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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time our district and schools recognize the contributions and celebrate the many diverse cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

According to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs there are people from approximately 42 different nations across Asia and the Pacific Islands in our state and greater Federal Way community.

In FWPS we want our schools to be a mirror of our community — a place where every student has a sense of belonging and can see and be themselves. 

To that end we can’t wait to share how our schools are recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage with assemblies, art projects, musical performances and more. We want to share these experiences with the entire District, so be sure to email photos to

View additional recognitions in the FWPS Cultural & Religious Calendar here: