NEW kids show at the Science Dome

Have you ever wondered… What is water made of? Why do we get rain? How are snowflakes formed and why is each one unique? Dive on in and explore the fascinating world of water!

Saturdays this November and December (excluding 11/26 and 12/24) at 12:30 and 2 pm. $6 per child. Adults free!

All ages shows this week:
Undiscovered Worlds, 7 pm Friday November 4th
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, 3:15 pm Saturday November 5th
All ages shows consist of a half hour live astronomy presentation followed by a fulldome video. Approximately 1 hour total. $6.

Plan Ahead!
Review our online schedule!
CWU Family Science Night, Friday December 2nd 5:30 – 7 pm.

The most important 6-1/2 hours of a child’s day


Submitted by James Leet, Lakewood’s Choice

As you may know a school day is about 6 1/2 hours long, depending on the grade. What you may not know is what needs students have and what resources are available to them. For our November CHOICE coalition meeting on November 2 (1 pm) , administrators, school resource officers and others from the school community will share what they know best.

Lakewood's Choice

The location of the meeting has changed to the Clover Park School District Administration building, room 6B.

TNT: Caught in an industrial zone: District considers closing Lakewood’s Woodbrook Middle School


The Clover Park School District board will get a recommendation in January that Woodbrook Middle School be closed. District officials say the 53-year-old middle school has reached the end of its useful life, but some community and education leaders are blaming Lakewood officials, saying a change in zoning to help develop a business park forced the closure.

Read more: Caught in an industrial zone: District considers closing Lakewood’s Woodbrook Middle School | The News Tribune

Calling all Students: Launch Your Own Company


TACOMA, WA — Time is running out! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) at Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber offers local students, grades six through 12, an opportunity to develop their own business concept with mentor support, gain investor funding, launch their company, and compete for scholarship dollars to further their education.

chamber-yeaIf you know a student that is a great candidate for this program, encourage them to apply immediately, before it’s too late! The DEADLINE is November 2, 2016; the online application is available here:

Last year’s graduate, Maxx Stewart, took the national title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR, WINNING A $30,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP. He earned the opportunity to pitch his business, Spyder Grypz, to a national audience in Washington, DC. He competed against 6 other entrepreneurial startups and presented to a panel of national business leaders serving as judges. Check out his website by

Another YEA! success story is 15-year-old Rachel Zietz from Boca Raton. Rachel pitched to the Sharks in May and at the time had sales of $300,000 and now have sales approaching the $3M mark!

Help ensure that local youth have an opportunity to realize their dreams – entering the Academy as students – graduating as CEOs. Share this opportunity and consider being an investor to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs.