News Archives for 2013-14
06-10-14: Board extends Superintendent Tim Yeomans' contract through 2017
09/04/2014
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to extend Superintendent Tim Yeomans’ contract one year through 2017. The decision to extend the... (cont'd)
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08-06-14: Huskies football practice canceled
08/06/2014
A University of Washington Huskies football practice that was scheduled on Friday, August 8 at Sparks Stadium has been canceled.
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08-15-14: Anonymous toll-free phone tip line enhances school safety
08/01/2014
Students, parents, and community members can access an anonymous tip line to report a potential school-related crisis, inappropriate behavior, or... (cont'd)
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08-14-15: Latino message line launched to help Spanish-speaking families
08/01/2014
The Puyallup School District has set up a Latino telephone message line to help Spanish-speaking families with questions about topics ranging from... (cont'd)
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07-14-14: High school seniors win state and national recognition
07/31/2014
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced in July that Rogers High School 2014 graduate Paulina Davison is the winner of a... (cont'd)
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07-30-14: Remember to vote in the August 5 Primary Election
07/30/2014
Primary Election day statewide is Tuesday, August 5. Washington state is all vote-by-mail. Ballots were mailed on Friday, July 18 and may be mailed... (cont'd)
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07-29-14: New leadership assignments announced
07/29/2014
The following are new administrative assignments announced to date for the 2014-15 school year. Elementary Michelle Cruckshank, principal at Shaw... (cont'd)
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07-28-14: "Puyallup Cares" event July 30 promotes serving and giving
07/28/2014
Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) will be among several local non-profit organizations that will be accepting donations for people in need... (cont'd)
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07-28-14: Annie B. 2-Miler raises $7,820
07/28/2014
Walkers and runners of all ages helped raise nearly $8,000 in the 2014 Annie B. 2-Miler fun run/walk held in June at Spark Stadium. More than 200... (cont'd)
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08-13-14: School supply donations accepted for families in need
07/16/2014
Local businesses and community groups have agreed to set up donation boxes in August to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need.... (cont'd)
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07-15-14: 2014-15 school year calendar and bell schedules approved
07/15/2014
The Puyallup School Board has approved the 2014-15 school year calendar and bell schedules. The calendar includes key dates such as the first day... (cont'd)
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07-14-14: Walker High alumna is assistant bank manager in Puyallup
07/14/2014
After failing her ninth-grade classes and on the brink of dropping out of school, Karissa Thompson enrolled at Walker High in tenth grade and... (cont'd)
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08-06-14: Late registration available for August High School Proficiency Exam
07/08/2014
Students who missed the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's June 26 deadline to register for the August 2014 High School Proficiency... (cont'd)
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07-07-14: Elementary students compete in annual district track meet
07/07/2014
More than 1,000 students from 21 elementary schools and Chief Leschi School participated in June in the school district’s 45th annual Elementary... (cont'd)
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08-01-14: School board revises meeting schedule in August and April
07/07/2014
The Puyallup School Board has revised the time and location of its two regular board meetings this month and has canceled its first board meeting... (cont'd)
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06-27-14: Baseline concussion screening scheduled for 2014-15 school year
06/26/2014
The first round of baseline concussion screenings for students participating in junior high and high school sports in the 2014-2015 school year... (cont'd)
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06-25-14: Community invited to comment on budget
06/25/2014
The community is invited to comment on the 2014-15 recommended school district budget at two public hearings in August. Public hearings on the... (cont'd)
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06-17-14: Community invests in students through annual scholarships
06/25/2014
The community is invited to comment on the 2014-15 recommended school district budget at two public hearings in August. Public hearings on the... (cont'd)
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06-20-14: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen soldier
06/19/2014
Flags throughout the district will fly at half-staff on Saturday, June 21 in memory of Army Cpl. Justin R. Clouse, of Sprague. Clouse died June 9... (cont'd)
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06-19-14: Seven schools win Washington Achievement Awards
06/19/2014
All three of the district’s comprehensive high schools and four of its elementary schools have been selected to receive one or more Washington... (cont'd)
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06-27-14: Hundreds compete in 25th Annual Special Spring Track Meet
06/18/2014
More than 300 elementary, junior high, and high school students competed this spring in the 25th Annual Special Spring Track Meet at Sparks... (cont'd)
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06-19-14: Teachers of the Year honored for dedication and passion
06/18/2014
Coralie “Corky” Gustafson, who teaches music at Sunrise Elementary, and Jeanna Kooser, who teaches social studies at Kalles Junior High, are this... (cont'd)
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06-19-14: New school buses to improve efficiency and maximize safety
06/18/2014
The district will roll out 30 new 84-passenger school buses this fall in a continued effort to improve the efficiency of its bus fleet and maximize... (cont'd)
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06-26-14: Bus drivers win second place at national 'Roadeo'
06/18/2014
In their first time competing on a national level, two Puyallup School District bus drivers said they were shocked to hear their names announced as... (cont'd)
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06-18-14: District announces administrative assignments for 2014-15 school year
06/18/2014
The district has announced the following administrative assignments for the 2014-15 school year effective on July 1, 2014. Mario Casello ,... (cont'd)
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06-18-14: District responds to bus drivers' distribution of materials
06/17/2014
Student safety is a high priority in the Puyallup School District. Safely transporting students to and from school has always been a priority,... (cont'd)
