• Bethel School District News and Updates

      News & Updates

      • Graduation Schedule

        Our first two graduation ceremonies are this week! Challenger High School and the Bethel Virtual Academy will graduate their seniors at Clover Park Technical College’s McGavick Conference Center on Thursday, June 16. On Monday, June 20, our three comprehensive high schools will hold their ceremonies at the Washington State Fairgrounds. We will live stream all the ceremonies here: https://www.bethelsd.org/graduation2022

        Esports making a splash at Bethel schools

        Esports has become one of the fastest growing – and most lucrative – sports in the country. More than 170 colleges in the United States now offer Esports programs that have given out more than $16 million in gaming scholarships and financial aid. Spanaway Lake High School has a popular Esports club, and last week they hosted a tournament during lunch. Learn more about Esports and all of our other CTE programs here: Bethelsd.org/cte 

        FREE Summer Meals

        Summer lunch service will be available for free to all children ages 1 thru 18 years, from June 28th through July 29th. There will be no service on Tuesday, July 4th.

        The Summer Lunch Program will run Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at the following locations:

        • Bethel High School (22001 38th Ave E, Spanaway, WA 98387)

        • Spanaway Lake High School (1305 168th St E, Spanaway, WA  98387)

        • Thompson Elementary School (303 159th St E, Tacoma, WA 98387)


        And from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at

        • Shining Mountain Elementary School (21615 38th Ave E Spanaway 98387)


        Children must eat their meal on-site, in the cafeteria. There will be no “grab ‘n go,” curbside pick-up, or taking food home. Learn more at bethelsd.org/meals

        Superintendent's Art Awards

        We have so many amazing student artists in our district! Each year, Superintendent Tom Siegel hands out Superintendent's Art Awards to a handful of talented students and their work is displayed at the Educational Service Center. Great job! https://www.facebook.com/BethelSD/posts/pfbid0EL4Za6Goh1Qj6kmWE3MAKCsMW58QNyk9fPFfDhfqbheRPpiDn64c8bcmwj4A3JB3l

        Free Immunizations

        Is your child behind on immunizations? Pierce County has free immunization clinics all month long. Learn more at: https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/immunizations/for-children?fbclid=IwAR04MyXZTVSMx_6SFh057_Lg8sse5S-kmQrS306_6S-DRcn62tbbUkeN2Lg


      Feature Stories

      • Pierce County Skills Center continues to shine

        Pierce County Skills Center continues to shine

        One of the gems of our district is getting bigger and better. The Pierce County Skills Center will soon have a new addition, thanks to a $9.8 million award from the Washington State Legislature.

        The Evergreen building, which is currently in the planning stages, will house the Fire Sciences and Construction Trades programs. The building is scheduled to be ready for students in 2024, and when it opens it will include a brand new Pre-Electrical program, which was selected as a result of a survey of student interest and industry demand.

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      • Teen mentors teach responsibility, empathy

        Teen mentors teach responsibility, empathy

        A well-rounded education goes beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic. Our educators aim to empower students to become leaders in their communities, and one way to do that is through mentorship programs.

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      • Day 1 of Katherine G. Johnson Elementary

        Day 1 of Katherine G. Johnson Elementary

        There was no shortage of smiles on Monday when approximately 500 excited students got their first look at the brand new Katherine G. Johnson Elementary.

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      • GKHS Eagles take Vegas by storm!

        GKHS Eagles take Vegas by storm!

        When the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles football team was invited to Las Vegas last month to compete in the GEICO State Champions Bowl, the team understood they were the underdogs.

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