from... (cont'd)
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06-17-09: Student journalists shine on the national stage
06/17/2009
Puyallup High School’s student newspaper earned top honors, and students from all three comprehensive high schools won recognition for writing,... (cont'd)
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06-17-09: Woodland Elementary paraeducator honored
06/17/2009
At the end of their school day, Kathy Meyer is one of last adults students see before they head home. She believes in giving every one of them a... (cont'd)
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06-17-09: Golden Acorn, Zeiger winners named
06/17/2009
A pair of parent volunteers and a long-time elementary school teacher took home this year’s Golden Acorn and Zeiger awards for their work in and... (cont'd)
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06-17-09: Washington Aerospace Scholars named
06/17/2009
Six Rogers High students are among 150 juniors from across the state selected to participate in a six-day Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS)... (cont'd)
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06-16-09: Information about the district's secondary athletic program
06/16/2009
The 2009-10 recommended budget proposes a cost savings by changing the seventh- and eighth-grade athletic program from an interscholastic to an... (cont'd)
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06-14-09: Graduation ceremonies held for Class of 2009
06/14/2009
With the traditional turning of the tassel on their mortar boards, more than 1,200 seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, Rogers, and Walker high... (cont'd)
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06-11-09: School board honors retiring employees
06/11/2009
Each year, the school board honors retiring district employees with a special board recognition and reception. The recognition program began with a... (cont'd)
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06-08-09: Superintendent presents recommended budget
06/08/2009
Superintendent Tony Apostle unveiled his recommended budget for the 2009-10 school year at the June 8 Puyallup School Board meeting. The... (cont'd)
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06-05-09: Students compete in annual district track meets
06/05/2009
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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06-03-09: Public hearing set June 10 on potential closure of Hilltop Elementary
06/03/2009
A public hearing on the potential closure of Hilltop Elementary School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at Edgemont Junior High... (cont'd)
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06-01-09: Some Facilities offices relocate to Kalles Junior High
06/01/2009
The Puyallup School District Facilities department now has two locations. Several Facilities offices have moved from their previous location at 323... (cont'd)
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05-27-09: Ferrucci Junior High art show rescheduled for tonight, May 28
05/27/2009
Due to an electrical fire at Ferrucci Junior High, an art show originally scheduled for May 27 has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight, May 28.... (cont'd)
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05-26-09: School board honors outstanding high school seniors
05/26/2009
Each year the Puyallup School Board recognizes 20 outstanding seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers high schools. The board recognized... (cont'd)
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05-20-09: Business partnership gets graduate's career on the road
05/20/2009
Doug Burlingame spends his days surrounded by computer equipment, diagnosing complex electrical and fiber optic networks, and solving problems in... (cont'd)
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05-19-09: Student art wins top prizes in annual Dan Vesey exhibit
05/19/2009
A watercolor winter landscape and a ceramic mask that blends Native American and Mayan cultures have won top honors in the 2009 Dan Vesey Art... (cont'd)
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05-18-09: Students give back to community through service
05/18/2009
This year, more than ever before, students across the district have responded by the thousands to help their local and global neighbors through a... (cont'd)
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05-15-09: Students celebrate cultural awareness at Fair exhibit
05/15/2009
Students throughout the district celebrated cultural awareness through visual art, literature, music, dance, and other performances at the annual... (cont'd)
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05-14-09: Students celebrate cultures during after-school clubs
05/14/2009
Stasi Friend may only be 10 years old, but she has already traveled the world. The fourth grader has learned how to write Chinese characters, make... (cont'd)
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05-14-09: Elementary Honors Concert is May 18
05/14/2009
The annual Elementary Honors Concert, featuring 300-plus band, orchestra, and choral students from throughout the district, will be held at 7 p.m.... (cont'd)
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05-14-09: Grades earned this semester affect fall athletic eligibility
05/14/2009
Students who want to participate and/or compete in sports or selected extracurricular activities in fall 2009 must pass a minimum of five classes... (cont'd)
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05-08-09: School board to recognize Teachers of the Year May 11
05/08/2009
Sandra Adams-Ahlers, a fourth-grade teacher at Carson Elementary School, and Rod Iverson, the social studies department chair and an AP government... (cont'd)
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05-03-09: Edgemont Junior High remains open
05/03/2009
After conferencing with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Puyallup School District officials have decided that Edgemont Junior High will... (cont'd)
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04-28-09: More than 300 students participate in 'Science Explorations 2009'
04/28/2009
Hundreds of students of all ages displayed projects in the Puyallup School District's eleventh annual science fair, "Science Explorations 2009,"... (cont'd)
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04-16-09: 'Deaf Carnival 2009' to entertain students and community
04/16/2009
Students, staff, and the community are invited to attend “Deaf Carnival 2009,” an annual event for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, on Friday, May 8... (cont'd)
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04-14-09: Science Fair and Honoring Cultures exhibit is April 16-19
04/14/2009
Puyallup School District’s eleventh annual Science Fair, “Science Explorations 2009,” and this year's Honoring Cultures exhibit will be held April... (cont'd)
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04-14-09: School board moves forward with Hilltop Elementary closure study
04/14/2009
At its April 13 board meeting, the Puyallup School Board took the next step in the process of deciding whether to close Hilltop Elementary, the... (cont'd)
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04-13-09: Radio station names Woodland Elementary educator Teacher of the Week
04/13/2009
Andrea DeBruler, a first-grade teacher at Woodland Elementary School, reacted with surprise to the news that she was selected as the STAR 101.5... (cont'd)
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04-13-09: Thousands cheer student musicians in Marching Band Extravaganza
04/13/2009
Nearly 3,000 people of all ages cheered as band students from the school district’s seven junior highs and three comprehensive high schools... (cont'd)
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04-09-09: Community is invited to Marching Band Extravaganza on April 11
04/09/2009
More than 1,000 band students from all of the school district’s junior highs and high schools will perform for the community on April 11 in the... (cont'd)
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04-08-09: Community meetings to address 2009-10 district budget
04/08/2009
The community is invited to review and comment on the school district’s draft 2009-10 spending plan, which reflects the reduction of staff... (cont'd)
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04-07-09: Students, staff, and alumni participate in Daffodil Parade
04/07/2009
More than 100 high school students joined several alumni and junior high band teachers to perform in the all-district marching band in the 76th... (cont'd)
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04-03-09: Indian Education public hearing to be held April 13
04/03/2009
The Indian Education program of the Puyallup School District will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on April 13 for the review and approval of the... (cont'd)
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04-01-09: Former World War II pilot brings history to life during school visit
04/01/2009
Students at Kalles Junior High recently received a history lesson straight from the source. Lou Luma, a World War II pilot who flew missions over... (cont'd)
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04-01-09: Local students team up with police for some holiday shopping
04/01/2009
For a second year, the Puyallup Police Department partnered with local schools to reward students during the winter holidays. The program, known as... (cont'd)
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04-01-09: Community learns about health and safety at Meeker fair
04/01/2009
The Meeker Elementary PTA hosted a free We Care Health and Safety Fair, Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser, and playground fund-raiser in February.... (cont'd)
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03-31-09: School district offices are closed April 2 and 3
03/31/2009
All Puyallup School District administrative offices and support buildings, including the Education Service Center (ESC) and business office in... (cont'd)
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03-26-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
03/26/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Thursday, March 26, in memory of Private First Class Court D. Haugen, 23, of Wenatchee.... (cont'd)
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03-26-09: School board acts on 2009-10 proposed budget savings
03/26/2009
The Puyallup School Board approved two resolutions on March 23 that outline budget savings proposals as the district braces for a projected $11-$14... (cont'd)
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03-25-09: School district retirees honored at luncheon
03/25/2009
Superintendent Tony Apostle recognized Puyallup School District retirees for their years of service and presented them with a cake on March 23 in... (cont'd)
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02-18-09: Full tuition scholarships for eligible students
02/18/2009
Students in grades seven, eight, and nine who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches or are foster youth have an opportunity to... (cont'd)
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02-18-09: Honoring Cultures exhibit returns to the Spring Fair April 16-19
02/18/2009
District students will once again celebrate cultural awareness through art during the Puyallup Spring Fair. The Honoring Cultures exhibit, set for... (cont'd)
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02-11-09: Student artists recognized at Reflections banquet
02/11/2009
It was a night to celebrate the artistry and creativity of Puyallup School District students. Hundreds of parents, many with camcorders and digital... (cont'd)
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02-11-09: Capital levy proposes improved access to school sites
02/11/2009
A proposed set of small facility improvements could make a big impact on the day-to-day experiences of students and adults with disabilities. A... (cont'd)
