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New Superintendent Community Focus Groups: May 15-16
Two Community Focus Groups regarding the search for our next Superintendent will be held at Bethel School District's Educational Service Center (ESC), 516 176th St. E., Spanaway 98387. Your input matters! Both events will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 15
  • Thursday, May 16

Reminder: Snow Make-Up Day: May 24
The make-up day for the school closure on January 17 will be on Friday, May 24.

Podcast Episode 82: Crime Scene Investigation in high school
This week, we venture to the Pierce County Skills Center's Criminal Justice class to talk with students who are learning Crime Scene Investigation in high school. We also find out where they're heading after graduation, and ask them about a key moment in history they'd like to see with their own eyes. Listen at bethelsd.org/podcast

Superintendent Seigel Retirement Celebration
Mark your calendars! Superintendent Tom Seigel is retiring and YOU are invited to our celebration honoring him and thanking him for his 23 years of service to our amazing district! Join us on May 23 at the Pierce County Skills Center from 3 to 6 p.m.

Department of Developmental Disabilities Association drop-in event: May 21
Our Special Services Department is holding a Department of Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) drop-in event on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Frontier Middle School. DDA applications will be available and accepted on site. Additionally, they will be hosting many community partners including: Applied Behavior Analysis Clinics, speech and language service providers, behavioral support partners, and occupational therapists. Food trucks will also be on site.

Inclusive Building Design
We work to create the best possible learning environments for our students, and it begins with the design of the school building itself. At that level, everything can be taken into account, from acoustics to lighting, even the shape of the classrooms. Read more about Inclusive Building Design here: https://www.bethelsd.org/resources/news

Bus Driver Hiring Event: June 5
We are excited to welcome potential drivers to our Bus Driver Hiring Event on June 5 from 2-6:30 p.m. We offer paid training and up to $1,500 signing bonuses! Join us at our Transportation Department (5625 192nd St. E., Puyallup, WA 98375) where we’ll be offering same day job offers, pending the approval process!

Expedition Elementary Construction Video
Thank you, voters! Construction crews are making amazing progress on our newest bond-funded school, Expedition Elementary. The 66,000-square-foot building, which is located in the Lipoma Firs Community, will house about 500 students in 27 general classrooms and various shared spaces when it opens this fall. https://youtu.be/lq5Stvfxxwk?feature=shared

Asian and Pacific islander Month
May is officially Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It’s a time to honor the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Upcoming School Board Meetings
School Board meetings begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at Bethel School District's Educational Service Center (ESC), 516 176th St. E., Spanaway 98387 unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome! 

  • May 28: Regular School Board Meeting
  • June 11: Regular School Board Meeting
  • June 25: Regular School Board Meeting