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Enumclaw hosts its annual alumni lunch

All middle school and high school students and their families are invited to a pizza luncheon featuring former Enumclaw High School graduates from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Enumclaw High library.

  • Dec 23, 2008

Ten Enumclaw teachers earn national board certification

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently announced that 10 teachers in the Enumclaw School District earned National Board Certification.

  • Dec 23, 2008

EMS students earn all-state honors

Five Enumclaw Middle School eighth-grade band and orchestra students were recently named to the all-state band and orchestra.

  • Dec 23, 2008

Enumclaw schools benefit from award

4Culture’s Arts Education Funding Program recently announced a $30,000 award to ArtsEd Washington. The support builds on a four-year partnership with the nonprofit organization for its award-winning Principals’ Arts Leadership program (PAL). This program helps principal-led elementary school teams create annual ongoing plans for arts education.

  • Dec 23, 2008
Wickersham School of Discovery teacher Ellen Carl pushes grout into the crevices between the glass pieces as she wipes down the students’ artwork.

Wickersham School of Discovery students piece together work of art

Wickersham School of Discovery fifth-grade students were thrilled to discover the bear in the middle of a glass mosaic that will become a permanent fixture in the school was the creation of a fellow classmate.

  • Dec 23, 2008
Wickersham School of Discovery teacher Ellen Carl pushes grout into the crevices between the glass pieces as she wipes down the students’ artwork.

Obituaries

Helen M. Farrar died Dec. 14, 2008, at the age of 81.

‘Clinch Knot’ will reel in mystery fans

“The Clinch Knot” by John Galligan, c.2008, Bleak House Books, $14.95 paperback, $24.95 hardcover, 328 pages.

Poinsettias are best plant to give and easiest for care

The last week of December is time to consider your holiday gift plants. Poinsettias are the most popular potted plant to give and one of the easiest to keep alive.

Open house covers topics like waivers, transportation

The Sumner School District will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Maple Lawn Elementary in Sumner. The focus of the meeting is to present revised transportation, attendance plans and waiver options. For more information, visit the district’s Web site at www.sumner.wednet.edu.

Sumner High band earns excellence award for parade

The Sumner marching band, under the direction of Joe Carl, made school history in November when it received the Musical Excellence Award for its performance in the Macy’s Holiday Parade in Seattle. The prize included a check for $500.

Ten teachers earn National Board Certification

The Sumner School Board hosted a reception Dec. 10 to honor its new national board-certified teachers. Honored were Cheryl Roper, Jennifer Fruehauf, Nancy Nybo and Jason Vander Hoek of Bonney Lake High; Chris Clayton, Kim Franett-Fergus and Jen Peters from Sumner High; Scott Sousa and Pam Noble of Crestwood Elementary; and Jeanne Ossman, Maple Lawn Elementary. This brings the number of district teachers certified in 2008 to 10.

White River sets make-up days for cancelled classes

White River School District students and teachers received an early season gift – three days without school – as nasty, winter weather shut down classrooms. Those three days stretched right into winter break, which began Monday and continues through Jan. 2.

Rachel and Malia Mason and Jaclyn Akers load an appliance-sized box full of donated toys into Mason’s van Dec. 12 at Deiringer Heights Elementary School in Lake Tapps.

School toy drives give the Grinch the boot

Signs of a struggling economy weren’t on the Grinch’s list this holiday season, evident by the generosity displayed among Dieringer School District’s three schools.

Rachel and Malia Mason and Jaclyn Akers load an appliance-sized box full of donated toys into Mason’s van Dec. 12 at Deiringer Heights Elementary School in Lake Tapps.

Financial scams hit senior citizens in South King County

In this troubled economy the promise of quick and easy money is highly appealing, said Suzanne Thompson, an elder law attorney and registered nurse. She is an advocate for senior citizens, working to protect people who find themselves the victims of fraud. After working as a registered nurse, she spent two years with the Department of Social and Health Services as an adviser for the organization and as a litigator against people who abuse adults. “After doing that I realized I could take it to the community,” she said.

Cold-weather tips can prevent disasters | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

The following are tips from East Pierce Fire and Rescue to help prepare for cold weather emergencies and possible power outages.

  • Dec 16, 2008
Kibler Elementary School third-grade students arrived at the Enumclaw police station Thursday bearing gifts for the department’s Cops For Kids program. For the past nine or 10 years

‘Retail survivors’ tales comprise ‘The Customer is Always Wrong’ | Book Review

You knew it was a bad time of year to go to that store, but you went in anyhow and wished you hadn’t. The lines were long and filled with grumps and kids, both way past nap time. You couldn’t find anything because the place was a mess. The sound system was broken and the same Christmas song was playing over and over and over until you thought you’d scream. You couldn’t wait to get out of there. Too bad you were the person behind the cash register.

  • Dec 16, 2008
Kibler Elementary School third-grade students arrived at the Enumclaw police station Thursday bearing gifts for the department’s Cops For Kids program. For the past nine or 10 years
First day of fun at Crystal
First day of fun at Crystal
First day of fun at Crystal
First day of fun at Crystal

Let’s Go Back Together

Let’s go back together