Attention families of 4th Graders!!
As you may know, Illahee Middle School has had the wonderful opportunity to open its enrollment to 50 fifth graders the past nine years. Not only has this been a positive experience for these fifth graders, but this opportunity has also benefited our whole school community by having this young, energetic group on campus. We are excited to offer this program again next fall.
Our fifth grade program selection is through the secondary schools’ choice lottery system, which opens February 1st and ends February 29th. The “Secondary Change of School Enrollment Application” will be available from any Federal Way school and at the Educational Service Center. On Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 PM in, room 406, we will hold an informational night for those of you who would like to know more about Illahee’s fifth grade program.
We realize this program is not for every child, however, we know we are making a positive difference with the 5th grade students. Please feel free to contact the 5th grade teaching team Yvette Gregg or Jeremy Klug at (253) 945-4637.
The Replacement Tech Levy is on the Feb. 9 Special Election Ballot. Please vote in the special election and return your ballot no later than Tuesday, Feb. 9. If you have questions about the Technology Levy, please visit FWPS for more information.
Come see our Illahee Braves compete in the upcoming District Wrestling Tournaments!
The JV Tournament is on Wednesday, January 20th at Kilo Middle School.
4pm – 7pm
Entrance Tickets cost $2/K-Adult
Doors open at 3pm
The Varsity Tournament is on Saturday, January 23rd at Todd Beamer High School.
9am – 4pm
Entrance Tickets cost $4/K-Adult
Doors open at 7:45am
Please see the document below regarding morning Safety Calls coming soon to all FWPS schools:
Below is the updated Band Events Calendar, revisions marked in bold:
Sports Season #3 coming up! Don’t wait-get prepared now!
First turnout for Gymnastics and Boys Basketball will be on February 1st. All required paperwork and fees MUST BE turned in BEFORE students are able to attend a practice or tryout. Make sure you are eligible before the first practice to prevent any delays in your participation. To be eligible for athletics, you must meet the following requirements:
1-Have Sports Physical form turned in – valid for 2 years from the date of exam
2-Have Athletic Participation form* turned in – valid for 1 school year
3-Have ASB Membership ($15) – valid for 1 school year
4-Be Fine Free
Turn in required paperwork or check eligibility status at the Fee window. Fee window hours for students are from 7:05-7:20am before school, 2:10-2:30pm after school, or during the last 10 minutes of every lunch. Parents may also call Mrs. McNutt at
253-945-4649 with any questions, or drop by the Finance Office 7am-3pm, Monday thru Friday.
All forms are available in the office or on the Illahee Website at http://schols.fwps.org/illahee/clubs/athletics
*Athletic Insurance Required—Parents/Guardians must provide health/accident insurance coverage information for their student prior to turn out for any sport. The insurance company AND POLICY NUMBER must be indicated on the Athletic Participation form. If you do not currently have insurance, you can pick up an insurance enrollment brochure from the finance office for very affordable accident and health insurance coverage for your student.
The JV and Varsity Girls Basketball game on Friday, January 8th has been moved to Wednesday, January 6th. The game is still at Sequoyah and the JV team plays first at 3:50pm.