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Federal Way Public Schools’ comprehensive high schools are continuing their track record of ensuring that a large number of their students take advanced course tests. Decatur, Todd Beamer, Thomas Jefferson and Federal Way all made The High School Challenge list sponsored by The Washington Post. Previously known as Newsweek’s annual list of America’s Best High […]

Federal Way High School junior Aiyana Dawson made history this summer. She was one of only five non-tribally sponsored teenagers from Western Washington to attend the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington D.C., the first government-sponsored gathering of Native American teenagers from throughout the United States, early in July.  Additional Western Washington students attended […]

Brooklyn Humphrey, who will be a Sequoyah 8th grade student next year, is among the winners of the fourth annual National STEM Video Game Challenge, organizers announced Monday. Brooklyn won in the Unity category at middle school level. She was inspired to create her winning entry, a game called “Maze Kraze,” by her Sequoyah science teacher, David Chernicoff, […]

The Sequoyah Middle School ASB recently completed their first annual textile drive to both raise awareness for textile recycling and raise funds to support student athletics and activities.  Over the course of three weeks, students, staff and families brought their textiles in garbage bags to be included in the overall total, as well as part of  the […]

BUILD THE MOMENTUM, a free information session to learn more about National Board candidacy and the support provided to teachers who join a district cohort, is being offered by a Federal Way Public Schools facilitator. Date: June 18, 2015 Time: 9 a.m. -11 a.m. Location: ESC Room 104 Cost: None Pre-registration: Go to FWPS CLC site, […]

For the third year in a row,  all of Federal Way Public Schools’ comprehensive high schools are among the top 20 in the state on the Washington Post High School Challenge List. Previously known as Newsweek’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools, The High School Challenge list ranks schools by the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or […]

The Thomas Jefferson High School Robotics team competed in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Pacific Northwest District Championship Competition in Cheney from April 1-4. They made it to the competition after some quick fundraising, and finished as part of the 4th-place alliance in the competition. The team has serious budget limitations compared to most teams, […]

Four Federal Way schools have been named Washington Achievement Award recipients for 2014-2015. They are among the highest performing schools in the state based on three years of academic information. Decatur High School has been recognized for High Progress, while Mirror Lake, Nautilus and Olympic View have been recognized for English Language Acquisition. The award is given in […]

The Federal Way City Council is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the city’s Youth Commission. Members of this commission serve as an advisory body to the City Council, other city commissions and city staff on issues such as finding solutions for local youth problems, providing community youth with an outlet for expressing interests and […]

This school year, you’re going to see a lot fewer paper flyers in your child’s backpack. Flyers from outside organizations for activities like camps will now be posted to a webpage hosted by a company called Peachjar. You can view these flyers by clicking on the “Peachjar” button that has been placed on our school […]

Flyer Distribution Procedures There is no fee for schools and school-based groups such as PTSAs to use the Peachjar electronic flyer distribution system. Staff FAQs Effective Eflyer Design In general, your flyer should: Be in PDF format. Contain font sizes not less than size 12. Use color – it costs no more for full color flyers than […]

What are the requirements for distributing flyers to parents and staff? In order to distribute flyers to parents, your organization must be a non-profit 501(c)3. (Related Board Policy 3222 and Procedure 3222P) In addition, ALL flyers to be distributed must include the following disclaimer using exact wording in no less than size 12 font: “This event is not sponsored by […]

Decatur High School was recently announced as a winner of a Washington Achievement Award, the highest honor which the state bestows upon schools. Decatur was recognized in the High Progress category. “It is an honor to be recognized for the ongoing successes in our schools,” said Superintendent Rob Neu. “We owe this award to the […]

Rodney Carver Jr., a student at Valhalla Elementary, was recently recognized in a local magazine as a promising young football star. So far in his short career he’s already won the Gridiron Classic, Harvest Hitter and Defensive MVP. This spring he was an All-Star player recruited to a team in the Indoor Football League. Read […]

Flyer Distribution Procedures: Instructions for Outside Organizations Federal Way Public School works with community groups and organizations that sponsor activities of an educational/enrichment nature for students. Notification of those activities is now distributed electronically via Peachjar. Federal Way Public Schools no longer sends paper flyers home with students or staff. All flyers are distributed electronically. Please submit all requests to distribute flyers to […]

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WEA Select Premera Medical Plan members can take part in free health screenings at events from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. May 30 and 31, or from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. June 4 and 5 at the ESC. Participants can find out their cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index in less than 15 […]

The Federal Way City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Diversity Commission, Salary Commission and Ethics Board. For more information, visit

Federal Way Public Academy and Nautilus K-8 have been named among 381 schools statewide to win the State’s highest honor bestowed on schools – the Washington Achievement Award. Sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education, the Washington Achievement Award is based on test scores, graduation rates and […]

Federal Way residents with current curbside garbage and recycling service are invited to compete in the Recycle Palooza contest for a $1,000 prize for recycling done right. The deadline for contest entry is April 10. For more information, visit

Superintendent Rob Neu presented the State of the Schools address before a full house at the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce meeting on January 9.   After citing multiple accomplishments by the district’s students and staff over the past year, Supt. Neu provided a quick rundown on the many additional subjects and skills schools have been […]

Do you know students whose families can’t afford to buy a warm coat, a new pair of boots or basic school supplies? The WEA Children’s Fund can help! The Children’s Fund reimburses WEA members who buy items to meet the modest, immediate needs of their students. Read more at

A grant application written jointly by seven King County school districts, including Federal Way Public Schools, has won $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. The Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila school districts competed together this fall as “The Road Map District […]

Federal Way Kiwanis representative Jim Chaffee presented a check for $15,607.50 to Superintendent Neu and Board President Tony Moore at the November 27, 2012 board meeting. Kiwanis has been selling concessions at Memorial Field as long as anyone can remember – and the club has been in existence since 1955. Each year, Kiwanis presents the […]

The Puget Sound Educational Service District included Totem Middle School and Star Lake Elementary among four schools to benefit from a five-year Century 21 grant from OSPI. Century 21 works to create extended learning opportunities for students to help support students in increasing academic achievement. Family engagement and positive transitions, as well as STEM and Arts Impact are part […]

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