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Principal's Message

  • Dr. Matt Oberst

      Dear Students and Parents,

      As the 2016-17 school year winds down, it is important to reflect on all of the challenges and triumphs this year has brought.

     The on-going construction of our brand new school has been exciting and we are thankful to be able to provide more opportunities for our   students. The staff and students have been steadfast in their willingness to adapt and be resilient under these new and challenging circumstances. Our staff have also continued to refine our practices in the use of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) during early release days to allow for “real time” adjustment and intervention of curriculum and instruction to assist students. We are so thankful to our families in being supportive of early release days so we may continue to focus on assisting our students.

    Federal Way High School had many wins and triumphs this year, some of them were:

    • Two ACT 6 full scholarship award recipients;
    • Over $5.1 million in scholarships received by our senior students;
    • 100% of the AVID senior class was accepted to a university;
    • FWHS has been revalidated as a National AVID School of Distinction and National Demonstration School;
    • WA State Champions in Track and Field for Discus and Girls’ Wrestling;
    • ASB Pacific Islander Club won first place at the Samoan Arts and Academic Competition;
    • A National Merit Scholar;
    • A Future Business Leaders of America WA State Competition first place award winner;
    • Two Speech and Debate National Qualifiers; and one WA State Speech and Debate Champion in Extemporaneous;
    • The Choir Program earned two Gold and a Silver Award from the World Strides Heritage Music Festival; and
    • This year, we started our Pro-Start culinary program, Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering Program, and Coding and Game Design course.

    Again, we want to thank our families and community for the new Federal Way High School and all of the new opportunities it provides our students.

    I want to thank all of our students, staff, and families for all of your hard work and dedication. Federal Way High School is truly a special place.

    Thank you,


    Dr. Matt Oberst




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