Federal Way Public Schools is the winner of two awards in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards Program for its work to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South King County and South Seattle. The district was among seven winners that…
The district’s Standards-Based Grading Advisory Committee held its first meeting February 20, the start of a two-year process that will help inform the superintendent and school board for future policy decisions. The first meeting focused on providing participant…
Applications will be accepted beginning Feb. 24 for the district’s tuition-based and Head Start/ECEAP preschool programs for the 2014-2015 school year.
Head Start/ECEAP provides a part day preschool education and support to families of childr…
Family and Community Partnership Office Receives Grant to Deepen Parent Engagement
The FWPS Family and Community Partnership Office was recently announced as a recipient of a $100,000 Gates Foundation grant to continue heightened efforts to engage parents through innovative programs in our district.
This is the second year that FWPS has re…
FWPS Selected to Receive Sexual Health Education Grant
Federal Way Public Schools is among 16 school districts recently selected by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to take part in a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) project to improve sexual health education. School districts in Washington and 19 other states were chosen to participate.
This project provides participating school districts with technical support and training, professional development and funding to strengthen high-quality instruction based on science. They will receive $500 each for the first year of the program and up to $10,000 in years two through five.
In Federal Way, the grant will help pay for upcoming changes to the district curriculum and professional development for teachers. Beginning next school year, district leaders will expand professional development for teachers. They will also set up a referral system with community organizations to provide adolescent sexual health services and develop School Health Advisory Councils. Schools needin…
It’s important to understand that calculation methods and graduation requirements have been constantly changing over the past 10+ years. This fluid environment makes it very difficult to compare graduation rates over the past 10 years. It's simply not comparing app…
High School Graduation Rate Increases Indicate We're on the Right Track
After several years of stagnant high school graduation rates, Federal Way Public Schools’ administrators believe they are turning the tide. What’s driving this change is a shift in how individual students are supported.
In 2013, the district experienced a n…
Would you like to make a little additional income? There's an on-going need for substitutes for all major employee groups in the district. At this time, we especially need more Nutrition Services substitutes and teacher substitutes. If you are interested in working for the district as a substitute, please contact C.J. Carter, Substitute Coordinator, in the Human Resources Department at: (253) 945-2027.