Good News June 14, 2022

Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 6/15/2022 9:50:00 AM

Congratulations to 144 scholars who received the Seal of Biliteracy in 2022! 

The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have demonstrated high levels of proficiency (reading, writing, and speaking) in one or more languages in addition to high levels of proficiency in English. The Seal of Biliteracy is important because it exemplifies the dedicated work and valuable skills they will bring into their career and college experiences.

144 scholars from the following schools earned the Seal of Biliteracy in 2022:

  • Decatur High School
  • Federal Way High School
  • TAF@Saghalie
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Todd Beamer High School
  • Truman Campus

Students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy exemplify our commitment to thriving in our multi-cultural and diverse society. We are proud of you, scholars! 

Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy


Congratulations to Decatur High School Jazz Sextet who took home first place at the Bainbridge Jazz Festival!

This festival is the only one in the state dedicated to jazz improvisation and small group playing, and we’re proud of our scholars’ strong performance at this event.

Decatur High School Jazz Sextet


Congratulations to the AFJROTC units at Federal Way High School and Todd Beamer High School for earning the designation of Distinguished Unit with Merit for the 2021-22 school year!

This award is a high honor for both schools and recognizes the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, contributions of the instructors as mentors, and the support of the school and local community.

Way to go, scholars and staff!

FWHS and TBHS AFJROTC


Congratulations to scholars in grades 4-8 who placed in the 14th Math Bonanza, hosted at Thomas Jefferson High School!

There were 90 scholars from across the district who participated in this event. 

This legacy of excellence is in direct support of the district’s strategic plan Goal 4, Content Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects.

We are proud of you!

Math Bonanza participants


We’re proud of our third through fifth grade scholars who participated in the district-wide Battle of the Books!

In this competition, scholars compete to answer questions about 12 books they collectively read as a team.

We are proud of these scholars for striving towards Content-Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects – goal 4 of our strategic plan!Battle of the Books Image


We’re #FWPSProud of our Federal Way High School scholar-athletes who took home top awards at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) State Championship Track Meet.

The FWHS Boys track team finished 2nd place in this state competition.

Scholars, if you are here today, please come forward to be recognized.

FWHS Athletes Names


Thank you to the 2021-22 Scholar Representatives to the Board!

In Federal Way Public Schools, incorporating student voice is central to informing the work of serving our scholars.

Students from the Scholar Advisory to the Superintendent team presented a recommendation and outlined the application and selection process for the Scholar Representatives to the Board.

The purpose of scholar representatives’ participation at board meetings is to provide valuable input on school district operations.

At the beginning of the school year, an interview team selected Emma Patterson and Brandon Bao who served as Scholar Representatives to the Board for the 2021-22 school year.

We would like to acknowledge and thank them for their service!

This effort is in support of district strategic plan Goal 2: thriving, confident, responsible individuals.

Thank you for your leadership!

Scholar Representatives to the Board