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06-17-14: More than 1,400 students receive high school diplomas
06/16/2014
More than 1,400 students received high school diplomas on Saturday, June 14 during the 2014 Puyallup School District graduation ceremonies held at... (cont'd)
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06-13-14: District upholds decision regarding Rogers High School seniors
06/13/2014
Students alleged to have come to Rogers High School campus under the influence of alcohol will participate in commencement exercises on Saturday,... (cont'd)
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06-12-14: The KITE Classroom Players perform school play
06/12/2014
The Kite Classroom Players, made up of students in the Sunrise Elementary Kids in Therapeutic Education (KITE) class, performed a play on June 11... (cont'd)
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06-12-14: Puyallup Schools Foundation receives donation
06/12/2014
A donation of $5,000 from the Washington State Employees Credit Union and Northwest Motorsports was presented to the Puyallup Schools Foundation on... (cont'd)
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06-09-14: Parade honors Puyallup High state athletic champions
06/07/2014
Hundreds of people lined Meridian Street in downtown Puyallup, many of them wearing purple and gold T-shirts, to cheer state championship Puyallup... (cont'd)
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06-05-14: Puyallup Mayor proclaims June 2014 as "Puyallup High Champions Month"
06/04/2014
The Puyallup High School Vikings have won three state championship titles, dominating the field and the links in Class 4A baseball, fastpitch, and... (cont'd)
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06-19-14: Rogers High track and field project gets under way
06/03/2014
Work is under way on renovations to the Roger High School track and field. A ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony, featuring speeches by incoming... (cont'd)
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06-02-14: Puyallup High wins three state team championships
05/31/2014
Call it a triple crown of sorts. The Puyallup High School Vikings won three state championship titles this week, dominating the field and the links... (cont'd)
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06-02-14: Annie B. 2-Miler annual fun run/walk is Monday, June 2
05/30/2014
Walkers and runners of all ages will raise money on June 2 during the 2014 Annie B. 2-Miler fun run/walk at Sparks Stadium. The annual event is... (cont'd)
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05-29-14: Brouillet Elementary and district named 'Welcoming Schools'
05/29/2014
Brouillet Elementary and the Puyallup School District are among the first 10 schools and two school districts from across the country recognized... (cont'd)
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05/28/2014
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05-23-14: Schools closed May 26 and 27
05/23/2014
Schools will be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. There also is no school on Tuesday, May 27, set aside at the start of the year unless... (cont'd)
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05-23-14: Meeker Elementary PTA named Outstanding Local Unit of the Year
05/23/2014
Meeker Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has been named the state’s Outstanding Local Unit of the Year. The PTA was honored in... (cont'd)
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06-11-14: Team to explore highly rigorous academic program options
05/20/2014
A 16-member team of students, parents, community members, and educators has been formed to develop highly rigorous academic program options in... (cont'd)
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05-20-14: School board honors Outstanding 65 Seniors
05/20/2014
Each May, the school board honors 20 outstanding seniors from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers high schools, as well as five seniors from Walker... (cont'd)
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05-19-14: WASA honors community and district leaders
05/19/2014
Each year the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) recognizes community members or groups in recognition of their outstanding... (cont'd)
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05-20-14: Rogers High student honored as United Way Youth Volunteer of the Year
05/19/2014
Rogers High School senior Allison Wusterbarth will be honored this Wednesday night as the United Way of Pierce County Youth Volunteer of the Year... (cont'd)
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05-19-14: Puyallup School District and Brouillet honored as 'Welcoming Schools'
05/19/2014
The Puyallup School District and Brouillet Elementary are among the first 12 school districts or schools from across the country that will be... (cont'd)
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05-16-14: Flags at Half-Staff for Peace Officers
05/14/2014
Flags are lowered at half-staff on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in recognition of annual Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags should remain at half-staff... (cont'd)
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05-14-14: Students to compete in 25th Annual Special Spring Track Meet
05/14/2014
Students with special needs from throughout the Puyallup School District will compete on Friday, May 16, in the 25th Annual Special Spring Track... (cont'd)
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05-14-14: Students showcase learning during Washington State Spring Fair
05/14/2014
Hundreds of students in kindergarten through grade 12 showcased their learning and artistic talents during the Puyallup School District Straw Tower... (cont'd)
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05-08-14: Teachers of the Year to be honored April 21
05/08/2014
The Puyallup School Board will honor this year's Teachers of the Year at its next meeting on Monday, April 21. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at... (cont'd)
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05-07-14: Emerald Ridge High senior crowned Daffodil Queen
05/07/2014
Emerald Ridge High senior Marissa Modestowicz has been crowned the 2014 Daffodil Festival Queen. Modestowicz was crowned March 7 during the annual... (cont'd)
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05-07-14: Emerald Ridge sophomore lands solos in high school musical debut
05/07/2014
Years before a neuromuscular disorder robbed him of his ability to walk, Joshua France’s mother knew her son had a special gift. “He has always... (cont'd)
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04-25-14: Students claim victory at state meets in athletics and academics
04/25/2014
The Puyallup School District is home to four state wrestling champions, including two students who clinched state titles for the second consecutive... (cont'd)
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04-24-14: Full-day kindergarten expands this fall to all elementary schools
04/24/2014
All kindergarten programs in the Puyallup School District will be a full day of school beginning this fall. The school board unanimously agreed on... (cont'd)
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04-23-14: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9
04/23/2014
Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9. The Puyallup School... (cont'd)
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04-23-14: Work begins on approved levy projects
04/23/2014
Work is under way to update classroom technology and improve aging school buildings following the successful passage of two school district levies... (cont'd)
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04-23-14: Shaw Road students visit with elderly in outreach project
04/23/2014
“Nice matters.” Just ask the students at Shaw Road Elementary, which has adopted the theme this year as part of a schoolwide kindness campaign.... (cont'd)
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04-17-14: Public School Volunteer Week is April 21-25
04/17/2014
Public School Volunteer Week is being celebrated throughout the Puyallup School District Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25. The Puyallup... (cont'd)
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04-16-14: Students perform in Marching Band Showcase
04/16/2014
More than 1,000 students from the school district’s seven junior high and three comprehensive high school bands performed for the community April... (cont'd)
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04-16-14: Kindergarten registration begins March 18
04/16/2014
Kindergarten registration begins the evening of March 18 for students who will enter the district for the first time in fall 2014. Evening... (cont'd)
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04-14-14: Flags at half-staff in memory of Oso victims
04/14/2014
Flags throughout the district will be lowered to half-staff at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 15 in memory of the victims of the SR 530 slide that... (cont'd)
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04-14-14: Award-winning student artwork displayed at Spring Fair
04/14/2014
Pigs, Ferris wheels, red barns, roller coasters, daffodils, and fair games are among the many colorful images that make up winning student artwork... (cont'd)
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04-11-14: Marching Band Showcase is Friday, April 11
04/11/2014
More than 1,000 students from the seven junior high and three comprehensive high school bands will perform for the community on April 11 in a... (cont'd)
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04-11-14: District announces Volunteers of the Year
04/11/2014
Each year the Puyallup School District invites nominations for and selects a Volunteer of the Year at the elementary level, as well as in grades... (cont'd)
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04-08-14: Hundreds of students participate in Daffodil Parade
04/08/2014
Hundreds of Puyallup School District students, including Daffodil Festival Queen Marissa Modestowicz and three local high school princesses,... (cont'd)
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04-01-14: Daffodil Parade set for Saturday, April 5
04/01/2014
Puyallup School District students, including newly crowned Daffodil Festival Queen Marissa Modestowicz, will appear in the 81 st Annual Daffodil... (cont'd)
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03-31-14: Schools closed during Spring Break March 31-April 4
03/31/2014
All schools in the Puyallup School District are closed during Spring Break Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4. The school district’s... (cont'd)
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03-31-14: Students send messages of hope to school near deadly landslide
03/31/2014
Their messages are simple and heartfelt. Third grader Daniel Henderson wrote the word “Peace” inside a large orange circle he colored with yellow... (cont'd)
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03-31-14: Community service recipients honored at “Friendraiser” Break
03/31/2014
A student with more than 800 hours of community service, a teacher who inspires her students to serve, and a volunteer reading tutor who helps... (cont'd)
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03-18-14: Nominations accepted for Teacher of the Year
03/18/2014
You are invited to nominate a teacher to be honored as the Teacher of the Year. The nomination process is easy – simply complete the Teacher of the... (cont'd)
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03-14-14: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen soldier
03/14/2014
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Sunday, March 16 in memory of Army Pfc. James Groth, of Ethal, who died on February 21... (cont'd)
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03-11-14: Academic Program Options Lead Team Opportunity
03/11/2014
Are you Interested in researching and designing rigorous academic options for Puyallup School District high school students? If so, please consider... (cont'd)
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03-09-14: Classified School Employee Week is March 10-14
03/09/2014
The Puyallup School Board has declared March 10-14 as Classified School Employee Week. The recognition coincides with Gov. Jay Inslee’s... (cont'd)
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02-26-14: School board meetings to be held at Edgemont Junior High
02/26/2014
The Puyallup School District Board of Directors will be meeting at Edgemont Junior High School on February 24, March 3, and March 17 for their... (cont'd)
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02-25-14: Puyallup voters approve two school levies
02/25/2014
Voters have approved two school levies to fund day-to-day programs and operations, aging facility improvements, and technology upgrades, according... (cont'd)
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02-25-14: School transfer application deadline extended for eighth graders
02/25/2014
Eighth graders have until June 2, 2014 to submit in-district transfer applications for optimal placement in the 2014-15 school year. The board... (cont'd)
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02-25-14: Community forums in March address 9-12 athletic program
02/25/2014
The community is invited this March to hear about plans under way to create a smooth transition this August when ninth graders have an opportunity... (cont'd)
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02-21-14: New "LiveTip" anonymous phone line promotes student safety
02/21/2014
Students, parents, and community members can access a new anonymous tip line to report a potential school-related crisis, inappropriate behavior,... (cont'd)
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02-20-14: Invitation for textbook adoption review
02/20/2014
The Puyallup School District is seeking comments on a new K-5 science curriculum being considered for adoption. Parents and the public are invited... (cont'd)
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02-12-14: Volunteer of the Year nominations due February 24
02/12/2014
The Puyallup School District is accepting nominations for the annual Volunteer of the Year award program. Parents, students, community members, and... (cont'd)
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02-12-14: Power restored at Pope and Edgerton Elementary Schools
02/12/2014
Power has been restored at both locations and buses are currently on their two-hour late schedules.
