District Headlines & Features
Greetings Federal Way Public Schools families and community,
This school year has been an exciting one with the highest graduation rate in recent years, passage of a bond package to rebuild schools and the Educational Programs & Operations replacement levy that will provide our scholars with the staff, resources and infrastructure necessary for high quality learning environments. We are preparing each of our 23,000 scholars to have a voice, a dream and a bright future and are grateful for our community continuing to lean in to our schools.
In Federal Way Public Schools, we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all scholars. In addition to having emergency plans at each school, our staff is currently engaged in safety training to ensure they are prepared should something occur. We are also teaching our scholars behaviors that promote learning while still holding them accountable if they should behave inappropriately. We need our families to reinforce and support these high expectations at home.
Did you attend our second annual STEM Exploration Night at Todd Beamer High School on March 28? This event was a great success with thousands of PK–12 scholars and their families attending to explore, inform, learn and prepare for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers that exist in our region. Washington ranks #1 nationally in the concentration of STEM jobs, with 37 percent of all King County jobs in the STEM fields. FWPS wants our scholars to start preparing now to access STEM-related college and career pathways that are high-demand, high-wage professions.