Full-Day Kindergarten Available

All three elementary schools in the Shelton School District will offer full-day kindergarten beginning in September 2013. This is possible because the state has increased the percentage of schools eligible for funding. Bordeaux and Mt. View Elementary Schools now can provide an all-day program like Evergreen Elementary, which has had this program for a number of years.

To register a child for kindergarten in Washington State, a birth certificate showing the child will be 5 years old by August 31st and a record of up-to-date immunizations are requirements. Elementary schools are closed for the summer, but registration packets are available at the Shelton School District Central Office located at 700 S. 1st St. Call 426-1687 for more information. School begins on September 4th. Please register soon. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community and students will benefit greatly by attending school all day

MGH Meeting July 12

 Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County Board of Commissioners has announced a special meeting to be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Alderbrook Resort 7101 Washington 106, Union, WA 98592. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a Strategic Planning session to drill down and discuss care delivery system.


Recycling Volunteers Needed For TC Fair

All of the laughter and ladybugs at this year's fair are sure to be tons of fun, but it could also add up to tons of trash. That's why the Thurston County Fair and the Thurston County Solid Waste Division are teaming up to invite volunteers to help fairgoers find the right bin for their recyclables and compostable materials, and help keep the trash to a minimum.

Each volunteer will work a three-hour shift during fair week, which runs Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4. Volunteers will staff recycling and waste stations throughout the fairgrounds and will help fairgoers separate the food scraps, soiled paper, beverage containers, and other compostable materials and recyclables. Each volunteer will receive two free fair admission tickets and a parking pass for the day of their shift. No previous experience or special training is required, and scout groups, church groups, and service organizations are encouraged to invite their members to join in the fair fun and help the environment.


Mason County SWAC

Mason County is seeking individuals to serve on the Mason County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Read the Full Press Release HERE.