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02-10-09: Meeker Elementary hosts health and safety fair February 28
02/10/2009
The community is invited to attend a free health and safety fair and support school fund-raisers on Saturday, February 28 at Meeker Elementary... (cont'd)
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02-10-09: Historically Black Colleges fair draws more than 100 students
02/10/2009
For a fourth straight year, the Puyallup School District hosted its Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recruitment Day, drawing more than... (cont'd)
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02-10-09: District enrollment projections show growth through 2020
02/10/2009
With the opening of Glacier View Junior High this year, nearly 300 fewer students attend Stahl Junior High. Principal Melanie Helle cautions that... (cont'd)
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02-09-09: Emerald Ridge High bowlers win state championship
02/09/2009
After completing a perfect regular season, the Emerald Ridge High girls bowling team rolled ahead in post-season to a championship victory —- the... (cont'd)
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02-09-09: Capital levy proposed replacing outdated computers
02/09/2009
At home, ninth grader John Worswick feels the difference between a newer, faster computer compared to one several years old. “I noticed it once my... (cont'd)
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02-09-09: Bond and capital levy on March 10 ballot
02/09/2009
On March 10, 2009, Puyallup School District voters will be asked to consider a school bond and a capital levy to address continued facility and... (cont'd)
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02-05-09: Ninth grade optional WASL testing cancelled
02/05/2009
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced February 5 that it has cancelled the optional Washington Assessment of Student... (cont'd)
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02-03-09: Puyallup is home to several winning fall sports teams
02/03/2009
From the soccer and football fields to the golf links and tennis courts, students at all three comprehensive high schools dominated the league... (cont'd)
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02-03-09: Phase One project blends new design with Puyallup tradition
02/03/2009
From foundation to finished building, the Phase One project at Puyallup High is rapidly nearing completion. The project, which adds a one-story... (cont'd)
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02-03-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
02/03/2009
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, February 3, in memory of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin H. Todd of... (cont'd)
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02-02-09: Edgerton hosts 'Family Fun Day and Cultural Extravaganza'
02/02/2009
The community is invited to participate March 14 in a daylong “Family Fun Day and Cultural Extravaganza” to help fight leukemia and lymphoma, as... (cont'd)
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02-02-09: Linkages forum partners district and early learning providers
02/02/2009
More than 80 educators and representatives from local early learning providers came together to explore ways to ease the transition into... (cont'd)
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01-29-09: Teachers receive national Board Certification
01/29/2009
After a year or more of work to demonstrate their skills, six Puyallup School District teachers have earned the right to be called National Board... (cont'd)
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01-29-09: Diversity Committee collects winter clothing donations
01/29/2009
New or gently used coats, hats, and mittens are being collected through the end of February by the school district’s Office of Diversity Affairs.... (cont'd)
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01-29-09: Teenagers invited to enter writing contest
01/29/2009
Teens throughout Pierce County have the opportunity to express themselves, earn cash prizes, and see their work published in Pierce County Library... (cont'd)
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01-29-09: Revised district calendars available
01/29/2009
Updated versions of the 2008-09 elementary and secondary student calendars are available here on the district Web site. The newly posted calendars... (cont'd)
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01-29-09: County library expands 'Live Homework Help'
01/29/2009
The Pierce County Library System is expanding its service to help students with their homework. “Live Homework Help” is a free online service that... (cont'd)
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01-27-09: School Board appoints Pat Donovan to fill open seat
01/27/2009
Pat Donovan, a 17-year resident of the area, school volunteer, and Battalion Chief with the local fire department, is the newest member of the... (cont'd)
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01-26-09: Puyallup schools are two hours late today, Tuesday, January 27
01/26/2009
Due to icy road conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are two hours late today, Tuesday, January 27, 2009. There will be no a.m.... (cont'd)
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01-21-09: Kindergarten registration begins March 10-13
01/21/2009
Kindergarten registration begins March 10-13 for students who will enter the Puyallup School District for the first time in fall 2009. Evening... (cont'd)
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01-20-09: Students to move out of portables at Puyallup High and other schools
01/20/2009
Puyallup High senior Zach Walston knows firsthand how difficult it can be attending classes in a portable classroom. “I'm almost late to my... (cont'd)
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01-20-09: Citizens help ensure taxpayer money is well-spent
