The Scholar Chronicle

Spring 2019 Edition

  • The Scholar Chronicle (formerly known as The Progress Report) is mailed out multiple times each year to households within the district’s boundaries. Articles from the current edition, as well as a .pdf download, are available below. To access earlier editions of the Scholar Chronicle, please visit our archive page.

  • Update on the district's technology levy

    Update on the district's technology levy

    Generations of our scholars will have technology experiences interwoven into every aspect of their lives. In the past thirty years, classes have had the cooking timer, graphing calculator, and the first IBM laptop. Now our students have handsfree calling, voice command music devices, and on demand 3D printing of machine parts. We are preparing our students to be technology literate, a skill required in today’s college and career environments, a need that will continue into the future.

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  • Third Annual STEM Exploration Night

    Third Annual STEM Exploration Night

    On March 27, 2019, thousands of Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) scholars, families, and community members attended the third annual STEM Exploration Night at Federal Way High School. This event welcomed attendees of all ages to experience career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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  • Educators Receive "Because of You" Award at Board Meetings

    Educators Receive "Because of You" Award at Board Meetings

    Educators do extraordinary things for our scholars and schools each day. To recognize these difference makers, scholars nominate Federal Way Public School staff for the “Because of You” award who have had a positive influence and impact on scholars, their school, or their community.

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  • Totem Middle School Murals Spread Positivity

    Totem Middle School Murals Spread Positivity

    How are messages of positivity shared at Totem Middle School? Not just through scholar and staff conversations, but on murals throughout the school. Both scholars and staff were excited to arrive at Totem following winter break to see the addition of ten inspiring wall murals throughout the hallways.

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  • Federal Way Public Schools focus on literacy is showing signs of progress

    Federal Way Public Schools focus on literacy is showing signs of progress

    Literacy, the ability to read, write, speak, and listen, is an important focus in Federal Way Public Schools. Commonly referred to as English Language Arts (ELA), FWPS is measuring its progress in strategic plan Goal 1: the early years, to ensure all third graders are proficient readers.

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