PRINCIPAL’S PAGE – April 19, 2017
Dear Titan Families,
Parent Partnership Forum
Our April Parent Partnership Forum will be on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6-7 pm in the Great Hall. We will host a Meet and Greet welcoming incoming principal Eric Marshall. Please join us for an opportunity to listen to an opening message and speak with Mr. Marshall during an informal gathering. We look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Great things are happening in the 9th grade academy. Beginning last week, all 9th grade scholars will take part in a college campus trip with their College and Career Prep class. A huge shout out to Bliss King, Candice Holder, Fonda Mongrain and our fabulous 9th grade Team for organizing this event. Our scholars have had the chance to visit UW Tacoma, PLU or SPU and participate in scavenger hunts, campus tours with current college students, admissions counselor presentations on college requirements, question and answer sessions with current college seniors, and a chance to hear firsthand what college is all about. We will follow up in classroom with reflections, connections to high school success and work on student high school and beyond plans.
Facilities Planning Committee Community FORUM at TBHS THURSDAY, April 27 5:30 to 7:00
Come to hear recommendations, information and give feedback to the district facilities and planning committee regarding proposed expansion, rebuilding and modernization of FWPS schools sites. For a complete list of Facilities Planning Committee Community Forums, please see the website.
SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT continues with our 10th grade English Language Arts classes testing this week. AP Exams begin May 1 and run through May 12. We will be using the LDS Church across from World Vision for most of our AP Exam testing. Look for more information to come from Mollee Holt our Assessment Coordinator. Smarter Balance Math assessment will be for 10th -12th grade students in Advanced Algebra and above courses will take place May 15-31st.
All 10th graders will take the SBA in English Language Arts. 10th -12th Graders in Advanced Algebra or above will take the SBA Math. The SBA is a graduation requirement for graduating classes of 2019 and beyond. A passing cut score on the SBA can also count as an alternative for meeting graduation requirement for graduation classes 2017 and 2018. See our website for more information on Smarter Balance Assessment or contact your scholar’s counselor or Assistant Principal.
WE Day Seattle is Thursday, April 21st. Many of our Todd Beamer students earned the opportunity to attend WE Day in Seattle for and making a difference in their neighborhood and world at large. For more information about WE and why we participate, go to: https://www.we.org/we-schools.
Attendance Matters: Reminder Students with outstanding detention for tardies will not be allowed to purchase tickets or attend Tolo or Prom. If your scholar needs to serve a lunch detention for tardies, please encourage them to complete their detention this week.
SENIORS: Graduation and Prom are around the corner. You can find the graduation update on our website as well. Questions? Call Jeana Alley at 253-945-2573 or Bliss King at 253-945-2878.
Next Wednesday, April 26, 2017 is Early Release for Staff Collaboration. Todd Beamer will release students at 12:30pm.
Have a wonderful week,
Did you know that Federal Way Public Schools has a new online enrollment system? If you already have a ParentVUE account, then you already have access to the online enrollment system.
Haven’t signed into ParentVue yet? Sign up now! You will find current information about grades, attendance, and your child’s report card. You can also update your contact and other important information. Contact your school for sign-up information.
We encourage you to log in to your PARENTVUE Account. Need help accessing your ParentVue account? Contact Julie Mock at 253.945.2577. ParentVUE gives you access to attendance records, grades, missing assignments, teacher emails and more.
SAFE SCHOOLS TIPLINE 253-945-SAFE
Students, families, staff and community members can report school-related concerns, or alert a school or the district about a potential threat using the anonymous tip line.