01/20/2009
One is a firefighter, another is an engineer. Several have financial backgrounds, while others are managers and administrators. Despite their... (cont'd)
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01-16-09: Kalles students march to celebrate Dr. King
01/16/2009
Hundreds of Kalles Junior High students brought their celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. out of the classroom and into their community. In... (cont'd)
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01-16-09: School board pays tribute to Bruce Dammeier
01/16/2009
The school board held a special tribute during its January 12 meeting to recognize Bruce Dammeier for his years of service on the board and in the... (cont'd)
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01-14-09: Student Reflections art on display this weekend
01/14/2009
Students across the district recently used a single word as the inspiration for a wide variety of artistic endeavors that will be on display this... (cont'd)
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01-14-09: HIV/AIDS curriculum preview set on February 4
01/14/2009
The Puyallup School District invites parents and/or guardians of elementary students to preview the district’s approved Human Growth and... (cont'd)
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01-08-09: Puyallup schools on regular schedule Friday, January 9
01/08/2009
All schools in the Puyallup School District will operate on regular schedule on Friday, January 9, 2009. Buses will run on normal schedule.... (cont'd)
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01-07-09: Puyallup schools are closed Thursday, January 8
01/07/2009
Due to potential flooding conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are closed Thursday, January 8. All after-school and evening... (cont'd)
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01-07-09: After-school and evening activities cancelled today, January 7
01/07/2009
Due to the potential flooding conditions, all after-school and evening activities have been cancelled for today, Wednesday, January 7. All... (cont'd)
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01-06-09: Student Reflections art on display through January 16
01/06/2009
Students across the district recently used a single word as the inspiration for a wide variety of artistic endeavors that remain on display through... (cont'd)
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01-05-09: Science Fair Community Night set January 13
01/05/2009
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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01-05-09: Puyallup School Board to honor outgoing Director Bruce Dammeier
01/05/2009
The community is invited to a special recognition of outgoing Puyallup School Board Director Bruce Dammeier. The school board will honor Dammeier’s... (cont'd)
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01-04-09: District seeks applicants to fill school board vacancy
01/04/2009
Community members interested in filling a vacancy on the Puyallup School District Board of Directors can apply through January 8, 2009. A new board... (cont'd)
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01-03-09: School transfer applications due January 10
01/03/2009
In-district students who wish to attend a school other than their attendance area school in 2009-10 need to submit their Intra-District Transfer... (cont'd)
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12-23-08: Call to check status of athletic events during winter break
12/23/2008
Due to uncertain weather, call the district's athletic office before attending any of the school district's scheduled sports events during winter... (cont'd)
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12-21-08: Why replace a school versus remodel?
12/21/2008
The 2009 school bond proposal includes plans to replace Firgrove, Spinning, and Waller Road elementary schools. In determining whether to rebuild... (cont'd)
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12-21-08: Book drive to aid children in Uganda
12/21/2008
Karshner Museum and the school district's Office of Diversity Affairs are spearheading a book drive through April 2009 to aid children in Uganda.... (cont'd)
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12-19-08: Puyallup School District activities cancelled this weekend
12/19/2008
Due to inclement weather conditions, all Puyallup School District activities are cancelled and will remain cancelled throughout this weekend,... (cont'd)
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12-19-08: Safety, student learning key in Spinning replacement
12/19/2008
The portable classrooms at Spinning Elementary are just like those at any other elementary school, until the ground begins to tremble. Several... (cont'd)
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12-18-08: Firgrove replacement proposal would ease crowding
12/18/2008
Sometimes, it starts with a single drop of water. During the rainy months of the school year, the roof and plumbing at Firgrove Elementary struggle... (cont'd)
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12-18-08: Puyallup schools are closed today, Thursday, December 18
12/18/2008
Due to inclement weather conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are closed today, Thursday, December 18, 2008. All after-school... (cont'd)
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12-17-08: Puyallup schools are cancelled today, Wednesday, December 17
12/17/2008
Due to inclement weather conditions, all schools in the Puyallup School District are cancelled today, Wednesday, December 17, 2008. All Communities... (cont'd)
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12-17-08: Alumni may visit Puyallup High even though school is cancelled Friday
12/17/2008
The Puyallup High School Alumni Assembly is cancelled, but the school will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so that alumni can visit. A video prepared... (cont'd)