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02-12-14: Two hour delay at Pope and Edgerton
02/12/2014
There will be a two hour delay at Pope and Edgerton Elementary schools due to a power outage. There will be no a.m. kindergarten or preschool.... (cont'd)
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02-07-14: School is 2 hours late today, February 7
02/07/2014
Due to adverse weather conditions, all schools and buses in the Puyallup School District will be two hours late today, Friday, February 7 . There... (cont'd)
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02-07-14: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen soldier
02/07/2014
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Sunday, February 9, 2014 in memory of U.S. Air Force Captain Christopher Stover, 28, of... (cont'd)
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02-07-14: Firgrove students return to class after building inspection
02/07/2014
All Firgrove Elementary students have returned to class following an inspection for an unknown odor that caused them to be moved out of the main... (cont'd)
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02-03-14: Today is last day to register in person to vote for February 11
02/03/2014
Today, February 3, is the last day that Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington state can register in person to... (cont'd)
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01-29-14: Ridgecrest educator teaches first graders about Chinese New Year
01/29/2014
Every year just prior to the Chinese New Year, Ridgecrest Elementary paraeducator Agnes Ling Caras teaches the school’s first graders about the... (cont'd)
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01-29-14: Rogers High staff and students help build path for paralyzed student
01/29/2014
Rogers High School sophomore Jacoby Miles, who was paralyzed last year after sustaining a neck injury during gymnastics practice, can ride her... (cont'd)
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01-22-14: Free SAT exam workshop set for February 11-13
01/22/2014
High school students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to a free workshop on February 11, 12 or 13 to prepare for the SAT exam. The workshops... (cont'd)
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01-21-14: Classified Employees of the Year announced
01/21/2014
A high school bookkeeper, a junior high school paraeducator who works with English language learners, and an elementary school facility operations... (cont'd)
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01-21-14: Final baseline concussion screening is January 25
01/21/2014
The school district, in partnership with Apple Physical Therapy, is continuing to offer free baseline concussion screenings this year for junior... (cont'd)
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01-16-14: Schools and offices closed Monday, January 20
01/16/2014
All schools and district support buildings will be closed on Monday, January 20 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Additionally,... (cont'd)
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01-14-14: Communities In Schools honored as Rising Star award nominee
01/14/2014
For the second consecutive year, Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) has been honored as one of five nominees for an annual “Rising Star”... (cont'd)
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01-14-14: In-person voter registration ends February 3
01/14/2014
Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington state can register in person through February 3 to participate in the February 11,... (cont'd)
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01-14-14: American Red Cross honors student and dad as heroes
01/14/2014
The 911 dispatcher knows they are heroes. So do the firefighters who raced to their home and the hospital staff who witnessed a young boy show... (cont'd)
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01-14-14: Fifth graders learn social skills through ballroom dance
01/14/2014
Like most kids his age, Ethan Johnston likes to play soccer, watch football on TV, hang out with friends, and play video games. And ballroom dance.... (cont'd)
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01-14-14: Advance Program graduate excels as laundry attendant
01/14/2014
Her co-workers praise her as a hard worker who comes to work early, fills in wherever needed, and teaches them basic sign language to improve... (cont'd)
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01-13-14: Flags at half-staff in memory of fallen soldier
01/13/2014
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Monday, January 13 in memory of USMC Sgt. Jacob M. Hess. Hess died January 1 in... (cont'd)
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01-13-14: Newly elected board members outline goals
01/13/2014
Puyallup School Board Director Pat Donovan and newcomer Kathy Yang have each won four-year terms on the school board, according to certified... (cont'd)
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01-13-14: Student athletes claim six fall league titles and third-place trophy
01/13/2014
From the golf links to the tennis court, and from the cross-country trails to the volleyball court, student athletes culminated the fall sports... (cont'd)
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01-13-14: School transfer application due dates
01/13/2014
January 10 is the deadline for junior high students in grades seven and nine, as well as high school students in grades 10 through 12, to submit... (cont'd)
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01-13-14: School levies address facility, technology needs
01/13/2014
Replacing outdated student computers, including more than 500 machines that are nearly a decade old, is among a series of technology improvements... (cont'd)
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01-10-14: Kindergarten information meetings set in February
01/10/2014
Families of children who will start kindergarten in September 2014 are invited to hear an overview of kindergarten, including readiness and... (cont'd)
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01-07-14: School Board Recognition Month January 2014
01/07/2014
Every January, school districts across the state and nation honor their board of directors during School Board Recognition Month. The Puyallup... (cont'd)
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01-07-14: School safety is always our highest priority
01/07/2014
This morning, at the Puyallup School District office in downtown Puyallup, a neon orange toy gun was found in the parking lot flower bed. The... (cont'd)
