Keep your child safe in a cyberworld

Keep your child safe in a cyberworld | Mantenga seguro a su niño en el mundo cibernético |  자녀를 사이버 공간에서 안전하게 보호하십시오Как уберечь ребенка в виртуальном пространстве |  It’s a new world. Technology makes our lives more convenient and interesting. Young people need technology skills to succeed in the world of work. But technology has also created new threats and problems, like picture sharing through texts.

This workshop will give you important information about protecting your child from being harassed or exploited online and through digital devices.  [Lakota Gymnasium | March 31 | 6–7:30 p.m. ]

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Former Lakota Middle School students come to Lakota to help 8th graders prepare to transition to High School.


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Lakota Middle School Student earns middle school runner-up prize in District AVID Writing Contest.

Superintendent Sally McLean with Middle School runner-up Desiree Vera and contest participants

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Week at a Glance Mar. 23 – Mar. 27

Week at a Glance Mar. 23 – Mar. 27

How to Activate your ParentVUE Account (video)

*Send Lakota photos and videos here. *

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Cambridge Application for the 2015-2016 school year is now available

Cambridge Criteria and Application [2015-2016]

Cambridge Application for the 2015-2016 school year is now available and applications can be turned in starting February 2nd.


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Smarter Balanced Information

Beginning in the spring of 2015, Federal Way students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11 will take new state assessments. These are referred to as the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Students across Washington state, and in many other states, will take them.

The assessments measure student knowledge of the new state standards. This is the second year that Federal Way Public Schools have been teaching to these standards, which are often referred to as Common Core.

Interim Block Assessment  [ click link to access Interim “Block” Assessment schedule. This is a practice assessment at Lakota Middle School ]

SBAC Scheduled Assessment [ click link to access the current SBAC schedule. Keep in mind that this schedule may change after we give the Interim Assessments]

Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests [ click link to access the Practice for Smarter Balanced at home ]

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Associated Student Body (ASB) Financial Data

Associated Student Body (ASB) financial data is available for each school in the Federal Way School District.

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Lakota Achieves Level Two Green School Certification

Level-Two-School_logoLast year Lakota achieved Level One Green School certification, focusing on waste reduction, and this year, we continued our quest by becoming one of ten King county schools who completed Green School Level Two certification by engaging in energy conservation practices, such as turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, setting thermostats at 68-70 degrees, and educating the public about energy conservation, among other rigorous criterion. We still had to maintain the progress in waste reduction with our Level One all the while.

Press Release

Green School Information


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Todd Beamer students coach Lakota middle schooler’s for Computer Science Education Week

Todd Beamer High School students help Lakota Middle School students learn about technology. — Image Credit: Courtesy Photo


Todd Beamer High School students came to teach Lakota Middle School students about computer programming.

Microsoft’s Technology Education & Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program and and a part of Computer Science Education Week.

 “Technology is important because it is something that we use in everyday life,” said Lakota sixth-grader Paul Kwon. “It helps people in school study, for jobs and for new discoveries. It makes life much easier for almost everything you do. It brings entertainment for kids and for others.”

“Technology is such an integral part of student learning and Lakota is fortunate to be able to put it into the hands of each of our students and teachers,” said Craig L. Tutt, Lakota prinicpal. “The excitement of having technology not only increases student engagement and learning, but equips our students with the skills needed to compete in future job markets.”

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

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Lakota Middle School Educational Garden Breaks Group


It was a nasty, wet Northwest day but that didn’t stop the dedicated volunteers of Lakota Middle School from breaking ground for their new community garden.  Lakota is the Federal Way Community Gardens tenth garden and our seventh Educational Garden.  Thanks to Federal Way’s Mayor and Council Members for participating in the ground breaking for this new garden.  Stop by Lakota this spring and watch our new garden member grow.

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Garden Groundbreaking

Garden Groundbreaking







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