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Good News April 24, 2018

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Good News April 24, 2018

Generous contribution of technology and school supplies from World Vision 

Thank you to World Vision for their generous contribution of 15 smart monitors and 5,400 school supply kits. This technology will help prepare our scholars for 21st Century jobs, and the school supplies will help thousands of our scholars be ready for school every day.

We also express thanks to Christ the King Bible Fellowship of Federal Way who was instrumental in this process.  

Schools can’t do it alone and we appreciate your support of strategic plan goal two whole child: thriving, confident, responsible individuals. Thank you for all you do to support our scholars!

Scholars placed well at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair

Federal Way Public Schools scholars have placed well at the annual Washington State Science and Engineering Fair!

The following scholars were recognized:

First place for the project Fuel Cells: Hydrogen vs. Methanol as an Alternative Energy Source:

  • Ketterra Johnson 

First place for the project Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Irradiation:

  • Elaine Pham 
  • Joon Chong 
  • Gaurav Gowda 

First place for the project in Poiser Geometry:

  • Audrey Park 
  • Milad Heydari 

Second place for the project Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Neutron Moderation Adapter:

  • Martin Lim
  • Richard Chung
  • Michelle Kim

Third place for the project Nested Faraday Cage for EMP Mitigation:

  • Aydan Worcester

This effort is in direct support of the district Strategic Plan Goal 3, Active Learners: Engaged, Empowered, Critical Thinkers.

Uptown Square Early Learning Center Pre-K scholars read over 1,100 books with their families in the month of March

Uptown Square Early Learning Center Pre-K scholars are reading all-stars who read over 1,100 books with their families in the month of March!

Uptown Square Staff, when I call your names please come forward to be recognized:

  • Nichole McGill
  • Renita Hewlett 
  • Sook Sim 
  • Keri Burks
  • April Austin
  • Daysy Govea
  • Chundranae McGary 

Scholars who are here to represent all Uptown Square students:

  • Christian Wariner 
  • Nirisi Suazo 
  • Oliver Morales
  • Adnan Ismail
  • Shelby Rodwell
  • Preston Dial Ochoa
  • Mayumi Gatdula
  • Viarah Jul Fejeran
  • Aiden Palacios Peralta
  • Cataleya Ursua
  • Adriana Ursua

Federal Way Public Schools is committed to all scholars being proficient readers, part of Goal One of our Strategic Plan.

Advancing Leadership Youth scholars chosen for awards

Advancing Leadership Youth is a leadership program where students learn about leadership style, and how to work with and inspire others.

We are proud to announce the following students who were chosen by their Advancing Leadership Youth peers for the following awards: 

  • Justin Filfred - Most Intentional 
  • Richard Carruthers - Most Relational
  • Joshua Collier - Most Transformational

Would Advancing Leadership Youth’s Executive Director Lawrence Garrett is included in the photo. Being part of Advancing Leadership Youth helps our scholars grow into thriving, confident, responsible individuals — Goal 2 of our district Strategic Plan.

Middle school scholars chosen to participate in the All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra

We are proud of our middle school scholars who participated in the All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra. These scholars auditioned and were selected to rehearse and perform with the other top student musicians under the direction of accomplished directors in their respective areas of music education.  

Congratulations, to the following scholars:

  • Payton Davis
  • Marvin Caoagdan
  • Caleb Choi
  • Bruno Ferko
  • Cassidy Stanhope
  • Isamu Une
  • Mia Rapp
  • Michael Kim
  • Abigail Adams
  • David Castro

This accomplishment is in direct support of strategic plan Goal 4: Content Area Competence.

Todd Beamer High School dance team placed in the state and national competition

Todd Beamer High School’s dance team has placed third in state for Hip Hop AND placed second in the Championship Small Hip-Hop Division at USA Dance Nationals in Anaheim, California.

Congrats, to the Todd Beamer High School dance team:

  • Jaden Bullard
  • Genevieve Celestial
  • Ariana Diaz
  • Dayla Dzingle
  • Heather Jung
  • Hannah Kim
  • Elizabeth Lee
  • Destinie Okoli
  • Camrynn Smith
  • Kiel Walker
  • Kammall Washington
  • Ellysa Yi 

This effort is in direct support of Goal 3 of our Strategic Plan, active learners: engaged, empowered, critical thinkers. Congratulations team for this great accomplishment!

Federal Way Open Doors Graduation

We would like to recognize our graduates who have persisted to graduation — Goal 5 of our strategic plan. We are so proud of them and are excited to recognize this great achievement now.

  • Timofey Andriyuk went to Thomas Jefferson High School, but did not acquire enough credits to graduate. He enrolled at Open Doors where he researched career and college pathways. He chose to become a Facilities Maintenance Engineer, and is now enrolled at Bates College working toward his degree.
  • Jamaal Ioane - After having to attend to his family, Jamaal came back to school in January 2018 and completed the credits needed to graduate. Jamaal keeps pushing himself in his education and in life to strive for greatness. Jamaal will continue his education at Mt. San Antonio College and will start there in the fall of 2018. Open Doors believes in his continued success, and looks forward to seeing the great things that he will no doubt accomplish.
  • Fernando Chivara attended Todd Beamer High School where he was short of graduation by one advanced math class. In order to qualify for the Marine Corps, he returned to Federal Way Open Doors where he earned his diploma. His dream is to help people by becoming a police office after serving in the Marines.

Congrats, graduates!