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01-06-14: Register to vote through January 13
01/06/2014
The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the February 11, 2014 Special Election is Monday, January 13. All registrations must be... (cont'd)
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01-06-14: Communities In Schools nominated for 'Rising Star' award
01/06/2014
For the second consecutive year, Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) has been nominated for an annual “Rising Star” award presented by the... (cont'd)
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12-20-13: Students combine academics, fitness in math relay
12/21/2013
More than 1,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders from 16 elementary schools and Chief Leschi School tested their math knowledge and physical... (cont'd)
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12-20-13: School is 2 hours late today, December 20
12/20/2013
Due to adverse weather conditions, all schools and buses in the Puyallup School District are two hours late today, December 20, 2013. Buses are on... (cont'd)
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12-19-13: Highly capable program testing applications due January 10
12/19/2013
Highly capable students in grades six through eight who are interested in testing to determine their eligibility into the district’s Puyallup... (cont'd)
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12-18-13: School transfer application due dates
12/18/2013
January 10 is the deadline to submit in-district junior high and high school transfer applications for optimal placement in the 2014-15 school... (cont'd)
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12-18-13: High schools prepare students for college and career opportunities
12/18/2013
Surrounded by crimson and gray banners, Washington State University representatives offered college admission to more than 75 high school seniors... (cont'd)
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12-13-13: STEM Showcase information night is January 7
12/13/2013
Parents and students throughout the district are invited to attend a community night designed to help students be successful in creating projects... (cont'd)
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12-06-13: Flags at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12/06/2013
Governor Jay Inslee has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, December 7, for... (cont'd)
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12-06-13: Flags at half-staff for Nelson Mandela
12/06/2013
Governor Jay Inslee has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, December 6 in memory of... (cont'd)
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11-26-13: District launches partnership with UW Tacoma
11/26/2013
The Puyallup School District and the University of Washington Tacoma have agreed to a new “Pathway to Promise” partnership that will expand... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: District offices closed during winter break
11/25/2013
Puyallup School District administrative offices and support buildings will be closed along with district schools for the winter holidays from... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: School supply drive draws record $37,446 of donations
11/25/2013
More than 500 new backpacks, 1,700 spiral notebooks, 1,000 boxes of crayons, and nearly 6,000 pencils are among more than $37,000 worth of school... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: Fall and winter safety tips for walking, riding bikes to school
11/25/2013
To improve the safety of students who walk or ride bikes to school, parents are encouraged to review the following fall and winter safety tips with... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: District offers enrichment classes for homeschool students
11/25/2013
Katherine Holmes homeschools her children in Lakewood but drives her daughters to Puyallup two afternoons each week so they can attend a new school... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: New program seeks to re-engage dropouts
11/25/2013
W hen Kaylee Waldherr slipped and fell on wet grass two years ago, she never dreamed her broken ankle would land her in a wheelchair for six months... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: Reading mentoring program expands to serve two more schools
11/25/2013
A reading mentoring program that pairs volunteer tutors with elementary students to help children boost their skills and confidence has expanded... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: High school mural depicts Puyallup history
11/25/2013
Reminders of the rich history and tradition in the Puyallup Valley, including the Meeker Mansion, fairgrounds, family owned farms, and Puyallup... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: Elizabeth Wesley winners recognized for achievement
11/25/2013
High schools are celebrating the success this fall of 67 Puyallup School District students named Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: Glacier View named School of Distinction for third straight year
11/25/2013
For the third consecutive year, Glacier View Junior High School has been named a School of Distinction for being among the top 5 percent of schools... (cont'd)
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11-22-13: Students practice emergency exit drills
11/22/2013
Knowing how to evacuate a school bus safely in an emergency is a lesson presented to students three times a year as part of the state-required... (cont'd)
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11-22-13: Tips to help drivers know when to stop for school buses
11/22/2013
Washington state bus laws protect nearly 10,000 students who ride Puyallup School District buses daily to and from school. Knowing when to stop and... (cont'd)
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11-22-13: Full-day kindergarten gets under way in three schools
11/22/2013
Ashley Conner started kindergarten this fall knowing her letters and numbers, confident in writing her name, and able to read some frequently used... (cont'd)
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11-22-13: Students outperform state in core academic subjects
11/22/2013
For the second consecutive year, Puyallup School District students outperformed the state average in every subject and at every grade level on... (cont'd)
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11-22-13: Bus inspection yields high passing rate
11/22/2013
Nearly 100 percent of school buses and district vehicles met safety standards during an extensive three-day Washington State Patrol inspection in... (cont'd)
