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Good News August 23, 2016

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Good News August 23, 2016

First Annual Federal Way Youth Safety Academy

This summer, in partnership with local organizations, the Federal Way Police Department held the first annual Federal Way Youth Safety Academy. The City of Federal Way engaged with local students about their concerns, needs or wants regarding their neighborhoods. The weeklong summer classes — taught by Federal Way Police Officers and South King Fire and Rescue Firefighters — centered on safety and police/youth relationships.

Will the following students who participated please come forward as I read your names?

From Lakota Middle School:

  • Karla Barajas

From Federal Way High School:

  • Yailine S. Barajas
  • Alonso Aguilar
  • Juan Daniel Rodriguez
  • Sandra Hernandez
  • Maria Gonzalez
  • Jahnnie Martinez
  • Earvin Cales
  • Zenaida Cruz
  • Esmeralda Pena-Sanchez
  • Jesus Barajas

We would also like to recognize the following community leaders who were a part of the program who are here today:

  • Chief Andy Hwang, Federal Way Police Department
  • Lindsay Sperry, Federal Way Police Department
  • Jeff Bellinghausen, South King Fire and Rescue
  • Doug Baxter, CHI Franciscan Health
  • Anna Murphy, FWPD Explorers
  • Amy Powell, Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

Thank you to these partners and community leaders who support our scholars and enhance the safety of our community!

Rotary Club of Federal Way Donates $10k towards STEM

Today we’d like to recognize and thank the Rotary Club of Federal Way for the generous donation of $10,000 to Federal Way Public Schools.

We would like to recognize the following Rotarians for their support:

  • Layne Barnt
  • Matthew Jarvis

The Rotary presented their donation to Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell at a meeting held on July 28, 2016 in support of the district-wide STEM summer learning academies. This was the first year these academies were offered district-wide to our student-scholars.

Over 600 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participated in this STEM learning opportunity across eight district elementary schools. A similar program was offered for up to 90 students transitioning from 8th to 9th grade.

For scholars attending the camp, a typical day involved time spent reading about a specific science subject, and then discussing it with other scholars in Socratic Seminars, before moving into a variety of science stations to apply their knowledge directly.

Thank you to community-based organizations like Rotary Club of Federal Way who support our schools and programs like STEM summer learning academies to better prepare scholars for college and career!