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  • Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell and the Board of Directors share Good News Announcements, celebrating the accomplishments and awards earned by our students and staff.

    We recognize these achievements at each School Board meeting and publish the announcements in the Good News blog.

Celebrations, Recognitions and Announcements

  • Good News: April 11, 2017

    Posted by Jazzminn Burton at 4/12/2017 9:00:00 AM

    FWHS is an AVID School of Distinction

    We are proud to announce that Federal Way High School has been recognized as an AVID School of Distinction for the 2016–17 school year! This is in addition to being an AVID National Demonstration School.

    AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a national college-prep program designed to increase the number of students who enter 4-year colleges and universities.

    The Board would like to recognize staff who represent many who have worked so hard on this effort.

    • Matt Oberst
    • Assistant Principal Randy Long
    • Karin Weberg
    • Christine Ha
    • Sue Clark
    • Susan Hundrup
    • Josh Agpalza
    • Brad Smith
    • Juan Rodriguez
    • Diony Victorin
    • David Cole
    • Tim McManemy

    National Demonstration Schools are exemplary models of the AVID College Readiness System that undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be re-validated every three years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies school wide.

    Congratulations, Federal Way High School, for your work to help scholars persist to graduation in direct support of Goal 5 of the district Strategic Plan. We are proud of you! 

     


     TJHS Math Team takes first place  

    On March 18, Thomas Jefferson High School’s math team participated in the 24th annual Mu Alpha Theta Washington State Math Competition and took first place for the overall Sweepstakes Award! Four scholars also placed as individual state champions.

    The Board would like to recognize the following scholars:

    • Abigail Hyde placed first in Theta Equations & Inequalities and Theta Mental Math
    • Austin Kim placed first place in Theta Logs/Exponents
    • Zach Botz placed first in Alpha Analytical Geometry
    • Hakeem Shibly placed first in Chalk Talk
    • Sarah Guest
    • Jared Hoover
    • Keila Kimura
    • Aidan Narayanan
    • Jared Tran
    • Brandon Truong
    • Angela You
    • Shua Yu
    • Jaskaran Deol
    • Andrew Tang
    • Amy Holden
    • Linz Kim
    • Nicholas Kim
    • Martin Jung Gyu Lim
    • Andrew Monk
    • Julia Sheats
    • Skyler Yesiltepe
    • Orgil Batzaya
    • Sean Yi
    • Elliya Kim
    • Michelle Kim
    • Kory Byquist
    • Kyoung Ho Brian Kim
    • Jae Lee

    This effort is in direct support of the district’s Strategic Plan Goal 4, Content Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects.

    Congratulations, math scholars on your achievements in the competition! We are proud of you.

     


    FWHS ROTC Drill Teams place at Regional Championship Competition

    Federal Way High School’s ROTC drill teams competed in the Puget Sound Division Drill meet on March 4 and took home three first place awards and two division championships! On March 18, two FWHS cadets placed in the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference Regional Championship!

     The Board would like to recognize the following students: 

    • Harry Steinmetz placed third in the Armed Drill Down category at the Regional Championship
    • Soleil Miyamoto placed fourth in the Unarmed Drill Down category at the Regional Championship
    • Unarmed Drill Team Captain Michelle DeMoss
    • Cody Tyndall
    • Antonio Arroyo
    • Grace Tangonan
    • Eian Raspa
    • Patricia Kimball
    • Patricia Arango-Lopez
    • Michael Cacho
    • Matthew Camat
    • Kevin Hafey
    • Trent Lessard
    • Laurieanna Lafferty
    • Callistus Tiweyang
    • Aleksander Tompkins
    • Raymond Westerlund

    This effort is in direct support of Goal 3 of our Strategic Plan, active learners: engaged, empowered, critical thinkers and Goal 4, content area competence: mastery of all subjects.

    Congratulations team for these great accomplishments!

     


    TBHS ROTC Drill Teams place at Regional Championship Competition

    Todd Beamer High School’s ROTC drill teams competed in the Puget Sound Division Drill meet March 4 and took home three third place awards and one second place award! On March 18, at the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference Regional Championship the team placed fourth in Color Guard and fourth in Dual Unarmed Exhibition.

    The Board would like to recognize the following scholars: 

    • Ayden Adams
    • Jaiden Andreasen
    • DeAndrea Askew
    • Darian Bachner
    • Carl Burleigh
    • Hieu Dang
    • Jared Dodson
    • Dorian Donahue
    • Trent Fernandez
    • Joshua Hoang
    • Bailey Huston
    • Tae Hyun Gabriel Kim
    • Sujin Kim
    • Juliana Leinberger
    • Raven Leonard
    • William Leoso
    • Harmonie Leoso Carolyn Leoso
    • Taylor Lewis
    • Jonathan Lezcano
    • Aniston Messer
    • Grace Montgomery
    • Grace Ralstin
    • Madeline Ralstin
    • Krystal Robbins
    • Miranda Rush
    • Angelo Louie Serania
    • Max Torres
    • Jackson Walton
    • Whitney Wilbourn

    This effort is in direct support of Goal 3 of our Strategic Plan, active learners: engaged, empowered, critical thinkers and Goal 4, content area competence: mastery of all subjects.

    Congratulations!

     


    Kilo Teacher receives National Board Certification  

    The Board would like to recognize Dana Lead, a Federal Way teacher who earned National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in 2016. National board certification is an advanced certification program designed to recognize outstanding teachers who meet high and rigorous standards. 

    Dana is a teacher at Kilo Middle School, certified in music/early adolescence through young adulthood.

    National Board Certified Teachers have successfully demonstrated exemplary teaching knowledge, skills and practices. The National Board candidacy process is demanding, and has numerous benefits to students, as teachers become even more self-reflective about their practice and increase subject area knowledge.

    Congratulations Dana to your dedication and commitment to our scholars’ bright futures!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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