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11-22-13: Flags at half staff in Remembrance of President John F. Kennedy
11/22/2013
Flags are lowered at half-staff on Friday, November 22, for a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. Governor Jay Inslee joins President... (cont'd)
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11-20-13: School board pays tribute to Greg Heath
11/20/2013
The Puyallup School Board honored outgoing veteran Director Greg Heath with a tribute featuring a student choral performance, guest speakers, and a... (cont'd)
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11-20-13: Palm scanners removed
11/20/2013
In response to concerns expressed by parents at a recent school board meeting, the district has suspended the implementation of palm scanners... (cont'd)
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11-18-13: Drivers report school bus passing violations
11/18/2013
A one-day national survey conducted last May highlights the fact that too many people pass stopped school buses, even when red lights are flashing... (cont'd)
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11-14-13: Washington State University welcomes seniors to college during onsite
11/14/2013
Surrounded by crimson and gray banners and balloons, Washington State University representatives offered college admission to more than 30 Emerald... (cont'd)
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11-13-13: Educational opportunities at Edgemont Junior High
11/13/2013
More than 200 parents and community members attended a meeting hosted at Edgemont Junior High School on October 16 to hear Superintendent Tim... (cont'd)
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11-13-13: Volunteer reading tutors needed
11/13/2013
Communities In Schools of Puyallup is seeking volunteers to participate in its Good Samaritan Readers tutoring program. The program has expanded... (cont'd)
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11-07-13: Lockdown lifted at Brouillet Elementary
11/07/2013
Due to police activity at Brouillet Elementary, the school was placed on modified lockdown. Students remaining at school after buses left were... (cont'd)
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11-05-13: Remember to vote today, November 5
11/05/2013
Remember to vote in today’s November 5 General Election. Locally, there are two Puyallup School Board positions on the election ballot. Washington... (cont'd)
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11-05-13: Flags at half-staff for U.S House Speaker Tom Foley
11/05/2013
Flags throughout the district are flying at half-staff on Friday, November 1 in memory of U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley who passed away on October... (cont'd)
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11-05-13: Remember to vote in the November 5 General Election
11/05/2013
Ballots for the November 5, 2013 General Election have been sent to registered voters and must be postmarked and mailed, or deposited in... (cont'd)
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Nominations Accepted for Classified School Employee of the Year
11/05/2013
You are invited to nominate a staff member to be honored as a Classified School Employee of the Year. The nomination process is easy — simply... (cont'd)
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11-01-13: Lockdown lifted at Aylen Junior High and Maplewood Elementary
11/01/2013
Aylen Junior High and Maplewood Elementary schools are no longer in lockdown and all students are safe.
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11-01-13: Aylen Junior High and Maplewood Elementary in lockdown
11/01/2013
Due to Pierce County Sheriff activity in the area, Aylen Junior High School and Maplewood Elementary School are currently in lockdown as canine... (cont'd)
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11-01-13: School board agrees to place two levies on February 11, 2014 ballot
11/01/2013
Voters will be asked in February to consider two school levies to fund day-to-day programs and operations, aging facility improvements, and... (cont'd)
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10-30-13: Tonight is final fall parent forum on athletic reconfiguration
10/30/2013
Tonight, October 30, is the last of three parent forums scheduled this fall to highlight progress made to date and work yet to be done to create a... (cont'd)
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10-29-13: In-person voter registration ends October 28
10/29/2013
Pierce County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington state can register in person through October 28 to participate in the November 5,... (cont'd)
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10-24-13: Police activity in downtown Puyallup
10/24/2013
Puyallup Police report they have a suspect in custody from police activity earlier this afternoon in downtown Puyallup. Police had closed off a... (cont'd)
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10-24-13: Emerald Ridge High teacher is finalist for national award
10/24/2013
Emerald Ridge High School math teacher Tracie Shepard is one of eight teachers from Washington who has been selected as a state-level finalist for... (cont'd)
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10-24-13: Edgemont Junior High parent meeting welcomes feedback
10/24/2013
A parent-community meeting was held at Edgemont Junior High on Wednesday, October 16 to discuss how the Puyallup School District might invest in a... (cont'd)
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Election
10/22/2013
2014 Special Levy Election Voters will be asked in February to consider two school levies to fund day-to-day programs and operations, aging... (cont'd)
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10-21-13: District announces leadership changes for the 2013-14 school year
10/21/2013
The following are leadership position changes announced for the 2013-14 school year that include new hires, as well as changes in job titles or... (cont'd)
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10-18-13: National School Bus Safety Week is October 21-25
10/18/2013
The Puyallup School District will join schools around the country in observing National School Bus Safety Week October 21-25. The theme for this... (cont'd)
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10-18-13: Winter Baseline Concussion Testing
10/18/2013
Required concussion baseline screening information for PSD athletes in grades 7-12 participating in Basketball, Soccer and Wrestling.
