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Good News October 24, 2017

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Good News October 24, 2017

Scholars and Educators Organize Second Annual Student-Led Educational Forum

On October 16, Federal Way Public Schools scholars, families, and community attended the second annual student-led educational forum with local political candidates at Federal Way High School.

We would like to acknowledge the scholars and educators who helped lead this event:

  • Pam Ashe, English Language Arts Teacher
  • Steve Austin, English Language Arts Teacher
  • Desiree Vera
  • Lechone Eason
  • Leonela Robles
  • Lizbeth Andaluz
  • Monica Roman
  • Istahil Yussuf
  • Eden Beyene
  • Muna Hassan
  • Karen Zamora
  • Kate Corporal
  • Jasmine Pope
  • Harnoop Kaur
  • Shadrach Lautalo
  • Jay Tafa
  • Caitlin Nysta
  • Tiarra AhDar
  • Marley AhDar
  • Julio Chavez-Tilei III
  • Ann Marie Pritchard
  • Hana Sijad
  • Mariam Sijad

These students fulfilled a number of roles including helping organize the event, asking candidates questions, giving introduction, closing speeches, and keeping time.

One of the goals within our new strategic plan is Goal Three, which speaks to each of our scholars being Active Learners: Engaged, Empowered Critical Thinkers. Student voice and leadership at events like this forum are examples of how we ensure our scholars are engaged in the democratic process and are informed about and participating in the political arena that will shape their futures. We are so proud of our scholars for being engaged in the process!

175 Lake Grove Leopards were "Here Every Day Ready On Time" for the first month of school

The scholars and staff at Lake Grove Elementary School recently celebrated an exciting achievement. For the first month of school, 175 Lake Grove Leopards had perfect attendance. In celebration of this feat, each HERO scholar (which stands for “Here Every Day Ready On Time”) was awarded a perfect attendance t-shirt. HERO students are entered into drawings for family pizza feasts and a bicycle. 

We would like to recognize the following staff and scholars for their efforts to increase attendance: 


  • Principal Doug Rutherford
  • Heather Washington
  • Patty Samora
  • Rachel Smith-Mosel
  • Ramona Berg


  • Adrian Avilla
  • Julian Davis
  • Juliana Ramos
  • Sofia Ramos
  • Sierra McMullin
  • Sam Gud
  • Avery Buchan
  • Lucas Ralston
  • Samuel Rivera
  • Angela Martinez Barrios
  • Sophia Bolokhovska
  • Juwayra Hashi
  • Tsenguun Tushigbat
  • Jystina Tompkins
  • Ashley McMullin
  • Kaycie Wulf
  • Elijah Wulf
  • Gadeer Alkaabi
  • Paola Cornejo
  • Vanessa Garcia
  • Katelyn McMullin
  • Gabriel Serafin
  • Dmitriy Shablevskiy

The district's focus on attendance is directly tied to the strategic plan, and more specifically, the district-wide emphasis on Goal Two, Whole Child: thriving, confident, responsible individuals. One measure of success for this goal is student-scholars participating in at least 95 percent of instructional time.

Thank you to Lake Grove for making attendance and student success a priority! Keep up the great work.