All but youngest start classes Sept. 2

All but youngest start classes Sept. 2

Tahoma School District’s first day of classes for the 2008-09 school is Sept. 2 for all its students except the very youngest.

While that’s the date for grades 1 through 12, kindergarten classes will delay their start until Sept. 5.

Markley makes list at Azusa Pacific

Maple Valley resident Alison Markley has made the Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University.

Markley, a graduate of Tahoma High School and the daughter of Eldred Markley, was among 1,375 students at the private Christian university in California’s San Gabriel Valley who earned the honor by posting a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Markley is a social science major.

Students’ summer was a ‘green’ one

Teenage and young-adult students in King County learned about high-wage and high-demand occupations in environment-related jobs as part of the Opportunity Greenway pilot project this summer.

The six-week “learn and earn” program coordinated by King County Work Training’s YouthSource provided paid internships while students built practical job skills for “green work.”

YouthSource recently won a Recognition of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Labor, which also funded Opportunity Greenway via a grant through the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council for 2008.

The pilot program focused on exposing students who are 16 to 21 years old and had previous experience with the court system. King County, along with private employers and community and technical colleges, exposed the students to a wide range of green professions to public transportation jobs such as maintenance of Metro Transit’s hybrid buses.