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12-15-08: Engineering career takes off for Rogers High graduate
12/15/2008
For Wendi Pickett Otto, outer space is her research lab. The 1997 Rogers High School graduate has spent the past six years with the Virginia-based... (cont'd)
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12-15-08: Puyallup schools on regular schedule today, Monday, December 15
12/15/2008
Puyallup schools are on regular schedule today, Monday, December 15, 2008. The Puyallup School Board study session will be held as scheduled at 8... (cont'd)
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12-12-08: State honors four Puyallup schools for academic gains
12/12/2008
Significant gains in reading and math have earned three elementary schools and one junior high school statewide recognition. Fruitland, Hunt, and... (cont'd)
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12-12-08: Dedication ceremony ties past with the future at Aylen Junior High
12/12/2008
More than 500 people celebrated the past and looked to the future during a dedication ceremony of the newly rebuilt Aylen Junior High School. The... (cont'd)
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12-12-08: Glacier View Junior High dedication held November 8
12/12/2008
A dedication ceremony was held on Saturday, November 8, to celebrate the opening of Glacier View Junior High School. The community was invited to... (cont'd)
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12-12-08: Students place in national FFA competition
12/12/2008
When Emerald Ridge High students Anna Gibson and Brandi Smith reunited with 2008 graduates Jessica Treich and Kristina Keehnel, there was little... (cont'd)
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12-08-08: Puyallup Family Co-op sets tours and information nights
12/08/2008
The Puyallup Family Co-op has scheduled tours and information nights about its 2009-10 school year. Attendance at one of the tours and an... (cont'd)
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12-08-08: Record number of students and staff march in Santa parade
12/08/2008
More than 1,000 students, staff, and parents marched in the city's Santa parade on December 6, setting a record high Puyallup School District... (cont'd)
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12-05-08: Puyallup schools honored for community giving
12/05/2008
Four Puyallup schools were recently recognized for their part in the Puyallup School District’s efforts to raise more than $35,000 for The Leukemia... (cont'd)
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12-05-08: Wal-Mart donates $5,000 of school supplies to the school district
12/05/2008
Children in need throughout the school district will benefit this winter from a generous donation of school supplies from the Wal-Mart store in... (cont'd)
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12-05-08: Flags at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12/05/2008
Governor Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff for National Pearl Harbor... (cont'd)
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12-03-08: Congressman Adam Smith tours Wildwood Elementary
12/03/2008
Congressman Adam Smith visited with students and staff at Wildwood Elementary on December 1 to get a first-hand look at the school’s various... (cont'd)
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11-25-08: Students roll for the gold at Special Olympics event
11/25/2008
Twenty-five Special Olympics athletes and 18 unified partners took part in the Southwest Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament November 1 in... (cont'd)
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11-18-08: Increased electronic data flow could offer new learning opportunities
11/18/2008
As a ninth grader last year, Ryley Reynolds had a problem. Despite the desire and ability to take Algebra II, an advanced high school-level math... (cont'd)
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11-16-08: Safety improvements fuel bus upgrade proposals
11/16/2008
Every school day, Tammy Anderson's two children come home from Meeker Elementary aboard one of the Puyallup School District’s 180 buses. While... (cont'd)
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11-15-08: November gallery spotlights Vikings football team
11/15/2008
This month, the Nishiyori Gallery gives visitors a chance to view Puyallup High football in a new way. Portraits of Vikings football players will... (cont'd)
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11-15-08: Puyallup Giftmakers seeks donations in 22nd annual gift giveaway
11/15/2008
Puyallup Giftmakers is in need of toy donations for its 22nd annual holiday gift giveaway for children in need throughout the school district.... (cont'd)
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11-14-08: Teachers incorporate November election in classroom lessons
11/14/2008
At Carson Elementary, students went to the polls to make sure their voices were heard. On the same day, Emerald Ridge High sophomores pledged to... (cont'd)
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11-10-08: Veterans honored in school assemblies and at board meeting
11/10/2008
Students and staff throughout the district are honoring Veteran's Day this month with speeches, poetry, music, and videos during school assemblies... (cont'd)
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11-05-08: Puyallup High students join Russian youth choir in November 5 event
11/05/2008
An award-winning youth choir from Vladimir, Russia performed with Puyallup High School choir students during a free community event held Wednesday,... (cont'd)
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11-03-08: Puyallup High students join Russian youth choir in November 5 event
11/03/2008
An award-winning youth choir from Vladimir, Russia will perform with Puyallup High School choir students during a free community event on... (cont'd)
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10-31-08: Remember to vote in the November 4 election
10/31/2008
On November 4, voters statewide will consider state and federal candidates and three statewide initiatives on the general election ballot. Puyallup... (cont'd)
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10-27-08: State superintendent talks with career and technical education staff
10/27/2008
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson spoke to nearly 80 of the district’s career and technical education staff on October 16,... (cont'd)
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10-22-08: School district financing depends on a variety of sources
10/22/2008
From the buildings where students learn to the textbooks they use in daily lessons, providing necessary equipment and resources for schools... (cont'd)
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10-21-08: Glacier View Junior High dedication set November 8, 2008
10/21/2008
A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 8, to celebrate the opening of Glacier View Junior High School. The community is invited... (cont'd)
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10-21-08: Science education key in proposed Puyallup High project
10/21/2008
At Puyallup High, students in one science classroom often struggle for a spot at their lab stations because space is limited and not everyone can... (cont'd)
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10-20-08: Lorraine Wilson returns home as assistant superintendent
10/20/2008
Lorraine Wilson remembers her first exercise in democracy. In kindergarten, she and her classmates were asked to choose a mascot for Karshner... (cont'd)
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10-20-08: School bond proposal includes new 750-student elementary school
10/20/2008
At Woodland Elementary, students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program learn reading and math skills in the electrical room. A curtain... (cont'd)
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10-20-08: Schools showcase programs on Education Day at the Puyallup Fair
10/20/2008
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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10-10-08: Firgrove principal earns state library award
10/10/2008
Char Krause, principal at Firgrove Elementary School, has been selected as the 2008 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Washington Library... (cont'd)
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10-07-08: Puyallup High newspaper adviser named among nation's best
10/07/2008
Sandra Coyer, a Puyallup High School journalism teacher, has been selected as one of the top advisers nationwide by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.... (cont'd)
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09-25-08: Proposed technology enhancements to aid all schools, all students
09/25/2008
The everyday world is ever more reliant on technology, and today’s classrooms are no different. Internet-based information has become as vital to... (cont'd)
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09-25-08: Community selects Sunrise Elementary teacher for Wal-Mart award
09/25/2008
It took a few moments for Sunrise Elementary pre-kindergarten teacher Katy Sheehan to realize she had just been recognized as Teacher of the Year... (cont'd)
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09-22-08: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
09/22/2008
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Monday, September 22, in memory of U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eichmann... (cont'd)
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09-22-08: Improved earthquake resistance part of levy proposal
09/22/2008
Puyallup sits in a seismically active region with hundreds of years of earthquake history and the potential for more in the future. To ensure... (cont'd)
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09-19-08: Stahl welcomes seventh graders with two-day camp
09/19/2008
Stahl Junior High welcomed its new students with an exuberant two-day camp for seventh graders. The camp was focused on encouraging a smooth... (cont'd)
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09-18-08: school replacement often a better choice than a remodel
09/18/2008
The cost of replacing an aging school in need of repair is often close to the cost of remodeling. This consideration, along with the disruptions... (cont'd)
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09-16-08: District recognizes 70 Elizabeth Wesley Award winners
09/16/2008
Seventy Puyallup School District students have been selected to receive awards in the annual Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award Program.... (cont'd)
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09-15-08: Community input key in bond, levy project proposals
09/15/2008
For a typical homeowner, it often seems like there is no end to the possible home improvement and repair projects that must be done. Choices must... (cont'd)
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09-15-08: Athlete and business hold fundraisers in honor of Mt. View student
09/15/2008
A Puyallup athelete will take on a grueling physical competition next month in the name of a sixth grader at Mt. View Elementary School. A local... (cont'd)
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09-12-08: Executive director lives on elevated bus to raise money for students
09/12/2008
Chris Loftis is taking fundraising efforts to new heights to benefit Communities In Schools (CIS) of Puyallup and its affiliates statewide. The... (cont'd)
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09-11-08: Flags at half-staff for September 11 Patriot Day
09/11/2008
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on today, Thursday, September 11, for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the... (cont'd)
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09-09-08: Puyallup School Board extends superintendent contract through 2011
09/09/2008
The Puyallup School Board voted unanimously at its September 8 meeting to approve Superintendent Tony Apostle’s evaluation for the past year and... (cont'd)
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09-04-08: Schools to showcase programs on Education Day at the Puyallup Fair
09/04/2008
Students and staff throughout the school district will showcase educational programs and treat fair-goers to hands-on activities during Education... (cont'd)
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09-01-08: First day of school is Wednesday, September 3
09/01/2008
School begins on Wednesday, September 3 for students in the Puyallup School District. Back-to-school information such as bus schedules, breakfast... (cont'd)
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02-18-09: Students can earn community service letter
Students in grades nine through 12 who volunteer 145 or more hours during an academic year can receive a school letter in community service,... (cont'd)
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02-20-09: Emerald Ridge High grad helps with AIDS awareness in Africa
For Scott Akridge, the road to medical school has led him through Africa. There, the 2004 Emerald Ridge High graduate has come face to face with... (cont'd)
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02-24-09: New classroom wing planned for Emerald Ridge High
As the district’s southernmost high school, Emerald Ridge High serves major housing developments such as Sunrise. Designers originally created the... (cont'd)
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02-24-09: Food service upgrades look to unclog hallways, libraries
In the middle of every school day, the library at Sunrise Elementary shuts down. The school’s central hub for books, reference materials, and other... (cont'd)
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02-24-09: Washington State Teacher of the Year nominations sought
The Puyallup School District is accepting nominations of candidates for the Washington State Teacher of the Year program. Parents, students,... (cont'd)
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02-24-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of Spokane college instructor
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Tuesday, February 24, in memory of Erik Anderson, a Spokane Community College instructor... (cont'd)
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02-25-09: Drama events kick off month-long arts celebration
The community is invited to attend events celebrating the arts in the Puyallup School District throughout the month of March. March is designated... (cont'd)
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02-27-09: Flags at half-staff today in memory of fallen soldier
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, February 27, in memory of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Timothy P. Davis of... (cont'd)
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03-02-09: Auxiliary gym on deck for Rogers High School students, athletes
Even before practice begins, gymnast Megan Thompson and her Rogers High teammates go through a physically demanding routine. It’s one that involves... (cont'd)
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03-02-09: Students celebrate Read Across America Day
They read sitting in their seat, they read standing on their feet. They read on the floor, then asked to read some more. They read about a cat who... (cont'd)
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03-02-09: Aging facility a concern at Waller Road Elementary
From the parking lots to the halls to the classrooms, space is at a premium at Waller Road Elementary. “It’s really crowded because there are 31... (cont'd)
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03-03-09: Capital levy outlines facility improvements
Much like a vehicle with worn brakes or a home with a leaking roof, building systems at several Puyallup School District schools have reached the... (cont'd)
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03-04-09: Today is the last day to vote in the March 10 election
Voters in the Puyallup School District will have an opportunity in the March 10 election to consider a school bond and capital levy package... (cont'd)
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03-09-09: Junior high schools find first-year success with AVID program
For students enrolled in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, something as basic as taking notes during class can mean the... (cont'd)
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03-11-09: Parents invited to summer athletic planning meeting March 23
A parent meeting to discuss summer athletic planning will be held on Monday, March 23 at each of the district’s three comprehensive high schools.... (cont'd)
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03-16-09: Emerald Ridge student is crowned 2009 Daffodil Festival Queen
Emerald Ridge High School senior Melanie Stambaugh has been crowned the 2009 Daffodil Festival Queen. Stambaugh is the 76th queen selected to reign... (cont'd)
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03-17-09: Kindergarten registration continues through June 19
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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03-20-09: Graduate's photography documents military video production
When a serious injury forced him to leave a career in law enforcement, Jeff Galloway returned to photography, a passion he discovered at Rogers... (cont'd)
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03-23-09: Couple uses tragic night to help others
Sophomores at Emerald Ridge High School recently witnessed a somber and personal presentation that revealed how a string of poor decisions ended in... (cont'd)
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03-23-09: Students blend art, social studies in Fair poster contest
The judges from the Spring Fair in Puyallup faced a daunting task. With a pile of more than 400 student posters stacked before them, they had to... (cont'd)
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