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First Church of Christ Scientist
9125 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

The First Church of Christ Scientist is structured unlike most other Christian-based institutions. Instead of aMore pastor leading the Sunday morning or Wednesday evening service, select members of the church read from the Bible and interpret scriptures as testiomny.

Connected to the church is a reading room that serves as a resource for prayerful study. There are research materials available and librarians to assist with any questions you may have. They also sell Christian science books, some of which are written by Mary Baker Eddy, along with childrens books, biographies and magazines.

Hair World Barber & Beauty
12130 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Hair World Barber and Beauty charges just $6 for men and $15 for women. The owner is sweet and professional, andMore offers a cut that's as pleasant as the price. Enjoy the shop's comfortable couch, reading material and television while you wait.
Greenwood Elementary
5190 N Division St, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98433

Greenwood Elementary is a small school that caters to both Army and Air Force families in the south Puget SoundMore region. Greenwood teachers on average have 11.4 years of teaching experience, and 53 percent of them hold a master's degree.

Greenwood has an open library for its staff, students and parents. Parents are welcome to stop by in the afternoon or just before school. Accelerated Reader is used in the library to help teachers manage independent reading.

Woodbrook Middle School
14920 Spring St SW, Lakewood, WA 98439

Located outside of Joint Base Lewis-McChord - exit 123 off I-5 - Woodbrook Middle School has three unique areas ofMore education. 1. Every child will receive both core curriculum and an additional hour in reading and math at the students' level; 2. The "Why Try" program that helps students choose the apppropriate behavior while at school; 3. A wide range of after-school activities.

Woodbrook's vision as a school is to teach students to become lifelong learners for a changing world. Woodbrook has a "Creed to teach every student common characteristics of successful people. The expectation is for staff and students to model these characteristics throughout their Woodbrook experience and hopefully into their daily lives."

Woodbrook Middle School - home of the Wildcats - in the 2009-2010 school year had MSP scores of 58.5 percent Reading and 22.8 percent Math. This figure represents the percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards.

Park Lodge Elementary School
6300 100th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Park Lodge Elementary School is part of the Clover Park School District. It follows the Paideia method of education,More which encourages students to be life-long learners. Park Lodge is located in the heart of downtown Lakewood right off of Gravelly Lake Drive SW, near Clover Park High School and the Student Service Center. The school building is fairly new for Clover Park. State assessment scores for fifth grade were recorded at 57.4 percent for reading and 41 percent for math. Percentages reflect students that met or exceeded state expectations.
Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital Inc PS
7210 Bridgeport Way W, Lakewood, WA 98499

The Chambers Creek Veterinary Hospital in Lakewood is a full-service pet hospital that offers a wide range of careMore like diagnostic testing, routine surgical and dental procedures and much more.

The location is easy to find. The lobby area to the right of the front desk is spacious, allowing for pet owners to relax, watch TV or read a magazine without feeling cramped. There's even kiddie condos for pet owners who leave for vacation or an extended time away from home.

There's also a small but useful pet store inside that features leashes, pet food and

Hillside Elementary
6399 Magnolia Blvd, Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98433

Hillside Elementary's mission is "to educate the whole child." The school believes that all children canMore excel at academics and that activities and citizenship are just as important. Teachers and staff have high expectations of the students which they believe will help students survive in a demanding world. The school supports any and all community involvement.

Hillside's state assesment scores for third grade in 2009-2010 were 64 percent reading and 66 percent for math (percentage of students meeting or exceeding state standards). These scores are on the high side for the Clover Park School District and should be celebrated. Hillside currently has the "Make Your Day" discipline system in place for its students. The school is located on Joint Base Lewis McChord in Lakewood.

Clover Park School District
10903 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

The Clover Park School District has a student enrollment of 11,681 and is the one of the top five largest publicMore school districts in Pierce County, 26th largest in the state. It features 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, an alternative school and four other schools/services.

Thirty percent of the CPSD students live on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord communities nearby. The student enrollment is ethnically diverse, with 19 percent Hispanic, 18 percent African American, six percent Asian American and six percent multiracial. More than half the student-body is non-caucasian.

In the spring of 2009, students in grades 3-8 and high school sophomores through 10 took the Washington Assessment of Student Learning and more than 90 percent of 10th graders met or exceeded standard in WAS writing, which is higher than the state average, according to Clover Park 2009-10 annual report. The report also revealed general improvement across other subjects like match and reading.

AAA Loans & Gun Shop
12831 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Scot Peskin is a second-generation pawnbroker who runs AAA Loans and Gun Shop, and it's easy to target his passion.More The place is loaded with firearms of every description, from rows of long guns along the walls to glass cases crammed with handguns. Peskin says he'll take just about any gun in pawn, but he's particularly on the lookout for military and assault rifles. He also deals in jewely, tools, electronics and other basics of the pawnbroker's trade.

“Anything with gold or diamonds in it is good for a quick, easy loan," Peskin said.

AAA Loans has been in Ponders Corner since 1960, and Peskin took it over from his father. Scot's motto is on the door reads, I'll meet or beat anybody's price.

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