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CTE Scholar Showcase, May 22

Join us on Wednesday, May 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School to celebrate the brilliance of middle and high school CTE scholars. The event includes scholar booths, special experiences, and more!

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Beginning this summer of 2024, the state of Washington will launch a new Summer EBT program called SUN Bucks. The program will provide families with $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy food when school is out.

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Check our weekly school attendance leaderboard for the highest 5-day attendance and the most improved 5-day attendance from the previous week.

Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! 

National Arab American Heritage Month 2024

April is Arab American Heritage Month, a time our district and schools celebrate the Arab American heritage and culture and pay tribute to the contributions of Arab and Arabic-speaking Americans.

Scholar Art In the City

Federal Way Public Schools launched the Scholar Art in the City initiative to showcase the artistic talents of scholars in local businesses and organizations.

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Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) hosted the seventh annual STEM Exploration Night, attracting a record-breaking crowd of over 3,600. Scholars and families explored science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and learned about career opportunities that lead to high-demand careers in the region.

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Federal Way Public Schools is excited to offer multiple in-person summer learning experiences for scholars again this summer. Space is limited so register early!

Get Ready to Explore STEM, March 14

Join us at STEM Exploration Night to explore STEM-related opportunities and college and career pathways through engaging booths, demonstrations, workshops, and more!

Women's History Month

This March, Federal Way Public Schools ignites the spirit of Women's History Month! We join the national celebration with vibrant student-led activities, showcasing the remarkable contributions of women throughout American history.

Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! Scroll down for an overview of each honoree’s cause for celebration. 

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Celebrate Black History Month with Federal Way Public Schools this February—a time dedicated to honoring the rich contributions and legacy of African Americans.

Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! 

FWPS Helps Students Develop Critical STEM Skills

The knowledge and practical use of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills by students is critical to achieving success in our current world and will become even more important in the years to come. FWPS continues to seek new ways to immerse scholars in STEM by adding new courses, programs, and clubs to support STEM exploration and learning.

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We are excited to welcome our scholars back from winter break on Monday, January 8, 2024. Here are a few friendly reminders to help you start the new year strong!

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Calling all scholars in grades 3-12: Nominate a staff member for the Because of You Award!

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November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time our district and schools celebrate the significant and countless contributions, rich and diverse ancestry, cultures, traditions, and histories of our nation’s first people. 

Federal Way Public Schools acknowledge that our schools are on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup and Muckleshoot Tribes

Good News Announcements October 24

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings!

Five Ways to Prepare for Life After High School

Choosing your path after high school can be intimidating. Luckily, the Life After High School college and career fair is on October 25, and we're giving you five ways to make the most of the event so you can get college and career-ready!

DiscoverU Week, October 16-20, 2023

During DiscoverU, FWPS scholars in grades PK-12 will participate in a week of college and career exploration activities.

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Disability History and Awareness Month takes place during October to increase awareness, respect, and acceptance for people with disabilities, and to bring a greater sense of pride to people with disabilities.

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September 15 marks the start of National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, a time our district and schools recognize the contributions, achievements, histories, and celebrate the many diverse cultures of people of Hispanic or Latinx ancestry who come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Rainier View Elementary scholars navigating to classrooms on the second day of school.

The 2023-24 school year successfully kicked off on Wednesday, August 30, and it was a joy to see scholars pour into our buildings excited for the year ahead. Learn what's happened so far and what some students hope for the year.

Fourth-grade scholars participate in the Storming the Sound with Salmon release event.

Federal Way Public Schools elementary scholars participated in the annual Salmon Release at West Hylebos Wetlands Park, a culminating event to the annual Storming the Sound with Salmon program offered in partnership with the City of Federal Way.

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FWPS celebrates Black History Month across its schools. These articles are highlights of those events and opportunities happening throughout the month.