Good News Announcements

  • Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer and the Board of Directors share Good News Announcements, celebrating the accomplishments of our scholars, staff, and the community at school board meetings.

    We recognize these achievements at each School Board meeting and publish the announcements in the Good News blog.

Celebrations, Recognitions and Announcements

  • Good News Jan. 24, 2023

    Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 1/25/2023

    Congratulations to scholars from each of our comprehensive high schools who competed against students from 23 schools in the regional Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competition and placed high enough to move onto the state conference!  

    Overall, there were 568 entries in 28 different categories (some individual and some team events). The competition results are based on an average of a written test score and role-play scores. Only the top 7 advance to the State Competition.

    DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools around the globe.

     
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    TJHS-DECA

    Congratulations to our educators who have become National Board Certified Teachers: Lesley Elijah Rasmussen, Jessica Goakey, Samantha Isaacs, Julia Pollastro, Lauren Sealey, Stephen Sealey, Kiley Stasch, Sarah Winakur, and Emily Yumo! Thank you for your dedication to continued professional development to positively impact our scholars’ bright futures.  
     
    National Board Certified Teachers
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  • Good News Jan. 10, 2023

    Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 1/11/2023

    We’re proud of the 87 elementary mathematicians who participated in the Battle of the Math Brains! Third through fifth graders from four schools across our district took an individual test and participated in group math contests including a scavenger hunt.

    Congratulations to all our scholars on their achievement! We are #FWPSProud of you all!

    Battle of the Math Brains Slide 1  

    Battle of the Math Brains Slide 2


    Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson High School scholars who placed within the top three for their grade in the annual Math Fall Classic!
     
    The annual Math Fall Classic is designed to reward excellence in mathematics.  The competition consisted of schools from across the state competing with one another. Overall, TJHS scholars had a very successful day at all levels. 
     
    Congratulations, scholars for striving towards content area competence and subject mastery — Goal 4 of our strategic plan. We are #FWPSproud of you!
     
    Thomas Jefferson Math Fall Classic Slide 1  
     
    Thomas Jefferson Math Fall Classic Slide 2
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  • Good News Dec. 13, 2022

    Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 12/14/2022
     
    We are excited to share that 5th grade scholar Travis Garcia of Valhalla Elementary School has been selected as the overall top reader in the Seahawks Summer Reading Program!

    Travis read over 23,000 minutes this past summer and won the grand prize of a surprise visit from Seattle Seahawks’ mascot Blitz!

    Travis and Seahawks mascot at Valhalla


    Congratulations Decatur High School Jazztet team for being invited to the KNKX studios to perform for the School of Jazz session.

    KNKX studio was truly impressed with their musical arrangements and two songs in their set list were composed by DHS’ very own, Kysen Ellis. Their recorded performance has been shared on KNKX and live on their website.

    Decatur High School Jazztet


    Congratulations to Decatur High School sophomore, Katie Estrada Alvarez, for advancing to the WIAA Cross Country State Championships, and to senior, Jalen Black, for advancing to the WIAA Cross Country State Championship Ambulatory Race!
     
    Congratulations Katie and Jalen! Qualifying for state is a huge accomplishment. You are among the best of the best. We are #FWPSProud of you!
     
    Decatur High School Cross Country Athletes

    Congratulations to the Federal Way High School boys football team for advancing to the WIAA State Football Tournament!

    This is the Eagles’ first time returning to the state tournament since 2014 and it has been a remarkable 2022-23 season. Everyone fought valiantly in the state tournament.

    Congratulations scholars on an amazing season! Qualifying for state is a huge accomplishment. You are among the best of the best. We are #FWPSProud of you!

    Federal Way High School Football Team


    Congratulations to the following scholars on the Thomas Jefferson High School girls swim team for individually qualifying and advancing to the WIAA State Championships for swimming:

    • Angela Ng 
    • Erin Bae
    • Emma Calin
    • Samantha Kahn

    These Raiders have been together since Sacajawea Middle School and swam magnificently as a team. TJHS put up their first ever points at the state tournament since 2012.

    Thomas Jefferson High School Girls Swim Team


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  • Good News Nov. 8

    Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 11/9/2022 10:00:00 AM

    Congratulations to the Thomas Jefferson High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams for winning the North Puget Sound League (NPSL) 3A League Championship. This is the first time Thomas Jefferson has had both teams win the NPSL Championship since 2004.

    Individually, Nicolas Nava Roman won the All-City Meet Championship. 

    Thomas Jefferson High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Team


    Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson High School Girls Golf team for placing third in the North Puget Sound League (NPSL) 3A Fall Golf Tournament as a team.

    Their placement has qualified the team for a spot in the West Central District Spring Tournament.

    Additionally, Thomas Jefferson High School’s Lyla Yesiltepe also won the NPSL 3A League Golf Tournament as an individual. She is the top-scoring golfer for the NPSL Regular Season.

    Thomas Jefferson High School Girls Golf Team


    Congratulations to 23 scholars who received the Seal of Biliteracy this summer!

    The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have demonstrated high levels of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to high levels of proficiency in English. 

    23 Scholars Received Seal of Biliteracy

     

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