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10-14-13: National School Lunch Week is October 14-18
10/14/2013
The Puyallup School District will join schools around the country in observing National School Lunch Week October 14-18. “School Lunch Across the... (cont'd)
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10-08-13: Register to vote in the November General Election
10/08/2013
The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the November 5, 2013 General Election is Monday, October 7. All registrations must be... (cont'd)
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10-07-13: No school this Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11
10/07/2013
All schools in the Puyallup School District are closed to students this Thursday, October 10, and Friday, October 11. Classes resume on Monday,... (cont'd)
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10-02-13: Puyallup High classes resume on Thursday, October 3
10/02/2013
Power has been restored at Puyallup High School, and classes will resume on regular schedule on Thursday, October 3. Classes were canceled at the... (cont'd)
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10-02-13: Puyallup High School closed today, October 2
10/02/2013
Due to a power outage, Puyallup High School is closed today, Wednesday, October 2. After school activities will take place as scheduled.
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09-26-13: Connect with schools on new websites
09/26/2013
New school websites launched this summer are designed to keep families informed about school events and information. As more teachers are trained... (cont'd)
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09-20-13: Flags at half-staff in recognition of Patriot Day
09/20/2013
Governor Jay Inslee directs that flags throughout the district be lowered at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, for national Patriot Day, the... (cont'd)
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09-19-13: Revisions to secondary grading practices take effect this fall
09/19/2013
Beginning this fall, junior high and high school students who retake classroom tests or other assessments to improve their grades will have a... (cont'd)
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09-17-13: Pesticide Annual Notification
09/17/2013
Pursuant to RCW 28A.320.165 and RCW 17.21.415 (2), parents, guardians and employees of Puyallup School District who wish to receive notification... (cont'd)
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09-17-13: Flags at half-staff for Washington Navy Yard tragedy
09/17/2013
Governor Inslee joins President Obama in directing that flags at all state agencies be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims... (cont'd)
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09-16-13: Dallas Brass to perform at Puyallup High on September 20
09/16/2013
Tickets are on sale this week for the performance of the internationally-acclaimed Dallas Brass, which will present a concert — including a... (cont'd)
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09-13-13: Ferrucci students will attend school at Emerald Ridge High
09/13/2013
Ferrucci Junior High School students will attend school at Emerald Ridge High on Wednesday, September 11 as work continues to ensure a healthy... (cont'd)
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09-13-13: Technology Update (Sept 4) - Student Login Information
09/13/2013
Parents, Teachers, and Administrators, As the year begins, students will have a new password configuration for: 1) Logging into the PSD computers &... (cont'd)
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09-12-13: Students return to Ferrucci Junior High on Thursday, September 12
09/12/2013
Ferrucci Junior High students returned to their junior high campus for school today, Thursday, September 12 now that building air samples have... (cont'd)
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09-10-13: Ferrucci Junior High students return to class Wednesday, September 11
09/10/2013
Later this evening, Ferrucci Junior High School students will learn where they will attend classes tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11. Air samples... (cont'd)
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09-10-13: Ferrucci Junior High remains closed Tuesday, September 10
09/10/2013
Ferrucci classrooms are clean and dry. Water damage from last week’s flooding has been dried out. However, district maintenance crews are still... (cont'd)
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09-10-13: New reading program expands to more schools this fall
09/10/2013
For many adults, learning to read in elementary school consisted of reading a story out of a textbook and taking a comprehension test at the end of... (cont'd)
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09-08-13: Ferrucci Junior High is closed on Monday, September 9
09/08/2013
To ensure that the building is fully cleaned and repaired before students return, Ferrucci Junior High School will be closed again on Monday,... (cont'd)
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09-06-13: Students share learning during Education Day at the Fair
09/06/2013
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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09-6-13: Students perform in annual Rodeo Parade
09/06/2013
Student musicians from Kalles Junior High and Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, and Rogers high schools performed during the annual Western Rodeo Parade and... (cont'd)
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09-06-13: Ferrucci Junior High - School Canceled
09/06/2013
Ferrucci Junior High is closed today, Friday, September 6, due to flooding and water damage in the building. All after-school activities at... (cont'd)
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09-05-13: Gov. Jay Inslee visits Ridgecrest Elementary
09/05/2013
Gov. Jay Inslee visited Ridgecrest Elementary on September 5 and presented a shiny red apple pin to kindergartner Kiera Robison for being a good... (cont'd)
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09-04-13: Aging computers upgraded or replaced to support learning
09/04/2013
More than 2,000 aging student computers throughout the district are being upgraded or replaced this summer with more efficient operating systems to... (cont'd)
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09-01-13: Post-high school planning events set in September
09/01/2013
Students in grades 9 through 12 and their families are invited to attend a post-high school planning night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 23... (cont'd)
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08-30-13: Sexual health and HIV/AIDS curricula previews this fall
08/30/2013
Parents or guardians of students in grades four through nine are invited to preview the school district’s approved sexual health and HIV/AIDS... (cont'd)
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08-30-13: New facility use process starts this fall
08/30/2013
Community members interested in scheduling a school district facility for meetings or other approved uses will notice a new, more efficient... (cont'd)
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08-30-13: Board extends Superintendent Tim Yeomans contract through 2016
08/30/2013
The Puyallup School Board has unanimously agreed to extend Superintendent Tim Yeomans’ contract one year through 2016. The decision in June to... (cont'd)
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08-30-13: Annie B. 2-Miler raises nearly $6,000
08/30/2013
Walkers and runners of all ages helped raise nearly $6,000 in the 2013 Annie B. 2-Miler fun run/walk held in June. Money raised at the annual event... (cont'd)
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08-29-13: New camera club gets students focused on photography
08/29/2013
Students are offering a new perspective of day-to-day life at Mt. View Elementary School through the eye of a camera lens. An after-school camera... (cont'd)
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08-28-13: Summer facility work focuses on safety improvements
08/28/2013
Making schools a safer place for students and staff has been the focus of a series of facility improvements this summer, ranging from additional... (cont'd)
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08-21-13: Fair Day is September 11
08/21/2013
The district will showcase educational programs on Fair Day Wednesday, September 11 at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Activities are... (cont'd)
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08-20-13: School registration and class assignments
08/20/2013
Registration begins Thursday, August 22 at elementary schools across the district for kindergartners and all other elementary students new to the... (cont'd)
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08-20-13: Online payment for student meals
08/20/2013
Parents who have paid for school meal purchases online are receiving special communications from the Food and Nutrition Services Department. The... (cont'd)
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08-08-13: Students win top honors in annual district art exhibit
08/08/2013
More than 300 student artists in kindergarten through grade 12 submitted artwork in the 15 th Annual Dan Vesey-Deb Munson Art Show held last spring... (cont'd)
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08-07-13: Sparks deli owner wins community leadership award
08/07/2013
Chris Johnston, owner of Sparks Firehouse Deli in Puyallup, is this year's recipient of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA)... (cont'd)
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08-05-13: Students compete in annual track meets
08/05/2013
More than 1,500 students participated last spring in the school district's 44th annual Elementary District Track Meet and the 24th annual Special... (cont'd)
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07-31-13: Puyallup to offer full-day kindergarten at three schools
07/31/2013
The Puyallup School District will offer free, full-day kindergarten at Firgrove, Spinning, and Stewart elementary schools beginning this fall.... (cont'd)
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07-30-13: School supply drive set for August
07/30/2013
Local businesses and community groups will set up donation boxes throughout the community during the month of August to collect back-to-school... (cont'd)
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07-09-13: Key dates set for 2013-14 school year
07/09/2013
Key dates for the 2013-14 school year, including the first day of school, holidays, and winter and spring break, are on the district website.... (cont'd)
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07-08-13: QUEST testing applications due August 15
07/08/2013
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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07-03-13: School schedule changes in fall 2013
07/03/2013
(Originally published in the January 2013 Connections) Beginning in fall 2013, the Puyallup School District will no longer schedule early school... (cont'd)
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05-20-14: Team to explore highly rigorous academic program options
05/20/2013
A 17-member team of students, parents, community members, and educators has been formed to develop highly rigorous academic program options in... (cont'd)
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05/08/2013
Communications and Information serves a large and diverse community that allows our staff to communicate regularly with students, parents,... (cont'd)
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11-25-13: State ushers in new 'Smarter Balanced' assessment
11/25/2001
For most elementary and junior high school students, this spring will mark the first time in four years that they will no longer take the... (cont'd)
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04-23-14: Peers help students with special needs build social skills
Emerald Ridge High sophomore Sarah Berndt carefully eyed a pile of cookie cutters in the center of the table before reaching for a yellow one... (cont'd)
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02-04-14: "Blue Wednesday" - February 5, 2014
The Puyallup School District is very proud of the accomplishment of the Seattle Seahawks in becoming Super Bowl Champions. The Seahawks received... (cont'd)
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02-25-14: Changes made to school board meeting schedule
The Puyallup School Board has changed the date and location of its second meeting in February and set a new location for its two... (cont'd)
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02-25-14: Educators earn National Board Certification
Six Puyallup educators have earned National Board Certification — one of the highest recognitions in the education profession — this past year. The... (cont'd)
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01-14-14: Students build award-winning doghouse
For the second consecutive year, Rogers High School Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Program students have designed and built a... (cont'd)
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10-29-13: 9-12 Athletic Reconfiguration FAQs
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08-29-13: Students celebrate diversity at multicultural celebrations
Students traveled the world last spring during daylong multicultural celebrations at elementary schools throughout the district. Schools held... (cont'd)
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08-08-13: District honors Peer Support Inspirational Award winner
He is described as a cheerleader of students, a master event planner, and a staunch supporter of fellow educators. While he only teaches at two... (cont'd)
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