Education news: Decatur pep band, Literacy Breakfast, SAT seminar, ‘Forgotten math’

Live and Let Die: The Rock Wood Fired Pizza and Spirits is holding its annual School of the Rock Battle of the Bands. High school pep bands from all over Puget Sound and Western Washington have created arrangements of their favorite classic rock songs complete with videos to vie for cash prizes. Decatur High School is competing with “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and Wings. Text-voting runs through Feb. 2. Winners will be announced Feb. 8. View the videos submitted by the schools at

Forgotten math: A seminar for parents wanting to brush up on the math their children are doing in school. Event runs 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Free food provided. Call (253) 838-0507.

Financial aid: From 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6, students can attend College Goal Day at DeVry University, 3600 S. 344th Way, Federal Way. Students and families can receive free professional help with financial aid applications and more. Volunteers needed. Contact Stacie Hurley: (253) 945-3063 or

SAT seminar: A free SAT informational seminar will run 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center as well as 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Federal Way 320th Library. Test taking strategies and college admissions advice for teens and parents. Call (253) 838-0507.

Auction: Meredith Hill Elementary PTA will hold its annual auction 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Admission is free and desserts and beverages are available for purchase. An up-to-date list of items for sale can be found at

Literacy Breakfast: The annual Literacy Breakfast for Communities in Schools will be held 7:15 to 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way. E-mail Tracy Oster:

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