Good News: November 12, 2019

Posted by Amanda Dassoff on 11/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

FWPS scholars participated in WE Scare Hunger and collected over 5,322 pounds of food donations

For the eighth consecutive year, Federal Way Public Schools students participated in the WE Scare Hunger event to stamp out hunger. These scholars are engaged, empowered critical thinkers — goal 3 of our strategic plan!

We would like to recognize the student leaders who helped organize these efforts:

  • Tyrasia Haeup-Woolfolk
  • John Gachoka
  • Ainsley Yoshizumi
  • Kobe Taylor
  • Alex Bradshaw
  • Fatima Lopez-Camacho
  • Jillian Chong
  • Naima Fowler
  • Jinsu Ha
  • Moses Smith
  • Azaan Brown
  • Danya Vargas
  • Shantall Medina-Ayala
  • Asiah-Leigh Torres

Students hosted a Trunk or Treat event for elementary school scholars and collected 5,322 pounds of food that will be donated to the Federal Way Multi-Service Center. More than 300 scholars and families came by and participated in this student-led event that is making a difference in our community. Way to go!

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TAF@Saghalie scholars take first place at National Urban League Project Ready Case Competition

Congratulations to our TAF@Saghalie scholars who took first place in the National Urban League Project Ready Case Competition!

The challenge was to solve an issue of inequity in kindergarten through 12th grade education. TAF@Saghalie’s project “First-In-Line” addressed barriers to success for first generation college students.

We would like to recognize the schoalars who participated in the competition:

  • Thaddeaus Dezeeuw
  • Karina Soltero
  • Nalani Hall
  • Erick Madrigal

These students presented in front of over 300 students and a panel of judges from leaders in the education and corporate fields. We are proud of you, scholars for being engaged, empowered, critical thinkers — goal 3 of our strategic plan! Way to go!

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South King Fire and Rescue distributed 160 coats to kindergarteners and first graders at Rainier View Elementary

South King Fire & Rescue has been a pivotal partner in keeping our students warm.

As part of Operation Warm, they distributed 160 coats to kindergarteners and first graders at Rainier View Elementary School this year! Students also got a chance to meet Sparky the fire dog and check out a fire truck.

We would like to recognize Lieutenant Brad Chaney from South King Fire & Rescue.

Schools can’t do it alone, and we appreciate your support to keep our scholars warm and ready to learn at school. This helps them thrive and be confident responsible individuals, part of our strategic plan goal 2 efforts. Thank you!

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Todd Beamer High School scholar wins first place at the USA Power Lifting Raw Nationals

Congratulations, to Todd Beamer High School’s Jillian Whiting who competed at the USA Power Lifting Raw Nationals in Chicago, Illinois and won first place!

She is now ranked number one in the nation for the teen division. We would like to recognize Jillian. 

Jillian, you are an engaged, empowered scholar-athlete. We are proud of your dedication to extracurricular activities – goal 3 of our strategic plan!

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Federal Way Public Schools named a National Board Accomplished District

Federal Way Public Schools is one of 81 school districts from across the country named as a National Board Accomplished District!

The district is recognized for having at least 20% of our teachers achieving National Board certification. Known as the “gold standard,” this certification advances the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. Most importantly, students in the classrooms with a Nation Board Certified Teacher have accelerated growth and higher levels of academic proficiency. To commemorate this achievement, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has presented the district with a plaque.

We are proud to support teachers becoming National Board certified and are committed to having the best possible teachers in front of our scholars!

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